March 21, 2020

Money I Spent: $0

Money I Avoided Spending: Didn’t go anywhere and didn’t order anything online! We don’t need anything at the moment, though we are down to our last dozen eggs.

Extra Money I Found or Made: eBay: sold a pair of pantyhose (new) for $16, and a calligraphy pen for $20. I listed 17 items on eBay yesterday, and the sales came a couple of hours later. I do think it affects your listed items’ ranking in search results when you are active and listing every day.

eBay Expenses: $0

Use-it-Up Challenge: Used up some dinner leftovers for my breakfast, including some zucchini (which I don’t even like) and steak. Decided to save the egg I had planned to make for another day. I chopped the cooked soggy zucchini up in small pieces and sauteed it in sausage grease. Then warmed up the steak in the same pan, and added a dab of butter at the end. Delicious!

Decluttering Challenge: Finally decluttered the corner of my closet which had become home to approximately 7 bags (carry-on, backpack, yoga, volleyball, running, … everything has its own bag apparently). Cleaned out all the bags, put the volleyball bag back in the corner, and am either washing or putting away all the other bags. Sadly, it looks like I won’t need my carry-on bag any time soon.

Don’t Go Into a Store Challenge: Success!

Walk/Jog Every Day Challenge: Success! Walked about 35 minutes, but it was uphill/downhill the whole time.

Thoughts: Social Distancing, Day 11. We all got really bored this afternoon. I think we should go through all our board games (bored games?) and pick the ones we would play again and have that to fall back on when we are all bored at the same time. I’m also making a list of not-fun-but-necessary chores that we should accomplish while we have the time (e.g., clean the bathrooms).

Kiddo really wants to hang out with a friend in person, but I have to keep being the bad guy and saying no. I swing from extreme to extreme on this one. Most of the time, I am at 100% No Way, due to my belief that we should be social distancing, and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Every now and then though I just want to make her happy and say yes and I know it would be great for her mental health. I think she could meet a friend, go walk outside for an hour, then part ways. But then my paranoia wins out and I swing back to No. I think I’ll take her out for some driving lessons this week, and actually make her do a few chores and art projects.

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