Happy birthday, ediesmom and justmama!!
ediesmom ~ I had never heard of government cheese...
Although government cereal is delicious!! My mom once shared some of her batch with me...
asianyoushi ~ congrats on the WIC
I remember the thrill of being able to buy SO MUCH all at once... there's something about having a wealth of food
that is so comforting.
shay ~ your Goodwill doesn't let you try on clothes??? ~ I think it WOULD be a better deal going somewhere you know you'll get something that fits, then continuing to buy things that don't.
Have you looked on eBay? They can sometimes be a good buy... also Old Navy's website has a great maternity section (including post-partum belly fitting things) and they have frequent sales that are great deals, with only $5 flat-rate shipping so no matter how much you buy it's only $5. Something to think about...
sonrissa ~ I am so so so glad your son is ok!!
omg, I remember when my ds bit threw his lip when he was a baby.. but dog attacks terrify me. One of my would-have-been cousins was killed before I was born by a dog.
EarthMama ~ I'm going to need to go by the food bank too.
I've been putting it off out of pride and a touch of cynicism but damn, I really don't think I can make it to the 5th.
s_kristina that would be rough, having him gone so long, but good luck on the job... it's hard being alone for so long ~ I know this intimately! ~ but hopefully you'll be better off for it ~ ?
I haven't been posting a lot because honestly, all I've been doing is moping around the house feeling lonely and depressed, and being in pain, which makes me more depressed.
My ex-in-laws came to visit this morning, which was weirdly nice, but also really sad. I wish that, legally, I could send the kids to stay with them for awhile, which maybe is a sucky thought since I know for a fact they don't have great living conditions. But man, it would be nice to just be able to wallow in the pits of my despair without worrying about feeding my kids for awhile, yk??
I don't think I have many poverty-related updates really, except that, because of my mom's medical debt she's being denied treatment for her brain cancer now. But I might have already posted this?
Also next week I will be starting an experimental treatment for my endometriosis... I also have to go in for another Colposcopy
.... and I'm also going to make my dr screen me for the cancer that keeps cropping up in my sisters / aunts / etc.
On another note, I rented Bad Company from iTunes last night and it was frikkin awesome ~ if you like Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock, you'll love it. The first 20 minutes are so are kind of ...
... but otherwise it's great. $2.99 could not have bought me a better time.