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Getting Paid
- At the office 4 hours.

Total hours worked this week: 18hrs 45min.
(Unpaid work: 1hr 45min.)

Being Productive
- Cleaning: none.
- Reading all the things: 59 / 89.

Living the Good Life
- Got some hugs from my sugarplum when I came by for my injection.

Eating Properly
- 11am: experimental oatmeal with peanut butter (a success!), coffee with
sugar.
- 6pm: cheese sandwich, chocolate from my sugarplum.


Woke up: 10:30am.
Bedtime:

Good Food Days: 7?
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Getting Paid
- A: 2.5 hrs, between editing and meeting.
- DDA: 1hr 45 minutes, got the next video completely ready to launch.

Total hours worked this week: 14 and 45min.
(Unpaid work: 1hr 45min.)

Making Myself Useful
- Cleaning: none.
- Reading all the things: 59 / 89. Working my way through Shakespeare.

Living the Good Life
- Had a little time to chat and hang out with my pal, but she seemed pretty
unhappy today.

Eating Properly
- 11am: breakfast sandwich from my pal.
- 1:30pm: cookie, orange, coffee with milk and sugar.
- 3pm: cucumber sandwich, half a kiwi.
- 8pm: falafel, courtesy of my pal.


Woke up: 10:30am.
Bedtime: 9:30pm

Good Food Days: 6.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Getting Paid
- 1 hour at the office in the morning. Finally done with the history video!
- Went in to the library to do more work for A: 1hr 15min.
Hours worked so far this week: 12.25

Making Myself Useful
- Cleaning: none.
- Reading all the things: 54 / 87.

Living the Good Life
- Got my hair cut!
- Watched Elementary and Downton Abbey with my sugarplum.
- Bumped into a friend and had an impromptu talk-about-research-over-tea
session on my way out of the library-- super fulfilling!
- Starting catching up on Coursera.

Eating Properly
- 11am: coffee with milk and sugar.
- 3pm: three eggs, fried, on bread; coffee with sugar; bread with chocolate
peanut butter.
- 8pm: 'tropical daiquiri' graze snack.
- 1am: eggy chocolate chip pancakes.

Woke up: 10am.
Bedtime: 2am.

Good Food Days: 5? I'm going to call it, because I wasn't really hungry
throughout the day, and I did eat my snacks when I was stranded.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Getting Paid
- FINALLY did video work for A - 6 hours: $90.
Hours worked so far this week: 10.

Making Myself Useful
- Cleaning: did a few dishes, but nothing much.
- Reading all the things: 54 / 87.

Enjoying Myself
- Had time to chat with my pal while working.
- Watched Foyle's War with my turtledove, the episode where Andrew's pilot
friend has a crush on him. So sad!

Eating Properly
- 10:30am: coffee with milk and sugar.
- 11:30am: one of my pal's excellent breakfast sandwiches, with greens and
cheese and an egg.
- 12:30pm: strawberries.
- 4pm: avocado with chips, chocolate chip cookie.
- 5pm: tea with milk and sugar.
- 8pm: pilfered pierogies, with cream cheese. Frying is scary!

Woke up: 10am.
Bedtime: 2:30am.

Good Food Days: 4.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Getting Paid
- 3 hours of actual work at the office, despite being at the office for
seven hours. Eurgh. I'll figure out how to bill it tomorrow when I talk
with my pal.
Hours worked so far this week: 3 to 7?

Making Myself Useful
- Cleaning: No cleaning today.
- Reading all the things: 54 / 87.
- Finally got my W2 form sorted.
- Fixed my flat tire.

Enjoying Myself
- Read some Alexander Pope and worked on sonnets while waiting for my car.

Eating Properly
- 12pm: coffee with milk and sugar.
- 2:30pm: turkey and cheese sandwich, chocolate.
- 5pm: 'olive and rosemary bruschetta' graze snack.
- 6:30pm: 'love mix' graze snack.
- 11pm: oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar. (Man, it was a great idea to
carry instant oatmeal in my backpack!)
- 1:30am: ramen and tuna. (I just sort of... mashed together the uncooked
ramen with the tuna and the flavor pack, and it was actually really yummy!)

Woke up: 12pm.
Bedtime: 2:30am

Good Food Days: 3.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Getting Paid
- 45 min working on a different cover for MM: $15. So I guess I technically
worked over the weekend, but not really the way I needed to.

Making Myself Useful
- Cleaning: 15 minutes, mostly in the kitchen and dining room.
- Reading all the things: 54 / 87.

Enjoying Myself
- Went to brunch with lots of pals!
- Finally got a library card, and started listening to Jane Eyre!
- Read so much hockey RPF.

Eating Properly
- 10am: coffee with milk and sugar.
- 11am: lots of different egg things with veggies and a little bacon,
biscuits, tea.
- 6pm: grilled cheese and turkey sandwich, eggy in a basket, 'poached pear
w/ vanilla' graze snack, chocolate.

Woke up: 9:30am.
Bedtime: 1:30am

Good Food Days: 2

Thoughts: Flat tire!!! I will deal with it... tomorrow.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Getting Paid
- 1 hr working on a cover for MM: $20.

Making Myself Useful
- Cleaning: an hour in the kitchen!
- Reading all the things: 54 / 87. Ready to start Shakespeare.

Enjoying Myself
- Ohmigosh, I had SUCH a lovely morning reading two great fics-- the next
installment of Bel Canto <http://bendingsignpost.livejournal.com/35001.html>,
and the unbearably perfect Fastening One Heart to Every Falling
Thing<http://archiveofourown.org/works/730574>.
(The more hockey RPF I read, the more I feel like I should... watch hockey.)
- Then I read even more fic.
- Worked on sonnets for a good while.

Eating Properly
- 1pm: oatmeal with milk and raisins, coffee with milk and cocoa powder.
- 8pm: experimental mustard egg sandwich (x2), chocolate.
- 1am: peppermint tea (x2), chocolate.
- 3am: chocolate chip bread pudding.

Woke up: 12:30pm.
Bedtime: 5am.

Good Food Days: 1?

Thoughts: I was so upset with myself yesterday about forgetting to eat, I
didn't even notice that I'd temporarily un-fucked my sleep schedule! Today
I woke up of my own accord at noon, and, okay, that meant I slept right
through the 10:30 haircut that I'd forgotten, but it also meant that I was
awake and eating breakfast while the sun was shining even though I could
have slept til 5pm.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- .5 hr meeting with MM, .75 hr setting up her site
- 2 hours at the office

Living the Good Life
- I have now read every fic on AO3 about the Cambridge Latin Series. And
left love letters on at least half of them. Truly, I had never lived until
this day-- and now, how shall I bear the emptiness?

Eating Properly
- 11am: coffee with milk and sugar.
- 4pm: cookies.
- 7:30pm: tuna cakes, coffee with milk and sugar.
- 11pm: more cookies.

Woke up: 10am.
Bedtime: 1:30am.

Good Food Days: 0. I'm getting annoyed that I keep doing this to myself. I
even talked at my 11:30 meeting about how I'm trying not to be anorexic
anymore. I knew I'd be running from place to place-- I should have packed a
lunch!
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- 3.5 hours at the office: $52.50
- 1.25 hrs for MM: $25

Living the Good Life
- Ate some of the Easter chocolate that mum sent. Totally falling in love
with peppermint tea.
- Got completely caught up in my Greek history Coursera, only four readings
left for Ariely.
- Also got caught up on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. So good!

Eating Properly
- 1pm: oatmeal with milk and chocolate chips.
- 6pm: ramen with tuna, egg, and broccoli (x2), peppermint tea.
- 10pm: chocolate, peppermint tea (x2).

Woke up: 1pm.
Bedtime: 5am.

Good Food Days: 2.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- 4 hours at the office, including a shoot that went quite well! $60.
- Finished the disability activist video I'd been working on and published
it!

Living the Good Life
- Went to a super nice dinner with my sugarplum, and had an *amazing* time.
- Drank too much wine at said dinner and socialized with the fraternity for
a bit until I was good to drive home.
- Stayed up way too la

Eating Properly
- 12pm: 3 eggs, 2 slices of toast, chocolate chips.
- 2pm: cranberry juice.
- 7pm: French onion soup, mussels, lemon tart, and wine!

Woke up: 2pm.
Bedtime: 4am.

Good Food Days: 1.



Food
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- Drove to NC!
- Started some Coursera stuff?

Living the Good Life
- Really enjoyed talking with D on the drive home.
- Caught up with my turtledove and watched The Prince of Egypt.

Eating Properly
- 9:30am: potatoes, veggie dogs, and an egg. Tea with milk and sugar (x 2).
- 3pm: 'macaroon' and 'daiquiri' graze snacks.
- 8pm: burritos (x3), cream of wheat.

Woke up: 9am
Bedtime: too late.

Good Food Days: 0. Starved needlessly through the whole drive home.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- 1hr 10min for MM, long-distance.
- Wrote syllabus for film class and sent it off.

Living the Good Life
- One word: Georgia.

Eating Properly
- 10am: burritos with cheese and eggs, coffee with milk and sugar.
- 1pm: strawberries and blueberries.

Woke up: 9:30am
Bedtime:

Good Food Days: 3
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- 2 hours for MM, long-distance.

Living the Good Life
- Life is still pretty great in Georgia!

Eating Properly
- 11am: chive omelette, salad, coffee with milk and sugar.
- 3pm: cheese, mushrooms, oranges.
- 6pm: tea with milk and sugar (x2).
- 9pm: brussels sprouts, green beans, potatoes.

Woke up: 11am
Bedtime: 1am

Good Food Days: 2.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- 6 hours working for the office long-distance: $90.

Living the Good Life
- I'm... in Georgia! Hanging with a bunch of pals! Everything's the good
life.

Eating Properly
- 11am: a slice of pizza with 2 fried eggs on it, potatoes, coffee with
milk and sugar, orange juice.
- 3pm: dried peaches, orange juice.
- 5:30pm: apple slices with peanut butter and honey, tea, leftover potatoes.
- 10pm: cheese sandwich with lots of greens, tea.

Woke up: 11am.
Bedtime: 1am

Good Food Days: 1.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- Put away the dishes.
- Worked on my pal's website.
- Finished making my turtledove's birthday present.

Living the Good Life
- Got dinner with friends.
- Watched Foyle's war with my turtledove, and hung out and chatted.
- Watched Strip Search.

Eating Properly
- 1pm: tea with milk and sugar.
- 6pm: Indian food - potatoes with poori, rice.
- 11pm: remainder of the Indian food, leftover fish, tea.
- 5am: coffee with milk and sugar.
- 12pm: three eggs, scrambled, with cheese; tea with milk and sugar; tums.

Woke up: 12pm Wednesday.
Bedtime: 8pm Thursday.

Good Food Days: ??? I think the utter fucked-up-ness of my sleep schedule
makes it impossible to pretend that I am eating normally. Also, I kept
letting myself get way too hungry. So I guess it restarts to 0.

Thoughts: Ahahaha. I was trying to stay up all night and all day to reset
my sleep schedule, and then on a whim I roadtripped to Georgia starting at
around 8pm. Let's just... start everything over.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- Excellent job interview!!

Living the Good Life
- Dinner party!

Eating Properly
- 1pm: 2 slices french toast, tea with milk and sugar.
- 5pm: 2 slices french toast, eggs, 'salt & vinegar nut selection' graze
snack.
- 8pm: fish, peas, broccoli and cheese, rice, fruit.
- 11pm: tea with milk and sugar

Woke up: 12pm.
Bedtime: like 8am, ugh.

Good Food Days: 4.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- Resolved to work from home, due to my cold; didn't accomplish anything.

Living the Good Life
- Played more of 'The House on the Cliff'.
- Listened to some of The Italian, and started on Clarissa.
- Watched Serenity with my turtledove.
- Worked on sonnets.

Eating Properly
- 2pm: grits with honey, tea with milk and sugar.
- 10pm: chicken bacon and ranch pizza (oh god I ate the whole pizza),
oranges (x2), tea with milk and sugar (x3).
(It doesn't look like much, but I basically grazed all day and never felt
too hungry, so I'm counting it as a Good Food Day.)

Woke up: 2pm.
Bedtime: 7am.

Good Food Days: 3.

Thoughts: This bedtime thing is seriously out of control.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Today I went windowshopping for black socks at Target. I knew I couldn't possibly buy any, but I only own seven black socks (not seven pairs) and I thought it would help me feel less deprived all the time if I didn't have to wear white socks with my black shoes (my only shoes) on the days I don't go to the office (a measure I undertake to save laundry money).

It made me wonder, though, when I had last purchased an actual object for myself. I thought maybe it was just a feeling, rather than a fact, that all the money flowing through my accounts ends up going to rent, food, and medical expenses.

Well. It wasn't just a feeling.

Going through my statements, my most recent purchase of actual, physical objects was on December 19, when I bought an awful lot of books-- as Christmas presents.

Before that, I made a charitable donation on December 10. (Not an object, but a discretionary purchase that surprised and pleased me a little.)

Before that was another gift, on November 27.

And before that was the most recent object I have purchased purely for myself: a T-shirt, on November 25. So I've gone three and a half months (and counting!) since I have purchased for myself any goods or services whatsoever.

I know I'm still in a pretty good place, financially, because I'm making a living doing pleasant white-collar work that is even somewhat stable (since one of my contracts is basically a permanent part-time job), and I haven't outright missed a bill payment yet. But every month involves some crossed fingers, and this month I only paid half my minimum loan payment on time; I didn't get the last $100 til several days after it was due. Especially given how wealthy my family was growing up, it's hard for me to get used to, and days like today-- when I finally broke down and bought groceries again-- are really tough.

It's tempting to start feeling angry with my parents, for kicking me out and making me have to live like this, but it's not really their fault. This is the choice I made: to be in control of my own life, even if it's a much harder road to walk.

So instead of being depressed and feeling deprived, I'm going to focus on the fact that I'm doing such a good job at adjusting my spending habits. I'm living within my means.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- Still the weekend! And still have a cold.

Living the Good Life
- Worked on a lot of different fiction projects.
- Played a lot of 'The House on the Cliff', a Versu IF game. Incredible!

Eating Properly
- 2pm: burrito (x3), corn, tea with honey (x2).
- 8:30pm: mixed veggies, tilapia, chocolate chips.
- 11:30pm: 2 eggs in a sweet omelette experiment (a success!).
- 2am: popcorn.

Woke up: 2pm.
Bedtime: 5am.

Good Food Days: 2.
oulfis: A teacup next to a plate of scones with clotted cream and preserves. (Default)
Being Productive
- It's the weekend! I was going to work, but I woke up with an awful cold,
so I decided to take the day off.

Living the Good Life
- finished reading John Dies At The End.
- read the Captain Marvel comic my sugarplum lent me.
- finished watching Ouran with my turtledove.
- wrote a little.

Eating Properly
- 2:30pm: oatmeal with raisins and honey, tea with milk and sugar.
- 6pm: ramen with tuna (x2), with an egg.
- 12am: tea with honey, chocolate chips, an orange.
- 3am: leftover cake.


Woke up: 1:30pm.
Bedtime: 6:30am.

Good Food Days: 1.

Thoughts: dear god, a 6am bedtime, what am I doing.

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