We’re sitting in the waiting room at the hospital where my husband has his knee surgery last month, waiting to see the doctor for his follow up appointment. We’re very optimistic that he’s going to get some additional mobility clearance, and hopefully we’ll be able to do the rest of his treatments at the physical therapy clinic right near our home.
I packed a lunch for us, which we ate in the car before we came in for the appointment. But we’ve decided that we’re going to go out to eat dinner after the appointment is over, as a little treat. I swapped shifts with a friend at the library in order to avoid taking any vacation time for today, and we’ve both been working at least six days a week for quite some time now. So we decided that a dinner out would be a nice bonus. But knowing us I’m sure we’ll find somewhere where we can keep the bill under $35 or so.
A friend at the library who has finished having babies gave me some stuff yesterday – we got a baby bathtub and a little play mat with criss-cross arches that go over it with toys hanging off them. It seems that people are more than happy to give away baby stuff that they aren’t using anymore, and we’re thrilled to have it. I don’t care at all whether our baby stuff is new or used, or whether it matches anything else in our house. And my list of things we “need” for our baby is a whole lot shorter than Babies R Us would recommend. But it’s made the financial aspects of getting ready for the baby a whole lot easier than they would have been if we wanted all the latest and greatest stuff.