Ok, first things first… I feel incredibly better than I felt previously. Monday was an OK day. I felt a little better and was able to eat most of the day without feeling sick or rushing to the bathroom. Tuesday, I woke up with a great feeling. My coffee went down smoothly without being sick. I was hungry by 9 am. I had Starbucks early on and felt fine after that. I ended up eating around 10:30 am and felt fine after that. I actually ate quite a bit yesterday. I felt alright the entire day. On top of that, I received a phone call from the doctor who is doing my surgery around 5 pm so it wasn’t necessarily that I felt better because I had lowered stress.

Green Light

I received a green light for my surgery. Doctor says my uterus is a good size. My lining is a proper thickness and everything looks ideal for BOTH procedures. She said I had a blood clot or polyp but that could be taken care of at another time and isn’t a concern at this time. She also did not say the words you are pregnant which is a HAPPY DAY for me.  It was a huge weight off my shoulders. Deep down inside I knew my anxiety was causing havoc on me and I was about 90% sure I wasn’t pregnant but that 10% my anxiety had way too much fun with.

So, I am GOOD TO GO for May 18th. My surgery is scheduled. My consent form for my 30 days wait cleared today. My body is ready and abled to be operated on with no problems. I just gotta get to the 18th and I’ll be all set. She mentioned that I will be a little sore for a few days but if I was working I’d be returning to work on Monday so I’ll only be laid up a few days and it’s probably nothing I cannot take care of with some pain relievers.

Will You Marry Me?

So, two days ago, on Monday, I made Mike lunch and handed it to him. Once he sat down on the couch, I got down on one knee and asked him to marry me.

Rewind a little bit. For those who don’t know, we’ve been engaged to be wed since April 26th, 2006 when he asked me to marry him at Walt Disney World. So, me asking him to marry him wasn’t something out of the blue.

The reason I asked him was because our (Nick’s and my own) insurance sucks and they changed providers for the dental insurance *again*. Which meant I lost my dentist again. So, I spent a good chunk of Monday morning looking for a new dentist. Long story short, I asked him to marry me and he said: “figure out money situation and we will”.

To break even, I have to come up with roughly $600 a month if we were to be married. Which means, I’ll need a job that pays me more than that. And that’s only to break even! I’d be needing to work roughly 20 hours a week with making minimum wage.

Now, with that being said, I did find a dentist for Nick and he has an appointment coming up so thank god. I will hopefully be seen there at a later time when I need a dentist visit. I won’t go there now for a routine check up because this dentist will probably look in my mouth and go, “you must pull everything” and I am NOT doing that. So for now, I will go without a dentist. I was more worried about keeping up on Nick’s cleanings and routine check-ups. So, that’s taken care of.

Fast Forward A Little Bit…

So I am ALL over the place with his entry but after I asked Mike to marry me I started to apply for jobs. I told him, and his mom, I have no idea how I’m going to make this work over the summertime but I guess we’ll figure all that out when the time comes.

Skip around a few steps…

Long story short, I started emailing back and forth between Kohls. They were actually looking at my application for an administrative assistant position I applied for. I don’t know why or how but I knew they were considering me because they had asked about an error I made on the application and explained how to fix it so they can better review it.

This spiked up the notion that, “If I get an interview, I don’t have any interview clothes!” So, yesterday Mike goes, “you better go to Kohl’s and go shopping!” So, I went and got Lynn because she never turns down an opportunity to go to Kohl’s and we went shopping for an hour. I found 2 pairs of pants, a nice dressy blouse, and a t-shirt that I’ve been eyeing up, all for $41. I saved $129.

Which Got Me Thinking…

I want to start couponing again. This time, I want to start couponing for food too. I never did the food couponing because it was just too in-depth and I was able to play the drug store game no problem but the food couponing was over my head. Well, I decided, I want to save money and if I end up losing my benefits and I’m going to have to spend full price on food, no… I’ll be damned if I pay full price on groceries. I decided I want to get back into couponing. I haven’t figured out how I am going to get the coupons yet but I have decided to start reading everything there is to read about couponing and go from there. So that’s where I’m at.

I’ve been on hotcouponworld.com and have been reading like crazy. A lot of the information I already know. How to stockpile. How to coupon. How to get the best deals. I need to start getting down to the nitty-gritty and learn specific store policies and best options to shop at specific stores.

I think I’m going to start with Walmart and Walgreen’s. Just do normal couponing at both those stores and then when Meijer and Festival Foods opens up near us I’ll worry about couponing there. Hmm, yes, that does sound like a good plan to me. I’ll coupon for food and get the normal stuff I get at Walmart. I’ll have one specific rule for myself: If I can get the name brand with a coupon cheaper than I can generic, then and only then will I buy and stock up on the name brand. I think that’s a good rule to start with.

I’ll learn how to coupon at Walgreen’s for everything else, shampoo, hair dye, makeup, household items, etc. I know there’s money to be made in couponing even though it’s nothing like it was back in the day. You gotta be a lot smarter about it nowadays, though.

… I totally just got side tracked and decided to apply at Walgreen’s. LOL Ok. I’m going to end this here and go fill out that application. Talk to you all later.

written on at 10:06 am || Filed under: Accomplishments, Home/Cooking

One Response to “Manic?”

  1. […] Nick is going to a new dentist today. We were able to find him a dentist office that accepts our insurance. I just hope and pray it’s not like all the others that treat their customers like shit just because of the insurance they have. I’m hoping because of the location of this office it will be different. My hopes are high. It’s in a few towns down from us. Approximately a 20-25 minute drive from our home to the office. Nothing terrible. What’s best is that it’s in a good neighborhood, not the hood. With all the shootings and robberies and such that have been happening in our area, that was the number one thing I was adamant about. I have to pick up Nick from school around noon, drive out to his appointment, fill out their paperwork, and then his appointment is at 1 pm. Everyone pray that it’s a good office. Otherwise, I will be figuring out a job and asking Mike to take me to the courthouse and marry me immediately. […]

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