Friday, December 10, 2010

If you don't have anything nice to say...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your thoughts and well wishes. You haven't heard from me because I don't have a great deal to say. Unemployment hasn't paid us a dime yet. As a former federal employee, the state won't pay until the federal government furnishes them with my husband's wage statement...which they haven't done'll be three months on the 16th. That has left us scrambling to put food on the table and keep the lights on. Without my sister, this Christmas would not only be non-existent, it would be spent in the dark. My husband's brother is being more than patient about collecting his rent. The current stress level is mind numbing. To add insult to injury, Toby, my oldest cat, the love of my life, has been missing since Sunday night. are the kids? They're great! They have adjusted with grace. I know that I (just as you all know this about your own) have the best kids in the world.

Much love to all of you, you are seldom far from my thoughts. I hope that all your holidays will be filled with love, peace, and cheer.

Until the next time,



  1. Happy Holidays Viv. Sorry to hear you guys are down on your luck. You must be very proud of your kids. Even I am a little.

  2. I have been thinking about you alot and wondering how you have been. Sorry about the money stresses. We have been there, and wish that we could invite you here for a few days for the kids to play. I hope your cat returns soon, and that the holidays are good to you. Kids can really shine in the face of adversity. Many prayers for your family.

  3. Whew - I'm glad you don't have to worry about heating the house too much down there. So your husband isn't allowed to supply his own LES to the unemployment office? What's up with that?

  4. So good to see your blog come up in my blog sorry to hear about the struggles. We've been in similar spots: money issues are so fucking hard. Scuse the language (for your other readers, more than for you, as I'm sure you don't mind), but I think it fits here.

    Please don't limit yourself to only saying something nice. Post when you can. I'll say a prayer for you and your family.

  5. I am sorry. So many of us have found ourselves in a similar situation in this crappy economy. It sucks! I hope the unemployment comes through soon!