Store manager

Store Manager in Newburyport, MA — Money Diary

9 am — I actually have enough time to go to my favorite cafe/breakfast spot, yay! I get a large hot coffee, half french vanilla, half cinnamon sticky bread flavor (new england coffee is the best coffee – i’ll fight anyone about that, they have the best flavors and no syrup) and an egg white, green pepper, and cheese sandwich on an English muffin. I lived just down the street from this place when I first moved to town with my friends after college and we became regulars. It’s a family place where you walk in and they know your order even if you haven’t been in a month or two. $9.76

2:30 p.m. — I leave the store to go to our warehouse for a little visit before returning home. Again, I realize I haven’t had breakfast (that’s the problem with eating two breakfasts a day), so I buy a bag of pretzels to snack on. I’m at the warehouse for about an hour and leave to go home at 3:45. Miraculously, I encountered no traffic and returned at 4:20. I fold laundry and talk to my boss on the phone when I get home. $3.69

6:00 p.m. — Leftover chicken parmesan for dinner, which D. has now deemed “disgusting” (he loved it last night, toddlers are fun). We microwaved him some chicken nuggets and he’s in his glory. Right after dinner, we realize we’re out of diapers. S. goes to Market Basket to pick up a package while I stay home and watch Long live for the 500th time. $19.99

9:00 p.m. — S. receives an email invitation to her father-in-law’s family Christmas party. Despite the fact that her mother did not remarry until S. was in college, we have become very close to her husband and family. It helps that once one of his sons is exactly our age, his wife and I look a lot alike, and they have a daughter who’s only three months older than D. The end of year party is awesome and includes lots of booze, live music, and tons of food. This year they finally started charging a fee for RSVP, which they should have done years ago. This year it will be at our brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, which is amazing for us because it means we have a place to sleep! $50

9:30 p.m. — I place an order for pickup at Target tomorrow. Apparently we’re almost out of baby wipes and D.’s snack selection is shrinking (either he’s going through a growth spurt or he’s just a toddler because he says “I’m hungry” about 100 times per day). S. is watching the Celtics game so I go into the bedroom and try, for the fourth time, to get in Maid on Netflix. Everyone swears I’m gonna love this, but I end up getting super emotional and crying and turning it off every time. I end up putting Office (for the 900th time) and fall asleep. $23.37

Daily Total: $106.81