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Went Over the Budget -- and Dad Enters the Picture!

March 16th, 2017 at 11:45 am

After the gym this morning I went to both Gordon's and Jewel to finish buying supplies for the dinner tomorrow. I spent more than I hoped to -- the real kicker was the cost of paper plates, napkins, plastic cutlery, plastic bowls, etc. They cost $38, even at Gordon's. But I'll probably have plenty left over for another day. I chose plain green, so I can use them for Christmas. Food cost $35.

I also picked up a prescription for $6.

So, my variables budget is 107% spent and I'm six days away from payday. I think I'll be all right spending nothing those six days; I'm just a little sorry I went over. If I had decided to use my own china, napkins, etc. I would have made it, but I opted for easy.

I heard from BFF. They are definitely going to the zoo on Saturday, so I'm out. It's a good thing, really. If they had gone to the museum, I would have tried to make it work, but even though I get in free, I probably would have ended up spending money for food.

So, to the diary. The very first mention of my father! Their first date was on March 25, 1939, and they went to see Vincent Lopez, a big band leader. Not clear whether they saw him in person or went to movie. My mother made no comment about my father other than they went together. The following day she wrote that she went out with "a bunch of kids from Edinburg." He was probably one of them, because that's where he grew up.

Looking forward to filling in a little family history!

8 Responses to “Went Over the Budget -- and Dad Enters the Picture!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I was going to suggest Goodwill if you needed more plates and silver ware, but going for easy is understandable with a group. I have found that people are willing to help clean up though. Another option would be to go to Dollar Tree where party ware is $1 per package, and return the items you bought.

  2. Peter @ Finance Care Guide Says:

    Day before party preparation always makes anyone's pocket blank. As creditcardfree told Dollar Tree was a good option for you that time.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'll remember Dollar Tree for next time! I won't return and replace today, however, too much to do! Will just have to cut down next month.

  4. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I can't wait to hear more diary. I feel like I'm waiting to find out more about dad.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Looking forward to hearing more about the diary!

    Hope your party is a success!

  6. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I too am enjoying the diary. I think you are on to something... Smile

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Enjoying the diary. Smile

  8. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so glad folks are enjoying the diary! I will definitely keep updating you!

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