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Progress on various goals, plus good daycare news

June 7th, 2011 at 07:38 pm

So I haven't recorded charitable giving for a while, and we're up to $755 donated so far this year.

I noted in the sidebar but forgot to blog that with the NY trip, we reached our goal of going on at least two trips and paying for them in cash. I sent the credit card payments off this week for the expenditures we put on them (we're trying to use our new CCs as much as possible to earn our two $500 bonuses). We're still going to try for one more trip this year and maybe a staycation (or maybe just a few extra days off around the winter holidays). But our goal has been met, and it's nice to have checked off our second goal as being completed!

I read one book on the plane to New York: Netsuke by Rikki Ducornet. It's a gutwrenching semibiographical story of a wildly unfaithful psychiatrist and his slow self-destruction. Very adult themes but I recommend it if you've got the stomach for it.

I'm nearly done with another book that I'm loving, The Cry of the Sloth by Sam Savage. A depressing yet giggle-inducing epistolary novel about an isolated writer/literary magazine publisher/landlord whose life is spiraling downward. Self-destruction of a completely different timbre, but the unreliablility of the narrator is a common thread between these two books.

So that fulfills my creative and/or reading goal for June, and the month has barely started!

The small-group get-together goal will take care of itself with my sister and her kids visiting.

And I've exchanged a few emails with my lawyer's assistant clarifying a few points of our estate wishes, so there's movement on that front.

Overall a very fruitful month already!

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We are so far giddy with delight about our new daycare. AA has been there two days, and already she seems to have leapt forward developmentally. Not only that, but she seems less sad when we leave her there after only a day than she did after a month at the old place. Even though she's the youngest by at least a few months, they've been able to include her in many of the activities, including sitting in a little chair at a little table to eat her meals! The daycare lady said she's been telling the other kids when they say what a cute baby AA is that, "No, she's a *toddler*!" I love that she's in a stimulating environment where she can grow and flourish at a nice pace, and have fun and feel loved at the same time. Fingers crossed that it stays as nice as it seems!

7 Responses to “Progress on various goals, plus good daycare news”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    When my daughter started daycare at age 13 months, I knew it was a good place because she would be excited everytime we went. If AA is happy to go, that speaks volumes. I'm glad you found a good daycare situation.

  2. miclason Says:

    Great news! Few things bring as much peace of mind as knowing your child is happy and well cared for!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, I'm so glad the new daycare situation is working out for you. I know how worried you've been about all of that.

  4. LittleGopher Says:

    Great news all around! Yay for June!!

  5. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Wonderful on the daycare news! Seems you have found a great place!

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    What good news about the daycare!

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    Yay! So happy for AA and you too. Big Grin

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