Emily, I know how rotten it feels to sell nice stuff that you'd rather keep for a pittance In the past, I've had to sell a really nice treadmill for $100 in groceries, not once but TWICE! I never had anything nice of my own until recently, because I always ended up having to sell it.
During that short year where we thought we would not have any more money problems, I acquired some nice RenFaire garb and bellydance costume pieces : I am fighting the impulse to try and sell them, but I might just have to suck it up.
Pumpkin Pie, good luck with telling them what they don't want to hear I really doubt I could cope w/a food service job myself, especially after being in college etc. You've got to be honest with yourself, so kudos for that!
I had to leave work early today, because I guess lack of rest and stress and pregnancy are finally catching up with me. I won't have any more set hours until after the baby comes, and I'm not sure how I feel about that, other than horribly guilty. I like my job, I like my boss, and anyway, it's the only income we have right now aside from child support. :
I wish I could find the enthusiasm to want to bake bread or crochet baby stuff, but I think I trained myself to be apathetic toward those kinds of things while I was training myself to care about work. Just feeling confused and exhausted today...sigh.
Wow this thread moves fast!
Pumpkin Pie: No breaks? Umm...I know you aren't planning to stay, but I'd check your states labor laws. That doesn't sound legal to me. I am sorry you hate it. I completely understand hateing a job. Hope you find something better soon!
AllysonB: Sending positive thoughts your way!!! I hope it all works out for you!
We got approved for food stamps yesterday! I am so relieved!!! We were even given a months worth of prorated funds from the day DH lost his job. The worker told me that once the funds are added to the card they are ours regardless, even if our file is closed & we still have funds on the card we get to use them. Does anyone know if this is true? I don't forsee our file being closed real soon, but I do hope to keep a bit of a reserve on there & don't want to take a chance of loseing it. Now to apply for Medical (we are in CA)
Have you talked to your WIC clinic yet about being a BF peer counselor?
Hooray!! I'm not sure if that is true or not. But I guess if she told you it is, she is the "expert"
Good news and bad news I guess.
I've got all my maternity clothes up for sale.. hoping to get some takers! All my paypal money is going towards Xmas. So I am hoping to sell stuff and start stocking up on Xmas soon! Last year we used our food stamps for Xmas presents... but we were getting a lot back then.
DH only has 2 weeks left on his job contract (seasonal). I am looking forward to him being here on the weekdays, but he hasn't been able to find a replacement job yet. It's getting down to crunch time. :
I think tomorrow or Saturday I will go to the thrift store and try to find some new skirts. I only have 1 or 2 I am rotating right now. I also need to go to the goodwill and get DD some long skirts or something to take on vacation with my parents since it is cold up north I have heard. I will have to find something.