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Haven't Posted in a While

October 30th, 2018 at 03:33 pm

I haven't been on here in a while - so much going on (good, bad, in between). I have been saving, and spending (within budget mostly but some shifting around of the budget to accommodate some unexpected expenses).

My father had a drug interaction (pain meds for his back with his Parkinson's medication) and that was awful. He's fine, and has had back surgery and is recovering.

F has been playing soccer non-stop. I pick her up from practice all but one day. The basis of my social life used to be talking to other parents at school pick up. I am making new friends among the other soccer parents at the games. But it's weird.

We didn't go to my niece's wedding in California. It turned out to be a good decision, and we've banked our tickets to use in February. Alaska Air and Southwest were great and credited the full amount without a change fee.

I've done most of my Christmas shopping (and I've overspent and I don't care).

My best friend is moving to Irvine, California. Her husband is freaking out, she is freaking out and sad; I am sad. She's the only person I go to lunch with. She's nice and funny, and I will miss her so much!

I have a ton of work right now. I have a set of drawings that I will finish in early December, and then things slow waaaay down, and I am really looking forward to it.

I cleaned out the spare room closet.

So, that's what's going on.

On the money front:
- over budget on dining and groceries (ugh)
- over budget on auto servicing (another $330 bill for my husband's car)
- over budget on auto fuel (just by a little)
- over budget on Christmas
- over budget on supplies and pets

But under on most every other category so I will shift some around.

And we started a category to replace D's glasses every few years since he has progressives and they're more expensive.

2 Responses to “Haven't Posted in a While”

  1. laura Says:

    Hear you on the soccer front. And while you're best friend moving away is a shock, she will love Irvine. My other life is lived in Laguna Woods which shares it's north border with Irvine's souther. You can't beat it there (said someone who abhors the Midwest). Irvine Spectrum mall has it all (Target, restaurants, movie theatre etc). My favorites are paddleboarding in Newport Beach, hiking in the Saddleback Mountains, and kayaking at Dana Point Harbor. Can you tell I'm a bit jealous??

  2. Debbie Lee Says:

    Buenida, I have lived in Irvine for 40 years. She will love it! Do you know what community of Irvine she is moving to?

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