Well, I am a few months late for this post but here we go.
On Thanksgiving day, I started spotting just a little. I immediately freaked out, cried hysterically, and just sat there thinking HOW IS THIS HAPPENING AGAIN?!?! The spotting stopped that day and the following day we had blood work so I would be able to make sure everything was still going okay...well I guess the place we were getting our blood work done at forgot it was the day after Thanksgiving and they were closed. Knowing me, I went to the ER and told them everything. They checked me and as soon as they stopped checking....it started. The cramps, the bleeding, I was having another miscarriage...the day after THANKSGIVING! All of our Hope's and dreams were gone once again. Our hearts were broken once again. We were going to have to start from the beginning once again. This journey has been one of a hell of a ride. We are exploring our options and considering moving on to IVF so that we can genetically test. I still think how can this be? Once, okay but twice?!?! Back to back within 3 months of each other!!!! I just want to thank al of you who have messaged us checking to see how things are going. We do not know when we are starting again or what that will look like but what I can tell you is The Yancy's are not giving up on our little family! We love you all and thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!❤
💥Happy Friday y’all💥
Before Brian & I took Financial Peace University, as a couple we were facing different struggles as a couple; especially with our finances. We felt like we were drowning in debt. 😪 We were definitely living outside of our means. Didn’t have a solid budget that we stuck too😫
We have a budget that has been working pretty well so far, we are on month 3 of using the allocation money sheet & it’s been awesome! We usually have extra money that can go towards our debt snowball. 🥳
We don’t argue about money anymore & how things are getting paid because we tell our money where to go.✅
We are knocking out debt faster than we have anticipated! As of Dec 8th one of our credit cards was at $4,534 and now we are currently at $1,700!!🎉 It takes a ton of gazelle intensity but it extremely worth it☺️
Brian & I don’t feel like we are drowning, we feel excited for the future. Seeing our debt shrink with every paycheck and seeing our monthly totals gives us hope!👍🏽😊
Made a start on this in my studio to end a Friday. Just to remind me! Have a good one ✌️
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I have little plans for this one. And I’m going to try and focus more on glaze this year and developing my own. It saves on money and gives more freedom on being able to change the flow or stability of a glaze which changes the outlook a lot. There are many components to glaze, but the most important is that it is basically melted glass. But by adding different materials, you get different colors. Like cobalt carb makes blue, but the amount added changes how dark or light of a blue. Also, the base recipe affects how that blue turns out, whether opaque or translucent. And if I am putting it on a piece that comes in contact with food, I have to make sure it is food safe, so I do tests for that. This is why it takes years to develop glazes, even if you have good recipes. Plus, glazes react different in different kilns, firing speeds, and more. So as I develop and try glazes, I will let you all in on the process. It is not easy or simple and I find to be the hardest part. #pottery#momlife#workingmom#businesswoman#etsy#experiment#glaze#tryingnewthings#longroad#pittsburgh#pittsburghartist#chemistry#potterywheel#recipes#hard#igotthis
So... y’all getting sick of my bad news yet? I AM!! 😆 I went to the dr yesterday to get my stitches out... SURPRISE!They’re still in. 🙄 They might come out next week, or maybe not till the next. Although the infection is gone (yay), the incision isn’t looking so good. And... that’s not the worst news. I didn’t say anything when I found out, tbh I’m still trying to come to terms with it. When they did my emergency surgery 3 weeks ago, to clean out the infection and remove any contaminated and dead tissue, they had to remove OVER 50% of my Achilles’ tendon because it had completely died. 😭 So now I’m a super high risk for re-rupture and am supposed to be doing basically nothing (hence the wheelchair), and I’m going to be behind in my recovery by at least a month. AND (here’s the “kicker”) more than likely, I won’t be able to get enough strength and power from less than half a tendon, and so, I’ll be looking at surgery number 4 in a few months. They will take the tendon from my big toe and graft it in with the Achilles. So... for all those who’ve been asking, that’s where I’m at. 2019 isn’t looking like the fresh start I was hoping for. Lol. (There wasn’t a lot of tendon left for them to work with. So it’s very short and so super tight. That’s why it looks a little deformed. 😆) Trying to stay positive. I started a gratitude journal and I highly recommend that when you’re going through a tough time!