Around the house…. it’s a disaster around here. It was messy before yesterday when I went grocery shopping and now it’s just that much worse. I’ve been busy all week so my poor house has picked up a lot of that coming and going mess on top of daily dishes, daily dirt being tracked through the house and all that. And let’s not get started talking about laundry…. oh gosh, I HATE laundry.
I’m determined today to catch up on house stuff (hopefully).
Other than that, David’s sick so he’s come home from work all week and just passed out on the couch after showering. Poor thing acts like it’s the flu, but he’s fever free so who knows. He’s also got some gnarly sun burn going on on his neck, lower face. It’s sad.
I spent an hour AN HOUR on hold with Social Security the other day. When this lady finally picked up, we talked for less than two minutes. LESS THAN TWO MINUTES! And she shattered me.
Oh and Dept of Edu, Missouri called – they’re denying the paperwork I sent in– the paperwork that said I’ve never lived in Missouri, that showed where I’ve been for the past ten years that very obviously says that the student loan that they KEEP taking our tax return to pay for wasn’t mine–simply because it’s a federal loan and therefore unless I go to court and please “my case” and get a statement saying that the judge deems it in fact identity theft and not MY student loan, that they’re going to keep trying to take it and we’ll have to keep battling them yearly for OUR tax return. David’s tax return because I don’t work!
Oh and the best part– she called me to ask me to fax her a piece of paper. That’s it and while she was on the phone she shared that news with me, then said, “but I really need you to fax that to me ASAP so that I can go ahead and close this on my end. It’d really help me out a lot”….. yeah lady…. thank you. I’m so sorry that this whole
fucking mess is an inconvenience for YOU! Wake up two years in a row expecting almost $10,000 to be in your bank account only to discover that you owe some student loan that isn’t really yours then come talk to me about inconvenience.
Oh hey, that was Tuesday. I think that sort of explains my funk/nonblogging/nonanything mood.
I’ve literally wasted my time watching cartoons with the kids, playing Jelly Splash to pass time or trying to read a book but can’t focus on it, or I’ve not been home. I’m exhausted. I’m drained. I’m sad. I’m mad. I’m trying to pull out of it, but life just freakin’ keeps knocking me back down! Seriously, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.
Like today– we’re dropping David’s bike off for a tune up– $260 later it’ll be ready! $260!! That’s a grand total of $585 that we’re paying to Harley just THIS pay period!
We got a Sam’s Club membership last month and it actually cut our grocery bill down by like 1/4 – which was good! I told David that we had “such and such dollars” leftover after everything cleared this pay day and he was like, “what? how? that’s terrible!” And I said, “that included paying $260 to Harley though, so that’s NOT bad! Sam’s Club really DOES help our budget”.
And don’t get me wrong, we don’t live bad at all (anymore… unlike that whole mess when the Army took back BAH on top of Maddie’s preK last year), but unless we cut the kids’ ballet/guitar we can’t cut anything else out. I refuse to do that, we don’t NEED to do that and I’m thankful for that.
Don’t get me wrong, we don’t live bad at all. We never starve, our bills our paid, I still get Starbucks, he still gets lunch out, we still eat out a few times a month, blah blah blah, I just feel like we should be living better than this! I’m just annoyed at the amount of bills we have and I’m just in a grumpy mood.
I’m just grumpy. I’m annoyed that we spend so much money on vehicle payments and insurance. I’m just rambling. And grumpy. And blarg. And I don’t know. I just needed to ramble I guess more than I thought I did.
Around the blog….. well as you can tell, it’s been pretty quiet around here. And honestly, I made myself sit down and type up today’s post. I do have the monthly group giveaway happening though, head here to enter that.
On Monday I talked about switching to no-contract phones and why we made the switch.
With the kids…..
Maddie’s currently whining because Fin wouldn’t help her find clothes.
Fin’s updating me on the current whiny Maddie situation.
Maddie had ballet on Wednesday, they’ve started rehearsing for their upcoming Spring recital and oh my gosh, Miss Maddie is so uncoordinated, bless her little heart. It’s cute, she only sort of pays attention anyway and then when it’s time to do it, she does try but I don’t know, it’s just so funny.
Fin had a guitar lesson on Wednesday as well. While in there, the kid who goes before Fin was sitting with his Dad and his dad heard the song start and went to peak and watch, went back to his boy to tell him how awesome it was that this little boy was just wailing on that guitar. He was going on and on and I couldn’t help but smile! The dad didn’t know that that was MY kid, but the son glanced my way and smirked when he saw me just grinning! That’s when I realized that the whole time I’d been hearing the music that it was FIN played the guitar part –not playing along with the guitar part but actually PLAYING IT! The whole thing! By himself! 4 lessons and he’s done.
Mr Steve came out and said, “we’re done! We’re starting the Hinder song next week”. 4 lessons and he can play Highway to Hell.
He’s been taking lessons since October and can play: Highway to Hell, In the end, Crazy train.
I don’t think that’s too awful at all, especially considering that he’s 6 years old and went in without any sort of guitar knowledge under his belt.
He’ll be starting All American Nightmare tonight.(make up from bad weather day)
I’m pretty proud of him! Like, a lot!
Well he’s living a good life! Cake pops, Cars carts, a $4 thrift store choo choo train (best $4 EVER spent), Mickey mouse, mom’s water cup, and guitar practice with his big bro. Life is good to him! Ha!