1. Wallet watch lasts from February 1 - February 29
2. Do not purchase any shoes, apparel, accessories, or home goods.
3. No Amazon shopping.
4. Mind the food and household spending - use the food in the freezers and pantry.
5. No purchasing beauty products or makeup unless something runs out and there is not a feasible substitute.
6. Approved spends: hair cut and color, tip for my massage (set aside in January), weekend away February 12-14, M-F Dunkin Donuts coffee
7. I must track spending and share how I did on Friday, March 4.
So here I am sharing on March 4. Time to pay the piper.
Necessary Spend: February 3
Purchased: Whirlpool side by side refrigerator water filter
With: debit - house account
Note: In a cruel twist of fate, the yellow filter light came on on February 2. I was going to re-order from Amazon (which would have broken the rule), but it was $20 more than on Filters Fast so I ordered from there and donated $1 to a clean water fund.
Date of infraction: February 4
Purchase: A fucking mug
Note: Of all things, a fucking mug. Like hello not a necessity especially for me, queen of mugs. I had been hawking a specific mug for the shore house. I got a message that it was back in stock on zulily for $7.99, which was 50% off the price on Amazon. I jumped on it. I had a free shipping credit so that softened the blow, otherwise the price would have been the same.
Date of infraction: February 5
Purchase: A bagel
Note: I brought a breakfast sandwich that I found on the back of a shelf in the freezer. That was so freezer burned it was inedible. So I tried, but sort of unavoidable food expense.
Report: Weekend away February 12-14 in New Orleans
This was an approved spending weekend, but I still wanted to keep spending $$ outside of dinners to $300. I came in at $368.41. I blame the tie dye muumuu.
Date of infraction: February 19
Purchase: Eyeglass repair kit
Note: Yes, of course I needed it. But it was purchased from Amazon so it was a violation.
Fuck this wallet watch moment: February 19
What kind of butthole doesn't allow for their own pedicure when they h - a - t - e doing self-pedicures? This kind of butthole.
MFD needed to replace his wireless headphones (Mae ate his...for real) and the best price was on Amazon. This is neither here nor there, because it was coming out of his spending money and not mine. I ordered them for him so they could be same day delivery prime-style and resisted ordering anything else aside from foot wash for stank feet that was a necessity. Trust me. I avoided the shoes and books on my wish list like a saint-style person.
Date of infraction: February 27
Purchase: Three candles, small coffee sign for shore
Note: I should have put a caveat on my home buying restriction, because I am still stocking and decorating the shore house, and that has to be mostly finished this month. But alas I did not, so WHAMMY. Also, the candles were for the Owner's unit so DOUBLE WHAMMY.
Date of infraction: Various
Purchase: Zumba classes
Note: Was it in the budget? No. But I think it was a good spend for health and wellness.
Sun hat from Amazon - $10.46
Bathing suit from Amazon - $23.99
Bose Charger from Amazon - $29.99 (wrong one)
Skirt and tee from JJill - $57
I did not do a large grocery shopping this month, choosing to work through the freezers and pantry and supplement where necessary with dairy, produce, and chicken or pork. This required more in person errand running and less online grocery ordering, which I hate. I ended up at Target twice for a combo of household stuff and groceries. I didn't buy anything extra. Booyah. I'm still working on clearing out the fridges and pantries and refraining from unrestrained grocery shopping.
I ran out of my Posh day face cream but had a little travel tub of it I had made for Africa, so I am using that up and placed another order on March 1.
Never used it.
Did you watch your wallet in February? How did you do?