You can read about the second week of Austober here.
Monday, 15th of October.
Walked to and from work today, saving money and moving about, both of which are good things! It’s getting colder in the evenings, but during the day it is still warm.
Went by Wilko’s to collect our order today. So pleased I got the £10 off any spend voucher, as it meant I got all of this for 5p.
Husband has had his PIP back payment paid in today ❤ This will help us immensely. Most will go into the savings that have been wiped out with paying for Husband’s counselling and the renovations. Some will go on bills. And some will be put in the vacation fund<3. And a teensy weensy bit of it was spent on whatever Husband fancied for dinner. So we had a takeout.
Tuesday, 16th of October.
Walked to work and back again, enjoying the fall colours. Feeling more confident at work now, like I know more things and procedures, and I am not just a new hire.
Husband was at work, so spent Tuesday evening at home cleaning and tidying the house. No fun having to do that stuff on my day off. So try to do it before or after Wednesdays, if possible.
Something lovely happened. I was walking past the greengrocer on my way home from work when I saw that they were selling bags of apples for 45p each. The lady was busy closing up the shop so I hurried inside with two bags to pay for them – at which point she said I could have them!
Found this piece of music which I am listening to on repeat. Jeremy Soule did the music for the Elder Scrolls game series and this is just the sort of thing he would compose. Both calming and melancholic at the same time. Wish it was available as a CD as it would have been the perfect present for my father.
Wednesday, 17th of October.
It’s Silver’s birthday!
Naturally my day started with coming down to feed the Cat, to find she’d barfed in the living room. And I stepped in it.
Not to worry as it went better from there. It was a lovely sunny day, so did three loads of laundry. Good friends sent me gifts:
Husband’s mother came over and we had lunch together before I went with Husband to have his Hepatitis B vaccine regime started. We then had a quiet afternoon resting at home, before neighbour came by with some lovely treats and flowers for me in the evening. Posted the spending study back so I should have a voucher arrive in a not too distant future.
Thursday, 18th of October.
Taking fruit with me for lunch – the melon pieces are cut like petals, and are just delicious. Walked there and back again which also helps the bank balance and is good for me. And I found a £5 while walking to work, score!
I spent the evening clearing my inbox of surveys and tidying and dusting the office.
Husband was quite dejected coming home; he has not been allocated any leave at all over the whole of the Christmas period. This means that I will be travelling home to see my family and mother on my own. Husband is already starting to panic as he isn’t sure he can cope with his low mood alone, coupled with working and having to look after the house and the Cat and himself.
I need to make a plan.
Friday, 19th of October.
Quiet day at work today. Walked there and back again, and there was a definite chill in the air that morning. I am continuing to resist putting the heating on at home. May do it while I am away, so that Husband and the Cat are comfortable at home.
Spent the evening prepping some food and emptying my inbox of surveys. I try to cook and prep things when I have free time, so that when dinner needs to be made we can just throw it in to cook. No fun having to microwave something with your eyes, willing it to cook faster if you’re hungry.
I made my lunch for Saturday, chopped veg finely for Sunday’s dinner, and roasted some sweet potatoes for a future dinner.
Picked the last itty bitty tomatoes we’ve grown in the back yard. I’ve put them with the bananas in the fruit bowl in the hope that they will ripen, as they just weren’t when we left them outside.
Saturday, 20th of October.
I was really tired this morning; did the dishes and inhaled a piece of toast and some tea before going to work. Thank goodness I had the foresight to make my lunch the night before. I also made the decision to pack some dry snacks to keep at work, just in case, just some pot noodles and some cuppasoup. Hunger kicks in again in the afternoon most weekends, so it will stop me from going to the vending machine to get something unhealthy and grossly overpriced.
Work was quiet today, so managed to catch up on a lot of emails.
Went to see Husband’s family after work and have a birthday dinner with them. Husband’s family gave me a lovely planner for next year, a The Body Shop Gift Card, and a whole lemon drizzle cake! I shall be like a barrel by the time this month is over…
Sunday, 21st of October.
Had a quiet morning at home, having breakfast with Husband before setting off for work. Needed food for us and the Cat so went shopping. Managed to get some good bargains and to swing by Foodprint as well. Also managed to get one of my birthday freebies from Krispy Kreme ❤
While I was waiting for the bus to work, I spied this little gem:
The end of Austober is in sight. Not sure what comes next, perhaps, as per Hip Roof Barn‘s suggestion, Nearly There November?
You can read about the next week of Austober here.