I've spent the last week and a bit at my mom's with my brother, his significant other, and my husband. They are heading back to the big city in the next day and I will be staying here for another week. I find myself at a loss with what to write.
I've started and stopped quite a few times. I'll write a few sentences and then delete them. There is a lot of personal stuff going on and everything seems so trivial...so unimportant.
We've been distracting ourselves quite a bit. We helped mom take a load of stuff to the dump, and have been re-organizing her office a bit. We did notice that mom pays a heck of a lot more for her internet/tv/phone services then we do - so might try to take on her small town service provider to see if we get get a bit of a better deal. She pays about $150/month for fairly basic services. When I asked her for an idea on something to write about - she suggested that.
On a positive note, I had applied through my companies community support program for funding for a family-initiated granting program and was award a significant lump sum. It's very personal, so I don't write much about it here - but we're a bit better than 80% of goal #1 now.
On another positive note - it's performance review time for both Jordan and I over the next couple of months. We should both see increases in pay when looking to the market and our performance as well as some educational pieces that add to our profiles.
Also - my photographer sent me higher resolution wedding photo images...super happy about that.