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004: Brain Stew

February 4th, 2010 at 02:37 am

004: Brain Stew

I'm having trouble trying to sleep,
I'm counting sheep but running out,
As time ticks by,
And still I try,
No rest for crosstops in my mind


12 days until pay day.

I was quite bad and performed two transgressions:

1) I used my debit card twice.

I will try my darndest to not use it very much from now on. Those fees are a nightmare. Note to self: STOP IT RIGHT NOW. STOP IT. (I'm okay. Really. Haha.)

2) I made unnecessary purchases.

Various people at work were in low spirits, and I purchased a small block of chocolate cheese (chocolate fudge mixed with cream cheese). I am scolding myself so much. I was going to use that money for lunch tomorrow, as I'm meeting a friend. Will have to bring something from home, I guess. Except I'm waaaaay too tired to shop for groceries right now. Well, people enjoyed the cheese, at least. It tasted like a less sweet chocolate cheesecake. Mmm.

Yesterday was tough. I work downtown, and during my lunch break, I went to buy the cat litter. Smells of delicious food were wafting from every corner. I looooooove food, and I am very fond of a little Greek place and Japa Dog. I ended up not eating anything. It wasn't a wise decision, because I felt rather woozy at the end of the day. I know I am getting sick. My throat is quite sore, and I feel stuffy and tired.


Muffin: 1.21 (ah, Timmy Hos)
Cheese: 5.83
A six-pack of double-roll bathroom tissue, a ten-pack of garbage bags, a ten-pack of Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey bars, two two-packs of paper towels, and dishwashing soap: 5.66 (Thank you, Shoppers Drug Mart's Optimum program!)

Total monthly spending so far: 34.27

Also, I really do appreciate all the supportive comments so far. What a great community! Just so you know, my Internet connection is spotty and unreliable, so daily updates may not occur. But I'll definitely try to update as much as I can.

For those of you in my boat or who just want to eat cheaper, here are some ideas on how to eat on just $50.00 a week (half that amount, in my case... but yes). Also, 30 Bucks a Week.

Inspired by the latter, I may join this. Not now, obviously!

6 Responses to “004: Brain Stew”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    thanks for the links, they look interesting!
    make sure you take care of yourself, i have fought off many a cold by drinking herbal teas, lots of water, and adding extra garlic to my dinners, along with a good dash of determination ("i will NOT get sick! i will NOT get sick!")Big Grin

  2. nmboone Says:

    I love that Green Day song! It's my fave from them.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Each day is a new day to do something different or better than the day before!

  4. momcents Says:


    Agree with creditcardfree!

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, Japanese hot dogs?! That's a new one for me. Thanks for sharing!

  6. therecklessone Says:

    nmboone: Yay! I saw Green Day in concert last year. They were AMAZING!

    creditcardfree and momcents: Thanks!

    Broken Arrow: They're expensive but soooo good. When Anthony Bourdain came here, he visited Japa Dog. Mmm.

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