"The Laughter of a Child is the Light of a Home"

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Today is one of those days. Jereme and Jordon are refusing to do school. So I thought I would take a break and do soccer. Nope, they were just running around like maniacs. Some days I wonder what I am doing. If it wasn't for the spirit making known to me that I needed to homeschool I would think I made a wrong choice. All the people I have talked to that have homeschooled their kids have told me that there will undoubtedly be those days where you feel like sending them away. That would be today for me. So, I sent them to their room for an unspecified amount of time. Really more for me so I can calm down. I think if I had a dozen cookies and a nap I might feel better, at least until my belly started turning. I think I am still on overload from yesterday. Yesterday was literally the day from hell. Our electricity got shut off. When I called my caseworker she informed me that she never received verification from my employer. I called my employer and they of course said that they sent it. So long story short after all day of running around and making phone calls they told me the power would be back on before midnight. I left the electric office and headed to meet joel at the gas station. We both were so low on gas I don't even know how we made it there. Joel inserted the card and began to fill up. The pump stopped at $6.07. I call the bank and ask why my card is working right. I was then informed that the kids doctor office was holding the money for a bill. I call the dr. office and, to make another long story short, find out they mistakenly overcharged us by $250. Oh, but they can't get that back to us for a couple of weeks of course. So we leave the gas station to hopefully make it home. I am about 10 miles past an empty take and now joel has 1 1/2 gallons to make it through the end of the week. Just as we get home I realize that Natalie has diarrhea all over her carseat and obviously needs a bath. I go into the house and am reminded that we have no electricity. Joel attempts to get the generator started but no such luck. So I bathe Natalie while using a flashlight! Just thinking about yesterday is making me stressed out. I think I will go have something sweet!


Lexi said...

mandi, i am sorry, I think I would have broke down and cried before I even left the house for the day. I hope life calms down for you soon and things get better.

Becki Anderson said...

I AM SO SORRY! You were awesome on Sunday. I would have given you the whole box of chocolates and sent you to our empty room for alone time. WHAT A DAY you had!!! Next time, come here to bath your child with lights on. My home is always open to you with or without a crisis.


Anissa said...

WOW. I had no idea Mandi. Stressed isn't a strong enough word for all you're going through. Hang in there, you're an amazing person and an amazing Mom!