Wednesday, June 13, 2012

no better than yesterday...

i posted somewhat of a rant yesterday. well, today was worse. my eyes are red and puffy and my outlook is quite dim to say the least. i really don't want to be a whiner, but i'm about at the end of my proverbial rope.

job prospects did not pan out today as we had hoped they would. we are now packing up our apartment because we can't afford it. tomorrow we will put it all in storage and have no where to go...and no job to get us anywhere. bank account is way in the red due to my hubby's last employer's paycheck bouncing. i guess when we run out of gas money (this weekend) we will be sitting wherever we stop, staring at each other!

i'm praying for a miracle...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

my american dream…

I was one of those people who once bought into the “american dream.” then I realized it was all a crock of crap that the government has been trying to tie us down with since the beginning. Is it really our dream to be in debt to mortgage companies, credit card companies, landlords, tax collectors, etc? I think NOT. even if you buy your house and are fortunate enough to pay it off before you die, you never really own it. try not paying your property taxes and you will quickly find out who really owns “your” house!

when the bottom fell out of my hubby’s industry a few years ago I decided it was time for me to go back to school. I have completed 3 years now with 2 years to go. now, almost on a daily basis we remind ourselves that our situation will be better….someday. I am so damned tired of waiting for someday.

when will it ever be our turn? I mean I’m not asking for much. i want a steady job for both of us, a decent place to live where I can build projects and plant flowers. I want my kids to be able to come for dinner on sundays and sit around the table laughing and loving each others company. I want to be able to afford gas for my car, food in the fridge and the occasional date night. THAT IS MY AMERICAN DREAM!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

pallet scrap tray…

Tip Junkie handmade projects

photo 1hubby and i tore apart an old pallet project today and i was left with a small pile of scrap wood. so, as i was standing there looking over my junk pile i recalled a tray that i had seen somewhere and decided to make a cute little accent piece. i dragged the branches out ofphoto 2 our brush pile to make the handles. i need to find some thicker chunks for attaching the handles to the tray, but in the mean time, i think it's pretty cool :)