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April 4th, 2016 at 10:39 pm

I guess Nanny has rallied since my aunt was told if she ever wanted to see her mom alive she better visit right.now. It is super frustrating because she is in pain but they can't (won't) give her more pain medication because it will cause her organs to shut down. She has had zero quality of life for the past 6+ years and now she is in pain. I want so much better for her and none of it is in my control.

On a selfish note-it's hard to determine when I should put my 2 weeks in at the public library. I don't know if or when I will be going back to California. I don't want to take my bereavement leave and then 4 days later have it be my last day. That doesn't seem responsible. But they're scheduling training sessions and my manager wants me to work out times with my other job so I can attend and I don't want to go out of my way for training when I will be quitting soon. But I can't tell her that because I don't know when I can quit!

Still waiting to hear back from the CPA. It sounded like he was almost done when he called Thursday night. What I really want is to email him and ask if he has any numbers for me yet.

I cooked up a storm yesterday. I made homemade apple butter and it is AMAZING. We're putting it on chicken breasts for dinner tomorrow. I also made the most delicious chili to have for dinner tonight. The kid's girlfriend came over for movie and dinner and she is so sweet. It was fun hearing random laughter and she puts up with the partner and me Wink

I used to plan 3 meals to make each week but it seems like that hasn't been leaving us with enough leftovers and so my partner is spending more on eating out (which to be honest if he planned ahead at all he could eliminate but...) So I've planned a 4th meal with the hopes that we can cut out some of the lunch runs.

I've got to bring the cat back to the vet tomorrow and I hope the collar can come off for good now. Although she has been the cuddliest she has ever been in her life. I will miss her wanting to sleep with us all the time, but I probably won't miss her insistence of being ON TOP of us ALL THE TIME.

All the bills are now paid. Spending for the month is high, but it usually is the first half of the month and then slows down to even out the second half. I use Mint to compare spending of current month to the same time period as last month and challenge myself to spend less. Sometimes it's possible..sometimes it isn't. My Amazon Prime membership with renew this week but we use it so much to stream tv shows and music that I feel it's worth it.

4 Responses to “In limbo”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Did you know you can pick one ebook for free if you are an Amazon Prime member? It's called Kindle Firsts, you get to choose from six books each month. Just another way to make the membership more valuable.

    The fourth meal idea is a good one. I think I may be able to reduce the number of meals I plan for now that I'm dieting!

  2. jokeabee Says:

    CCF-YES! I just discovered it last month, read a fantastic book in one day and then couldn't wait until April 1 for my next book. I am hoping to get to it tonight Smile

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope the cat is all better!

  4. pjmama Says:

    That apple butter *does* sound amazing. I've never thought of putting it on chicken! Got the wheels turning Smile We definitely get our money's worth with the Amazon Prime - all throughout the year, but definitely when saving shipping on our xmas presents! The videos/books are just a bonus for us!

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