After weeks (months!) of Murphy’s Law kicking our behinds over here, I’ve decided to take a step back, and breathe. Bad stuff happens, albeit more frequently to us it seems! But we’ll survive! So today I’ll focus on 10 positive things that have occurred recently.
01 – DH took the bee situation into his own hands this week. After zero help from bee guy. It seems to be working – knock on wood – and I’ll have an update next week. Let’s just say, we haven’t seen bee’s in 2 days now!
02 – Before our road trip in June, my mother in law gifted our kids $1,000 “spending money” for the trip. Of course, we spent nowhere near that on anything for the boys, and when we came back we tried to return the remainder to her. She refused and told us to put it towards something we need. We were able to buy a new fridge for $500, which is normally $3200, all due to a small dent on the side you never see! And a new dishwasher for $100 that retails for $899 – also due to a dent.
03 – We just sold our “old” fridge for $650 cash! I’ll list our old dishwasher for $50ish once we install the new one.
04 – I’ve also been doing well selling little things on Ebay and the Mercari app.
I’ve been selling things for just under three weeks now and already made $124.00 on Ebay, with another $10 pending, before fee’s and shipping. The 5 unsold shown on the Ebay image are listings I removed, because they sold on the other venue. On Mercari I’ve made $68.40 after fee’s, but before shipping, and have another $25 pending. Not bad for getting rid of things we do not need or use! I also sold an outfit on a FB group for $22.
05 – DS2 accomplished some milestones in physical therapy this week. He was able to balance enough to lift his leg and kick a ball. Huge accomplishment for him! Worthy of celebrating. Let me tell you, PT with a 2 year old is exhausting.
06 – DS1 is loving school, he has deemed everyday as “amazing” or “excellent”. This is a relief, since just days prior to the year beginning, he was in tears about having to go to school.
07 – DH completed his FAFSA form and is officially applying to college. Mechanical Engineering!! I’m so proud. This could be a life changer. He’s still waiting to hear back from the registrar’s office, but I believe the FAFSA granted $6,000.
08 – I had an Olive Garden gift card and was able to meet an old friend for lunch recently. Olive Garden has their buy one take one promotion going on, so not only was my meal “free”, but I was able to bring home a meal for DH to take for lunch to work. It’s the little things, so this one counts! 😉
09 – DH has dropped nearly 40lbs in just over two months! I’m so proud of him!! He stopped drinking coke and snacking. I need to follow in his foot steps, except my addiction is diet coke.
10 – Someone used my referral code for Wal-Mart’s Grocery Pick-up! This gave me $10 off my groceries for next week. Thank you to whomever did that!!
Have a great weekend everyone! Remember, the sun always shines again after it rains. Stay focused, don’t over stress – like I do. 😀