OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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Can't Sleep......

Not for nothing, I have taken two Melatonin and am still wide awake. What gives?  Maybe it is a part of this whole menopause thing.  Lovely!


 This past week has been a good week.  We finished up the bathroom Thursday evening.  It is painted, the new trim is installed, and the cabinet, sink and toilet are back in place.  It was a lot of work, but it turned out great!  We have more potential renters coming Monday to have a look at the house, so at least there is interest.  The renters will be able to move in when we close on our new house.  It just does not make sense for us to move twice.



Spending Less:  We did pretty good with our money last week.  We use cash for groceries and we both take our lunch to work so that cuts down on a lot of unnecessary spending.  I did stop by Target today to pick up some groceries, and had an impulse shopping moment.  Luckily it was on a marked down 75% pair of shoes for my grandson.  The final price was $1.74 for the shoes, and I could not resist.

I have come to the conclusion that I don't really have the thick skin needed to share personal and family info.  So for now, (and maybe forever) I will cease from mentioning about anything to do with my son J.  It is obvious that his situation is an area that evokes strong responses.  I agree that everyone is entitled to an opinion, and If I put it out there, then I should be ready for any and all opinions.  Well... maybe when my skin gets a little thicker, I will change my mind. But for now... I will just not go there.

Living More:  We spent today enjoying the sunshine.  We went to the Farmer's Market after lunch and walked around and people watched.  It was nice to not have to be anywhere today and just enjoy the day.


Hope you all are enjoying your weekend too!

14 comments:

Maureen said...

Don,t post about J if you dont want to, just be aware that some of us do have empathy.

Louise said...

I agree with Maureen, just post what you are comfortable with, a lot of people can be pretty judgemental, especially when they are anonymous online.
the insomnia and menopause thing is terrible! I found a wonderful forum online called powersurge that has helped me stay relatively sane through it all!
hope things are going well for you.

Lisa @Cents To Save said...

Thanks Maureen, I appreciate your kindness. I know it is genuine :)

Louise, I am going to investigate powersurge! Thanks for caring!

Niki said...

I absolutely agree with Maureen, about posting what you are comfortable with. I wish you all the best during this time.

Lisa @Cents To Save said...

Thanks Niki! Appreciate your support~

Sharon said...

Lisa, I understand. I have only empathy for your situation as well. I learned a long time ago that one should not judge a situation until one has lived it. Years ago when I went through a divorce, I got a lot of negativity. It felt like a death to me, but I did not get the sympathy, nor support. It was hard. J is very lucky to have you as a Mom. I'm praying that his life turns around for him, and for you.

As for the insomnia, yes I've had that too. Sometimes when the mind is occupied with too much stuff, it's hard to fall asleep. Luckily, I still have some muscle relaxers, and they help me sleep.

Menopause..I am getting close and I don't like it!

Bucksome said...

I hate those sleepless night and just try to make the best of that time when it happens.

If I don't get back to sleep in 30 minutes, I get up and do something.

Jane said...

It's a shame that thoughtless comments have put you in the position where you feel you need to watch what you say. Stupid people! Just know that there are those of us that support you no matter what!
Insomnia is related to menopause. I tend more to hot flashes - I still sleep well. The word is to get up for awhile like Bucksome said.
Thinking of you my dear!

jpkittie said...

that is awesome that you have interest ~ it will make things so much easier for you!

good luck with J & also the insomnia ~ I am sending positive thoughts your way

Grace. said...

It's your blog and you can talk about anything you want (and not talk about anything you don't want). Still, these are life events that some folks would like to brush under the rug. Worse, they have a financial impact on YOU, as you are finding out. Blogging about that is, I think, useful and imparts knowledge that may come in handy some day, even for those judgmental types.

Budget Confidential said...

I have been thinking about how to respond to this. Since I posted probably the most 'controversial' comment to your last blog about your son, I suspect that might have caused you the most grief. And for that I am sorry. My comment was concerning the right of the jails to charge fees to cover expenses incured, not an attack on you or your son for paying them. I hope it didn't feel that way.

You have the right to post or not post whatever you want. I just hope you will make your decision based on what you want to do and not based on the opinions of others. Like I said before, this is likely a good experience for your son and he will hopefully emerge from it a bit more ready to tackle the world than before.

Grace. said...

It's your blog and you can talk about anything you want (and not talk about anything you don't want). Still, these are life events that some folks would like to brush under the rug. Worse, they have a financial impact on YOU, as you are finding out. Blogging about that is, I think, useful and imparts knowledge that may come in handy some day, even for those judgmental types.

Niki said...

I absolutely agree with Maureen, about posting what you are comfortable with. I wish you all the best during this time.

Louise said...

I agree with Maureen, just post what you are comfortable with, a lot of people can be pretty judgemental, especially when they are anonymous online.
the insomnia and menopause thing is terrible! I found a wonderful forum online called powersurge that has helped me stay relatively sane through it all!
hope things are going well for you.

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