I am here for some updates! I know everyone has been waiting on the edge of their seats to hear from me… No? Oh, well, that’s fine. I am still around, but have been very busy with life. Here’s what’s going down:
I haven’t updated the sidebars, but I am happy to announce that we only have one more payment to the CC, and we will be credit card debt free! I paid $350 last month, and we will only have about $300 and change to pay next month! It feels so good!
I also planned out our budget through the end of the year. I know things come up, and it won’t be perfect, but it feels good to see how things are panning out. I know that we had already come up with a plan for what we were going to do with the money we would have from having the CC paid off, but those plans have changed for the short-term. We will be traveling for Christmas and could possibly have to get a hotel room, so the $300-$350 that normally went to the CC will be put in a Christmas traveling fund. We will have almost $1,000 saved up by then, and should easily be able to make our trip without having any money problems. It is still up in the air where we are going, exactly, but we will have the funds for it! Whatever is left over in that fund after Christmas, will be split up into our other savings accounts.
The baby has found my ribs. It gets quite uncomfortable at times, but we are managing. I have my next appointment next Thursday, so there will be a bump report coming soon.
About a week or so ago, I had to go back to the doctor for the long glucose test. I had failed my first, short test, and needed to be retested. Well, I am happy to report that I passed! No gestational diabetes for me! I really had kind of figured that I would have it, but am so relieved that I don’t.
74 days until my due date! When seeing it as days versus months or weeks, that seems crazy! Not much time left!
We have the crib here and plan to put it together this weekend. Once it it together, I will put up a picture of it. We don’t have a mattress or bedding for it yet, but at least we will have a crib.
This year has been a challenging one. I have a student teacher, which has been amazing! I don’t think I could have made it this far without her. The majority of my class is darling! They say some of the funniest things and are very loving. I have some very active boys, though, that wear me out and are a challenge to keep contained and under control. I pray for strength and patience about every day around 7:55 before they come into the classroom. l seem to come home exhausted every day, but I don’t think it is all related to my pregnancy. First graders can wear you down.
I think once the class get more used to my expectations and what I want from them, the days will be a bit smoother. Until then, they are still pushing boundaries and seeing what they can get away with.
I do have to say that they are very eager to learn! They love writing and seem to love most of the activities we do, so that is always nice.
I really wish I could bottle up their energy and sell it. I think I would make a fortune!
That’s about all I have for now. I will be back this weekend. I think this (long) weekend will be a lot of relaxing and soaking up time with Hubs. Since we are on opposite schedules, it is very hard to connect during the week. I look forward to each weekend and spending time with him.
How are things going in your life? I hope you enjoy the long weekend (if you get one)… If not, enjoy your regular weekend!