if I lived close by I would absolutely come! 10$ is cheap for entertainment (ie a student play or non-professional musicians) even where I live in the rural midwest!
@beatrixkiddo this is going to sound like i am not sincere except I am! thanks for telling your story and helping me understand.
@theballgirl YEPPPPP. I am so mad that my workplace pretends like FMLA is generous. Like, I'm Canadian, so I laughed at it. Also, I work for Christians. Who "love babies" as long as they are cared for by someone who is at home. (they never say this but I think it's true).
@sheistolerable yes I would love to read this. Also to shut down the women who irritate me by justifying their staying at home by saying "my salary is barely more than a nanny". WHY IS IT ALWAYS THE WOMAN's salary. AND IS YOUR TIME WORTH NOTHING???? Also, it is good to stay at home if you want to. It is good to work if you want to. Men should be allowed to agonize over these things also, and NOT be congratulated for the agonizing women do all the fing time even if they have no children and are unlikely to bear them (like me).
@fletchasketch I have 403 b through my employer, and they do a 5% match, so that is what I have decided to contribute. I do not make very much money (ok, starting september I will make more money than I ever have in my life), but I expect to make more money later, so I am thinking about opening a Roth for the future to save another 5%. I would like the internet to tell me if this is the right choice.
@hollanding thanks lady. I think that it could go either way, but also, I live in the midwest now and do not understand social norms here, so, who knows. I will report back next Friday!
spent $10 on beer (approx as estimated) no feelings talk. Spend 6.14 at the thrift store, did laundry, 3.75 (estimated neither), bought flowers at the farmer's market in addition to the foods, so total on that area, 20.41, just a smidge over. Didn't go to work potluck because I didn't feel like it. Total: 40.30. 13.30 over. no work potluck on Sunday: almost good enough to make up for not talking about feelings.
buying some beer for the dude (who i want to be my bf - i think - do i need to use words to express my feelings?) to come over and watch some tv. $12. Farmer's market/food for work potluck on Sunday $ 15. Crafting and cleaning: free. Because I made a list of outstanding crafts and mending to do so I won't be tempted to buy new supplies until necessary. Total: $ 27. Let's round up to $ 30 because farmer's market is pricey, yo. Using words to express feelings? potentially soul-crushing or liberating.
@ThatJenn good luck with the helping move. It sounds like this is important for your friend so I hope that (in an ideal world he would stop, in my life experience he wouldn't) she can gtfo soon.
@WhyHelloThere or donate to a synagogue or Jewish charity so that all the children can be literate? Indoctrinated? I mean that in the best possible way. I was religiously indoctrinated as a child (not into Judaism) and I turned out fine.