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April 17th, 2015 at 01:55 pm

I woke up hard this morning for the second day in a row. Not sure what's going on, because I'm sleeping okay. Anyway, I could barely get myself out of bed and pull it together in time for the train. I did manage to pack a lunch, but not a breakfast, so I bought a muffin and coffee at the station. The good thing is, I got the last punch on my affinity card and I'll have free coffee next time.

My variables spending is still at 60% of the budget despite the $5 spent this morning, and the $1.50 spent on laundry last night. Thank goodness the laundry is finally caught up, and I probably won't have to do any this weekend.

Speaking of the budget, I realized yesterday that my BFF is coming for a visit next weekend. That may cause some budget problems, as we usually go out to eat and shop and catch a movie. I'll just be honest with her about my constraints this month and hope that we can figure out a fun weekend that is low-cost.

I did some looking around at Medicare supplements yesterday, and it looks like I can get a good plan, that my doctor will accept, for $66 a month. That's about $50 less than I estimated, so that will be a boost to my budget. I spoke to someone at BC/BS, and she recommended that I call in May to sign up, given my retirement timeline.

Correction: I have spent 64% of my budget. (Made an Excel error, now corrected!)

3 Responses to “Sleepyhead”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Maybe before your friend comes, do some research into low-cost alternatives? Or try alternating one costly thing, then make the next thing low cost ? Enjoy your friend's visit Smile

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Do you have any second run movie theaters?

  3. CB in the City Says:

    None in my particular area, but I'm sure there are some in the more outlying suburbs. It would be worth checking out!

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