Monday was a day of how fast can I make all my money for the week disappear. I paid bills, bought groceries, and drove to Palmdale to look for fabric for my Halloween costume. In short, I made $375 vanish in a few hours. My day started off on a sour note though as I tried to renew my car registration online and kept getting an “invalid info” error. I drove to the DMV, and got in line. I got a number, and then saw they had a kiosk in the corner to pay your registration. I went to the kiosk, scanned my paperwork, slid my debit card, and was given an error message saying my “financial institution” forbade the transaction. I tried my card as both debit and credit with the same result. The guy standing nearby to help people informed me it won’t work with cards from my bank for some reason. Yay. After an hour of waiting I was able to pay my registration at the counter. The woman who took care of me also commented that their kiosk won’t accept cards from my bank when I paid.
I had already paid my Amazon bill and car insurance for the month before I left the house so now I went to fill up my gas tank. As I pulled into the pump, I saw a woman drive away while still attached to the pump. I’ve never seen someone look so horrified as she did when she realized what she had done. Before I left, she had gone in, ratted herself out, and was helping to fill out a report of the incident. I went to the bank and deposited a check for survey earnings.
Winco was a quick trip. I got a lot of good things and not much questionable stuff. I love when I can feel good about what I bought while grocery shopping and I did feel good about it, save for the donuts I bought myself as a treat. I got laundry detergent, cottage cheese, pasta sauce, Mattie’s lunches, fruit cups, ground turkey, Polish sausage, breakfast sausage, ham steak, salad mixes, pineapple, fresh beets, eggs, onion, salad dressing, bell pepper, green onions, string cheese, avocados, zucchinis, celery, broccoli, olives, and some other veggies. When I went to check out, the cashier accidentally hit the cash button, so she had to call over a manager to help her with actually charging my debit card and making sure her drawer would balance out.
After Winco, I brought my groceries home to be put away. I rechecked my bank balances and drove to Joann’s to look at fabrics. I had my pattern picked out for Halloween already, but with a slight change in the theme of Tracy and David’s party, I needed to rethink my fabric choices. I ended up finding what I needed, but it far exceeded my original spending plan of $60 for fabrics. I ended up spending quite a bit more. I ended up with three different fabrics- some darkish red satin for the skirt of my dress, a ton of black poly cotton broadcloth for the petticoat, blouse, and jacket lining, and some crazy reptile textured silver pleather for the jacket. Crazy is not a strong enough word for this stuff! The cashier had to double check with me on the amounts as she entered them into the computer because she wasn’t sure that 12 yards of the broadcloth was correct. I’m actually really excited about the jacket. I saved $37 between one fabric being on sale and having a coupon to use on the broadcloth, but I really wish I had had a second coupon to use on the satin as well. It would have been nice to save another $10 or so. Still, Halloween is the one day a year I can go a little crazy, make a crazy outfit, and just have fun with it. I budgeted for $60 for fabric, but most of the extra $35 was covered by my survey check. Tracy said I didn’t need to go all out, but when else do I get to make and wear something insane?
I was hoping to get to pick up some crazy hair color this week as well but that doesn’t look like its going to happen. $5 doesn’t really give me that many options. Maybe next week I will have some extra. I’d like to go a bright pinkish purple or maybe just purple. I’m slightly undecided.
Monday night we went to pool and I shot better than I ever have. I ended the night with 3 7’s, and a 10, for a total of 31. My previous best was a 26, so I felt really good about that. I really should have won three of my games last night but barely missed the 8 and left it perfect for my opponent. Whoops! We went out for froyo afterwards, and they had a new flavor- banana. I mixed the strawberry and banana and added coconut to it. It tasted really good but I was burping banana all night after that.
I think part of why I shot so well was because for the first time in years, my hands were not shaking. Its only been a few days since the dosage of the Wellbutrin was cut in half, but I feel stronger, I’m not shaky, and the weirdest thing is I am falling asleep almost immediately after going to bed and I’m sleeping better. Its good, but it kind of sucks too because I’m so used to having a few hours after crawling into bed to read or play games on my Nook and now that time is gone. Hopefully I see more improvement and when I go back to see the doctor he will take me completely off of it, barring anything happening in between.