Friday, May 10, 2013

So Proud of My Husband

So as I've mentioned several times lately, my husband has been in pain for a few weeks now.  He's had a few tests done, but we still aren't sure what it is.  His doctor told him to come back and see him if the pain didn't go away completely within 2 weeks, but because my husband is stubborn and didn't want to be on a profile for his PT test, he has put it off.   And because of his PT test, he's been working out like crazy, even through the pain for the last few weeks.

Well, today was his PT test, and he scored a 92 (out of 100)!  That's the best he's ever done, even better than when he was in tech school. :)  He's had some problems with PT in the past (but not the recent past), so this score definitely took hard work.  I'm really proud of him.  He said he doesn't think he's ever run the mile and a half that fast, although he might have in tech school or basic training.  Running has always been his problem in the past.

I guess that means that next week he will finally go back to the doctor, and maybe they will have another idea of what it could be.

Circus Fun

The circus came to town last week.  I wasn't actually planning on taking Elliott this year, but he somehow talked Daddy into it.  Originally we thought Carl was going to be working second shift, but it changed, and he ended up on night shifts, so he was home in the evening.  Anyway, he told Elliott that it had been a really long time since he went to the circus so he wanted to go.  And because he had to be at work at night, that meant I had to go to the circus, too, so I could drive Elliott home after the circus.

In case I wasn't clear, I'm not a big fan of the circus.  I don't think most of the trainers treat their animals appropriately, and the tiger show actually makes me cry.  For real.  I DO like the clowns and the dog show, though.  I think that the majority of the dog trainers actually care about the dogs, and train them a little more humanely.  Which makes sense considering how much most dogs want to please the people they care about.  As an adult, I've only had one dog that had to be bribed with food repeatedly to get her to do what I want.  The others just wanted to do whatever I wanted them to do.

Elliott did have fun at the circus, though, and so did Carl.  We had to leave early, so my husband could get to work on time. The circus was supposed to start at 7, but of course didn't end up starting until more like 730.  Normally Elliott is in bed by 730 on school nights (and this was a school night), so he was ready to go by the time we had to leave to get Carl back to base on time anyway.

Elliott's favorite part was the dog dressed up as a wind up toy elephant.  It was a cute show that also happened to star his favorite clown.  He's also always impressed with acrobats, and told me at the circus that he might be an acrobat when he grows up, as long as he doesn't have to wear the tights.  Haha.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Summer Plans

Things have been a little crazy around here lately.  My husband still isn't feeling great.  And we've been busy with extra end of the school year things with Elliott.  It's hard to believe that he only has 2 more weeks of first grade!

We've also been busy with making summer plans, and deciding what all we are going to do.  Elliott and I are doing some homeschool stuff this summer (and we're even considering doing it for second grade, but that's another post). And we are planning several small trips around the Dakotas to learn about different things in our area.  We're also planning some similar trips while we are in Missouri at my parents' house this summer as well.  Elliott is excited, and I am, too. :)  Elliott also wants to start learning Japanese, and is really excited about learning multiplication and division now that he likes math.  I love how excited he is about learning right now!  He even picked out a lot of stuff himself for his homeschool curriculum.

Weekly Grocery spending May 3-9

This week my husband only went to the commissary once for fresh stuff and bread.  He spent $13.68.  We didn't go anywhere else for groceries at all during the week either.

 Our weekly total this week was $13.68.

Our weekly budget is $100 per week for our family of three adults, one child, two dogs, and a cat.

Our total spent on groceries for 2013 so far is $1496.78.  

We are 18.5 weeks into the year, and our budget is $100 per week, so we are currently  $353.22 under our budget for the year.

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