It's Always Easier...the Next Time!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Twas a good day. Still no baby yet. She's getting there. At last report, mama was 7 cm. So we are hoping sometime this evening our little angel will be here! Woo hoo!
We had a Social Security review today. They do this every 2 years. It went great! The reviewer was VERY pleased and said he had nothing negative to say. He was very impressed with our procedures and record-keeping. That makes me really happy. We try really hard to be really excellent...and it seems to be working! It's nice when hard work pays off. I don't really care for the stress that comes with it...but...I am always hopeful that will get better with time.
We purchased our plane tickets for our trip to see the baby today. We've been very thrifty to save up the funds for the trip. It's paying off, too. Finally. It's really hard to be so thrifty...but it helps having a really good reason for it. I guess when you know what you're working for, it makes the hard stuff more do-able...both in handling finances...and in pushing for weight loss.
Tonight, we had gone out to get DH's prescription and we went there, got them, and came straight back and fixed supper. In the past, we definitely would have had supper out somewhere. It was hard not to eat out and choose the more thrifty option of eating in. As we were turning the corner back to our house, I thought, this is really hard. And I said to myself...it's the hard stuff that makes you stronger. I know this is true. I guess the other thing I need to remember in these situations is that the more you do the hard things...and make the right choices...the easier they get...each time. Each time makes the next time easier. I think that's a good aha for eating right and for saving money.
Today's experience with getting my husband's meds was kind of a paradox to me. I've been donating plasma twice a week...trying to supplement our income for this trip. Today, since we bought our plane tickets, we used some of that money for his prescriptions. It occurred to me that my good health is paying for these prescriptions, which, in turn, maintains his health...a very yin yang situation, huh?
Well, I hope you all had a Thriving Thursday! Keep up the good work! Happy TGIF to you tomorrow! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!