Legitimate bills, legitimate payments. Money comes in, money comes out. That's how it be. This month, in addition to my $1700 a month bills, I had to buy 280.00 in return tickets and 340.00 in outgoing tickets. So that's 620.00 in extra expenses. I tend to buy one way tickets b/c it is cheaper. In this case, the return tickets from Arizona were cheaper but the outgoing tickets to Calif. were not. However, a lot of ppl pay like $500-700 round trip to cross the county at Christmas and I only paid 310. a person. I am going to L.A. WOO HOO. L.A. mon....karumba!!!! We haven't had a dismal winter but it did come early. It was 40 degrees today, practically a record in No. Minnesota. This was a pretty good week for me becuz it was not high stress. I have had diarreha 9 days straight. I wonder if I got food poisoning or a virus. I think I got bad meat from the Lutheran food shelf, sorry to say. They also once gave me soup that expired in 2012 during 2014. no good. I hate to say it, but the Vineyard Church has a better organized more extravagant food shelf. They even give full birthday cakes when its your birthday month. The poor of Duluth really need that. Its a true gift. I only went to the Vineyard Church 3x this year. 2x it was when another teenager was residing in my house for four months. I don't think of it as being a mooch although at times that is how I feel. I can't make my bills sometimes and food is expensive these days. Even after quitting gambling, my rent is 825. a month, car payment almost $400 a month (I pay twice a month now instead of every other week), car insurance $60, loans $200, student loan 9.99, cable phone and internet 140.00 and the list goes on. Life can be tough but it is do able now that I quit gambling.
I could not give plasma today because I had a bruise where they took the needle last time. After buying six dollars worth of gas and a minimum five dollar purchase at the store, I have six dollars left until payday on Thurs. I have to give plasma on Tues and hopefully it will be a go. I drank lots of water last night with the intention of giving plasma today and I could not give. My bruise was only 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch. They told us not to carry heavy objects after giving but I did . I carried a medium sized TV downstairs that was donated to me after my client moved out. Therefore, I paid a $50 price and some comfort that would have carried me through the week. Luckily, Loran and I have just enough food in the house til payday and I don't wanna buy a ton more becuz we are leaving for 10 days to C-a-l-i-f-o-r-n-i-a. Amen to that. I am a freewheeling Californian in my heart.
Jon, Bob and I are going to take photo ops for our promotions for our radio show. I will be going to Riverside County to see Laura and see a lot of other friends. Peace out.
Link to food bank article at Vineyard Church