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Frugal month and update on Z

January 5th, 2018 at 10:14 am

This month should be a fairly frugal one. The hub arrived home last night, but because of the winter schedule, he will only be here for 5 days and then will head back up to work. Having to spend for only me for the majority of the month seems to put much less stress on the budget. And I am in a frugal state of mind lately.

I suppose one of the reasons I am thinking more frugally of late is that I am nearing the tipping point to being able to retire. Moving from having to work, to working if I want. I am about 6 months out.. At 57, I am not sure I am ready for full time retirement, but I am certainly ready for part time...however, it will depend on some of the changes happening at work. If things go really well, I will want to stay working at least for another year. If not, then I will shift gears and figure out the plan B. It is a wonderful feeling to have options tho!!

DD2 received the reports on the boys from the state yesterday. This is the report created after our trip to the state office for CPS last month. The report discussed the boys history, primarily Z's and it was a stark reminder of why we have fought so hard to keep him safe now that he is back with us. Reading his story makes my heart ache. Suffice it to say that he was in a bad, dark place for his first 4 months of life and again when he was returned to BM for that year and a half. We new most of the story, but there were other things we didnt know that help explain some of his PTSD.

The good news is that the report strongly recommended giving the boys permanency with DD2 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. And now adoption is in full swing. They are projecting 3 months!!! I can not tell you how excited we are to be here, finally.



5 Responses to “Frugal month and update on Z”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow! Finally to think in just three months it is permanent. So exciting and so needed for those boys!

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations! Amazing job accomplished for your daughter!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    This is such happy news!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    How wonderful about the adoption news and what a blessing your family has been to these children!

    So glad you have options opening up to you about retirement whether full or part time or not at all. Choices make it more interesting!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is such good news!

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