We're going to pull out of this soon! October pretty much went to Hell in a handbasket. From the kids and I being sick to teetering on the edge of financial disaster. Jimmy went back to work for a short time but is now laid off again. We are checking out refinance options but it's not looking good with with him being unemployed and me, not having been "gainfully" employed for awhile. To top it off my ex is now 2 and a half months in arrears on child support. It's not all that much, really, but every little bit counts right now. The ex is being "stalked" by DCS (Division of Child Support) so that is a good thing. Eventually he will have to "pay". He hasn't seen the boys is over 2 years so that is not as issue (I prefer it that way) and since my daughter turned 18 she has refused to have anything to do with him (or his family). I don't usually air things like this on my blog but the financial stuff has affected everything lately.
I'm looking for work again, only this time I'm looking into cake decorating. Does that sound strange? I'm actually taking a class (Thank you, credit card) so I can have some experience. The job market is tough right now, so I figure anything that gives me a bit of an advantage can help, plus it looks like a lot of fun. I've had one class so far and even though we didn't get to do any "hands on" stuff, I loved it! Next Thursday we have to bring a frosted cake to practice on and I'm very tempted to start before then, just for the fun of it!
In the meantime I'm going through closets, cupboards and drawers listing things on my "destash Etsy" . Lots of patterns, back issue beading magazines, jewelry and other crafting supplies, with some vintage clothing thrown into the mix. I don't have everything up yet but I'm making a little progress every day. My glass is out of the picture for the time being. I haven't been able to get my generator fixed, and at this point the $$$ is not going to appear for this with bills waiting in the wings.
Things will start getting better eventually. It's just a matter of time. Honestly, I really don't have a whole lot to complain about. The kids are healthy, and doing well in school, we have a roof over our head and food on the table. I figure someone else is always in a worse way so "It's all good!".