Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

November update

Well, panic has set in and gone out several times since August!  We found an apartment, discovered the rent was a little high for us to afford, got behind, almost got evicted, had a last minute reprieve and found out that we qualify for rental assistance, but not til next September.  So we'll be moving again, hopefully in January, but I'm waiting to hear from low income housing, so who knows?

Christmas is going to be depressing this year.  No money for presents, and we only have dinner because of the Christmas Bureau.  They are a local charity that gives out food hampers containing all the fixings for a Christmas dinner, and toys for small kids.  My kids aren't small anymore, but I'm sure there will be some disappointment, even if they say it's okay/  Just because they're old enough to understand what's going on, doesn't make it all right.  I know enough not to expect anything from their father, and I've never been terribly close to my sisters.  At least Liam is still young enough that whatever he gets from Grandma is wonderful, lol!  I'm just afraid that it will all change when he gets older and his step-grandparents will be able to give him anything he wants.  Oh well, I've got awhile til that happens, if it ever does.

My husband and I haven't really talked about anything, other than how happy he is now that he isn't responsible for any of us.  And you can't tell him that he's responsible for his children for the rest of his life, cause he believes that once they're 18, he's done.  Me?  I still  have that huge desolate, grey hole in my heart that's been there since May.  People keep telling me that it will get better, but right now, it doesn't feel like it.  We just have to get through Christmas and maybe January.  Maybe then I'll start to get over the shock

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sorry I haven't been here and a freebie

I've kind of put my scrapping and blogging lives to one side for a bit.  Things have been kind of rough in the real world.  My house was foreclosed.  Now, I know that happens all the time, but wow, when it happens to YOU!  To make matters worse, my husband of 23 years left me in May.  The law here says we have to be separated for a year, but I have no doubt that next May, divorce will be proceeding.

 My oldest daughter (Kayleigh, 21) has been out on her own since getting pregnant at 19.  My grandson, Liam, is 19 months and  a little spitfire!  I have my youngest , Tegan (19) still at home, and my Sheltie J'Lyn.  It is SO hard to find a place to live that will accept a dog, even a quiet, well behaved one.  The house has been sold via judicial sale, but all parties involved have been very helpful, so we have until August 1st to move.  I have applied for low income housing, but the list is very long, and i have no idea where i am on it yet.   So, in the meantime, I have to look for another place.  Rents here for a two bedroom range from $850 to $1500 and up.  I work part time, as does Tegan, so rent alone is probably 80% of our combined salaries.  I asked at the housing office and I can also apply for rental assistance, so I'm not quite panicking.  Yet, lol!

Housing HAS been much more helpful than Social Services though.  I talked to them first and was told 1.  I make too much money and 2. I should pay my rent first, then my bills and then if I'm lucky, I can eat.  Wonderful, caring government workers, huh?!  I have friends and a good support system at work, so that's good.  I still talk to my husband, and would like to keep the communication open for my girls and grandson.  Dealing with the depression and the grief have been hard, but I have to keep telling myself, this too shall pass

Thanks for reading this far, and letting me get this all off my chest.  It always feel better after you do that!  I'm sure I will be back to the stores, the owner are wonderful supportive women, and know the whole story.  They are giving me as much time as i need, and for that, I will always be grateful.  Thank you to Jay, Deb, Brooke and Danielle!!!!

Now, for bearing with me, here a little freebie kit for you.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New QP freebie

I did a quick page for a contest at Coolscrapsdigital, . I'm offering it as a freebie here.  Enjoy! 
You can grab it here....

Friday, January 7, 2011

Creative Busy Hands 5th giveaway

Creative Busy Hands is having another great giveaway today! This is from her blog:

Today's fun Giveaway is sponsored by Digi Design Resort. Digi Design Resort will send to the lucky winner a DVD full, really loaded, of digi scrapbooking stuff. This DVD has a value of $167, and is being sold right now for $35. The DVD is a donation project where Digi Design Resort donates 50% of its sale to Haiti. Don't miss this chance: this is a $35 Giveaway!!!!

Don't miss this one, it's a great deal!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

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