I thought that this week I might be less inclined to fritter, since I was aware that I would have to record it all here at the end of the week. Ha! Brain - you don't know me at all! So the following is the list of definitely unnecessary items bought this week, perhaps with some justifications...
Alcohol* $56.98Breakfast $10.65
Coconut Water $21.05
Ice Cream*** $11.80
Snacks (healthy) $9.95
Snacks (unhealthy)**** $14.73
*That's more spent on alcohol in a week than I have spent on it in the last 6 months. In my defence, it wasn't all for me - Ben (ex) came over for dinner on Friday night and I bought him some cider, because I'm nice like that. And there's a bottle of wine still in the fridge that will probably sit there for weeks before I drink it.
**Not really a fritter as it was for Noodle Arms before she got on a plane to help blocked ears, but I included it because it's one of those small, impulsive purchases I would not normally buy but that adds up.
***This is well out of left field. I'm not a fan of ice cream - I might have one twice a year. I had a weird urge Saturday when it was really hot, and my local IGA only sells them in boxes so I bought some and only ate one. Noodles will hoover up the rest of them when she gets home - probably within seconds since there is hardly ever ice cream in this house.
****What can I say? It's been a snacky week. Mini chocolate Christmas puddings with coffee, BBQ shapes, an overpriced pastry at the airport... not keen on getting on the scales this week, I can tell you.
Mini Goal #1
My mini goal for the week is to cut the coffee purchases. I am only working for three days this week, and then I have a couple of weeks off, so this is the perfect time. I want to try to be organised enough to have my two morning coffees at home before I go to work, rather than one at home and then buying one (or sometimes two).
Mini Goal #2
During my holidays, I'm going to try to break the coffee habit entirely. Not sure how I'll go on that one, as I've tried several times before when I've had time off work and it's always been a crushing failure, with me giving in to the headaches by the third day and scoffing a large cappuccino. However, I am determined to try again. Caffeine - I WILL DEFEAT YOU....eventually....maybe.
So did you have a big spendy spendy week? Of course you did, who doesn't the week before Christmas?