ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: OVERWHELMED BY EVERYTHING....

Saturday, July 5, 2008

OVERWHELMED BY EVERYTHING....

Yesterday had to be one of the worst worry days of my life.....To start things off Jay went away with his friend and family to their trailer on the beach until Tuesday and I am already missing him like crazy. I am not the type of mom that likes her kids out of her site and I haven't until we moved here 1 year ago......OMG today is actually the 1 year anniversary of us moving here! Jay has met a great friend with great parents where he spends a lot of his time and I don't HAVE to worry about him (but I still do because I love to worry I guess lol) anyway he is off having fun I'm sure and I will see him on Tuesday.
So with that upsetting me then it turns to MONEY....sure who isn't feeling the pinch of a dollar these days and with the price of gas going up and groceries and so on and don't know how we are going to make ends meet. Sure before we had a budget that was already tight to the last dollar but as prices go up the incoming money isn't, so I will be looking for some part time work to help out so that the kids can continue with their basketball, guitar lessons and of course ALL the dancing. I don't think it is fair to take them from their activities, I would rather give up the tv but that really won't save us much money. Hopefully by September I will find something to help bring in some money....wish me luck!
I guess the rest of my stress all has to do about money, everything seems to link back to it these days. Trinity has dance camp starting next week and that is $120 but it's for 8 weeks and she can stay for the entire day if she wants not just the early morning so she will without of doubt get more than her moneys worth. Kohl also wants to do his dance camp next week. This one will be fun for him. They will watch a clip of a movie ex:"high school musical or jump in" learn part of a dance then do it themselves. He will have lots of fun and get to dance at the same time. Trinity's camp is all technical work and a lot of hard work at that but for her if it's not hard work she doesn't like it. I guess that is why they call her their "hard core dancer"!
What else am I worried about?.....or who I should say....My heart is with Jenn as she gets ready for her surgery on Monday. She worries, so I worry! But I know she will do just fine and feel great when it is all over! I am with ya Jenn! HUGS!!!!!
Vacation starts the end of the month and we are hoping to have enough money for that. This year we are going to try something different.....here it is.....How cheep can we do a family vacation? yep we are going to see how little money we can spend without really taking away from our fun. This really shouldn't be hard since we will be camping at a campground with nothing around to spend money on. We are right on the beach with no electricity so that there saves us money, their is no canteen for the kids to wine for treats....there is a small convenience store up the road and a small groceries store not far if we need things but no fun spending! so this should save us money and gas! We are planning on camping for 1 week, maybe a week and a half depends on the weather then will go back home with my parents for a few days. This is when we will have to be careful with our money. We want to take the kids to Magic Mountain water park for the day and maybe the zoo and visit with family. I can't wait!
But for now I will go back to worrying and getting some things done around the house. Hubby just got back from taking a van load of junk to the dump so now that is out of the way. Trinity is still sleeping and the boys are watching "Power Rangers" and the puppy is sleeping so I will go try to get some cleaning done before the kids start asking to go in the pool.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

3 comments:

jenn said...

Okay, first off, you made me cry!!! You're so sweet, I don't know what I'd do without you. Today and tomorrow will go by quickly, because I am nuts about getting everything clean and ready, so I shouldn't have time to worry too much!!!! If you're on facebook tonight, we'll chat and figure out the time difference, so you will know when I'm "under"! lol!

I know what you mean about money. It's getting harder and harder to make ends meet, and when I'm healed I'm going to be looking for work too. We lost out cable, and the kids missed it for a few days, now they don't even watch tv. It saved us over $100 a month, so I guess it was worth it. Hopefully the economy will take a turn for the better soon and we can get everything back to normal. Gas is just crazy high, so it's hard to even get out of the house. Thank god for bubble town!!!

Okay, I guess I'm done rambling. I have SO MUCH to do before monday, I should go get to it!

Tammy said...

Where are you taking the kids camping...Sussex? We take the kids to a lake down by St.George. It isn't even a camp ground, just a beach by a lake.

Carrie Smith said...

We aren't going to Sussex but that is where we always camped before we moved...now we camp with my family at Murray Beach just before the Confederation Bridge. We can actually see the bridge from the campground. It's great there because with little to do but spend the day on the beach we get lots of family time together!