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Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by tortoise, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Feb 10, 2019
    tortoise

    tortoise Wild Hare

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    Apologies for a cryptic post, but I'm sworn to secrecy. Someone I know is going through something really heavy. I'm doing my best to be available and supportive, but it's weighing me down. The situation is temporary, so I'm just doing my best to get through. All one can do, really. I may have broken down on the diet and stuffed myself with fast food and chocolate. After forgetting two doses of medication, not great timing. Oh well. Chocolate. You understand. :)

    I spent the day cleaning the upstairs of my house. It was a disaster. DS11 likes to make constructions from duct-tape and cardboard. In DS3's room. Now DS3 thinks the removing his closet rod is just the thing to do. :/ Took 8 hours of continuous cleaning, but it's good enough up there. Swept and vacuumed.

    Also caught up on most of grading DS11's homework. D's and F's. Uggh, makes me sick. This is his 4th time through Algebra 1, he knows the concepts but can't or won't do the homework (hence, can't pass an Algebra 1 final exam, hence repeating Algebra 1 again, and again, and again). He has like 27% average for this semester, so far. Most of the problems wrong are skipped because he didn't want to do them. Some sections are lost because he folded them into paper airplanes or origami and threw them away. He objects to problem #29 and skips it on 3/4 of the assignments. The rest are mostly wrong because he's too busy drawing weapons or whales in the margins and loses track of a negative. Well, I suppose if he flunks Algebra 1, he'll take it again next year. To make this more sickening, he's already done Algebra 2, what, now 2 years ago? I wish I could say it was just math, but DS11's dedication to failure extends to every area of his life. :(

    There's too much stuff in my life. Physically, metaphorically. I just want it gone. Seems like the more functioning I gain, the more times per day I clean up the same crap. I'm drowning in picking up kid toys and dirty laundry. :'( I'm semi- minimalist, but ready to snap and go full out crazy throwing everything away. I need to get the situation under control. The happier I am, the less money I spend and the sooner we can pay off this house and DH could retire. Hopefully in the next 15 years... :/ or much less?

    Variable expenses for the month is a bust. I hope my purchases will wash out when averaged over the next few months. But, in better news, we're switching phone plans. I'm trying a $10/month Red Pocket plan. DH put his phone on a smaller plan. If Red Pocket works well for me, he will try it too. If he does, we'll save total $115 per month on phone and internet compared to last year. I sure hope he can use Red Pocket service! I want to pay extra $115/month on the mortgage.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2019
    sumi

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    :hugs That must be so frustrating for you with DS not wanting to work with you, I cannot imagine. Have a bit of chocolate and everything else you feel like. Sometimes comforts are needed!

    That new phone plan sounds amazing and I hope it will work out well for you guys! That would be a massive saving..
     
  3. Feb 10, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Really hope things get better...:hugs
     
  4. Feb 10, 2019
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    :hugs:hugs x2 on the Chocolate.
    sometimes is seems you just gotta.


    Sorry to hear about the DS11's issues with school. It has got to be so frustrating knowing that he can do it, but he just doesn't want to.

    My nephew is the same way. 26 years old and living in the basement at his parents house. Works temp employment just long enough to pay for his internet and the little bit of rent Mom is making him pay. I know my sister is frustrated! :smack She doesn't get any support from her husband in trying to make the kid grow up and take responsibility for his life.
     

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