I did survive the long stint with 5 children, and I did it with one hand tied behind my back.
Piece of cake, actually...
The problem started after they left, when a stupid friggin' migraine reared it's ugly head, and then things just started building from there.
(if cheap chocolate gives you migraines, I recommend staying away from those little Nestle's chocolate mud cake coffee sticks. They're a killer.)
Then... I have the security lights guy coming out Thursday, and the bill for 2 double security lights, a power point and a wall sconce, not to mention partially re-doing the shed wiring, is gonna set me back approx. $300.
Then Jazzy, my sweet oldest cat, has problems with her ears, so a trip to the vet cost me $52 yesterday and we ended up scheduling a total ear resection for Friday, which is gonna be a further $500 or so.
More like the "or so" and it wouldn't surprise me to find that another $200 needs to be added to the original quote.
"Ear re-section" doesn't sound like too much does it? But what it means is removing about 80% of her ears to get rid of the dead and dying tissue.
To put it in layman's terms, they're gonna whack her ears off, and my stomach turns, even thinking about it.
And tonight? Like I said, I've been dealing with a killer migraine, and with the bills mounting, I have no choice but to continue working, so I work a full 8 hours today with 4 children, finishing at 5:30... and then at 6, I need to present myself for a 4 hour first aid course and see if I can survive until 10:30 tonight.
Only to get up at 4:30 tomorrow morning and start it all over again. And again and again...
Bills, taxes, sore pussy cats, headaches, paperwork.... It's all just got me snowed under right now, and feeling sorry for myself...
But when and if things settle down, I'll be back with my usual inane drivel.
Lucky you, eh?