Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Voucher Spending

I spent the clothing voucher today. $130 at KMart. :) Girlie now has a pair of new black Mary Janes, black boots (never buy them, but hey I had to spend a lot here, why not?), 8 new pair of socks, two new pair of tights, three new pair of pants (stinkin cute I might add, and 2 of them have adjustable waist at 18 mo size!!!), a new white cotton sweater "shrug" to make some of her summer dresses move into fall, and I think 9 new long sleeve shirts! I got 3 ribbed and ruffled turtlenecks in red, white and lavender, 5 henley type shirts, very cute in some solids and patterns, and another white shirt that is a cute style. I figured they would hopefully go with things we already had, jumpers, etc.

I plan to spend the equipment voucher soon. Things I could use it on, to name a few: high chair, car seat, diapers!, crib, crib mattress, crib sheets, crib pad, stroller, etc. I really want a white crib since all the furniture in the girl's room is white. They only have 3 online at KMart, and only one of those is in the store. (I don't like it!) I think what I'm going to do is buy a crib myself (that way even if she leaves it'll stay and I can get what I like), and then use the voucher on a car seat, crib mattress, sheets, and diapers! Why not? They cost a blooming fortune! :)

While almost ready to check out at KMart, Little One's day care called. Sorry, he has a temp of 101.6 and you'll need to pick him up within the hour. I ask, can he come tomorrow??? Nope. (At other day cares I've been at it's 102 and over). I said that the Dr found an ear infection yesterday, he's cutting 4 teeth and he's ON ANTIBIOTICS! She said, Oh I believe you but it's policy, any temp that high means they're contagious and so many parents were saying that about the teeth we had to make it policy. I said, he was at the Dr yesterday and is ON ANTIBIOTICS!!! Nope, I have another day off and the year is barely underway. I started with 10 sick days and 2 personal. Already have used 2 sick days! 1 personal will be used for Olivia's adoption! Woo Hoo!!! :) Happy to use a day for that! It's going to be a long year. Of course if my father would hold back on the lecture about 4 kids and not many sick days.... Might help a bit. :)


Julie said...

10 sick days is a lot! That is great!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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