Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Just Some Catching Up

Lately, I've been using my internet time to find good dinner recipes instead of blogging. Michael has been able to come home in time for dinner some. It had been so long since I've cooked that I felt like a rookie. So I've been looking at a lot of recipes and so far I've had some good successes. Do you have any good go-to recipes you'd like to share?

We've also been spending his hard-earned money, but not really wanting to.

Our faucet broke and hot water was leaking in a good, steady stream. I dealt with the problem by turning off the hot water. Any time I needed it or ran the dishwasher, I would just turn it back on. It made a horrible noise and leaked at the faucet when the dishwasher was on. It really threw off my schedule because I couldn't just let the washer run at night like I typically do because hot water would run all night. I stayed up a few nights just waiting for the wash cycle to end. Michael finally got the time to look at it to see if he could fix the issue. He could not, so he just bought a new faucet. We ended up calling the plumber anyways. He bought a bronze faucet and I was all too happy to replace my brass cabinet hardware with bronze. I found a great deal online on those knobs and pulls.

Then the tv that my parents gave us died earlier this week. This was the only tv that can connect to our antenna and AppleTV. So Michael went out to buy a certain model that was rated well on Consumer Reports. The store didn't have it. Long story short, they offered a display for half off and he haggled them down even lower. So now we have a great tv for less than what we were going to pay originally.

I didn't help matters when I convinced Michael that I needed a nice mixer after I broke ours making his birthday cake. I felt I was going to do enough baking just for Julia's party to justify the purchase. I didn't know everything else around me was going to fall apart. At least I got the mixer for much less at Kohl's when it was on sale and I had 30% off coupon. Oh, I also bought a good straightener then too. Whoops.

So, yeah. We went over budget this month. Hopefully it will all even out soon!

Yesterday, I called up Audrey's school and cancelled for the rest of the year. That should help our finances. She has missed so much lately with her allergies. She also hasn't been wanting to go lately. She's been to school only once or twice since Spring Break. I just felt like we were wasting money for something she might go to and wasn't really enjoying. I am glad we put her in school because I know it has helped her and she's enrolled for next year. It's just not feeling right at this time.

On another note, I found out I was pregnant with Audrey on April 11, 2007. Julia was weaned from nursing on April 10, 2011. The entire time between those dates, I was either pregnant or breastfeeding. I have my body back for the first time in 4 years! I can take medicine if I want! Wahoo!

I'm hoping to go get bluebonnet picture today. Doesn't help that I heard on the news last night that some lady believes that there are rattlesnakes in the fields. Should I heed her warning?

Sorry that this was more of a journal entry than a blog entry today.

1 comment:

Jami said...

Oh I'm right there with you on all the house stuff. Hang in there! I'm having a budget blowing month too. Yeah for being able to take medicine again ;)