Changes Feel Amazing

You will notice that there has been a name change. Writing, Kids and Marriages is now Writing, Kids, and Life. Marriages are a part of life (part of mine anyway) but that was too narrow of a topic. I decided I like this layout the best and am going to be making a couple changes to my other too blogs. I may even turn the three into one, if I ever figure out how to do that. I might even take the “website” blog and move those posts here to find everything in one place. I am thinking that my focus is spread to thin and may just put everything on odds and ends since I frequent it the most. I mean not having to focus my thoughts is a nice release for me.

Anyway there are several changes taking place. It recently came to my attention that I either have to file ‘injured spouse” or a separate tax return from my soon to be ex to ensure that I get all of my tax refund (provided there is one). In the past the offset for child support has been done and he has failed to realize the money that came from the tax return after that was in fact my portion which had nothing to do with him. I am not counting on my tax refund to cover anything or even exist this year but I am counting on the fact that I can work my way through anything with a little time and effort.

I am now up to work at 5am. OK so I’m just turning the computer on and having coffee while it starts but that’s fine too. I am currently focusing on my own writing. I am writing at least one diary page a week to keep myself focused. There are more of those already and I intend to write them on a regular basis as I work through things. It’s a fun site and I like to play with the formatting. 

Well, it’s almost time to get the kid off the bus and go to therapy so I’ll be going for now. I’ll be back later to keep you updated on the craziness that is my world. 

Starting the Weekend Far from Quietly

This morning we had a speech appointment at 9:30. Well, of course it being Friday I wasn’t paying attention first thing in the morning. I managed to get Theresa up, fed and dressed what I didn’t do was remember to give her morning supplements or put her on the potty. See a problem yet? We got ready to leave and I was about the put her in her car seat when I noticed that not only were her pants wet but she was still peeing.

Of course this meant that I had to take her back inside. Did I mention she doesn’t transition well when there are changes made to her routine unexpectedly? She started screaming and crying as I brought her back in the sit her on the potty and change her clothes. It seems that tiny change in the normal routine was enough to make her think that she was in trouble. My little princess was afraid that she wouldn’t be allowed to go to speech therapy this morning.

We finally got to therapy and she great once she realized that she was allowed to go with the therapist. She did great during the session and since we came home we’ve had potty training progress. OK back to life, cartoons may not be ideal but they’re a great reward for my little angel when she uses the potty.

Just a day at home

OK note to self do not take a test when the baby is awake. Wait until she goes to school next time. I should have passed but I didn’t. Now I have to wait three months to do it again. Oh well such is life.

We don’t have school today, the cancellations began yesterday afternoon. The speech therapist made it into work today and we get to go in an hour and a half early so they can let her go home. It seems there may be areas with icy patches. The temperatures are supposed to be in the twenties overnights the rest of the week. Fun, fun, fun.

I have a whole $2.56 at Text Broker, I managed a couple short news articles yesterday. I’ve been looking for more but they keep disappearing rather quickly. I only need $10 to request payout since they have my tax form I won’t have to wait once I get it. If I can do a few of the short news articles a day I’ll have it in no time.

I write at a few online sites to earn my living and I’m trying to expand  to write at even more. That way if I can’t find something to write at one I can use a different one. I’m trying to avoid taking on private clients. I need items that can be written rather quickly so that I know I can finish them and not stress myself out.

I’m worried about the bills at this point. I have the money to cover them but not much else. At this point I’m expecting about $50 this month. I just requested an Amazon gift card for $5 that I’ll leave in the account and add more to. I’m trying to get enough to cover shipping on the items I want too. Ideally I’ll be able to let them build up until I can place an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Well, I’m rambling and I want to at least sort the laundry before we leave in an hour and a half for therapy.