practical matters

Besides having my heart broken today, AGAIN (the daily carnage must be as familiar as it is terrible), I also did some useful things with my time. I am now a Chase Sapphire Preferred member because yo yo yo, ALL of my bills and anything I buy are going to be going toward airline miles. I’m going to save major on my next trip.

I also re-did my budget, switched car insurance and phone/tv companies to save myself over $220 in monthly expenses. I downloaded “How to travel the world on $50 a day”, which led me to the best credit card for airline miles rewards (upon further research), the best flight booking sites, and inspired me to budget better on top of that. I also plan to work at least 1 over-time day a week, which is a lot of extra money in the bank. But where am I going to store this money? I need to find a high-yield savings account to sign up for. All of this is to pay for Avalon’s garden this spring, then for another trip.

Last night I had a sob-fest. It’s been a while, and while it felt so very awful, it also felt good. I fell asleep clutching her blankie outfit, trying to focus on the present moment, my pillow damp with tears and snot.

I wish every second I could go back to the peace and strength that my baby had given me. Now I have to do it without her, and I am so, so far from where I used to be.

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

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