When I turned 21 in April, I lost my medical card. Fortunately, the only medication I am on regularly is my depo shot. Now, I have to pay out of pocket for my shot and I was worried it would be expensive. The shot itself costs $50 and the office visit for the PA to give it to me is another $25. Thank god, that when I called the pharmacy to fill my prescription, I let them know that I had no insurance. They gave me a discount which brought my shot down to $25. That makes things a lot easier on me. That’s $200 a year to remain baby-free. I was worried I would have to start looking to web sites like http://www.shoppharmacycounter.com/t-phentermine.aspx for my prescriptions. Since I have no job and the focus of my mother and boyfriend is that I continue to be baby-free, they will be paying for it.
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I’ve been looking for cute tops. I have a ton of pants but I need new shirts since I’ve lost enough weight that some of my old clothes look big on me. I’ve inherited enough jeans from my mom to help me out until I make it to at least size 12 (size 18 now). Some of the tops I got from her are not things I would wear. So, I’ve been looking for stores that sell womens fashion clothing online so that I can grab a few girly tops since my lounge clothes are mostly shirts that I share with Andrew. I’ve found plenty of things that I like that are too expensive and then I’ve found cheap clothes that I don’t like. Go figure. :\
Thank god, my mom does my taxes. Seriously, I’m not sure how I’d even begin to go about that. Since, I don’t have an income, my mom mainly does it as a part of her since I qualify as a dependent since I am a full time student. Without her, I’d probably have to call a raleigh accounting firm to give me tax assistance. I can only imagine how much they would charge to do it for me. Being an adult sucks.
Before Mother’s Day I had come up with an idea to get my mom a spa package for the occasion. When we mentioned to her that we had a gift in mind, she decided that she wanted a new necklace with all of our pictures on it. Since, it wasn’t a bad idea we went with it. However, we wanted something to be able to give her for Mother’s Day as getting the necklace would take some time. My brother wanted to get her chocolate covered strawberries but we’ll bet that she’ll eat them all and since she’s on a diet, it wasn’t a good idea. I wanted to get an edible bouquet flower arrangement but we don’t have one of those locations around here. Instead, we got her a card, made her dinner and enjoyed a Happy Mother’s Day.
While blog surfing, like I always do, I came across Dez‘s blog post entitled “College Fund“. It got me thinking that while I want a baby, I KNOW that I need to wait. Why? I refuse to struggle the same way my mother did because my father left her 16 and pregnant1. While my mom worked her ass off to support and provide for us, we still didn’t live as great as either of us would have hoped. She tried her best, though, and I thank her every day for it. Even though, we were poor, we never went without and my mother and grandmother always got us everything we wanted for Christmas and birthdays no matter what. She definitely tried her best.
If I have learned nothing else in life, I can pride myself on knowing that I am too young and no where near financially stable to have a baby. I want to own a house, already with additional bedrooms for my growing family. I want a stable job, for both Andrew and I, providing benefits for my entire family. Since Andrew, as of right now, doesn’t want kids, I want to KNOW he’ll be around before even committing to the idea. I won’t have my child growing up with a missing parent. I want everything the baby needs from birth to 1 year, at least, before my baby shower. My child will have a college fund as well. Since there is no need for first communion gifts and I hope to have as much as possible beforehand, I will just ask for donations to the fund.
- I kid you not. ↩