This is part of an ongoing going series about eating better by avoiding fast food during September and setting aside money under a forced savings plan. Click here to read the introduction and click here to read other stories in the series. Lisa and I will be sharing our experiences and what we learn during this experiment.
Savings: $18 transferred to savings, as planned.
Breakfast: A bowl of Cheerios. I had to be at a hearing at 8:00 a.m. and hit the ground running.
Lunch: A client didn’t give me something that I needed for a morning hearing, so I spent pretty much the rest of morning trying to get what I needed. I was on hold with the IRS for over 90 minutes and couldn’t leave my desk without possibly getting disconnected. I finally had an apple and a sourdough roll.
Dinner: Michelle likes my grilled cheese sandwiches. Throw in some tomato soup and we were good to go.
Exercise: I had court at 3:30 p.m. and figured I would have enough time to get to my workout. Then I locked my keys in the truck. Oops. After 20 minutes, AAA came to my rescue and just went home. I may try to make it up tomorrow.
Lisa follows a website called FlyLady, which is basically a support and self-help group that offers advice to help people with housekeeping. As I understand it, the concept is to help people break down housekeeping into small tasks so that the job doesn’t become overwhelming. With Lisa gone, I can appreciate what a pain in the neck it is to get things done at home and have to work with me at the office.
If I only learn one thing from this entire experiment, it is that Lisa needs more help at home from me than I currently give her. Hopefully she’ll smile when she reads this.
Image credit: Serene Vannoy