|Nope, none of this yet|
I'm doing relatively well on my plan for November. My plans were:
- Sticking with eating from the pantry.
- No extras.
- Cut back on drinking.
- Cut back on eating out.
- Cheap student theatre instead of professional.
- Start scheming.
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!