A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $45,000 Salary

5:55 p.m. — At home, trying to decide what to do for the rest of the day. My roommate and I decide that mango sorbet and chick flicks are on the agenda, so we head to Trader Joe’s and end up doing a great job only getting real groceries and avoiding unnecessary snacks, except for the planned mango sorbet. She pays and then puts my share on Splitwise (nectarines, a couple of frozen gnocchi meals, Greek yogurt, veggie hotdogs and buns, avocados, strawberries, almond milk, seaweed snacks, rice, blueberries, watermelon, lemon elderflower soda). I text our friend who lives on the next block, and she comes over to watch Sleepless in Seattle with us, which is a pretty perfect way to spend a Sunday night, especially after such a busy weekend. $38.36