Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I depleted some of my emergency fund to pay all of my bills this morning. My phone bill was due and I figured while I was paying it, I would just pay the utility bill and the Internet bill at the same time. I should have paid them with my chequing account, but on Sunday I was at Wal-Mart buying bread making ingredients and then looked through their clothes and found a skirt and a couple turtle necks that I could use for work. Plus I needed some tights as it is getting cold out (PS I hate winter, yet refuse to leave Canada....). So over all I spent something like $80 on clothes and $15 on ingredients. I am happy with my purchases because I need more professional looking stuff for work. I used to work in a warehouse where there was no dresscode and I lived in jeans. Now I am in an office where jeans can only be worn on Fridays. I have made it through my first year, but last winter I was freezing as my hoodie was not really appropriate.
I bought bread making ingredients because my friend gave me her bread maker when she moved. I love it!!! My house smells awesome (baked bread is my favorite smell ever) and I have a fresh loaf of bread for peanut butter sandwiches. Yummy!
So yes, I "borrowed" some money out of my emergency fund, but plan on paying it back on November 6, with the money I would have used to pay my bills. I just don't like looking at bills. It's like they taunt me until I pay them.

PS. My last post may look blank, but its really a secret code (not really that secret) for my new BLOG background. Not sure if I really like the overall look, but I was home sick yesterday and playing around.

PPS. I miss relaxing in a cafe in Latvia drinking turkish coffee. Just randomly throwing that out there.


Making up for past mistakes said...

I'm with you on the office attire - it's expensive to keep up with it. You can only wear the same shirt every single week for so long before it looks really worn. I sometimes miss the old factory days of jeans and a stained t!

MM...fresh bread sounds delicious! I need to dig out my breadmaker this weekend I think!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-like your blog and hope you manage to succeed in your 'to do list' by December 2008!

Frugal Dreamer said...

I love the new look! :)

Les@SpillingBuckets said...

I know this is an old post - but I've been really bad with my blog reading lately so...

1. love the new layout.
2. baked bread is the best smell ever!