I’m doing some pretty hardcore saving at the moment; tracking my spending with an app, cutting back on eating out, show tickets, and, of course, clothes. It’s mostly because I want to not have a freak out whenever my big bills arrive, and to not have any stressful days of penny counting, but also because I’d love to be able to stop renting sooner rather than later.
I spent this whole semester talking to my students about podcasts and books and TV shows, and now classes are over and I’m holed up in my marking cave, I miss telling people about everything I’m reading and listening to. So this is serving two purposes: 1. I get to share, and 2. This is a great gap filler while I’m working on getting some new photos and fun content for when marking is done!
The very first thing I did to combat Archie’s separation anxiety was buy an app for my iPad and phone called Dog Monitor. Actually, at the time I bought it, I wasn’t so concerned about Archie crying when I was out, so much as I was making sure he was okay when he was in the cone of shame after he had his tumour removed.