No more community service!!!!! I’m glad that’s done, although I did enjoy the work & the people I met there. I was working at a vocational rehab place, where a lot of mentally/physically handicapped people work. I’ve honestly always avoided people like that because they made me nervous, but some of them were really nice, & I’ll miss talking to them.

On to my sleeping deal. I went to bed at exactly midnight last night, & slept until 1pm. Better than some days, so I’m satisfied. The kids’ last day of school was yesterday, so no more having to wake up at 5am to get them off to school! Woo Hoo! LOL 

I don’t think I’ve ever explained my living situation. My brother & I inherited the house we’re living in when our dad died, so it’s me, my 15 year olld daughter, my bro, his wife, & their 4 kids in one house. Things go pretty well most of the time, & we all get along well. The only thing is the money situation. We all live on my disability check, which is only $900 a month. So…’s bad as far as that goes. My check pays everything as far as the bills, but that’s all. There’s nothing left for household things like toilet paper, detergent, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, all the things that food stamps don’t pay for. The food stamps…..right at $300 a month. So as you can imagine, that is far from enough to feed everyone. Which brings us to the boosting (shoplifting) thing. Yes, we definitely realize it’s wrong. BUT, if we stop, there will be 5 kids who won’t have near enough food or other necessities. So what do you do??? 

So now you know some of what I’m dealing with on a daily basis. There’s never a time when I’m not completely stressed about these things. Not to mention the constant worry about whether my child even cares about me. That’s an entry for another day.

If anyone has ANY advice, I’ll be glad to hear it!!!!!!!


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