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Monday, November 30, 2009

Thank God, It's Almost Over!

Can I just say how glad I am that this month is just about over?? I mean, seriously, this has been like the WORST month ever!

Why, you ask?

Okay, first there was the sinus infection. That wasn't pleasant. Then it was the strep throat. I am having some major neck and shoulder issues from being at the computer all day long, too. It's all making me feel very, very old. Then there was the three-day-car-repair extravaganza. Did I not blog about that one? Frank's van broke down two weeks ago and we thought it was merely a broken belt which would have been a quick fix. But this is us that we are dealing with and so of course it wasn't just that. We have AAA which we could have used to get the car towed to our house but the registration wasn't up to date and so we had to take care of that BEFORE we could tow the car. Once that got resolved, it was the next day, and we find out that it is not just the belt but also the water pump. Poor Frank worked like a fiend for a total of three days because numerous obstacles kept coming up.

Now add to all of that that as of this posting, he has been out of work for a little over two weeks. The savings are all gone. I'm still unemployed, my birthday is in two days and Christmas is around the corner. How much is my birthday going to suck? A WHOLE LOT!! I don't ever want to do much to begin with, but I do appreciate not having to cook on my special day (or at least have something better than Burger King!). I haven't begun to Christmas shop because there is no money and I am just ready to be done.

Then there was losing Collette. I was sitting at church today and I just sobbed the entire time that the music played because she was on my mind and all I could think was that she was up in heaven now, hopefully watching over us, and know how much we miss her. I lost two amazing women this year and I just can't seem to wrap my heart around it and not be so sad.

And then there was the computer crashing. Oh, it's up and running and all that but it's still not quite right. I'm going to try and get some more work done on it again this week to tweak all of the programs that are still acting a little floopy and it's made my life a little more complicated.

Oh, and did I mention that I heard Nick calling his girlfriend's mom "mom"? I mean, why not just get a rusty carving knife that just cut up some raw chicken and stab me in the heart!! Honestly, I died a little bit when I heard him say it!

So be GONE November! I am so done with you!! I just want, no NEED some good news!

*Today's Examiner.com article is on educational programs at the park. You can read it HERE. Thanks!*

8 comments:

Nani said...

oh friend - sorry things are going so wrong - sending prayers your way-

Lola said...

Oh criminy! I think we're pretty close as far as bad times.

I also haven't bought a single Christmas gift and I have no money to buy any and I know I won't have any money in December, unless some falls from the sky or something. The budget is just too tight since my partner didn't get that job and her client has been cutting her hours. We were counting on her working Thanksgiving for $100 bucks (that's usually what the client pays for holidays), but the client didn't want her to work, so not only did we got get that extra money, we lost money because she didn't work a day.

On top of the broken dishwasher, we now have a broken oven and I need to get real creative with what little is left in my freezer. Whatever it is has to be able to be cooked in the crockpot or on the stovetop.

Anastasia's birthday is on the 17th and I won't have any money for a gift or dinner out.

We're in the same boat, it would be nice if it would stop sinking, wouldn't it?

FishHawk said...

Consider this to be an electronic hug. I am sorry that I cannot do more than understand. I do know the One who can do something, and I hope He will.

PJ said...

here is a big cyber hug for you my friend and hopes that december will be much much better. ((((((((((((stace))))))))))))

A Lil Enchanted said...

That is a lot to deal with in one month. I'm glad you got the car and computer fixed.... and I hope that December brings some much better surprises your way.

Christmas is always hard financially and it seems that every year it just gets worse instead of better... I now dread seeing it coming... I used to love it so much.

A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

jenn said...

That sucks. (((hugs)))

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Hope that December will be much better! There are so many ways to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas season without spending alot of money! We have our families and our homes and our friends ~ the possibilities are endless!

Frugal Vicki said...

Oh gosh!!! I was reading with what my hubby calls my "sad look", and then at the mom part I gasped. HOWEVER! I remember calling my boyfriends mom that in high school simply to impress him...not that she was that special to me. NOW....I hope hope hope you don't take this wrong, because you are NOT that much older than me...but when my hubby asked who I was gasping over, I told him you. (he knows about examiner) and he goes "the one you think of like your second mom?" And BTW, YES, this is a compliment.

I am praying hard for you tonight. You are such a wonderful woman that deserves a billion and one breaks. But God must think an awful lot of you if He knows you can make it through this month a better person.
I know it is hard. We REALLY struggle about now every year, and we live paycheck to paycheck. Only reason I say that is because I know it helps to feel less alone.