I bought a new car. I think this was the right decision, but who knows? It’s beautiful and I love it. Alas, the note and debt are large. I guess it’s an incentive to go to work when I’m depressed.
Today was payday, which for me means budget day. I had a stack of receipts in my wallet I’d be avoiding putting in on a regular basis because if I saw how high the number was I was bound to freak out if there wasn’t new money to cover it all. Total for January in bullshit purchases? Almost $1000. That’s not including bills or food or needed purchases. That’s just what I spent on random crap. I don’t even know what to say about that. I could have a second house or something for $1000 a month. Instead I have a lot of other things I probably didn’t need.
Regardless, I’m moving on and moving January’s red all over budget where I can’t see it and just trying to not screw up for February. This may be difficult. I finally got my new office and it’s a mess. It has nothing I need in it which means I’m spending money on office supplies that work won’t reimburse me for. I could probably argue for some supplies, but I wouldn’t get them for months and it’s hard to work without staples and clips and pens and such. I’m hoping to go this weekend to get everything organized so my whole working days aren’t spent OCDing around the office. Can’t pay the new car note with no money if I’m too busy filing and cleaning.