Lots of changes this year.
Started the year as the single almost parent of a 6th grader, officially unemployeed as of Jan 1, 2015
Surprise no insurance (COBRA ran out Feb 2nd)
New husband (On weekends and holidays, he’s still working for the union)
New step daughter (and step son)
Two new sets of In-laws
Preparing for BronyCon
Met my husband’s parents and brother
New school year (7th grade) – still a single parent
My husband moves home full time (union pension vested), I’m no longer a single parent during the week.
I was able to start gaming a few times a month on the weekend. I missed in person gaming, but it really didn’t fit anywhere until my husband moved down here full time. I used to game during the week, but that was completely disrupted by taking in my now step-daughter early so she wouldn’t have to change schools.
Thanksgiving & Christmas with our extended friends who may as well be family, all the while missing family we aren’t able to visit at this time.
Project Managing the kid through her holiday break so she actually gets her Science Fair Project done.
Coordinating gifts to family.
Putting a hurt on the Xmas candy and items to stock up on gingerbread and Peppermint Jell-O desserts.
Making Peppermint Bark without white chocolate (dark chocolate & milk chocolate) so we can share it with friends tonight.
Figuring out the kid’s plan for this evening. We had a kids’ party for her to go to with a friend, but now looks like she’ll be joining her friend at his house instead. His mom hasn’t weighed in on the situation yet, so all is up in the air.
The other question for today: Will there be flute music? We’ve bought the waffle chairs that she wants for her room, but now she has to pay for them with good behavior and flute practice. We’ll see how soon they become hers.