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Spend Update - Pizza!

January 23rd, 2007 at 02:43 pm

Jan. 23 - $ 3.76
Jan. 22 - $00.00
Week 3 total: $330.48
Week 2 total: $278.05
Week 1 total: $374.24

**4 no spend days**

Items bought new in 2007:
Nintendo DS accessories (2) (dh)
Packing Tape (for ebay selling)
Bubble envelope (for ebay selling)
Shipping Labels (for ebay selling)
Knee-his (for work)
Toy Bird

Items bought used in 2007:
Tire for Car


Decided to go to BK For lunch today - usually go out once a week - $1 or $2. But I remembered I had a deposit to mail off and the post office is over there too - but closer to the Pizza Hut. Work was so crazy I left so late and was starving I decided to splurge on pizza. I am not sure if it was the smartest after last night. Was up with the Little Monkey until 2am or so - then couldn't slip - it is amazing my eyes are still open.

I was going to try preschool storytime tonight at the library but who knows - missed last 2 weeks due to illness. Make it a 3rd perhaps - we'll see.

I am super grumpy today. Little Monkey had a hell of a time with teething and we did not sleep for MONTHS. Since about October 1 (yes I remember the day) he has been sleeping just PERFECT. So work is all crazy and he decides not to sleep any more. We went through this last tax season, it was impossible to work overtime. I Am praying this is temporary. Oh well, we will work it out. I just have to start going ot bed at 8 and dh and I are opposite so we can do opposite shifts. Problem is no matter who takes what shift a screaming baby will still wake each of us all night long. So I am pretty grumpy today. I felt like last night he wanted to be up because he hadn't seen me (at work all day and then the game - wasn't home at bedtime). But the more I have to work the less he sleeps, the more I have to work to make up lost time because I will either sleep in so I am at least productive, or bring work home because I wan't productive. SO I just started freaking out trying to get to bed last night. I can not take this - I do not know what to do.

Hopefully just 1 bad night and we can nove on. But he has had a few nights like this lately - and I can pin it all on me being busy. So the vicous cycle goes. Like the last thing I Wanbt when I am busy is to take 10 hours to get 6 hours of sleep.

Oh well, I told dh I was going to bed at 8 tonight. I might wake up at 2am but at least I can get a few hours uninterrupted sleep (I hope). I can't keep my eyes open anyway so who knows - maybe I will go to bed at 7 - hehe.

Not much else going on. Tired, busy, swamped.

Financially, I think I settled on GMAC for a new MMA. I am super picky and very pleased with VB (just shopping around because the rate is on the lower side). I was just about to give up because subpar service to me is not worth another 1/2 percent interest. But GMAC looks pretty promising. I am trying to avert my eyes from all the scathing reviews and just jump in. Overall heard more good than bad... & the good where it matters... WIll probably open it with my paycheck on the 1st, keep our allowance in VB for now and the e-fund and ST savings in GMAC - or a mix in both. Just wanted to complicate my already complicated system. Oh well, then I have 2 MMAs to move money back and forth as rates change.

I think this month is going pretty good. Pretty breakeven BUT with so much unexpected, so much sickness, the flat tire, extra daycare, everything, to have a breakeven month is super awesome. (Not to mention $1500 or so I added to my savings this month alone). Right now I have about $50 cash leftover for january (unless I forgot something) but I am not sure where our credit card will land. It looks okay with $250 left for gas groceries through the 1st or 2nd. But then I remembered diaper service payment $50 due and I am sure something else will come up!

3 Responses to “Spend Update - Pizza!”

  1. frugalmomof1 Says:

    I sympathize with you about not sleeping...my DS (almost 16 months) never really slept great, but the past couple of weeks have been AWFUL!!!!!! He has been waking up in the middle of the night and won't go back to sleep. Then he is misearable all day because he is tired. Sigh.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Are you sure he isn't teething again? He's still a baby.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    LuckyRobin - I considered it but didn't dwell on it because he is a slow teether - LOL. I don't even want to go there. The thought is mind numbing. I don't even know what teeth he has in or not - for one he has crazy crooked teeth (thanks to me) so it is hard to tell what really belongs where - and I think I Am so burnt out from the last round of teething that I want nothing to do with his teeth and I don't even want to go there. LOL. That is the obvious answer but the thought makes me cringe - oy vey. I have to suck it up and go count teeth and see if it is possible I guess. He hasn't been eating well and we assumed he was maybe not feeling well. But would make sense if it is teeth! Just seemed they all came in at once and we hoped that was it - too scared to really count and see if there could be more due! Wink
    Well the good news is he slept great last night. Phew!!!!!!

    His last teething round he was obviously upset though. Now he just wants to get up and play - LOL. But doesn't mean that is not what is waking him up in the first place - hmmm...

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