Time flies when you are reflecting. The break was not intentional, but evidently it was needed. Let me first say that my parents are both doing good and things are still the same with them. Well, my mom did discover that her cancer has traveled to her spine. Yep, the MRI of her spine that she had during her last hospitalization did reveal that lovely bit of information. The docs have changed her meds and she has a PET scan coming up later this month to make sure the cancer is not anywhere else. Mom is a trooper and is handling it all very well.
These last couple of weeks have gone by quickly. There have been some positive changes too. I have another job. It is as a ultrasound clinical adjunct from the college I graduated from 12 years ago. It is a part time position, (only 10 hrs a week) so I think I can handle it. It may grow into more hours next semester, but the good thing is the other instructors know my situation and are very flexible.
Financially...... I think it took me two weeks to ACTUALLY look at my bank account. Oh yeah.... I was just winging it with the debit card and the credit card. Yesterday, I did pull up my accounts and had a look. It was not pretty, but it definitely could have been worse.
My eBay is keeping me busy and sane. The small income it provides definitely helps out.
My husband and I are living day to day. We make no long term plans because we have learned that situations can change with a phone call. That may not sound like the best way to do things financially, but for now the stress is off. And yes I can admit that I was super stressed and probably still am a bit wore out from all the stuff going on with my parents.
There will come a time when we ( my husband and I) can make some some more long range goals and plans. But that is not going to happen right now. We are enjoying each and every day we have with our family. Speaking of family, it is time to get the grandson and head out to SeaWorld for the day.
Thanks for all who emailed to check on me. Much appreciated :)