Sunday, October 07, 2012
Plowing Through The End of My Favorite Time Of The Year
Yet JoJo's wrestling shoes expense went under 'shoes', as I know we'll need cleats, sports shoes and other similar items.
I'm tempted to include my two sons who got haircuts the day before, but, hey, they'd have needed them anyway.
Grand total equals $423.56 but divided by 7, it came to just $60 per kid and included their tickets, dinners, clothes, shoes, and corsages. Pretty darn good I'd say. Chuy's snappy Fedora came from Goodwill, as did some shirts, ties, and dress shoes for the boys.
I'd wager that regular teenagers in regular homes around here spent about three or four hundred dollars each on their Homecoming evening. Clearly that's not an option for us. Nor are spray tans that I'm sure these pretty little teenagers spent money on during this week. Have they not read these warnings?
My cable TV and internet bill includes no movie channels but does have two DVRs on it and runs about $165.55 per month. Outrageous? Yes, but divided by the 14 people living here it is $11.68 per person. Slightly under 39 cents per person per day, yep there's a bargain.
That said, if I lived here alone, it'd still be about that high minus one DVR. I'm enjoying the bonus-per-use cost now while I can.
So I'm doing deskwork, ten piles of papers to contend with, one glaring at me rudely stamped Open Immediately Action Required.
Don't pressure me like that. It brings out my own oppositional nature, I've let it sit there spitefully for several weeks. I think I need to grow up.
When baseball season ends, then there'll be an end to Daylight Savings Time, and then to add insult upon injury we'll have a frost that'll end my heat loving vegetables.
To put a happy spin on it all, I just have to remind myself that we'll be getting closer to the first day of Spring, right?