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April 5, 2009 / allyo

Another Sunday catch-up post

I fell asleep on the couch Friday night instead of cleaning the kitchen & running the dishwasher. We’re just now getting caught up. It’s Sunday afternoon. People! And their eating!

We went to the zoo yesterday to get a peek at the baby elephant but alas we were a half hour too late. So if you’re local, check the viewing hours. We still had a great afternoon and Jamie handled the disappointment like a champ. It helped that we could still see elephants, just not the wee one.

The zoo trip was one of several high points yesterday. Another was sleeping in until 8:00. And yet, there were just as many lows. The lowest of which was coming home after some quick errand running in the a.m. to be told by MD that Cory had peed all over our bed. To recap, Cory is 13, has Cushings disease, it’s been managed well with more-expensive-than-gold medication, until recently. He’s been peeing on the floor regularly for about 10 days now, but usually on the wood floor and it’s a PITA but it’s mostly a morning issue so if you let him out every half hour it tends to be ok. MD and I had a convo about Cory before I left on my errands and came to an agreement about THE DECISION. Basically, as long as he seemed to be enjoying his life we’d deal with pee on the floor. But the bed? I don’t know. It’s a game changer for me but MD isn’t convinced. He thinks it was a one-time thing because he was in the shower when it happened. So we’re going to wait and see a little more. It may seem silly, but that dog? I’ve talked about him plenty here. He’s special.

Speaking of pee…sorry about this segue but this is in fact a mommy blog so I can’t help myself. 🙂 Jamie has been potty trained for a couple of years now, and yet, nighttime, not so much. We had a couple of weeks with a dry pull up and so we decided to experiment and yowza. Even now with the pull up he’s leaking through once or twice a week, and of course last night was one of those nights. We’ve been washing a lot of sheets and blankets around here.

Right now I’m watching Jamie play outside from the kitchen window. Allergy season has come upon us with full force and to make it worse, I’m out of asthma medicine. I took my last dose Thursday night. When I tried to drop it off for refill yesterday they told me it expired a couple of weeks ago. It’s going to be MONDAY before I get more. I’m glad we made it to the zoo yesterday but that was all I could take.

At least Jamie and I vacuumed before church this morning. The house is decently clean although I’ve got some work to do in the dining room. We’ve been moving bill stuff slowly but surely downstairs and I have two small pieces of furniture that are currently housing junk that could easily be put to use organizing our bills and budget stuff.

Which reminds me, we finally bit the bullet and signed up with a credit counseling service. (Did I mention this already? I’ve been blogging so infrequently I’m having a hard time differentiating between the posts that make it to the blog and the ones that I just write in my head. Sorry.) Anyway, it’s frustrating in that surprise (not) we really need to keep a tight rein on all spending, all the time, but it’s liberating in that it’s an actual BUDGET. It’s still being refined but MD and I are being a lot more honest with ourselves and each other about money, and spending, and what our limitations are. And since the economy sucks it’s easier because everyone’s talking about belt-tightening. The thing is, I think a lot of people are, like us, coming to grips with their financial situation and being honest about where they really are. Spending money is scary these days and using credit cards? Even worse. I’ve had my limit slashed on all our major cards which is what finally made us throw in the towel. We couldn’t do the juggling thing anymore. I think the credit card companies are finally being honest about what reasonable limits are too.

I meant to get some work done this afternoon but left part of what I needed at the office. So now I need to figure out if I want to recreate it or what. Jamie’s perfectly content outside, I wish I could just lay down and take a nap! All the allergy meds plus the stupifying effect of the allergies themselves is making it difficult to contemplate much else. I guess I can finish putting the kitchen to rights at least. Hopefully work will ease up enough for me to get back here before next Sunday. Later, gator.



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  1. LittleWit / Apr 5 2009 9:56 pm

    Sounds like a busy weekend! Hooray for budgets. I love making our budget. Ok maybe love is a bit strong but I like the content feeling I get of seeing where it’s all going on paper. 🙂 Hopefully you can come on Thursday? 😀

  2. Kitkat / Apr 16 2009 4:53 pm

    Less than five years ago, I too bit the credit counseling service bullet. Next month is my last payment, wiping out almost $40,000 in debit. It wasn’t easy but oh, what a relief it is!

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