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February 12th, 2016 at 07:50 am

Here is where the budget stands



We had to take the girl cat the the vet this week. She is taking longer to get better but she started fighting us when we were giving her her medicine this morning so that is a good sign. The past two days I would find her sleeping in the kitchen sink, and then yesterday when I picked her up she was just BURNING UP, so she clearly had a fever. This morning she wasn't warm so I think the fever has broken. But she's been eating the whole time even though she can't breathe through her nose well.

We had N's birthday dinner last night and clearly WAAAY overspent. Part of that was because originally I wasn't going to invite the kid but then I thought that is shitty, he should get a fancy meal to celebrate his dad's birthday with him. So that brought the cost up a bit. But I let everyone get all the things they wanted and we had a very, very satisfying meal. The service...was eh, especially for such a fancy place but I still gave a 20% tip even though the waiter checked out after our drink orders and didn't come back for 15 minutes even though we told him we were ready to order when we gave him our drink orders.

I am hoping to keep the rest of my expenses this month down and hopefully I won't have to modify any of my saving/paying down debt goals.

I applied for a librarian position at an online school. It is part time and remote. I am excited about the possibility but don't know if anything will come out of it. They asked my salary demands. As a paraprofessional I make $15/hour so I said my minimum would be $25/hour and my ideal would be $30. I figured shoot high.

I am still planning on quitting the public library April 16, but can't help but think how nice the paychecks are. It's not worth it not having any time to myself and not wanting to read any more. I LOVE reading and I haven't read anything since the New Years holiday. (To put in perspective, last year I read 131 books)



6 Responses to “Friday update”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    great job! Looks under budget.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    What does a librarian do remotely at an online school?

  3. jokeabee Says:

    CB-This position does collection development for online resources, provides reference service for faculty and students, and can teach classes. Since I have a second Masters I am hoping they'll let me teach (if they hire me) so I can get experience in that, as well.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a great job possibility!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Good luck with the online librarian position!

  6. snafu Says:

    Good luck with new application [online Librarian] I wondered about leaving a 20% tip for lousy waiter service. I would have been quietly seeing the service manager to let him know I was disappointed that his staff was letting him down and in need of retraining. Ignoring a customer for 15 minutes is rude, doubly so when after drinks were ordered made it clear they were wanting to order. Was the meal actually worth close to $ 200.? I'd send a note to the owner group to explain you will relating your experience at their establishment on Travel Advisor. Do they know the statistics confirm that individuals who have a bad experience tell about 10 people. You and N repeat to about 20 at minimum.

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