It’s been a while since I have blogged. Things have been pretty busy this week, and in all honesty I have been hiding from my blog. This week has not been good financially. The Wii is costing a lot more money than we had initially thought. We spent quite a bit getting another remote, charging station, steering wheels, etc. Then we spent some more to get some games. I feel completely guilty about it all. I also haven’t updated my checkbook and spreadsheet lately… That is #1 on my to do list for tomorrow.
Today I went shopping with my mom. I had a couple of things in mind and some extra money from envelopes in my wallet. The main reason we went out was for me to finish buying my mom her Christmas present.
My family picks names for Christmas an I got her name. We all have a limit of $50.00 for the gift. One of the items she wanted was a local college t-shirt. She wanted it long-sleeved and gray. Now this should have been easy, but it wasn’t. I went to about 10 places and did not find anything that would have worked for her. I ended up spending $25.00 on other items and put aside $25.00 for the shirt. We went out shopping today and found her a shirt finally! It was even less than $25.00, and she let me keep the change. That means $3 back into the gift envelope and some change into our jar.
While we were out I was also looking for a fogless mirror for Hubs. The razor I bought him earlier this week can be used in the shower. By using it in the shower it doesn’t burn as much. I found him one at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $17.99 + tax. This was the only money today that came out of our checking account.
Mom treated me to lunch, so no money out for that. I also took some clothing money from our envelope ($20.00) and went to Old Navy. Our Old Navy is closing soon, so they had some amazing sales! I was able to get 3 new shirts for $10.04. I had the 4 pennies, so I only spent $10 from our clothing envelope. Woo-hoo! Not too shabby!
Tomorrow won’t be a no-spend since Hubs has to fill up his car, and I am going to stop at the grocery store after work and grab a few things. Hopefully we can make it the rest of the week without anything other than bills. I think we can. I think we can.
Now for something more fun to post about. Each Sunday night Carla has a Sunday Night Chit-Chat. I thought I would jump in and share what I am doing tonight.
What are you reading? I need to go to the library to find a book for my book club that I just joined. Other than that I was reading An Elementary School Educator’s Guide to Program Evaluation: Getting Answers to Your Questions. I know, don’t all jump up at once to borrow it from me. It is for one of my Master’s classes and is about as fun as it sounds.
What are you watching? Currently the NFL playoff game is on the tv, but I haven’t really been watching it. Before this I was doing homework. The only good thing about Monday being tomorrow is that all of my shows are back for the week. We have at least one show to watch each night so it gives me something to look forward to.
What are you listening to? Playoff game. And my snoring pups.
What are you cooking/baking? Tonight I made pasta toss which is an easy favorite around here. I am hoping to get some ingredients at the store tomorrow and will attempt to make some homemade bread later this week.
What are you happy you accomplished this week? Well, the easy thing is that I beat Hubs a couple times at Mariokart. That isn’t the main thing I am happy about, though. I am happy that I am all planned for the upcoming week at school. I have been doing a pretty good job at keeping up with it and staying on top of planning, copying, and grading. It makes the week much easier.
What are you looking forward to next week? Hopefully making my good news official. I still have not gotten the official word about my good news, but it should be this week. If not, then I am just going to have to do something about that.
What are you thankful for today? Having my mom so close-by. The entire time I was in college and my first two years out of college my parents lived 8 hours away in Tennessee. I never had the opportunity to just meet up with her on the weekend and hang out. I love the fact that I get to do that these days. It is fantastic!
Your turn! Feel free to answer these questions on your blog or in my comments! I would love to hear about your week!