Our Christmas Cheer: everyone is still physically healthy so far. Every day that I wake up and everyone seems to be okay, I feel immense gratitude and relief. Just counting down until we are past this.
In other news . . .
I made shrimp ramen bowls! They turned pink due to leftover red cabbage that I used up, but the kids still ate them. This was a nod to the Chinese takeout that defines Jewish Christmas / Christmas Eve — however, we might do that with actual takeout on Saturday.
I calculated some financial stuff. Based on YNAB, I think we spent only about 35% of our gross income in 2020 (as long we don’t do anything rash in the next several days like order a Tesla online). That sounds amazing but due to tax stuff (in part owing for 2019 and paying extra in 2020) our retirement savings is sitting right around 18% (not including college savings which is an additional 4%). I don’t really know how to count short-term savings allocated to buckets in YNAB (emergency fund, $ for our next car someday, etc) which is another 7%.
(The way this adds up, our tax burden adds up to 36% which doesn’t seem right but it might actually be. BUT it won’t be so much next year which is good).
((Also, I LOVE YNAB. I really missed it!!))
I am reading Year of Yes and I LOVE it. It’s not exactly new (came out 4 years ago) but I have literally laughed out loud at multiple points and Shonda Rhimes’ voice/style is just perfect.
Josh and I are watching The Flight Attendant and this is highly entertaining as well. (Also we have managed to get the kids to bed before 9 for two nights in a row to actually facilitate watching, which is a notable feat).
ANYWAY. I hope everyone reading this is enjoying some down time, whether celebrating a holiday or not. 7 days left in 2020!