If the title of this entry isn’t clue enough, I’m feeling kind of depressed right now. No worries, these fey moods are pretty common, when you give me enough time alone to, you know, think at how useless I’ve been for the past three months. And since my father is away, pretty much leaving me alone with my cousin for a few days, well, there’s none of his well-intentioned if misguided daily interventions to bother me enough to ignore how I’ve done nothing creative in forever.
A darned shame but, hey, it’s the story of my life. Still it’s no excuse for me not to put in a journal entry for today.
Besides, talking about my day today might be therapeutic, in its own way.
So, my father went on his flight early today. He even woke me up so I could see him off, though it was hardly needed given how he’d prepared for everything the night before. Also he timed his leaving the house to coincide with my sister and her husband going to work, so he wasn’t alone when he was headed out either. I gave him the usual greetings, and asked him to give my regards to our relatives over there, for what it’s worth.
I went back to bed after that, and slept a few more hours. By the time I woke up, it was around ten already. I didn’t go wash my face nor did I rinse my mouth as custom, oh no. The first thing I did was to boot up the PC, connect to the net, and head to the school’s site to enroll for the continuation of my residency. It took all of five minutes, maybe even less.
With that done, only then did I go through my usual morning routine, plus taking a bath, since I had to go out to withdraw my salary. It was payday obviously, and it just wouldn’t do going to the BDO ATM and my bank still stinking of sleep and wearing the previous evening’s clothes now, would I?
After all that, it was off to the closest BDO ATM. And how much was the fruits of my labors this time around? A paltry six thousand five hundred pesos, and a few change that I can’t withdraw anyway. Still, it’s better than nothing, and with my savings at an all-time low (just around ninety-seven pesos all told), this meant that my salary obviously went into my savings. And even then, it didn’t enjoy staying there before I had to deduct from it.
First of course was the credit card bill, due on the 13th. I put in about a thousand and five hundred this time, so yeah, at the rate I’m going I’d be debt-free by Christmas! Yay. This was followed by another one thousand and two hundred peso deduction for the renewal of my gym membership. And that’s going to be followed by what I’m going to have to pay once I drop by the university tomorrow.
This leaves me with… not much really. In fact, I don’t think it’s going to be enough to cover the phone bill that’s going to come at the end of the month, and that’s only if I don’t deduct from it for my daily spendings. Which I can’t really do. Ugh, what a pain.
Yeah, the next payday can’t come soon enough, for sure.