Monday Money Review

McDonalds M&M McFlurry
MMMMMMMM….Monday

It was a beautiful weekend with highs in the ‘50s.  I was inspired and therefore very, very busy!!  Later this week, look for some photos of organizing madness in the Thrifty Image household.

But that is the future; here’s is where we work out if this past weekend matched the expected weekend money. So here we go:

Before

  • Church (tithes/offering) = $328
  • Gas = $20
  • Personal Care (haircut, mani/pedi, etc.) = $0
  • Groceries = $45
  • Dollar Tree = $10
  • Vehicle Service/Repair = $0
  • Clothes Shopping = $0
  • Gifts = $0
  • Restaurant = $0
  • Zips Dry Cleaning = $0
  • Prescriptions = $35
  • Fun Outing = $0
  • Total = $438

After

  • Church (tithes/offering) = $328
    • Church (tithes/offering) = $328
  • Gas = $20
    • Gas = $22
  • Personal Care (haircut, mani/pedi, etc.) = $0
    • Personal Care (haircut, mani/pedi, etc.) = $0
  • Groceries = $45
    • Groceries = $76
  • Dollar Tree = $10
    • Dollar Tree = $0
  • IKEA – $0
    • IKEA = $0
  • Vehicle Service/Repair = $0
    • Vehicle Service/Repair = $0
  • Clothes Shopping = $0
    • Clothes Shopping = $31
  • Gifts = $0
    • Gifts = $0
  • Restaurant = $0
    • Restaurant = $3.80
  • Zips Dry Cleaning = $0
    • Zips Dry Cleaning = $0
  • Prescriptions = $35
    • Prescriptions = $0
  • Fun Outing = $0
    • Fun Outing = $0
  • Total = $460.80

Gas was a little higher than planned as I filled up on Sunday rather than earlier in the weekend.

OMG groceries! I left my shopping list on the refrigerator door and that was a major fail.  Also, the price of avocados went back up and I treated us to a package of jumbo shrimp so I could make Mirror Image’s favorite breakfast – shrimp and grits. I basically just got a lot more than I planned and more that what I should have.

No Dollar Tree this weekend. I have most of the supplies I need for room reorganization right now and let’s face it – I had practically moved in to the DT over the last couple of weeks.

I hadn’t planned to go shopping but, Mirror Image made a case for new combat boots as she is embracing the hipster wardrobe style. So we went to the Salvation Army nearest our area.  We had barely walked in the store when she spotted a pair. Who goes to a Thrift Store and leaves with exactly what they came for? We purchased those as well as a short jacket for her. While it was kind of fun being around STUFF, I didn’t feel at all compelled to break my personal clothes shopping ban.

The restaurant category was in effect again this weekend. For fun, I suggested dessert for lunch after church on Sunday and Mirror Image got a McFlurry with M&Ms. She doesn’t read this blog so I can honestly share that this was solely for my benefit.  I needed the extra time for the lunch I had planned to prepare and eating a dessert would keep her from reminding me how hungry she was, over and over again, until it was ready.  FYI – I made Rhee’s b-b-q chicken for lunch and it was delish.

Weekend money fail.

So I went over budget largely due to a whopping grocery extravaganza and an unexpected shopping trip for the kid.

Better luck next weekend!

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