Remember that Summer Checklist?
New School for Nichole
Cassie’s 18th Birthday
Darcie’s 23rd Birthday
Nichole’s 15th Birthday
Robbie’s 20th Birthday
Nichole starts HIGH SCHOOL!
- Cassie starts COLLEGE! (Postponed)
Meh….you win some, you lose some!
So, as we bring summer to a close, I can only say that I regret not having more time off work to spend with my kids. Unfortunately, my bills whine louder than my kids, ya know?
Up next, Lianna turns Fo’dee’fo!
Don’t you just love it when everything seems to go wrong at the same time? You never get a rainbow from a shit storm. Those are my words of wisdom for the day.
“You never get a rainbow from a shit storm!” – Lianna Monk
Have you ever sat alone and thought about the past, and thought about the present, and wondered when it all got so hard? We’re weeks away from Christmas, and I feel like crying. This adulting thing is so much harder on single moms than you could ever imagine.
I’m working my ass off, literally. I’m clocking between 70-80 hours a week, at less than $10/hour. I’m paying the bills alone, and it’s killing me. And now, looming just over the horizon, is Christmas. I’ve got kids expecting presents, as they should. How in the world am I supposed to pull extra money out of thin air to afford gifts? I WANT to buy the gifts, but how? My kids are all older, as any of you have already read. I can’t get away with little stuff anymore. How in the world am I gonna pull this off?
Most of the Christmases we’ve celebrated before weren’t just in my court. My first husband always worked, and made pretty good money. When the kids were little, we always made sure they had plenty of gifts, even if they weren’t pricey. After we were divorced, my grandmother helped me so much. Then, I was with my second husband. We didn’t make much money either, but at least we tried. Now….it’s just me.
I’m praying for the strength and wisdom to get through this holiday on my own.