So today was the first day I have eaten out since No Spend Month started. I had an appointment in the bank and arrived early so I decided to treat mam to breakfast. We have both been feeling like crap and having the week from hell so I did it to try and cheer her up. We ate at Noah and Co in Liffey Valley and they had a fantastic menu. I would highly recommend them, the quality of their food as well as the presentation were great. However since my bypass I tend to stick to the side dishes so I ordered a yoghurt and granola dish:
However another side effect of the bypass is certain foods just do not agree with me any more. Yoghurt is usually fine so I wasn’t apprehensive, that is until I got to my third bite. I got the usual this food is not agreeing with me signs (watering mouth, dry throat, stomach cramps etc) so I ended up not actually being able to eat it. So I basically wasted the money which annoyed me so much! Mam however enjoyed hers and thought it was fabulous so mission accomplished. Also technically it wasn’t all money I was spending as I found a gift card with a small balance and used that to cover most of the cost.
After I got home I wanted to work on a craft so I went to cut the vinyl with my silhouette machine until I saw this:
Brody had decided to chew through the wire which meant the machine was pretty much kaput without it. So after some advice from friends as to where I could find a new power cord I found one in Maplin and now have a working machine again and a lighter bank balance.
Also as Miss A is My Little Pony crazy I have been buying her the Beanie Baby versions and for months we have been searching for the last two to complete her collection. Everywhere we tried to find them just didn’t have them and told us they wouldn’t be restocking. So when I saw the final two today in a store I had to buy them. They will be kept up for when she goes in for surgery. Technically this falls under a delayed spending rather than unplanned spending but still.
So today my friends the tunnel caved in and I am trapped. I knew I would slip but these things happen. I am still planning to keep it going from tomorrow and put this behind me because I’m only human! I think that today shall be written off as the day the tunnel caved in and I will be spending the rest of the weekend on track getting my way out!
Unplanned money spent today:
- New power cord for my Silhouette Cameo €34.99
- Brought mam out for breakfast €16.10 before gift card €3.20 out of pocket.
- Two My Little Pony Beanie Babies for Miss A for when she goes in for her surgery €17.98
If this is the first post you are seeing here is the link to the challenge I have set for myself if you want to check it out:
Until next time, let your gypsy soul wander.