Good Morning... It seems that everytime I begin to think that life is going well that something happens to 'wake me up' and tell me not to get too lazy with my way of thinking. Just this weekend I was thinking how much I am going to enjoy living here at the new house. School is over in 15 days and with some luck I would be able to enjoy a little time at home finishing up my painting, etc before I had to go out and find a job. I sat down, made a new budget and things looked pretty good. I had visions of even being able to save a few dollars here and there. Then reality kicked me in the butt.
Wendell and I have been receiving food stamps since his illness and they have helped us out immensely. About the time we moved, we had to re-apply. I understand that since we moved to a different county. Last week I had received my notice that our food stamps had been approved but at a lower benefit. I called to talk to the caseworker but she wasn't in and didn't return my call. Since she hadn't called back, I called her again after school to inquire why the lower benefit and before I got off the phone, our benefit was knocked down too 80% less than what we were receiving. Well, Wendell of course got upset and told me I shouldn't of questioned it but I know in my heart its better to be honest even if it is for the worse. Right???
Now, I am sitting here with my cup of coffee trying to figure out my next plan of action. I know we can do it, just have to convince Wendell of it. Thankfully with the benefits we received before I was able to build up a good start to a stockpile. If I can get the garden in, I won't have to worry about fresh veggies and come late summer I will be able to do some canning. I need to find a part time job or hope to be able to do a lot more cake and cookie baking for some income. Basically, I need to find something I can do to buy a few groceries each week. We can do it! or I should say.... I CAN do it!
I do have a question for some of you girls who have a selling blog. One of my thoughts is to put some of the items I found in the house up for sale and possibly some craft items of my own making. Is it worth it? I have tried selling things on Ebay and Itsy before and never done that well. I would love to talk to some of you about it, if possible. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I can't tell you how much I would appreciate it. Right now, I have a box full of baby bibs and burp cloths that I was trying to sell at our local Farmer's Market last spring. I was thinking about putting them up. What do you think?
If your still reading, thank you. It helps so much to have my blog friends to talk too when the going gets rough. I don't know what I would do without you all.
Take Care and enjoy your Tuesday!,Debbie