I took a little bit of time off from the blog. We just weren't doing a whole lot that was worth blogging about and I really didn't have anything positive to blog about. It was a little bit of an "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" kind of a thing.
Where to begin?
Brad got laid off. AGAIN. He's in construction and construction is being hit hard with the economy where it's at. We're luckier than a lot of others in that if Brad's company has any sort of work they keep him on and he's one of the very last (two) to get laid off. So he worked literally until the company was completely out of work.
The good news is that his company does have work. Just not right this second. So he's off until work picks back up. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks. Really the sooner the better.
We've been trying to get some financial things figured out, partly just trying to rework our budget and our spending and partly to account for Brad's recent layoff. That's been fun. I hate stressing that some of the goals and plans that we set for ourselves this year might not happen because of this set back. UGH!
We've also been trying to make some changes to mine and Preston's insurance. I hate dealing with insurance. Hate it. Everything takes forever to figure out and it's so freaking stressful.
Fortunately I am over the "my life is over" mentality and am moving on knowing that this is where we're at in our lives right now and we will be okay. Very different from where I was last Monday when nothing was working out and the fact that Brad was laid off again was hitting me hard. I ended up climbing into bed and not climbing back out for the rest of the day. I was being fairly dramatic about the whole thing and needed to sulk about it. I'd convinced myself that Brad being laid off meant we were going to lose our house AND have to live on the streets. Both of which are just completely unrealistic because first we are getting unemployment and that makes it so that we can definitely afford to pay our mortgage. But second even if for some reason we were unable to pay our mortgage, as unlikely as that is, there is no way our family would let us live on the streets. I was just having a moment of self pity. Luckily for Brad, Preston, and the blog I've pulled myself back together and out of the pit that I was allowing myself to sink into. Thank goodness!
Although it really was nice to spend a whole day in bed while Brad took care of Preston.