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:

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.


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Jan. 29, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Oh honey!  Sending healing thoughts to your cousin.  I hope they nail the bastard to the wall.  "Not hurt" does not equal fractured tailbone and vertebrae (possible pain issues will come from that; been there).  I feel for your brother. I have been cut to 0 scheduled hours and my mom was told this morning that hers will be cut in half in March.  I think I'll hold the person you bitch slap.

On the move, are you thinking about anywhere close by?  Maybe a couple hours from here?


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Jan. 29, 2009 at 12:58 PM

So glad to hear news of you.  I was seriously about to hunt you down.  Sorry that most of the news is not wonderful.  I know moving is scary but it can also be a fresh start for everyone.  Where will you be moving to?  Hopefully near by lol.  Keep us posted if you can.

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Jan. 29, 2009 at 1:00 PM

We are actually looking at the Ringgold, Ga/ Chattanooga, Tn area :)  So *somewhat* close-ish.

Yeah, things are not looking real pleasant for anyone right now, are they?  I'm so sorry to hear that you're getting your hours chopped (and your mom).  I keep telling myself that "this too shall pass" because I KNOW it will... but I'm just hoping that we all survive it!


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Jan. 29, 2009 at 1:01 PM


I'm sorry I've been about dead to the internet world lately.  I have missed you! 

Yesterday's news was not all good, that's for sure.  But its not the end of the world either.  Right?!  Things will look up eventually.  *fingers crossed*

THanks for checking in on me.  I always know that I can count of you to do so.  You rock like that ;)

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Jan. 29, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Man, I feel for you, I really do.  Moving is a major thing.  I've done it more times than I care to elaborate on, and the last time was this summer.  If it's any consolation it turned out to be a great move for us and I'm glad we did it.  Okay, that's probably not a consolation, but hey, it's all I've got. 

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Jan. 29, 2009 at 2:01 PM

lol.  Thanks, Clair :)  It is a consolation.  It's always nice to know that we're not alone, you know?


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Jan. 30, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Exactly !! Some days it's like overload. Just take it one hour at a time, on those days. Try not to think about the move, too much.

Just remember, to weigh the pro's and con's on paper b4 you decide on the move 100%. I am sure you did this, It's good to see on paper sometimes.


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Feb. 1, 2009 at 10:30 AM

hugs for the brain anyone? it will all come out in the wash sweetheart.

i understand what you are going through but some things you have to leave to the Powers That Be.

trust me, sanity is more important, especially if recovery is involved.


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Feb. 11, 2009 at 7:11 AM

I've been off the site since my surgery......I'm so sorry to hear all that you're going through!  I think I would have shut the phones off, turned of the tv and unplugged the computer,  after all of that!  I agree about the media and the attempt at denying the true state of our economy.  I've been struggling down here in FL and just keeping my chin above the water, financially.  My hubby and I just got our bankruptcy court date, if that tells you anything....

I moved from Ohio several years ago, very suddenly.  It is not easy!  But you can do it.  I have always found, "Make a plan, work a plan" and it will come out alright in the end.  Hang in there and I'm always here to listen....Mari

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