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January 27th, 2011 at 03:31 pm

I got the news that my thyroid nodule was benign!

Woohoo!

To celebrate, we went out for a way overly expensive dinner.

It was good though.

We took the kids, because a $5 kids menu item was cheaper than childcare.

My mom was appalled and tried to talk me into a date night with dh. I have been sitting home with dh for 2 weeks and we have a dinner out planned next week (fundraiser - no kids). I thought it was appropriate to celebrate with the whole family, anyway.

I can assure you we didn't need a *date night.*

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Reminds me, all of my friends are mourning my return to work. Especially the clueless SAHPs who think I never see my kids. Yes, I will lose that 4:00-5:00 hour with my kids. I don't think anyone will notice or care. They spend most their hours at school. Wink

Beyond that, I can not wait to get back to work. Tax season is not my favorite time of year, but beyond that, I am grateful to like my job and HAPPY to go back!

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I had already committed increased mortgage payment for January, before I got the news. I can't help but feel the timing was to be. February is a short month and so I figure if dinner put us over budget for this month that we can probably make it up in February. Mortgage payments will stay, as is. No spending money left for January (though probably plenty for groceries and gas).

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I dipped my toes in at work. I don't even know where to begin, and I know today I have the potential to be bombarded (I return full-time today - and today is when my clients expect my return - probably LOTS of phone calls).

But, for the most part, it has been much better than expected.

I also got my Continuing Ed. materials, so will either knock that out this weekend or next. Office is closed next weekend so no overtime earned this week or next, but I feel just fine. Probably for the best - a couple of more weeks before I jump in to 50-hour weeks.

At home I have been completely useless, for the most part.

I need to:

*Get taxes done this weekend
*Do my continuing Ed. at some point
*Thank you notes - I put off the whole of the last 2 weeks though I have mostly felt fine

& finally, dh really doesn't do much housework, so the house is a disaster. I haven't lifted a finger, while recovering. I probably could have done a little more.

I could feel more overwhelmed, but am gratetful that I do not have to work next weekend!

17 Responses to “Good News!”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I think that certainly merits a very expensive dinner. I'm very happy for you.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I think the whole family should have been involved in celebrating. I am happy that it turned out alright for you.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That is great news!!

  4. scottish girl Says:

    That's great news!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on the news!!

  6. laura Says:


    Big Grin Very happy to hear!

  7. Petunia 100 Says:

    Wonderful news! So glad to hear it. Smile

  8. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yay, yay, yay, wahoooo!

  9. guppy Says:

    Super news! Smile

  10. My English Castle Says:

    Wonderful news!

  11. CB in the City Says:

    So glad to hear it!

  12. LuckyRobin Says:

    Congratulations on your good news.

  13. HouseHopeful Says:

    Glad to hear it was benign!

  14. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    That is wonderful news! Life is worth living. Enjoying a family dinner? Priceless!

  15. LadyT Says:

    Wonderful news, and I think you picked a PERFECT way to celebrate!!

  16. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So good to hear!!

  17. librarylady Says:

    I am soooo happy to hear that news! I want you to know that I only logged on to Saving Advice today to check on you! I was wondering how things turned out. Yay! I am so happy things are good with your health.

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