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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
So I woke up yesterday trying to come up with a joke for "Tell a joke Tuesday" when I heard Megan having difficulty breathing. I ran into her room and she was sound asleep but wheezing. UGH! WHY? I hate that she is going through this. I need to be more vigilant about keeping away people with runny noses, anything gets her sick now. So I wake her up and she coughs it out a little and I do the Albuterol inhaler and get her something to drink. She seems fine and happy so I am thinking maybe it was just an asthma attack or something and she is ok now. So I continue with the day. Olivia wakes up, I feed them breakfast and get them dressed for Dance class.
My sister calls and Joe didn't email his resume to her like he was suppose to. She wanted to try to get him a teaching gig at night at her school to teach programming. I was mad because we need extra money coming into our household....this economy has definitely hit us here....I applied for night work at a pharmacy close to home too ;)
So I would have walked out the door to dance instead I needed to head to the basement to forward the email. I could hear the girls on the back porch patiently waiting for me (NOT).
The phone rings, it is the dance studio, class is canceled. I have two little girls dressed ready to walk out the door, GREAT! They are gonna be mad.
I forward on the email and go call my friend Paula who has a daughter in dance with us, we do pretty much everything together. We decide since class is canceled that we will go to BJ's to do our shopping.
I decide to rejoin BJ's wholesale for $45 instead of getting a shopping pass. There gas is always cheaper but you need a card to get it and so I gave into the temptation of 3 extra months for free and $100's of dollars in coupons.
So we walk around BJ's me adding tons of well needed food to my cart when I get a text message from my husband...."I just got a pay cut".....WHAT!!!! We are already struggling we can't possibly take a hit to his pay but YUP. They took his $700 a month from his expense check away and $300 a month from his pay....$1000 a month.
A family of 5 losing $1000 a month.....that's the groceries and gas right there. We are screwed as I look into the cart and think "should I be buying all of this if we don't have the money?"
So I walk around and put stuff back when I realize it is time to get Megan on the bus. I check out and head out back home putting Megan directly on the bus w/o feeding her lunch @@....where is my head? She did eat a pretzel at BJ's and they give snack at school I will feed her when she comes home, she won't starve.
So I take Olivia to school and am child free. I drove around the business park right by my house and made a list of businesses close to home so Joe could do applications for them....we need to be on top of this. Joe's company cannot afford to lose him so we need to get a counter offer from a company. After making a good list of possible opportunities I go get my tooth drilled and end up paying $100 out of pocket. I payed more than the insurance I supposedly have for dental.
I go get Olivia and we meet Megan off the bus. They decide they want to play outside. They ride there bikes, they ride the motorized car, they go play on the swings, they come back and play hockey in the drive way and then switch to baseball. I was setting up the tee when I turn to hand Megan the bat. She is not there but standing on the yellow line in the street in front of my house @@. I screamed her name and ran for her. There was a car who stopped traffic and I about had a heart attack. I start crying and make the girls come in. Megan goes directly to time out. I still do not think she understands that she could have died. I am shaking as I type this, it was not a good feeling, one I FEAR. So to top off the day the girls feel asleep at baseball practice at 5:45 which totally messed up there bed time....I still went to the gym and burned 600+ calories, it was sooo needed. I hope today will be a better day, at leasr ir isn't nice enough to play outside.


Leah said...

Oh my gosh! Ok, so first I'm going to say a prayer about Joe's job situation, and then I'm going to pray that all your hair doesn't fall out! I'm sorry things are seeming so scary right now. That whole fear of the unknown is NOT fun!

Lora Leigh said...

I'm sorry you had such a rotten day! I will pray for Joe's job. I understand how it is...Brandon and I are both out of a job right now. I have a pampered chef business and it helps out. If you would be interested in something like that let me know and I can help you! {{{HUGS}}}

SunflowerMom said...

Oh no! I am so sorry. Too many crummy things in one day. :( I hope you guys find additional income somewhere soon.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Oh Steph, I am SO glad Megan is ok! Thank God there was a car that stopped traffic! We'll be praying about Joe's job, that really sucks. I don't know how they can just take THAT much money away from a family! I hope you're having a nice relaxing stress free day today.

datri said...

Oh my goodness, what a day! And Megan--wow, how many years did that take off your life? Glad you were able to get to the gym, nothing like a good workout to take down the stress level. Hope today is going much better.

Kristin said...

Goodness! What a crappy day! I am thinking of you guys and hoping something turns up soon to help with your income. And little miss Megan...so glad she is ok. I worry that Jack will do that every day...so scary!

aj said...

sorry you guys had such a rough day but thankful that Megan is okay. we'll keep the job situation in our prayers, aj

JennyH said...

That stinks all around!
My hubby has been at home blessing us (!) with his presence for 2 months now. He was laid off and still has not got a new job. Hope Joe gets his pay back.

Megan story with her in the street is scary!