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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Much Better

Well, I am feeling much better since my post last week.  I am not as weak. I actually worked 3-7 on Monday. Bad thing is, I still cough a lot.  But the cough sounds much better.  I still get out of breath easily.   I am working 12 hours Friday and Saturday, so hopefully that will get me back in the routine of working and being up all day.
I still have done nothing for the homestudy. 
Here's the deal...
We still owe money for the last adoption, plus we owe some money on the credit cards.  Aaron and I want to get all of that paid off before we start again.  We will go ahead and get our homestudy done, but as far as starting with the agency, which will be an automatic bill of $6000 + we want to wait until we are out of this debt.  Once we do pay off the debt, Aaron's goal is to get $7000 in the bank, so that we can pay the first part of the adoption in cash.  Do you see how this adoption keeps getting pushed farther and farther away...???
Which is really sad to me. I have been trying to work as much as I possibly can, but the days that I can work are few.  I can only work 12 hour shifts on Thursdays, every other Friday, and Saturdays.  I work 3-7 on Mondays, and I could probably work 7-11pm on Tuesdays, but that would #1 put me driving home 30 min. around midnight and #2 put me finally going to sleep after 1am.  I have done it before and will probably do it while we aren't doing school.
I wish I could work fulltime, just until this debt is gone....  
And depressingly enough I missed out on a lot of money last week when I couldn't work. 
I had to remind myself today that God knows which child He wants in our family and He can make the financial situation turn around to time it just right.
So, seeing that our debt isn't decreasing as fast as I want combined with me being sick = me feeling too depressed to work on tedious paperwork.  However, it has to be done next week because we do have a timeline if we are going to use the same social worker, which we are and we want to.
The girls are starting soccer. I think Hannah has been to one practice and Madelyn has been to two, even though it started a few weeks ago.  But it has rained or been very cold for practice or Natalie has missed a few times for her cold, but maybe the weather will turn warm and stay that way. There are 6 weeks of Saturday soccer games.  Which also is another day that I can't work unless I miss a game.  What to do??
On a good note....
We only have 22 days left of school that we HAVE to do.  There is a good stopping point in our curriculum in just about that amt of time, so I think we will get to that point, stop for a little bit, then start right back up.  June is busy with Madelyn and Aaron flying to Ethiopia, so we may just take that whole month off.  Looking forward to days where all we have to do is find something fun to do to keep us occupied.

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