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A nice dinner, and the budget

April 20th, 2015 at 03:34 pm

Yesterday I went out for Mexican food with my kids. My share was $16. It was well worth it. I had an excellent chimichanga meal, and it was a very cozy setting, made even more so by the rain outside the window. And the camaraderie at the table was priceless!

I've now spent 69% of my variables budget, with 10 days to go. It helped that the Medicare supplement adjustment put a little more money back into the variables pool.

With my BFF coming, I will no doubt spend more than I would otherwise this weekend. However, I don't see her terribly often, so I'm not going to ruin the weekend with an austerity mindset. BUT, I will be mindful.

I won $5 yesterday in the grocery's Monopoly game! I added that as a snowflake, plus the $5 coupon I used at PetSmart, and the .13 I found on the ground!

I forgot to post my weekly menu yesterday, so here it is. I don't assign meals to days, since I live by myself, and the actual day-to-day consumption is pretty fluid. But here are the possibilities:

Chicken Fajitas
Broccoli/Cauliflower/Carrot Cheddar Soup
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Tuna Melt
Tuna Patty
Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yes, I bought only one can of tuna, but it was a big one, albacore, and I think I can stretch it to do all three of the tuna meals above.

I drove this morning so that I could return some equipment to Comcast (internet modem was updated). I packed both breakfast and lunch. On the way home I will stop at Goodwill to use a $5 coupon. I think I can find something that is useful, like dish soap, in which case I will count the $5 as a snowflake.

I don't have to buy gas today, but I might have to before the month is over. C'est la vie.

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