I am the first to admit that going with the flow isn't my specialty. I am more of a "build a dam and make it do what I want" kind of gal. But I am trying. I think as I am approaching 40 (2 years, 3 months to go), I am just realizing that my life is what I make of it, and some fights aren't worth it.
So this week has been about adjusting as we go.
Snow. Oh the snow. My kids' school was cancelled for the WEEK. They already had tomorrow off for Professional Development, and next Monday and Tuesday as well. Last Friday, and Monday-Thursday of this week....um, not planned. There is a survey about taking away the Tuesday scheduled vacation day vs. a vacation day in April (just make a decision people!). All of this is out of my control (other than participating in the survey). I am working from home today....G-man took yesterday off.
Valentines' Day. Long time readers may know why today is a "hot button" day for me. I am not going to rehash it. If you really want to know...dig around, you will find it. But it is what it is. We got the kids a little something (Sassy's little something was way more of an adventure than it was worth...again....go with the flow, right?). Otherwise, I am trying to ignore the day.
Parents. It is amazing how cutting them off still yields them getting under my skin. But I am trying really hard not to let them get to me. Like, I sent Dad an e-card for his birthday, which he didn't open for several days. Out of my control. And the box they sent the kids (addressed to them only) for Valentine's Day. Not even a note to their daughter. Typical....so just let it go.
Cable bill. I screwed up my timing somehow. And I owed for two months. Not sure what I did. But it is done, and I had to pay the piper. GRRR. Dust myself off and keep on trucking.
Overall budget. As a whole....not too bad! I am waiting until Monday to update the side bar, because there will be several payments that will post between now and then, and I want the numbers to be as low as possible. Mostly good stuff!! Now that we have a better idea of what our paychecks look like since the tax changes, I would like to tweak it again and TRY to eek out just a little bit (even just $10 a paycheck) towards some of the things we would like to do but need to save for.
Health. I had my physical this week, and overall, things are fine. Need to go in for the standard bloodwork and analysis to check my protein levels in my urine (I have a kidney issue). But the big thing is my weight. I gained all but 5 lbs of the weight I lost back. And the dr wants to make sure I am keeping my kidneys safe. So....I have to make this a priority. I have avoided it and whined that I need to do it. But maybe it is that 4-0 age that is nagging at me. The funny thing....he wants me to lose 4-0 lbs to start!!! I love my doctor....he is a total realist. He said "look, you are tall, and broad. You aren't going to be a stick thin model. Let's shoot for a higher healthy weight, and fine tune it later." The BMI chart would have me lose 60-75 lbs. But he said he would be happy at 40.
Happy at 40......I think that is my new mantra.