As much as I wish the title of this entry had more to do with the beauty of summer, this is a debt blog.
I knew earlier this year that summer was going to require some spending, but now that it's right around the corner, I'm starting to get anxious about it.
For one, because of my recent behavior, I owe the Big Beast an extra $230. And then I have these things:
The Cruise Vacation: I am taking about $300 in cash and will have to take my credit card (the cruise line will only accept a credit card for certain purchases on the ship)
Daisy's Boarding: My parents very generously paid my way for the cruise, but I'm responsible for paying for boarding our family dog for about seven days.
Daisy's Surgery: The family dog has a growth on her eye that's getting bigger. My parents and I are splitting the cost to get this done this summer.
The Haircut: For the last several years, I've wanted to get my hair cut by one of the few people who can cut and style my hair type. I delayed because I couldn't afford both the trip to NYC and the cost of the haircut. But now that the stylist is my area for a while, I have to take advantage of the opportunity. And I really need to do something to make me feel better about myself. I've never had the healthiest self-esteem, and lately, it's been in the toilet.
So, it's going to be an expensive next couple of months. It's freaking me out, but it is what it is.
Anyway, I'll check in with the monthly update. And then I guess we'll go from there.