Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bangs head against the wall...

So, today I went to see my family Dr about my crazy pain. I knew it was happening during my cycle... If the same thing happens every 27 days or so and you're a woman, it makes sense. and I figured that one out all on my own...  Long story short, she offered me pain meds ( no thank you, I'll keep doing what I'm doing) or hormone replacements. Ah, no thank you, it's just going to mask the issue...

Then I ask about my back... Because when I have the pain, I'm throwing  my back out of alignment.  I asked to be sent for an xray or MRI... No deal... why? because it's an old injury... Over 7 years... I've never had a back xray, I told her, the Dr was more concerned about my neck, even after I told him it was my ass that hurt, not my neck that day...

She wants me to go for a deep tissue massage, which I'll do. But really, could you not send me for a MRI to make sure that there is nothing else wrong with me? Just saying..

That's my rank for the day. Thanks for reading, and I feel better getting this off my chest.  PS, I ended up spending 94.00 on the dog yesterday ( pain meds and nails/butt drain), plus my hair product was in, 22.00 for a bottle that will last me for a long time).

Sunday, March 29, 2015

I'm done spending for the month...

I added this weeks totals... 309 ish... Yep,

309.21 to be exact...

 eating out/coffee 59.51 ( I took my mom and my cousin out for lunch on Friday, that was 50.00, 7.31 was A&W, 2.5 for a coffee on Thursday)

tobacco 33.00 on the 23, 33 today

gas 28.45 ( I need an oil change soon)

groceries 55 at Walmart on the 24, 85.04 today...  I'll confess that cheese was on sale- I bought 6 @ 3.99 each 24 dollars on cheese. I'll be eating lots of cheese this summer.  Plus I bought a bouquet of flowers that is making my heart sing! 22.00 including tax).

chiropractor -10.00 ( he spent 25 minutes cracking bones, including my pelvic bone, which was titling forward... He figured it's been out pf place since I gave birth almost 23 years ago... I felt like crap for two days after, and now I feel much better)

I hit my goal of 200 for the week, 213 was the end number.  I have six working days til vacation.... Oh, and only 1 day will I work both places the same day...  It's the small things...

I've spent 873.09 on life this month... groceries, eating out, Bdays, tobacco... gas etc...

I have to get smarter with my money... junk food, tobacco and eating out are my down falls.. That money can go towards paying off a CC... especially the tobacco... that 33.00/week will pay off a CC in a year... Hummmm... food for thought.

I have a Dr.s appointment Tuesday with my family Dr. I'm still trying to discover the source of the crazy pain that occurs every 26-28 days... I'm going to ask for blood work and a MRI of my back/guts.... Fingers crossed...

My house is still messy, I have piles of crap every where, and I just don't have the energy to deal with it right now! I may do a few things tonight to lessen my stress load however...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Here's what I've noticed since tracking my spending so far...

I spent a lot more money on junk food than I thought... I spent 17.94 at wal-mart the other day on junk... Yep, 17.94. 6.89 of that was for gummy bears that I eat after I work out ( it does about 6-7 weeks @ 15 gummy bears X 5 days a week, and yes I do count them out and bag them). I bought ice cream this week... A very rare treat. I bought it on impulse, as earlier I dorve by my favorite ice cream place, which is buried in snow, and thought, I can't wait until they open and I can get a cone of Margarita ice cream ( lime flavored). They had said ice cream on sale for 3.28... I bought a container... I also bought kettle chips and 3 packs of mini chocolate bars to keep in the freezer...

I'm going to keep tracking my spending for a few months, as I feel like I digging my head out of the sand and realizing what and where I'm spending my money... I've always had a vague idea of what and where I was spending,  but now I'm getting a clearer picture.

I also received my retro pay... I lost the equivalent of an entire gross pay to taxes, pension, etc... Yep, an entire pay... I've paid off a small bill, and the rest of the money is going to pay for my cottage rental this summer (500.00). That's one thing crossed off the saving list. I now want to have my gas money tucked away, by purchasing 3 50.00 gas cards...  then it'll just be bridge toll, and food/drinks.

Now it's time to shower and get ready for the day. Only 8 more days to work, until I'm off for 8 days... I'm just a bit excited!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spending from March 15- 22/15

I ended up grocery shopping on the 15th and getting some other things that day...

I spent
 44.17 at Shoppers- toilet paper, moisturizer x 2, butter, eggs, hash browns..
 45.32  Walmart groceries ( that includes 2 bags of starbuck coffee that I scored for 6.00/bag).
33.00 for tobacco
30.00 gas
15.50 for cofee, a bagel, chips and the vedning machine at work.. ( this is a definate downfall area)
13.50 on food from my pt job.

total 181.49

I hit my goal from my pt job 203.00 ( and I still have 160 in my wallet, plus whatever's in the car)...

It's another snow storm here, so I won't be spending any money today. I was smart this morning and walked the dogs early, so now I can clean the house, and spend the afternoon cooking... and shoveling spring snow ( wet= heavy)...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

spending March 9-15

Snow plow ( for Feb 160.00)
Tobacco 33.00
drugstore 20.85 ( epsom salts, neti pot stuff and cold meds)
junk food 5.20 ( chips and chocolate)
coffee 4.55 ( I may buy another today and maybe one for my mom 4.50)
house 9.03 laundry soap and tin foil
clothes 33.83 2 pairs of leggings and a shirt
play tickets 40.00 ( I'm taking my mom out for her birthday, I'd rather buy an expereince than have stuff cluttering her house)
eating out 10.35 eating at my pt job
groceries 27.74

total spent 145.45 plus 160 for the snow removal... 

I hit my target for my pt job 254.00...

I was sick all week... and cranky... I booked a week off right after easter... My goal for that week is to spring clean the house... I'll come up with a plan of action this week for my time off.  I figure I can tackle one room a day/ smaller spaces I can get two done in a day. If the snow is gone off my deck by them, I'll put the chairs out, but keep the cushions in the basement... It'll help lessen the clutter in the basement.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Money spent from March 1-7/15

Spending March 1-7
tobacco- 34.00
eating out 44.00 ( lunch out with mom on the 1st -25.00  pizza on the 7th 19.00
gas 26.08
dogs 90.55 ( a pack of bones and two bags of dog food, I'm set for the month)
junk food 8.66
groceries 24.21
house - 9.00
clothes 10.24

total spent 246.94

I must say that the pizza i bought and garlic fingers lasted 4 meals... Yep, I ate pizza 4 times in 24 hours and it was so good... It was a 12 inch pizza, 9 inch garlic fingers and a can of pepsi for 18.00, I left a loonie tip).

I still have tons of food to eat up... fish, chicken all in the freezer, plus some other stuff.  I'm hoping to spend very little again this week on groceries... ( maybe 30.00 in total)...

I'm working 4 shifts at my pt job this week... I'd like to bring home between 250 -300...

I do need to pick up a few things like toilet paper, vicks, and stuff for my neti pot... That'll be about 35 or so...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

I'll be doing something I've dreamed of for a long time...

This is a very simple dream... I've been seeking a local CSA for a few years... To no avail... Last year, I heard of one from a friend from high school, but the farm only accepted a few applications, in order to get going.  This year, we got in! My mom and I are going to split a large box every week. (We both love veggies). It'll cost us 480/2 for 16 weeks... So for $15.00 a week, I'll have my veggies and fruit mostly covered... Yippee...  I wonder if I'll be able to pull off some really low number for those months... Eek...something else to cross off my bucket list... My first CSA box... All I know is that I'm excited and in about 16 weeks or so I'll be getting my first box.

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Who am I said Sam? I am.... a mother, a daughter, a dog owner, a PF