Can I just say how thankful I am that I have a great job and how even more thankful I am for my friend who helps me get contractual side work? Daycare and medical expenses are eating my lunch, literally. I understand how people can get into major debt if you don't stick to your budget. I'm going to have to make some major sacrifices including Gracie's Mommy & Me dance class so that we are not continuing to delve into our savings. Needless to say, I am counting down until Gracie is not in daycare anymore (or less expensive Ready! Set! Start!). I am also praying that my car can last for another 2 years (it has had a couple of minor issues this past couple of weeks) and that my parents' fridge that they gave me keeps on trucking for at least a year more. There was a time when I was considering putting Gracie in Catholic school, but financially, I'm leaning more towards public elementary school and then maybe private middle school. Who knows what will happen then. I think I'm gonna buy a lottery ticket tomorrow.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
We loved Mommy & Me Dance class today. I actually broke a sweat. We hopped, stretched, went side to side, all great things to help Grace with her gross motor skills. She has started her night terrors again but at least the coughing has subsided. I think the change in schedule as well as moving into a new class has freaked her out a bit. I still think she is having a tough time adjusting to school full time. Speaking of school, I love my new principal. She is so approachable and understanding. I also like our new assistant principal. I hope it'll be a great year. Tomorrow we are going to see StoryTime Live. I hope she enjoys it.
Posted by Jamie at 7:46 PM
Friday, August 13, 2010
|Grace riding the train at Morgan's Wonderland (at Mended Little Heart's Anniversary Celebration)|
|Grace at Morgan's Wonderland (Mended Little Hearts Celebration Day)|
Posted by Jamie at 10:16 PM
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
|I Love Watermelon at My Mimi's ad Pa's|
Posted by Jamie at 10:41 PM
I jinxed myself...said several times today to multple people that we've had a healthy summer but now I have to take a step back. Gracie started the night coughs last night. YUCK! So, that means we are now on yellow on our asthma action plan. I have a funny feeling we'll be progressing to orange in the next day or so. I'm praying not. I have to go back to work on Monday. My daughter is totally stressed and tells me to "stay". Then she goes on with "My Momma". We are starting two word sentences which is great. Her favorite words/phrases are, "Mine", "No!" and "My Turn" (which really means it my turn now no matter if she just took her turn). She is going through a "My MiMi and Pa" phase in which she cries hysterically when we leave my parents' house after a visit. I think she's upset because I am going to be leaving her more now at school and she feels like the rug is getting ready to come out from under her. We've had a great summer of bonding. I wish I didn't have to work but as a single mom, I gotta. Maybe I need to start playing the lottery.
Posted by Jamie at 10:35 PM