Is it wrong to want it all? Ramblings and other stuff

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  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Well I'm shattered this week. DS has been prescribed Tamiflu and so has to stay away from the chidminder this week. He is over the worst of it now, and just has a runny nose and a horrible cough. I'm trying to work from home whilst keeping him entertained, and it's just not happening!
    On the plus side, we can't go out anywhere so we haven't been able to spend any money...
    I'm still waiting for my HIP grant to hit the bank account. I've told DH he can have the Guitar Heroes Metallica game, and the rest is going in the savings account for the baby.
    Right must get some work while the little fella is asleep
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • belfastgirl23
    belfastgirl23 Posts: 8,025 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary I've been Money Tipped!
    Just to say on the garden front, if you have any neighbours or friends who are keen gardeners you might not really have to buy much. If you tell people now that you're trying to get it sorted out, it's amazing how many will turn up with cuttings etc :) which are often more robust than plants you buy anyway. And it's lovely having stuff that reminds you of people :) and you get free advice into the bargain. I kind of did this by accident rather than as a MS technique but it has worked very well.
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Yey!! My HIP grant has gone into the bank, so that's an extra £190. By the end of the month we should be hardly overdrawn at all, and I can clear that when we get paid.
    So this is the first month I should be able to start the proper weekly budgeting, and taking money out in cash etc.
    I'm actually excited about budgeting!! How sad am I?
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • Hardup_Hester
    Hardup_Hester Posts: 4,800 Forumite
    Good luck, hope everything goes well for you.
    Hester

    Never let success go to your head, never let failure go to your heart.
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Right I'm going to have a play with the budget calculator now. We get paid on Friday, but I'm going to nip to the supermarket tomorrow whilst I have the car.
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    I've done our budget for next month and it looks like we should be able to save loads :j Although the car is going in for it's MOT tomorrow, so fingers crossed it doesn't need anything. That could screw the budget completely...
    I've also planned our meals for the week, and we hardly need to buy anything, so hopefully I might have a bit of money left at the end of this week too.
    Friday is the first day of us drawing out cash to last the week, so we will see how that goes. Hopefully it should be better for us, as we can't just spend what we don't have :confused:
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Today should be a LSD. Taking DS to a toddler group down the road that only costs a pound. Then the car is going in for MOT, so I won't be able to go out anywhere. Just hoping it passes!
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • Flower08
    Flower08 Posts: 4,771 Forumite
    I hope the car passes!! I dread having to take our car for its MOT lol
    Biggest Loser Weight Loss: 13 / 20 lb
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    edited 30 July 2009 at 9:33PM
    It passed!! YEY :beer: They gave us an advisory about the tracking though, so we got them to do that and it came to £70 for the whole lot.

    I've bought a few bits today, went to Matalan and got a couple of photo frames in the sale for £2.50 each, bought DS a single fivet for his bed, as the cot duvet was miles too small, and got some coloured tissue paper too. The photo frames and tissue paper are for Christmas pressies for people, I'm trying to get organised early this year as I'll have a 2 month old this Christmas :D

    Also went food shopping and spent £7 at Aldi and £8.50 at Asda. We got a £5 takeaway curry deal from Asda, as we fancied eating out but are really trying to cut back.

    So we have £34.61 left in the weekly food budget and we don't really need anything apart from top-ups for bread and milk. Also have £82.25 in the general shopping budget for the month. So hopefully we're on track this month.
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • Flower08
    Flower08 Posts: 4,771 Forumite
    LittleBit wrote: »
    It passed!! YEY :beer:

    Great news! Our car will be going fo its MOT in 3 months - seems a while ago, but im pretty sure it wont pass so really need to try and put some money away for it!!

    Ooh i went to matalan today aswell and got some lovely wooden oak frames in the sale, so my task for tomorrow is to find some pics of me and OH to put in them.
    Biggest Loser Weight Loss: 13 / 20 lb
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