Money Diary, Day 5


Day Five: Friday
5:30am: Dog wakes me up early to snuggle, and he needs a longer walk today so we’re out the door early this morning. I snap a gorgeous sunrise pic over the field a block from my house, a little sad it’s going to be developed into housing soon but enjoying it now. It’s Friday after a long week so we skip packing lunches and plan to get food at the company cafe later.
8:45am: After chatting with a friend about our upcoming weekend trip to Seattle, she offers to watch our dog so we don’t have to pay to board him this weekend, score! I settle into work, I’m so close to being done with this first major project at my new job (I started here in April). I’ll be happy when I can declare this project finished, except for the ongoing audits, as it is a big undertaking with tons of moving pieces.
Noon: I stretch my legs on the walk cross campus to meet my husband for lunch at the cafe. I’m reminded why we don’t eat there more often with my sub par burger and alright curly fries, but the vanilla creme soda masks it just fine. We’re tired after the long week but looking forward to our trip tomorrow; I found a world famous dumpling restaurant I can’t wait to try! $9.50
1:25pm: My son’s daycare calls; he’s running a high fever all of a sudden, so I grab my work laptop and phone and steal the car to go grab him. I take him home, dose him with children’s Motrin, and he falls asleep in our bed with the AC cranked. I finish up my work day in our new office (we finally have a separate office!), polishing up a few things and sending out some emails. I’m grateful for an understanding boss who not only lets me bolt from work at a moment’s notice, but as is super flexible about working from home. It’s one of the main reasons I went to work from him, and times like these it really pays off!
530pm: Kid’s up and looking a lot better, Uber has dropped the husband off at home, and our long week is finally over! I send him a new Pinterest recipe for him to try, “Eggs in Hell”; poached eggs, diced tomatoes, onions and Italian sausage that turns out absolutely delicious! It goes perfectly with my lemon drop, eating in the living room with the super attentive dog and Brooklyn 99 (we’re almost finished with season 3 and it just keeps getting better!) We call it an early night as we aim to be driving to Seattle by 7am tomorrow, depending on how the kid feels; his fever is gone but he still has a mild headache, so he gets another dose of Motrin and a cool bath to finish the day.
Daily Total: $9.50

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After years of borrowing horses, working to ride and catch riding, I finally have my own horse, a spicy chocolate mare...but also a demanding day job (who doesn't?), a nerdy husband, a soccer loving kid who needs to be parented (by me, duh), and the ultimate trail buddy, a chocolate Labradork!

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