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Sunday, July 30, 2017

What's New, Pussycat?


1:01 p.m. Well, I'm finally adulting...somewhat. I started up my own Excel spreadsheet and plan for adding to my savings account (and spending as little as possible) for a whole year. I've been stressing with it a little because I worry about meeting specific goals every week, but as usual, God comes through above and beyond.

Still writing my book, so that's going well. 154 days and 154 more pages until my draft is complete. In case you forget, it's another pet project. Started January 1, 2017. Write a book every day for a year, although sometimes I don't do it and play catch-up...or exceed the number of pages for a day because I'm SO into my plot that I can't walk away. Still working out really well. :D

Case in point. I'm supposed to be on day 211, with 211 pages, but I went to 212. Sometimes it's more than that. -blush.- Still, it's getting really good. I'm really into it.

Anyway, been getting into Secondlife stuff as usual. Nothing too much more than that besides Buffyverse marathons.

Aside from some shopping, I haven't been out and about too much.

Oh, and we've been trying to hawk the old big laptop for quick cash. Zack was going to get it but never did, so we have to wait until Monday for the pawn shop to open and try our luck there.

Whatever money I 'may or may not' get from that will go into the savings project I've been working for the past couple weeks, which I'm very pleased with. Definitely a time to start my life savings at 28, before I get too much older, and another bonus is that in a bind, I won't have to come to my Mom for money. This is good.

And at the end of the year, I hope to do something nice with the cash, or maybe longer than a year, however God wants it, for someone else. All good thingssssss......

This savings idea also comes after the start of the month where I spent:

$24.71 on boiled peanuts ALONE. That adds up, don't it?
$9.86 on computer games from online stores, most of which I've yet to play.

In less than a month, on stuff I could actually do without.

and another $3.53 on more boiled peanuts the previous month.

So, yeah. And 38 bucks doesn't seem like much money to most, but it could have gone to better things than short term highs. I'm nipping my spending habits before it becomes more of an 'eye opening' problem. XD And it honestly felt like I spent more than that for one month, but yeah.

It's not so much a punishment as a learning experience, which I'm making up for by saving my money. Granted, I have still had my delicious boiled peanuts but just with cash. And not needing them every other day like before. I'm avoiding whipping out the bank card these days.

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