NO MORE BOXES!
With both of us feeling better, we seized the last remaining kid-free moments and finally got rid of the last lingering round of boxes in our house! We moved in April, so this isn’t too terrible but the final round was more . . . things that didn’t have any logical place rather than things we had just been too lazy to unpack. But we made it work, and I told Josh it felt like my spirit had been unblocked or something.
Seriously I’m so happy without boxes in our home.
I’m feeling so much better, almost normal just with a cough (mainly at night) and some lingering congestion. Sadly I’m still testing instantly positive. I found out that our policy is that you need a negative test to appear at work in the 5-7 day window, and after that you can go back (N95 masked) regardless, so I will likely be telehealth tomorrow but back in person Tuesday (both are pt care days).
I feel ready to run again (gently) so hopefully that will go well.
I am going to mask around the kids and eat separately until I’m negative. I really really don’t want them (or our nanny) to get this from me, because the childcare debacle would be epic and I don’t have PL days to spare at this point.
Experiences or Things?
I listened to this Marriage Kids & Money episode while cleaning up yesterday: Experiences vs Things. The female half of the couple was in the “things” camp (esp things for home, but also she mentioned a ~$2K designer bag) and the male half was pro-experience.
Josh and I discussed and were relieved that we both fell pretty squarely into ‘experience’ so this has never been a point of contention. There is also a moment where the hosts wish for a way to have separate spending money without separating finances generally – there is! We have monthly ‘personal allowances’ in YNAB that each can do whatever we want with and I highly recommend this strategy. It allows for Josh to buy beer brewing equipment and guitars while I can order shoes and makeup and planners from Japan without any conflict or debate whatsoever (okay maybe the TINIEST bit of debate over where his bulkier purchases must live, but that’s it). I may have to contact the hosts and recommend our strategy . . .
A&C (&G) COME HOME!
It is very bittersweet that I will be masking and generally avoiding close physical contact with the kids when I want to hug them most but . . . it is what it is. Hopefully my body continues to clear this #(*$& so that by end of next week I can be confident I am not contagious. And very hopefully no one else gets it.
A has requested sushi rice bowls so I will make that and Josh is picking up crab for C who requested . . . crab. They will enjoy lots of down time the next couple weeks (and also do their back-to-school-assigned work which neither had touched prior to leaving for camp). I cannot believe our summer really only has 3 weeks left . . .