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Get 8 hours of stuff done in 5 1/2 hours?

January 21st, 2009 at 09:07 am

I find that I am a little unrealistic with my time....and I think it sometimes costs me money.

I am a very driven person and I have high expectations of myself, but I don't seem to have enough time to execute my goals...Basically, I think I have too many goals...but also, variety to me is the spice of life...I just want to try everything....at least once!

I am also a very creative person that needs creative outlets.....I tend to get bored very easily.

Does anyone else have this problem? I have to make time to save money...And to just pay attention to what is going on in my financial life.

A couple examples are: I have to take the time to catch a bus, ride my bike before catching a cab.....I have to spend the time to go to the grocery, plan what to buy before I stop for fast food. I have to spend the time figuring out when my bills are due and make a dedicated effort to pay them on time so I don't get a service charge.

It seems so elementary when I write it out...like, duh! But, I get so caught up in life that I don't always prioritize.

Today I'm going through my list of stuff to do and assigning each one a $ value or consequence....then I should know what to do second....giving my family love and attention comes first.

Red Velvet Cake - Cash Maker - I hope!

January 15th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Update on Red Velvet Cake...well, it didn't turn out as nice as I wanted it to...but I did end up giving away slices which in turn increased my tippage!
So, yes, it was a success....and I got some practice!

Hey everyone,

I work a bar/cafe owned by my grandfather and I am going to start baking cakes...the menu at this place is very sparse and there is no dessert! So, I decided to bake a red velvet cake to sell this weekend. I get to keep the profits, he doesn't care. The ingedients were expensive....I'll let you know how it goes, yum!

My Rent is Due Tomorrow

January 14th, 2009 at 08:07 am

Most of my (bare necessity) bills fall around the 15th of the month....I want to get on a schedule so that I pay them all at once.

I have to do a recount and let you know how I did for the month. I did go out to dinner last night....$15.00 for awful service and an unbaked potato.

I am putting off buying milk, mainly for cereal or coffee.....and buying coffee, until I check the best prices....I am a coffee snob....I have my favorites....Starbucks, yes...Starbucks Smile and another local brand....

I was wondering if being very brand specific is more or less expensive? I have been becoming more and more brand specific as I get older - mainly to do with scents...hmmm.....I'm finding that I can focus on these products and find the best deals for them instead of trying to find the best deal on Everything.

Haircare - Pantene, Fructis or Herbal Essence
Laundry - Gain or All
Dentalcare - Crest products
Just to name a few examples...

Have a great day everyone! And, stay warm!

Yesterday's Spending and Income

January 11th, 2009 at 08:16 am

My goal was to have a spend free day and make $100 bucks....

Well, that's not quite what happened.

My daughter's phone bill was due and it was about $9.00 more than anticipated...68 plus change. Now I can account for it next month.
This was part of my bare necessities so it had to be paid anyway.

Now the kicker...or should I say kick in my pants!

I gave away $56 yesterday....a new co-worker wanted to stay and work with me last night. Which means I have to split my tips with her.....minus $40 to me....
I did not protest...now I am a tad angry that I didn't stand up for myself and my money.....I know what to say next time....I just don't have $40 to give you right now. It would have been different if the bar was going to be really busy for a holiday or event....I have the ability to call most of my own shots at this bar....I need to stick up for myself...my co-worker did...and got $40.

I also spent $10 on a burger after work....I don't really know what to do about this, but I was just hungry.

And, I paid $6 for a cab that I didn't need because my co-worker talked me in to taking one home...I paid for my ride home then she got out at the corner, paid nothing....I think I need to stay away from this girl.

I'm feeling compelled to spend some money

January 10th, 2009 at 08:31 am

It's strange....I just want to go and buy something...thinking about going out to lunch...thinking about buying some cake mixes and baking up a storm....Just because I'm thinking about it doesn't mean that I have to do it.

The urge will pass if I just get occupied with something else. There is plenty more to do at this house! Also, I am training for a walk/run/jog in April. (Probably a walk/jog)......

I want today to be a spend free day. I want to corral my spending to Sundays. Sundays are when I hit the Walgreens, RiteAid and CVS....I make a day of it and go to lunch. I also visit a Borders and cruise the books and get a pot of tea for under 3 bucks!

My goals today...have a spend free day.....train by walking 3 miles and work on my house and internet quests.

Spend Free Wishes to you all!

Today's Spending & Income

January 10th, 2009 at 12:09 am

Spent $0 today...and made $107.00...


Today's Income

January 9th, 2009 at 12:13 am

$76.00 Gross
-$10.00 Cab
=$66.00 Net

My Dear Accountant loves it when I talk in acounting terms. He is so busy right now with year end financials.....and I love him so much, even though works way too much!

Today's Spending

January 9th, 2009 at 12:04 am

I spent $10 on a cab ride...it should have only cost me $4.00....my drunk friends didn't have their share....lovely...

Today's Income

January 7th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

$60 for Bartending a Super Slow Night.

Today's Spending

January 7th, 2009 at 10:18 pm