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Spending guilt and possible new job

October 2nd, 2007 at 07:38 am

Well, Im feeling regret over all my purchases, but still Im going to be using everything that I bought. So now Im in Buckle-down mode. I am making a meal plan for this week. I already packed all my food for today: Breakfast is a banana and Rice Chex. Lunch is more snacky, than a real lunch, but Im having strawberries, a banana, a hardboiled egg and one hard boiled egg white. Snack is popcorn. Dinner is Turkey Sloppy Joe over whole wheat no yolk egg noodles. This is one of my favorite meals, so YUMMY J If I get hungry at any point after dinner, I have instant oatmeal to snack on.

Im working on Christmas stuff. Some of my friends/family are hard to shop for, but I want to get it all done by the end of this month. I have a $25.00 amazon gift certificate to put towards it and Im requesting another $25.00 gift card from my points. I have $400.00 in my Christmas fund budget and I am planning to add another $100.00 towards it for a tree and outdoor decorations, which I didnt have much of last year.

This month marks my 1 year anniversary in the house and I have to say Im still loving it !!! I am looking forward to the winter. I love bundling up under a mound of covers J

In other news, Im going to have to be making some big decisions soon about work. I love what Im doing, but the job itself is getting tedious. I love the unlimited overtime, but I really dont know how long thats going to last. Anyway, a quality position opened up with means going to an Exempt status (which means no OT). There are some trade offs, such as 4 weeks of vacation. I think it comes with a raise, but now sure of the dollar amount. I would need it to at least match the 10% shift differential that Im currently getting, plus a bit more. The main benefit would be the possibility for further advancement. Hopefully itll lead me to higher positions.

My manager asked me to apply, and I did. I have an interview today. If I get the position, Im really going to have to punch down my budget. Ive gotten a bit sloppy, knowing the overtime will carry me if I go over budget in some categories, like groceries and eating out. Well see how it goes.

2 Responses to “Spending guilt and possible new job”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Good luck!!

  2. moi aussi Says:

    Good luck at your job interview and thanks for replying to my comments earlier!

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