That’s right—no restaurants, no online retailers. I really wish I had planned a little better. I should have paid for school yearbooks and lunch accounts last week and sent in the registration for Isaiah for preschool as well but I didn’t. I’m holding out that Target might have rabbit food but I’m a little doubtful. Rabbit food at Target would mean that we free up a spot.
This may not sound hard to some people but it really takes away some of our ability to indulge ourselves. No random lunches just because I didn’t want what I packed. No really cute shirt from the Sevenly site that was on sale only last week but I didn’t see it until Saturday, February 1st. No free with purchase of a sandwich pastry from Panera Bread. No snow tubing or Frozen Sing-along.
As Brandon said last night, this is all well and good until life happens. On Saturday, February 1st, my washing machine pump decided to stop working so we’re already making a bill to someone not on the list. One new pump ordered to be installed next week. Although the bill is much smaller than the cost of a new washer, which seemed to be the repairman’s suggestion. I do feel guilty though about how not having one appliance can disrupt my whole life. As I was whining about hand wringing a load of towels, going to the laundromat, or waiting more than a week to wash clothes again, I thought about Dona Chica washing her clothes in a pila.