Is it really summer? I'm bundled up in a sweatshirt, jeans and warm socks.
We had a low-key weekend, which was fine with me. My Friday pineapple upside down cake came out fine, and my friend's kids LOVED it. I was so pleased. The cauliflower soup was also a hit which makes me feel good.
I spent some time Saturday scanning medical receipts to submit to my FLEX account and organizing papers. This impending retirement thing is starting to feel real, so we need to take a closer look at DH's company health insurance. I can escrow my unused sick leave from the university to buy health insurance later, so that's our plan for now. But DD's allergies and xolair shot could be an issue. I also listened to a Suze Orman webinar on retirement during these (ugh) challenging times. We seem to be doing everything ok-ish, but I am thinking about moving some of DD's 529 account money into I bonds for her fourth year of school. Because we paid half of her tuition out of pocket, there's some squoosh room if we withdraw it now.
But the Suze Orman webinar made me a little uncomfortable. I know it's challenging now for a lot of people, but I need to find a way to keep that in mind without worrying too much. I can become a little too wound-up about things (to say the least).
Food seems easy this week. Black bean and rice stuffed peppers, chicken soup, and hopefully some decent grilling weather. Friday is DH's birthday, so we'll go somewhere for Mexican. He's easily entertained! DD is currently in Spain, and we're loving her pictures.
We had AT&T come out and install faster internet this morning. The tech was super! She told me her story of being in her late 40s and returning to AT&T after being away for seven years. She was lured back by their offer of 100% retirement vesting, including her prior years there. Props to her for scrambling up ladders in the rain. What a smart woman. But annoyingly, for her first 20 minutes here, they also sent out a salesperson who tried VERY hard to sell us AT&T TV and cell service. Their new rate saves us $10/month on internet, but I practically had to shoo the salesperson out of the house.
But $10/month savings is good news!