I spent $42 more than I earned this month.
I won't go into tons of detail because you know how my months are when I'm in the red -- clothes and food. It's the same every time.
Although, this month, there two things that were more out of the ordinary:
1 -- I went to a wedding, which was thankfully nearby, but it still required a gift so I wrote a check for $100 (which, therefore, negated the $100 gift my gram for my birthday). And, incidentally, it was the longest wedding ever! It was supposed to start at 1:30 and it actually started at 3:15. Then the reception... we left before we even had wedding cake.
We left our apartment at 1 p.m. We got back home at 11 p.m. Yeah. It was lovely. The bride (my college buddy) was beautiful. The women in their authentic African formalwear were breathtaking. But dang. I mean, does EVERYONE have to toast the couple?
2 -- The item that put me over this month... just one item... was two pairs of socks. Socks. These are Puma socks. They cost about $11 and come two pairs to a pack. But, I have to say, these are the most wonderful socks I've ever put on my feet! They feel SOOO good! They're just plain white cotton and probably a little Lycra or something, but these things feel like you have clouds on your feet. And just walking around is a joy. They're the best socks EVER!
The only problem (don't you know EVERYTHING has a down side) is that they stick to crud in your carpet like Velcro. After five minutes of walking around in my cloud socks, I noticed that the bottoms were covered with hair, lint, mini dust bunnies and, wait for it -- NAIL CLIPPINGS. AAAAAAGGGGHHHH!!! My guy has this terrible habit of peeling his nails instead of using a nail clipper... and he does it sitting at his desk, sitting in bed watching TV, whatever. So, there are errant nail bits hidden in the dark rug. I didn't FEEL this gunk through the softness of the sock. I just happened to see it when I crossed my legs and saw the bottom of my feet.
I suppose I could have 20 people put on these socks and slide there feet all over the floor and then leave, and I wouldn't have to vaccum or sweep. But I digress.