Usually these are funny. I don't think this one can be funny.
It just feels like nothing is working out right now. Hubby still hasn't gotten a job offer. The baby won't nap. One of the projects I was working on got cancelled, so another portion of our (super tiny) income is gone. AND...the 'm' key on our keyboard is actually broken.
"But how did you just type an 'm' if your 'm' is truly broken?" you ask. "By using the handy-dandy copy/paste feature that this fancy computer has!" I reply. That's right, folks. Every time we need to type the letter m, we have to hit "ctrl+v" instead. Unless we need to do a capital m, in which case we have to hunt all over the internet for an uppercase version and copy it instead. It is probably just as much fun as you're imagining, which is, of course, "not at all". UGH!
Do you know what is making me the most sad today though? That Tommy has expanded his job search to include Grand Rapids and Lansing. Because what else do you do when nothing is working out and you're running out of money and your kids need to eat? Sometimes you just have to let go of what you wish were best. For me, that's staying here, in this house, in this town, at this parish for ever and ever and ever, because I love it all so, so, so, so much. I've never been heartbroken by the prospect of moving, but if he gets a job in downtown Lansing, he will NOT be able to commute from here to there for very long. The price of gas. His time away from us. It wouldn't be worth it. So we will probably have to consider moving. I will cry my little broken heart out. And so will my girls. This whole situation has just gone from questionable to super suck-tastic in the span of 48 stressful hours.
But you guys don't come here to listen to me complain because you get enough of that from your kids and co-workers. Right about now you're looking at me and you're all "Wah, wah, wah....things aren't going the way you had hoped. Join the freaking club, whiny pants!". Which is true. So I will say that I'm SUPER glad we decided to homeschool this year because we don't have to deal with the prospect of the girls changing schools if the terrible horrible no-good very bad moving scenario does eventually come to fruition.
You know what else I'm super glad about? my...
See? Now I have to go find a capital m somewhere...
My friend Amber from The Daily Doty is all sweet and awesome and stuff and ordered me a brand-spankin' new laundry basket when she found out that I've been using the same one for over 11 years. She ordered herself one too, which means we are totally Basket Twins! Strangely similar to Basket Cases, as it turns out.
I mean, just look at how stoked I was the day that little treasure appeared at my house!
Totally the face of stokedness.
And also my darling friend Nina from The Adventures of Artsy Nina, who gathered up all sorts of crafty goodness and sent it to my lucky brood as a sweet thank-you for me featuring her snazzy vintage etsy shop on this here blog.
So things are hard. But we're still lucky.
Give us this day our daily bread...