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Topic: Family Business
A Quick note on this post, it's dated the day it was written though I couldn't post it until 12/13 due to my internet being decidedly funky Monday night & that I was busy with the plumber here all day yesterday.
Good News: The house is Decorated for Christmas,
tree & all are finished.
Bad News: The house is a mess around the decorations.
Good News: The plumber is coming tommorow, we may have our water problems finished up by this time tommorow night.
Bad News: See above, it's 1030 at night & there's couch fluff all over my floors, the toilet bowl is brown, there's hair & other unpleasant looking things in my bathtub & the plumber is coming tommorow.
Good News: Heard from the ex this weekend & he got home safely from Iraq, he's not dead & he wants to send the kids a laptop for Christmas. (Mixed blessings here for sure).
Bad News: Heard from the ex & he's already pushing me & belittling me via email, I also called child support enforcement to check on the child support for this month & there's no check pending, my worst fears are reallized that now he's through with the whole combat thing the kids are not going to see any money to help us through our expenses.
Good News: I have the next 2 days off & can relax now that I'm through with everything I'm required to do for Christmas in the way of purchsing gifts.
Bad News: there's still plenty of things to do for Christmas like wrap presents, make cookies, make a nice dinner etc. etc.
Good News: I'm pretty much over my cough & cold.
Bad News: Miss 10 is home sick with diareah & vomiting & theres a good chance I'll end up sick being home with her.
Good News: I have bought all the Christmas presents I'm going to buy this year unless family sends money for more purchases which would be from them.
Bad News: See above where I mentioned the child support, I might not have spent so much if I'd known I'd be $200+ poorer than usual this month. (especially on what I got for myself & gave the kids to spend to get me gifts)
Good News: The Christmas tree is beautiful & we managed to get through the decorating with minimal yelling, bickering & fighting mr 7 only hit his sister once & miss 16 & I only argued twice when she wandered off to get online twice (anyone who reads my blog will notice that although I had 2 full days off this weekend I did not get online & blog or do anything else - except check email early saturday morning- at all this weekend- I spent it with the kids 100%.)
Bad News: The cat likes the tree & has already broken 2 or 3 ornaments from climbing, the ornament situation is a real issue because there were already many many broken ones in the boxes due to people not putting things away correctly last year & people climbing on the boxes over the summer (People meaning mr 7 who is a climber without reason - he will make detours just to climb over furniture & jump off it).
Good News: I have Christmas Eve off which means we get to go to Aunties as a family & enjoy ourselves longer than if I had to work until 8pm.
Bad News: I do not have Chirstmas Day off so we either have to do the tree Christmas Eve afternoon or in the evening on Christmas after I get home from work.
Good News: I have worked more than a few Christmases (this is the 6th year with this company & I'm 3 for 3 now) & they always send you home early.
Bad News: Any time not at home is too much time not at home on a holiday. (If you care about the Holiday- I was very zen this Thanksgiving, we'd had our feast the day before & I got all the togetherness, love & sharing I needed & was ok with working all day- good thing too, because we worked all day)
Good News: got lots of pictures of the tree decorating as you can see!
Bad News: Only bad news for you if you have dial up!
Good News: Had a great time Friday Night with my co-workers at our holiday night out!
Bad News: Didn't miss at least 1 person who was supposed to come & didn't. (well, not really bad news in my book: if you met this person you might understand) I still feel guilty though, when I can't like everyone I know wholeheartedly.
Good News: Ann Posted for the first time in months!
Bad News: I'm wishing I either had more time to post or more of a life to post about!
Good News: I might get to take a shower instead of a bath tommorow night! (see above about the plumber)
Bad News: I wouldn't have called the plumber if had known the money was going to be so tight with out the child support! I'm also, of course, worried that it'll cost more for the plumber than I've budgeted for the plumber.
Good News: Miss 10 is at 30 minutes keeping down toast, a new record since yesterday.
Bad News: I have to run the Vacum around the house before I go to bed & it's nearly 11pm already!