Sorry for my maudlin posts yesterday. Life has been getting a bit on top of me recently. I must try and focus on what I can control and change and not what I can’t.
FINANCIAL REVIEW OF WEEK 20
FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SPENDING
Milk, Pasatta x 2, Mozzarella, Bananas and Bread £3.46
Rice Krispies £2 (the boy refuses to try an own brand of his cereals)
Grapes, 2 x Chilled Pasta Sauces (the boy was shopping!), Cheese £8.88
Batteries, Olbas Oil, Throat Sweets, Paracetamol, Vitamin C tablets £9.15
Baking Potatoes, Naan Bread, Poppadoms, Frylight, Tuna can £3.91
Sausages, 2 x Garlic Baguettes, 5 Carrots, Apples, Bananas, Prawn Crackers £6.47
2 x Toothpaste £2
TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING = £38.82
DISPOSABLE INCOME/DISCRETIONARY SPENDING
TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY)
Bus ticket £1.60
Onion Rings £1
Total Disposable Income spending = £13.95
SPECIAL BONUS CATEGORY! THE BOY’S ‘NON ESSENTIAL PURCHASES ONLY’ BIRTHDAY MONEY
Tea on train £2.10
Tights for wedding £4
Total spend = £6.10
TOTAL MONEY SPENT THIS WEEK!!!!
Food/Household = £38.82
Disposable Income = £13.95
Birthday Money = £6.10
BUDGETS AND HOW THEY STAND
Food and Household shopping = £36.31 LEFT
Birthday Money = £3.48 LEFT
My Disposable income = –£2.45 LEFT
That’s right, I had to borrow £2.45 from the household shopping wallet to buy the card for the wedding next weekend. I am in debt. Any debt is unsatisfactory to me.
Payday is Friday, less than a week. I just have to make it till then with NOTHING in my wallet.
My plan for today is to batch cook some pasta for my lunches this week and I’ll probably schedule some time in my day to panic and worry about work.
I have made a deal with the boy. Whenever I say something mopey, or negative, or depressing or whatever I have to do two minutes on the exercise bike.
I came up with this idea at about 1pm and already I have to do 20 minutes.
The idea is not so much to punish me, but I went for a gentle jog walk today and I was in a pretty bad way beforehand and afterwards I felt much better.
Like they say in Legally Blonde ‘Exercise gives you endorphin’s, endorphin’s make you happy, happy people don’t go out and shoot their husbands’.