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innerpeace - Thursday Dec 19, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I stopped at the craft store and bought some stuff for my vegetable tree thing. In my mind it looks perfect, but I will see how it actually turns out, it might just turn into a platter. I also thought of doing a fruit wreath and again, I think it will work in my thoughts...but who knows.

I then went to Aldi and bought the fruits and vegetables I think I need ($47.00) worth. They had everything I needed except the green grapes. Go figure.

I get home and cook mushroon, onions and spinach for the flat bread pizza I love. I cooked for my dogs and then I started watched the impeachment stuff. Wasted my time.

I will get the girl tonight and then see what I can make with my fruit and vegeables. I just hope this doesn't take all night.

B: blueberry bagel with a smidge of cream cheese

L: left over pizza

S: sweet and salty almond bar - co-worker left a small piece of pumpkin roll on my desk....i ate it - hope it wasn't poisoned :(

No idea what to do for dinner, will probably pick something up...somewhere!

Have a great night IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/19/2019:
I hope the pumpkin roll wasn't poisoned....oh my! Your fruit and veggie platter sounds like a good idea!!! I'm sure it will turn out great! I'm on a blueberry muffin kick myself.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2019:
Fruit wreath sounds awesome as well :)

pumpkin roll sounds interesting! :)

happy-1 on 12/20/2019:
$47 for a potluck dish??? Ouch. I dunno if this Mexican market by you is as cheap as the ones by me... But when the grocery stores are charging $2.49 for a pound of tomatoes, the mexican market by me will have it for $.50 a pound...

By you: https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-plaza-supermarket-cleveland

By me: https://elsupermarkets.com/south-gate-garfield-5702-e-firestone-blvd/#ad

Donkey on 12/20/2019:
I hope you will take a picture of your vegetable tree!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/20/2019:
your veggie tree is spectacular! how'd you hold it together!?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/21/2019:
ok, i got it!

innerpeace - Wednesday Dec 18, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I was supposed to pick up the girl but...

I texted her and said I need to run an errand for work, would she like to go to Applebee's. She said sure.

About 3:40 i get a text saying she will be a little late because her Mom took her to pick up Sarah (a family friend - who her mom plays taxi service for - I've never met her....but I know I don't like her).

Me:.Yeah, that's not going to work for me. You enjoy your time with Sarah and your mom because both you and your mom know what time I get there to pick you up. That is just rude and disrespectful and I won't let you treat me like my time doesn't matter because I told you I had an errand to run.

Girl: why don't you run your errand and then come and get me?

Me: No...again that doesn't work for me, I will just see you on Thursday, enjoy your night.

Girl:  well can my mom drop me off at your house.

Me: what time?

Girl: 4:40 ish. Will you be home?

Me: Of course I will be home! She how that works?

Girl: (about 5:00) are you home? 

Me: Yes

Girl: I'm at the front door.

So I let her in and just tell her I think that is just rude and insensitive, and you know I complain when the stupid play starts late, why would i NOT complain when you are late, when you KNOW I am coming and what time I get there.

She was all attitudinal and went upstairs.

I cooked dinner. I steamed some brocolli and baked some of this baked pasta I bought, which turned out delicious (I got these at Aldi and will have to go look for them again). I dipped these in spaghetti sauce and was happy. I also heated up the girl some grilled frozen chicken strips. So she ate chicken and brocolli. We would have been at Applebee's had she not did her own thing.

I told her not to be mad at me, it wasn't my fault, her mother couldn't take here home before playing taxi service for Sarah. She said I know. She also told me they had a bomb threat at school and had to be evacuated. I didn't know this and felt bad that she had to stand out in the cold for a while.

I did offer to drive her home, she said NO, her mom could drive. Whatever! I also told her that if I say it is ok for her mom to treat me that way, then I will be out there waiting everyday. I'm not OK with this. ANYWHO...I don't like drama...

POTUS gave us off 12/24 - can't complain about a day off.

I have decided to try and make a vegetable Christmas Tree for the Christmas luncheon on Friday...if I can figure out how to get it to stay together. I am going shopping for stuff aftwer work. If it turns out cute enough, I will take pictures.

Today has got to be a better day! IP


Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/18/2019:
That's good you set boundaries with the girl. It's nice to have dinner and everything for her, even if not Applebees, sounds even healthier and more work for you to make dinner at home :) and sounds tasty!

Your "vegetable tree" idea is so creative and no matter what i'd like to see it. maybe skewers will help? i'm excited to see what you do...maybe a romaine lettuce standing up?! who knows. i'm sure it will be cute. will you hang cherry tomatoes on it!? i'm sure your version is very different from what i think of!

happy-1 on 12/18/2019:
i am proud of you for setting and enforcing boundaries!!!! you deserve respect and consideration from her and her family

bearcountrygg on 12/18/2019:
I agree with HOP and Happy......boundaries need to be set...maybe if it's her Mom getting put out a few times she will decide that they should work with you. I'm proud of you for getting her even when her dad isn't at home...not all step Moms would be that welcoming. Also keeping in mind that you just got rid of the bugs she brought into your houses and now if they don't do the same at their house then yours could get reinfected again. They are lucky that you are so interested in her, hopefully they will learn to cooperate.

Donkey on 12/19/2019:
I applaud you for laying it out and standing your ground.

innerpeace - Tuesday Dec 17, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I just read my last entry and my note to self....the crashy noise was my new large, 40 load new Gain laundry detergent falling off a wire rack and spilling all over my basement floor...good times and let me tell you this stuff is slicker than snot. I had put down sheets, towels and blankets to try and mop it all up. It spread over about 10 feet of area. I would try to stand on my sheets and it would soak through, it was just so much. When I would step off one of my sheets or towels, I would slide all over...if only I were younger, this may have been fun.

Once I got it cleaned up I washed those sheets, towels and blankets (they were just throw blankets) I had to rinse them 10 times to get all the laundry soap out of them. And now that I'm thinking about it, this soap had congealed and I probably could have swept it up with my broom and dust pan...whelp hindsite is 20/20.

People at work are really bugging me lately and I'm finding it harder and harder to keep my patience with them. I'm wondering if this is just because it is the end of the year or do people really suck this much the entire year and it is just now bugging me.

Yesterday I had a crock pot of pinto beans and they sure did their job giving me a case of gas all night long...I made fried potatoes with onions with them.

Tonight I have to pick up the girl and think we will go out some where. I have to run an errand for work and I really don't feel like cooking. Maybe Applebee's.

B: toast

L: left over beans and potatos


Friday we have our Christmas luncheon at work...I have to contribute something, i have decided what yet.

DH told me he was cooking prime rib for Christmas - we have done this the last three years.

Hope you all have a great day! IP


Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/17/2019:
Awww, IP. sorry that things are falling and cleaning has been quite a job for you! But now you will relax soon and skip cooking dinner, i hope you continue to keep on and doing well xoxo

happy-1 on 12/17/2019:
People at work are bugging you because you are overwhelmed. The laundry soap incident was a lot of work, but could happen to anyone. The constant drama that is introduced by the work you put in to facilitate and clean up from the girl's visits is next level.

Meds and therapy will help, but a social worker might be what will help negotiate boundaries and make sure she is adequately being cared for at her mom's house so that the chaos stops spilling over into yours.

Donkey on 12/17/2019:
^100% what Happy said. Everything.

happy-1 on 12/18/2019:
If Donkey seconds what I said, then I will add that I deeply wish someone had called social services when I was a kid for my parents. Or that I had called social services as an adult instead of trying to help them on my own.

happy-1 on 12/18/2019:
Mom sounds like she has untreated mental health issues... Boundaries will help but it will be hard to keep enforcing them if the girl suffers. She also deserves to have boundaries for what behavior is acceptable from her mom, and a third party is key to that.

innerpeace - Monday Dec 16, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Note to self - when you hear a crashy noise in the basement - go check on it!

So we bombed and washed and cleaned everything....we heated and froze other things hopefully we got them all. There was tons of bugs in DH's recliner, we didn't even try to clean that...we just tossed it out. There were no other visible bugs and we did not see any crawling around in the mattresses up stairs and hopefully the bombs worked. We through dog beds outside - below freezing temperatures kills bed bugs.

DH called the school and argued with the man who insisted they are not coming from school, yet there are news reports and newspaper stories all about bed bug infestation at the high school. DH says, I have one kid that goes to your school where there are bed bugs and now I have bed bugs in my home. The man on the other end kept denying it and DH told him he wasn't going to argue, he just wanted him to know...there are still bed bugs at the school. He hung up and wasn't interested in hearing about it. The girl said she will change clothes at her mom's house before she comes over...


I work up Sunday and baked for my mom and got her Christmas box together for DH to put in the mail. I baked cookies all morning and made fundge for her. I'm glad that's over. I ate a few cookies (peanut butter).

Life seems really hard right now....

Friday I had pizza (spinach, mushrooms, onions)

Saturday I had left over pizza, sweet and salty bar, sushi and fried rice.

Sunday cookies, licked the fudge pan, frito chili pie with alvacado


B: toast

L: frito chili pie

D: pinto beans and I think I will roast some potatoes

Back to work today, hopefully it will be a good day.


Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/17/2019:
It's good you got the bed bug situation taken care of right away. i hope they remain gone :)

do you think there are bed bugs at her mom's house?

it's good dh called the school to at least notify them!

did you make the frito chili pie? sounds unique and creative as usual from you!!!!

Donkey on 12/17/2019:
Oh my what an ordeal! I hope the bed bugs are gone. Please be vigilant to make sure they don't come back.

Life may feel hard, but I think you're doing a fantastic job getting through it.

happy-1 on 12/17/2019:
Do you think there are bedbugs in her mom's car?

innerpeace - Thursday Dec 12, 2019

Weight: 328.9

So here is an event from hell...

12/3/19 Tuesday- I get the girl and she comes over, we eat dinner, she showers and does whatever it is she does and while she is waiting on her mother to pick her up she says - oh hey I think they have bed bugs at shcool. I make a mental note and say that sucks.

12/5/19 Thursday - I don't get the girl because I was aggravated that she wants to buy her mom Starbucks because she's having a bad day. WTF!! (in my head I hear myself - her mom having a bad day taking care of her ailing husband who she cheated on with while being married to my husband - I don't care, I don't give not two not even one f&ck! And her father has had not one but two knee surgeries and is in pain everyday and goes to work and works is @ss off and never once did she say...hey my dad his having a bad day, let's take him coffee! And I go to work everyday and your dad goes to work everyday and your mom may or may not work and you want us to buy her coffee? WTF...again...NO).

12/5/19 Thursday evening - I am itching and have a string of red dots under my elbow up tricep to my armpit - I'm like WTH is this, i scratch and move on.

12/7/19 Saturday evening - I'm taking a shower and DH runs upstairs and is holding a bug...he asks 'what do you think this is? It was biting me. I say, you don't even want to know what I think! So after I get out of the shower and dressed and go down stairs I tell DH about the conversation the girl and I had on Tuesday night. He says...I don't think it's that but we check the mattresses in our bedroom and in hers for bed bugs.

12/11/19 Wednesday - I get the girl and she comes over, we eat dinner, she showers and does whatever it it she does and while she is wating on her mother to pick her up she asks - so why were my blankets and sheet messed up? I say...oh girl...well I had bites on me and your dad found a bug so we were checking for bed bugs. She says...oh, my school sent home a paper and said to spray with alchol water and if you don't like the smell of alcohol water add some fabric softener to it.  My mom has spray bottles in every room in our house. (in my head I hear myself...yeah right - your mom let you live with head lice for four years, so I seriosuly doubt she is going to have alcohol spray bottles in each room of your hosue for bed bugs).Not to mention my whole body itches!

Today on my way to work, in a traffic jam from hell DH sends a picture of a bug and says I found this bug crawling on me...its a f&cking bed bug. He said he found three more in his recliner! WTF....so we have bed bugs. I AM LIVID! I am just so totally disgusted with coparenting and being a stepmother. I hate it! I told DH to throw his chair out. I just bough the other furniture in June so it is relatively new and I can't afford to buy new furniture. I am beyond mad and disgusted and I would bury my face in a whole cheese cake to not have to deal with this right now...and I still itch and feel things crawling on me!

B: ezekiel toast

S: sweet and salty bar

L: tortilini with marinara sauce


So through with today and its not even 10:00.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 12/12/2019:
((HUGS))....You have my sympathy...we had foster kids arrive with head lice and dosed them within a couple of hours)...but never bedbugs.....we found out about scabies prior to arrival and prevented them from coming into the house....but never had to cope with bedbugs. One thing about bedbugs though is that they are larger and can be easily seen......One thing you could do with the chair after dosing it...you can use some wide tape wrapped around your hand...and let the sticky side pick up any stragglers. For any of her future visits she may bring them back though as well as spread them in your car....bedbugs infest hotels by luggage carrying them....( When staying in a hotel I always check under the mattress the first thing when I go into the room. Good luck....also vacuum everywhere including furniture and empty the vacuum every time you use it. At first I was surprised that they could be in school...but then I realized that they are probably coming into the school in backpacks.....I'm sad that you have to deal with all of this.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2019:
I know a friend who had bed bugs and they had to bomb his house, or whatever thy do to get rid of them....i hope you are able to get rid of them very soon...i have heard they are a very big pain in the butt...

Donkey on 12/13/2019:
As Horn said, I would recommend bombing your house. Not literally, but there are pesticide bombs that you can set off in a closed house to kill off an infestation. After the bombing, it becomes nontoxic.

But this SUCKS.

legcramps on 12/13/2019:
Oh man, i'm so sorry to hear about the mess with the bedbugs. What an incredibly irritating thing to have to deal with! I hope it gets sorted quickly!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/15/2019:
i hope you are getting thru the bed bug situation. so sorry!

happy-1 on 12/17/2019:
The stories about the girl and her mother sound like child abuse / neglect. Might be time to call social services. Just saying.

The situation with bedbugs at her home sound like she is going to carry them back with her every time.

You probably have to fumigate and that is going to be a project. Make sure she helps with the labor to deal with it since she brought them in and she should be pulling her weight when she visits. She should have chores at your house just like she has chores at hers. The more effort she has to put in the more respectful she will be of your resources and the more she will value her relationship with you.

innerpeace - Wednesday Dec 11, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Last night I got home and starting cooking, usually I wait and don't eat until later in the night. I roasted from acorn squash, made some dressing and some pumpkin risotto (which was in a bag). It all tasted good...except there was a spice in the risotto I didn't care for.

Between DH getting home between 1:30-2:00 and my crazy animals, I'm lucky if I am beeing getting about 4 -5 hours of sleep. Tonight I will try to go to bed earlier...I'm hoping for 10:00.

I have to get the girl tonight. I told DH if I have to wait another time for her to get home, I am not going over there anymore to get her. I will not condone this treatment, it is NOT ok to make me wait when they (the girl and her mother) know what time I get there. It is unacceptable to me...and if it happens again, I refuse to go over there to get her. This is her dad's visitation time (and he is at work) not mine. I know I sound harsh...but again it is NOT ok to accept this. AND yesterday was officially the girl's birthday and she calls DH and asks if she can buy Starbucks - DH says yes, because it is her birthday, but then she asks, can I get my mom some too. WTF??? Her mother should be buying it for her...it is her birthday! OMG I hate this woman with every bit of my being! I'm just not going to exert any more effort in this. I need to take care of my own self.

B: ezekiel toast with PB

L: PB sandwhich AND I hate about four/five sugar cookies with icing...because they were in the break room. I suck today!

D: mashed potatoes, turkey sausage (for the girl) with grilled onions and peppers

The girl wanted the cranberry creamcheese dessert, I may make it for her, I may wait until the weekend. I D K.

Work is very slow lately, I'm just hoping I can make it through the new girl without using more of my annual leave and sick leave.

Have a great evening iP!

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/11/2019:
These are trying times, indeed.

There's a lot of sugar crap at my office too. Finding it very hard to resist.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/11/2019:
I'm with you...girlie should be ready for you :)...i hope they can work it out for you!

love your sausage and peppers. i want to make this.

cranberries with cheesecake....great idea. i may have to make this at some point,too.

happy-1 on 12/17/2019:
Good job setting boundaries and consequences. Make sure you enforce them.

happy-1 on 12/17/2019:
Also there are some good vegan cheesecake recipes out there!

innerpeace - Tuesday Dec 10, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I thought I was doing better, but I had another bought with my depression and tears and just having the blues in general. Made an appointment with the therapist to maybe start with some medication...last resort.

DH called me last night, he had fallen at work and they thought he broke his hand...after an ER trip and xrays - it is just badly bruised...thank goodness.

Last night I cooked onions, mushrooms, garlic and spinach and I put this on flat bread - this is a cheeseless pizza. It tasted good.

We decided early on that we were going to only get a few gifts for the kids for Christmas - I am doing a snowman for each of them like below...

And I was doing Zentangle as a stress relief and made these three to go on the envelopes (to distinguish) which snowman belongs to who....I thought they turned out nice - or at least it helped me.

I think the V is my favorite.

I took the dogs and went to get gas last night. THese little guys just love to drive in the car.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/10/2019:
Therapists are helpful. I am going thru something i wish i wasn't going thru right now. I hope to get better, by finding coping skills and working on my confidence. I still have a ways to go.

Your dinner of cheeseless pizza sounds amazing and your art is also amazing!..i like them all, i think i like them all the same and cannot choose which one is best...but if i had to - the K or J is my personal favorite! :) It takes a lot of patience to do that kind of art!

Donkey on 12/11/2019:
I kind of like the K...

happy-1 on 12/17/2019:
Hugs. Trying meds is brave and a good step forward. No need to run in sand if you can switch to running on pavement.

innerpeace - Monday Dec 09, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I left work early Friday - not sure why, I just didn't want to be there. I got home and DH was gone, he went with a friend to lunch. but we put up the Christmas tree when he got home.

Saturday I get up and go get my hair cut and touched up - covered the gray. I went with DH to his company's Christmas dinner. It was nice. I do get uncomfortable as I do not know these people nor do I want to. We sat in a photo booth and had our caricatures drawn. And then we drive home after the prizes were given away....we didn't win. I ate a small piece of roast and 1/2 piece of cheesecake...this was a big mistake. My body says WHY? I had bathroom issues all day on Sunday and some cramping. So won't be eating meat again anytime soon....or dairy.

Sunday laundry day and house clean day. DH went to pick the girl up and take her to orchestra rehearsal. He does this because her mom won't....she would rather go pick up the 'family friend' from work than take her daughter to an extra currircular activity..DH doesn't mind, but I have an attitude with it. Sunday we had brocoli potatoe soup and baked beans.

Here is the caricature from this weekend.


Dinner tonight, probably baked potatoe with onions, mushrooms and spinach.

Have a great day. IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 12/09/2019:
Love the drawing....and it does look like you guys!!!

Donkey on 12/09/2019:
Your reaction to meat was very interesting! I can see why that would be rough on the tummy.

I love the caricatures - quite cleverly done!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/10/2019:
You should hang that in your house, the caricature is GREAT!

happy-1 on 12/17/2019:
That drawing is awesome. Sorry you were sick after the party. Positive mental attitude even when you are down... Good job.

innerpeace - Thursday Dec 05, 2019

Weight: 328.9

So I burned dinner last night...forgot all about it being in the oven. Thank goodness for smoke alarms. No one was injured in this unfortunate event!

Second round black bean burgers with avocado and garlic bread with baked beans. Too many beans last night.

The girl called DH and asked if she could buy her mom Starbucks! WTW!! Hell to the NO! I told him to lock the card and don't let her use it, apparently this was a very bad idea! Lesson learned. I was so mad I even told DH I didn't want to go get her tonight, I don't even want to deal with her. Not to mention the last two Thursdays I picked her up I had to wait. For some reason when her mother picks her up from school, she doesn't take her home. Instead the rude ass mom takes the girl to pick up their 'family firend' and I'm sitting there at their house for 30 minutes waiting for them to get back. I told the girl...she knows what time I get there and her reply was...I know but my mom won't bring me back home. What EVER!! I'm not waiting tonight...that for sure!!

I asked to take off tomorrow, but I haven't heard back from my boss. I really won't have anything to do and will just mess around and pretend I'm busy. Oh well we will see.

No plans this weekend. I may go shopping for a few other things.

I have no idea what to cook tonight for dinner. I thought I wanted to girll onions, mushrooms and spinach and put them over a baked potator. Or I could try the garbanzo/artichoke patties, I still haven't made. I will see how I feel when I get home.

B; bagel

L: left over black bean burger with avocado, banana

S: pop tarts


Have a great night IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 12/05/2019:
I will say...that there is nothing like earning the money themselves to make them appreciate it. Maybe time to encourage babysitting or some other part time job...if she is 15 she is old enough.

Donkey on 12/06/2019:
I hope you got today off.

I give you guys credit for trying to work with the girl. It didn't work, but it was a good try.

If she doesn't have money to do things with friends, all the more incentive to get a job.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2019:
your lunch sounds tasty!

and dinner sounds amazing!

anyways, i do agree that babysitting is a great part time gig on the weekend for someone girlie's age :)

happy-1 on 12/06/2019:
I can't believe that her mom would be so rude. She should have given you a heads up then driven her to your house.

innerpeace - Wednesday Dec 04, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Well the week started off ok...

Big fiasco with the girl - I can't calculate in my brain how to deal with it...so I avoided it all together. The girl had mentioned a few times during the last couple of months that she had opportunities to do something with friends...but didn't have any money. So for some reason I had it in my head that she needed money. I gave her $20. The next time I see her she has a new phone case. I told DH that I thought she needed money and we talked and came up with the idea we would make her an authorized user on his credit card. We gave this credit card to her for her birthday, with specific instructions that if she went to dinner or a movie with friends she could pay her way. She would just have to call DH and ask him to unlock the card so she could use it. She said OK.

So Monday at work I get a phone call from the girl asking me to unlock the card. I told her I can't unlock the card because I don't have access - It's not my card. She calls her dad, he's at work. He unlocks the card. He asked her why...she says she was at the store buying hair products and personal hygeine stuff and needed to pay. She spent almost $50.00. I was a little confused as to why she was buying personal hygeine stuff. She was just at our house for four and half days and never once did she mention she needed shampoo or hair gell or hair spray or personal hygeine items....Anyway...totally not using the card as intended. DH explained to her again, we would buy this stuff she would just have to let us know.

In my mind of minds - I'm like she told her mom she had a credit card and then she bought stuff for her mom and step sister and friends and this really irked me to NO end. DH cut the limit down to $100...

Tuesday my mom called and told me she was in the hospital for a few days with some kind of infection and has to have an MRI to check a mass around or near her appencix, so this has me concerned. Also a friend of mine from highschool, husband passed away from complications from kidney disease ultimately from diabetes. I'm sad for her. And then I get the girl and I just can't even talk to her or try and figure out exactly what happened with the credit card so I say nothing. I didn't ask...she didn't say.

I get home and cook dinner which was chicken alfredo with brocolli - I just had the brocolli alfredo, but I was sprinkling bread crumbs on the top and putting it in the oven to bake a little. When I went to put the bread crumbs back in the cabinet I realized I didn't have the lid on all the way and bread crumbs spilt all over the stove and right in the little crevice where the stove butts up against the cabinet. I hear it rain down like little pebbles all over and under my stove. What a mess.

After eating I swept up the bread crumbs I could reach and then pulled out the stove and cleaned up the bread crumbs and all the other crap that was under there, swept and mopped. Then I did the same to the refrigerator and then swept and mopped the entire kitchen. Not whay I really wanted to do on Tuesday night....but it is done now.

This morning, I don't know, but I cried all the way to work and then sat in the parking lot and cried for an extra 10 minutes until I felt I was composed enough to go into work, where I sit now. I'm still miserable and just wonder how I am going to get through the day.

Not a fan of today....

B: Ezekiel bread with nutella

L: left over brocolli alfredo, apple

S: banana

D: to be determined, but I'm pretty sure it will be garlic bread and baked beans because that is all I feel like I can accomplish

This to shall pass....have a great day. IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 12/04/2019:
AWWWW ((HUGS))......that is a lot to deal with. Just a thought.....some stores sell visa cards when you put a certain amount on them...like a gift card....that might work for her and would prevent her having access to her Dads....and you could load it as you wanted...and maybe she would budget it better if she knew there was a limit or that you might not add anymore to it....just a thought. Sending prayers for your Mom and hoping that she gets through this quickly and gets back home soon. Well....now you don't have to clean under those appliances again for a long time.....at least that is behind you!!

happy-1 on 12/04/2019:
Geez... If I wanted hair products when I was a teenager, I had to buy them with my own money... And $50???? Has she not been to the Dollar Store? Everything you need is there for a dollar. I started working at 14... Sounds like she needs a babysitting or dog walking gig.

innerpeace on 12/05/2019:
I know right! WOW have times have changed...dollar store brand is not good enough for the hair that hangs down to her a$$!...that gets all over the house.

happy-1 on 12/04/2019:
And whatever happened to savings accounts for kids?

happy-1 on 12/05/2019:
And hugs on the crumbs/cleaning/everything is too hard scenario. If I was there, I'd give you a hug.

Donkey on 12/05/2019:
(((hugs))) Sometimes, we just need to cry it out.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/05/2019:
yes, a good cry is ok.

but, with the girlie, you know it's really a small issue and it can be talked out. it's a small issue since DH was able to place good limits on the card. Yeah, maybe let him chat it out with girlie instead of you :)

i'm sorry to hear that some of the health issues your loved ones are facing..and wishing your mom to feel better soon.

happy-1 on 12/07/2019:
She needs to braid that up. It's not cool to do that to someone's home and not pitch in with the cleaning. Hand her the vacuum before she leaves.

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