Morning, everyone. Friday again. It does seem to roll round so quickly.
I'm feeling rather chuffed with myself. Remember I mentioned about keeping my personal accounts more strictly again the other day (Wednesday, I think) and how numbers bothered my head (mild dyscalculia)?
Suzie suggested a simple excel spread sheet and my brain panicked before telling me not to be so daft!
I found a really good, clear (even to me), simple YouTube video and watched it through a couple of times, sat down at the PC and, lo and behold, I have a really simple but (as far as I can tell right now) accurate spreadsheet for a month. I even entered amounts for this month, just to check, and it figures. It gives me totals for general, subscriptions, food/other, my total spend, totals for income from the month because I work a month in arrears for income and (although I had to look up how to subtract - use the sign, silly), what I will have left.
Blimey - I never thought I could do that. It's clunky, amateur and very, very simple but it seems to be all I need and I am so proud of myself.
This is the video, if you're interested. I'll be watching it again as I couldn't take it all in at once.
Thanks very much, Suzie, Jackie and Eileen for the push.
First thing, I had a lovely chat with Chris - the time goes so quickly and we were still chatting madly as she left.
Another thing I did was go into Amazon and order sundry requested Christmas pressies, most of which arrive today and, because I was in the mood, got round to wrapping up my Twelve Days of Christmas gifts. There's one that ought to be opened first but the others will be a sort of lucky dip - close eyes and grab!
Today starts with Slimming World, as usual, and then the day's my own. I might take a drive out somewhere and I have decided that I want to go back to HomeSense to see if there are any of the Christmas Spode plates and bowls left. There may not be - HomeSense is a bit 'when it's gone, it's gone' - but it's worth a look, I think.
I also have some ironing to do and need to do just a bit of tidying before the lovely cleaners arrive.
Have a great day, whatever your plans. Stay safe and happy, everyone. xx