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Friday, February 27, 2009

Hiding

Is anyone else out there afraid to turn on the TV these days? Watching the news has become heartbreaking. Recession. Depression. Stocks. Hamas. Wars. Hunger. Poverty. Jobs. Truly, it is a scary world out there. Makes me glad I have a cozy home to nest in, nutritious food to make for my family, a husband who is providing as best he can. Surely, I am blessed.

In other news, your prayers WORKED. Mother-in-law called me this morning to say that she is thinking about moving in with Mr. R's sister instead. Relief is not quite the word I'm thinking of, lol. Mom-in-law is a nice enough woman, but when I say we are packed to the gills here, I mean it. Missy would have had to share a room with her grandma, which is tough for a 13 year old girl. Mom-in-law of course had to give a bit of a smarty-pants comment when she told me her big news: "I decided Sissy (Mr. R's sister) needed my help more than ya'll did."
Ummm, when did I ask for your help? You called US begging for a place to stay. As far as giving us money, all it would do is cover the extra water, power and food she would have consumed while here. She has lived with us before, and let me tell you, I can live without $500 monthly power bills, thankyouverymuch. That being said, she will never be homeless, as she is my husband's mother and my door is always open. But I really resent her twisting the situation to make it look like we're in desperate need of her social security check. At Sissy's home, Mom-in-law will have her own bedroom, which is really best for everyone. If she's going to be paying rent, she really should have her own space.

Also, keep Mr. R in your prayers. He is on his way to Texas. This is a great run. It's a plant load which pays extra, plus it's light in weight so the fuel costs less, plus from Florida to Texas is more than 1000 miles, which is great money. So if you're in Texas, please buy some plants!

2 comments:

Julia said...

Relief!

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