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New Roomie

November 16th, 2009 at 11:39 am

My roomate moved in this weekend, but didn't pay me. She told me that she gets her check this week, and will pay me then. I feel comfortable having her there (the chihuahua, the little hussy, took a nap on her lap!).

I paid next month's mortgage payment ahead because its BofA and they are nasty about lateness - I figured 2 weeks ahead of time would insure it.

I paid all the other bills for the month and purchased groceries, but I don't have money left for next week. However, I have so much stuff in the freezer, I figure I can get away with no grocery shopping or very limited shopping next week.

I wantonly got a muffin and a starbucks after payday. I normally haven't done this because I'm trying to save moola for the great ex-husband payoff, but I temporarily lost my mind and spent over 5 bucks.

I'm planning on going out to eat with my buddy on Thanksgiving, so no great plans for a turkey, which is probably wise, because man, that freezer is stuffed. I'm estimating $25 for that meal and hoping to spend less.

I found out that when food gets freezer burn (which I'm trying really hard to not do - I buy freezer bags and wrap for meat), you can boil it and give to your 3 spoiled rotton dogs as a treat.

I started composting, although I need an actual compost bin. Eventually, when I find the backyard beneath the lawn, I shall start some kind of garden, which I can do now because its the desert here.

I'm trying to decide if I'm spending anything at all for Christmas. I have decorations and a lovely artificial tree. I want to go to a free concert, and to see the Nutcracker, which will be $25. I can work food in the budget.

I have 6, count'em 6 nephews and nieces and one adorable grand niece, all living in Michigan. I already told them I may not be sending them anything or spending money. I may buy them foods I can only buy out here and ship them. Still not sure. They are all remarkably mature, and know about the divorce, so it would work. (They might even make a voodoo doll of the ex, which would be lovely).

I checked and I haven't spent anything out of my long term savings account for big bills, so I will actually have $5K out of that to pay off ex, along with the 4K back from the loan.

So far, I feel like I'm going to make it.

4 Responses to “New Roomie”

  1. Analise Says:

    Glad you found a roommate. Hope it all works out for you both. You sound very chipper since losing 200+ pounds (your ex!).

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Great word, "wantonly." Glad to hear things are going well overall!

  3. homebody Says:

    I bought all my nieces and nephews Christmas ornamnets while they were growing up, then they had several to have their own tree when they moved out. I bought them after Christmas for half price... cheap!

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    I had an aunt as a child who always gave me cash in a Christmas card. I still recall this lovely woman quite FONDLY!!! Was never all that much, but to a child, cash is good news!

    If not cash, how about a fast-food gift-card?

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