Saturday, February 4, 2012

Catching up

Whew. What a crazy busy week I've had.
We have a kid in quiz bowl and a kid in basketball both of whom need rides to and from those events and practices.

We have three jobs between the two of us.

We have three older kids who drop by a lot (and I just have to say that if my oldest son locks himself out of his house one more time requiring me to get out my spare key and put it in the mailbox for him to get at midnight, I might kill him). Luckily he lives within a mile of us so it's a quick trip for him but come on. I'm proud that he's doing so well. He goes to AA or NA every day. He job hunts incessantly. He lives independently and takes care of himself and his house. That is so much better than we ever hoped for but he really must learn to stop locking himself out of his house.

I feel like I meet myself coming and going half the time but life is good. So what updates do I have?

I drove to Kansas City two weeks ago and met with a few other surrogates. It was a fun day and not only did I talk with other women who get the whole "surrogacy thing", I actually bought myself clothes (or as the boys say, girl clothes) for the first time in years. I am wearing some of those girl clothes as we speak and I feel re-born. Cheesy I know but after years and years of t-shirts and jeans (or ocassionally maternity t-shirts and maternity jeans), it is nice to finally have some girl clothes.

My new second job which is part time is really neat. I like the work and I can stop and start it as much as I need to. My first check was a whole whopping 27 dollars (jealous aren't you?) but the next one is already over 400 and still going up. Wow. My fingers feel the strain but at least for the first time in forever the budget is not groaning.

Speaking of which, the hubster was finally, after 18 months, made full time permanent at his job. Wow. It is wonderful to be able to put his income in the budget for the first time in almost a year. It can't come at a better time since boy number 3 already needs new glasses even though he just got some in August. His head has grown and his glasses just don't fit right anymore. That will have to happen sooner rather than later.

I have bloodwork next week but after the fiasco of last time, I'm not holding my breath. I have gone on a clean eating and exercise kick and I'm hoping that that has lowered my blood estrogen levels. We'll see. If nothing else, it's lowered my weight. My skinny jeans fit and I am less than 3 pounds from the 120's for the first time since I got pregnant with the first set of twins in 2005.

Everything else is good. I guess I need to get off of here. We are headed to a basketball game. :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to hear your oldest is doing daily AA or NA meetings. I know some people have a hard time getting used to them, and I really think that initially its just a matter of showing up regularly, even if they don't like it, and eventually it becomes a very supportive environment. And I really do think going to meetings that frequently is what keeps people sober. I'm very happy for him and you.