My husband hopes that next year will be better. Querying him on why he thought this year was so rough it turns out he keeps getting the year before (which truly was a difficult year) mixed up with this year. Though when I stop and think about this past year, it hasn't been without it's bumps. K finally settled his court case with his ex-employer in August, then the tax man decided he didn't like our deductions and re-assessed our 2005 and 2006 taxes and is denying our charitable donation and is making us pay our entire refund plus interest back. So there went all our savings. We're fighting it but who know how long it will take for them to decide in our favour or not. It's not just us, it's everyone that participated in the same charitable donation program. Completely above board but for whatever reason the Government feels they can gyp us.
We have been trying to sell our house for two selling seasons now. We've had our house in the market this last time since April and have relisted till next April. We are praying for just the right family to come and buy our house. K is still commuting to work, my work is struggling financially and we went through a yick time with the kids being sick from July through August. E had a terrible adjustment time at school and O suddenly developed separation anxiety going to bed. He's much better now but he still struggles with throwing up at night when he cries.
J is pretty much the only one that hasn't had any major issues. She's doing the whole 3 thing, not wanting to help and changing her clothes constantly throughout the day but she's pretty easy to deal with. She does have a tendency to want everything her own way so we're lucky we have other kids or it'd be so easy to just cater to her. She's that kind of kid.
We are so crammed in our part of the house now that I feel like I'm going crazy trying to organize myself. I hate not having places to put stuff. But hey, we have a roof over our head and food to eat and clothes on our back. When you break it down like that, we are pretty lucky and need to remember it more often.
What I'd like to see for the new year:
- World Peace and Prosperity (naturally)
- Our house to sell
- move closer to husband's work
- deal with MV (my store) once and for all get it settled
- have more patience and time with the kids
- buy a new house
- find time for myself to do crafts and to EXERCISE
- lose weight (who doesn't want that right?)
- find more time with my two closest girlfriends
- start that book I want to write
- take up my bible more and pray more
- get a digital e book reader
- Get more organized
That's my list for now. I may add some more to it later.
In the Mommy Trenches