Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Day 11 No Spend August / Diamonds are a girls best friend
You would tell me if you think this is too boring having me blog everyday about spending nothing, from my point of view it,s encouraging to see another no spend day in print. It was a public holiday today in my little corner of the world, so as everything was closed I never got, or wanted, the opportunity to spend everything.
When I have a large Grocery bill on the weekend I panic thinking about how quickly I,m spending my money, but then I have almost a week when I don,t have to buy any other Groceries, and if I can just stay away from the Malls then I don,t get the chance to spend anything else.
My BFF arrives tomorrow morning and I don,t know if I,m going to get an opportunity to blog every day, as nobody that,s close to me knows about this blog, I prefer it that way when I,m talking about something as personal as money. However I will be taking a pen and pad with me everywhere I go and keeping track of my money.
And talking about spending money while I have a visitor, my Husband gave me some spends for the time that she and I are away ( perhaps it,s his guilty conscience ) and so it,s not going to come out of my allocated Monthly spends. I know strictly speaking it,s cheating, but you don,t have a 60th Birthday every year, and the challenge was to see if I could get my shopping budget/petrol/entertainment down on an average month.
Speaking of my Birthday, I got a phonecall this morning from a Gentleman I did,nt know to say that a parcel had been delivered to his home with my name on it ( we have a very unusual surname in these parts of the globe ) and he would drop it off for me. I got a bit anxious as he seemed to take the longest time to arrive, and when he did the parcel was in a state of disrepair, it was from my Mother and Father, so knowing that my Birthday present would be inside and might have been damaged/ stolen / tampered with, I opened it. I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous pair of Diamond earrings, but how near did I come to losing them. So my heartfelt thanks to that thoughtful honest Man.
Day 11 No Spend August
$170.40 Still in the Kitty
Breakfast ~ Tea and Toast
Lunch ~ Noodles & Yogurt
Dinner ~ Chicken Potatoes and Veg
Snacks ~ Biscuits ( almost out of these )