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Can't Believe I'm a Homeschooling Mom!

September 28, 2017

I would have never thought that I would be homeschooling my son!  My thoughts were I'm not capable of instructing him in anything except maybe grammar, maybe ELA (what I called English), and art class. Well, guess what?  I'm doing it!  We started this school year, and so far it's going really well. …

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My Dad

September 18, 2017

On July 4, 2017, things turned completely upside down for my family.  Around 10:00 pm, I received a phone call from someone telling me my dad had been injured and was in the emergency room.  Needless to say, I took off to the hospital.  He had been at a friend's house sitting around the dining table…

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Busy LIfe

May 5, 2017

May 2016 was the last time I blogged. Wow. So much has happened since then. T proved to be an ass. P and I started to get along much better.  After trying to sell the rental house, I realized I could no longer deal with my living situation. December 1, 2016, Jake and I moved out. We're back in Spart…

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May 30, 2016
Where you live is supposed to be your home, somewhere you go for peace and solace. I dread going "home" every day after work. This is one of the main reasons my depression is so bad right now. I can't move out on my own because I can't find anything that I can afford on my income. Everything has b…

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Peeking Through

November 16, 2015

Depression and anxiety have kept me, the real me, from truly being around. The pretender me is here, barely making it through the days, neglecting so many things I should do, and worst of all not really being there for Jake.

Driving is causing high anxiety.  With so many more miles to drive liv…

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Updates and Goal Setting

June 30, 2015

I finally have a job!  I'm in my second week at Temple B'Nai Israel as the administrative assistant.  It feels good to be working again, and I'll be glad when my training period is over and I can settle in.  The pay is much better than I thought it would be, too!

It may be a dangerous thing fo…

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5th Grade Graduation!

May 29, 2015

Wednesday, the boy graduated from 5th grade and elementary school.  He should not be 11 years old, he should be 11 months old and still learning to walk!  Time is passing way too fast.

He tried to stop for me as they walked into the theater, but I was not quick enough.  Still, there's his sweet…

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Busy, Busy, Busy

May 3, 2015

I had a job interview on Friday.  I think it went well, but how do you know, really?  I'm not sure it's a job I want though.  I'm not big into customer service or sales, and that's this job.  I'd rather have the billing position they have open. 

Had a great time at dinner with my friend Kell…

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Busy Wednesday

April 29, 2015

Actually, I have a busy Thursday and Friday, too, but today is a whirlwind.  Had to get Jake to school and Sidney to the vet.  Neither were really happy about things, but Jake went willingly and Sidney not so much.  I think I traumatized her putting her in her crate because she pooped in her crate! …

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Depression 2

April 29, 2015

Christmas came last year and things were good.  I had three weeks off to spend with Jake while he was out of school.  When time came to go back to work, I was losing it.  I made it four days of the first week back, and then called out of work on Friday.  Monday comes, and I'm completely out of sorts…

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April 18, 2015

If you think that depression is just a passing thing, I can attest it is not. I have always been prone to the "blahs", but I was much younger.  Beginning in my early 30s, things changed and while I wasn't sure it was depression, I chose to treat myself with vitamin B6 and St. John's wort. For severa…

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High Hopes

April 17, 2015

My sister and I, I think, have a good thing going if we can make it work.  Our problem is we have no cash on hand because I'm not working and neither is she.  We're both trying not to get frustrated, but it's tough.  Hopefully, we can borrow the tools we need from my dad, but we'll see.  He's pretty…

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Catch Up Time Again

April 14, 2015

I cannot believe that I have not introduced our new family member here on the blog!  She was found on the Limestone campus where I was working, and I couldn't leave her there.  The guys caught her for me, as she was feral and scared to death.  Pat came over and used her "cat whisperer" talents, and …

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Out of Work Once Again

January 29, 2015

Yes, again, I am without a job.  I was let go on January 22.  I haven't even gotten back on my feet completely from my last stint of being unemployed and here I am again without work. 

I've started the task of weeding through job postings and I hate it about as much as I could hate anything.  I'…

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Busy, Busy, Busy

September 11, 2014

Since school started for the boy AND me, we've been two busy bees with homework!  I'd trade mine for his except for the math.  This term I'm taking U.S. History and The Psychology of Adjustment.  Love the psychology, not so much the history like I'd thought.  Both classes require a LOT of reading an…

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Where is my faith?

August 22, 2014

My grandmother is a Godly woman.  Faithfully, every night, she kneels by her bed and prays for her family and friends.  When I would stay with her during the summer as a kid, she would put me to bed, kneel there by me, and we'd say our prayers together.  I was young, probably no older than 10 or 12.…

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What a Day!

August 2, 2014

One good thing out of this day is that I was paid in advance for 10 articles I'll be writing for Long2Wed!  The pressure is on to do a good job for them, but how nice that they would pay in advance!  I've submitted the first of ten articles, and I'm waiting for feedback just so I know I'm headed in …

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Am I crazy?

July 21, 2014

What on earth am I doing returning to college at age 50?  Yes, it's smart to take advantage of the benefit of working at Limestone College and being able to take classes for practically nothing, but all this reading and studying and quiz taking!  I'm hoping to get a degree in psychology and perhaps …

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Mono, of all things!

July 10, 2014

Yep, seems instead of strep I probably have mono.  Whatever it is, the treatment is the same, meaning the antibiotics I've been on should do the job, but my doctor says mono given all the symptoms I'm still having.  In the meantime, I feel like I'm trying to walk in 90-mile-an-hour winds, like movin…

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Go Fund Me

July 9, 2014

In trying to figure out this whole magazine publishing idea, I can do it slowly with no budget or as the money trickles in from sales, or I can give a funding site a try.  I started with, but it's an "all or nothing" type campaign, where if you don't raise your goal amount, you get …

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