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Long Time!

July 27th, 2022 at 08:27 pm

I'm at home sick today (2nd day - not Covid) and can't sleep anymore ... so I thought it was a perfect time to check on my SA family.

Although I have been absent, you all have been on my mind. It's just this site is more difficult to keep up with on a phone, and that seems to be what I mostly use anymore.

So ... updates:

1. I have a new job! It's at the same agency I started working at in 2019, but a step up. I started it in March. I've been training my replacement for the last two months, and think she's nearly ready to fly on her own. (I *really* like her. She's known as Laura 2 at work ...}  This is a good thing , because ....

2. In August I'm taking a week off to go to Texas. At first it was going to be more like 7 business days - because I was going to move my mom here. She had started having lots of falls, R (her live in quasi bf) moved out, and she couldn't care for herself. In mid-May I got her placed into an Assisted Living place, and we had estate paperwork drawn up, as well as making me her POA. Much mama drama ensued. Finally two weeks ago the straw that broke this camels back, happened. I no longer am moving her here. Bro and I will still be going to visit her, but we will not be helping her sell the house or anything else.

3. Remember back in September when I reached my Healthy Wage goal? Yeah ... in the past 4 months I gained back everything I lost, plus 20lbs. Plus my exercise routine was completely abandonded. I had only enough spoons (energy) for dealing with mama drama. The past two weeks I have restarted my exercise routine - slowly. Food is an issue I'll deal with later,

4. We bought $10k I-bonds in May.

5. DHs hours keep getting cut because the restraunt can't keep cooks. This, in addition to crazy gas prices ($619 in June!) and my wonderful raise has pretty much been swallowed whole. Le Sigh.

6. On top of inflation and cut hours hitting our budget hard, our oldest furbaby Munchkin has had numerous trips to the vet to get her thyroid and blood pressure under control. Plus meds and special food. $$$ I did sign us up for Petco Vital Care which has more than paid for itself.

10 Responses to “Long Time!”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    It's nice to hear from you!

  2. latestart Says:

    Hope you feel better soon and no more drama happens

  3. Turtle Lover Says:

    I am so happy to see your post!! I often think of you and wonder how you are doing! I'm sorry you are not feeling well and hope you get better soon .... but maybe if you are home another day you can post!😁

  4. CB in the City Says:

    So glad you checked in! Congrats on the new job! I hope it eventually will pay off!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It’s so great to hear from you! You spurred me on to do my own blog post! Glad life has been treating you well amongst its dramas here and there. Hope to hear from you again!

  6. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good to hear from you again! I am sorry to hear about your cat. Get the medication at walmart or costco or target. Levothyroxine can be had using goodrx for your cat/dog for super cheap. Also with blood pressure meds since they don't have insurance.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Glad to hear from you. You've had a lot on your plate. I'm sorry about the Mama Drama, but it is stressful. Sometimes you have to step back and do what's best for you, which it appears you are doing. Take good care of yourself!

  8. Dido Says:

    It's good to hear from you and I'm sorry to hear about your kitty and the "mama dramma." Congrats on the new job and I hope things go well on your visit to Texas!

  9. Petunia 100 Says:

    Well, it is so nice to see a post from you! Congrats on your new position and your new higher salary. Sometimes, we have to set boundaries for our own well-being. I'm glad to hear you are doing that. Smile

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks all!

    These captchas are really annoying!

    I'm going to do another post to update.

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