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  1. My son was never all that bad- I mean I'm sure he thought we were idiots plenty but didn't express it that often as he is not a big talker Last year was tough for him but not in that way. My daughter- 14.5 has made up for him. She has always been more dramatic. She feels everything more deeply and expresses it loudly. Last year was horrible. It has thankfully gotten better (much helped by bc -because the hormonal shifts were horrendous and her periods were really bad). I really hope the next 2 are more like ds.
  2. Have they tested your thyroid? B12 levels?
  3. And now my right knee is a little swollen. I don't know if I inadvertently did something to it yesterday or it is from my race. It has been a little sore but it seems to have gotten worse. So, I'll be taking it easy on it today. No walking. - 1 short core workout done(10m) and 1 more(10 m) planned; Will try to do a bicep workout (15 min) and maybe some light stretching
  4. Yesterday: -bought groceries -several cleaning goods- tp, trash bags etc -bought dds 2 and 3 the rest of the winter clothes they needed It is after the October holiday and I'm still working VIPKID. They sent out an email yesterday that they are going global. We'll see how that goes. I'm certain it will involve a pay cut but most of the jobs out there will be a paycut. I'd rather work for them for a paycut than someone else. I'll be keeping my ears and eyes open for anything else that pops up. But I'm not going for anymore jobs while VIPKID is going unless it is a great job. I don't want 3 PT jobs and won't quit VIPKID until it ends or I get something better.
  5. Hip continues to improve and is hardly noticeable this morning. Did get in my other short upper body workout yesterday (15 min). So far today 25 min hamstrings and glutes- will do 10-15 min weighted core after teaching. I didn't wake early enough for a walk. Will try to get one later. Food was not good yesterday. Sigh. I really need a reset. You know sometimes you get in a groove of bad habits. That is where I'm at. Mostly good meals but too much snacking and still not near the amount of fruit and veg I would like to eat (and feel best at).
  6. It depends to me on how old the appliance is and how big the fix is whether it is worth fixing. We've done several little fixes on our stove, they were well worth it as it was easy cheap things and it was still in good shape. When we had a repair come up for our washer it wasn't because it had some other issues and things that were on the verge of breaking- besides being 14 years old. I'd prefer to buy cars a few years old so as to not get hit by the hardest depreciation (although my budget has always been more in the range of 5+ yrs or older). Right now things are very wonky with the car market, heck most cars you can't even get at the MSRP. I hope to be able to afford a car just a few years old when I buy my next one. But we'll have to see how the market looks then and what I can afford. Who knows! I have a $$ goal in mind and am shooting for that and then I'll reexamine how prices look- to decide if I can get what I want or do I need to work on saving more and waiting longer. One thing at a time-- although I keep looking and pricing and thinking-- I'm trying to be patient.
  7. Girl, btdt. I have also done the whole stick my head in the sand thing. I always regret it. We've had so many expenses this past year (just bought a car last month that I didn't plan on buying- just 3 months after buying another car I didn't plan on buying). I've whined and bitched. Then dusted myself of and refigured the plan. Yes, it changes things. Yes, it sucks. Hard. Any money you do get saved is more than you had, even if it is less than you wanted. We keep working on our sinking savings and then it gets hit, again and again. BUT because we have been working on that saving we had the funds. It is really hard to think about that when your in the midst of it. It always takes me awhile to get my head right after something comes up. I've just got myself settled after the last unplanned car purchase and news about losing my job. It was ugly getting back in the right frame of mind. Lots of nights awake thinking and stressing. (hugs) I hope the rest of the year goes better.
  8. Damn you could about buy one for that much.
  9. Almost all my soreness has dissipated except for my right hip flexor. It is still very sore. I think I might have strained it (I rolled the atlas stone(70 lb) to that side and pushed from kneeling from the right- I should have squatted and picked it up that way- it was a lot of strain on my right hip and I could feel it)- I also fell on that side and had some soreness on the back side of my thigh from that but it is gone. It is improving so hopefully it will go away on its own. This am I did a short upper body session- 20 min chest and triceps- plan to go back later for a 15 min bicep workout and maybe a 10 min core. I could have done upper body yesterday as I wasn't all that sore but figured it better to err on the side of caution with previous injuries. I had planned to do kettlebells this week but it is too much full body work. I'm going to try and do hamstring work tomorrow but if it is still pretty sore I'll just do low impact cardio. Walk yesterday and today.
  10. Ugh! I love pigeon pose but I can see how it could be a strain on the hips. I bet it was so lovely to see old friends again. That stinks. Injuries are no fun or fair at all. I hope it resolves soon.
  11. @Jenny in Florida I'm sorry to hear about your husband I hope he is on the mend and stays that way. I did yoga, foam rolling, and a little walking yesterday. I was soooooo very sore. I couldn't manage much. Especially in my hip flexors and calves. Happy to see my upper body handled it all very well- I have some soreness but nothing like the lower body. I decided to take another recover day. I did yoga and a longer walk this morning. Will aim for foam rolling later.
  12. Yes, had a blast. Looking into more races, luckily or unluckily there aren't many close to me.
  13. We used public transportation and loved it in London and Rome but public transportation through the countryside of Ireland was nothing like in the cities.
  14. Yes, my dh rented a manual to save money. We hadn't even thought about the fact that he'd also be using his left hand to shift as well as being on the opposite side of the road in the opposite side of the car. There were a few tense moments navigating out of the airport in Dublin but after that there wasn't much issue (aside from finding the airport when we left- Google was not the best there).
  15. We rented a car in Ireland. I wouldn't have been comfortable driving but dh got used to it fairly quickly. The traffic was pretty light in most places we went as we were in the countryside most of our trip. As a pp mentioned there is not good public transportation in a lot of the places(maybe cities but we stayed as little as possible in the city).
  16. We always do a variety of combinations. Whole family- spouses, kids, grandkids- nuclear family, parents and kid + their family, grandparents with grandkids, etc. We don't do a lot of photos unless it is a special holiday occasion.
  17. Had a spendy weekend (covered by the budget but took a good hunk out of eating out). I did a Spartan Race out of town yesterday (the closest one and it was 4.5 hrs away). So, there was extra gas money (we took the car to save on that), dinner out afterwards (took breakfast and lunch with me), and a few drinks (at the Dollar General close by as the Festival was $9-$11 for 12-16 oz drinks- I should have packed more ice). I almost didn't go. Wasn't in the mood and didn't want to spend the money. I signed up almost 2 yrs ago but with the pandemic couldn't do it last summer. But I'm so glad I did.
  18. - Friday-- 25 min yoga, 25 min kickboxing, + 10 min core on Fridday - Saturday--Rest Day -Sunday- Spartan Sprint Race I did it!!! I almost chickened out. I really haven't been feeling very peppy and was not in the mood and certainly not feeling like a badass. But I did it anyway hoping it would be a good kickstart and motivator for me and it was. It was harder than I thought it would be yet I did better than I thought I would. Out of the 20 obstacles I only failed 2-- the spear throw- one shot throwing a spear to hit a target Sunday being my first time doing it- I expected I would fail that barring extreme good luck-- and the monkey bars -- Usually I'm pretty good on monkey bars but haven't been practicing so I didn't know how I'd do- my grip strength was pretty decent but the diameter was wider than I'm used to and I couldn't do it. But I did do the other 18 obstacles. the hay wall, 4ft wall, and 6 ft wall. Numerous other climbing walls and cargo nets. The swinging rings- first try- I was thrilled about that! 16 ft rope climb- got a wicked calf cramp half way up but just stood on it for a few seconds and finished it crawling under the barbed wire carring the supposedly 35 lb sandbags that were much heavier due to the rain up and down a hill, the 50-80lb 5 gallon bucket (no handle) up and down another shorter hill (kicked my ass), and 70 lb rock- easiest carry because it was the shortest but getting it up from the ground was hard. I submerged myself into the muddy water so thick you couldn't see a thing and went under the wall to the other side I got right up the slip wall- have to have good technique here- the guy in front of me fell half way up and many others couldn't make it. It was 3.5 miles. I hardly ran any of it. Most of the course was so muddy walking it was a challenge and I wanted to conserve my energy. I only fell on my ass once- I'm usually a bit clumsy so I was thrilled with that. My whole body hurts today. My upper body and core from all the carrying, hanging, and climbing. My hip from my fall. My calves from the bit of running I did do. I had planned to start kettlebells today (thinking I wouldn't do the race) but will be pushing that a day or two for recovery. Today will be a nice bath and yoga instead. Walking to work out some stiffness.
  19. -interest hit from checking accounts + Weekly payday from VIPKID---47.5% of car goal -got some pears and apples from parent's trees- making lots of pear and apple treats -dd- needed $65 for FFA jacket (thus why I put extra in the school fund because something is always popping up) -FINALLY received medical bills from EOB from JULY!!! Also, received bills from dc's Sep visit- those are the last EOBs we have outstanding. There are a couple of appointments not listed on the last EOB but I think I might go ahead and make the check for extra to cover those so I don't have to wait 6 months for the bill. It drives me absolutely insane. -hit Crowdtap Christmas goal but decided to double it- at 55% of new goal -sorted through clothes for the fall/winter for the girls- there are a few things that they each need- we'll be hitting Goodwill first to see what we find. I would like a new pair of jeans and dh might need work shoes- (I never did buy him any a few months ago but I'm not sure how long his current ones will last). I budgeted extra in clothing this month. I think dd1 is good or good enough until Christmas we bought her some fall/winter stuff when school shopping. Ds won't hardly wear pants as it is- and hasn't grown a lot. I might buy him a couple of pants but probably not until next month when he actually starts wearing them.
  20. I'm sorry it seems when it rains it pours.
  21. Congratulations 🥳🥳👏👏
  22. I did a 20ish min easy yoga and 10 min of core yesterday. Lots of time outside but not many steps. I went to visit my parents and we sat outside talking for several hours. I am far from accomplishing my goals this week. Adding in the new job means I'm working later then have been out of the house most of 2 days. I hadn't even adjusted to the longer VIPKID schedule then add in more and it is a bit of a mess. Again- aiming for yoga and some walking today. Maybe I'll actually get some soup made since I'm going to be at home today.
  23. October Goals: -55.5% car fund (50% previous goal- currently at 45.7%)- *If* VipKid doesn't die at the end of this month I hope to get that to 58%+ but who the heck knows -87.5%+ of home repair & maintenance fund (currently at 75%) Still keeping an eye on job openings. If VIPKID goes under I hope I can move my new job earlier to get more hours in there. I am still considering a seasonal job locally. Dh has a pretty big item up on eBay that will cover half of what we need to fill the rest of the home fund and the medical fund. Fingers crossed and all that. I only have a few more items to list around here. I might do that this month (not feeling overly motivated but we'll see) I probably won't do any Christmas shopping until November (continuing to set money aside and grow the Crowdtap for some extra). I have a bit set aside for Halloween. I'll likely take the girls trick or treating and to a pumpkin farm at some point. No big expenses that I know of coming up (I keep saying that and things keep happening but maybe this month it will actually be true).
  24. Got groceries-- 3c under goal- woot! Good news and bad news for you, hopefully the dryer is an easy fix. Good luck on the interview. Tracking things really does help open your eyes (just like with tracking food). Great plan for the extra money.
  25. 45% on car fund (41% of previous goal-changed after buying other car) Ds did hit his deductible. Sinking funds did not just sit there since we ended up buying a car (as not to sink anything more into repair expenses that we wouldn't get back). But we sold somethings, got Covid money, sold the other car, and had some extra money from dh's paychecks- we've replaced about 50% of what we spent on the car- car repair fund is back to -100%; home fund- 75% and health fund- 0% ( I know would be logical to have that evenly distributed but I like to fill 1 at a time) Will be ordering the AC part next week.
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