This family is getting expensive

Well, tomorrow Theresa gets her B-12 shot. I had a talk with the Kelly today about the fact that she’s getting increasingly violent trying not to get the shot and she told me we could cut back to once a week with it since I don’t want her off of it yet. She’s making fast progress with it. Kelly told me there is a nasal spray that doesn’t work as well and is a lot more expensive. I’ll have to wait a bit to change her over. Tomorrow we add two new supplements to help her progress; approximately $13. I still haven’t gotten the $8 bottle of zinc or the $38 bottle of fish oil replaced. Nice timing huh?

Hubby’s blood pressure was sky high last night. I’ve got to get his stubborn ass back to the doctor but it’s a waste of money when he won’t do what he’s supposed to. He quit drinking so his medicine is more effective when he takes it correctly. I was looking for something on his counter last night and found a prescription from 2007 that’s still half full.

I have an appointment to follow up on my eye the 12th at 7:40 in the morning. The doctor told me I could cancel it if my eye felt back to normal. So far it’s not quite there, my vision is blurry I”m hoping it’s just my bad vision and the fact that I’m wearing the wrong prescription. I think I’ll get myself new glasses and brakes for my birthday. I’ve needed brakes on my truck for a while but my darling hubby doesn’t know any better when it comes to being able to stop. He thinks it’s supposed to take forever.

I did a load of towels today when we got back from morning therapy. I hand wash the shirt I want to wear tomorrow and a couple of Theresa’s night gowns because she needs them and there isn’t enough laundry to justify doing another load. I still need to buy her some more plastic pants to cover her training pants and keep her from getting accidents on the floor. Somehow I have ten pair with plastic pants. Why don’t they just sell them together? The stupid packs aren’t even when you buy them separately.

I can make my dish detergent or use a few slivers of Zote. I like the Zote but it’s a delicate wash and to use it for stain removal you have to soften the bar and let it sit on the stain. That’s a pain in the butt, the Colgate soap makes me nauseas but you can rub it directly on the stain before you put it in the wash. I can’t find Fels Napa or Washing Soda here. The PH increaser is rather expensive and oxi-clean causes foaming.

Now I’m rambling and can’t remember what I was saying. I just know that I’m taking back over the baby’s shopping. Of course today she kept insisting on a cookie but we didn’t have any. She didn’t actually want a cookie, she calls rice cakes cookies. Theresa actually likes plain rice cakes, she’ll be a lot healthier than I am now in another thirty years.

Good night all.

A Little Progress but Not Much

OK there are 40 of the 75 articles due Friday left. I’m hoping to make some decent progress on them this weekend. The clinic wants to give Theresa her last additional session this Thursday so that’ll put me behind if I’m not where I need to be by then. I plan to work straight through the weekend to make sure I’m ahead enough to take advantage of the extra ABA session this week. Next week I also need to get Theresa’s finger pricked again, it’ll be the 8th week since it was last done.

I have to go Monday and get one of Theresa’s supplements after I talk to the doctor to make sure he’s not changing it to something else before I buy it. This month is getting rather long considering hubby just went back to work and my income went down over the summer. I have to make his one week check last until I get paid for this project. Hubby put gas in his car to get to work next week I still have to put gas in my truck to get back and forth to Theresa’s appointments next week. Luckily now all of her appointments are scheduled back to back and close to a number of stores so I can make her daily therapy sessions into a quick trip to town.

I pass three grocery stores, two dollar stores, a number of gas stations (none reasonably priced), some restaurants and a bunch of other stores to get the things we need. The best help to my gasoline budget is the new store that opened just one road over from me. Tomorrow is Saturday and the local Fred’s does double coupons up to 70 cents. I would take advantage of that this week if I had any shopping money in the budget but it’s not there right now and Theresa got my coupons so I have to hunt them down before I can go. I have one that I don’t have to hunt down for free dish washing liquid that I should have used while I was there today but I forgot I had it. It’s for the new Gain dish liquid, I want to try it but I hate to spend money on things I’m not sure I’m going to like. Although if I like it a small bottle is only a $1 and a large bottle that’ll last all month is $2. I don’t know why but when I buy a small bottle of dish liquid it only last about a week and a half but a large bottle will last all month long.

Well, it’s really late and I don’t have the energy to finish any more work tonight. I wanted to write a couple of my own articles today but that’s not going to happen at this point so I’m calling it a night.