Had breakfast with a friend this morning. After a week of no spending and not eating out this felt quite profligate and not very smart. Friend suggested the breakfast and the restaurant, and I should have countered with ‘let’s just do coffee’. The food was fine and the conversation was very good, so it was not a total loss.
In the afternoon I answered work e-mails, washed dishes and prepped food. Used the chicken breast I had poached last week to make chicken salad and also made a big batch of Israeli salad. Lunches for Monday and Tuesday are ready to go, and as soon as I buy or make mayo, I’ll make tuna salad for Wednesday through Friday lunches. There will be donuts at work both Monday and Thursday this week and that’s fine; as I wrote earlier, I’m not worrying about free food for now.
Wrote up an hour by hour to-do list for tomorrow; checking things off as I do them should help with staying focused and minimizing distractions. Reminded myself yet again that speaking in meetings is rarely if ever a good use of my time, and that I just need to breathe deeply and let others do the talking.
Speaking of distractions, I hope my neighbors stop with their screaming and loud music when the football game is done, because the noise levels are getting very annoying. Not going to complain over a once a year game, but I wish people would remember that they are in an apartment complex and conduct themselves accordingly.
My internet provider has decided to jack up the modem rental fee from $3.99 to $8.00 per month (wtf?) so I went online and ordered a cable modem from Amazon. If the install goes well I’ll return the rented modem to the provider mid-week, and perhaps inquire gently who is the dingbat at corporate who thought a 100% price increase would be a good idea.