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Getting back to normal

November 29th, 2006 at 11:25 pm

Today I spent $1.65 on treats for our student workers, and .55 for myself -- all from the vending machine. Had I only remembered to bring something from home, that could have been avoided. (Treats for our students is an obligation at the end of each semester; my boss' idea -- I wouldn't mind so much if it were my idea!)

I also ordered a game online which I may use as a Christmas present -- that was $20.94 including shipping.

At lunch I went to the library and had to pay a library fine of .75. But I found .11 right afterterwards so the library gods were thanking me, I figure!

My sister left this morning and I am just getting back into my normal life after Thanksgiving. Normal except that I have a bad cold which is wearing me down. I really need to rest, and I will do that soon. I'm eager to dive into my four new books from the library.

I am a little blue, feeling like I will never improve financially. Thanksgiving was so expensive, and Christmas will be, too. My only other option is not to see family during the holidays -- what kind of choice is that? It seems like there is always something that pushes me over the limit, no matter how much resolve I have.

But maybe I am just blue because I'm tired and sick. That would be a good reason, wouldn't it? :-)

Meals today:

Breakfast: Toast, yogurt, cider
Lunch: Cheese pizza
Snack: Tortilla chips
Dinner: Chicken salad sandwich, orange juice

3 Responses to “Getting back to normal”

  1. janH Says:

    I'm sure the post-holiday blues and the cold blues have combined. Take care of yourself and get some rest. You deserve it!

  2. fern Says:

    It sounds like you have to travel some distance to see your family for the holidays? Is that why it's so expensive?

  3. Carolina Bound Says:

    Yes, I have to go from Indiana to South Florida; it's a two-day trip by car which means a hotel bill, too. Can't fly, as I'm taking my (big) dog.

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