First of all, some good news: my friend had another appointment Monday, and things look better! Still a long way to go, but it’s great to see some improvement. I’m really glad I went out there, though. Expensive though it was, I think we are both much less stressed after having a little time together, plus I got to spend a bunch of time with my goddaughter, who I haven’t seen in a few months — she’s
forty-five four, and can really swim and is working on bike riding. It’s so cool to see her growing up. And taking her to the library and working on crafts with her meant her mom could take some long naps and her dad could go out and do some of his own work 🙂
It’s also good to be back on the blogging track. I really find that doing this helps keep me on track with my awareness (this is really the big benefit; in about three years I’ll hit the adsense earnings threshold, hee) and while I did keep up with entering expenses in YNAB, I missed the regular financial check-ins that blogging gives me. So, I’m glad my month of living on airplanes is over so I can make a little more time for this!
I have to say, even with all the running around, I’ve been pretty conscious of the Zero Food Waste challenge! I’ve spent more $$ on food than usual this month because of having to buy stuff in airports and whatnot, and because of buying meals for friends I stayed with to compensate for, you know, staying with them, but I haven’t thrown out much of anything except half a lemon. Before all of these trips, I carefully planned meals so I’d be able to finish everything I bought prior to leaving; the only time I miscalculated, by cooking too much quinoa, I was able to save the day by sticking the leftovers in the freezer. (Prior to this challenge, I’ll be honest, they probably would have ended up trashed instead of frozen.) I’ll think of something to do with it this weekend. Maybe a breakfast porridge? Anyway, I was also good about ordering only what I could eat when I went out. So, not bad on the food waste front, even with all the craziness this month unexpectedly fell into.
Since I didn’t go shopping til Monday evening, and since I’ve got a bunch of meals out this week due to work, this is a weird food week — I bought supplies to make a quick pasta dish and I’ll eat that plus work stuff, but when I shop on the weekend, I’ll finally be back into a normal routine. I sort of can’t wait!