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So proud of DD3

February 1st, 2013 at 02:52 am

DD3 is doing so good in Alaska. I am really proud of her. She is working long hours without a day off- but is plugging along. After 3 and a half weeks, she has brought home $5800. For a 21 year old with hardly any job experience, thats not too shabby. She has already completely paid us back the $5k she owed us, and now is building her savings and paying off her small student loan. She has no other debt. If all goes as planned, she has at least 3 more months to work- and then pans to come home, get her CDL and then go back up and work full time. Again, I am so proud of her.

But....I am a little sad too. With my son and his family in California, the hub gone at least half the time to Alaska, and now DD3 gone for such a empty nest feels deserted. Well, not totally, the two older girls and their families are still here.

Work continues to be super busy with no slow down in sight. The days fly by, but I am so, so tired at night when I get home. This week, I have managed to forget to eat breakfast, overeat at lunch at my desk and come home not very much for my mealplan. I will spend time this weekend working on a food plan. If I dont get my stuff together, I am not going to lose weight and feel healthier for the vacation time I have planned. AND THAT IS NOT OK.

Tomorrow night my middle grandson, age 4, is spending the night. I am going to buy us the Hotel Transylvania movie to watch (Ive never seen it). His splurge for dinner.....McDonalds. At least it wont be exspensive. When you are 4, I guess that is the IT place to eat. I have snacks, including popcorn, and breakfast stuff here...Looking forward to having him over. He doesnt often get to go without his big sister (7), so I am hoping he enjoys a night all about him.

Pooped, but still so blessed. Life is good.

8 Responses to “So proud of DD3”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad it is working out for your daughter. I'm sure it is nice to be paid back, too! Rest well, Ray. Smile

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you ccf. It is great to be paid back and to have DD3 self supporting! yay!

  3. mjrube94 Says:

    Enjoy the time with your grandson!

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you mjrube...hope all is good with you!!

  5. SecretarySaving Says:

    With all of that alone time you finally get some time to yourself. How many times when the kids were younger did you think hmm if I could just get some peace and quiet? ha ha! You should be very proud of your daughter and her hard work just goes to show how well of a job you have done in raising her. Kudos to you for being a great parent! I'm sure your grandson will love his 1 on 1 time with you so he can get all the attention. I think the best thing kids love about McDonalds is getting a toy in thier Happy Meal! Have fun!

  6. North Georgia Gal Says:

    >That is great for your DD! HOpe she continues to make this kind of money.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad to hear your dd3 is doing well in Alaska - so much so that she wants to go back. Big Grin

  8. littlegopher Says:

    I'm getting closer by the moment to your stage, but DO know what you're saying.... I know for me, there's probably as much "growing up" for me as my girls Smile (((hugs)))

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