It seems like I have no time left to write here these days. Honestly, I'm not sure how some people can handle working full time, taking care of their household, and keep up daily or even weekly entries...
By the time I sit down, I'm done. My brain refuses to think anymore, so I try to catch up alerts then. When that is finished, so am I ;)
Let's see... what's been happening. Well, sometime last week or the week before, Grace decided her hair had gotten too long. I came home for lunch and was pulling down both sides of her braided pig tails, like normal. One stopped way short of the other, and the first time I thought I let it go, so I found it again. Nope. It was missing half.
My father is like laughing, and said he didn't even notice! She did it after her nap, while she was upstairs. She had dumped her dirty laundry out of the basket and used it to climb up and unlock the bathroom door. All while my father sat on his ass downstairs, thinking she was sleeping.
This was the icing on the cake for me. I have been considering part time daycare for her since his breathing issues. Now it is a done deal. When preschool is out for the summer, Gracie will be in daycare 2 days a week from 10-6, and one day from 9-1. This move, my friends, will cost me $296.00 per month...
I also just enrolled for health insurance, which comes with dental and vision... for another $190.00 per month, for just me. Good thing the girl's father will cover her... or I couldn't afford it.
Just paying those, leaves me about $40 a paycheck, not including student loan payments or other bills.... I am really bummed. I thought I'd have some money for working all these hours. Its to the point where I may have to give up the job I love for something that pays more.
I am still due a raise from January, and that should be retro-active.. won't be enough, but its something...
I won't be paid for the time I took off in June to try to head East to meet everyone, so that may be a kink in the chain, but I do have the time scheduled off anyway... just in case.
I won't know until closer to the date if I can actually go or not, and that sucks because I'm such a planner. I like to have as many ducks in a row as possible :) I am still hopeful... very hopeful... that I'll make it.
Grace had her dance class pictures taken last Friday and that went well. I went $24.00 over my budget, but I do that frequently... LOL. I couldn't decide between 2 poses, so I got both! What the hell? They're only young once...
In news of moi, its been the same. I'm trying to get back into some kind of shape... even if its wrong ;) I started getting non-fat mochas from Starbuck's instead of regular ones. They really do taste the same! That's a big step for me in itself... Ha! If I could only give up Cokes. At least I'm buying the little 8 oz bottles instead of the 20 ouncers :)
Now, if I could only get up early enough to go walking before work...
Have a good week if I don't get back before then :)
PS~ A big CONGRATULATIONS to Bernie & Chris! She's having a baby :)