I know its only like, four days into the new year, but I have to say I have been doing good about my resolution to save money. Example: I went to Walgreens to pick up a prescription and didn’t even glance at the makeup section (my weakness!). I did, however, buy two bottles of vitamins (buy one, get one free, baby, oh yeah!) and two bags of Jolly Ranchers. My co-worker gave me a whole bunch of candy for Christmas, including Jolly Ranchers, and now I am addicted. Except I don’t remember blue raspberry ever being included in the original flavours when I was younger. Is this new? Did I just forget they existed? Oh well.
AND THEN! I was browsing Hautelook, which is bad, I KNOW, but I bought a purse from there and it broke and they gave me a refund and now I have to buy a new one, and I don’t count this as spending money because it was last year that I spent the money. You’re laughing at me, shut up. Anyway, they have slippers on sale, something I really need because my pair from Payless is falling apart, but I decided against buying a pair from Hautelook because their shipping is stupid, like $8. And sometimes it takes FOREVER.
Anyway. What was I getting at?
Oh yeah. Saving money! I really need to move the hell out of this house because my mom smokes and I’m tired of breathing in second hand smoke and smelling like a cigarette all the time (and also she has this satan puppy that barks ALL THE TIME and I hate him), so I decided to pay my friend back an extra $100 a month (he lent me a lot of money to get me out of insane credit card debt) to speed up the process by about six months. If I do that, I will have him paid back in one year, five months. AND if I put at least $400 a month into my condo fund, I will have more than enough to cover closing costs and a down payment, assuming the housing market stays crappy until then. Then throw another hundred into my emergency savings account and I still have enough left over to go to sushi once in awhile and buy cat food. Oh, and the thrift store to buy 50 cent paperbacks, which is my favourite thing to do. Sometimes they’re 50% off, which makes them TWENTY FIVE CENT paperbacks. Oh god, thrift store, I love you.
This post is kind of all over the place but the point here is that I went to Walgreens and didn’t buy a single bottle of nail polish. THIS IS HUGE, PEOPLE. HUGE.