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Two NSDs and a bit of extra income

February 4th, 2008 at 06:16 pm

I've had two no spend days in a row the past two days--yay! And the scale reached a new low (for the recent span of time) this morning. I was hungry hungry hungry today, so it'll probably take me a week to regain that number. Didn't do huge damage--just ate the number of calories that I ate last year. One day won't do damage but daily eating at that level puts the weight right back on. I rationalized it by telling myself that I needed to let my body know it wasn't starving because of the lower calorie intake of late--when your body figures that food is scarce, it lowers the metabolic rate.

When I got home from work I had a phone call from the Dean of the Evening College I teach at. The upshot of it is that a student needs an independent study in order to graduate in May. I agreed to supervise. It means an hour weekly meeting (plus a couple extra to catch up since we're now in week 4 of the term) and a bit of additional grading, and $600 extra bucks (before taxes) in my pocket this term.

Final thought: Maybe that was a gift from Dad (who passed in 1990). I maintain a pretty rationalistic approach to my spirituality, but sometimes it's fun to indulge. Today would have been my father's 90th birthday. It's just nice to think that he's celebrating by giving his family gifts. Makes me a bit sad, too--although I was 28 when he died, I still feel like he didn't get to know me as a "real grown up." I hope he'd be proud of how I turned out. He was always a button-bustin' papa, so I'm sure he would be.

4 Responses to “Two NSDs and a bit of extra income”

  1. clubneary Says:

    Happy Birthday to your dad, Dido. My dad passed when I was 29, 10 months after my first child was born. I always wonder what he would have thought of how I turned out as well as my children. I am sure your dad is very proud of you!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    That is sweet that your dad is still so important to you. Just shows what a special person he was! And congrats on the little extra income! Smile

  3. Ima saver Says:

    My dad passed when i was only 9!! He was born in 1899 and died right after he turned 55! I still think of him often.

  4. HelpMeFriend Says:

    This will be the 10th year anniversary of my fathers death. I was 16. I still talk to him every day and I know he is proud of me and the way I am raising my children. I do wish they could have known him, and he could have known them, but he is watching them and we will be together again.

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