Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spring Break

You know, I never mean to let a month lapse between blog posts ...

I keep my 15-month-old granddaughter during the week while my daughter teaches school. Plus, DS is home - he's working most of the day, but still needs help with physical tasks ... and likes to send me out for his lunch (he always offers to buy mine, too, but I don't want take out every day).


I really don't understand it, except for the fact that I'm 54 (which I don't think is THAT old). I had three children 5 and under and I still was able to get a lot done during the day. That is NOT what happens these days with only one. I've already told DD that I don't think I can keep two at one time so keep that in mind when family planning :)

I do love having her around, though. I'm just feeling sorry for myself this week. DH is in California on what he says is a mission trip with church, but all I'm hearing is "shorts, 80 degrees and Krispy Kreme donuts."

Tomorrow I am continuing a tradition started by my Mom and taking my little charge to buy her Easter shoes. After that, it's Spring Break and I am ready.

I wish I could say I was going to spend next week sleeping late and catching up on my reading, but alas, DS has other plans. He has planned a trip to NYC and, of course, needs us to take him. Our contribution is that we gave him tickets to Hamilton on Broadway for Christmas. I suppose it will be fun. I think it will be cold. And the city is not very wheelchair friendly. Just sounds like more work to me. Bah humbug.

All is cruising along on the debt front. DH changed routes at work as of January. This was a crucial move for his well-being - both mentally and physically - if he wanted to last until retirement (about 7 years away). It means fewer hours, which means fewer dollars, so our income has dropped. I plotted out our remaining debts and I think the majority will be gone within 3 years. We've also increased our retirement saving plan with that looming ever closer. I actually feel at peace with everything. That's a first.

Even though I don't post often, I do check in on y'all daily. Happy Spring!



  1. Sarah I am sorry you are blue and tired. But it is an age of accepting that the body is not the same. Drat! You still have so much responsibility. But keep on my friend you are needed.

  2. Hello Sarah - Sorry to hear that you are blue. I've been a bit blue recently as well as tired. It's the age. As soon as I turned 53 - BAM!!! And also, the emotional toll as well. Keep moving forward. Cheering for you!

  3. I don't think I could chase my kids around like I used too. Maybe more sitting crafts like coloring or stickers for your granddaughter. Soon it will be nice out and she can run around in your yard and then take nice long naps. Maybe you can take one too.
    Keep going on the debt. You can do it. We are currently saving like crazy for college for our son, a freshman in college, and our daughter, a junio in high school. I am not looking forward to double payments but I will not go back into debt. I posted our debt free journey so far here:

  4. I think you need a mini vacation of your own! Any way you can squeeze in a few hours for yourself in New York? Hit a spa? Have a massage? You have a lot on your shoulders still and need to remember self care :)