Tuesday’s Ramblings

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I bought pull-ups last night and that small pack has to last as long as possible. My husband for the moment gets paid next week, out of that he has to pay at least one week of his child support that is behind to stay out of jail and put gas in his car to get to work the next week. We a couple things here but some of them will just have to wait.

My two rescued cats are almost out of food once again. They are going threw twice as much since they’re outside. The neighbors cats seem to be coming to eat. I think I have to figure out how to get the food concealed so that just my two can find it. I want a new home or at least one the roof doesn’t leak on and that’s on a foundation because of the storms we have here. I can’t stand tornado watches or warnings. I don’t care to act out the scene from “The Wizard of Oz” where the house flies through the air.

I wanted a house that was paid for when it was built, I have a feeling to do that I’ll have to downsize a great deal. At the moment we’d be in a three room shack to make it a reality. I need new furniture anyway, although I’m not ready to be limited to a couch, kitchen and closet size bathroom.

I was looking through some old pictures and I miss the days that I cared enough to put my makeup on, do my hair and could afford to buy nails just to take the picture. One day maybe I’ll do my make up again, but before I invest in anymore I need to get new glasses along with a new eye exam. That may have to wait until the rear brakes on my truck and the $1,000 plus dollars worth of debt that we ended up in have caused. I know my divorce has to wait I’m making sure that he takes care of the mess he caused if I have to put up with him another year. He just doesn’t know the divorce is off, only postponed.

Increasing expenses and still decreasing income

I haven’t felt much like writing lately. That’d be fine except for one thing…..I make my living writing. I had some time off because of a costly injury and now my vision is blurry. I’m not sure if it’s because of the light or if my eye is worse. I’m hoping I just need new glasses that I’ve need for a while or at least since the pair I’m supposed to be wearing broke.

I have one more payday coming this month unless I can manage to get some articles submitted and accepted for upfront payments. I have four bills left to pay that won’t be covered until payday, and not enough to cover the rest of the things that have to be bought. I should be writing an article right now but I’m not. I took Theresa to therapy today. I have less than a half of a tank of gas to last me until the 10th which is Sunday. We have one appointment tomorrow, two Thursday luckily within ten minutes of each other. Friday our appointments are in one building. I should have enough gas to last all week. The 10th I fill the tank and make it last the rest of the month.

I think I managed two articles today but I’m not sure. I did a load of laundry which reminds me that I’m going to need laundry detergent soon and don’t have any of the ingredients. I can’t buy the ingredients this month either. I really don’t want to spend a $1 on a generic box that won’t last the month and doesn’t work very well. I may end up hand washing a large portion and using the washing machine for Theresa’s clothes.

Theresa ran out of two of her supplements. The zinc is approximately $8 and I keep forgetting to get it. The fish oil if about $38 when I have it delivered and I don’t have $38 to order it right now. I have to pick up two new supplements for Theresa in the morning. Together they should come to about $14.

I separated the finances from dear hubby because he doesn’t seem to understand the concept of bills. Actually I know he doesn’t and he doesn’t actually make enough to cover any at the moment. So he’s now responsible for taking his paycheck and paying his child support, cell phone bill, his portion of the auto insurance and buying what he needs. This month he’s not doing so well. Of course with all the extra expenses I’m not doing so well this month either.

Oh well, all this talk of finances makes me realize that it’s past time to work. I have an idea to submit to AC for upfront payment but I have to actually write it in order to submit it.