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In need of encouraging words :(


Friday, March 09, 2012

They say when life gets you down reach out and people will reach back. I am not so sure anymore. My weight loss life is going great. Family is healthy, but every thing else is falling apart.
My husbands job changed 2 years ago and we were forced to leave our house, can we go bankrupt while already bankrupt? I feel as though we are. It is not getting any easier, the harder we work the more steps backwards we take. It just does not seem fair. I have applied for all kinds of jobs and had no luck. My van is a 1999 and has over 300,000km on it, it has no electrical units working in it-so no gas gage, speedometer etc... yesterday the water pump when on it. My husband and I went to pick it up and on the way home I get a flat tire on the other car. So flat that as soon as I put air in-it runs out! :(

Next week is March break. It should be called March broke. I have one 9 year old son and am looking for ways to keep him entertained without going to far from home. I know we can bake and make home made pizza. But I am not sure what else we can do. We can not afford tv either. I guess I am tired of life feeding me lemons-its time for a break. I am hoping for a winning lottery ticket. More like praying for one. Oh yeah, did I mention the hot water heater gets blown out every time in windy? Its windy now and has been for the last 3 days. I am in need of a hot bath. Sometimes bubbles cure every thing.
Feeling very over whelmed.
Julie
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PIXIEMOM13 3/9/2012 4:06PM

    I wish I had some good advice (although it looks like you've gotten some great ideas...and as a librarian I can say the library does have lots to offer folks!) :D

I hope things get better for you soon. emoticon

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SHIRLANGEL 3/9/2012 3:14PM

    It's good to have a place to vent. I am so sorry that you're having a rough time. I hope and pray that things start looking up for you and your family. You are definitely overdue for some good things to come your way and I hope they get there quickly. emoticon emoticon

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IRISHBEANERGAL 3/9/2012 2:58PM

    I have an 11 yr old daughter.. and absolutely NO budget as well.

Things to do:

Go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt - walk around and find something that starts with every letter of the alphabet. Bring along a pen and paper to write them all down.

Library - free entertainment - internet too, so you can check out other free things to do

Take turns reading to each other - I love listening to my daughter read. We make funny voices for each of the characters.

Play pictionary together.. you don't need the game - just set a timer and have him draw something for you to guess. Then switch.

Volunteer to help someone who needs help-- you will feel good, and your son will learn about helping others.

If you belong to a church, ask them for activities available during the week. Also your local YMCA might have some freebies planned for the week. Parks/Recreation department, and boys/girls clubs. (Realizing that these things might need gas money to get there - but you can call and find out if it works for you.

Just a few things. My daughter and I like to give each other "make overs" but I'm guessing your son might not be interested lol. He will just enjoy the ATTENTION - let him come up with some ideas. Another thing I do is give my daughter a budget (last time we did this it was $4 bucks) and have her "plan" the day- we ended up walking around town, playing scavenger hunt, stopping at mcdonalds and SPLITTING a hamburger (her idea) and then stopped at a grocery store and bought a few items to make a healthy lunch. The important thing was she got to choose how to do it - which was what was cool to her. I would have never thought that was such a big deal. But she still tells people about it.

I will keep good thoughts - I hope you feel a bit of relief soon. And a side note: how about later in the evening you get to have some "mom only" time while dad takes kiddo and you can curl up with a good book, (or whatever you prefer) and refocus a bit for yourself.

I'm sorry things are so tough. On the upside - you're doing great in weight loss and your family is healthy. No small feat! Hang in there.

~Irish

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CARRKM 3/9/2012 2:34PM

  You truly do sound like you need a break. I'm so sorry for your situation. I just said a prayer for you. I hope you can find a way to enjoy your week with your son. You can always go on a walk, or throw a ball around, or visit the library to check out a book or play on the computer. My son (13) just likes being with me - he doesn't care what we do (or don't do).

I know it feels like nothing will ever change or get better - but it will! emoticon

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CHEETARA79 3/9/2012 2:31PM

    Take your son to the library! You can get books, music CDs or DVDs. Plus they might have a story time thing for him to attend. You could find a kids craft book and do some crafts with household objects (egg carton, paper towel roll, etc.)

I'm sorry to hear you're having such a tough time. *HUGS*

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MCHULIE1 3/9/2012 2:27PM

    i do not expect any one to reply-no one ever does-but at least I can vent on here!

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