It is so easy to spend money.
For me, at least. And that would be all fine and well, if I had it to spend.
I am implementing a new rule this week, however:
I will only permit myself to spend money on the weekends except for essentials. By essentials I mean, for example, I am mailing a friend a birthday present. It needs to be done asap and can’t be done on a weekend. Or if my gas guage is sitting on E or a doctor’s appt. You get the point. Hopefully this will help me to manage my money.
Here is the worst part though, I have money. Honestly. Sitting in my Savings Account, but I am so determined to keep myself on a Savings Schedule that I refuse to touch it. Instead I am reverting back to my old state of poor-dom. It involves lots of walks and hermitage. Things that are perfectly acceptable to me.
Of course, the good news is I spent money on excellent purchases this weekend. Aside from Starbucks, Panera Bread, amazing guac & veggie burger, and shrimp pad thai (if i am going to pay for food – it needs to be good). I drove to Baltimore (gas monies) to see Kate and not only did we find ourselves smack in the middle of a marathon, we also finally made our way to the Renaissance Festival. Which was fantastical! Extremely enjoyable. Pics up on my Facebook this evening. Then I met my Tekle for a breakfast before flying back to Cumberland for work.
The following few weekends are work-tastic. In fact my schedule looks like it’s going to be thinning out during the month of November, so I have already begun the task of trying to pick up shifts both at the YMCA and Bon Ton.
No worries though, there is a beacon of light. I might be trading out my Fred Flintstone Moving Picture machine for a TV that actually has video/audio input/output so I can hook up my DVD player and watch movies again. Lovely. :)