It’s Friday. My weekend to do list is deceptively short: not because I don’t have plenty to do, but because the things that I do have planned are social in nature and I don’t really know how to budget the time for them. Will I sit and visit for more than an hour? Will I lose a bunch of time in transit? Will I be able to actually use the time in between or will I fritter it away by being too afraid to get into a project knowing that I’ll need to leave in an hour or two?

And on the subject of budgeting… I was running some rough numbers for our personal monthly expenses in an effort to get a handle on the ‘new normal’ of where our budget should be, and now I’m STRESSED OUT. I probably shouldn’t be running these kinds of numbers on an empty stomach, for one thing, and for another, it would be helpful to know the actual numbers instead of my best guesses since that could make a significant difference. And lastly, of course, this isn’t a one man project anyway: it’s really a conversation that I need to be having with the Curmudgeonly Lion so that we can be making this plan together. So I’m not panicking, but I am kind of dwelling on the issue. I mean, the good news is: we have plenty of money to cover the essentials. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out how to manage our discretionary spending, and, more importantly, our saving habits.

Ahh Friday. How very cheerful.

Anyway, it’s been a good week of new habits: I walked part of my commute every day, so far I’ve been good about doing my daily plank challenge in spite of aching abs and trembling arms. I’ve been diligent about writing posts (even if my creative writing has gotten a bit rocky) and I’ve done *pretty* well about not going too crazy with sweets and Facebook. So the month is off to a good start.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on April 6, 2018.

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