Monday, December 2, 2013

Check In and Cheap Week

Nope, none of this yet
I'm doing relatively well on my plan for November.  My plans were:
  1. Sticking with eating from the pantry.   
  2. No extras. 
  3. Cut back on drinking. 
  4. Cut back on eating out.  
  5. Cheap student theatre instead of professional. 
  6. Start scheming.  
  7. Hibernate

1. I've been buying more groceries, but I'm still working on cleaning out the freezer.  I'm down to a mere three boxes of veggie burgers and one bag of frozen veg.  Next, I'm going to turn my attention to the dried goods a.k.a split peas, lentils etc., but I did use up some barley and dry soup mix in November.

2. I did not do the Mews 5k nor the Thanksgiving Pie run, but I did add back DailyBurn to my hulu+ account.  It's only $10 a month though, and when it's damn cold out, I don't want to go for a run.

3. I have cut back on drinking.

4. In the month of November, I only ate out twice, but did also order in pizza a couple times.  Still, a vast improvement.

5. I went to professional theatre, but it was free with a friend who writes theatre reviews!  I also went to a student production of Streetcar Named Desire.  Tickets were a mere $7, and the show was actually really good. We also bought tickets to The Book of Mormon, but had a gift certificate for those.

6. I've been scheming a little.  I sent in some clothes to ThredUp, but I still haven't gotten a quote from them.  I'm trying to keep the heat turned down low and use a space heater in the room I'm actually in rather than heat the whole apartment.

7. Over Thanksgiving, I had five days off, and I spent most of that time reading, watching tv, running and going to yoga.  I feel fantastic and it was cheap!

December should be more of the same, but actually started off a bit expensive already.  I paid car insurance, but I had money in savings for it.  I'll have to pay quarterly car tax soon, but I have savings for it.  I bought a plane ticket, but I have money in my travel fund for that.  I'm going to the second annual Yelp Merry Marketplace tomorrow, but I don't really need anything so hopefully I can buy cool stuff if I see it, and then fill up on free food and drink.  Wednesday night there's a concert I want to go to, but it's only $25 (a bit pricey, but it will be worth it).  After that, the only things on my agenda are yoga, running and reading--all free! 

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