Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Support Group

I received this message yesterday from a dear friend. It completely made my day, so I feel compelled to share...

"I just got done reading your Dec and Jan blog posts and I have decided that you need to raise my kids. You are so strong and amazing and I want my ***** to be just like that. I dont have half of the awesome that you do. I would have crumbled and cranked and went crying back to my parents if I had faced a 10th of what you have. I can't imagine going thru what you went thru the last 5 years and not being a bitter hateful and depressed person. You are amazing and when I grow up I wanna be just like you!!"

How can she think for a minute that she isn't amazing, when she can send me a note like that, just out of the blue?? I know her daughter is in the best of hands, and will just as wonderful as she is! I really did appreciate the love & encouragement she had sent, though. I wouldn't have half my strength if it weren't for the support of my friends & family.

I've said it before... I really am surrounded by the most beautiful, amazing & loving people. I am thankful every day for that!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Every Little Thing is Gonna be Alright

So... here i am in jacksonville! Things are going well. I am staying with an old friend that has 2 little girls, so carley has friends to play with whenever she's over. My friend is every bit as broke as me, so we find inexpensive things for them to do... crafts, dvd's & popcorn, going to the park, window shopping... i'm thinking of visiting the flea market w/ the kiddo this wkend.

The job is going well. I'm on nights, which works for me. That first week of getting up at 4am was killing me!! Lol. Now i'm on 3 to 11:30 pm. I like that a lot better. I'm still working on getting into the line shack. It's better pay, and a lot less boring. The tool room at night isn't exactly bursting with excitement! Don't get me wrong, i'm thrilled to have a job, but anyone that knows me, knows that i am persistant. If i want something (ie., better pay) then i will work hard to get it.

In other news, Ash's car broke down the other day. It sounds like it could be the transmission. Still waiting on the official verdict from the mechanic. If that's what the problem is, we have to figure out what she will do. Lord knows i can't buy her a car or get that one fixed! She called me in a panic, overwhelmed by the whole thing this morning. I don't blame her. This is the first real thig she's had to deal with as an adult w/out me or her dad being right there to help her. It's tough, but i gave her the whole "it will all work itself out in time" speech. I'll keep everyone updated.

Finally, i would like to apologize for all of the spelling, grammar & punctuation errors that this post is riddled with. I don't have access to a computer, so i am typing on a touch-screen. I havr the fat-finger disease, so this is difficult. That is why i waited so long to post in the first place!

Anyways, hope all is well with everyone else!