I’m still in the process of juggling all of my finances. I don’t think there is going to be much/anything left over by my next pay day but at least everything that needs to be paid for has been paid for. Birthday presents have been bought, my Next sandals paid for (remember the ones I ordered over a month ago?), the electric window on my car has been fixed and I feel like I’ve just about got a clean slate!
I seem to be managing on my smaller budget okay so far. Husband has been doing some more fishing and has caught enough that we’ve had quite a few free dinners and have a small supply building up in the freezer. I’ve been contemplating doing another OU course (there’s one on children’s literature that I really, really, really want to do) but, at £700, I just can’t get it in the budget. Maybe next year. Or the year after come to that! I get paid again in two and a half weeks and I have precisely £15.31 in cash in my wallet to last me until then. I’ve got a bit in my account put aside for a couple of father’s day gifts and my LoveFilm payment and that is it!
Speaking of LoveFilm, I’m thinking about cancelling it. I joined over 5 years ago and I’ve really loved it but it seems that, at the moment, we just don’t have time to watch any of the discs. We’re working our way (very slowly) through the first series of ‘Lie To Me’ but I think I might cancel it once we’ve watched all of the episodes. By the time we’ve got Baby settled for the night, had something to eat and got our lunch and work stuff ready for the next day there just isn’t time to watch a film before bed. We’ve sometimes got time for one or two ‘episodes’ of something but there aren’t any boxsets of our favourite TV series (Burn Notice, The Unit, Grey’s Anatomy etc) out for ages. It seems to make sense to cancel it at least for a few months until there is something we really want to watch.
And that’s about all that is going on for now. Husband is just serving up some mackerel and salad so I’d best be off!