With the dental expenses I'm having I'm really glad I was able to change to a cheaper health insurance plan for DH and the kids. That extra $232 a month is much needed right now. The $850 estimated total cost (higher now that I had to see a specialist) will drain my savings.
I had budgeted $500 for food and household stuff for this pay period. I have been writing down every dollar spent. Right now I'm sitting at $225 left in the budget and I get paid again next Wednesday. I have to do a weekly shopping trip out of this - but those usually run me around $150 or less, so I think I might have some left out of this! What's left is going toward some lawn care products - weed and feed, lime, and some grass seed.
Good news - DS got the call yesterday to schedule his in-person interview at the Big Big Big computer company! He has an interview on Monday. I'm so hopeful but trying not to get my hopes up too much - seems like we just keep getting disappointed on the job search front. This one would seem too good to be true - for a first big job. I'm trying not to imagine that I wouldn't have to pay for health and dental insurance anymore.......he could get on his own auto insurance plan......ok -back to reality!
Mother's Day is coming up! What are your plans? DD has to work all morning and then we are spending the afternoon/dinner at my mom's. She is bringing my grandma over for a couple of days to stay, my uncle (lives a few hours away) is coming and also a cousin that lives nearby. I still have to get gifts! We are also celebrating my mom's and grandma's birthdays. I got my mom one gift (she wanted some coffee for her Keurig) but still need to get something else (I don't know what!) and a gift for grandma. She is the hardest to buy for now. She doesn't have room for knicknacks, impossible to buy clothes for, nor does she really need any. I think I'll just get her a bouquet of flowers and some chocolates. The grocery store I shop at has a "personalized" deal of a dozen red roses for $6.99 - can't beat that.