Held hostage by cartoons

Other than my morning trip to pick up a few groceries I was held hostage by cartoons the majority of the day thanks to my 3 soon to be 4 year old. We spent the first three years of her life in virtual silence except for the screams and tantrums that she developed so now when she asked for something it’s rather difficult to tell her no.

The result? I often spend my days with Scooby Doo, Caillou, Dora and Arthur. She’s learned how to give me the remote and make me push the button to bring up the “On Demand” menu. I just with there was some way to get that menu without having to pay for the rest of the channels that get neglected the majority of the time.

I have approximately $30 more than I thought I would for the upcoming holiday! I wasn’t expecting to make enough to request the payout for the 15th but I’ve gotten it in ad revenue. That’s good because I’ve manged one article since all the stress began. I managed to do a load of laundry and put another one in soak in addition to doing the dishes today. I also found all but one of the income proofs I need. I have a copy of my 2009 tax return, she asked for 2010 but unless she’s got a time machine I can’t get those to her before 2011 since they haven’t been filed yet. I found the last two check stubs for hubby and he picked up the letter detailing this pay stub so I can send it where his check stubs normally go. Now to find the address and phone number for the Crawford County D.A. so they can call and get them to fax what they need because I have no clue what in the world they’re talking about. I think it’s a letter but it’s not the letter they think they need as it doesn’t exist due to circumstances.

I managed to get some of the baby’s crumpled papers out of the floor. Unfortunately it’s still not clear enough to vacuum and my back hurts. On the other side of my day, I had yet another fight with hubby for pointing out that his father is a jackass’ ass. I’m sorry but I have a tendency to point out the obvious.

Well, insults and rants aren’t supposed to be the point here so I’m calling it a night.

I refuse to get upset……..again

I’ve spent more time upset the last few days that I have working. It would seem that I write crap because even if I felt like competing for my earnings I couldn’t or wouldn’t write to any of those titles up to compete for payment. My bright side today? I get my truck out of the shop tonight with it’s new working brakes. Brighter side my mommy is paying the $700 it cost to fix the damn things. Oh well, at least getting to appointments is going to be easier now and I will be doing it safely because it was to the point it couldn’t be driven anymore.

Now to get past the fact that I should have been able to cover that with savings. Oh yea, they savings account was cleaned out over the summer to make up for two months taken off because of the schools being out. I just realized that in a few more months we’ll be going through the summer without any savings if I don’t get a move on.

Whenever the letter comes in I have to send off income proofs that I already sent off because people can’t keep things together when you send them with the initial applications and reapplications. I however refuse to be upset anymore by a lack of answers and general incompetence. I also refuse to give into the urge to go into a long winded rant that would feel really good right about now and so I’ll stop for now. I’m sure I can find a better and money earning way to spend my time if I give it a little bit of thought.