Sunday, May 26, 2013

So What Have I Been Up To?

Hi there.  I hope to be back to blogging regularly next week.  In the mean time this is what I have been up to.

1.  Kid # 3 has graduated high school.  Next week we meet with the counselors at our local community  college to sign her up for classes for the fall semester.

2.  I have officially been hired for a regular position at one of the kitchens in our school district. I will no longer have to be a substitute and will work 15 hours a week.  I also will get a $2 and hour raise.  It really is the perfect job for me.  I love it.

3. I also am now on summer vacation.  I have a whole list of things I would like to accomplish this summer.  But really my main goal is just to spend time with my kids.

4.  My daughter in law is doing well.  She has about 6 weeks left of her pregnancy and then my grandson will come.  We attended a baby shower for her not long ago and she got some really nice things.  I have been picking things up here and there as I see them at yard sales and on the local facebook yard sale sites.  It is fun to buy for a baby again.

5. We have started to remodel our main floor bathroom.  Of course we are doing this on a budget.  Hopefully it will be mostly finished by next weekend, which is when Kid # 3's graduation party is.  Nothing like planning a remodel right before a party lol.  I will post some pictures when it is done.  I even remembered to take some before pictures :)

6.  I haven't really meal planned for any of the month of May.  I have cut my budget by $50 this month though.  I am to busy to go shopping lol

7.  I have made $112 this month by selling our used items.  I plan to continue selling things through the summer and hopefully by the time school starts I will have made a big dent in the de-cluttering!

8.  We made our goal of paying $1000 towards the car this month.  I think we may be able to pull it off for the month of June also.  We will see.

Well that is my month in a nutshell.  I will be back to posting regularly next week.  Hope you all are staying dry!


  1. Looks like you had a pretty good month! Congratulations on getting a permanent position!

  2. Congrats on the new job!! :) Sounds like everything is going well! So glad to hear that daughter in law is still hanging in there!

  3. Thank you ladies! It is nice to have somethings going right for a change.