Saturday was suppose to have been my now 5 year old's birthday party. We were flaked on.
Small and I made snowflakes and hung them all over the house, decorating for the party. He loved it, and is surprisingly good at it.
Only his grandmother and two older cousins showed up, no one else, not even the aunt that was making his cake.
On top of that, there wasn't any snow, odd for this time of year. Without snow meant that the projects I planned would have to wait. We can do them on a snow day when all three of them stay home from school.
Large (my 11 year old) had two friends come over. They kept small very happy. They ran around like idiots out in the field, then came inside to play some Twister.
Wrong hand Small!
He had a great time, which is all that really matters.
I have been revisiting some old culinary skills of mine this weekend. It is been awhile since I used an electric dutch oven to bake in, or boil water in a microwave. See, we are out of propane. Have been for a few days. Can't afford to get a refill, when we still owe $650 on not even a half tank. I remember when it would cost us under $500 to fill it. We have been heating the house at night with electric heaters. Those are going to cost us. I will pay on some of the propane bill today, but not all of it, I do have other bills to pay as well.
Funny, a year ago my husband was laid off, we were doing so well, the best we had ever done. We had a comfortable income, we had little debt, nothing we couldn't afford. And now. . . well it is interesting to watch our life spiraling. But it is part of life. I could crawl into a corner and die, giving up. But that just wouldn't be me. Income tax return will be filed for soon, this will get us out of debt, as long as the IRS doesn't send us an I.O.U. We should have enough left over to do some things that will bring in more money for us. We figured out what we can do, that we will have mortgage paid for every 3 weeks, without us putting out too much money, only at the beginning, and tax return will be spent for the start-up costs.
Let us hope that we are on the right track.