Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Funny how life works...

To make a long story short, went to see the Doc today and well I'm having surgery in the next couple of weeks.  Initially I was going to try to hold off till December but things took a turn in a different direction and well...unless I want a drainage tube stuck in my back I have to get surgery done soon. I'm praying all goes well!

Aside from that, haven't had a whole lot of time to list but may work on that the next few days. I'm not sure how much surgery costs will be so I need to make some money fast.

I hope to update my totals soon but things keep popping up. I'm hoping to make time this weekend.

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Day Surgery, listing and dinner fail

Had day surgery Thursday...procedure was not successful and so major surgery will be a little more difficult. I was so bummed but at this point I can't cry or complain. This is what it is and hopefully soon I'll feel close to normal again. 

In the meantime, I'm going to list away on Ebay. With the added medical expenses, our budget is tight! So every bit helps :)

Last night, I decided to make chicken and rice. I'm not a great cook and so I take the  "lets add this and this" approach. Well, I wanted to simmer the chicken a bit and decided to add a little chicken stock. Never bothered to check the best use by date. After pouring a bit, I gave it a sniff and it was not good! Dinner went into the trash and we ate pb and j sandwiches. Lol. 

Today, I plan on going to watch Mr. Man and the kids fish. Weather is going to be nice so I'm looking forward to it :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Having Day Surgery today :/

I'm a big ball of anxious right now. Having day surgery in a few hours. If y'all could send a good vibe/prayer my way I'd appreciate it. If all goes well, it will make my big surgery much easier.

Our finances are taking a backseat again. I'm hoping we can somewhat keep it together. It's hard because my health directly affects our spending. If I cant cook, clip coupons or shop for the best
deal then that makes a dent in our budgets bottom line.

God willing, Ill post an update later :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Night Chit Chat

You wouldn't believe the week I've had. Let's just say it was stranger 
Than fiction!  One day ill work up the nerve to share. For now I'm going to enjoy my Sunday night. 
Live reading Carla's Sunday Chit Chat. Here's mine :)

  • Reading: all my favorite blogs 
  • Listening to: Video that Kiddo2 is watching - Curious George
  • Watching: nothing...in my room relaxing
  • Cooking/Baking: baking some chocolate chip cookies
  • Happy you accomplished this week: mailed off a Huge EBay package
  • Looking forward to next week: getting my first surgery over with!!
  • Thankful for today:  having dinner with my Sis and Dad. It's rare for us three to get together :)
  • *Bonus Question* What is your favourite part of Thanksgiving food-wise!! Apple Pie !!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hiding under a rock and talking finances with Mr. Man

I never seem to have enough time lately. Between the kids, Dad, Mr. Man and doctor appointments, everything has been turned upside down.

This past weekend we had a three day slumber party due to the big Anime convention in town.  Mr. Man sacrificed himself and camped out at the convention each day to keep tabs on the girls.  They loved it and we loved seeing how happy it made our kiddo and friends. I was a bit under the weather and had an ER visit the night before the convention was to start.  Turns out I had a kidney infection in addition to my current ailments. Oh what fun.  Went to the specialist and after two days of CT scans, I got a diagnosis.  I will have to have two surgeries. The first is a day surgery this coming week. Is a quick surgery that will involve some prep for my big surgery in the next few weeks.  I'm scared, anxious and weirdly relieved that hopefully I will feel better soon.

Aside from that I have been helping Dad at the fleamarket every weekend.  I enjoy the social aspect of it but hate being away from Mr. Man and the kiddos. I do it because the money I help Dad make is far more than the money I could possibly give him out of my own pocket.

The cherry on top of this craziness is the fact that we are in fundraising season at both kiddos schools. So orders forms were due, the big school fundraiser is gearing up, picture money was due and who knows what else I'm forgetting.  All I know is I'm super dee duper TIRED.

I will add that this past money was my biggest Ebay month yet.  My gross sales were close to $800. I worked my butt off and hope I can make at least half of that this month.  With the upcoming medical expenses it will help tremendously.

Which brings me to talking finances with Mr. Man.  Although, bills are getting paid, we are trying to figure out how to keep an emergency fund in the bank. He is a better saver than me but then again he doesn't have to deal with the day to day expenses as well as wade through our mountain of medical bills.  We devised a plan of attack for this month...lets see how we do. 

Here's a pic of my kiddo and friend in their cosplays :)