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I just keep spending

April 20th, 2012 at 06:11 am

Usually I have more no spend days than not, but this month something has been trickling out every day. Yesterday I had to refill a prescription - $5. I had to wait around for it, since I was completely out and had to take one before bedtime, so while I was waiting I bought 2 bottles of calcium on a 2-for-1 deal, a birthday card, and two bags of Tootsie Rolls for work, which were on sale. Altogether - $16.37.

Yesterday's meals:

Breakfast: Oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies, banana, coffee
Lunch: Ziti with ground beef & marinara
Dinner: Grilled cheese sandwich, green pepper strips, wine
Snacks: Toast & jelly, crackers

I started reading In the Garden of Beasts last night and I think it's going to be very good for a non-fiction book.

Next week is shaping up to be interesting. I have two free lunches coming up -- a good-bye lunch and a lunch provided along with listening to a financial talk -- it's a benefit from Human Resources. That lunch is advertised as "small sandwiches and vegetables" and they said you could bring something, too. So I'm guessing it will be a small lunch, but hey, it's free, and the topic is right up my alley.

Also, on Thursday night, the mystery author Sara Paretsky will be giving a talk and doing a book signing. A free event. This time I won't invest in a book, but I will enjoy the talk. She's a very interesting author who sets all of her mystery novels in Chicago, so it's always fun to spot the "real" places in her books.

4 Responses to “I just keep spending”

  1. Jerry Says:

    The prescription for only $5 is a great thing! Is that from your insurance, or just an inexpensive medication? Either way, it's nice to see when something medical doesn't lead to a major financial crisis.
    Jerry

  2. CB in the City Says:

    It's a cheap generic. I'm really lucky that it's my only prescription.

  3. snafu Says:

    Looking at purchases another way...do you regularly use calcium supplements, will you send the birthday card, do you like to keep small treats like Tootsie Rolls at the office? You've saved yourself a trip and cost avoidance for an entire bottle of calcium which likely covers the cost of card and candy.

  4. baselle Says:

    I enjoy Sara Paretsky's books, at least her early ones. I was very fond of one of her descriptions of a lobby with a Harold's Chicken bag in the corner.Smile We named our cat V.I. as a homage.

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