OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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Just a Break, Nothing Permanent

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 :)

Lisa

 


17 comments:

Maureencairney said...

Lisa sending love your way for Mum.

Jane Harrison said...

Glad to see you back Lisa! You do have your hands full so 10 hours a week sounds just right and I think it's good to have a bit of a diversion from your other responsibilities!

debby said...

All you can do is all you can do, glad you have some free time to spend with your grand. Prayers for you Mom and Dad, I know how hard it is on all of you

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Jai Catalano said...

Hope all is well with the family. And mom. L(

Julie @ Freedom 48 said...

I'll be praying for your mom...
You're right, sometimes you need to just take a moment to step back and appreciate things, rather than forge full steam ahead.

Marissa said...

Your mom is in my prayers.

Elaine@mortgagefreeinthree.com said...

Been checking in now and again to see how you guys are doing.

If day by day works right now then that is what you should do - remember this financial lark is a marathon not a sprint and sometimes you need to catch your breath.

laura|move to portugal said...

Hi Lisa, just checking in...hope you okay :)

Buck Inspire said...

Well wishes to your mom and yes, people should remember to live day by day sometimes. Our time here is precious and we need to enjoy it. However, when things settle down, longer term plans are great for a less stressful future as well. Happy Medium!

Sharon said...

Lisa,
I'm thinking about you, and hoping you are okay. Hope we hear from you soon!! Miss YOU!!

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Julien @ Freedom 48 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.
Keep your chin up.
*hugs*

Maria sSelf said...

Lisa, you're such a strong woman, I truly admire you! thank you for sharing your experiences with us!

TB at BlueCollarWorkman said...

It sounds like you're going through so many things right now; I think sometimes taking thing day by day is that best way to truck through. You've got to do whatever works for you. keep that head up and stay strong!

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