Monday, March 7, 2011

Welcome to Crazy Week

Apparently there isn't much work for me this week. I'm covering all of my stores (I work at 10 stores) Monday and Tuesday and then my work is sending me to Detroit to cover some stores over there Wednesday thru Friday. I don't like the idea of being away from my husband and our little furry kids for three days. I don't like the idea of putting that many miles on the car in one week. But I'm even less fond of not getting a full 40 hours this week. So I'm going.

One nice thing is that my work is paying for my meals, $25 a day. As you well know if you've been reading this blog very regularly I hardly spend $2 on a meal. So I guess it'll be a nice treat to be able to buy whatever food I want for three days. I am already planning on buying lots of coffee (and I'm going to need it cause my work schedule over there is CRAZY jam packed). I don't think it will go against my "no coffee purchases until the Chase card is paid" pact because I'm not buying it, my work is. On that note, I did buy coffee today. Actually this week so far has been AWFUL!!! (yes it is only Monday)

Hopefully this week I'll end up with some overtime. If so I'll put that towards the Chase card. No ifs ands or buts about it (what a funny saying). We are definitely falling behind because I've been optimistically budgeting a considerable amount less money for my husband's spending than what he's actually been spending. Right now my "Chase Paid by May" goal is becoming less and less obtainable.

I'm entering Crazy Week $2.85 behind (from last week) and I think I may have already spent this weeks $84. Yes, it's only Monday. I have been incredibly irresponsible with keeping track and I don't want to look. I've been fighting a horrible cold for over a week now. I'm drained, exauhsted, have this overwhelming pressure in my head that's making it feel like someone is squeezing my brain and I've been stressed a little about work and getting enough hours in. My schedule at work has been a bit crazy (I'm very very very much a creature of habit and routine so a crazy schedule messes with me). It's amazing how easy it is to spend/ waste money when you're not paying attention every single second, really truly amazing.

Well, I'm going to go crunch numbers now. Fun, fun. Ok, that does actually sound kind of fun "crunching numbers." What a neat expression.


  1. One step forward and 1/2 step back is still 1/2 step forward. You're sick and should be indulged with lots of rest and soup. Hubs should rein in his spending, but I guess you both know that.

  2. well it will be good to be able to enjoy a coffee and have work pick up the tab.
    You are doing really well.