I Refuse to be Bullied

Greetings from cyberspace! I dislike bullies, whether I am the victim or perpetrator (yes, I am guilty of it).  And the most recent bully around is Priceline.  I am trying to negotiate a reasonable price for a rental car.  And I keep getting shot down.  I refuse to pay more than $375.00 for the 11 days I will be in Missouri seeing Buttercup. Seriously, don't they realize who they are dealing with... Grrrrr..... Le sigh.... Guess I will keep trying!


Checking In...

Greetings from cyberspace! Not sure who is out there, but I thought I should check in.  After all, I still lurk in the shadows of my favorite blogs.

I wish I could share with you what has been happening, but to protect my daughter, I won't.  Let's just say the situation has calmed down... for now.. but a lot is going on.  I am still planning on going to see her next month.  I booked my airfare yesterday, and will wait a few days to negotiate a deal on Priceline for a rental car.

On the financial front, my Action plan has been halted right now.  Why... well, yours truly has a little bit of credit card debt again.  It's called emotional spending... Get over it.  Part of it is that I FINALLY got a room.  I'm sitting at my desk, and have my own space to call my own.  It is just what the doctor ordered.

As soon as I get back from my trip to see Buttercup, I will be back online, with a vengeance.  But for now, please know that I am grateful for the prayers and emails (hello judy.. and loved your post). Please take heart that I have been leaning on my faith to get me through this difficult time.

With hugs and kisses to all.... Rhitter!


Closing Blog

Greetings from cyberspace. It is with a heavy heart that I will not be posting for a while.  Things with Buttercup has severely escalated to a dangerous level. I need to step away and take a deep breath. Clear my head. I will be back. Just don't know when. 

Take care and remember. Life is short. Cherish it. 


I Love Curve Balls...

Greetings from cyberspace! I love curve balls, and I am not taking about baseball.  (yes, I am being sarcastic) Point in case, Buttercup is getting ready to graduate, and is trying to figure out what she is going to do, ie, living situation, school, and so forth.  Recent conversations with her have been a little odd.  And uncomfortable. She wants me to help her get into an apartment with her boyfriend and his brother.  Ahem.... let me think on that.. for a nanosecond... NO! And I can't believe she asked me that. I am just at a lost of what to think or do. I have been praying about it, and I know that is not right to help her in that manner. If it was, 'Mom, I need help to find a room to rent while I go to school', I would be okay.  But not this. This is a curve ball I did not see coming.  Oh the joys of being the mother of pre-adult teen.


Feeling Like I Need a Change of Routine

Greetings from cyberspace! The other day I was noticing that my pants are getting a bit snug.  I haven't been to the gym in a long while, and I really don't have any energy. Some of this stems of not having my own space here at the house or just been so freaking busy that I really have not had me time, except at night. I haven't done any real reading. It is just way too chaotic here for me to read, and at night time, I am just way too tired. I feel fat. I haven't had a chance to take care of some personal stuff as I have been busy with family stuff. So with that being said, starting tomorrow morning, I shall be going to the gym in the early morning. They have showers there so that I can get ready for work. I just need to get up and get my workout clothes on and head down. The night before I will pack up my work clothes and shower stuff. As for my morning coffee.. guess that will have to wait until I get to work.  But I am tired of feeling blah.. I had so much more energy when I was going to the gym, but it was too difficult at night time. It's going to be tough to get started, but after a while, it will be second nature. My 6 months free gym member ends this month, so if I am going to pay for it, I might as well use it.  Because there is no way I am going to buy new clothes because I have gotten too big to wear what I have. Speaking of, I do need to get some new items. I only have 4 pairs of work pants, and so I need at least 3 more so I don't keep wearing down the ones I have.  Okay, well, time to go finish up laundry.


Boom... Done!

Greetings from cyberspace! Yes, the car loan is paid off.  PAID. IN. FULL. Thank you mobile deposit, internet banking, and the kind credit union representative! What a relief. And now I can enjoy my weekend. All I need to do tomorrow is get up, check my email, balance my banking and... relax.  Thank you God!


Countdown to Last Car Payment

Greetings from cyberspace! What an exciting time for yours truly here. I made a decision with the pay check this week to pay the car loan off.  I have been really good about my budgeting and spending, and it just made more sense to pay off the car loan. So, this coming Saturday morning, I will be getting up, going to the credit union and making that final payment.  It is a bit surreal that I am here, but it is happening.  Also, my cousin and I had an honest discussion this weekend, and I will be definitely be moving into the room May 2nd. Her daughter will be moving out just before the wedding, and so I will be moving into the room.  So I scheduled my vacation May 2nd through May 19th.  I will be going to see Buttercup on the 7th with her graduation on May 9th.  I'll spend the few days prior to leaving setting up the room and so forth.  The best part of the vacation... I get to spend Mother's Day with my girl.  I have not spent Mother's Day with her in over 3 years. I don't know what we will do, but as long as I get to spend it with my daughter, all is good. After I return from my vacation, it is time to start saving to see my sister in Florida.  That will be in October. I am still on track with my Action Plan. There may be some bumps in the road ahead, but I am more prepared to handle them. Now, if I can only get the Ex to get the truck and trailer loans into his name... but that is another post.  I don't want to kill this good feeling I have right now.