Down: I'm running on energy fumes after babysitting for six out of the last seven days. I was substitute nannying for a friend, working for one of my regular families, and picked up some hours for a sitting service resulting in 40 hours of work--full time for one week! The amount of time wasn't so bad, but the hours were pretty brutal. I had to wake up at 4 am for three of those days, and 5 am on another leaving me pretty much wiped out all week.
Up: I made some good money, and really did have fun with the little ones. At the sitting service job, I worked in the baby room and spent hours and hours just cuddling and cooing over teensy tiny little humans. Oh, how I want one!!
Down: We've been spending so much money lately, I'm starting to feel like our savings account is hemorrhaging. Between our fertility meds, the IVF cycle, a new mattress and finally replacing my 4 1/2 year old Macbook that had been on its last leg for about a year, our credit card can't catch a break.
Up: We are insanely lucky that my parents were kind enough to offer us a loan for our fertility treatments so we were able to pay off our credit cards and avoid going through a creditor that would charge us outrageous interest on a loan. Plus it's amazing to have a working computer (oh my goodness, I can't believe how lightning fast and spectacular a Macbook Pro is!), our Tempurpedic is making sleeping my favorite new hobby, and hopefully some of those thousands will help bring about a precious bundle of joy in about 8 months!
Down: We never heard anything back on the original offer on the house, so we're assuming the financing just didn't work out for the buyer.
Up: We have another showing today, and my house is under specific orders to sparkle and shine in an effort to seduce the prospective buyers. The original offer was a totally crap lowball anyway, so hopefully everything will work out for the best.
Down: Colby left on Sunday for six weeks of training in a simulator for the aircraft that he'll be flying in Germany. I already miss him dreadfully and it was even harder saying goodbye this time than it was for the deployment. It's been a very emotionally and physically draining couple of months, and I was really relying on him to help get me through the days. I'm not looking forward to the weeks ahead on my own.
Up: We'll earn a nice chunk of cash in per diem which will really help us toward fattening up that savings account again. And fortunately, this go round he'll still be in the States which means good cell phone reception and a strong internet signal for Skyping. And, with his next assignment being a non-deployment gig, it will hopefully be our last long separation for a long time.