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{October 26, 2018}   Powerball Dreams

I hardly ever, ever, ever play any of the lotto games but I have bought 10 tickets between the two this last week. Sadly I didn’t win even a dollar on any of them ūüėģ. But bought more anyway.

Lastnight I did not buy any for the big one that was left. No body won it. I assume it is because I am meant to win it and couldn’t since I didn’t play. So it is just waiting on me to play the next go around. Sounds good at least right ha ha.

Anyway as everyone else I have of course been thinking about how nice it would be to win and what I would do with it.

I seen a lady upset her husband said they could not play because that much money would change them.

I don’t feel it would change me as much as it would change the way we live. As in bills would be paid, we would have a decent vehicle, I would have 2 again, I would have a house built. I would help friends, family and organizations that meant something to me and I would help people like me and others I know who are working but still struggle.

I would not have a brand new car, I would have a truck like the one I have now. But I would buy the newest year model I could. I would have the motor and things that I want in it. I wouldn’t rush and buy the first one I looked at or one that cost a ton just because I could. I would still look for best deal for the money. Once I bought it I would take it straight to my good friend and have him check it over and fix anything that was wrong with it. Then I would take it and have it painted the color I want by the guy I met the other week who has a body shop. This way we would now have a ride that was 100% dependable or as close to it as you can get. I would then go find me a little truck just for me to run around in. Again nothing new just something decent for the money.

A house I would buy a big chunk of land and have mine and the kids dream house put on it. Everyone would have their own room. The boys would have a bathroom to share between theirs and the girls one for them to share between their rooms. 3rd floor would be my room and bathroom. Down first floor would be big open livingroom, kitchen, dinning room, with a bathroom, guest room that had access to the bathroom and a library. The fllor the kids rooms are on would have a laoundry room and a loft on either end.

I would help my BFF out for sure make sure she had a house and vehicle. I would let her move on my property. I am not sure how I would help family out as I do not know that I would want them living on the same property or to just give them money in hopes they moved somewhere else. Seeing as I don’t get along with them or see them much now as it is.

I would buy a large piece of land and put apartments on it. I would have 1 to 4 bedroom apartments. Maybe 50 to 100. I would use them as transitional housing to help single parents that have their kids and are working and really trying to do better for their families. Say they can stay x amount of time but they have to be working x hours a week and also be in school getting a degree or doing a vocational program or work study. Something that will let you be able to get into a place and take care of yourself and kids without stuggling. Have daycare on site at reduced rates or free. Have someone to run it then hire the ones who are going to school for childcare work there. Have them learning to budget and save money. Let them stay for one year after they finish school. In that time help them start looking at buying a house. Have them start saving as soon as they come so they can have a down payment and things. There is so much that you could offer that would make things better for them. You could have a handful of different paths they could pick from to work on why they were living there.

You would have to have strict rules about what they had to do to keep their housing and stay with the program. Even if they lived other places/states make it so that they could come there and still take part in the programs if they wanted to. Make it everyone’s “village” where they find support and help from people in the same boat as them. Learn to help eachother out.

There is so much you could do with just a small amount. But having more gets others to listen to you. From there you can get funding and things from all over the place. It is just getting over that hurdle and getting to talk to the right people.



{April 8, 2017}   Blue Sky Tag

 

I have been nominated by I am My Own Island for the blue sky tag.

Here are the rules:

  • Give 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you

The 11 questions are:

  1. Ocean or mountains—Oacean
  2. Cat or dog—Dog
  3. Why did you start your blog—Have a place to get things out and vent
  4. Favorite movie—-Dirty Dancing¬†
  5. Favorite quote—Don’t really have one
  6. Beatles or Elvis—-Niether¬†
  7. What Harry potter character would you like to be—-Have never read the books or watched the movies.
  8. If you could travel anywhere were would you go—Trip across country
  9. Favorite color and why—Red not sure just always has been
  10. Your most prized possession—other than my kids probably my truck, I feel trapped and stuck without it.¬†
  11. One lesson you‚Äôve learned in life—you can’t count on anyone but yourself.¬†

My eleven questions…

  1. Night or Day
  2. Favorite season
  3. What do you like to watch on tv
  4. Tv or read
  5. Favorite book
  6. Are you a homebody
  7. What pets do you have
  8. A night out one the town or Bonfire in the wood
  9. Are you scared of clowns
  10. What would you rather be doing right now
  11. You win the lottery first thing you do is

 

I nominate…

  1. Divorcing a Narcissist Blog
  2. My Friday Blog
  3. Mommy Tribune
  4. theferkel
  5. Words from a Bipolar Mind
  6. The rest I am going to open up to whoever else that reads this and may want to join in. If you do let me know so that I can read it when your done.

I am finally getting around to doing this. Can’t wait to see everyone’s responses.



{January 17, 2017}   Okay Last Post from Me Today

But I had to tell everyone how proud I am of my oldest, she is going to be 13 at the end of the months. She is the one I told you all about in my other post who got honor roll and who is ahead in her work at school. Today I go to pick them up and I am sitting in the truck and they come out and head to the truck to get in. Hot on their heals is the teacher. There was a car behind me but I figured she was coming to mine. The kids got in talking about the new kid and how he was being his wonderful self again. I asked them what they had done or what had happen why the teacher was coming to talk to me? They didn’t answer just went on chattering about the day.

She comes up and told me my oldest had done it now so much so that she was nominated for an award. I thought she was joking I am thinking she did something to the new kid because something happen and the class thought it was great because of the way he is. So I am waiting to hear what happen and what she did. Then she tells me that she was nominated for student of the year by the principle of the school for the Step Up for Students Scholarship that pays for her to go to school there. There is going to be a big dinner for her and her family to go to and a award ceremony and that is when we find out if she wins. It is next month sometimes. I am hoping it is after I get my money so that I can buy her a nice outfit to wear and things. She has nice outfits but she has outgrown a lot and I need to get the boys and myself something to wear as well.

She deserving of it and I hope she gets it, but she is just excited to be nominated right now. She works hard and pushes herself to get ahead and do better.

This has sparked my other ones interest as well and he wants to be student of the year or nominated for it. I told him then he needs to do his work and not be slacking to get on track and then work ahead or to his level and do good at least to get nominated. He didn’t like that but it is true it took a lot of work to get where she is and to even get nominated if he don’t want to put the work in then he don’t deserve it and isn’t going to get it or nominated for it. It’s life and you get out of it what you are willing to put in better for him to learn that now. Might be hard lesson he don’t want to learn but the sooner the better. I have told them this and tried to show them but maybe its more of the real world exposure is what he needs to kick him in the butt and get him moving.



{September 27, 2016}   Black Cat Blue Sea Award

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I was nominated by I Am My Own Island

The rules are……..

  • Anybody nominated can nominate eight¬†other bloggers.
  • The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator.
  • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.

If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

The questions I was asked are…..

1. Where was the best place you’ve vacationed at and why? I have never been on a vacation.  

2. What inspires you to write? I write to get stuff off my mind.

3. Do you have a life motto? If you really want something don’t take no for an answer, nothing is out of reach.

My three questions are….

  1. Do your friends and family know about your blog? Why or Why not?
  2. What pets do you have?
  3. What’s your favorite t.v show/s?

I nominate……

Writing About Passive Aggression

Mummy Fied

Daddy Stayed Home

Roadkill Goldfish

Excitement on the side

Theferkel

Lisa Tiller

Lessons From then End of A Marriage

 



{December 21, 2013}   WordPress Family Award

I am honored to have been given the wordpress family award from one of my favorite blogs¬†I Am My Own Island¬†her blog the¬†The Old Heave HO ¬†is one of the first blogs I started following when I started blogging myself. I am glad she is part of my wordpress family.¬† wordpress-family-award The rules are….. 1. post the image

2. Link back to the person who nominated you

3. Nominate 6 other bloggers who have impacted your blogging in such a way they feel like family to you.

1.¬†Passive Aggressive Abuse¬†When I found this blog and started reading it all I could think was it’s really not me and I’m not crazy. What she has been through and is going through with her husband I can relate to in so many ways. My soon to be ex is very passive aggressive. He is very good at hiding it. So when I decided to get a divorce everyone was shocked and thought I was in the wrong. Because they don’t see what he is really like. When I tell them they act like I am over reacting or maken it up. To find someone who understands made me feel so much better.

2. LadyRomp Blog always has uplifting and thought invoking things to read.

3.   Black Box Warnings Is another blog I have followed for a while now. I love that it is dedicated to mental illness.

4.  Roadkill Goldfish is one I have just started following but find to be very funny and a great read.

5. The Matt Walsh Blog is another blog I just started following not to long ago but enjoy reading as well.

6. Lipstick and Playdates is another I have followed for a while.

4. Let everyone know you have given them the award.

It was hard to pick just 6 but here they are.



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