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Monday, April 28, 2014

Make Yourself Smell Pretty

Gabrian ordered that I "Make myself smell Pretty" tonight after my shower. I wasn't sure how to take that. Did he mean he really liked the sprays and lotions I use or did I have a big stink going on. Either way I laid it on thick with the beauty products. I didn't want to take any chances.

It was an exciting mail day today because I received my Dunkin Donuts Free Coffee card today for my birthday. Somehow I made it on their mailing list twice and actually received two of those bad boys. The only downside is that they expire on the 30th so I know where I will be getting my coffee fix the next couple of days but would have preferred to space it out. Of course they will suck me in to get a garlic bagel with cream cheese.

I have downloaded a new App to my phone called the Money Monitor. I am hoping to get a better feel for how much money I am spending. I feel like too many dollars are trickling out and too often I think that it only costs a dollar or five dollars or even ten dollars. Before I know it I am left with a few dollars until the next paycheck. I am going to treat this like weight watchers and track every dollar that comes in and goes out. I would love it at some point in my life I wasn't living pay check to pay check. It is way too scary of a place to be.

My Mom and Riley gave me money to get Disney Gift Cards to pay down on the trip. I get 5% off at Target using my Red Card Debit to purchase the cards. After applying the gift cards tonight I am happy to report that we have paid more than half of our trip off. Our plane tickets have already been purchased so we are on our way there. I can't wait for August!!

I am as shocked as anybody else but I actually made dinner two nights in a row. I notice I am much better with dealing with the food in our house when I am tight on money. Anytime I have any extra I find an excuse to not eat what we already have. This is something I hope to get better at. I would like to be making meals that are more weight watcher friendly and stop wasting money. Tonight we had a skirt steak that was marinated with Thai spices (mostly red curry paste and lime juice). It was a success since we all enjoyed it. Hopefully tomorrow night I will be 3 for 3 in the meal preparation.