More randoms, cause well I never have just one thing on my mind.
1) Couch 2 5K update-I only got one day in so far this week, that was Wednesday. We have had 2 big snow storms this week.
I am going to do week 2 day 2 tonight after work and I guess am going to have to motivate my butt to the gym Sunday to do day 3 unless it’s really nice out and I can do it outside. I purposely try to not schedule gym days on weekends because I love my lazy weekends. We also have alot to do around the house this weekend cause my mom is comming next weekend and it’s the first time she see’s the place and I want it to be perfect. Or nearly anyhow. That mean’s putting the finishing coat on the last wall in our bedroom ( I had made one wall a differant colour then the rest and then changed my mind.) finishing painting the primed and ready trim, interior doors, door and window jams.
2) Food Update-I do so well all day, perfect balanced, portion controled, healthy diet, then I get and BAM! sabotage. I love my husband however his infinity with sugar and baked good’s has led to my ever increasing thigh diameter. Last night we had warm fresh baked cinnamon buns. How can a girl say no? Last week he made a chocolate cake, I brought half of it to work and fed it to my co-workers. haha.
His being off work is making us both fatter, but man the house is clean and all my meals are cooked for me. haha
3) We are VERY strapped financialy and it’s causing us great stress. Like I don’t know how we are going to fill our oil tank so we applied to the Salvation Army for the Good Neighbours program that helps fill your oil tank for you during times of hardship. You can only apply once every 3 years, we have never applied for any kind of help before, but we are just that broke. Sadly, I think we won’t qualify due to my salary, nevermind that I alone am paying the mortage, electric, land taxes, water bill, student loans, phone bill ect.. I am still over the poverty line. I pray this does not disqualify us. It makes me sad that Dave is getting $400.00 a month, and because we are married can’t get all this help cause I earn to much, I just wish people could look at it as a whole picture, and what I get after taxes, along with Dave’s income leaves us $250 in the hole each month now, but his mom has been helping. I feel bad taking money from his mom. Last year she paid the $500 deductable for our insurance when we got robed on December 10th 07, Evan’s due date. She then paid for Dave to be off work for one month after the baby died, she paid for his headstone and grave plot, for the funeral, bought us a trip to Cuba for a week to try and heal in the sun 1 month after the baby died, and now, a year later we are in a worse possition. When I was on Mat leave I was getting $800.00 a month, he is getting half of that. We have to find someway out this, I have faith we will, somehow, someway. The kicker is he can still do many things, and he could a job, but he has to find a job that is flexible with letting go for 1 hour of physio 3x a week, occasional meeting with an Ocupational Therapist, going for surgery and needing a week off for that then followed by even more physio for 8-10 weeks post surgery. I am just not sure any employer is that flexible.
I am open to advise and suggestions on that front. I am in Canada, so I can’t do things like Cha Cha which is only open to American’s sadly. I have tried the Pay Per Post thing but my blog dosen’t generate enough traffic currently which why I got ‘laid off’ in the first place from Pay Per Post themselves.
The worse part is, I KNOW so many people are in this boat or worse and I hate feeling self absorbed or self pitting, I just want to make it work and shut up already.
I have faith, that somehow things will come around if we are patient long enough. Thanks for listening for listening to me though, I know it will turn around, I do have faith, I will make it work, It just sucks right now.