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Spending Recap: July 21-27, 2014

Monday 21st
No Spend Day!

Tuesday 22nd
$44.03 Milestones
$10 parking

Wednesday 23rd
$48.88 gas

Thursday 24th
$120 Ticketmaster
$26.36 groceries

Friday 25th
$8 Bella Gelataria

Saturday 26th
$16.68 brunch at Twisted Fork
$7.98 groceries

Sunday 27th
$37.78 brunch at Yolks (for 2)

Freelance Income: $0
Expenses– $324.92

TOTAL: – $324.92

Best thing purchased this year? 2 tickets to see Ryan Adams. Tickets went on sale on Wednesday at 10am. I was logged into Ticketmaster, ready to go… and then the site crashed WHEN I HAD FIRST ROW TICKETS IN HAND. I kept getting errors every time I tried to pay for my tickets. 10, 15, 20 minutes went by and the site kept crashing. I was really upset when they fixed the site because the best seats I was getting were 20-30 rows back. Not acceptable! Then, by some fluke when I refreshed the screen, I was able to snag a pair of first row tickets in the dress circle! AND I was actually able to pay for them without the website going down. Maybe they’re not first row seats, but the first row in the dress circle at the Orpheum might even be a better view.

Okay enough about that. :) The rest of the week was pretty normal.

On Tuesday, BF and I decided it was an excellent evening to go for cheap bellinis and chocolate cake at Milestones. So we sat on the patio for a few hours sipping ultimate bellinis and watching the sunset. Such a great evening.

Friday, we met up with his parents before the BC Lions game, and they treated us to dinner at a pub by the stadium. Afterwards, we walked home along the water, stopping for gelato at Bella Gelataria. Yum!

The weekend was perfect. Saturday morning I met up with Cait for brunch at Twisted Fork. It was nice to catch up, and the place was yummy, but we both agreed that Yolks was much better. Saturday evening was the first night of the Celebration of Lights fireworks. BF had his friends over for dinner and drinks, and we had a great view from his balcony. :)

On Sunday I took BF to Yolks for brunch as a treat because he had spent so much energy and money into hosting the party on Saturday. It was nice to relax and enjoy ourselves. Then, we headed to RONA where he bought material to pot some veggies, and I panted some herbs on his windowsill. We then spent the afternoon at the beach.

Spending Recap: July 14-20, 2014

Sorry, this was supposed to publish last Friday… I’m having issues with WordPress at the moment.

Monday 14th
+ $18.73 Great Canadian Rebates
$6.50 groceries

Tuesday 15th
$28.14 sushi (for 2)

Wednesday 16th
No Spend Day!

Thursday 17th
+ $200 freelance income
$17.99 groceries

Friday 18th
+ $50 Tangerine referral (thx!)
$10 lottery ticket

Saturday 19th
$17.61 groceries
$2.75 SkyTrain
$2 Richmond Night Market entrance fee
$13 Richmond Night Market food
$2.75 SkyTrain

Sunday 20th
$47.51 pub (for 2)

Freelance Income: + $200 (+ $68.73)
Expenses– $148.25

TOTAL: + $120.48

Sporadic posting at its finest. :) I’ve been spending a lot of energy focusing on my full-time career – what do I want out of it, and how do I get there? In fact, I’ve set up a coffee date for this coming week with someone who I think will be able to give me some good insight into what I need to do to get to the next step.

As for last week in spending, it was hit and miss. I do try to keep spending to a minimum during the work week, because weekends are usually pretty social for me. On Saturday, BF and I went to the Richmond Night Market, and on Sunday I went hiking with my friend Nic, and then headed to the pub to celebrate his 30th birthday. :)

Spending Recap: July 7-13, 2014

Monday 7th
$6.97 Booster Juice

Tuesday 8th
$41 dinner (for 2)

Wednesday 9th
$1.45 sparking water

Thursday 10th
$5.25 Subway
$0.75 postage

Friday 11th – Victoria, BC
$16.75 ferry
$9.80 dinner
$5.24 bubble tea

Saturday 12th – Victoria, BC
$6.25 gym
$16.21 brunch
$29 Victoria HarbourCats tickets (2)
$5.80 beer

Sunday 13th – Victoria, BC
$6.25 gym
$21.56 brunch
$16.75 ferry
$22 parking
$11.29 Thierry Cafe

Freelance Income: $0
Expenses– $212.52

TOTAL: – $222.32

The summer months come with a price tag, don’t they? I’ve been enjoying the outdoors so much that we haven’t been cooking our own food as often. This week we went out for dinner a lot: Tuesday we spent the evening at the beach and then went for Chinese. Thursday we again spent the evening at the beach and then picked up pizza for dinner. The weekend was spent back in Victoria where all my social activities involved food, and when I came home Sunday, I had dinner with BF and his family at Milestones – he paid, and I bought the dessert later on in the evening.

The bad news is, all of this has hurt my wallet. But the good news is that we have been fully enjoying the summer so far, and that we realize what we’re doing and are looking at ways of correcting it. I am going to make a conscious effort to cook more meals in, and have social activities revolve around free/frugal activities. It also helps that next week’s weather isn’t going to be as nice as it has been the past two weeks. :)


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