Geez–I’ve been referred to as Miz Thang…and impressed upon to write an update. OK! Ok!!! LOL
What is up with me. Hmm…It’s 07/07/07. I hope today is lucky for someone.
I have been laying low the last few days. I am in that “psycho pocket” of days before my period so trying not to hurt anyone’s feelings or get mine hurt too badly. Basically just been concentrating on getting through the days because I am definitely in a slump, probably because of “the hormonees”. The Prozac I started taking, “that no work” for “the hormonees” (I’m pulling an Aunt Voola there…)
We are so unbelievably broke, which is the norm these days. Hubby worked a crapload of overtime over the last pay period. We get our paystub on Thursday and find that he was paid for a straight 80 — that’s 2 40 hour weeks — so he is missing 22 hours of overtime, 5 days of travel expense pay, and a 10% wage differential for working night shift. It adds up to about $1450 of much needed fundage. We will probably not get it until the next paycheck. This is bad — he did that overtime for a reason — we have bills that need paid and we are supposed to be leaving for Tennessee on Thursday for 6 days; and also leaving the kids with my mom and sister for a few days after that — need to leave some money for them too.
Hubby’s boss is going to bat for him and trying to get them to cut an off cycle check…this is very rare and I think it’s probably not going to happen. The boss says he would be willing to give us the money and then we could pay him back when we do get the money from the company. I am not all that comfortable with that. My sister said not to do that, to let her give us the money, but I don’t think she realizes its $1400. LOL. We may just borrow the money for traveling from her. The bills are just going to have to wait. All we have money for right now is our house payment and food and gas. Nice, huh? We just are behind and I wanted to catch up before things got bad. Oh well. This is going to be the story of our life until Lola is in school and I can work again, full time. I love this country and how hard it is for a family to make it on one income. Capitalist Prick Bastards. My husband actually makes a respectable wage, it’s just so damned expensive to LIVE. We could make it just fine, but we don’t want to live so damned frugal that the kids miss out on stuff. If we had more discipline I’m sure we wouldn’t be having these problems. We were doing ok before I got all down after Lola was born. Hubby has passed on a lot of overtime over the last couple of years because I just needed him to come home and relieve me from the kids, etc. because I was feeling so horrible.
I have also overspent many, many times out of depression or on a manic spree. He has been so patient with me. His argument is what I consider a “manic spending spree” is the normal lady’s “just picked up a few things at the store”. I know that I feel like if I spend $75 on myself or the kids that wasn’t planned I beat myself up about it. MY thing is that we don’t HAVE $75 extra to spend, I shouldn’t have spent it on stuff for me…I have enough clothes, I have shoes, there is no reason for me to buy anything new. The kids often have enough too…Lola is constantly growing so I do need things for her but I overspend when I do go and get her things. I can go to Barnes & Noble with the kids and spend $60 easily. I know, go to the library…right? I do…sometimes we collect a book series, etc., and I buy them…oh well, I suck…I already know.
The weather has been beautiful, but I haven’t been going out much. Which is really sad because Lola should be outside more. I’m just low energy and chasing her wears me out. She always wants to go on Princess’s trampoline (aka “the bing-a-bing”) and it is horrible for my back and joints. I do go out there some, but not as much as SHE wants to!
Other than that, I am really looking forward to going to Tennessee and being with my family for a few days. All the Harry Potter fans in the family will be trekking down to Nashville (4 hour drive) to see the new movie in the IMAX 3D. I am geeked about that. We are going to go out on the jetskis, and do a few other things like that. I am really looking forward to it. My sister, niece and I will work on plans for the niece’s wedding shower and wedding. I’m the maid of honor so I have a lot of things I need to be doing for this.
Then, we will be coming home on Tuesday the 17th and will be child free (!!!) until the following weekend — the weekend that Deathly Hallows comes out. I am kind of hoping that Hubby will drive down to meet my sister in Cincinnati and get the kids on his own so I can read my book in peace. Wouldn’t that be nice? 🙂 But I am also going to enjoy having Hubby to myself for what, 4 or 5 whole days? We haven’t had more than 6 or so hours alone in YEARS!!! 😛 Surprisingly, although I am looking forward to making love a WHOLE bunch, the things I’m really looking forward to are playing cards, going out wherever we want to go, talking about whatever we want, watching the TV and whatever we want on it, going on walks, candlelit dinners, etc. But the playing cards I’m really geeked about. Can’t do that with a little toddler crawling all over you and the table…and once she goes to bed we’re too tired to play cards. So it will be nice. I love games.
Anyway…the highlight of the whole 4 or 5 days alone will be him going with me to Walmart in the middle of the night to get Deathly Hallows. I won’t have to go alone because we can’t leave the kids unsupervised — we can go together and not worry!! I’m sure this is exactly what he is looking forward to the most (yeah, right).
Deathly Hallows looms hugely in my conscious mind and I really don’t have a lot of other subjects that I want to think about. I have been waiting a long time for this book and can’t seem to concentrate on anything. I’m rereading the books AGAIN — I’m almost finished with Goblet of Fire…I want to be able to pick up DH and seamlessly pick up the thread of the story…I am going to really savor this. I’m going to stock up on my favorite snacks, make a cozy little nest on my bed and only get up to go to the bathroom or take a shower!!! YAY no kids to distract me — ah the heaven!!!
So that is all that is going on. Nothing major…I’m sure you’re bored to death. But YOU asked for it — you know who you are.