All right. The first eight days I did really well, and then yesterday, I ended up spending $22.00 on a phone card and $9.19 on postage for various things I mailed out (including the cheese kit.)
Running total is $31.19.
Tonight is my cousin's 17th birthday and I'm going to give her cashola. (Fool proof gift for teens.) That counts as spending, yes? So that's another $50.00 right there.
Sigh. You are so kicking my ass.
Out of curiosity, I turned to my June credit card bill to see how much I had racked up in the first ten days of June. Taking out the exempted charges (bills, medical stuff, etc), I was left with the following:
June 3rd: $60 of farmers' market cash. (You pay with your credit card, and they give you little farmers' market bucks you can use at the stalls.)
June 5th: $17.40 on lunch with a friend.
June 5th: $22.00 for a phone card. (I clearly need to get with the Skype.)
June 6th: $50.00 for gas.
June 8th: $161.71 for dinner. (I treated all of my friends to dinner.)
June 9th: $17.00 for a weekly bus pass.
June 10th: $5.45 for postage. I can't remember what this was for.
June 10th: $9.77 at the grocery store. Again, can't remember what I bought there.
For a grand total of ... $343.33.
Um, I'm sorry, WHAT?!?! Did I seriously spend $343.33 in the first ten days of June? And of course, that's just my credit card charges, so it's possible I spent MORE than that in cash (though I don't tend to keep much cash on me.)
Okay, fine, I know I used the farmers' market cash for the rest of the month. And I guess almost half of that money was used to treat my friends to dinner which isn't something I do terribly often, but is a nice thing to do once in a while. But still. I mean sheesh. For an alleged non-consumer, I sure do find ways to spend my money!
So, anyway, Megan, you may be beating the pants off of me, but at least I am kicking the butt of June Arduous?
Of course this weekend, I go to Vegas, ie The Most Unsustainable Place On Earth. I'll give you an update on Monday.
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