Saturday, November 22, 2008


Ok, I have lots of randomness to blab about tonight.. first of all, I've just been put on Prozac for my manic depression.. Oh yay! Been reading lots on Prozac.. both good and bad.. I've only been on it for 4 days now, so I just have to wait it out and see how my brain reacts to it.. wish me luck! I'm a bit scared and hopeful at the same time. Scared that I could have some of the bad side effects such as night terrors, debilitating headaches, insomnia.. etc. and hopeful that I can be one of those people that says that Prozac has made my life soo much better! It's just a waiting game now!

Anyway, so last July I signed up for an online school to get my Associate's Degree to be a Veterinarian Technician. I've always had a huge heart and lots of compassion for animals and have always felt that this is something I want to do with my life; help animals. Finally at the ripe old age of ** I decided to take the plunge. So far, so good.. the subjects have been very interesting: Animal Restraint, Physical Examination.. etc.. Then I got the above book for my next class. "Understanding Computers. Today and Tomorrow". All 701 pages of it (not including the reference pages). I was a bit surprised when I got this book. Seems a bit daunting that I have to read every frickin page of it.. especially when it is something that I really am not interested in and don't care to learn about! *sigh*. Im on page 52 so far! Yay me! I'm soo NOT excited about this.. but all I can do is read and get through it so that I can move on to the more interesting stuff! I know it will be worth it in the end.. and you never know.. I may just learn something!!

On another note.. I'm thinking of doing a "random photo" each week. I will post a random pic once a week.. will be of ANYTHING random in my life whether it be my kids, my pets, my husband, moi, something that we have done, something in our house.. WHO Knows!? May be a bit interesting though.. stay posted!

Also, I'm going to be updating my blog friends links thingy over there... (lol).. soo leave me a comment if u are interested in trading links with me.. As long as your blog has something interesting or entertaining to say then I would love to trade links with u!! Ciao.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas time already!!

Oh yes.. it is coming quickly! Seems like just yesterday I was complaining about the HEAT.. now it is getting colder every day, the kids have new winter coats and yes.. soon it will be time to put up Christmas decorations!! I used to hate the Holidays when I was younger but now that I have children, I love it! The part I don't love is not being able to buy all of the things that my kids want. I dont want to spoil them with everything they want but it would be nice to be able to get them a decent amount of things.. The money is not there, though. My 5 year old thinks that Santa will bring him anything he wants.. Thinks that price doesnt matter because it's FREE from Santa!! How do you explain to a 5 year old that it is not free.. or tell him WHY Santa didnt bring him what he wants?? I mean, he is the type that will really get his heart broken if he doesnt get what he asks for.. he will think Santa doesn't like him or something!.. When I was a kid, my mom told me that Santa sent her a bill for the presents and not to ask for a lot because she couldn't afford a lot. I told my son not to ask for a lot because Santa doesn't have a lot of room in his sleigh because he has so many other kids to give toys to! It's times like these when I really hate being poor. I see other kids that have piles and piles of gifts under the tree and we can't afford much at all for our kids.

What really sucks now is that most stores have gotten rid of layaway! I guess they think that everyone in the world has Credit Cards and can just charge it now and pay later.. Not everyone has a credit card! Kmart is the only place that offers layaway now.. so I think the other retail stores are going to be losing a lot of our business this year! It's so much easier to make bi-weekly payments than to have it all at once! This sounds like an advertisement for Kmart but it really isn't! I think they are very smart for bringing it back because a lot of people depend on that at Christmas time. I think Walmart made a big mistake by getting rid of it!.. Yes, Im poor white trash and I do shop at walmart! heh.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The present economy and our future!

Wow the economy has really gone on a downward spiral since I last wrote in here.. I guess maybe other people are feeling it a bit more than I am just because, well, Im used to being broke so it's nothing new to me! Seems everyone is struggling now, jobs are harder to get because everyone is looking for a job. So many places are laying off and like always, just in time for the holidays.. These corporate rich people sure know the best time to lay people off and ruin the holidays for the entire family, eh?

I am quite happy though with the gas prices going back down.. My husband told me today that the gas station by his job is down to $1.97! I never thought I would see prices that low again considering that just 2 months ago it was over $4.00! It's nice to be able to fill up for half of the price now.. I just hope it stays this way for awhile!

I hear a lot of people talk about how hard they are struggling right now.. that they can't pay their bills or can't afford food or this or that.. Like I said, I'm used to it, so it's not that much of a big deal to ME, lol.. I guess some people don't realize that there IS help out there!! Maybe people just have too much pride to ask for assistance but sometimes you need to swallow your pride and ask for it.. your family needs it!! If you are considered low income you can get help for food and healthcare. I dont know about in other states, but right now in Ohio Social Services is helping out with a lot of things! If you have a family of 5 and make less than $4000 a month you can qualify for gas cards totalling $400 or $800 if two adults in the home are working full time! That is a lot of gas!! They also have a utility assistance program where they are offering to help up to $700 towards utility bills! If you only have one vehicle in the family and it needs repairs they will help with that as well! There is all kinds of help out there, you just have to find out! We have all paid taxes and we deserve to get the help when we need it.. I guess if you make too much money and don't qualify then stop whining about it because there are people A LOT worse off than you are!

People also might not know about other utility assistance programs. Most electric companies and gas companies have the PIP (Percentage of Income Program) which is where they take your income, consider how many family members you have.. etc and they figure out what they think you can afford each month for utilities. It is usually much lower than what your normal bill would be! Also, HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) helps out considerably with heating bills in the winter time! If you are struggling, get the help that you need!

I dont know what the future holds for this country. I think it's a bit scary. Im really tired of hearing about Obama.. being called "the black jesus" and the new "messiah".. are you freaking kidding me?? Isn't it blasphemy to call anyone else Jesus or the Messiah?? I find it a bit frightening to think this is what people are considering this man to be!.. I don't like getting into political conversations. I think he has some good ideas, but I dont trust the man, to be honest... but apparently everyone else believes every word out of his mouth as if it were the bible. I think that is just wrong in itself to feel that way about anyone!

I know I might anger some people with this, but damn it, I am soo sick of hearing about how everyone is crying in happiness or celebrating because a black man has made it to the presidency. Do you people forget that his mother is WHITE and his father is black?? So he is BOTH white and black! His black father left him and his white mother raised him.. then his white grandparents raised him.. so he was essentially raised white! I dont want to make this a racial issue but damn, I'm tired of hearing about it!!!.. I HOPE that he follows through with all of his promises, but something inside of me tells me that his followers are in for a BIG let down. .. and that is exactly what they are.. his followers.. scary.
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