On living on one income
Well, it looks like it’s going to be 5 weeks with Eric out of work. We hope his first day back will be May 2.
My initial reactions are to FREAK out. But there are a few things keeping me from freaking out: We were able to save $1200 from our last two paychecks combined to help cover our expenses in May.
- May will be a three paycheck month for me (well I get the third on June 1st, but that will go toward paying June’s rent–so it means that I won’t have to use a May paycheck to pay June’s rent)
- Overtime. April and May is pretty much the only time I get overtime from my company, but this translates into about an extra few hundred for each of my next 3 or so paychecks.
- We got our tax refund ($2300– completely unexpected!) and put it all toward savings since we had to wipe out our savings account in February to pay for the deposit and first month’s rent for our new home.
Also–can I just say how WONDERFUL it is to have a house husband? That’s what Eric and I have been calling his new job title: House Husband. The bed is made every morning, the house is cleaned up, the dishes are put away.
Granted, the first two weeks, all he could do was call me from bed and tell me how much pain he was in, but now that he can at least walk and get around (he’s still not allowed to do any heavy lifting), I have been
enacting my revenge asking him politely to do his fair share of what it takes to run a household. He’s been great! He’s also been studying for a fire test coming up so it’s been good time spent.
On half marathon training:
This is what I feel like every time I run…
Half Marathon training was going great. And then I got injured. Seriously?!
I was all cocky and proud of myself for my training and not getting injured and I was making fun of people who get injured and thinking in my head “haha, you just don’t know how to run right!” and now here I am with hip flexor pain that refuses to go away.
I took a week off, and went for a short 3 mile run yesterday (at what point did 3 miles become my short run?). Pain is still there but not as bad as last week. I’m gonna run again tomorrow, and try to crank out 8 or 9 miles Saturday. I’ll be listening to my body and hoping there is no pain!!
Nothing is keeping me from 13.1 baby…