Today I am thankful for tiny closets. When Joe and I got married, and I moved into the museum with him, my closet space was more than halved. We have organized things a variety of ways in the 8 years we have been married -- we've used an armoire, an extra dresser, and a chest of drawers for extra clothing storage, but basically it came down to the fact that we both had too many clothes! We share one tiny closet, and I do swap our clothing out seasonally, but I am finally getting to the point that I have plenty of space in my half of the closet for my clothes. Joe's side is still a work in progress, but we are getting there. Because I have gotten rid of so many clothing items, I am really trying hard to only keep and purchase things that I need, but more importantly, truly love - as in would wear every day love. So today I am thankful for tiny closets, as they have given me the limits that I need, as well as shown me the kinds of clothing I really love, and look good in.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Today I am thankful for good doctors. When I was pregnant the first time, I was so very nervous. My mom had just died earlier that year, and my husband and I hadn't been trying to get pregnant, so we were both caught off guard by it. Needless to say, it was a first for both of us, and I didn't have a mom there to ask the many questions I had. So, I called my primary care, who listed a few Obstetricians I could try. I called the first name on the list, no answer, then the second, they were at lunch, and lastly, the third, who did pick up and I was able to schedule an appointment. God knew exactly what he was doing when he made the first two unavailable. The doctor I ended up with was SO AMAZING! She has a very mothering bedside manner, she will answer any question you have, and take as much time with you as necessary. I ended up having a miscarriage with my first pregnancy, but I went back to her again when I had Howard. I was very clear that I did not want to have a C-section, or be induced. She let me go a full 11 days past my due date before she induced, and she let me labor for 22 hours before she asked if I was ready for a C-section, and said she would let me go longer if I wanted. She let me be in charge, or at least feel like I was, which is so important when you are pregnant and about to give birth. I would have trusted no one else as much as I did her when I said to go ahead with the C-section. And, as luck would have it, the pediatrician who was there when Howard was born is the same one he visits today. We hadn't really researched a doctor for Howard, so, since he was there, we just went to him. Turns out my husband and him have a similar sense of humor, so there is never a dull moment at Howard's appointments. Maybe by luck, maybe by God's divine intervention, but we have been so lucky to have such amazing doctors, and for this I am truly so thankful!
This week I was able to stock up some great deals, including toilet paper, and body wash. I also grabbed a few things to round out our menu plan, and some snack items. Overall it was a good week, there isn't much left in the budget for the month, but next week is the last week anyway. Here's how the shopping went this week...
- Monday's CVS Trip: $20.03 oop (included, but not pictured is a York Peppermint Patty), Earned $18 ECB's (includes $5 Pharmacy Rewards, and $5 from a rain check)
- Monday's ALDI Trip: $37.30 oop (included, but not pictured is 4 gallons H2O, and a 1/2 gallon Organic 2% Milk)
- Monday's Giant Trip: $29.05 oop
- Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $3.48 oop
Total Earned: $18
Total Remaining for October: $52.41