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Update, spending etc

February 9th, 2014 at 01:23 am

Yesterday we went shopping. I spent £60.69 at Aldi's, my trolley was full and I got everything on my list... plus a couple of extras too, but it was just little things like mozzarella cheese and a really nice bar of dark chocolate. Later we went to the butcher's and I spent £29.64.

I'm trying to get some order back into our lives. So I'm back to proper meal planning. I'm recovering now and hope to be back at work within the next few weeks. Hubby thinks I shouldn't be going back yet but I will only have three weeks to work then I will be on holiday for SG's second birthday.

Speaking of SG's birthday, I ordered her two Peppa Pig toys from my catalogue (using my rewards of course). I had £22.52 of rewards, my order came to £26.00. After rewards were applied I was only £3.84 OOP. I think we are quite sensible when it comes to gifts for SG. I noticed on FB that a girl I went to school with, whose daughter is a bit older than SG, filled her couch with presents for her. Someone joked that it would take her until her next birthday to open them.

It's my birthday tomorrow. Hubby told me that BIL is going to give me money instead of a present cos he thinks I need it more. Should I put it in savings or just count it as cash flow? Thoughts? We might be a bit short this month but I'm hoping we can scrape by.

4 Responses to “Update, spending etc”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Happy birthday! The cash will be nice. Is it a problem to put it in savings, but have it available just in case? Hopefully you won't need it.

  2. snafu Says:

    Happy Birthday [tomorrow] have a lovely, healthy day. Glad you're feeling better and hope recovery is stronger with every passing day. You need to be healthy going forward with a 2 y/o and baby to come in June.

    Appreciate learning about your culture, so different sometimes and so similar other times. How many days do you book off to celebrate SG's BD? I looked at the list of favourite toys for 2 y/o. girls. Lego Deplo http://www.fatbraintoys.com/toy_companies/melissa_doug/monster_bowling.cfm
    Kind of stuffed toys that are part of a game to help hand eye co ordination and spacial perception.

    Should you receive gifts of cash, you could split half to saving and remaining to help with expenses since income is lower than usual.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Thanks Smile I don't know how much it will be, of course anything is nice. It's easy enough for me to transfer it to savings then transfer it back if i need it. Hopefully not though.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy birthday!

  5. scottish girl Says:

    Thanks everyone Smile I only work a three day week so I have booked a week off for SG's Birthday. Her birthday is on a Sunday and I work on Sundays so I'd like to be home with her (although celebrations will probably be the day before since hubby has used up his remaining hols while I've been off sick)

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