I fall into the "not surprised the carnival is going on as planned" camp. Unless this is a school of maybe 25 students, one non life threatening accident should be cause to cancel or postpone a school event like that.
Wow, that is insane. Please give your mum a hug for me, I cannot understand why your brother treated her so shabbily.
Hugs to you and your family as well. I am so glad you all went and had a good time, to bad your mum didn't join you!
Aww, you poor thing. I know that feeling. Like nothing good lasts cause we don't deserve it... so not true. Life just has its ebbs and flows and we just need to focus on the good stuff and keep on paddling.
That is really too bad you have to give up the nicer neighborhood.
I think your instinct to count your blessings is a very good one. You do have a place to go in a time when so very many do not. That is pretty huge.
We got our tax returns and we are using them to do away with a Sallie Mae loan we've been paying over 15% interest on!!!!! after paying on it for years we still haven't gotten back down to the original loan amount. We were still $300...
No, I do not wish I had saved my virginity for my husband. I had enough bad sex to really appreciate the good stuff when I finally found it. Also I was not nervous or anything and I knew what i was doing too!