Does anyone else feel like that? They're constantly trying to "get ahead." Why is that? Why do we always have to be so worried about the future and money and plans??? Big Joey and I have been dealing with a butt load of medical bills. Just to brief you- we had 3 bills from when LJ was a Riley. The St. Francis ER bill (mind you we were only getting sub par service for 25 minutes of the 4 1/2 hours we were there) was $3,000. The ambulance bill was $7,000 and Riley was only $9,000. Pretty amazing how these don't make a bit of sense. I would have paid Riley $50,000 for the wonderful 24 hour care we received for 4 days. I just don't get it. So, Joey and I have made a plan to get these bills paid last night. We felt so good seeing a light at the end of the tunnel on how we were going to do this. Then today, Joey brought my car in for an oil change- oh what do I need?? $500 worth of rotor and calibers. AAHH!!! It just doesn't end. I do have a feeling we aren't the only people feeling like this, but geeze louise!!
I do, however, feel blessed we have our health. I can go to bed at night feeling good knowing we are healthy. Today a coworker asked how LJ was doing. I replied, "he's eating and drinking." That's true. It's such a great feeling to know he's doing okay.
Now I have a few goals I have been wanting to tackle. Hear me out if these seem realistic.
1. I want to play a musical instrument. Actually, Kris Allen from American Idol inspired me. I started taking guitar lessons about 2 months ago. I'm having a blast. I only know how to play "Sweet Home Alabama," "The Star Spangled Banner" (which my mom says sounds like "The Battle Hymm of the Republic"), "Don't Fear The Reaper," and "Yesterday." Random mix, huh? I don't know how long I'll take, but I feel this is something I can do with LJ and I'm so excited to keep learning.
2. Join a small group bible study. Now this one hasn't been accomplished yet- actually I feel so far from accomplishing this. I need to find a good group that either allows little ones or there's a daycare. I'm struggling with this one, but hopefully in time (with enough prayer, right?).
3. Clean out our guest bedroom. Please tell me I'm not the only one that is using their only other bedroom in the house as storage. AHHH!! I hate this soooo much, but what are we to do with all of our "stuff?" Do we really need a storage facility?? Uck!
4. Reach out to other couples with little ones. I feel like I'm always seeking out other parents with their experiences. I get some great advice from the girls at work and the girls I used to work with, but I feel like it'd be so helpful to be able to spend more time with other coupleswith little ones. Big Joey and I both feel there is just soo much to learn with the babe.
Well, I'm exhausted. I have more goals, but I'm done for now. I'm working part-time for my Uncle now. I work Thursday 11:30-6:30 and Friday 6:45am-2pm, so it's time to go to bed.
P.S. LJ still isn't walking. Big Joey and I were talking about what age we were going to start him in sports today.
Joey's first thought was "As long as he's walking."
My response, "He's a fast crawler. He'll be fine."
Joey's response, "Well, with soccer you can't use your hands."