Friday, July 31, 2009

an opportunity???

Well when it rains it pours. I have somehow broke off a peice of a back tooth. I don't have many teeth left. Years of drug abuse will do that to your teeth. Anyway....it doesn't hurt, yet! So I can be thankful for that. I don't even know if I have enough money in my HSA to cover this. I am trying real hard to maintain, not freak out. I feel a freakout coming on though...lol. I better laugh ot I'll cry....laughing is better.

I am still up in the air with the garnishment. I have even lost hope that that will turn out fair. The man helping me at the local level won't return my calls. I am just going to have to get used to the fact that this will happen and make the needed adjustments. I am thinking maybe I should move in with my daughter for like 6 months to try to pay it off quick. But then again, I love and LIKE my daughter, but living together could ruin all that. I like my space. I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut. Why I would ever tell them what to do is beyond me ( since I am doing such a bang up job with my own life....kookoo ) I don't know. I have even been to scared to sit down and figure up the numbers. I have got a lead on a 3rd job. Another elder care thing. They want someone 5 days a week, a couple hours a day. That would be good. I could do it. I'd be busy, but I could do it. Less time for mindless eating. I am still taking care of my other gentleman. 92 years old and still sharp as a tack. My son said he'd not moving out till I get this all taken care of. I have such great kids. I could go on and on about how great my kids are. The relationship I have with my kids is the most precious thing in all the world to me.

So I have been eating alot. I have just tried to go with the mind set of....do as little damage as possible. I haven't eaten anything horrible, just eating lots. I have been piggy out on cherries all morning. I might live to regret that.....lol Still walking....ever walking!

I am cutting myself some slack. I am so fearful, still! I am trying to have faith, and I do. I know things will work out. I just hate to have my "boat rocked". I am going to be forced to make changes I should have made a long time ago really. I am going to have to really tighten up. I am no good at it......but I better get that way.....with a quickness!!

Oh goodie.....another opportunity too grow! Damn it. Well I am off to see if I can afford to go to the dentist. Wish me luck! If not, soon I will look like those men on that Bitter Beer commerical. Sad, but true.

Have a good weekend...keep the mood and the food real.....remember what's really important.

17 comments:

  1. Talk about stress!!!
    I hear you on the tooth.
    "hugs" hopefully everything will have a way of working out for you.

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  2. Hang in there, Dana. Great kids and another job prospect are what can get you through this and then you'll be done with it. Keep us posted.

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  3. Just keep doing the best that you can - which is AMAZING by the way. The things that you've overcome in your life lead me to know that you can get through this - whatever this might turn out to be.

    What great kids you've got!

    Keep the faith. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. The solutions/answers will come.

    hugs

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  4. Got to love those growing opportunities. Sorry that you are having to go through all this. I really hope that things will start falling into place for you!

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  5. Oh great, another "growing opportunity" - I have such a love/hate relationship with them - love 'em when I'm done, but hate 'em while I'm going through them!

    Can I just say that your son is great? How wonderful that he is willing to help you out!

    Crossing my fingers for you that everything works out well for you...next week has gotta be better, right?!?

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  6. Oh boy you are having your share of troubles, I hope you get sorted with a dentist. I am glad your son is staying to help out. I have not heard of a Garnishment before, but I hope you can get it sorted in a fair way for yourself. I am always impressed at the American work ethic, holding down three jobs would wipe me out!!

    All Power to You,

    hugs

    Sheilagh

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  7. In the midst of such stress, I always say if I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.

    Sorry to hear of all your worries. I have dental issues too and am scared to call the dentist. GAH!

    ((HUGS))

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  8. That's a lot of stress and boat-rocking. Take care of yourself... and please don't let crappy food be your safety net.

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  9. Hang in there Dana, hope you can find the money to get your tooth fixed. I know about cutting the budget stuff I did that back in March right after the company I work for was sold. It was tough but I realized there was plenty that could be cut and it all turned out ok. Way to go on the walking hopefully that will help a little with the stress. Watch those cherries or you'll be in the bathroom lol. *hugs*

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  10. Oh my, as if things aren't hard enough, eh? Your kids are lovely and I hope the solutions will come to you soon about what to do.

    Have faith.

    (((hugs)))

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  11. Have you contacted a labor attorney? It might be cheaper than having your wages garnished, but I'm no expert. Couldn't hurt to have a free consult?

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  12. I moved in with my sister once and took almost a year off. It was a
    much needed Sabbatical. The conditions were not perfect. But it was offered as a loving gesture. Turns out it saved my life!
    And, twins that we are, my back tooth broke, too!

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  13. Gah, I'm so sorry that you're dealing with all this stress! Medical (or dental) issues and money are the worst!! I hope things smooth out for you soon, and don't forget to be nice to yourself during these trying times. :-(

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  14. (((hugs)))

    I like what you say at the end, "Another opportunity to grow." Sometimes I wish that we'd stop getting hit with Miracle Grow, you know?

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  15. Wow Dana! That is a lot of things to deal with. Just remember to be kind to yourself. Get some rest hon *hugs*

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  16. *wraps you in a huge blanket of love* no freaking out ok? :P im sending you some british love. its best kind stops all kinds of shit.

    sorry to hear about the tooth. pretty sucky! goodluck with the dentist. i do love that you have such a great relationships with your kids. thats so good to hear.

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  17. That's a lot of stress going on. Deep breath & say the Serenity Prayer. It will all work out in the end. Just stay focused on the things you do have control over and deal with the rest as it comes at you.

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