Here's my earlier post on snowflake progress.
Since then, I've had quite a bit of success:
- $10.15 - this was an Amazon book sale. I cancelled all of the rest of my sales due to the postage snafu, but it took quite a while for these funds to clear
- $12 - reimbursement for a gift I purchased for my mom (I used a gift card)
- $80 - birthday money :-)
- $6.30 - Ebates check
- $272.08 - from my first round of eBay sales.
And, on a completely different topic, I had an unpleasant but necessary revelation over the weekend. We were celebrating my son's birthday & I had to come to terms with my parents. I love them, & they are wonderful people, but they are not the kind of grandparents I expected them to be. I think it's particularly hard because they were amazing when I was growing up. But . . . they are really uninvolved as grandparents, & it's just not what I was expecting. I expected them to grandparent similar to the way they parented, and it's not the case. Me continually wishing otherwise isn't going to change anything.
Coming to terms with this has been a long time coming, and rather than being continually disappointed and hurt, I need to lower my own expectations and be happy with what I have and they give.
Does that make any sense at all? Anyone else in a similar position?
On a fun note, I'm taking the boys skiing tomorrow (by myself!), since I have the day off. Mommy/boys ski day! Wish me luck. :-)