I didn’t get out for my run yesterday. All the talk of gale force winds put me off plus the lower back soreness, I figured I’d move my rest day.
I did get to the market for my shopping (Preston Market that is). I spent around $50 and go a truckload of fruit and vegies plus some meat and homemade pasta (yum). I got gravy filled meat balls – how good do they sound? Andy got over $30 of steak – how blokey is that!
When I got home, I started cooking. I made a huge pot of bolognese sauce (well a vegetable/meat sauce), a huge pot of stew and stewed rhubarb and pears (those fancy red pears at that). By the time I finished that, I was way sick of cooking but I’d taken out a packet of chicken mince to make meatballs so had to keep going.
I’m starting a new contract today – scary stuff. It goes for a month and my goal for the month is to save $4000. It’s going to be tough, but I have some extra $$$ coming in from loans etc as well as wages. I figure if I wasn’t working, I’d have to live on the dole which is around $250 a week so I can survive on that while I’m working.
If I do this, then technically I’ll have enough money to go to Japan even if I get no work after I finish (only technically, because if I’m not working for 3 months, it’ll really cut into my savings). It’s going to be challenging, saving that agggresively, but I love a challenge.
BTW I’m back to the weight I was before I got sick. I think it’d be lower but I’m having toilet issues again. I really need to eat more fibre!