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Already blew the weekend budget and its only FRIDAY

August 19th, 2011 at 09:36 pm

DH is such a baby. I put up with his knock-the-pictures-off-the-wall snoring for 20+ years...I get sick and finally have a good nights sleep last night and he complained this am that he had to use ear plugs because...I was snoring. TALK TO THE HAND.

The good news, is that I slept last night. Sweet!

Today at work a young couple that work for us came around bearing gifts. This couple is very much into green living and recently asked us to sponsor an electric car show. We did and it was very successful. Today they brought gourmet cupcakes with little earths on them as a thank you. I chose a carrot cake one...and it was a heavenly bite of Autumn...totally got me in the baking mood...so....

I have two good sized zucchini ready to come off the plant, so I stocked up on baking supplies to start making some zucchini bread this weekend. I plan to bake several batches and freeze the surplus to use throughout the coming season. Cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts..etc, etc...even though it is 90+ degrees out, I am looking forward the first taste of Fall.

On Sunday two friends and I will be going celebrating one of the friends birthday. We are going to Sunday brunch and to the movie 'Help". It should be a fun day.

I am already over budget this weekend and it is only Friday night. I took the hub and his aunt to lunch today ($38), and bought dinner for our houseguest and I ($29). Then bought all the baking supplies ($23). I have a friendship birthday budget, so Sunday is covered. I just need to keep spending down tomorrow.

The lunch today was totally unplanned. The hub and I were leaving my job to go to Arby's, which would have been inexpensive, when his aunt caught up to us. His aunt lost her husband (surgery accident) and her son (21, car accident) within four months of each other a few years ago. She has struggled ever since...so I wanted to invite her to go with us, and felt that a nicer, more intimate lunch would be nice. She talked and talked...and was even apologetic for talking so much, but said that she doesnt have anyone to talk to most of the time...so we just let her talk. It was a very nice visit. It was a pleasure to treat her and the hub (who was so gracious about my deep sleep last night...NOT).

I hope the hub put his earplugs nearby...with any luck, I will be sleeping well again tonight!

5 Responses to “Already blew the weekend budget and its only FRIDAY”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    i have a delicious zucchini recipe which is basically standard, excdpt you add a 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa. Really yummy. Even better with mini chocolate chips and walnuts.

  2. mamasita Says:

    Sounds like the lunch was well worth the cost, as it lifted your aunt's spirit. Money well spent, in my book!

  3. laura (momcents) Says:


    Well, your spending all sounds like it wasn't frivolous and it yielded good outcomes (happy times with family for a relative who might be blue). Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    PatientSaver- I always love a new recipe to try...would you mind sharing yours?

    mamasita & laura - yes, it was money well spent and I would do it again without hesitation. Smile Now that my son is working and I am not supporting the business, I am trying to stay on a budget- just need to build up the miscellaneous fund for days like yesterday!! Thanks!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It sounds like the blown budget was all for good causes/reasons. Smile

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