May 3rd, 2015

My tweets


Yesterday turned out to be a lovely nothing day. My swim was great. My new suit swam well. I thought maybe the straps were too loose and would cause issues (I had a plan to fix if so) but they did not at all. And no scraping of skin like my old suits. Nice.

After a breakfast stop, I came on home and spent the day knitting, watching the Mariners lose and just doing stuff. I was watching TV last night when I kept hearing cheering like there was something going on at the stadium which I knew there was not.

I finally went out on the terrace to see if I could figure out what was going on and it was the bar down the block which was, apparently, full of people watching that stupid fight. While I think boxing is stupid and that particular match way stupid, I do like living where I can hear the cheering. I think that's fun.

Today, if I can wait long enough, I want to walk to Harry's for brunch which is in the block past the baseball stadium. It's a little more than half a mile. They don't open until 10. It's 7:30 now. I could walk v e r y s l o w l y... but no. I'm not starving right now and I have coffee so maybe I can wait.

Looking out today and, actually, the rest of the week, I have nothing on my calendar. One of those great weeks when anything can happen and if nothing does, that's cool, too.

I spent some quality time with my finances yesterday. I am lucky enough to have enough money to live on for now and, hopefully, until I die. It provides me great freedom but I still feel the need to be responsible with it so that it will last as long as I need it to and, really, just to be responsible.

I don't work well with a tight budget but I do like to keep a mental reign on the $$. And make sure I have enough cash on hand (or in the credit union) to live for a couple or three months. So from time to time, I revisit my money plan spreadsheet. I review my recent spending and make sure it's sustainable and that my money is going for things I want. And that I have sufficient ready just in case cash that will sustain me over a couple of months. So that's what I did yesterday.

My rainy day fund got dipped into while I was waiting for Social Security to kick in. I just got it back up to what it should be. Next on tap is saving up for my next big frivolous purchase. I want one of those fancy bidet toilet seats that washes and dries your butt with every visit.

I think I can squirrel away enough $$ from everyday stuff to get one next month or sometime this Summer. There are about a biscillion different ones to pick from so I'll need that time to figure out which one I want.

Now I think I'll get up and get dressed and maybe do some reading before I hit the road to brunch.

Well, that was a fail

I waited and waited and waited and then finally it was time so I walked the half mile to the restaurant and got there at 9:58. I double checked their website... yep, opens at 10. Even Google says they open at 10. The lights were on but the door was locked so I waited. In a few minutes a woman came to put in the cash register drawer and ignored me. Weird. I tried the door again. Still locked. Then she came to the door and told me they open at 11. WTF???

They have a very active Twitter feed so I left a tweet about how pissed I was and then walked home.

On the up side, I walked a mile nearly without stopping!! Misfit says I ate up more than 3000 steps and 1500 calories. And... I don't have to worry about that place for a brunch choice and can take them out of my Twitter feed.

So now I'm cooking hashbrowns and will do the rest of breakfast when they are done. The Mariner game is at 11 and I'm doing laundry. I'll put the brunch money towards the Fancy Toilet Seat Fund.