Friday, June 18, 2010

Woo Hoo!!!

We FINALLY got our tax refund in! It's been 5 months since we sent them in, but at least we got our full amount plus an extra $78. Yay!! Of course, most of it is already gone - paid bills (2 house payments, electricity, satellite, credit cards, and utilities) and we bought some much needed new cell phones. Ok, so only hubby actually NEEDED a new phone, but I really, really, really WANTED one. And we bought the kids (H & D) a new laptop - K already has one so she didn't get a new one, but she did get a new phone. I got the MyTouch Slide. It's very different from the Blackberry Curve so I'm trying to get used to it. I've only had it a few hours so I haven't really had time to play with it and get the apps loaded or anything. Maybe I'll even be able to blog from the phone. HeHe.

We'll get to take our big vacation the first of August - another yay! Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it back to Colorado or to my Mom's again this summer. I had wanted to do both, but all the kids start summer school on July 6 so that's out for any July traveling.

On the plus side, Deklan is totally enjoying summer day camp. He even takes naps during the day!! He never takes naps so that was a huge surprise. Today the leaders witnessed him in meltdown mode for the first time since he's been going there. They were a little surprised because he's always such a good helper and normally pretty good in general. I told them the best thing to do is NOT to touch him, but let him just scream it out if possible. At home I can just walk away and ignore him, but I know it's harder when there's a classroom full of kids that need to be tended to also. Fortunately this is a day camp for special needs children so this was not something they hadn't dealt with before. Miss M said that his fit was actually mild compared to some kids they'd had.

On the bummer side of things... don't you know there's always good news-bad news? I had my doctor's appointment on Monday morning. They did a full blood work up since it had been quite awhile since I'd been in. (Am loving my new doctor and his staff!) My sugar was good. My cholesterol wasn't - 200... not horrible, but definitely not good. My thyroid... too high. The results from all that? I'm already taking a cholesterol medicine, now I have to take a med for Hypothyroidism too. Ugh! The plus side is... my thyroid could be the reason I'm not losing weight (not gaining either thank goodness) and the reason I'm always hot and sweaty and tired. Maybe the meds will even things out.


Casdok said...

Hope the meds help.
Its best not to touch my son either during melt down - he wouldnt let you even if you wanted to!!

Laura said...

Hey - can you adopt me? I could use a new cell phone and I've never had a laptop :-) only kidding ~ good for you guys!!!

Marshella said...

Hah! I can't afford another kid! I don't even have a laptop. And yeah, I know... I spoiled them! But we never have the money to do anything. I'm always telling them we don't have enough money to do things like their friends. So I guess every now and then would be ok.