I don't want to jinx it or anything but...so far this week, Donovan used the bathroom at school on Monday and today. Today, apparently, he used it twice without any prompting or coercion from outside forces. We still have miles to go on this issue but this is a major development. And also a major relief!
We are gearing up for a huge yard sale this weekend. Its been years in the making but was not the type of thing we could ever tackle with both of us working full time. Not having a job has been great for finally getting this all together. There is still much work to be done but today was the first day that I could actually feel the arrangement of the house changing and opening up. And, frankly, it will be nice to have a little extra money. I thought that when I left my big adult job I would easily take the veil, so to speak, and become the type of frugal hausfrau who is so savvy with home economics that she actually saves as much money as she was making. Oooooh, that was a good one! This past month saw very little change in my spending--and, yes, the kid did outgrow the majority of his winter clothes, but still. I guess I've got a long way to go in my training as well.