How is your week going? My sister is not loving this week. She said today feels like the fourth Monday of the week, and she's ready for it to be over. I've had a great week. Not perfect, but at the moment I am enjoying having a chance to sit down and chat with you, and nothing that is absolutely begging for attention.
Budgeting is still going well. I just made it through my first 2 week pay cycle on the budget and I love it. I adjusted some things along the way, but in the end, I have $0 overspent. I did spend more on continuing education than I wanted to in the last couple of weeks, but it's for a conference that's important for me to attend for several reasons, so it's one I had already worked into the budget when I first set it up. I love being able to see what I have, and if I need to make an adjustment, I love the feeling of knowing exactly where it's coming from so that I can make an reasonable judgement about whether it's a good decision. I can't tell you how beneficial it is for me to have it all divided up into categories instead of looking at one pot of so many dollars and trying to figure out if I have enough for a certain thing that I may be spending money on. Love it! I'm such a nerd that I'm excited for pay day tomorrow so that I can do some more budgeting, and figuring out how to make my money work best for me.
Yesterday was kind of fun, too. I was able to challenge several people with some different thoughts about how we move and what some of the best ways of movement are. I was also able to study some things that challenged me. I love those kinds of days! I actually read one article, and then yelled at my computer for a while. The article was talking about sleeping positions of tribal cultures, and how it helps correct certain musculoskeletal problems. It made a lot of sense, but it was crazy to think that I have spent so much time learning how to treat these problems that people could potentially fix automatically by different sleep patterns! However, most of these involve sleeping without a mattress, so my job will not be obsolete any time soon, but it's interesting to think about. The article did quote a doctor from Kenya that mentioned that as certain populations got more affluent and adopted more Western ways (think: beds and chairs), they have started to see an increase in hip and knee osteoarthritis. Interesting, no? Also, learned a stretch for people with bunion problems! I was excited about that one, because there are few stretches that people can do for long enough to make them worthwhile, but this one could help.
Then today is Thursday, which is my day off. I was able to get taxes done with only minimal blood and no tears. (Seriously, I got a paper cut that really stung! And, yes, I am a big baby.) I was also able to get several other things done, and it's great to sit here in the evening without huge things hanging over my head. Tomorrow will be busy, but busy is good, and I'm feeling rested and ready. Saturday should hopefully mean cross country skiing, and I can't wait! How's your week going?