Today has been a quiet day. I went to the office in the morning - there had been an accident on the freeway and three of the four lanes were closed! Needless to say the freeway was clogged. I got to the office later than usual, but it wasn't too bad. I spent most of the morning attending a meeting. The afternoon was more productive.
I wore my new sweater to the office today and received several compliments on it.
I boiled some eggs, last night, and made egg salad, before I went to sleep. This morning, I made an egg salad sandwich for breakfast and took the last two curry puffs for my lunch. My colleague in the cubicle next to me asked me what I was doing for lunch and I told her I had brought my lunch. She said she used to bring her lunch, but she has been going out to eat almost every day since we moved to the new building and it gets to be expensive. I didn't say anything, but the cheapest lunch in this area costs at least $5 for just a sandwich; that's $25 per week for lunch. At $25/week for 50 weeks (with 2 weeks off on vacation), that's $1,250 per year. Yes, it is a bit of work to make sandwiches or pack leftovers, etc., and it is nice to be able to treat yourself to a meal out, every so often, but packing a lunch from home is one of the easiest ways to save money.
After I came home, I brought the trash cans in and put water to the back garden. The weekly grocery ads were delivered and I took a look. Strawberries will be on sale for $.99/lb, this week; I plan to get some, along with bread, milk, and some type of meat to cook for the week.
Later in the evening, I video chatted with my daughter. She has started taking ice skating lessons; she had her second lesson, today, and said she really enjoyed it. I'm glad she found something to do.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny day
- A safe commute to the office and back
- A relaxed evening at home
- Video chatting with daughter
- Working sprinklers
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Doctor's appointment
- Put gas to the car
- Grocery shop?
How was your day? Did you have a good Tuesday? Do you (or did you) take your lunch to work? Or do you prefer to buy lunch?