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Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'll rise

I went camping this weekend with Alex and Daniel. It was a Scout thing, and although it was horribly cold and windy and at times downright miserable, the boys had a great time and we survived the weekend with very few serious issues for the amount of kids that we had with us.

While we were there and I was basically unplugged from the world, it gave me a break from thinking a whole heck of a lot.  But now that we're back and the clothes are unpacked and the laundry is (almost) done, it's back to reality.

Things are piling up again, and my plate is full - and like I mentioned on my facebook page, it's not full of chocolate.

~The Dude is facing what will most likely be major surgery on his shoulder, and right now he is miserable - and I can't do anything to help. He's not working, but there are still bills to be paid on his end.
~We are still looking to move as soon as we can, but of course, that takes money - lots of money - whether we decide to rent or buy.
~It appears that my van needs to have some work done on it. Like, now. I probably shouldn't be driving it, but I don't have much of a choice.

Needless to say, all of that adds to my normally stressful and chaotic life. I actually spoke to my boss last week and she gave me a few additional hours this week so that will help financially. I've all but cut out any frivolous spending on my end in order to save as much money as possible so that we can get through all of this stuff, and I'm looking into some other opportunities to make money that I've known about but ignored up until now.

Bottom line is this: no matter what happens, we're going to get through all of the BS. Even though right now I feel not only like my plate is full, but that I've been smacked upside the head with it - things are going to fall into place and we're going to survive. The Dude will get his shoulder fixed and be back to 100% soon, we'll get moved into a new fabulous wonderful place, and my van will be roadworthy again.

It might not happen today or tomorrow or next week - but I know that we are going to get through it.


  1. Times like these are SO hard amy!! I really feel for you guys...Did I miss what the Dude did to his shoulder? Whatever it was I hope it is fixed (and healed) quickly!
    You will come through with flying colors, but sometimes it's hard to look up and see that an end will be in sight!
    I hope you consider monetizing your blog-people enjoy it, it gets hits anyway so why not be upfront about it and just "do it" (in my Arnold Schwarzeneger voice)
    Whatever and however you manage, I know you WILL manage..prayers and good thoughts to you all!

  2. My thoughts are with The Dude, and you during this time.
    The struggle makes the rewards all the better.

    I know we both know that.


  3. Praying for peace, strength, and healing for you and The Dude. Hang in there!


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