Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Ongoing Reading List 2014-2015

I've always viewed September, not January, as the start of the New Year.  This will be the third year that I have published an Ongoing Reading List.  I usually try to give myself a focus or theme for my year's reading.  Two years ago it was plays, last year I tried to read book series (such as Agatha Christie's "Poirot" or "Miss Marple," or George R.R. Martin's "Song of Fire and Ice").  I haven't decided what my particular theme will be this year, but I've finished my first book of this new list (so far) and it is historical/classical literature.  Maybe I'll try to work my way through some of the classics ... hope I don't get too bored.

1) The Diary of Samuel Pepys edited and abridged by Richard le Gallien
2) The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
3) Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
4) A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Weekly Spending Aug 18-24, 2014

Aug 18
-$150.00 student loan
-$39.29 groceries
-$7.90 soup, orange, and dinner roll

Aug 19

Aug 20
-$21.76 newspaper and $20.00 cashback

Aug 21
-$16.40 GO bus roundtrip
-$20.00 to my sister for canning equipment/peaches
-$20.00 cash back

Aug 22
-$21.25 savings
-$4.27 savings
-$5.00 savings
+$1078.51 pay
-$166.09 IKEA furniture
-$25.00 student loan

Aug 23

Aug 23

Aug 24
-$29.38 Greyhound ticket

In: $1,078.51
Out: $291.44
Student Debt Repayment: $175.00
Savings: $30.52

Weekly Spending, August 11-17, 2014

I'll pre-cursor this weeks' spending report by saying that my dog was put down on Aug 11th.  As a result, I was very upset most of the week and really didn't feel like doing anything at all, like packing my lunch, making dinner, or walking to and from work.  Really all I wanted to do was cry and sleep.  So this week you'll notice that I've taken some "luxuries" to try to make myself feel better, like a massage, ice cream cones, and taxis.  Next week, I'll be better.

Aug 11
+$59.75 massage re-imbursement
-$8.68 thai food
-$16.50 taxi
-$14.68 prescription
-$112.71 massage

Aug 12
-$5.24 breakfast sandwich and orange juice
-$8.01 soup, orange, and dinner roll

Aug 13
-$49.52 Shopper's drug mart (likely prescriptions and some other things)
-$4.79 ice cream cone

Aug 14
-$13.02 groceries
-$3.41 ice cream cone
-$7.28 subway
-$1.25 Tim Horton's bagel

Aug 15
-$21.75 savings
-$4.27 savings
-$5.00 savings
-$25.00 student lon
-$33.15 Pharma-Plus (chocolate bar and $30.00 cash back)
-$11.67 groceries

Aug 17
-8.34 taxi

In: $59.75
Out: $298.25
Student Debt Repayment: $25.00
Savings: $31.02

Weekly Spending, Aug 4-10, 2014

Aug 4

-$150.00 student loan
-$20.00 lunch for two
-$47.44 heating pad and batteries
-$3.62 Starbucks cappuccino

Aug 5

-$11.68 Pharma-plus (likely bought pack of gum and took out $10 cashback)
-$9.03 Smokes poutine

Aug 6
-$23.58 groceries
-$47.46 Greyhound tickets

Aug 7
-$99.44 VIA Rail (trip to Ottawa in September)

Aug 8
-$5.00 savings account
-$21.25 savings account
+$1,064.89 pay day

Aug 9

Aug 10
-$17.50 taxi

In: $1064.89
Out: $279.75
Student Debt Repayment: $150.00
Savings: $26.25





Monday, 4 August 2014

Weekly Spending July 28 - Aug 3, 2014

July 28

-$5.83 small coffee and breakfast sandwich
-$10.38 med soup, slice of bread, and an apple
-$10.76 cleaning supplies
-$13.98 prescriptions

July 29

-$38.36 groceries

Aug 1

-$25.00 student loan
+$550.00 sublet income
-$33.90 cell phone bill
-$13.50 prescription
-$30.52 emergency fund
-$52.03 groceries (also got $60 free groceries - yay PC points!)

Aug 2

-$19.20 GO train

Aug 3

-$146.96 apartment supplies/furnishings

In: $550.00
Out: $344.90
Student Debt Repayment: $25.00
Savings: $30.52
Lisa's Loan: $0

Friday, 25 July 2014

Weekly Spending July 21-27, 2014

July 21

-$150 student loans
-$4.50 groceries

July 22

No spending day!

July 23

-$13.60 groceries

July 24

-$1.83 small coffee
-$12.20 library fines

July 25

-$1.77 snack
-$50.00 bridal shower gift
-$48.00 internet (4 months worth)
-$25 student loan
-$46.77 savings
-$18.69 groceries
-$7.45 wine
+$1086.08

July 26
-$5.00 planetarium ticket
-$12.75 sangria and pad thai

July 27
-$3.18 snack

In: $1086.08
Out: $178.97
Student Debt Repayment: $175.00
Savings: $46.77

Monday, 21 July 2014

Weekly Spending July 14-20

July 14th
-$15.62 groceries

July 15th
-$2.87 small coffee and chocolate chip cookie

July 16th
-$2.87 small coffee and chocolate chip cookie

July 17th
-$10.00 pulled pork sandwich at Live @ Massey Hall x 2

July 18th
-$9.56 groceries
-$8.10
-$20.00 student loan
-$9.03 poutine

July 19th
-$7.98 cookies (for a birthday potluck)
-$18.90 tokens
-$11.50 hot dogs (at Skydome)
-$10.95 bottle of wine
-$6.80 nachos

In: $0
Out: $114.18
Debt repayment: $20.00