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Weekend Recap

October 26th, 2015 at 04:13 pm

I'm home again, and boy, am I tired. I was hardly able to sleep at my brother's house, because -- get this -- it was so quiet and so dark. I've become such an urbanite! I need noise and light to sleep!

I also had such a good time, I think, that I was over-stimulated. And since I saw my "boyfriend," my mind was whirling with conversations I am imagining with him. My nighttime mental conversations are great sleep-stealers.

Anyway. To recap, on Friday I attended the conference I've been planning with my board. It went really well, and the big surprise was that I was honored with a scholarship they created in my name! It will fund a beginning researcher to attend two conferences a year. I was blown away! I knew that I would receive some little gift because it is my last year on the board, but I didn't expect this! It was so awesome!

In addition to the $80 fee, it cost $14 to park. On the previous evening, we hosted the speakers for dinner, and while my dinner was comped, parking was $32! All of this can be written off my taxes, but it was still shocking. Others turned in parking receipts for $12 -- from the same parking garage. They arrived later than I did, but they must have done something else that I missed out on. Perhaps they used Spot Hero, or something.

After the conference I drove up to Michigan, and my weekend there was relatively inexpensive. Gas was $27, food was $5, and I spent $9 to see a movie. I also bought a birthday present for my SIL for $31.

My variables spending is at 86% (not counting business expenses).

Tomorrow I take my car to the garage to be painted, and I will begin my carless week-plus.

But mostly, I am looking forward to a very deep sleep in my own bed!

5 Responses to “Weekend Recap”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    A scholarship in your name? What an honor! Smile
    So, how did it go with the "boyfriend"? Has he figured it out yet? Maybe you should ask someone to clue him in. Or, just invite him on a date yourself.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is too cool about the scholarship!

    I also have those imaginary conversations with my SO at night ... we have a little kind of joke about how I tend to way overthink things before actually bringing something up ...

  3. snafu Says:

    Congratulations, having a scholarship named for you is a truly wonderful, long term tribute. Can we encourage you to engage BF in real conversation? Skype offers fast, easy, no cost, no barriers conversation

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Hmmm.... the boyfriend. He is very, very reserved. He is a widower from a long marriage. I have no idea whether he is even thinking in terms of a new relationship. My sense is that any quick moves on my part will scare him off, and I enjoy his company too much to scare him off. This time I did ask him if he wanted to come back to my brother's house with me and join us for cards, but he was very quick to decline. I think I just have to be patient, and maybe accept that it may not ever be what I would like it to be. I also hold the personal belief that a man has to buy in enough to make some moves on his own. I don't think men ever really value the women who "catch" them. They use them, but don't value them. Purely a personal philosophy based on my life; I'm not criticizing anyone else's relationship!

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    No offense taken. Smile Best of luck!

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