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Spend day after NDE

February 9th, 2015 at 11:33 pm

The saddest fact about no spend days is usually, straight after, I have a big spend day to catch up whatever I missed by having a no spend day.

I survived my harrowing brush with the Nile River virus, due entirely to my own efforts as residential healthcare is not what it's cracked up to be in premarital propaganda.
My welfare seemed of little concern, because as soon as I presented for roll call I was immediately put to work. No light duties, no return to work program, just my wallet, my keys and a list.

So 2 days before I am even supposed to spend any money on food Bam! $123.30 gone.
As well as the expenses for next month just keeps growing and growing.

I will concede however that $20.00 of the money spent was to celebrate my DW hitting a huge milestone in her business. So at 1 am my Advil soaked brain got behind the wheel and through codeine enhanced instincts made it to MacDonald's drive through and we celebrated with a meal each.
Yep.
Huge spenders. It's almost paradoxical, celebrating a huge income milestone by buying a burger combo each.
When you're young you think about your future as living in big mansions and driving the very best luxury cars, what you don't dream about is rolling your car down the road in neutral before starting it so you can enjoy a guilt free, stealthily unwrapped meal without waking kids.

Hitting $91 016.15 savings was such a huge goal for us; I refuse to drop below 91k. So when I checked the bank today our gym memberships had been withdrawn for the month.
But so pure is my denial I simply won't record the expense until after the 28th when we get paid.
By lying to myself through creative accounting I am preserving the 91k. It's perfect.
My wife assures me I'm the only person sad enough to deceive himself on his own domestic accounting.

I will point out that she is not a qualified accountant either.
If it was good enough for ENRON, its good enough for me.

-bye

2 Responses to “Spend day after NDE”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I sometimes deceive myself in those little ways, too.

    Is your $91K in cash? Do you have retirement savings or investments outside of that?

  2. DecisiveParadox Says:

    Hello CB,

    Yes its cash.
    I do have retirement fund from my prior years in corporate work. By the time I Can access it will be dead or close to it so I don't count it unless I'm passing it to the children.

    -AL

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