In the 4 weeks since I last wrote, life has been constantly challenging.
DD27 started school, moved in with her boyfriend and has no way to pay her bills.
DD23’s boyfriend ended up in the ER. Loss of a night’s sleep, confirmation to him that we really DO care about HIM, and urgency for him to get things squared away with his doctor.
DD20 announced that she is pregnant. The father will not be divorced until next July; baby is due in March.
DH went for an eye exam, found out he has cataracts that will need surgery ASAP, January at the latest.
Our computer tower died.
Our printer gave up the ghost.
DH turned 61 on Monday. While watching a commercial on TV, he allowed as how he is depressed. Like, maybe talk to the doctor about meds, depressed. Actually, all things considered, not a real surprise.
The scale said 311.0 this morning.
Two of the cats have matted fur on their backs, which didn’t happen before.
Challenge One: Make DD27’s car payment without screwing up our finances.
Challenge Two: BREATHE!!!
Challenge Three: Use library to stay on-line.
Challenge Four: BREATHE!!!
Challenge Five: Attempt to make arrangements with the eye doctor to get the surgery done.
Challenge Six: BREATHE!!!
Challenge Seven: Talk with DH about seeing a doctor.
Challenge Eight: Give all of it to God, because it is all in His hands anyway.
I’m trimmimg the mats, doing my best to plan menus that will use the food we have in the house, so we can stay afloat. Once DD27’s receiving a paycheck again, and her excess student loan money starts coming in, she will be OK, it’s just a question of persevering.
I have avoided writing here because I fear that you all will think I’m just a complainer. I don’t see myself that way, more as a person who just keeps getting dumped on by the Universe. I DO believe that somehow we’ll emerge from all of this, but I’m unclear as to the hows and whens.
I am spending time in prayer again, which is very centering. I recognize that our situation is not unique, so I hope that our ability to survive will be an encouragement to others. God would not give us these challenges unless He believed that we are capable of overcoming them. I hope He’s right. . .
*BOHICA: Bend Over – Here It Comes Again.