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The End of the Month is Nearing

January 26th, 2016 at 04:01 pm

My variables spending is at 94%, now that I've factored in the laundry I've done. I can't imagine I will have to spend more between now and the first, but you never know, do you? Still, I think I have managed to stay under budget this month, despite a shaky beginning.

My trip is only 8 days away. My brother texted me that he might come, too; then he kind of backed out because of an eye appointment. I asked him if he couldn't reschedule, and he said it took him a month to get it. Hmmm. Unless there is a pressing problem, I would take a trip before an eye appointment, but it's his call.

Tomorrow is pay day. I'll pay the mortgage and my Discover bill. Neither counts in my variables. I track my Discover spending when I make the purchase, not when I pay the bill. So pay day is not very exciting! But it's really nice to reflect on how unexciting my finances have become. No desperate wait for the pay check any more, it's just another day. I never stop feeling grateful that I got out of debt and built up an emergency fund.

Today's menu:

Breakfast: Yogurt, apple
Lunch: Spinach salad
Dinner: Spaghetti

4 Responses to “The End of the Month is Nearing”

  1. michelle Says:

    CB - have you heard anything more on your museum retainer job? Good luck. How is your new kitty doing. Quieting down? lol

  2. CB in the City Says:

    No, I've heard nothing on the retainer job, but everything happens very slowly there. Iggy is getting better. He has his noisy nights, but last night, for instance, he didn't wake me up at all. I think the farther he gets away from his traumatic past, the better he will be.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad Iggy is doing better!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Good work with staying under budget!

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