i made a really strict budget for this month. needless to say, it has not stuck. this is due to many circumstances. mark needed things for home repairs and i didn't take that into account. i spent too much on groceries because... well, no good reason there. and i bought stuff for ngaio's bday tomorrow. i had all of her presents ready and really didn't think i needed to spend more, but then i became american and freaked over how it might look from the outside. like if she had 'friends' come and they didn't get a favor. omg. or if they were unimpressed with the leftover pirate decor from last bday. omg. or if ngaio didn't have balloons. omg.
pathetic. who cares? she's two. she could live the rest of the year without a party and it wouldn't phase her. oh well. i didn't spend THAT much.
then i bought fabric for her halloween costume (in the budget). but we have the BEST fabric store here and one purchase led to two others. not in the budget. one of the other pieces of fabric were for ng's christmas present, so i guess not all was lost.
we also went out to eat on sunday which was unnecessary. hell, it's never necessary, right?
i feel like we aren't getting anywhere! we don't live paycheck to paycheck. we have a savings account that is deposited into regularly BUT it doesn't grow too much and new zealand seems even further away. it's like exercising. one moment of weakness can really throw you off. (however, our mutual fund crapped out in all of this greedy wall street nonsense. bastards.)
speaking of: exercising is going great! i've averaged 5/6 days a week working out. the scale isn't moving, but i feel great. i've noticed this week that my hate handles have evened out. confused? me too. i was lopsided and now my left side is conforming. thank god. my fat will be symmetrical!
oh, and i overcame my fear of water (23 years) and started swimming this week. what's best, I LOVE IT!
nice progress all in all. no reason to complain. so shut up already!