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queensweet
trying to hang in there (vent)
February 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM
So my FS have been cut and now I have to figure out how to budget so there will be enough to eat. I probably will just cut out a lot of meat or all of it since it is so expensive. I tell my 13 y/o not to eat everything up when it comes to what we do have. But being the selfish, spiteful a** he is, he does it anyway. When I b**ch about he acts like he doesnt hear me or looks at me with a blank look. Whatever. Anyway, now that I have recovered from being sick, I am desperately looking for a job. I walk to the library almost everyday and fill out numerous applications but nothing yet. Of course, bills are steadily piling up. I applied for assistance with gas and electric bill but I may not get any help. Sigh. Does anybody have any words of encouragement? I feel like just saying the hell with it and giving up some days. I never thought my life will be like this. I use to have things together. Oh well. what are you going to do? Life is so unpredictable..

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  • PurpleHazey
    February 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    I use a lot of pasta's because meat to so much.

  • MJP76
    by MJP76
    February 3, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    You need to get your son in check. He's old enough to know the reality of the situation, sit him down and explain it to him.

  • bizzeemom2717
    February 3, 2013 at 1:40 PM
    I would set out a daily limit on what your DS can eat. Also agree with pp's that pasta is cheap. Contact local churches about food banks
  • Lorena
    by Lorena
    February 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM
    We buy ham. One can be used in alot of diffrent dishes. We also use canned meat (its cheaper) but ya lots of posta and rice dishes and soups.
  • mumsy2three
    February 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM


    Quoting bizzeemom2717:

    I would set out a daily limit on what your DS can eat. Also agree with pp's that pasta is cheap. Contact local churches about food banks

    This was going to be my suggestion too. Hang in there mama~ hugs.

  • queensweet
    February 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM
    Quoting MJP76:

    You need to get your son in check. He's old enough to know the reality of the situation, sit him down and explain it to him.


    Yes I have talked to my son and explained the situation to him months ago. But does he care? Hell no! That's why I dont givve a damn that he wants to go outside to hang out with friends and that he wants to go over his paternal granny's house, to name a few. So for now on it is going to be rice and beans and vegetable soup and bread. I'm not buying any "luxury" sh**. If you cant respect me and my rules, you get the sh** end of the stick! Literally!
  • queensweet
    February 3, 2013 at 6:54 PM
    Quoting bizzeemom2717:

    I would set out a daily limit on what your DS can eat. Also agree with pp's that pasta is cheap. Contact local churches about food banks

    Yes I have set limits of what he can eat but I can not watch him 24/7! There have been plenty of mornings I have went into the kitchen, opened the fridge and found plenty of shit missing! lol. And yes I was pissed! I already scheduled an appointment with a local church this coming Saturday at 9 a.m. Since it is not on the bus line, I am going to bundle myself up, get my granny cart and start walking the 2 miles there and back.
  • the3Rs
    by the3Rs
    February 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM
    Sorry but I can't get past you calling your son a selfish, spiteful ass because he eats your food. OMG. My 13 year old eats us out of house & home (yet is skinny as a rail) - he's a growing teenage boy. They eat a lot! Sheesh.
  • queensweet
    February 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM
    Quoting mumsy2three:


    Thanks for the hugs! I am still hanging in there. Every so often I need to vent or I might just lose it and go off. lol. Of course it is not easy especially when I dont have family support and the paternal granny and deadbeat dad through accusations that I am not "properly" taking care of my son. Of course a lot of this sh** is due to my son (a.k.a. the reporter) going to them and telling his "version" of what is going on. Sigh. It is always something. smdh.
  • queensweet
    February 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM
    Quoting the3Rs:

    Sorry but I can't get past you calling your son a selfish, spiteful ass because he eats your food. OMG. My 13 year old eats us out of house & home (yet is skinny as a rail) - he's a growing teenage boy. They eat a lot! Sheesh.

    yes they do eat a lot. But there is a big difference between being hungry and eating ALL of the main courses so no one else cant have any which is being spiteful! You dont the sh** I go through. So with that said why dont you keep your narrowminded, judgmental comments to yourself! one day you are going to be in my shoes and will no what it feels like. I hope it happens to you soon!

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