Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Overdue update here

Things around here have been a tad hectic.  Alexander had a terrible couple of weeks.  First he had a virus that gave him 5 days of horrible diarrhea, followed by about 3 days of being well, only to get another stomach virus that was all about barfing.  This one only lasted 3 days, but he cut his last front tooth and 4 molars during those 3 days.  It was heinus.  Mark my words.  Heinus.  He's fine now, thank God. 
Aside from the teeth, Alexander has been learning to do some really cool things.  He can stack 3 and 4 blocks.  He can say "Touch", "touch that", "again", "dog", "cat", "uh-oh", "this", "that", "dada".  He can also sign for "more" and "please"  Of course, he doesn't say "moma".  Boo!  It'll come in time.

Other than that, we are rocking and rolling around here.  I'm trying to get ahead on bills, like paying off my car a little early, and clearing up the house renovation stuff on my credit card (at 1.9% interest).  I think that I'm going to have to cut 2 things out of my life that I haven't been committed to:  Curves and Weight Watchers.  I haven't had the time to go to Curves since the summer.  That's $49 bucks a month.  As for WW, I haven't been working the program, I haven't been attending meetings.  My head just isn't in it.  Strangely, I've been losing a bit of weight on my own, so I think I'm going to quit that at least for a little while.  That's $39.95 a month.  So, that's 88.95 I could be putting towards the principal on my car.


Sarah said...

That sounds like a great idea on cutting those 2 things out. Thats a lot of money to use some where else!

I can't believe how grown up Alexander looks in those photos. Awww words!! How exciting!! I'm working on signing with Maxwell.

totegirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Alexander's recent woes! But if he has to be cutting all those teeth, at least he had the courtesy to lump them into days when he was already making you work overtime. That kid is so considerate!

As for Curves and WW, well you know exactly what you are doing. It was probably a lot easier before Alexander! But you know how to get back to basics. It's obvious if you are able to do it on your own. Good job!