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.
Best wishes to DS with his interview! Hope it all goes well. I'm working after work today, so by the time I am properly zombified (give or take midnight hours), I'll stay at my parents and drive back on Saturday morning and do some packing/sorting. I'd say definitely go with the flowers! I'll be avoiding my parents, even if that means leaving Saturday before 10am! I'm so bad, I know.ReplyDelete
What? you aren't spending mother's day with your wonderful mother?! Have a good weekend :)Delete
Fluffy socks always worked for our Grandma. And a soft throw as elderly people seem to be cold all the time.ReplyDelete
Lena - her caregiver and her teenage daughter keep taking my ideas LOL. They gave her those exact things for Christmas!Delete
Oh, crossing my fingers for the job to come through for him! What a blessing that would be!ReplyDelete
We aren't doing much for Mother's Day - younger son needs new glasses because he keeps bending his frames so we'll probably go get those - & some stuff he needs for a project. I know, a dream Mother's Day right? LOL - at least I will be with my kids, that's all that matters :) I know what you mean about what to buy - I've given up buying my mom anything. She's only 65 but also doesn't need anything for the house, or clothes - I was going to buy her some flowers but her rambunctious cat will just get a hold of them & ruin them. So we'll just spend the day with her tomorrow :)