The money part? Well, it cost me my plane ticket. That's IT (other than a few dinners out with friends). I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful mother in law who took us in for the entire trip. And bought us expensive meals. And paid for our fun activities, like the ferry to the Vineyard, golf, NYC, etc. It was fabulous. And the only reason we were able to afford to go. I'm very very grateful.
Boyfriend starts his big new job after the holiday! It's so exciting :-) We're not sure if he'll get paid after the first week, or after two weeks, but we're not planning to have his income this month anyway. We'll make good use of it though when it does come. Let's just say that our credit card bills are pretty high :-(. But all will be paid off within the month, so that's good. We also still need to figure out if we're going to open a new joint checking account, or just have boyfriend add his name to mine. Probably that would be easiest, but we'll have to figure it all out this weekend.
I've randomly been thinking about my car insurance. I usually pay the full premium in February, but I've not a penny in that savings account right now. Oops! BUT I do get an extra paycheck exactly one month before it's due. And it is pretty close to the same amount. So, that might be where that comes from… although I was going to put it towards my dental bill to finish it off. We'll see how it all plays out.
I went to the bank to get quarters today (looooads of laundry need to be done this weekend). Does anybody else want to crawl under the counter and hide when the teller looks at my bank balance? Is this messed up? I seriously get so embarrased for them to see how little money I have in there. I mean, I don't keep my savings in there, so there's never more than 3k in that account (immediately following payday). And that makes me feel like a loser, and that the teller MUST be judging me. I assume they must be thinking how pathetic it is! Especially since I went to the bank in a VERY high rolling part of LA. The kind of place where people probably find a million dollars in their couch cushions. Odd.