Boy, it's been a busy week or so. I took a couple days off last week for a 4 day weekend and then have been re-arranging my work schedule all week to be able to go watch Dd's tennis matches. I just haven't had the energy to get online much after all that.
It's been a bit spendy, but was budgeted for and ended up being less, which is nice. I spent $25 on 4 new bath towels. We needed to put new front brakes on Dd's car, which Dh and Ds were able to do, so we just had to pay for parts. I had budgeted $175 but it was $140. Then her check engine light came on and for some reason Ds decided to change her oil, even though that wasn't due for another 6 weeks, then they put on a new air filter. We've since determined the check engine light is most likely related to her gas cap, so not really a big issue. The oil change and filter took up the rest of the brake budget, but at least it won't be an expense in 6 weeks. And I'm glad Dh was able to tell me about the brakes a month ago, so I could plan for it. Ds just changed the oil and air filter on the car he drives, but he used his own money, so that was nice.
My 71 year old Mom decided she was going to have liposuction done! OMG! I don't know what she was thinking, but yesterday she told me she changed her mind (which I figured she would, she is famous for saying she is going to do this or that and then never does) and is not going to do it.
I also had to schedule our pest control company (we get those little "kitchen ants") back to monthly service now. We'd been on quarterly service all winter, but with the weather warming up the ants couldn't wait to come back for a visit! Ugh. The guy just came and was a new young guy and he was so thorough. I was impressed. I thought I'd have a one-time extra charge for all he did today, but it was just the regular monthly amount. Plus, he said he will spray around the garage and shed monthly, which the previous 2 guys they sent out this past year did not do that. I don't know why we've had such an ant problem the past 2 years. We've lived here 23 years and would need someone to come out maybe every 2-3 years but they'd come out once, maybe twice and that would take care of it. Now we can barely go a month without them coming back. Makes me wonder what has changed on our property.
I haven't looked on mint.com the past couple of weeks to track my spending, but I know fast food has been up there again - I'm just too tired to cook after getting home at 6 pm (last night it was 6:45) from Dd's tennis matches. I probably won't be posting as much until her tennis is over - just a few more weeks.
I will probably spend the weekend reading the 2nd book, Catching Fire, of the Hunger Games books. I just got a $5 B&N gift card from Swagbucks (thanks to the extra help from my new referral!) and put it towards buying the book for my Nook, so I only had to pay half. I'm getting close to a $10 gift card from MyPoints, and will use that to purchase the 3rd book, eventually.