Chronic pain and depression live with me not the other way around!
"God uses pain and tribulation to make things right in our lives" courtesy of The African American Devotional Bible King James Version
You'll find no whining and complaining here! Love your life - it's a gift! **Tag Free Blog**
I love that Kiana has included one of her childhood pictures amongst the family photos. After all she's part of our crazy group.
I love my Olive pillows, along side my bargain blue ones that I purchased at Ross. The wall decal is from Willow Creek Sign. Charles and I fell in love with the sofa set at Ashley's Furniture in San Diego. So when we moved to Las Vegas we knew we had to have it!
More family photos and trinkets that we have collected through out the years.
I love including seasonal decorative items in our living space.
I got up this morning and decided to redo this wall. It wasn't feeling complete and it was very flat. The chalkboard is from Sweetie Pie Suite. Sock Monkey loves his new home in the living space.
With the growing number of unemployed and underemployed households it's comforting to know that there are websites and bloggers sharing information and personal stories. Here's just a few of my favorites!
SuddenlyUnemployed- Why do I recommend this site? It offers tips for dealing with the emotions that come with being unemployed. I didn't see that at any other site. You'll also find job search, financial and social service program assistance information. The website does have a forum but they're very active on Facebook!
Survival Insight - For Economically Changing Times - From how to get health care when you have no insurance to complain to what to do if you can't pay your car loan you'll receive a variety of information that can be overwhelming when dealing with being unemployed! You can sign up to receive updates or follow them on Twitter!
Smart Unemployment - You have questions regarding the new Unemployment Extensions? Well, you can get your's answer…
This morning, my husband and I were listening to the news. The topic was cough and cold medicine abuse amongst teenagers. They had a mother share how she found her 18 year old son dead. He had overdosed on cough medicine and prescription drugs.
It was also mentioned that the federal government is considering requiring a prescription for cold and cough medicine. The companies that make and distribute cold and cough medicine are fighting this. They currently are actively advertising and distributing information on what to for if you think your kids are abusing the medicine.
My question is...do you think the federal government should get involved? Should we be required to make and pay for a doctor's appointment for cough and cold medicine?
Kareem, our nephew, suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital for brain surgery last week. We pray for his recovery and for our family.
Kiana, our teen, has her first on-campus day of school today. She attends school 8am to 12 noon, one day a week. Since Charles is currently unemployed so he decided he would get her up and out the door to catch the bus. He's also the fashion police and insisted Kiana change from shorts to jeans this morning.
Marcus was hired by Big 5 Sporting Goods last week and will be starting his job on Friday. He thanked my husband and I for teaching him quick, winning interview answers. How sweet!
I actually found a link to Rowdy Kittens when an article they had written was shared on Yahoo. This couple documented how they decided to get rid of their cars, home and extra stuff so they would have more financial freedom and a healthier life.
Charles shared with me that I deserved better. I asked him what he meant by that. His reply, "You deserve a husband that can provide you a home, car and financial security." I told him that he does provide me security and love for me and the kids. And I'm not asking for him to provide me with material things.
With the ups and downs of the economy marriages can take a beating. Wives must remember that husbands do want to be the provider.
I reminded Charles that he's always the head of the household ~ working or not.