The past 48 hrs have just been a blur of chaos and drama. Sorry I didn't check in. I haven't been reading either, so MAYBE I will have some time later to catch up with you all. I am not even going to drone on about the drama. Suffice it to say that it isn't over. But it has inhabited a great deal of my physical and mental energy.
Bossy's room....we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! His ceiling is ALMOST ready for paint. This has to happen in the next 2 days, as the carpet is coming Friday morning. I refuse to chance getting paint on the brand new carpet. Unfortunately, I think I am going to have to be the one to do it! G-man had to be at work at 5:30am, and won't be home until 11pm tonight. Not a whole lot of painting time in there. I am just looking forward to putting it all back together, and getting rid of the visual clutter. And not listening to fighting children at bedtime.
My parents arrive next Tuesday. For the first time, I just don't care and don't have the energy to go hog wild for this. It is going to be what it is going to be. Let them criticize all they like. I am just going to say "I am sorry you feel that way." It makes me sad that they can't just come to visit....they have to pick me apart. My house, my weight....I will hear it.
The money....squeaky tight. A few unplanned expenses (field trip money...$40 for us (chaperoned) and kids; dinner out on Sunday that should have been about $20, and was closer to $40 (change in location; it was for a meeting). Father's Day gifts were ordered (minus my dad....gotta figure that out). And we STILL need to go grocery shopping.
On the flip side, we have almost $1,400 in our overtime account (we used a small amount on Bossy's room, and I still owe the account $161). With this week's overtime, it should be about $1,700 at the end of June. We agreed that he will take $100 towards getting new shoes (I swear, he is so hard on shoes), and I will take $50 towards "whatever". G-man and I are disagreeing a little on what to do with the rest (figure it will be in the $1500 range). He wants to pay off the credit card, and whatever is left will go to another debt (doesn't care where).
I want to use it to completely pay off the dentists (which will include my crown that will be placed in a few week...had the temporary one put on last week....and it fell off. *sigh*) Or possibly save it for the moment, and use it for upcoming medical expenses that we know are coming.
Both are going to the greater good. Just two different approaches.
Hope I have something more interesting to share at some point!