Friday, January 08, 2010

New Year, New Lives

It's a new year, so I finally came back to start this thing over again. Deleted all the previous stuff as I have different interests now and little time. Yep, that's my real pic. Don't care if I'm linked to my pen name.

2009 was pretty bad. My husband has now been laid off for one year and one month, so I work pretty much 24/7. Sleep about 3-4 hours a night. Barely paying the bills. Health insurance up to $695 a month on COBRA and can't keep it up much longer. My uncle and my BIL died.

But my daughter has a new baby, another daughter is due in 5 weeks, and another one got married in November.

That's not to say I don't have fun, though! I enjoy writing to my authors and friends, hopefully will enjoy this blog again, I still play my instruments (have a new cello - rented of course), and I got a Nintento DS Lite for Christmas and have collected every used brain game I can find thus far (but only have about 30" a day to play it). I love to cook but not much time for it - I always cook a big meal on Sundays when my dad comes over to watch football. We have a contest every year - we all make our picks on which teams will win every week. Two weeks ago I was in 6th place and I made a bunch of crazy picks (NYJ over IND, BUF over IND, CAR over NO, etc) and now I'm in 2nd place lol. We don't win anything but bragging rights but it's fun. We play beer pong (with water) every Tuesday night because it's free. And I have new baby to play with here whenever I want to. Soon to be another. I almost never do any housework -- others here do it. Christmas was great. The wedding was great (his parents paid for it).

So this year I have a few goals:
1) Work LESS
2) Play MORE
3) Develop more business/make more money
4) Find more things that D can/will do
5) Get neck/back surgery before insurance runs out, but if I did then I couldn't work and I couldn't pay the bills and then 6 people living here would have to live in a two room camper somewhere, so that's probably not going to happen.
6) Ride bicycle more

I think that's about it!

Huggs to all my friends and hope to see you soon!


PK said...

I am so happy to see you here again. I wish everything was perfect in your life but since it's a real life I guess that isn't to be. I envy you the new grand babies. That will be a while yet for me but I can see from my friends who have reached this stage that it's going to be lots of fun.

I'll cross my fingers that D will want to and able to find a job soon. Nick was out of work for 2 1/2 years and found a job just this past summer. It happens - I hope it will for you guys.

Again it's great to see you here again.


Reesa Roberts said...

Hi, PK! Thanks for coming by! I'll make the rounds sometime soon but just starting out now and little time. I don't ever expect everything to be perfect but it would be nice to just be normal again, as in working only 40 hours or having someone around who cares. BTW that G word is not in my vocabulary, LOL.


Nick said...

Sorry to hear that things are tough. In my case I had a few part time jobs during the time I was unemployed and faced the reality of how hard it can be to get a job anywhere near what I had done for years. The uncertainty I faced was harder than working. It was only by PK's love and patience that I came out as well as I did. Hopefully things will turn for the better and you may even be able to recapture some of the closeness that you are missing.

Reesa Roberts said...

Hi, Nick, thanks for coming by! You're very lucky to have PK! But then again, I heard all the time back then about all the things you did around there to keep busy. So you deserve to have her. I'm glad you all have a happy ending to that!