Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm Back and The Wrapping Paper is Gone!

Well, it's almost gone. I still have 9 more gifts to wrap for Saturday's get together with hubby's family. The unwrapped gifts are put together , the batteries are in, the toys are old now to the kiddos and all of the boxes have been burned.

Christmas was wonderful! Just being with family and friends. The gifts were nice too, especially the ring hubby gave me, but it's not about what you get. It's about the gift the Lord sent, right?! Thank you Jesus!

Hubby was off Christmas day only out of the 5 day work week and it will be that way for New's Year's too. That is fine, as we can use the income. I am so thankful he even has a job!

I am going to start taking the decorations down today. I also have a bunch to go through that we've had for 10 years or so, that are never used. I am going to make a large donation to the Salvation Army tomorrow, of clothes, shpoes, toiletries and Christmas decorations.

I have had several people ask about the taxes on the truck he won at work. They is something about an employer cannot give an employee something of that magnitude. So, the value of the truck was added on to his W-2. Normally it is the employee's responsibility to pay his part of the FICA and SS, but his employer cut us a check for that amount. We only have to pay the income taxes on that cut check. It will be about $2500 rounded around. So, his safety bonus will take care of that. We are blessed beyond words!

I am feeling better with the anemia. I am taking iron once again. It has helped a lot. I had a dental appointment yesterday. I had the porcelain crowns on my front two teeth taken off. I am going to have to have new ones, the old ones were cracking and debris had gotten to the nubs and caused decay. I did NOT know I was also going to have to have posts put in through the nubs. They are like small metal screws. OUCH!!! My gum line is supper sore......hurting like crazy is more like it. I has some loose tissue and they removed that. Then they made and put on the temporaries. I am still not myself from the anesthesia. Thankfully they did not give me a lot, because being supper woman I drove myself (40 minutes one way). Did I mention that my nose is even sore? I am bruised as well. My lip cracked and busted too.

I have a few things I am working on this week........2009's budget (more so just January's), tax stuff, January's menu planner, putting together a weight loss program and resolutions.

My Mom is coming to get the boys about 9am or so. I am so thankful.

I will be around now, so here goes!

There is not much more to write other than I have missed you all! What are you working on at this time of the year?


Amy said...

So good to hear from you and see you are back to blogging. It sounds like our resolutions are very similar this year. I am so glad you didn't have to pay the taxes on the truck- I am sure that helped a lot. I am still so happy for you guys! Congrats again and Happy New Year!

Nikki said...

My mouth hurts just from reading your post! Ouch!! Isn't it funny how quickly those new toys get old? Of course, Daniel would prefer to play with the toilet than the cool, new toys he got for Christmas.

Nico said...

Glad to hear that you are doing better! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

mom2twins04 said...

I am so glad that you are back on here blogging... I miss you when you aren't here.
Thank you for letting us into your life this way.
You are truly a wonderful person... sorry about the dental work... I would rather go to OB/GYN than go to the dentist... ( I hate both) At least for the other... I want them old and ugly :)

Hope that your mouth, nose, teeth feel better soon.

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

So glad to hear you had a great Christmas! We did too, nice and relaxing and full of family!

We are enjoying my week off from work, soaking in my daughter and slowly working on getting the house into shape.

I'm guest posting tomorrow about my resolutions...if you're interested!

Hope you feel better from that dental work soon, no fun.