Yesterday was the last day at my old job, and I start the new one in a week and a half. During my brief unemployment, I hope to address the problem of my budget, sew everything, get a passport, and rearrange my garden for the fall. This might not be realistic.
I’ve kept my spending journal for a couple of weeks, and the biggest thing I need to eliminate is food. Not like all food, just the fast food or sandwiches I buy because I’m away from home for all three meals a day and haven’t packed anything for myself. So, I need healthy, easy, cheap, packable meals. And a lunchbox. The GF appropriated my rocketship.
Last week I did a little better with not buying food out, because I had a large amount of foodstuffs left over from a housewarming party last weekend. In order to eat it before it spoiled, I subsisted on cookies, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, apples, and hot dog buns with peanut butter on them for most of the week. I earned that this is no way to live.
I’d list plans for meals now (cook up a large amount of cous-cous or rice and a small amount of meat! Chop vegetables! Combine as necessary!) but I’m headed to New York for the weekend, to check out the exhibit on pre-fab housing at the MOMA, and to investigate how my finance friends are doing (not answering their emails, for sure…not that I blame them). While there, I plan to mostly eat food from carts.
So, catch you when I get back.