I think to make up for my total lack of enthusiasm yesterday I overdid it today. It started off like any other day – I hit the snooze button 3 times before getting my peanut up and off to school. That’s where the normalcy ended. I wrote a post and had an interview this morning, hit up the local Target, went heavy duty food shopping, helped peanut with her homework, and after I’m done here I need to do the dishes and get dinner cooking for tonight. I’m not asking for a pat on the back here. Many of you out there do the same or even more every single day. And I commend you for it. I’m just saying that I’m tired from being productive.
In other productive news, I got the job I interviewed for. I’ll be working a few days a week at a local cafe while my little one is in school. The whole point of this job for now is to be my savings account. Most of my savings paid for our wedding a few months ago and I’d like to get that built back up so that I can still take care of my finances while I’m out on maternity leave. This will help me to do that. T told me last night how proud he is of me and everything I’m trying to accomplish. It was nice to hear, but I don’t feel like I’m going above and beyond. I’m just trying to maintain our level of income for when I have none. Sure, he could pick up some overtime, and yes, we have a joint savings, but I’d rather have him home enjoying time with our family and experiencing all the firsts with me than to never see him because he’s got to pick up the slack. I’d rather have the financial burden taken care of before it becomes an issue than worrying about how we’re going to pay this bill or that credit card when it’s too late. Also, this is a great way to keep Resolution #3 on track. The extra income will help us either keep the status quo or get ahead.
The heavy duty food shopping I did was basically to restock the shelving unit downstairs. This way our reserve supply is up to date and ready to go. Now, as we use items from the kitchen pantry, I can restock from our reserve and at the end of the month when I go food shopping again all I need to do is take a quick glance over those shelves downstairs to see what we need. It’s so much easier than going through each and every cabinet and going crazy thinking I missed something. It also helped to get me out of my new-found pregnant ‘I hate cooking’ stage. For some reason, I have had whatever the opposite of a craving is this whole pregnancy. Everything I see is not what I want, but I couldn’t tell you what I’m actually in the mood for if my life depended on it. It’s not a fun feeling. However, tonight I’m ready to be Martha again.
Well, I’m going to get off the computer and start Phase 2 of today’s productivity plan. This way I can pass out into the well deserved coma I see in my future for tonight. Have a great night and I will write again tomorrow. It should be another busy day… Orientation in the morning, volunteering at the little one’s school for lunch duty after, then out to lunch with one of my nearest and dearest. I’ll have plenty to talk about in tomorrow’s post. 🙂