- 515-eggs, Slawsa, toast, coffee w/ CM
- 10-Kind Strong bar, bootch
- 1115-veg & guac, summer sausage & rice crackers
- 630-ribs w/ pineapple, sweet potato, macaroons, bootch
Sleep: 7.25 hours in bed, 945p-5a, 81% quality. In late to due working late and need to wind down afterward (with pizza). Woke naturally, feeling fairly rested.
Healthy Movement: Body feels decent. Slight left core ache, first time all week. Was glad not to be meeting BK for a run, due to tired brain & cold MF-ing windchill, though the body felt up for it. Or at least, it would have felt up for decent trails, not beach-sand trails. Stood all day at tax firm, felt fine. Total energy bonk after the big supper + laziness on couch.
Fun & Play: Tax firm work & tax firm peeps & adorable tax firm grandkids delivering strawberry-flavored Valentine cupcakes. BK chitchat & spreadsheet fun. Silly Valentine texts. Big homemade-with-love supper. Hubs time. Critter cuddles. Utter laziness.
Temperance: And today I received a tangible reminder of why I continue going back to the tax firm and working myself so hard: a paycheck. I'll bring home a total of something like $2500 for this gig, which sets me up with a lotta fun money, a 50% annual bonus beyond my marital allowance*. I shall be using these funds to pay for things like crewing my ROUSers & BK, and justifying long drives to new trails this summer. Suffer a little bit now, reap the benefits later. True of so much in life.
*That sounds fucked up, so let me explain: hubs & I each keep $200 from our paychecks as fun money: unjustified, spend on whatever you like, no accounting to the other for your purchases. This eliminates almost any conversations (& stress) about where to spend our money. He can spend a night at the bar with buddies, or upgrade the wheels on his motorcycle, or spend a weekend camping at a racetrack; I can go to Trav's or Caribou with my beloveds whenever I want, or buy yet another pair of running shoes, or take a trip to Tahoe to help BK run; and neither of us has any right to question those priorities. I highly recommend it for all relationships, unless you are magically perfectly in sync with your spending choices.