Saved by coffee
Happy Monday to you! This artificial pep is brought to you by: COFFEE 🙂
Honestly, I am not doing too badly for a Monday morning. The sun is shining, I was greeted by only 12 emails this morning, and did I mention the coffee?
For breakfast this morning, I decided to switch up my summer fruit consumption by using an apple instead of cherries or strawberries. I still have so much prepared bulgur to use up (why did I cook so much up?) so I had another cereal concoction.
This bad boy contains:
- 3/ cup of cooked bulgur
- 1/2 cup-ish of 0% Greek yogurt
- 1 apple, diced
- 1 tablespoon of raisins
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
- I just realized I forgot cinnamon. Cinnamon! That would have MADE this dish. Drat!
- 1 spoonful of peanut butter
Not a bad way to greet the day
Well, I am about one week into maintaining this blog and I am enjoying it so far! My eating has definitely become healthier and I am being more creative in my choices, especially with breakfast. But one thing I am missing is more talk about frugality! I think about ways to save money/save/budget all of the time, and I want to talk more about it on here. I think I will instigate a new weekly feature called The Monday Run-down. This is when I post my miscellaneous spending from the week before. I am always fascinated to see how others’ spend their expendable income, so why not post it here? Keep in mind that this only includes my “fun” purchases and not stuff like mortgage, weekly grocery shopping, or my pesky cocaine habit (Kidding! You know I’m kidding, right?).
Miscellaneous Spending: Week of May 31st to June 6th
|$4 for Coworker”s “edible arrangement”||$4.00|
|Dove dark chocolate||$2.81|
|2 Larabars and 1 Probar||$6.50|
|Total for week||$87.46|
Not bad, but let me make a few comments:
1. I have a coffee addiction! I keep telling myself to make coffee at work, but whenever I try, I last about 3 days before I revert to my old habits. This is a tough one to beat.
2. This sweet teenage boy came around selling compost bags door-to-door and he said he was raising money for hockey camp! I was sold…until I realized I just spent $28.50 on compost bags. D’oh.
3. Fresh is expensive! But, oh, so good.
I hope you enjoyed peaking into my spending habits, you voyeur you! 🙂