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Originally Posted by Aura_Kitten View Post
Good luck with the citizenship issue... one of my friends just became an American citizen, and she had to jump through so many hoops.


Thanks, I'm feeling a bit better but extremely tired from all the meds they gave me...
the things is i am american citizen... my dad was in army when i was born so i was born in germany on a us army base. it doesnt make since that they now want proof when they immediately gave me insurance almost 4 years ago when i was preggo with dd. i didnt suddenly become non us citizen... i havent even left america in 10 plus years... sheesh. just annoyed. and hubby is pissing me off... to no end.

go get some rest and sleep the meds off.
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Originally Posted by asianyoushi View Post
the things is i am american citizen... my dad was in army when i was born so i was born in germany on a us army base. it doesnt make since that they now want proof when they immediately gave me insurance almost 4 years ago when i was preggo with dd. i didnt suddenly become non us citizen... i havent even left america in 10 plus years... sheesh. just annoyed. and hubby is pissing me off... to no end.

go get some rest and sleep the meds off.
OHHh for some reason I was thinking you weren't


I'd love to sleep the meds off, but I'm still at work.
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hehe

well how much longer do u have to be a work... im sure they wont mind u napping. lol.
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Daniel's Kitty - Congrats! Hope you feel better soon.
Aura Kitten - hope you feel better too!
KentuckyMom - So sorry you are going through this. Have you tried your city welfare department? I know around here they can help out with emergencies and give you a motel room if you get evicted. Have you tried Health & Human Servicies? I don't know how it is in Kentucky but in NH they have something called Emergency Assitance to get water/electric etc. turned back on, and you can get it once per year.

I brought DS to the doctor today and he has to get a CT scan of his head. He was in the hospital 4 weeks laying on his back and has a lovely case of flat head. It's really cone looking at the top. I was told it should round out as he grows but he's almost 9 months old it's still quite misshapen. They are going to check to see if the plates in his head have fused together yet.

DH's paycheck was shorted this week. He was on call and he punched in after hours to do a road call - they are supposed to pay a minimum of 2 hours overtime plus $50 and they are not giving it to him because it was "close" to his regular time of going in. He is mad and looking for a new job but there isn't much around here right now. We are down to our last 4 bags of pellets to heat the house and he doesn't get paid until Thursday, but it's his late day to work so he can't go pick them up until Friday. Looking forward to summer and a warm house all the time!

Greatful for:
a roof over my head
food in my cupboards
the really good nap I got today
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hi mamas!

its so quiet on this thread......is everyone okay? i had surgery last friday so i've been a little out of it...life still happens even when youre convalescing....i'll catch up

so, this is my big ani weekend i've been waiting for....it was going to be three shows....but i am skipping the saturday night in ithica...i don't think i can do it physically....anyone want two ani tix to the ithica show saturday night?

im off to bed, just wanted to check in.

KDM....if you check in (((HUGS)))) thinking of you

see you in the morning
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I check in periodically, but I'm so frustrated by server problems I don't feel like psoting. I'm okay though and hope everyone else is doing okay too.
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i cant get the forum to work for more then 5 minutes. i keep getting server errors. anyways update on the insurance thing-- hubby refuses to take me down to the office... he wants the baby and the insurance coverage but refuses to do any more then he has too... so frustrating. i called my dad to take me down but he has to be in court the next two days -he caught a theif at his work and needs to testify... im really hoping hubby gets his head out of his a$$ and take me down there to get it all situated. he hasnt been a great father for the two kids we have... right now he is asleep....well g2g alex wants boobs and my attention
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good morning mamas!

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ediesmom, I'm too lazy to go look through the thread so can I ask what your surgery was for? (Sorry if thats too personal) And I'm assuming Ani as in Ms. DiFranco I wish it were possible for me to take you up on that offer. I haven't been to an Ani show since BC in Columbus, OH. Sigh. And I too am finding the server issues frustrating.

shoulder surgery and sleep last night was horrible. i backed off the meds and am regretting it this morning.

yes....ms. difranco gets my full attention for two consecutive evenings....if i can't unload the tix I MAY go to the other show....if i am feeling okay.

so, how are we this morning? this thread has got very quiet....and i don't think its due to financial upswing.......come back!

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Well, I've not been able to get MDC to work frequently for me, I get error messages a lot or they just don't load.

Also, everyone's been sick. Thankfully I had already scheduled today to take off of work because I have a dr's appointment this afternoon ~~ I had to keep my ds out of his school because he's sick too. Ergh.


I'm thinking 11 units is too crazy much for me to handle this semester, but I don't know what I'm going to be able to drop.


In other news: we've gotten a ton of snow.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2272/...b97a40.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2251/...d53119.jpg?v=0


Let's see what else...

my house smells weird.
I made bean soup that came out inedibly last night.

... but I can breathe again, thanks to a host of anti-histimine and anti-asthma meds.

and my kids are sleeping in, which indicates they're actually sick and not faking it to get out of school (for me, this is a big thing )...

also I caught up my reading in Simple Abundance, which is a great book, I highly recommend it.


Veg*nism update (if any of you follow things like this) ~ I have mostly cut meat out of our diets now, I just have the remainder of a pack of bacon that was in my freezer, I'm thawing that and will be using that up and I don't plan to buy any more meat.





Where IS everyone???
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here i am

i keep coming and checking to see is kdm has updated........i'm so worried

i gotta go take a shower....should be easier than the last few now that i can actually get dressed by myself then off to class
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I keep getting error messages that are driving me bonkers as well. I'm also devoting too much of my internet time to GPT sites in hopes of coming out with a decent amount of money when I do some cash outs this evening. Since I won't be getting that money until the end of Feb or begining of March it will likely go to fun baby needed things like a nursing bra that isn't falling apart. Stupid massive boobs makes all bras super expensive

I'm also irritated that a check dh was supposed to get about 2 weeks ago for work done over New Year's has yet to materialize. That means we probably won't get it for at least another 2 weeks when checks are cut in February : It's a nice chunk of money for where we are sitting at right now that would have all our bills caught up so we aren't constantly trying to see what can be pushed off and paying things just before they are turned off.
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I haven't been posting mostly because it is all so bleak right now. Things will get better next quarter when my financial aid kicks in. Right now I am barely making it. I am having to spend $70 a week on gas so I can go to school. I *have* to go to school so I can get a good job afterwards and actually support my kids. *Some* people think that I should have just went to get a job. Pretty hard to find a job that pays enough to support five kids. I really want to be off these f-ing social programs at some point you know? I do not want my kids spending their entire childhoods in poverty! I did that, and it's not fun. My son is excelling in athletics, but I can't even afford to put him in sports because I am too broke. I know he doesn't *need* it, but I want to foster the things he is good at. And I do not want to have to put my kids in daycare all day and night while I go to school and work, and we would never see each other.
This all sucks. I am so mad at my stbx. How can he be so selfish? He just wants instant happiness and gratification. Sure he gets that with a new gf, everyone feels like that in the begining. *WE* felt like that in the begining. Then life happens, and we found out there were problems and we were suppost to get help, and he ran away. I know I can do this on my own, but it is so not fair for anyone, even him. He is missing out on so much, and he just burries his head deeper and deeper so he can't feel it. LAME

Anyway. Having to pay my electric bill today, almost the whole cs amount because my bills are over $300 a month for heat/electricity, and I am only getting $953 a month cash wise...all child support, thank god he is being reliable with it. Now I just have to figure out how to get gas for the week($70), and more cleaning supplies, 2 doors for upstairs and a window that the kids broke. I have a re-inspection in 2 weeks, and am so scared that we will fail again, and I will have to pay the $650 rent for March.

Ok, on a happy note!!
I have gotten 100% on all of my quizes for my stress management class, and a 97 on my first math test. I have another one to take in the next few days. He made it a take home test(yay!!) because we had a snow day on Monday.

I have a nb set in cashmerino knit up for a stocking, so hopefully I will get some money from that.
I wish I had more time to knit...I might actually be able to make this work.
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I wish! Our ll is a lawyer, and boy did he make sure to include everything. LOL Actually I think it is the housing agency. They wrote next to each thing that needs to be fixed whose responsibility it was. The ll has like 3 things to fix, which his maintainance guy was supposed to do, and he keeps telling me he will be here or call, and then doesn't until wayyy after what he said originally, and then he tells the LL that I missed the appt. :
It's ok, the stuff he has to fix is super easy, and I have a lot of people who stepped up to help. The main thing I have to do is get the house organized and decluttered. We had managed to aquired a lot of CRAP. SO I am getting rid of a ton of stuff!! I donated like 8 bags of stuff to goodwill, and am going to tackle the toys and books this weekend.
It sucks to try to do this with all of the kids, but it ain't going to do it itself. LOL
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mamamoo if you need the doors still check your local freecycle. I've seen them on ours at different times. People remodeling their houses list these things or might even have them sitting around just taking up space. Since my dh does remodel work we have gotten a few things out of jobs in the past that otherwise would have gone to the dump.
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