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Occupation: Registered NurseIndustry: HealthcareAge: 31Location: Bay Area, CAMy Salary: $95,000 My Husband, E.’s, Salary: $250,000Net Worth: $390,000; $140,000 in savings, $100,000 in my 401(k), $150,000 in E.’s 401(k)Debt: 0 (Finished advantageous E.’s apprentice loans in January. Both cars are paid off)My Paycheck Amount (2x/month): ~$2,100E.’s Paycheck Amount (2x/month): ~$4,700 (varies with overtime)Pronouns: She/her
Monthly ExpensesRent: $2,900 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom address My 401(k): $771 6% matchE.’s 401(k): $1,3000 7% matchHealth/Dental: $100 (deducted from E.’s paycheck)Savings: $6,000-$7,000Car Renters Insurance: $141Cell Phones: $90Electricity: $70Internet: $50Apple Music Storage: $15.99Netflix: $8.99Showtime: $10529: $400Storage Unit: $110Donations (I started these afterwards I started my aboriginal job, I should admission both): KEXP: $20, ASPCA: $20Annual Expenses:Licensure: $390Costco: $60Amazon: $119
6:15 a.m. — Hello! E. and I deathwatch up afterwards audition R., our 15-month-old talking in his room. R. and I apprehend a few books (his admired affair to do) while E. makes him breakfast: Dave’s Killer Aliment broiled with some peanut adulate and broken banana. I accomplish a smoothie to allotment with R: soy milk, spinach, beat seed, peanut butter, and arctic berries.
7:30 a.m. — For the accomplished ages I accept been demography casual accouterment from home. I never absurd alive from home as a assistant and absence seeing patients, but am beholden to be alive during this time. Thankfully there are some absorbing things to assignment on from home and it’s accustomed me some time to anticipate of account for improvements. On average, I accept been action in to assignment already or alert a anniversary and alive from home every so generally (I’ve formed part-time aback accepting R., as daycare in our breadth can amount up to $3,000/month…). While I work, E. and R. adhere out about the house. Amid the three of us, I anticipate R. has had the hardest time with quarantine. He enjoys actuality alfresco and will sometimes cry and angle at the door. R. starts to get a little antsy, so E. grabs a affectation and takes him for a airing about the neighborhood.
12 p.m. — Time for lunch! E. makes some bootleg hummus and makes us sandwiches with accomplished aureate aliment I fabricated a brace of canicule ago. He adds hummus, spinach, cheese, and pickled beets. I additionally accept some Ruffles because I can’t accept a sandwich afterwards potato chips. R. eats a atramentous bean burger (we fabricated a ton application the compound from Oh She Glows and froze them), topped with hummus and avocado with a ancillary of chopped mango. I get aback to work.
5 p.m. — My eyes are starting to becloud from staring at the computer all day. E. and I grab masks and booty R. over to a bounded university to airing around. There is no one abroad around, so R. roams about the rose garden and action at the approach trees.
6:30 p.m. — We get home and E. starts authoritative calzones for dinner. I bought The Pizza Bible for him a brace of years ago and he has fabricated some absolutely adorable pizzas! While he’s authoritative calzones, R. and I set up KEXP Alive on the TV and watch ahead recorded sessions from Band of Horses and Atramentous Pumas. R. is mesmerized. I try to get him to dance, but he’s a little stiff. R. and I breach a calzone blimp with mozzarella, broccoli, spinach, olives, basil, and Rao’s marinara. E.’s has broiled potatoes, bacon, and marinara. Both are drizzled with garlic adulate on top. Mmm.
9 p.m. — E. and I allotment a pint of ice cream. We watch Vanderpump Rules (our accusable pleasure). We hadn’t watched it for years, but already apprehension started, we bare some entertainment. E. We arch to bed about 11.
Daily Total: $0
6:10 a.m. — Acceptable morning! E. goes to R.’s allowance to apprehend books while I accomplish breakfast. R. and I accept biscuit with peanut butter, flax, banana, and honey. E. has potatoes and eggs.
7:30 a.m. — Active in this breadth is big-ticket and our accommodation actuality is abundant abate than our last. We had to abbreviate absolutely a bit and afore R. was born, we downsized alike more. So abounding accompany and ancestors associates accept been acceptable with babyish toys and clothes, but now our accommodation is alive with stuff. I anticipate if addition sneezed our cabinets and closets would admission open. Not a bad botheration to have, but it’s accepting a little crowded. We absorb a brace of hours putting toys in a box for accumulator and accomplish addition box of my accouterment and some of R.’s accouterment and toys to accord to the women and children’s accommodation nearby. I try to go through our things every few months for donation. R. follows our cat about the accommodation aggravating to cuddle, but the cat isn’t action it. Maybe someday?
9:30 a.m. — R. is agog to get out, so we grab our masks and arch out for a airing about the neighborhood. It’s a admirable day and there aren’t abounding bodies out so far. E. and I chase him about and dream of what we appetite to do already apprehension is aerial and things alpha to go aback to normal. Afore R. was built-in we acclimated to chrism and ascend together, but I haven’t done either aback actuality pregnant. I acclimated to go abandoned occasionally, but now I’ve acquainted a little abashed of actuality out in the baptize alone. I assumption already you accept addition actuality who is absolutely abased on you, it makes you amend your own safety. E. and I accomplish affairs for a date of surfing and aggressive already things get better. It’s nice to accept things to attending advanced to.
11:30 a.m. — Time for lunch! R. has some pasta with cannellini beans, broccoli, spinach, and pesto. E. has extra absurd rice and I accept some vegetables hummus and Hodo Soy back-scratch tofu nuggets. Usually, our day has a bit added action on, but with quarantine, we’ve mostly been eating, cooking, and baking. So this will be added of a aliment diary. Afterwards lunch, R. takes a nap and E. and I booty a quick nap too.
3 p.m. — I deathwatch up and bound renew my nursing authorization (in anniversary expenses). This is renewed every two years. R. wakes up and we apprehend a few books afresh comedy for a bit. He’s usually actual alive but has been absolutely caressible afresh and I adulation it. E. grabs a affectation and active to Home Depot for curbside aces up to grab a few things we charge to advance a tiny bit of alfresco amplitude we accept ($41.85). I allotment some angel for R. and he watches me baker chili for dinner. He loves actuality in the kitchen and I can’t delay until he’s bigger so we can advise him how to cook. We grab our masks and arch out for a quick airing about the neighborhood. $41.85
6:30 p.m. — We sit bottomward for banquet and eat chili topped with queso fresco, avocado, acerb cream, and tortilla chips. Mmm. We’ve been bistro a lot of abundance aliment lately. E. does ablution time with R. and reads him some books afterward. I apple-pie up the kitchen and do a quick conditioning in the active room.
9 p.m. — E. reheats a brace of arctic biscuit raisin accolade I fabricated from Thomas Keller’s cookbook, Bouchon. Some of the recipes are a bit action accelerated but every affair I’ve fabricated has affronted out great. We aren’t adorned abundant to eat at French Laundry, so we will aloof adore from home! We watch TV for a bit afresh arch to bed to read. I apprehend some abbreviate belief by Kurt Vonnegut. We arch to bed about 11.
Daily Total: $41.85
6:30 a.m. — R. is awake, so I bandy on my pajamas and go to his allowance to apprehend books while E. makes breakfast. The boys eat biscuit with peanut butter, flax, banana, and honey. I accept a smoothie. E. active out to go for a quick bike ride afore anybody abroad is out.
8 a.m. — R. and I comedy and adhere about the house. I band off our flannel bedding and put linen bedding on aback the acclimate is abating up. I bought the flannel bedding about eight years ago aback I lived in a colder breadth and every year they get softer and softer. We alpha a amount of laundry, grab a mask, and arch out for a airing in the neighborhood. I’m aggravating to admit the positives of this apprehension and acknowledge that there is beneath pollution, the air smells clean, birds are chirping, and the ambiance isn’t so attenuated with babble and traffic. It has been nice to booty amusement in simpler things. It’s a attractive day! California poppies are blooming and now aback R. sees them he says “poppy!” It makes my affection melt.
10 a.m. — On our walk, R. and I beat by an earlier neighbor’s abode who is generally out in his advanced yard. We haven’t apparent him in the accomplished anniversary or so, but to our surprise, he is outside! He stays abreast his advanced aperture and we breach on the sidewalk, so there are about 20 anxiety amid us but it’s still nice to bolt up. He talks about his fears with COVID and aloof BS for a bit. I absolutely acknowledge seeing him.
11 a.m. — We admission home and E. has been aback for a while charwoman the kitchen and authoritative calzones with the extra dough. We are aggravating to go to the grocery abundance already every two weeks to absolute our time out in accessible areas, so we are bistro a lot of things on repeat. We eat lunch, afresh R. takes a nap.
1 p.m. — E. and I booty turns afterlight our account every week. We accept been extenuative for a home about else. We confused actuality a few years ago but accept had a adamantine time adjusting. The breadth feels aggressive with a focus on money and success. Kids in this breadth are captivated to such a aerial accepted and parents accept big expectations. E. and I both went to college, but don’t feel like it’s the end all be all and wouldn’t appetite R. or any approaching accouchement action that affectionate of pressure. We accept been able to save a bit added afterwards advantageous off E.’s alum academy loans. E. went to association college, afresh formed to pay for his bachelor’s degree. While he was in alum school, I formed at the hospital he was belief at and got fractional charge agreement for spouses. I accustomed a scholarship for academy and formed and my parents paid tuition. My parents hustled to admonition me during college, and I am blessed we accept the assets to accord to a 529 if R. decides he wants to go to school.
4 p.m. — Abode an adjustment online for a besom for R., some beard ties (I buy a backpack about already every bristles years and somehow I ran out now), a beard brush, nut milk bag (couldn’t anticipate of a bigger name), and some abandoned abrasive canisters ($45.05). E. makes bootleg abrasive for himself and me. We FaceTime with my parents for a little. They alive a few hours abroad and we usually see them at atomic already a month, so it’s so nice to see their faces! $45.05
5 p.m. — Accomplish the Tahini Billionaire confined that the Washington, DC Money Account batten about. Thanks DC, they’re delicious! Bandy some oats, cashews, walnuts, almonds, flax, chia seeds, dates, honey, and peanut adulate into a aliment processor to accomplish candy for R. I sit alfresco in our little amplitude while R. and E. bulb some flowers.
7 p.m. — We’re both too apathetic to baker so extra chili it is! Top it with avocado, queso fresco, acerb cream. Get R. accessible for bed, apprehend books, and put him to sleep.
8 p.m. — Booty a battery and administer some Sunday Riley Acceptable Genes. My bark has been a hot blend aback I chock-full breastfeeding about a ages ago. Has anyone abroad had the aforementioned problem? Any admonition would be appreciated! Lay on the couch and apprehend Dress Your Ancestors in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris because I charge a little amusement in my life. Acceptable night!
Daily Total: $45.05
1 a.m. — Uhhh, no. I deathwatch up adrift and apprehend R. arrant in his room. It has been a continued time aback he’s woken up in the average of the night. I delay a few account to see if he will aged out but he doesn’t. I get out of bed and rub his aback for a bit but it doesn’t help. For the accomplished few days, he’s had some bloom and abscess breadth his incisors should be, and I account if he’s uncomfortable. He starts chewing on his duke so I accord him a micro dosage of Tylenol, bedrock him in the chair, and rub his abdomen until he goes aback to sleep. It takes about an hour.
6 a.m. — E.’s anxiety goes off and he gets accessible for work. E. is additionally in healthcare and has a college accident of acknowledgment than I do. Aback the communicable began, he’s been advancing in and out of the aback aperture of our address if he’s action to assignment and leaves annihilation that enters the hospital alfresco in a container. He has scrubs at assignment and changes into clothes afore abrogation but still walks through the hospital afore advancing home.
7 a.m. — R. is up. We both attending a little asperous this morning from the abridgement of sleep, but he’s blessed and I’m beholden for that. We apprehend for a bit, afresh I acknowledgment some Dave’s Killer with peanut adulate and chop some bake-apple for him. I’m not that hungry, so I accept a baby basin of atom and apple-pie up the kitchen.
9 a.m. — Do some laundry and adhere it alfresco to air dry. R. does some gardening. My beard is attractive blowzy today so I tie it up with a bandana. It consistently makes me feel special. I grab a mask, afresh pop R. in the adventurer and booty a airing about the neighborhood.
12 p.m. — Accomplish quesadillas for us both, afresh R. takes a nap. I booty a attending at Sephora’s website aback they’re accepting a 15% discount. I add some Farmacy face wash, Ilia mascara for myself, and Tatcha rice brightness agitator crumb and Fresh chapstick with SPF for my mom for Mother’s Day. My parents are acceptable but frugal and rarely buy abounding things for themselves so I like to buy things they’d never commonly purchase, but would love. I authority off on agreement the adjustment for now because I ability appetite to add a few things later…
1 p.m. — Bolt up through argument with some accompany that are advance all over the country that are in healthcare and brainy health. Two of them are alive in hospitals with a lot of accepted cases and go to assignment aflutter of their assurance and balked with the hospital administration. Knowing that you are at accident for acknowledgment and at accident for overextension it to others is stressful. I’m beholden that E. and I both assignment at places that for now accept a acceptable accumulation of PPE and that so far, we accept both been actual able at work. Healthcare workers accept been accepting a lot of adulation during this pandemic, but bark out and hug, admiration, and acknowledgment to anybody who is action out to assignment — grocery abundance employees, farmers, cashiers, mail service, transportation, housekeeping, accessible safety, burial homes… the account goes on! You’re all befitting communities action and afterwards you, we’d be at a standstill.
4:30 p.m. — E. comes home, strips in the backyard (sorry neighbors!), and active to the shower. We grab some candy and masks and go for a continued airing to the university. R. wanders about campus and we follow. He’s accomplishing the zombie/Frankenstein airing appropriate now and it’s so cute.
6 p.m. — Get home and accomplish banquet application a compound from the NY Times. I accomplish assemble booze with cilantro, basil, chives, olive oil, lemon, and alkali and bandy it in the aliment processor. Sauté some garlic in olive oil, add cannellini beans, kale, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper. Defrost and acknowledgment the aliment I fabricated a few canicule ago and advance adulate on top, add the beans and dribble the assemble sauce. It’s simple but so good.
7:30 p.m. — I ablution R. afresh we apprehend books and get accessible for bed while E. cleans the kitchen. Afterward, I do a quick 30-minute conditioning in our active room. I shower, afresh grab a CoolHaus ice chrism sandwich (they’re commonly big-ticket and account it, but were on auction for bisected off so I bought like 12 afore apprehension started…we were prepared) and watch an adventure of Little Fires Everywhere. Kerry Washington’s expressions are authoritative me blench a little.
9:30 p.m. — Apprehend David Sedaris in bed for a bit afresh we both go to beddy-bye about 10.
Daily Total: $0
6 a.m. — E.’s anxiety goes off. He gets up, packs his things, and active to work.
6:45 a.m. — R. is awake. We apprehend for a while, afresh arch to the kitchen for breakfast. I accomplish smoothies for both of us and we accept some peanut adulate acknowledgment with the aftermost of the aliment from yesterday.
12 p.m. — Aback for lunch. We accept atramentous bean burgers with hummus and avocado on top. R. farts and action during cafeteria — such a gentleman. We apprehend for a bit afresh he takes a nap. I bite on some amber covered almonds and analysis my assignment email. I usually never analysis email from home, but aback COVID has been action on, I like to breach up to date while I’m away.
3 p.m. — I go bottomward a YouTube amphitheater about skincare and at the end still accept no abstraction what’s best. A brace of weeks ago, I splurged and bought Bark Ceuticals C E Ferulic serum and it accustomed today. I’m bridge my fingers that the serum does article to accord my bark a boost!
4:30 p.m. — E. is home and all-overs in the shower. He chock-full on the way home and affective four five-gallon baptize containers ($15). The cardinal of COVID cases at his hospital are decreasing. We allocution about what we apprehend the aisle of this communicable to attending like and what we’re assured for the abutting year or so. We grab our masks and booty a continued airing about our adjacency to a altered park. On the way, we see that my admired balloon tea abode is open. You are able to adjustment from your phone, delay outside, and they leave your balloon tea on a table outside. $25.81
6 p.m. — We accomplish it home and R. and I adhere out while E. makes calzones again. I affirm we aren’t commonly don’t eat the aforementioned affair over and over, aloof absolutely aggravating to absolute what we’re affairs from the store. I adulation calzones, so I’m not mad about it. Get R. accessible for bed and apprehend books while E. cleans up.
8 p.m. — I had planned on appliance a little tonight but am aloof not action it. A cephalalgia came on all of a abrupt and I anticipate it ability be accompanying to my period. Who knows. Instead, I jump in the battery and watch Little Fires Everywhere for a bit, afresh get in bed with E. and alpha account The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. I’ve apprehend this book before, but adulation her so abundant I am account it again. It has been a affliction not accepting library access, but luckily we accept a lot of books about the house.
Daily Total: $25.81
7:20 a.m. — Sweet Jesus. Thank you R. for sleeping in!! What a treat. We deathwatch up and E. grabs R. and they apprehend while I apple-pie up the kitchen and accomplish breakfast for R. He has his accepted Dave’s Killer acknowledgment with peanut adulate and banana.
9 a.m. — I accept to get on a assignment call, so the boys booty a airing about the neighborhood. Afterwards the alarm I arch to the grocery abundance but there is a band captivated about the architecture so I leave. I’ll try to go later.
12 p.m. — We sit bottomward to accept lunch. R. has a quesadilla with beans, cheese, spinach, and alarm pepper with orange and I accept some Trader Joe’s vegetable gyoza with aqueous aminos. Afterwards cafeteria I go aback to the grocery store.
2 p.m. — Grab capacity to accomplish atramentous beans, vermicelli bowls with tofu and vegetables, ambrosial sesame noodles with tofu, peanuts, and broccoli (NY Times recipe, so good). Additionally grab accidental vegetables and bake-apple to bite on during the anniversary (champagne mangoes are on sale, so I grab some attic milk too to accomplish mango ice cream), accomplished aureate flour, bread, Tate’s amber dent walnut cookies, and a agglomeration of added things. I see Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Alkali Beard Spray and bandy it in the cart. My beard hasn’t been cut in months and is attractive a little moppy. I like to let it air dry and achievement that this gives it a little something. I’m rarely in the car alone, so on the way home I about-face on Led Zeppelin and listen. I adulation Robert Plant’s voice. Get home and unload the advantage afresh bullwork the atom into peanut butter. We eat SO abundant peanut butter. $200.81
3 p.m. — R. is up from his nap and E. aloof larboard for work. R. has a bite and we arch out for a continued airing about the adjacency to the university. He climbs up and bottomward little hills and it wears him out. I adulation advancing here. This breadth can feel absolutely awash and rushed, but this is like a peaceful mini-vacation.
6 p.m. — Get home and alpha authoritative the ambrosial sesame noodles with broccoli and tofu (minus ambrosial for R.). We sit and eat and his new admired words are “hot” and “cold” so we convenance adage them aback and forth. He’s thrilled. Tonight is ablution night and aback I acquaint him he gets so aflame he starts afraid in his chair. He LOVES the water. I can’t delay until he’s earlier and E. can booty him surfing. Afterwards the ablution we apprehend for a bit afresh R. active to bed and I do a quick 30-minute conditioning afresh shower.
9 p.m. — I get on the Sephora website. I end up purchasing the Farmacy face wash, Ilia mascara for myself, and Tatcha agitator crumb and Fresh chapstick for my mom. My altogether is abutting to Mother’s Day so we usually do a weekend of anniversary with my parents, but it ability accept to be adjourned this year. Brightness off addition CoolHaus ice chrism sandwich, apprehend some David Sedaris, and arch to bed. $158.21
Daily Total: $359.02
6:30 a.m. — The mornings breadth E.’s accouterment overlap with abundance can be a little chaotic. I get out of bed bound and get accessible for work. I haven’t been cutting architecture aback we’ve been at home all the time but put on some foundation aback my bark has been so affronted afresh and add a bit of bloom and mascara. R. is awake, so we apprehend a few books afresh arch to the kitchen to accomplish breakfast. While R. is bistro I backpack my bag and lunch, besom my teeth, and get dressed.
7:30 a.m. — E. is home and takes a quick shower. Already he’s out, I leave for work. Our accouterment rarely overlap and luckily my assignment has been absolutely compassionate about me actuality a few account late. Hopefully, E. gets a adventitious to blow a bit today while R. sleeps. I accept to The French Kicks and cycle the windows down. The algid air feels great. It is SO nice to see coworkers, alike if their faces are bisected blocked by masks. Alike admitting this breadth hasn’t been ideal for us, we both hit the jackpot with admirable coworkers. I’m beholden to be actuality today.
1 p.m. — It brings me austere joy to see patients. Sometimes I catechism if nursing is what I appetite to do forever, but demography affliction of and educating patients is so abundant fun. Watching how addition progresses over time and hopefully ends in a bigger abode than breadth they started is absolutely advantageous and makes me feel so appreciative of them. Bodies can be so airy and strong. I booty a quick breach to get alfresco and feel the sun and airing a quick lap outside. I eat cafeteria — a accidental aggregate of vegetables, hummus, Hodo Soy tofu, and peanut adulate abounding pretzels.
8 p.m. — Arch home afterwards my shift. Booty a quick battery and change into pajamas. On canicule like this we try to accept assortment to accomplish it easier for everyone. It’s our aftermost day of chili and we amount it up with avocado, queso fresco, acerb cream, Valentina hot sauce, and tortilla chips. We bolt anniversary added up on our canicule afresh apprehend a bit in bed until 10:30 or so. Goodnight!
Daily Total: $0
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