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 to say I miss it here. It's been a crazy, crazy year. We've moved twice and am still looking for a job. Two parking tickets (I fault) and another ticket for a rolling stop at a stop sign (also my fault).  CPS following me around because my DD17 boots stink (DD fault for wearing them without socks like I told her not to do or they would smell but why would she listen to me?). Not enough money on UI to cover rent, food and utilities so now have to get help from HEAP.

BUT...we are still better off than we were a year ago, so things are getting better even if they are going slowly.  

Now that I've meantioned the tough things, I think I'll list 5 "happy" things besides my fabulous friends, wonderful family and the roof over our heads that I'm always thankful for.

1. It's after 5 and it's not dark yet

2. The library has free internet

3. Aldi (my new favorite grocery store)

4. Meat (yes meat. Not meaning to offend any non-meat eating CM'ers but when you're used to having something and then you don't for a long time, well.... )

5. Cheap movie rentals. Just can't beat .50 cents for five nights. Yes they're older movies but they are good and DD has discovered that just because a movie isn't new doesn't mean it isn't good. Dirty Dancing has become one of her favorites as well as Labrinth liking them as much as she likes Twilight.

That's all for now. Sorry so long, but I have a lot of time to make up for. Thanks for reading and hope to be back soon.

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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by Bronze sister on Feb. 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

 Thank you to all you lovely ladies for the wonderful comments. As far as staying upbeat, I have to, it's much better than the alternative anyway. And as for CPS...well someone made a report so they have to follow up. They showed up on my doorstep and I asked them in. I answered a few questions and didn't see them again till the investigation was over two months later. The lady who came didn't seem like she was too worried after the first visit, even said so while she was here. It really turned out to be no big deal but it scares the life out of you when you get a visit like that from out of the blue. I've never known anyone personally who had a run in with them and didn't know what to expect. I originally thought they were going to remove her from my home at first but she said they don't do that except in only the extreme cases. I told DD not to wear her boots anymore without socks and she said she wouldn't. However, she being a teenager and thinking she knows so much more than I, has obviously done it again. Got a call or rather voice mail from the school nurse that her boots stink again. They actually made her take her boots off and sprayed them with Lysol there in the nurses office. Something about Lysol gives her headaches and she had one the rest of the day even though they asked her if they could use it and she said no explaining why. Since then the school nurse and I have had a lovely talk about the use of Lysol or any other spray on my daughter without discussing it with me first (no, they didn't tell me till after it was done and then didn't say what they used at all).

by Kim on Feb. 24, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Welcome back!

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