Remember me? I'm still here. My life has been...how shall we put it...sort of like a nice little town that's had a tornado come through it recently, lol. Though not necessarily all that bad. Just a whole lot of crap and a whole lot of really big changes going on all in a very short amount of time. But I've really been missing my blogging friends so I thought I'd come check in and do a sort of mish-mash update post.
Dad is home from the hospital, though he's still not doing too great. His nurse (home health) thinks he never should have been discharged from the hospital, but I think he's slowly showing some signs of improvement. He just looks so malnourished and so weak that it's a truly sad sight to see. I just hope we can get him back to how he was before. It'll take lots of work, but I think we can get him there.
My headaches have improved dramatically!! I know this isn't going to sound too great to non migraine sufferers but since going back to my old neurologist, I've gotten them down to about 10 headaches a month and only about three of them have been severe to the point where I couldn't control them with medication. I think the biggest change has been getting me off of vicodin for every single headache along with getting me on the right preventatives and getting me OFF the wrong ones.
I bought a house and then lost it and then fired my real estate agent since the last post. I've been looking for a house. A couple of weekends ago, we spent the whole day looking at houses. I'll spare you the details, but I put in an offer at the end of the day which was flat out rejected. And then the next day they came back with a counter offer after rejecting my initial offer? But the counter was full asking price? And my agent kept pushing me to take it...well I quickly learned my agent was pretty much in bed with the other agent and was doing everything she could to screw me over. So the house hunting is on hold until I find the right agent!
BUT! I do need to find the right agent soon because Matt will be DOWN HERE FOR GOOD in like a month and a half :D :D :D Right now I can't imagine me being in a house by then. We've talked about it and I don't want to rush the process. So it looks like what I'm going to do is get an apartment in the area that I'm looking at for us so that I can get to know the area a little bit better and take my time. With this news of Matt coming down here comes coming out to my mom...which is happening tomorrow. Talk about the absolute most nerve wracking day of my life! I've written her a letter which she'll get tomorrow. I know this sounds odd to some people but this is how me and my mom handle big things. Write a letter, give the other person time to process it, then come back and talk. So as of tomorrow I'll be out to my mom. Big deal! Wish me luck please!
I also realized that I need to post my Total Money Makeover Updates!! So I'm just going to post them here real quick. They're not to inspiring this month. With the possible move and my dad's prescriptions, etc., I dipped into the emergency fund again and I'm not going to lie...I used my credit card even though it's cut up because Amazon still has it on file :/ Yeah...I need to take it off. But the good news is the numbers still went down. Here are the updates for April:
Checking Account: STARTING POINT (1/2012): $531.71 APRIL 2012: $118.12 (this should actually be closer to ZERO!
Savings Account: STARTING POINT (1/2012): $25.80 APRIL 2012: $1000.14
401K: STARTING POINT (1/2012): $13,289.75 APRIL 2012: $15,873.00
Credit Card Debt: STARTING POINT (1/2012): $7,154.34 APRIL 2012: $5,326.30 (this should really be lower by now.
Student Loans: STARTING POINT (1/2012): $13,318.94 APRIL 2012: $12,940.40
As for books, I'm reading two AWESOME books right now!! I started and gave up on more books than I can tell you because nothing was grabbing me. Basically a book needs to be really freaking good right now to grab me and I found two that are really freaking good. The first is The Onion Girl by Charles DeLint which I'm reading on my Nook and the second is Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy. Can't WAIT to tell you about both of them!!
And finally, have a few gardening pics...they made me smile, so I hope they make you smile as well :)