Hi all. Just droppin a note to rid myself of some negative energy that is draggin me down today..I thought I had been a little better managing my money this month. I was wrong. I’ve been on unemployment for over a year now and have been managing OK. This month, however, my ex hasn’t paid his child support yet and it has made me more broke than usual.
I converted my career from a hairdresser to a bookkeeper years ago because I needed to make more $ to survive. Now, I have been a bookkeeper for years, but the problem is no one has any money to manage so I can’t seem to find a job.
I have a ton of stuff to do at home to keep busy, but none of it is making me any money…I have almost gotten my house livable, just a few more things to do, I need to get my Mom’s apartment packed up and moved into storage, and I have to make more jewelry to promote my Etsy store.
I almost feel like Ralph Cramden right now, with all these ideas that never pan out. I invested in becoming a rep for a green energy company and never followed through because I had too much other ‘stuff’ to do. Now I have registered my jewelry business and posted some creations, but haven’t had time to promote it and make more stuff. I have tons of supplies and a gift card for a craft store to use but I’ve been so busy, I can’t seem to get to it.
October is going to be a crazy busy month too. My daughter has birthday parties to go to, my niece is getting married and my son and girlfriends’ baby shower are all in October and are all going to cost me $ that I can’t seem to find.
I am feeling a little overwhelmed today and sort of failurish. I will just ‘keep swimming’ and see what happens I guess.
If anyone knows where I can make $20 an hour 20-25 hours a week, hit me up..
So I’ve been busy the last two weeks trying to rearrange and declutter my house.
I haven’t been to the indoor yard sale at my friends gym since the first time I went. I think I have too much stuff and will probably donate instead.
I know I’m a pack rat but I really can’t believe how much stuff I actually have. Definitely time to thin the herd.
I got a loft bed for my daughter so that I could get the ‘daycare center’ look out of my living room and actually be able to have guests.
It’s such a process. My room was linked to the living room, my living room was linked to my sons room and my dining room is linked to storage and my moms apartment.
The living room is looking pretty good. All we need is a new tv stand and to bring the coffee table over from storage.
For the dining room I have to take the China closet and table to storage and bring in my moms table and chairs from her place. My dining room set is antique and has been taking a beating. I want to put it away so I can restore it before it gets un-restorable.
The bedroom I was actually working on today. I went through my closet. OMG. I got it pretty organized but I still have to go through the sweaters and sweatshirts that are on the top shelf. I’m thinking most of them will be leaving. We still have to thin out my daughters toys so they all fit neatly in their space and I have to find homes for the clothes that I wear on a regular basis. I feel like a bag lady, they are all in bags on top of my daughters blanket chest.
I want to get back to making jewelry for my Etsy store, but I can’t take time for that until I am done with the house. I can’t wait to be done, then I have to pack up my moms apartment and get that into storage before the weather gets too nasty. Eesh..