Today was PAYDAY AT THE RITZ! And my Direct Deposit kicked in a pay cycle earlier than predicted, which was nice. I was thrilled with my paycheck, and it included three days of "shadowing" others for minimum wage, so the NEXT one should be even MORE stupendous (especially considering that it will include two weeks with only one day off apiece due to busy-busy things happening at work). The bills are paid, the MFA Beater is inspected (IT PASSED!) and has a full tank of gas, and I walked into the grocery store after work like fucking ROYALTY and bought absolutely EVERYTHING we needed without running a tally as I went for the first time in MANY, MANY MOONS (and I still had enough left over to send a friend who is unemployed and struggling $25 without it causing us any undue hardship, because I have had people do that for me and I know how great a little unexpected windfall can be when you haz The Poor). It's pretty much the best feeling ever! The fridge, freezer, and pantry are stuffed, every type of animal in the house has food and treats, and Isis will be dining on a marked-down-about-to-expire hunk of blade steak (it was two bucks, I haven't TOTALLY lost my mind) this evening.
Also, I have tomorrow off and will be taking Little Child to pick out a twin mattress set, because while it may not be fast enough to please the XY, the boy IS growing, and if he stretches out in his toddler bed and points his toes he can touch his head and feet to the top and bottom. So I got the new job just in time :)
How are all of you?