Finally: a particular training trainer who makes $44,000 per 12 months. This week, she spends a few of her cash on a puffer jacket.
Occupation: Special Education Teacher
Industry: Public Education (Ok-12)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Paycheck (1x/month): $2,950, extra if I attend paid skilled developments.
Housing Costs: $747.50 for my half. I lease a one bed room with my boyfriend of six years. It’s our first condominium out of faculty and we adore it — we are able to see the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park from our balcony!
Loan Payments: $150 for pupil loans, though they do not enter official reimbursement till 2020.
All Other Monthly Expenses
Electricity: ~$60 for my half
Wi-Fi: $24 for my half
Cell Phone: $zero, thanks Dad!
Grad School: $96. I am getting my grasp’s diploma proper now, however am fortunately getting loads of scholarship funding to cowl the associated fee.
Union Dues: $82
Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance: $zero, coated 100% by my college district
Retirement: $384, taken out earlier than taxes and my test will get minimize
Credit Card Bill: I pay my bank card off in full every month, normally $800-$1,200
Netflix: $zero, because of my mother and pop
Hulu: $four for my half (shared with BF)
HBO: $zero, shout out to my BFF
Amazon: $zero, thanks BF’s mother and pop!
Transportation: I refill my Metro card as wanted
5:45 a.m. — Ugh, Mondays. My alarm goes off and for the primary time in weeks I rise up and off the bed. I would like to depart my condominium by 6:25 to get the Metro, so I haven’t got a lot time to snooze. Make myself espresso, a PB&J, and apple slices for lunch.
6:30 a.m. — I made it to the prepare on time, a miracle for a darkish and cloudy Monday. I’ve to reload my Metro card, so I put $20. I did the maths and I do not take the Metro sufficient to make a month-to-month move price it, so I simply throw $20 on every time it will get low. I used to have the ability to stroll to work in lower than 5 minutes, however due to a problem within the district I work in, I used to be relocated to a special college partway via the varsity 12 months. I am nonetheless indignant concerning the transfer due to my new commute and since my old skool was wonderful. $20
7:45 a.m. — My class wins the attendance award for third grade this morning — 100% attendance! I train a self-contained special-education class for college students in kindergarten and third grade. We solely have three college students proper now so it is not that arduous to win the attendance award, however my youngsters adore it and it makes the Monday a lot much less grey.
eight:05 a.m. — I eat breakfast with my college students each morning. Our college runs a program that gives free breakfast to each pupil every morning to make sure they get a full morning meal, and to assist get youngsters to highschool on time. Today, it is cinnamon glazed pancakes and I actually take pleasure in them.
12:15 p.m. — Finally lunch time. One of my college students is absent right this moment so it is a very low-key day. My youngsters have the final lunch of the day as properly, so the end line is in sight once I ship them off to the cafeteria. I eat in my classroom (I have never actually made any mates at this college but) and compensate for emails. After studying extra concerning the Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos indictments, I instantly textual content my little sister who’s a political science and economics double main in Washington, D.C. (and one of many smartest folks I do know). I am nonetheless unsure about whether or not it will convey actual change on this abomination of an administration, but it surely’s all the time enjoyable to speak politics together with her and dream of the day this horrible nightmare of a presidency will finish.
2:15 p.m. — Made it via Monday! We did a science experiment on the finish of the day to find out if frequent greens are literally fruits, so I snack on leftover cucumber and purple pepper whereas I clear up the room and prep for tomorrow.
2:45 p.m. — My BF picks me up from college. He’s a contract movie editor and simply completed a job, so he is on the hunt for one thing new. I like when he is on a job as a result of we gotta pay the payments, however having him residence within the afternoons is fantastic.
three:30 p.m. — I am initially from Boston, so these 100+ diploma days in October have been horrible. But it is lastly getting “cooler” so we’re making lasagna for dinner tonight. (I do not take into account high-60s cool, however when in SoCal…) I pull out my mother’s sauce recipe and begin cooking because it must simmer for at the very least three hours. I additionally begin making monster Oreo cookies I noticed on Pinterest…it doesn’t go properly. The meals coloring makes the white chocolate seize up instantly, and my second non-colored batch by some means seizes as properly. I really feel horrible as a result of I promised my college students I would convey them Halloween treats. One of the mothers in my class mentioned she’d ship a cookie adorning package in together with her son for Halloween so I hold my fingers crossed and hope my college students will not be too disenchanted.
four p.m. — I’ve a name arrange with one in all my mentors. Things have been actually difficult currently at work and I need assistance. I have been requested to do some issues that I am positive are out of compliance with California Education Code and the legal guidelines that govern particular training, however since I’ve solely been at this college for a month and I am a first-year trainer, I have been hesitant to place my foot down. Talking with my mentor is useful and I really feel a bit higher understanding that I used to be proper and one thing fishy is occurring, however I am nonetheless feeling nervous about approaching my administration.
5:30 p.m. — Since the Oreos went so horribly, I resolve to check run the opposite Halloween mission I’ve deliberate: slime! I combine every thing collectively (glue, water, meals coloring, glitter, saline answer, and baking soda) and fortunately all of it comes collectively as meant. My BF and I’ve approach an excessive amount of enjoyable taking part in with it. I hope my kiddos prefer it as a lot as we do!
7 p.m. — Lasagna is prepared! I am pleased with the way it turned out. BF and I eat on the sofa (a nasty behavior we are attempting and failing to interrupt) and watch the final two episodes of Mindhunter. We resolve that general the season was good, however issues go off the rails a bit within the remaining few episodes. We swap over to Brooklyn Nine Nine for the remainder of the night time and make plans to look at Stranger Things season 2 tomorrow for Halloween.
9:30 p.m. — My bedtime has gotten so early since I began instructing! I am much less drained than standard however know I ought to sleep now so I do not remorse it within the morning. BF involves mattress and snuggles for some time so I haven’t got to go to mattress alone, then lets me get some sleep.
Daily Total: $20
5:45 a.m. — I get up and notice our air con is damaged AGAIN. It’s been on all night time however the thermostat reads 82 levels. No thanks. I make a psychological word to ask BF to place in a upkeep request with our landlord right this moment. This is the fourth time our AC has damaged in as many months. I am not thrilled.
6 a.m. — Keurig espresso, PB&J, apple slices once more.
6:40 a.m. — Make it to the prepare on time once more! Tap my Metro card that I loaded up yesterday and tune into podcasts. I end an episode of Feminasty and begin an episode of my all-time favourite podcast Pod Save America #FriendOfThePod
7:25 a.m. — Drink my espresso and prepare for the day. Today’s prep work contains chopping tiny shapes out of black development paper so we are able to make bats and jack-o-lanterns utilizing geometric shapes. It’s tremendous tedious however I am hoping it’s going to be a enjoyable exercise for my college students.
7:50 a.m. — Bean and cheese burritos for breakfast. Not my very best breakfast meals however they don’t seem to be too dangerous. (And, once more, free breakfast.) My youngsters are all riled up about Halloween and I’ve a sense it’ll be a protracted day. While my youngsters are consuming, I pay my bank card invoice and Venmo BF for my half of the lease. Halloween means finish of the month, so it is payments day.
12:15 p.m. — Lunch time! PB&J, apple slices, and a bean and cheese burrito my youngsters did not eat this morning. The extra I work with six- and eight-year-olds, the extra I really feel like I eat like a six- or eight-year-old. We made slime earlier than lunch as a part of our Halloween-themed day (it was epic), so I take advantage of my lunch interval to scrub up a number of the big mess we made.
1:15 p.m. — On Tuesdays, my youngsters get out an hour early so academics can attend skilled growth or workers conferences. We have skilled growth right this moment on integrating social emotional studying and artwork! I am excited for this one.
three p.m. — The skilled growth was SO good! It was all about how vital the humanities are for youngsters who expertise trauma and adversarial experiences. Almost each pupil at our faculty is taken into account a low-income pupil, and properly over half are English Language Learners, two main markers for social, emotional, and educational boundaries. I hope our faculty takes what this speaker needed to say to coronary heart. While I watch for BF to (ever so properly!) choose me up, I squeeze in prep work in since I will lose my morning to a mum or dad convention tomorrow.
four p.m. — BF was later than anticipated selecting me up; he walks canines when he isn’t working in movie and a stroll ran late. I am all the time so jealous when he will get to hang around with pups all day! Once we get residence, I instantly crash on the sofa and we begin watching Brooklyn Nine Nine as a result of BF would not wish to begin Stranger Things till it is darkish and spooky out.
6:30 p.m. — Leftover lasagna for dinner! We made sufficient to feed a small military yesterday. I additionally make myself a drink, hibiscus agua fresca from Trader Joe’s combined with gin. It’s wonderful; the hibiscus and gin complement one another tremendous properly. We watch three episodes of Stranger Things whereas we eat lasagna and leftover Halloween sweet. (We did not get any trick-or-treaters.)
9 p.m. — My telephone begins buzzing like loopy. A group chat I am in with different grad college mates is blowing up over an task I completely overlook to do. I resolve it is too late to start out it tonight and promise to do it throughout my breaks tomorrow. I completed undergrad in May however my research and work habits are already trash.
9:30 p.m. — Bedtime! Snuggle up with the BF and pray our AC will get mounted quickly.
Daily Total: $zero
5:45 a.m. — Alarm goes off and I’m exhausted. I wish to snooze and Lyft to work so badly however alas, I’ve a mum or dad convention this morning. Drag myself off the bed and begin the day.
6 a.m. — To nobody’s shock: Keurig espresso, PB&J, and apple slices. There’s a union assembly this morning that I am unable to go to however I am hoping I can snag a leftover bagel.
6:45 a.m. — On time for the prepare three days in a row! Last week, I took a Lyft to work three out of the 5 mornings so I am patting myself on the again for my timeliness. I hearken to Pod Save America throughout my commute.
7:20 a.m. — The mother that is coming this morning is a bit late for our convention, but it surely goes properly. She’s a kickass girl and her son is one in all my favourite college students. (Shhh, do not inform! I do know we’re not purported to have favorites, however we do.) We agree that her son is making loads of progress this 12 months however we nonetheless have a protracted solution to go in studying and conduct. I depart the convention on a hopeful word.
eight:20 a.m. — No bagels. I seize a cup of lukewarm espresso from the lounge earlier than taking my college students exterior for P.E.
10:20 a.m. — Recess, thank goodness; it was a protracted morning. I drink the remainder of my espresso and compensate for emails. I am an Inbox Zero form of lady however I have been behind since final week and the 182 unread emails are stressing me out. I minimize it right down to 82 earlier than recess ends and vow to get it underneath management by the top of the day.
12:15 p.m. — The lengthy morning turns into an extended afternoon. Wednesdays are onerous, y’all. I keep in mind I’ve assignments to complete earlier than class at 5 p.m., so I begrudgingly begin these. I discover out my mates within the grad program who train center and highschool do not have class tonight and I am tremendous bitter. I hate the grad program I am in, however I would like it to spice up my instructing credential (which can increase my paycheck), and this program gave me essentially the most scholarship cash. I eat my lunch and work at my desk till it is time to choose up my college students.
2:27 p.m. — After my college students depart for the day, I rapidly clear up my classroom earlier than calling an Uber to take me to Westchester/Playa Del Rey for grad college courses. It’s solely 17 miles away, but it surely normally takes over an hour to get there, so I depart proper as college ends. I am grateful to be getting into the wrong way of the Dodgers sport tonight. (Not that I care concerning the Series this 12 months. Go, Sox!) $10.51
four p.m. — Oh my god, that Uber took eternally. Traffic wasn’t dangerous however the driver took such a circuitous route. I arrive on campus feeling exhausted and crabby, so I cease on the café within the constructing and seize a brewed espresso in my to-go cup. They cost you for a medium however I can match greater than a big in my cup! I additionally purchase a chocolate chip bagel with lowered fats cream cheese. None of my mates from this system are right here but so I hang around and go window purchasing on-line. Gap Factory and Old Navy are each having gross sales and I desperately want new garments. $5.67
5:50 p.m. — Class is a nap. I do know I must be paying consideration, and really feel like a shitty pupil, however I nonetheless cannot convey myself to shut my laptop computer. I do uncover that after paying my BF for my half of lease and paying off my bank card for October, I’ve a large chunk of additional cash in my checking account. After a fast seek the advice of with my monetary supervisor, a.okay.a. my dad, I put $500 additional in direction of my pupil loans. It offers me such a rush of satisfaction. I am carrying nearly $18,000 in loans from undergrad and though they are not technically in lively reimbursement but, I have been paying them down a bit every month for the previous 4 years. Here’s hoping for debt free dwelling within the not so distance future! I additionally put $627.27 into my financial savings account. $500
7:30 p.m. — Class ends and after chatting with my professor briefly a few studying intervention program I am implementing in my classroom, I name an Uber. The experience residence might be brutal generally, however tonight I get residence in underneath an hour! $13.49
eight:22 p.m. — I get residence and BF has made dinner; my hero! He’s on the telephone together with his two greatest mates and taking part in a online game with them so I quietly seize stir fry (hen, broccolini, carrots, and purple pepper) and rice together with a really massive glass of pinot grigio earlier than digging into lesson planning.
9:20 p.m. — BF finishes taking part in his sport with mates proper as I wrap up creating anchor charts and lesson plans for tomorrow. I wish to watch an episode of TV with him however I am drained. An early bedtime ensues, full with the same old pre-sleep cuddle routine.
Daily Total: $529.67
5:45 a.m. — My alarm goes off and I really feel depressing. I am exhausted and my physique aches. Snooze for 10 minutes earlier than dragging myself off the bed.
6:05 a.m. — Coffee, PB&J, apple slices.
6:38 a.m. — I depart a couple of minutes late however am nonetheless on observe to make the prepare…till I notice I forgot my espresso on the kitchen counter. There is completely no approach I could make it via this present day with out espresso, so I abandon the accountable commute plan and cease at Starbucks. I’ve cash left on a present card and put the distinction on my bank card. I get a grande skinny vanilla latte and really feel onerous twinges of homesickness. It’s been so lengthy since I’ve had a sizzling latte and it makes me consider fall and winter again in New England. Fifteen days till I am going again residence! $1.55
6:45 a.m. — Grab an UberPOOL to work. I strive to not Uber or Lyft to work if the fare is over $four, however I am operating too late to get the prepare right this moment. $5.06
7:10 a.m. — Spend the morning prepping, as standard. We’re beginning a brand-new English language arts unit right this moment, and I am apprehensive about the way it will go. My third graders aren’t studying but, so ELA has been onerous this 12 months. But I do know they’ve the capability to study the content material, so I am decided to adapt the curriculum to make it match their wants.
10:20 a.m. — Things didn’t go very easily this morning. My college students obtained annoyed and uninterested in a short time as a result of the ELA curriculum just isn’t constructed to assist their studying wants. I make a remark to message the academic lead at my old skool to see if she has any options as a result of there isn’t any approach we are able to do 30 weeks of this. I eat my breakfast (Cheerios and a banana right this moment) and skim emails.
12:15 p.m. — Better afternoon! We do mindfulness apply after recess and it is actually beginning to assist a few of my college students. I spend a part of my lunch break looking for a e-book within the college library (no luck, however our wonderful librarian guarantees to seek out it for me), then eat my PB&J and compensate for emails.
1:40 p.m. — The college forgot to inform households their youngsters have been being launched half an hour early resulting from mum or dad conferences right this moment. Chaos and insanity ensue. I find yourself staying late to assist our librarian wrangle greater than 60 third, fourth, and fifth graders who have not been picked up but.
three p.m. — BF picks me up. He actually is one of the best.
three:30 p.m. — FaceTime with my mother. I by no means considered myself as somebody who was particularly near household till I moved away. My entire life, I would by no means been greater than 20 minutes away from my speedy household, so I feel I took them without any consideration a bit bit.
four:30 p.m. — I’ve a gathering with a corporation that trains and helps academics to run for workplace. I am keen on instructing and love being the classroom, however I wish to run for workplace sometime. I really feel very strongly that if an elected official is making coverage and voting on laws relating to training, they need to know what instructing is like. I wish to run for one thing small like college board within the subsequent 5 to 10 years and see the place issues go from there! The assembly goes properly however leaves me with an extended to-do record.
5:15 p.m. — The vertical blinds in our condominium are breaking at a very ridiculous price. Personally, I feel they’re atrocious however #renterslife says we gotta hold them. I order steel clips on Amazon to repair the damaged blinds. I take advantage of the AmazonSmile extension, so a part of my buy advantages Brave New Films, a cool, nonprofit media company a couple of of my mates have labored for. I rotate out what group my AmazonSmile is ready to each month or so. $eight.49
7 p.m. — I’ve class on-line tonight. It’s form of a waste of time however I do not thoughts it since I like my professor. BF makes dinner once more: butternut squash mac and cheese. I inform myself it is wholesome due to the squash however then I dump a ton of additional cheddar cheese on prime. I promise myself to eat more healthy within the coming days.
eight:20 p.m. — Class is over, so BF and I can lastly watch an episode of Stranger Things. I am not as grabbed by season 2 to date as a result of I really feel like Eleven is a lot much less highly effective than she was final season. I needn’t see extra damaged and traumatized women and girls on display screen, you recognize? Give me badass El again!
9:30 p.m. — Bedtime for me. Snuggles with the BF as per standard.
Daily Total: $15.10
5:45 a.m. — Thank god it is Friday.
6:20 a.m. — Coffee, PB&J, apple slices. I will need to be extra inventive subsequent week.
6:45 a.m. — Make the prepare! Having BF choose me up saves me nearly $10 on the Metro, so my card nonetheless has lots left this morning.
7:10 a.m. — Drink my espresso and prep for the day. It’s one other early dismissal day, and on Fridays, I give my youngsters a half-hour of free selection/playtime, so I haven’t got fairly as a lot prep work to do.
eight a.m. — Whole-wheat cinnamon espresso cake muffin for breakfast. I will be hungry once more in about 5 minutes. Breakfast dialog contains dinosaurs, France, and cheese. These youngsters are too humorous.
10:20 a.m. — Payday means on-line purchasing apparently. I have been eying The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion. Since switching to an IUD in January, I’ve had the worst zits. Being 22 and able the place I really feel like I must be an professional or authority determine in parent-teacher conferences and IEP conferences, I really feel like having zits makes me seem youthful and fewer assured. I am hoping the retinoid plus a couple of different new merchandise (that must be arriving right this moment!) will assist clear issues up. $14.79
12:15 p.m. — I am so exhausted and run down. My college students are having a tough time conserving their arms to themselves and ready their flip to talk. I all the time really feel terrible once I develop brief tempered with my college students; they’re nonetheless studying to regulate their difficult conduct they usually want love and assist greater than they want penalties generally. I attempt to strike a steadiness, however after a protracted week — it is onerous. I eat my lunch, compensate for emails, and begin the latest episode of Speechless (an all-time fave!) to spice up my temper and floor me within the higher perspective I must have with my college students.
1:40 p.m. — I made it via the week, thank goodness. Drop my youngsters off with their grown-ups and make a break for it. BF picks me up and we head residence. He had a depressing day too; his telephone broke. It’ll be a mopey night time in for each of us.
four:30 p.m. — Poor BF has been on the telephone for over an hour with the telephone firm. I get an alert bundle has been delivered; it seems to be three packages! One is a bag filled with leftover Halloween sweet from my mother and father, which BF and I promptly tear into. Another is from my aunt — a cute wood signal that claims “Fall.” She is aware of I have been lacking the autumn climate again residence, so this makes my coronary heart swell. The final comprises my long-awaited skincare merchandise from Ulta. I am very desirous to strive them out.
6:30 p.m. — We lastly get round to creating dinner, barebones burrito bowls. I throw white rice within the rice cooker and warmth up black beans and fire-roasted corn. When every thing’s prepared, we add a ton of cheddar cheese and guacamole earlier than leaping into Stranger Things.
10 p.m. — It’s unhappy that that is now a late bedtime for me. Snuggles with the BF till I go to sleep.
Daily Total: $14.79
10:20 a.m. — There’s nothing like 12 hours of sleep after a protracted week! I did not intend to sleep this lengthy, however actually I am not mad about it. BF places water on for espresso, however we notice we’re out of our standard mix. Dunkin’ Donuts despatched me free samples of their new Bakery Blend flavors so we strive the dulce de leche cookie one. It’s form of gross, however we drink it in any case.
11 a.m. — Decide that this morning requires donuts (most Saturday mornings do). We dwell throughout the road from a California Donuts and are mates with the household that owns it. We choose up chocolate frosted, vanilla frosted, maple glazed, and sugar raised donuts and promptly devour all 4 just like the creatures we’re. $5
2:30 p.m. — Decide we have had sufficient indoor time right this moment and go for a stroll to Los Feliz. We cease at Bru Coffeebar and every get a nitro chilly brew. I do not actually like mine — it is too bitter — and I want I had tried the ginger lemonade sparkler. The stroll was nonetheless good although; I miss fall however extra bearable temperatures have lastly arrived. $5
5:45 p.m. — Get a textual content from my pal that she desires to push our film date again a couple of hours tonight. We have been purported to go at four:30…then 5:15…then 6:30…now we’re aiming for 7:15 p.m. I strive to not be irritated. Now that I’ve time to make dinner, I get began on shepherd’s pie. I prepare dinner up floor turkey, peas, carrots, corn, and prime all of it off with the frozen mashed potatoes from Trader Joe’s earlier than throwing it within the oven. The frozen mashed potatoes are SO GOOD. Even my mother prefers them to her personal.
6:30 p.m. — By the time dinner is prepared, I’ve to depart! Grab a Lyft to the ArcLight in Hollywood. Right now, I am utilizing the spherical up and donate characteristic in Lyft to learn the ACLU. $four.65 for the experience, $zero.35 to ACLU. $5
7 p.m. — My pal lastly arrives and we scramble to purchase tickets. There are like six seats left and we get the final pair collectively. $18.25
7:15 p.m. — My pal desires snacks for the film and I do too. I get a child’s combo as a result of the movie show sizes are so freakin’ large, and it saves cash. It comes with popcorn (that I do not even find yourself ending), a kid-sized drink, and fruit snacks. $6.75
9 p.m. — The film was unbelievable; my pal and I each loved it. Grab one other Lyft residence. $four.14 for the experience, $zero.86 to the ACLU. $5
9:21 p.m. — Get residence and watch Brooklyn Nine Nine with bf earlier than going to mattress.
Daily Total: $45
eight:30 a.m. — Daylight financial savings has me up sooner than standard, however I do not thoughts. I really feel properly rested and content material with an earlier begin. Make Keurig espresso (normally we do French press on the weekend however we’re out of espresso grounds) and oatmeal. I add nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, pears, and walnuts to offer it a fall taste though it is 80 levels within the condominium. Super irritated with my landlady; the AC has been damaged for over per week now.
12 p.m. — Running errands at Ikea right this moment! BF loves Ikea greater than life itself so it must be an excellent time. We resolve to get lunch earlier than we store. He will get pasta, meatballs, chocolate cake, and occasional (free with Ikea Family!) and I get pasta, meatballs, and a latte (additionally free). It’s not one of the best meals ever but it surely’s cheap and does the trick. I eat about half of BF’s cake; sorry bae. $four.04
2:40 p.m. — After nearly three hours in Ikea, we make it out with solely issues on our record! We get two image frames for a classic map of BF’s household’s land in Maine, a classic photo voltaic system poster, a lid for our skillet, a garlic press, two extra bowls, a four-pack of unscented candles, a candle plate, and, in fact, cinnamon buns. I put every thing on my card, however Venmo BF for $26 price of stuff. We would normally go halfsies, however I promised to border the map for our anniversary. I do not embrace one of many frames once I cut up the invoice. $69.70
three p.m. — Next up, grocery retailer! We hit the Trader Joe’s in Burbank. We get espresso, Ok-cups, hibiscus agua fresca, spiced apple cider, apples, kale, carrots, purple pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, eggs, milk, frozen orange hen, orecchiette, tomato basil marinara, shredded mozzarella, turkey meatballs, frozen hen breasts, and a bottle of Riesling. Total comes out to $61.25. I deeply hate how costly groceries are, however am grateful that I get to separate the invoice. Venmo him for my half. $30.63
four:30 p.m. — Skype with my mother, dad (and our pet, Finnian) whereas I make dinner. We’re having candy potato and quinoa chili. I throw candy potato, purple onion, purple pepper, black beans, hearth roasted tomatoes with chilies, quinoa, hen broth, hearth roasted corn, cumin, paprika, crushed purple pepper, and garlic right into a pot and let it simmer into goodness.
7 p.m. — BF loves the chili. I don’t; it was approach too spicy for me. I eat leftover Halloween sweet then warmth up shepherd’s pie. We end season 2 of Stranger Things (it ended WAY stronger than it began!) and hold watching Brooklyn Nine Nine.
eight:40 p.m. — I get an e mail from Gap Factory saying I’ve an extra 10% off, bringing my low cost as much as 50% plus free delivery. I cave and get much-needed new garments after consulting with my sister. I snag a light-weight puffer jacket for SoCal “winters,” a purple shirt with a cute little hem tie, a navy bell sleeve sweater, a black cowl neck costume, a black lengthy sleeve t-shirt with a cool V-neck again, and one other pair of GapFit leggings (my fave!). It’s been an costly day however I inform myself that working a full-time, grown-up job entitles me to costly weekends for affordable purchases. $121.30
9:17 p.m. — Early to mattress to stave off a disturbing Monday morning. Snuggle with BF till I go to sleep.
Daily Total: $225.67