My son asked me what "Lunchbox" meant. I didn't feel like explaining about the whole personal grooming thing. I just told him it was what they named their store. I like it. It's a hopeful name.
I've been sick the last couple of days. But I've been able to take it fairly easy at work. Though one of the other portfolios I help manage had some issues I had to deal with. I dealt. I slept in yesterday, which helped a lot. Still no word on upping my salary, but I had coffee today with an equity-investor type who wants to work with me. Though he's been saying that for a while. I think he'd be great to work with, and it would be really helpful to already have a side gig going when it comes to "the talk" re salary and hours at my current job. We'll see what happens. I'll probably check in a little more frequently than I have been.
I'm trying not to be, but I'm a little stressed about money over the next two weeks, as my ex is calling a loan due right now. It would be extraordinarily helpful if he would let me pay it off over three months or so. Oh well. A lot can happen in a week. Who knows, maybe I won't need his stupid money by the time the rent is due. At the very least, this is temporary. An uncomfortable July, slightly more comfortable August...and who knows what will happen in the meantime. I must say, I'm grateful that there's an end in sight. All in all, things are taking an obvious upswing, with new opportunities and ideas coming all the time. Everything will work out for me. It always does somehow.
I'm sitting in my comfortable apartment, the mother of two great children, the best dog in the world, my beloved horses healthy (and Mr. Jones is earning his keep), and content after I splurged on sushi with my son tonight. Carbs and money well-spent. So nice not to have to make dinner after a long day. I'm really looking forward to eating out more often in the coming months. So, in the end, I'm on the mend, there's money coming into my bank account, and my life is looking pretty hopeful. A good note upon which to fall asleep.