Thursday, March 30, 2017

Back at it & busy

Something that never changes here is how much there is to do.  One of these days hubby and I won't be running around or puttering like mad to keep things going St home - not sure when that will be though.

Today was a trip yo the new vers office and to agway for more pet foods.

I managed to get in and out of Walgreens with out buying more than the Rx I dropped off earlier. - big success!  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Break time over

I took a really long break huh?  I. Sorry...somethings can't be helped
Lots of stuff going on at home that needed desperate attention.  Mostly kid related. Nothing earth shattering just I needed to do some heavily hands on parenting.  More on that in a bit...

Frugally speaking - it's been tough going. Trying to eat what's on hand and in freezer/pantry. Been doing quite well too.  I even managed to buy another corned beef to cook and turn into hash when they were on sale.  It's in the freezer now.  Hubby did one of his Sunday morning runs for donuts at the IGA and came home with 5 big packs of pork sirloin chops that were mismarked at $.89/#. That week's sale price was 1.29/# - still a good price.  They are all in the freezer.

Work wise - I'm still hunting a decent job down.  I subbed 3 times last week - not sure if it's really going to be a good gig for steady income unless I sign on to a couple more schools.  Resume is getting dusted off and I'm thinking of seeing what kind if help the state offers for resume writing assistance classes.  The return to frugality continues - as we found out doing the taxes, we may not get much help on the college front since we have a home and hubs has a job.  This is one of the biggest reasons for me to 'get a grownup job'. College tuition is $pendy!  Even at state schools or UCONN. And we both believe the living on campus is a very important part of the college experience.

Health - everyone survived the late winter first weeks of spring healthy enough - except for dear old mom.  Even though I got the flu shot in the fall - I got hit with the flu.  Like a freaking Mack truck!  Started after a Saturday of sitting in bleachers at a school sports event next day I was very tired and sore - thought it was from the day before.  Fever followed and a horrible cough.  Friday I dragged myself to the doctor and they did the chest X-ray, sent me home with the news it was most likely flu and if I had bone in on Monday/Tuesday I could gave gotten tamiflu - instead I got a bill toward my deductible, cough meds, and an inhaler - which I'm still using.  

Parenting -
Youngest has a 504 at school.  February found us having another team meeting because grades were in the toilet.  Come to find out one of the teachers doesn't think they need to follow one of the biggest accommodations and said so in the meeting even though this teacher had agreed to it in December.  They got in trouble for that.  So, as a result youngest is now seeing the ADHD dr monthly and trying to get stuff under control - the dr is thinking there could be a touch of depression involved as well because there is a 'dark cloud' about school and school related issues when meeting with kiddo.  
This required me to spend extra homework monitoring time and tutoring to keep kiddo up to speed in everything.

 Funny thing is I'm not a "my kid is a perfect angel special snowflake" parent - I've told teachers if my kid acts up and deserves detention - issue it, they'll serve it. I keep hoping this will be a one and done teaching experience for this one and they quit!

Soooo this spring is spent trying to arrange for academic testing (just to double check) without breaking the bank - our town won't pay or test since we aren't enrolled in their schools.  

I've been reading everyone's stuff as I get a chance....