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Catching up

May 8th, 2012 at 10:57 am

I'm SO tired. I had another sleepless night and I am just sleepwalking through this day. And there's no reason! Sometimes I just can't find my off switch at night, and then the next day I can't find my on switch.

My everyday spending fund is down to $258. On Saturday I got a haircut ($15). I also spent $6 at the grocery store for fresh fruit.

On Monday I went downtown to attend a workshop. The train cost $9.50 round trip. I walked from the train station to my final destination -- it took about 25 minutes each way. I'm counting that as a walk to work! And I saved the taxi money. I was very lucky that, even though it was a rainy day, I didn't have to walk in the rain at all.

While at the train station, I gave $2 to a woman who said she was "short." I just can't turn away from the needy, though most do.

I had to pass up a quarter that was on the platform as I was de-boarding. I couldn't have stooped and picked it up without being trampled on. I'm sure someone got it later on. I did find a penny on the street.

At my workshop I got a free breakfast and lunch, and I got a free breakfast today, too. It was our annual recognition luncheon.

As far as my "fives" go, I am current on doing five flights of stairs on workdays. I have taken one Prairie Path walk (with an extra two blocks to the grocery store), and that downtown walk counting as one walk to work. I have done one dance session. So I am doing okay -- not exactly overachieving, but I've made a start.

3 Responses to “Catching up”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    I saw a movie once where a woman routinely put on an act at a train station apolgetically explaining to people that she was 'short" and could they spare the fare.

    I do hope you can sleep better.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, I'm quite sure it was a regular routine for her. I didn't mind giving a little bit -- sort of a thank you to the universe that I don't have to live like that. I would have to be tougher about it if I was a regular at the train station.

    Also, since I'm writing a book about a woman who becomes homeless, I can count it as research!

  3. SicilyYoder Says:

    I help the needy a lot, too. I also give to the food bank.

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