Every time birthdays come up I am SO torn. I want to rent a place and invite the class and have a huge party that my kids will remember forever and cherish. Then I price those things and my heart nearly stops! The next (kid) birthday in the family rotation is my youngest. We priced this option and that option and all of them are hundreds of dollars. The housepartment … [Read more...] about Budget Birthday … Incoming!
A few weeks ago I left my 4th grade daughter’s teacher a phone message. I was nervous, still, and hoped she would not think I was a bother. “Hello, Mrs. Teacher. While we do have a doctor appointment scheduled, I found out today my daughter was only eating Pop Tarts in the morning and I’m going to start making breakfast with a protein at home in the mornings. You don’t have to … [Read more...] about Teachers
Thank goodness. It turns out Big Sister had a wicked-bad bronchial infection. I hate my husband being out of work (he should be on his next bricklaying job by Monday at the latest) but I'm glad he was available to take her to the Urgent Care facility to get a chest x-ray, a strep swab, and make sure she didn't have that horrible virus that's going around and putting … [Read more...] about Poor Little Sick Girl and Running A Fundraiser
I make spreadsheets, pay bills, and write up financial forecasts. I buy school clothes, supplies, and do Internet research about the school my girls will attend next year. I cook dinner, keep the house passable, and spend time with friends. I spend my life waiting for the next paycheck to make another small dent in the wall that blocks the here from the there. I am … [Read more...] about Take A Break for Thanks
I'm in that place where I"m so thankful Mr. Brickie is working and I'm beyond thankful and happy he's working a boatload of overtime every week for the forseeable future. It has been a kind of crazy transition around here a we all try to find our place in this new world with (seemingly) no end. But it's Saturday evening and that means a night where we an all relax because … [Read more...] about The Bliss of Days Off