Tuesday, February 14, 2012

If you've got the money, I've got the time to eat

I am having dinner tonight with the organizer of the young widows and widowers dinner group that I go to once a month. I had previously stepped down as assistant organizer. It’s a strange thought….that I am having less and less in common with these people.

My daily activity has not included grief for many months. I still have my dark moments, and there is still a lot of work to do, but I don’t feel I am getting anything out of these dinners anymore.

But this is just a dinner with the organizer, not the whole group. And I find I don’t have much in common with her either, even though she was a great sounding board for my thoughts and extremely helpful in my first year of grief.


I downloaded an app for my phone called “PocketMoney

I hope to track my spending on the house. The app was so easy to use, I decided to track a couple of other items as well.

I added categories for  Transportation (gas, bus tickets), Entertainment…..and the big one……Restaurants.

I just started this at the beginning of the month, and I am already shocked at the amount of money I spend on restaurants. And I cook food at home!

I am literally shocked and it is only 2 weeks into the experiment.

And my entertainment category? Depressingly the least amount has been spent. I guess it’s all perspective though, as most of my “Entertainment” is having dinner out with friends to socialize.

Lefty Frizzell - If you've got the money (I've got the time)

1 comment:

  1. Great news... you're moving on... life is really a pip... and too damn short for constant misery... no point to it after a while...

    Lefty Frizzell!! goofy song .. remember it well --

    how about a little Brooks & Dunn...