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Feeling Much Better and a Few Updates


Things have calmed down around here for me and I am feeling MUCH less stress than I was earlier this week.  I did think my head was going to explode!  But we are all ( me, my husband and mom) in a routine  around here and things have settled down a bit.  At least I can breath.

A few updatesBudget..... Oh, the budget is non existent.  We are flying by the seat of our pants with out budget and that is okay for now.  As things settle down I think the budget will be more manageable.   There were some big expenses that occurred earlier this month.  The leaky roof was repaired by my husband and son.   They had to buy shingles, new plywood, under sheathing stuff, nails and all that goes along with it.  The cost was about $500.00.  We did pay cash for that so my savings account took a hit.

Dental Expenses.  I did know this was coming as hubs had a crown put in right before Christmas.  That was $350.00 after insurance and that was a charge to the card.  

Eating Out.    With all the drama and chaos with my mom being in the hospital AND the holidays we have eaten out a lot. Some was paid with cash and some was paid with credit.  Oh well...

Home Decor.    This for for my mom's room in our home.  I fixed it up with new curtains, new rug, new sheets, and other stuff.  This was a charge of $167.00 at K Mart.  Surprisingly she really like her room and it was worth every penny. She has since brought a few things from her home and that's fine too.

Then the morning comes

Looking Ahead.  We went to the surgeon on Thursday to get her stitches out from the removal of the cancer from her scalp.  the surgeon said the biopsy said the cancer was the breast cancer and not basal cell cancer.  What does that mean?  Well, the surgeon said that she will have to have radiation to that area and that may be true.  We will have to talk to her team of oncologists and see what they will do about it. Those appointments are coming up in the next couple of weeks.

So for now, we are all doing good.  Mom is enjoying her time out here in the country with us and we are enjoying her staying with us.  She may go back and forth between her home and ours but when she does decide to go back we will have to hook her up with Life Alert.

One Day At A Time.  That is how we will get through this.

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~Carla~ said...

You know what, Lisa? You can only do what you can do... ;) There's no point beating yourself up about what was spent, etc... it's onwards and upwards and we ALL go through this at one time or another. Mine was November & December... everything went out the window for 2 months. lol! Hang in there, things will continue to look up for you!! :) Hugs!!

Miiockm said...

I recently lost my mother to cancer so I know what it is like to go through. I wish your mom the very best.

vero said...

sometimes in life you just have to go into survival mode and worry about certain things later. hope things ease up.

CentsToSave said...

I am so sorry about your loss. :( Thanks for your kind words.