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One empowered woman's struggle against the world
Wednesday February 20th 2019

Labor Day 2010

mom says

I am so annoyed.  I have this weird kind of writer’s block or typer’s block is more like it.  I will be sitting watching a movie or reading an article or playing a game and a post forms in my head or the idea for one forms.  I stop what I am doing and open up my editor to type and draw a complete and utter blank.  I am amazed I made it this far into this post.  It is like the story is in my head and just doesn’t want to be on paper.

My sleeping is still messed up.  I am awake all night and fall asleep around 9am and wake around 3:30pm.  Now in the whole grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter since I can write at any hour and the kids are all in school during the day time.  However, on the weekends and days the kids don’t have school it is a problem.  I need to get my sleep back on schedule.

Once I finally got up I did some work on the website.  I wrote all these post and set them to private so they couldn’t be read until I was ready to post them but for some reason I change them to public but they aren’t showing up.  I spent a great deal of the day trying to sort that out.  Still don’t have it fixed or figured out but I will get there.

Today is Labor Day in the US and the kids didn’t have school so they have been around.  Two of the boys were with their dad this weekend so they didn’t get here till 6pm.  I have a great relationship with their dad in general and we talk and discuss things and work things out when it is needed.  I do have concerns sometimes that I should be careful what I say as I don’t want him to get the idea that he could sue for custody and win.  Turns out that it doesn’t matter what I don’t say because the boys go ahead and tell him anyways.  I have never asked them not to or to keep anything that goes on in our house a secret or anything so not really a big deal.  I just know that I am not in the best financial situation and there is an element of fear that it could be used against me in court.

The good news is that element of fear will soon be alleviated.  I have been out of work for 3 years and I have managed to make ends meet and get bills paid and food on the table but it has been a struggle at times.  I am at the point where all my savings have run out and the unemployment has been exhausted for months so I am literally living check to check.  I bring in more than I have to pay out but it is only a tiny bit more and trying to feed 4 boys on a tiny bit has been interesting and stressful.  Now though the light at the end of the tunnel is visible.  My car pays off in October and that tiny bit that is left over will now be a lot.

So if what was it that I told my kids that they then told their dad?  Well I told them for the next two weeks all they were getting was soup and sandwiches to eat.  That really won’t be the case but I can’t seem to impress upon them how serious the financial situation has become.  They love to eat and they do eat and they eat everything so I figured if I put in terms of food maybe they would grasp the severity.  See I go shopping and I budget and plan carefully to make sure that the money left over covers the food bill for the month.  I bring the food home and they want to eat all in the first few days…ugh.  This mandate of soup and sandwiches was to try to stop that behavior for the next two months until the car is paid off.

Anyhow their dad is fine I guess.  He didn’t say anything negative so I think he is fine.  He did mention a possible new job promotion and if he got the promotion it would be a great deal of more money.  He said he would increase the child support by 100 dollars at least…he was kidding.  He has always taken care of our kids financially and if he were to get this promotion he would easily without even asking make sure that his kids were taken care of.  The good thing is come November it won’t matter because I will back into a financial position to make ends meet and even be able to save a little each month.

Not much else happened today.  I told myself that I was going to clean the living room, which really is the kids living room as I don’t use it, but I didn’t do it.  I started to then got annoyed that I was picking up their stuff.  I left it as is and tomorrow after school they will be cleaning it up thoroughly.  I need to set up their chores which I am behind on doing along with a list of other things.

Well that is all for today…tomorrow I will be back with more.  I have to run errands tomorrow and try to get the kids to their dental cleanings.  Their dad normally takes care of the dental stuff but it was scheduled months ago and now he has a commitment at the same time that he can’t get out of so mom to the rescue.  Unfortunately I too have a commitment that I can’t get out of but it should be done in time…fingers crossed.  If we have to cancel it is like a 6 month wait to get another appointment.

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