That’s the amount that I’ll have left after the 2nd phone bill is paid. It’s not due until Christmas Eve but I have to keep that money aside for it. Today is supposed to be payday and it better be. I’ll be ill if it’s not.

I’ve still got $193.99 left to buy food. That’s a good thing. I need coffee, sugar, some more meat. I’ll probably do a pick 5 for $19.99 since the portions are larger. That’s five dinners, so maybe I’ll buy 2 of them. I think we need peanut butter so that Theresa can have snacks.

I’ve got half a tank of gas to last the next four days and two days next week. We have a Christmas party and one day of therapy. That’s all it has to last for other than a possible trip to my mother’s house to see my oldest daughter.

Well, that’s all for now. Work not going so well and as my income decreases I become increasingly irritable. I’ll be back later.


OK I went to the Dollar General and spent just under $38 on some food, baby wipes and trash bags. Not too bad until you realize that I got very little because of rising costs.

20ounce coke – $1.35
1/2 gallon milk – $2.95
chunk chicken – $1
2 cans of treat at $1.15 each
2 canned ham at $2.95 each

well you get the idea, when the budget is as tight as mine is lately you need to make money stretch a bit and this isn’t making me confident that we’ll have enough to get by until the next payday.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=workinga-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000GCOLQ6&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI got three bars of Colgate Octagon soap at 55 cents each at a different store.  I got one bar to do dishes and clean the walls with when the Zote runs out eliminating a trip to another store. The other two are for my laundry soap since I wanted to increase the soap content in it after this last batch.

That’s about it so I’ll be getting to work and house cleaning now.