All day today I have thought it was Monday. Not that this is a bad thing. When you don’t work during the week, the days just run together. I keep thinking it’s Monday, though. The fact that it’s Tuesday does frighten me a bit. Next Thursday our meetings at work begin, and two weeks from today our students start! Yikes! I am not ready!
Today I did run by Target after getting my hair cut (at a beauty school for $7.00 +$2.00 tip– not too shabby!). I needed to get some padded envelopes for all my eBay sales. I also stopped at the dollar spot and picked up some goodies for back-to-school goodie bags. Each child will get a little bag with two pencils, a small star eraser, a big Dr. Seuss eraser, a Dr. Seuss silly band, and a couple pieces of candy. I already had the little baggies, ribbon to tie the bags shut, and candy for the bags. I made 20 bags tonight, but have a feeling I will need about 24 total. If I make all 24, then the total cost of the bags are $13.00. That means only $0.54 per baggie. I think that’s a pretty good deal for goodie bags.
My eBay auctions ended today, and we ended up getting $187.83 total! I was aiming at $50, and about 20 minutes before the first sale ended I didn’t think we would break $150. I have to say I am pretty happy with how these sales have gone the past two months. We will have to pay $18.80 in fees to eBay, so we will end up with just under $170 profit. When figuring shipping, I do make sure that it will cover not only my shipping costs from the post office, but also the packing items. I spent about $30 for padded envelopes today, but I may be able to return some of them if I don’t use them all. That cost should be covered by the shipping costs that I charged.
I am also happy to report that I was under budget at the grocery store this week! This RARELY happens. I try so hard, but somehow it just never works. I budgeted $90 this week for groceries… I spent a little over $18 earlier this week on refills of items (like milk and stuff for Hubs’ lunches). Today I spent a little over $63 for our weekly haul. That adds up to only $81! I even have a little bit left over if I need another refill of anything! I love being under budget! (Don’t worry, I am not under budget with everything this month… I wouldn’t be that lucky.)
My mom and I are heading up to school tomorrow to work on my classroom some more. I will bring back some updated photos so you can see before and after pics. I hope to get quite a bit done tomorrow, so I am not completely overwhelmed with everything that needs to get accomplished in the next two weeks. Wish me luck!