I had no reason to peel myself out of bed early this morning, so I didnít. I had no reason to leave the house at all today, so I didnít do that, either. It seemed to be a good day to start getting back into my normal rut— er, routine, so I tried. I even did a dash of work this afternoon, although it was pretty much limited to writing my own personal paycheck.
And then I spent some time paying my own personal bills. As I opened each envelope, I was repeatedly horrified at how much Iíd spent. When I got to my utility bill, it was exactly a hundred dollars higher than last monthís ($69 to $169). Needless to say, even after the paltry bonus I got last week, I am now broke again, with both car registration and car insurance due before the middle of January.
But I did manage to spend more money on myself today, thanks to the generosity of the credit card companies that keep insisting on raising my limit. I wanted an XM radio and XM subscription, so I ordered myself one. I got a significant discount on the equipment, thanks to DirecTV, so I donít feel as bad as I should about spending the money. But if Iíd paid those bills before I placed the order, instead of after, I probably wouldnít have done it at all.
One positive sign is that I seem to have my appetite back for the first time in four days. Friday and Saturday I couldnít eat at all, and although I filled my plate at Christmas dinner yesterday, I couldnít finish it. It was embarrassing. Iím usually such a good eater. Often Iím the last one left at the table, because Iíve taken one more helping. (This applies only to when Iím eating at someone elseís house. When I eat at home, I donít do that.)