It’s a little embarrassing, but today was the first time I’ve checked my mail in the new place. The leasing agent gave me a bunch of keys, and I figured the little gold key would belong to the little gold lock on my mailbox, but it didn’t fit. None of the keys fit. I bent the heck out of the keyhole, and nearly broke several keys trying to get it open, but nothing worked. Eventually I kind of gave up, but important things come through the mail, so I knew I’d have to deal with it sooner or later, and put in a work order. There was some quality stuff in there though (no electric bill, which was what prompted me to take action in the first place, but I don’t mind that so much), and I love getting mail, so I’m glad I straightened that out.
I just signed up for unlimited drop-in fitness classes at the gym ($45 for the semester, which is pretty reasonable), but to offset that additional expense I didn’t grocery shop last week. It worked out- I had plenty of food, and there were free onions last week at contra dancing (I didn’t go last night because it was raining too hard. I made it about two blocks before deciding that dancing for three hours in soaking wet jeans wouldn’t be comfortable), so I ate lentils, and made more stir fry (I love it so much. Look out kale- cabbage is climbing the Favorite Vegetable Charts!), and it’s fine. My milk went bad, which was unfortunate (on several levels- waking up to a mouthful of bad milk is very eye-opening, but not in a good way), but I’ve been managing with grapefruits for breakfast. The biggest hurdle I’ve encountered is my intense, crippling addiction to sugar. It’s bad. I have graham crackers, but they aren’t cutting it, and I’m trying to make them last, so I’ve been struggling. I don’t have a microwave, so mug cookies are out, but I tried to make one last night in the oven. It was pretty bad- I overcooked it, so it was dry, and I just made up the recipe, and it didn’t work at all, but I ate it anyway because waste is bad and I really wanted something sweet. (It looks kind of nice, but it was super dry and heavy.)
I need to get excited about food again. I wish I had a food processor so I could make baba ganoush.