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March 18th, 2008 at 06:49 pm

-Still prego Smile Broke the news at work today and everyone took the news quite well. I'm starting to climb out of this depressing fatigue that I've had for the first trimester as well. It won't be a minute too soon!
-Ds2 does have a hernia, requiring minor surgery. I'm waiting for the hospital to call to schedule it. It's a very minor surgery, but there's always that apprehension of putting your child under anesthesia, esp. for the first time. I'll be glad when it's over. At least it won't be a big medical bill as we have good insurance. I'm reminded more and more lately how lucky we are.
-I've made $2500 of DH's 2007 Roth contribution (I was able to make all of mine). I don't think we are going to make it to $4k, but I think I'll be able to squeeze at least another $500 out before April 15.
-Speaking of Roths, I'm just waiting to finish my contribution so I can file my taxes (we qualify for the retirement savings credit). I am literally less than $1000 from claiming the EIC. Anyone know of a way to lower my income???? (legally, of course!!!)
-I am generally pretty non-commercial when it comes to holidays, but I bought the boys a few presents last night when I stopped at Target with my girlfriends. They had board games on sale for $4 and I picked up a few small Thomas trains. So, less than $20...not bad, and I know they will make the boys very happy.
-I also spent over $125 on new clothes in the past week, both maternity and just "larger" clothes to get me through to when I can actually wear maternity without looking like I'm in a tent. My body shape has changed considerably since my last two pregnancies, and all my old maternity clothes are really quite unflattering. I may be pregnant, but I still want to look good Smile
-My sitters (day care provider and my mom) are both taking off for a long weekend, so I'm out of a sitter on Thursday - good news for me, as I justified taking a vacation day from work! Friday we are leaving for my niece's birthday party, than an early Easter celebration with DH's family in Binghamton on Sat. We come home Sunday for a second celebration. I just love the holidays!

4 Responses to “Blurbies”

  1. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    Should have contributed to a deductible IRA this year for your husband or you. And then convert it 2008 (this year for tax purposes).

  2. jodi Says:

    Do you mean a traditional IRA? DH has one and I ran the nmbers to see what putting $1000 there would do (as opposed to putting it in his Roth). It gave us $100 back in taxes, but we still didn't qualify for EIC as our earned income didn't change (only our AGI). Of course, I may be misuderstanding what you mean too Smile Aren't there penalties (or maybe just tax due?) on converting a traditional IRA to a Roth?

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Hey Jodi
    Just checking in on how things are going...I hope all is well!

  4. jodi Says:

    Thanks, Thrifty Ray! Things have been busy, and I've still been exhausted...but your inquiry prompted me to get back on here to post an update Smile I'll add a new blog entry tonight. Hope all is well with you!

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