I took Tobias to the vet this morning. The poor guy has horrible allergies and keeps scratching himself to the point that he bleeds, and he's also been constantly shaking his head from an ear infection that he got from the allergies. He got some antibiotics for his scratches and medicine for his ears, so he should be like new in no time. The best part of my day was when the veterinarian came in and said, "Tobias. Was he by any chance named after that character from Arrested Development?" I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT! Tobias is now a patient for life.
I also went shopping today. Gap had a 30% off coupon so I stocked up on work clothes for Charlie and myself. Then I headed over to the Container Store and got a lot of containers to organize our pantry and books for my kids, and the best part is that I get 15% off of everything I buy for being a teacher! Finally, I went over to Border's. They're closing a store right by my house so everything is on sale. Since I had originally planned to teach in the very early elementary grades, I only have children's books for my kids to read, so I stocked up on a ton of chapter books for my older kiddos and got them all for 40% off. I feel pretty good about my money saving skills today.
I spent the rest of the evening cleaning and organizing. I feel a lot better than I did yesterday evening. Mostly because I just booked my flight to visit Charlie in New York! I almost booked it right before he left, buy I'm glad I waited because the exact same flights were almost $300 less today. It's still almost two weeks away, but at least I know when I'll be seeing him again. I absolutely hated not knowing when he was coming back home. I'm staying for four days, and I'm so excited for my first trip to NYC! It really comes in handy to only be obligated to work three days out of the week during times like these.