Give Me Back My Five Bucks

Spending Recap: August 18-24, 2014

Monday 18th
+ $736.35 freelance income
$46.51 gas

Tuesday 19th
$91 GoodLife Half Marathon registration
$31.20 groceries

Wednesday 20th
$66 field hockey insurance

Thursday 21st
No Spend Day!

Friday 22nd
No Spend Day!

Saturday 23rd
$20 dinner
$8.69 groceries

Sunday 24th
$61.74 BC Lions game (2 tickets)
$40.09 lunch (for 2)

Freelance Income: + $736.35
Expenses: – $365.23

TOTAL: + $371.12

This was an expensive, fun, exhausting week. :) First, I paid for my half marathon fees. I wanted to make sure I was going to be able to actually do it, since my recovery from injury has been slow. After a great 17km training run, I felt confident that I’d at least be able to finish the race, so I registered. Not sure how smart that was of me, but hopefully the next 6 weeks of training goes well.

I spent Saturday helping BF with renovations on his house. Progress has been stalled, and there’s still a lot to do, so I expect to be helping out often over the next few weeks. That evening, we went out to dinner with his family at a favourite local pub. :)

Sunday was spent with my family! My mom and dad, as well as my aunt and uncle came over for the BC Lions football game. A few days earlier, the owner of the BC Lions guaranteed a Lions victory – and if they didn’t win, everyone who attended would get free tickets to another game this season. Well, they didn’t win! So we’ll likely be claiming our free tickets to another game sometime this fall. It was probably the best valued game to go to, since we purchased our tickets to that game using a 2-for-1 coupon already. :)

Spending Recap: August 11-17, 2014

Monday 11th – Seattle, WA
$22.14 breakfast
$14.58 dinner

Tuesday 12th – Seattle, WA
$16.82 parking
$7.54 breakfast
$11.31 lunch
$6 dinner

Wednesday 13th
$22.50 gift
$22.87 groceries

Thursday 14th
$22.94 groceries

Friday 15th
No Spend Day!

Saturday 16th
No Spend Day!

Sunday 17th
No Spend Day!

Freelance Income: $0
Expenses: – $146.70

TOTAL: – $146.70

This was a busy week! The first two days were spent in Seattle with my family. We had a great time at the Blue Jays/Mariners game, despite losing by a lot. :) Still, I’m happy that we went, and I’m glad this is now an annual event for us. :) Although next year, we’ll probably stay for at least two games!

The rest of the week was pretty uneventful. I got in a long run this week of 17km, which I’m happy about … but with the half marathon less than two months away, it’s a bit stressful. I had hoped this year I could really put in a good effort to improve on my time, but with the injury setback, it’s been slow. Still, I’ll be able to at least run in the race.

I spent most of the weekend helping BF with his rental house. There was some tree pruning to be done, as well as a major renovation to the sundeck. I’ve never done any renovations before (aside from painting, and building IKEA furniture), so it was a good learning experience. :)

Spending Recap: August 4-10, 2014

Monday 4th
$18 parking
$3.80 ice cream
$48.88 lunch & drinks (for 2)

Tuesday 5th
$7.34 groceries
$47.15 gas

Wednesday 6th
$11.50 lunch

Thursday 7th
$24.78 groceries

Friday 8th
+ $300 freelance income
$6 dinner

Saturday 9th – Redmond, WA
$8.26 Chipotle
$41.20 gas

Sunday 10th – Seattle, WA
$5.54 lunch
$6.69 dinner
$20 GameWorks
$9.98 beer (2)

Freelance Income: + $300
Expenses: $247.62

TOTAL: + $52.38

This was a fun week for sure. Monday was a holiday for us (BC Day), so we spent it at White Rock Beach with friends of mine who were visiting from out of town. We had lunch, and played on the beach for a few hours. I never knew White Rock Beach existed before they suggested we meet up there, and I’m sure that we will be back again.

Bright and early Saturday morning, we headed across the border for breakfast with one of BF’s friends. Then we drove around Lake Whatcom, which is absolutely gorgeous! Another place I’ve never explored before. Around mid-afternoon, we drove to Redmond. There, we hung out on the shore of Lake Sammamish.

The next morning, we drove to Seattle to meet up with my parents and sister! We spent the afternoon wandering around the market and pier, and in the evening, BF and I went with my sister to GameWorks – a huge arcade right in downtown Seattle. It was so much fun! The variety of games was great, and drinks were cheap as well. My only complaint is that there weren’t enough pinball games – my favourite. :)

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