Some weeks I just seem to spend more money than others and this week was certainly pricey. I decided to visit my acupuncturist on Tuesday after a year and a half hiatus. Thankfully my pain is tolerable on most days and my overall health is the best it’s been in the last three years, but I decided to make an appointment anyway.
After my initial medical diagnosis a few years back my acupuncturist helped release muscle tightness and alleviated an inordinate of stress and anxiety for me. Honestly, I would have taken a lot of medications if I had not come in contact with her. Of course, since it’s been so long since my last treatment I had a super long visit with her this week that cost $135. I also kept my appointment with my massage therapist which cost an additional $45.
I was also a bit discombobulated and out of sorts and managed to forget to pack a full lunch twice this week. On Monday I wanted to walk outside the office and a coworker agreed to head out with me. I spent nearly $9 for a sandwich, but the food was scrumptious and the conversation was a delight so I’m glad we went out together.
Mid-week I forgot my lunch again and purchased a salad from the cafeteria. The food was absolutely awful and I wish I could have that $7 back to spend on anything other than that salad. I need to make a rule: either bring my lunch or eat outside the office. The cafeteria food is just too awful!
Last night I went out with friends for dinner. We ordered Japanese at one of my favorite restaurants in DC. It was definitely worth the cost and the company was stellar. We went out for drinks afterward and stayed out so late that we got hungry again and made a 2 o’clock run to McDonald’s.
Of course as luck would have it my husband came home tonight with a hankering for Chinese food, so we picked up carry out from a local restaurant in the area. I was actually happy about this decision, because the taste of sushi from the night before left me craving more.
I typically average one meal out per week, so eating out five times in the past seven days seems like quite a lot to me. My husband who has been really good about eating lunch at home also ate out with coworkers a bunch this week.
All in all it’s been an expensive week, but other than that $7 salad, every penny has been worth it. I feel great, I’ve eaten some really tasty grub and visited with some of my favorite people.