Originally Posted by mrskennedy
We don't even concern ourselves with "made in China." It'd just be one thing too many for *ME*, since DH wouldn't give a damn. And I can't handle that right now. So DS plays with all kinds of miracle plastic toys that light up, make noise, etc. And I feel a bit bad about it, but not bad enough to fix it. And not "convicted" enough to spend the energy or the money replacing anything. Like so many other things in my life...
: Right now I'm focusing on getting well. I'm not sick, but I've had chronic joint pain for over 10 years now and it HAS to STOP! That and the trouble I'd had sleeping are ruining my life. It's amazing when I get up before noon, go to bed before 4:00 AM, and actually eat one healthy meal each day--usually less. It's amazing... B/c it NEVER happens.
We have taken away the ones that have been recalled, of course.. but I just cannot afford to replace all our plastic with wood. (which has been on the danger list as well!
Besides, my little girls love their Little People.
I've been lurking. I admit it. Sometimes I see so much camaraderie in here that I almost feel out of place. Weird right?
I'm kind of bummed out about this upcoming holiday. Usually we have a tiny bit more wiggle room than we have. I am lucky that my kids will have one gift a piece, and I hope they like it. But I wish I could do so much more.
I can't even afford to buy stocking stuffers. Even dollar store finds add up quickly at $1 a piece. Gosh.. I wish I were that person that saw a dollar as an awesome deal. I see things at the dollar store as, "Ya but, it costs a DOLLAR!
Do we really
My car situation is starting to wear on me as well. Two month ago we were okay. We were going to trade this POS car in and get a minivan when we found one. We have to do LOW monthly payments. No higher than 150 a month. I just can't afford anything higher and honestly... that means we have zero to actually play with a month at all. We didn't have to rush to buy a car because I only had my oldest on weekends. Well, now I have her fulltime. My car is full now. Let alone in February. We won't be able to leave the house as a family then at all.
And yet because of the added cost of her fulltime I'm not sure I can afford to buy a minivan right now! Gah. I wish public transportation were an option but aside from city travel, it doesn't go where I need it to go. I'm lucky that if we needed a bus, we do have one. For stores and whatnot. But I need it to travel to help with drop offs/pick ups with my oldest, doctor appointments that are 45 mins away, and my hospital I'm birthing at.
Anyone have a minivan they'll sell me for a dollar?
My 4 yo passed her hearing evaluation Monday so I'm happy about that. She failed the one before it, so we were worried. Now I just have to get through the next two weeks of OT and speech evals. (She's being seen by early intervention for possible Sensory Integration Disorder, and PDD-NOS) The whole process has me stressed out. I don't deal with other people and social situations well, so the whole "professional" scene makes me uncomfortable.
The pesticide people are coming to spray our apartment again. They come every 2 weeks to spray. They cover my things with white residue, and I spend days washing my kids toys before they can play with them. It depresses me. I wish my home could look nice, but I can't even hang anything up or take clothes out of garbage bags because I'll just have to bag it all up again in 2 weeks when they come spray again. Its been 6 months of living this way. I'm so tired of it.
I am thankful for my children.
I am thankful that we are #3 on the waiting list for better housing.
I am thankful that a mama on MDC gave me a coffee pot last year that still works every morning.
I am thankful that I've been able to pay my internet bill so I can keep this one lifeline that I have.
I'm thankful that we have a car that does work half the time at least.