my bedroom in a moderately clean state, who knew?
My one down this week was Wednesday. That’s not really fair to blame Wednesday, it did nothing to me. I did, however, only get 4.5 hours of sleep between Tuesday and Wednesday, which put things a little out of whack for Wednesday. Around 3:00pm I started telling my co-workers that I should discuss things tomorrow when I’m more awake. And by 6:00pm I was falling asleep in a hair stylist’s chair (pictures to come later). It was a very very cranky day and I apologize to all who encountered me.
My up this week was that I successfully cooked a meal for four people on Monday night. I made pulled bbq chicken in the crock pot, baked beans from a can that were doctored up (& baked for an additional hour) – so so delicious, broccoli, homemade kale chips, and my mom’s chocolate chip cookies. This was by far the most delicious meal I’ve ever cooked and it was all almost even done at the same time.
Did you know that last year Vermont decided to change the grades they use to distinguish types of maple syrup as part of a larger effort by the International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI) to create a standardized international grading system. I learned this last night, I thought it was fascinating.
$500 spent in January
Guys. I blew the budget this week. I didn’t mean to. In a lot of ways this was a success because my credit card bill was cut down pretty substantially this month, but I really failed at this $500 thing. Also, there are 31 days in January and I have both brunch plans and coffee plans tomorrow. There will be a bigger blog post about this. Anyway, here’s where we stand –
previous spent: $416.10 + $190
spent this week: $95 at the salon (which included the $50 off gift certificate I had), $8.50 at the pharmacy, $40 on lunch, $73 at the grocery store (which included the $14 return that I made because I knew I spent too much), $21 on brunch, $6 at starbucks, a $20 donation to Mott Hall Bridges Academy (because if you’ve been following this story at all your heart pretty much tells you you have to donate), & $48 on restaurant week. This does not include the $65 that I put towards a birthday gift this week.
total: $311.50 + $65
total to date: $727.60 + 255
Did anything fun happen to you this week? I’d love to hear about it below.