Friday, 7 November 2008


I am beyond broke. I mean sickeningly broke. Allow me to enlighten you.

  1. I signed up for the Food Bank. I've been twice this week. I got a lot of canned goods, then realized I don't own a damn canopener.
  2. I'm about $1000 short this month. I'm due to be cut off from my cable/internet, phone, AND power unless I pay it all by the end of this week. I'm going to call on Monday and cancel the cable/internet and pare my phone down to a basic plan, but that doesn't help what I already owe. Apparently, yes they CAN shut my power off with winter coming.
  3. All three kids need winter coats. The girls are wearing MY sweaters under their spring coats because baby, it's getting cold. Finn is wearing a fleece sweater I got him last year at a second-hand store under his raincoat, and no mittens. None of them have winter boots.
  4. Gas. It's coming down, but until it's free, we're doing a lot of walking. In the cold. In the rain. I'm not a bloody postman.
  5. I don't have prescription coverage, and the pills I'm on for Post Partum Depression are not cheap. Even the generic version. You don't want me unmedicated. I'm useless.
  6. I closed my credit card accounts (2), but they're going to collections because I can't make the minimum payments. I owe about $2500 total for both.
  7. I survive off the child support my husband sends. $1000/month. Rent is more than half that. Finn's bio dad has dropped off the face of the earth.
  8. Car Insurance. Tenancy Insurance. Need I say more?
  9. The BumGenius cloth diaper people are going to replace Finn's defective diapers. I can't afford the postage to send the defective ones to Ontario to be replaced.
  10. I haven't been shopping in, like, forever. I know that's trivial and stupid, and low on my list of priorities, but it makes me sad. I miss my beloved shopping.
  11. I went to see a financial planner. You know what she said? I've got more expenses than income, and that I needed more income. Gee, why didn't I think of that? She gets the Useless Advice of the Day Award.
  12. I'm selling stuff I have that I don't want/need, but the market for Crap & Clutter is only so big, and is slow as shit.

Bleh. I don't even have any real vices to indulge in. I don't drink, or smoke, or do drugs. I don't even particularly care for chocolate.

Oh yeah, and the baby has a cold so he's clingy and miserable and full of snot.

Tomorrow is another day. I can scarcely wait.


cyberjock42 said...

Can I send you some stuff for the kids? I'm sure I have clothing. You can email me your address(and kid sizes) at :) I know I have stuff for the baby, and I'll find some stuff for the girls, too. Praying! Stacy Mommy of Bridgette, Alex and Jacob

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Hun... I just wanted to send you a big cyber (((((HUG))))), and I mean it... I KNOW how you feel, and I know there is nothing I can do for you to help you out (unless I send you a check for 5G... LOL).

The only thing I can do is pray for you, and I will! and PLEASE, if you really disconnect cable, which I hope you dont do if that helps with the kids, please, dont disapear from us and update your blog as you can or where you can! :)

Kira said...

Awww, thank you guys. :) It's been a rough couple of days (weeks, lol) and I really needed to throw it all out there. This blows.

The Bad Witch said...

You need a cyber (((HUG)))!! What doesn't kill you makes you strong. Make the anti-depressant a me, I KNOW this! ;)

Jenny/Jenspott07 said...

I'm sorry you are going through this tough time! I will be praying for you and your family. I can relate, my husband just got laid off and I had to go out and get a second job for awhile! I know it's hard. Hang in there.

I love your blog, you are a great writer! Please keep us updated and know you are in my prayers.

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails said...

HEy Kira I don't have any girl stuff but I know that I have exta boys stuff like coats and winter type clothes for Finn. You can email me if you would want me to send some stuff to you. (((HUGS)))!