Other than the slow losses, this has been a really nice last week or so. I already reported that my fella found a part-time job. He started yesterday and I think they'll like him. Unfortunately they are only giving him one 10-12 hour day per week right now. Even two days would make a big difference for us. It has the potential to be more in a few months so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
I also got an unexpected (and hefty) Christmas bonus yesterday. I'm trying to pay off my surgery bill by the end of January so most of it will go toward that, but I'm going to keep a bit to spend on vacation next week. We usually go to the Santiam Pass to play in the snow and soak in the hot springs. We are renting a cabin for one night on New Year's Day.
I feel like things are finally turning a corner for us. I am cautiously optimistic that things are finally getting better. My daughter called it a Christmas miracle. I'm not going to go quite that far, but I will call it a Christmas blessing!
My youngest sledding at the hot springs last year