The cats are getting into a nice rhythm. When the radio goes off in the mornings, Betty starts in on the 'IT'S BREAKFAST TIME!!' routine. By the time I get up to feed her and get my coffee, Zoe comes out from the fish room for her breakfast, too. I leave them to their noshing and take my coffee back to bed but this time with the computer. Now both them are full and, I guess, deciding what they will do today.
Me, too, actually.
I will be going to the pool. Even if only for a little bit. And I need to stop at the library. I have one DVD to return and two to pick up. And a couple of other errands. And that's about it for the plans.
I need to build a budget for a while. I'm still not used to this income and I think I'm not handling it as good as I could. Part of it is that it is a static amount every month. For the past dozen years, I've worked been paid only for the hours I worked so the total amount, paid twice a month, fluctuated wildly. Now it is the same amount on the same day once a month. So budgeting should be way easier and I think I need - at least for a month or two - to get some structure. See what I'm spending where and tweak it. Lordknows I've got enough, I just need to be wiser about it.
This month I am tracking how much I spend on food - at restaurants, in the grocery store, for Anita. And, so far, it's come out to about twice what I thought it was.
Time for a little reality.
Hello, spreadsheet, I'm Susan and here's our task today...