Ahhh, life. What else can I say?
I haven't done this in awhile so I figured it must be time for an update about the goings-on with moi.
Let's see. The hubby and I have basically made the decision to move out of state. We are still in the very early 'talking' stages, but we know (about 90% sure) that this is the direction we will be taking~ and semi-soonish.
We've been talking about a move back east for several years now. We just (well, more like *I* just) kept chickening out. I do believe that the time has come, however. Finances, housing issues, work, etc PLUS this state's very rapid downward spiral into complete oblivion all play a major part in our decision.
I would really prefer to stick it out here for another year so that Ron can graduate with his friends and Emma can go to Science Camp with her friends (it's all I've heard about lately *ugh*). Unfortunately, new circumstances may be pushing our hands and I'm not so sure that this will be an option any longer. So.... we are looking at a possible move within six months. SIX months! Yeah. I could write about that alone for pages and pages.
That's one major thing that's weighing on me lately. Man, I'm scared to death. This is majorly new to me and some days I do really well with it~ other days..... well, not so much.
So back to the point of my post: Yesterday was a day for news.
I told my mom last night that we are planning on moving. *sigh* That was a MAJOR hurdle that I had to get past and it was not as hard as I expected, but it was pleasant, either. She is not a happy camper (who can blame her?! My sister just moved cross-country in December). But I do believe that she is going to try and make this as easy as she can on me. *fingers crossed*
That's one bit of news.
My brother called yesterday and informed us that he had been laid off from work :( I had a gut feeling that it was coming (I'm sure he did, too) but I still feel just awful for him. Apparently the company that he worked for filed bankruptcy and is going under. What a mess. If I hear one more time how this economy is not really as bad as the media says it is or that it's more about a "loss of confidence" than anything else I might just bitch slap someone. Seriously.
That's another bit of news.
Then there's this: http://www.kcra.com/news/18586133/detail.html
The article that I linked is about a carjacking that happened about an hour away from us. The lady that they very briefly mention in the article (the owner of the Dodge Durango that was jacked) is my cousin. She wasn't just pushed out of the way~ the fucker HIT her with her own CAR! She spent last night in emergency only to find that she's basically in good shape, but she fractured her tailbone and they think she fractured her C7 vertebrae (no clue what that means for sure, quite honestly). She is hurting pretty good and is terrified from the experience (who can blame her, right?).
One last bit of news: My brother had a court date yesterday. I have no clue what went down. I have no way of finding anything out other than looking on the court's website, but that doesn't give REAL info.... just lingo. It looks like he pled "no contest" to one of his charges and there's something in there about having another court date for probation hearings or something? I dont' get it. I'm confused and I want to know what's happening, but I don't want HIM to know that I'm digging around (in case he DOES get out). I do know that he should, in no way, be let out.
I'm just tired. I'm hopeful, but I'm tired. I'm just not sure how much more "news" I can take right about now.