12 January 2009


Ok, so for the past week I have been in a fog, a reading fog to be more specific. When I was in hs (or college for that matter), I didn't really care for reading. It was something that was imposed upon me and I didn't really appreciate the inconvenience. Fast forward 10 years (seriously, my 10 year hs reunion is this summer. I'm ooooolllldddd.) and I can't get enough of it. With Stuart working mids it lends itself wonderfully for me to read into the wee hours of the night/morning. All last week I was totally engrossed in the Redemption Series by Karen Kingsbury. Fantastic! I thought I cried over reading Francine Rivers-wow. It might have been the connection that I felt to every single daughter in the series or the fact that my mother-in-law just passed away or that I am just an emotional basket case most days, but I could not put these books down. Seriously. My sister laughed at me because I would call her and tell her I had finished one book and the next day call with my thoughts on the next. It was such a blissful thing, but now I'm done and am anxiously awaiting payday so that I can order the next series.
As for the rest of the week, here are some of the highlights....
Tyson is still not using the potty. In fact, her refuses to use it. It's so frustrating. I'm really going to have to stick to my guns and just make him walk around without a diaper and sit him on the toilet every hour. Ugh, I sooo don't want to do this right now but I really want to get him out of diapers.
Stuart filed our taxes. Whoop! And can I say for the first time since we bought our house I am actually glad we did. We got a nice little tax credit for our remarkable endeavor. We'll get our return sometime in the next two weeks. So excited.
We sold our truck! Hallelujah! No more payments to NMAC. No more $100 gas fill-ups (it hasn't been that high since gas prices have bottomed out but last summer...good heavens it was not fun). No more ridiculous trips to Nissan of Wichita Falls and going round and round with the service department. Stuart figured out that he bought his first vehicle when he was 19 and has been making car payments on one vehicle or another since then. That makes it 11 years. I bought my first car in 2001, thus making my vehicle payment history 8 years. A combined 19 years of car payments. NO MORE!
Stuart found a way cool car that we are going to buy with some of our return. Yay, I'm gonna have a wagon (if all works out).
Tucker is NOT a good filer. He spent less than 3 minutes by himself while Stu and I said goodbye to his brother and wife and when we returned inside, Tucker had completely emptied the bottom drawer of the filing cabinet AND removed all the contents of the files. Love that boy.
Pretty successful week. Another one down for 2009.


Jennifer said...

Congrats on the (soon to be) new car! Good to ear that one day I will read again. It's good to have an outlet for yourself, something to look forward to and be excited about. I have a list of those things I too will get to one day :)