Well to catch up, as I have been away for awhile, my little brother is back from Afghanistan and finished his RN and finally has a full time job in the ICU/CCU in a large hospital in Columbus, Ohio. My son is heading off to Detroit in a month to go to Medical School, unless Loma Linda Medical School comes thru. We are very happy he has a great school to go to. I also am a new Grandma of 2+ months and my Grandbaby is now in Anchorage, AK. My oldest daughter who will be 30 this year is getting
Had a kid from church come over to help DH mow the lawn and do some weeding. It started to rain, so they came inside and I had him help me make some Blueberry Muffins. He and hubby were right at it looking at astronomy stuff on the Internet. I invited him over sometime to use our telescope ($20 at a garage sale) to look at the night sky.
Did up a schedule for the week on iCal and about fainted. It's wicked busy! I insisted on building in half hour rest breaks twice a day. Otherwise
I am still working! If I quit today, I would receive a pension of $3,200 a month. If I make it to 62, it jumps to $4,600 a month. 4 years left! I took Summer "A" Term off and will work Summer "B" Term. The extra money should bring my emergency fund from $16,000 to anywhere between $20,000 and $25,000. That means my emergency fund will hit $30,000 before the end of the Fall semester.
Once my emergency fund hits $30,000 I will aggressively pay off my mortgage.
Hubby and I made it safely to the West Coast for nephew's wedding, which is today. Looking back over my menu post I have to admit we have not followed it very closely. You see, when we hit Revelstoke, B.C. yesterday the Farmer's Market was on... Need I say more?!
Thirty-four dollars later we left armed with gluten-free buns, gluten-free & sugar-free energy balls, gluten-free venison saskatoon sausages (to die for!) and some hormone, anti-biotic free ground turkey. Oh! And
I am still trying to keep grocery costs down, so my menus for this week are:
Sat. - salmon burgers, green beans
Sun. - Pork roast
Mon. - vegetarian wraps
Tues. - Mexican skillet
Wed. - Chicken Ceasar Salad
Thurs. - Walleye, rice, green beans
Fri. - Soup (cold vegetarian), biscuits, salad
We have all the ingredients in the house. Our boarder comes back Tuesday. We will see how we do with the grocery budget after she arrives.