TBQH: Teenagers Today Suck

This sign hung on our fridge pretty much the entire time I was growing up. I found it a home in my own kitchen both because of the emotional connection with my mom and because it’s true. I’m not getting paid to clean up after these kids. It wasn’t so much an issue when they were itty bitty — but we are now talking about teenagers and young adults. I’m going completely mad crazy over the lack of respect, outright defiance and just total disregard for anyone’s time but their own. How on earth did my sweet, caring, loving little

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Full Plate = Tons o’ Stress

Hustling to get a steady income coming in again, constant job searching, wedding planning, pushing the kids to get their schoolwork finished for the year… now add: mega cleaning, yard prepping (so our landlord can show the property to potential new tenants), packing to move, registering the kids for regular public school for next school year, getting them set with school clothes and supplies… I think I’m going to go mad. My stress/anxiety levels are through the roof! How does it always end up being everything all at once? Obviously, wedding planning is going to take a backseat for the

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M.I.A.

MIA for about six months. I know no one is heart-broken over it! LOL A lot of changes have transpired in that time. I’ve moved — in with my love and my kids in a new town. I’d love to say that everything has merged together seamlessly, but that just isn’t the case. It’s taking a lot of adjustments and tolerance. I think I’ve mentioned that I mother two teenage girls — it’s no picnic — and they seem sure they are not in need of any mothering. So day-to-day relations are a struggle. Picking battles are a struggle. Not giving

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Election Day 2012

Today I’ll be gritting my teeth and heading out to my polling place. Gritting my teeth because I’m not fully behind either of the presidential candidates, but I’m more against one than the other, so that’s going to direct my vote. Not my preference, really, but at least there are lower level choices to be made that I can be a little more confident about. The kids had a mock election in school yesterday. When I got home last night, they asked if I was going to go vote today and I said yes.  I was a little floored by

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My World – It’s Changing…

Yes, it’s been a while, again. Have been pretty wrapped up in life lately and there is so much going on right now that it’s literally insane. Still taking low dose Zoloft with Xanax as needed (though I’m finding I very rarely need the Xanax — which is nice). Biggest changes – I’m 100% sure it’s time to get a divorce. Complications – Lost my contract employment due to lack of organizational funding. Clearly, I’ve been job hunting and applying to positions daily but the anxiety associated with having to have a regular job that I have to go out

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