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Still Recovering...

February 4th, 2010 at 01:05 pm

I suppose it's been a bit busy, though I am still recovering more than anything. No infection. I did tell dh that I have sympathy ear pains (I can't hear out my right ear most days - same as his bad right ear). He doesn't like that though. I suppose since mine is just temporary. But really, what are the odds?

Doctor said that I may be like this a few weeks. Goodie!

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MIL and I have not killed each other yet. Big Grin In fact, the weeks have been flying by - even when I was home sick most of last week. This week faster I suppose, as I try to dig myself out of this hole at work. Ugh!!! I can't work this weekend since the office is being cleaned. I certainly don't mind, but am a little frustrated since my weekend childcare may dry up after this point. MIL has been here the last 2 weekends, but last weekend I Was sick, etc., so didn't work. On the flip side, it's been nice to rest and get over this evil virus.

I did take the kids to the drop-in place Sunday, so I could get more rest (& MIL too). I was relieved to see it was open. Heck, it was hopping. Lucky they didn't turn us away. Dh and I were discussing, and I can maybe pay for 4 hours care, and then bring them home and let them watch a movie or do something low key for a couple of hours. The daycare is expensive, but the overtime should more than cover it. Will be nice to have options, though we have had daycare offers, and I will take those too. (Mostly people apologetic that they can only help on the weekends. Um, I will take it??? That's when I really need help, with busy season and all).

The reason MIL and I haven't killed each other though, is she has been sleeping at a hotel room. I think the space has made it bearable. For me, anyway. I am not home all the time, like the rest of them...

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I haven't offered MIL any money for gas or food (she has done some grocery runs) because I know she would refust. Trust me, she'd REFUSE.

BUT, dh ended up buying a Wii for her the other day. She was going to reimburse us. Paid $300, but expects $100 back from selling off games and accessories. IT cost more than my mom's, but MIL Wanted a balance board.

We had gifted my mom's since it was closer to $150-ish in the end. We don't do many big gifts for them. They certainly treat us well enough.

So, I told dh last night to just give the thing to his mom. I think it works out. Might be an even trade with gas and groceries and EVERYTHING for her 4 weeks helping us. We have certainly saved tons more with her help and not having to hire more help.

& now the kids are ultra spoiled. Wii at both grandparent's house!!!!!

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I may luck out and get my $250 Chase Freedom rewards, another time. The day to redeem should be tomorrow. Woohoo! I told dh that we could just use the check to pay for the Wii.

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I suppose I have a huge *to do* list for the weekend. Besides tons of cooking, I need to get our taxes finalized. Since the kids had some mutual fund sales, I think I have to file their taxes separate. Blech. I probably won't get a chance to file until the following weekend. (At work, but not on work time - why the weekend will have to do). But I need to print out all the final numbers for our deductions, from Quicken, etc.

I need to open a regular IRA for my retirement rollover, and stuff like that.

& maybe I will get around to posting my January numbers. January was kind of *normal* with some extra gas, hotel, and HUGE medical expenses thrown in. I think February will be kind of low key and non-spendy since it's a short month and we only have full charge of the kids for one week.

Since our HMO historically has taken many years to bill things (if ever getting around to it - still some outstanding bills from years back) then I think our cash position will get pretty strong this year. Phew! Cash is doing good right now. Childcare will cut into my overtime pretty severely this year ( & even moreso - lack of doing overtime due to home duties). BUT, I can't help but wonder if it would be a lean overtime year this year, anyway. Seems the economy is affecting my boss a bit this year. Maybe this is a good year to cut back. May find out on April 15th there is no overtime bonus. Who knows...

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I suppose I didn't say specifically - but dh is still recovering very rapidly. He's doing great!

11 Responses to “Still Recovering...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yipee for speedy recoveries! I hope you can recover quick, too, monkeymama!

  2. miclason Says:

    Things will slowly go back to normal, you'll see!

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    That's great news. I'm so happy for your family!

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    That is good news! GREAT news! Fast recovery is all you can hope for.

  5. Analise Says:

    So glad to hear your dh is recovering well, and that you're feeling better, too.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Good news on the speedy recovery!!

  7. momcents Says:


    Glad that DH is on the mend. Things will be back to normal soon!

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Glad to hear you and DH are both on the mend!

  9. debtfreeme Says:

    so glad to hear about your family update!

  10. campfrugal Says:

    Keeping you all in my prayers for a speedy recovering and strength to get through this with your MIL and you intact.

  11. fern Says:

    I'm glad to hear things are going well.

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