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Oct 14 & 15

October 18th, 2021 at 12:33 am

October 14

$70 Target (Groceries)

$20 MH Allowance Spending

$0 Movies

Dinner:  Leftovers


I guess my boss didn't realize I was working yesterday and is out of town Thursday through Friday.  Makes for a *very* quiet week.  👍  

MH is off seeing a "free" movie with his unlimited pass.  & he went to Target after work today.  Not sure what all he got, but probably just groceries.  We were out of cat food.

Edit:  Found the receipt later.  Dishwasher detergent, granola bars (lots on sale), cat food, soap, etc. 

& later I saw $20 spending pop up.  I will confirm with MH that it's legit, but was some sort of movie spending (which pretty much sums up all of MH's spending).  I did think, "whoa, MH is getting spendy this month."  Probably spurred by being back at work.  But I glanced at our spending for the year and we are both up to $500 of our $600 annual allowance spending.  We both seem to be on track.  I usually do little more than glance at my accounting software at the end of the year.  We have the same personal spending budget from 20+ years ago so we just subconsciously seem to be aware. 


October 15

$12 MH Allowance Spending

Dinner:  Indian Butter Chicken


Yeah, MH is definitely enjoying a little extra cash flow.  More movies.  

I couldn't remember which weeks MH gets paid (every other week), after having 18 months off.  I didn't really care enough to figure it out.  But I just had this lightbulb moment today.  I still had his paychecks set up in Quicken (it pops up every 2 weeks and I have just been clicking on "ignore").  So I peeked and payday is next week.  That's nice because I pay all the bills the first of every month.  October is done and paid for.  But he will get one October paycheck.  It won't be enough to pay for our vacation last week but it will cover most of it.  I will just send his paycheck to the credit card when it arrives, to cover vacay expenses.  

3 Responses to “Oct 14 & 15”

  1. scfr Says:

    Good to see you are keeping on keeping on.
    Just reading "Indian Butter Chicken" makes me hungry - I've never had it. Will have to try it some time.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Now I have to look up that recipe! It sure sounded good!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    I just saw your comment Rob. This is the recipe I use (and seems closest to our favorite Indian cafe):

    Off the top of my head, I believe that we also add a little cumin (1 tsp?) and cayenne pepper powder (to taste), to the sauce. It's traditionally a spicy dish but wasn't spicy enough without the cayenne. I don't use the meatballs, I follow the recipe but just crumble the meat instead (cooking it first on the stove, before I make the sauce). The meatball part is not traditional at all and we didn't really care for the meatballs. But the meat/spices are good and crumbling the meat is just how we are used to it.

    We have some other butter chicken recipes, but this one is my favorite.

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