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$4.10 from half.com

May 23rd, 2007 at 11:10 am

this will be my most recent deposit. Not a lot but hey every penny counts. All half.com deposits are going towards student loan. I'll be combining last deposit plus this one for an extra payment of $20.00 from half.com payments. I usually try to make a full extra payment of $250.00 per month as well.

new baby total 5/21/07

May 21st, 2007 at 10:11 am

Old baby spending total: 840.00
New total: 1,028.00

89.00 Copay for second ultrasound, ah the pleasure of paying for your own health insurance and having crummy benefits....

84.00 car seat, found for about 15% less than anywhere else at Walmart, with free site to store shipping. Last big purchase to be made...YAHOO! and very highly rated in all the consumer guides and opinions sites.
Should be here in 7-10 days...

15.00 for two pairs of clearance shoes at Payless and boy does this make me grumpy. As of yesterday evening the only shoes I could fit in where a pair of old running shoes, and two pairs of flip flops...umm, not exactly court friendly...hmm, off to payless one pair of black slides and another pair of wedges on sale, but what a waste as I will only be able to wear them for another 10 weeks....oh well....

Won a door prize, bad hostess manners?

May 19th, 2007 at 05:42 pm

I had to attend a CLE yesterday for my continuing education credits. Actually, it is one that I enjoy so it wasn't too bad, lunch was included and I won one of the door prizes....a bag of groceries from Trader Joe's in a reusable tote! Lots and lots of cool stuff to stock the pantry and the tote is perfect for the beach (oilcloth type material)...Yeah! The last time I won somehting was a cake at a cakewalk in second grade, so I was a little overdue!

Sold another book on half.com

Found the carseat we had been eyeing for $10 less on Walmart with free site to store shipping, so I went ahead and ordered it.

Paid life insurance bill and health inurance bill.

I'm going to a baby shower tomorrow for a former co-worker. The lady hosting the shower put the registry information in the invitation and a little handwritten note that she suggests something in the $25-50 range (What are you kidding me? How rude can someone be?) 3 other people who are going to the shower have emailed me to express their outrage. I bought a really cute little boy (12 month outfit) and a nice set of bibs for $6.50 at Ross, added a cute card and gift bag from the dollar store and have a really cute gift for $8.00. Hopefully hostesses suggesting what price range they think invited guests should purchase in is not a trend...iiiccckkk!

ebates refund posted to paypal

May 16th, 2007 at 11:33 am

Big Fat Refund posted to paypal today ($16.00) which can now be used towards DH's tattoo supplies as he needs more ink.

Paid $256.00 for next six months car insurance and saved $38.00 over paying monthly.

Paid $56.00 Verizon phone bill.

Cancelled stupid Cingular cell phone contract, which ends on May 25, 2007, ordered new tracfone with free time cards for $20.00 on a good deal I found on deal taker.

received EOB for last ultrasound, my portion will be 89.00,will do a check before next OB appt and add into baby total.

survived 3 hour GTT with no problems...Yahoo! Will get results next week and feeling much better on low dose BP medicine, it's amazing how much your BP rising just a little affects everything....

New baby total 5/11/07

May 11th, 2007 at 09:23 am

Old total: 797.02
New Total: 840.01 (amounts spent detailed in last post)

I called the health insurance and the baby will be covered for the first month under my insurance policy with no additional premium. After thirty days my premium will go up by $87 per month and then it comes down for the baby slightly after year one to $67 per month.

Expensive day yesterday

May 10th, 2007 at 09:54 am

Expensive and busy. Had an appointment with the doctor in the morning. Have to go on a low level blood pressure medicine for the time being. Also my 1 hour GCT was 2 points above the cutoff (just found out about 5 minutes ago) so now I have to go for the 3 hour GTT (ick!).

After the doctor went Supecuts and got a haircut and brow wax : $25.00
Albertsons for groceries and treats for 3 girls in our office who are graduating and we are having a party for tomorrow: $38.40 ($12.00 will be reimbursed by office for the treats)
Staples for drafting pencils DH needed and padded envelopes I needed : $9.95
auto service center for smog check: $32.00 (they did the automatic pass to DMV so I don't have to go stand in line)
DMV tag renewal fee: $58 (one more reason to love the Geo, our neighbor was just telling us he had to pay $314.00 to get tags for his massive Cadillac Escalade)

New Baby expenses---I'll update total later this week:

$10.00 copay for BP medication due to rising BP
$6.00 Little Tikes Size 2 Mega Pack Diapers on sale at big lots
$2.00 20 sticky tray/table protectors at Big Lots
$3.00 Baby sunblock at Big Lots (we spend a lot of time at the beach so this is a must)
$12.99 for two to the ugliest nightgowns I've ever seen at Ross, but they fit and were comfortable, our local hospital requires 2 gowns in your luggage when you have the baby---personally I absolutely hate nightgowns...
$9.00 really, really cute Sesame Street three piece overalls, shirt and shorts (complete impulse buy)

Only large item left to purchase is the car seat

New Gifts: Camo shirt/shorts and little sandals set from one of DH's old Army buddies (DH was in the Army for 14 years)

Because we have the graduation lunch for three of the girls in our office today, lunch will be on the boss--Yahoo!

doggies washed, bills paid

May 8th, 2007 at 09:58 am

DH and I washed both doggies (shaved the longer haired one---whew what a job) and clipped toenails, saving ourselves about $150.00 in grooming fees. Have to take the little darlings to the vet later this month for 2 yr rabies shots and one other shot.

Got direct deposit of $15.27 from half.com for books sold Smile Also got an email another had just sold...yeah!

Paid the following bills: 55.68 sewer and water, 9.95 natural health magazine subscription (my favorite magazine), 260.00 (extra student loan payment--woohoo).

Also got free coupons from Mambo Sprouts in the mail today....yeah!

Now I'm off to do the laundry---nothing smells as good as clean clothes fresh from the dryer...

made it through 1 hour GCT

May 4th, 2007 at 10:08 am

So the one pregnancy test I absolutely was dreading was the 1 hour Glucose Challenge Test. Unfortunately during high school I worked in a doctor's office and watched a lot of moms to be get really sick taking it. I hate needles and the flat soda taste so I was really dreading this. Thankfully, DH had yesterday off and could go with me. I went prepared with straws and a bottle of water, etc...(I had also practiced with peach juice, which is kind of thick like the liquid itself to make sure I could get the 10 oz. down in five minutes). It went off without a hitch, the solution did not taste as bad as I thought, I was able to drink it quickly, had no reaction whatsoever and actually didn't have a problem with the blood draw one hour later. Man was I relieved.

Still don't know what my copay will be on this test, as the two billing girls I talked to both came up with different figures for the test and one thinks my insurance doesn't cover it at all...so we'll see

Hopefully my glucose level will come back low, I'll find out next week at my OB appt.