Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Feeling better

It has been two weeks since my lid flew across the room.  One week ago it almost did again but hubby caught it and put it back on.  I am feeling better.

Marriage is something you have to work on.  We all know it has it's up and downs.  We have been on a bit of a down lately.  It is time to change that and bring it back up to an up.  I have just been stumbling along alone for a month or two. I expected hubby to help, but I never really asked him to.  He is clueless and didn't realize I was stumbling and needed support as not to fall.  It is hard supporting a household on what I make a     month.  My check doesn't even cover the mortgage at this time.   (It would if I was at 40 hours but I am at 36 hr a week- partially from economy and partially from his college classes so we don't need to pay for daycare for B.)  We do live paycheck to paycheck like many others of you.

We are in the process of de-cluttering our house which is a positive thing. I have been at my job six years and I don't know if I want to be there another six.  It might be time to start working on a future plan.

Today I am feeling grateful:

While I may not have lots of cash for Christmas, the bills are current.
My family is healthy and my boys are happy and everyone is fed.
I have a job to whine about.
My hubby is staying on the Deans List in school.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


So it seems this blog has turned from a weight loss blog into a complaint blog.  GRRRRR  I dislike that but I just don't give a flying fig about my weight right now.  I know that is the wrong attitude to have but it is what it is. Right now going to work, paying bills, and functioning is my priority. Usually I can put a lid on the simmering pot that is my stress level.  Lately it has been boiling over.  Sunday afternoon the damn lid flew across the room when I got home from work and saw the "presents" (@@) that were waiting for me to clean.  It took me a while of stomping and storming to myself to find the lid to put it back on the pot.  Right now this second it is quietly simmering but I know the littlest thing could cause a boil.  I am off today and trying to suck up all the relaxing thoughts I can.

Technically I HAVE to go to Publix.  Normally I love the grocery store- especially when I have money to spend. However at work yesterday some kind of sickness attacked me and I just want to sleep. I have some coupons for free stuff that expire today so I HAVE to go. If I am lucky I might be able to snag a quick nap when hubby gets home from school.  Depends on his mood and mine.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Any 2nd grade teachers out there?

7 am wake up call from A's teacher. He got all E's on his report card from her but she still wanted a parent teacher conference and had her negative comments still. (unorganized, not on task, blah blah) I left her a message Friday saying how frustrating it is for her to give him E's yet still put down negative stuff. 

It seems the problem is his handwriting (I know she doesn't like- she fore
ver dings him on it.) and his actual writing. As in writing a paper or writing the daily sentences that they do. They get 2 sentences a day and then are tested on 3 of them on Friday. The answers are given to them (which 3 will be chosen) and his scores on that jump around a lot.

Other then sitting him down to write sentences (which would be 100% pure torture to him) I don't have the slightest idea how to fix this. Any suggestions?