Getting paid only one time a month is rough, I have been doing this a long time so I know the drill. I still have not been great at predicting the ENTIRE month, of course. This month I had 2 long drives to visit people, a couple small gifts, and a great deal on clothing I couldn't pass up. A lot of fun, but pushing the end of the month. I have $50 put every month in a second checking account with a debit card so I don't spend it however it is good to have in case I need gas or groceries the last few days. I have never spent all $50 so I am saving up a little.
I have lots of good food, only me to worry about feeding, and a nice long weekend with no obligations. So let's see what I can cook!