Resolutions for 2010

  • #1 Raise $10,000 For My Husbands Garage
  • #2 Spend 1 Year Without Cable Television
  • #3 Spend a 24 Hour Period in Complete Silence
  • #4 Loose 15lbs By Memorial Day Weekend
  • #5 Listen to only Christian radio stations
  • #6 Read the entire Bible
  • #7 Conquer my Diet Coke addiction

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I am Ready to give up on Resolution #1!!!!!

#1 is getting so frustrating! It has been over a week since I got laid off and put back on the sub list. In that time I have only gotten two sub jobs that were 3.75 hours each. I had to move my son to a new day care that would take him part time, but at the rate I’m going I won’t be able to afford to keep him there much longer.

I am applying to be on the sub list for the next nearest school district (there are no permanent jobs at any school in California!),which is 10 miles outside of town. But even if I am on their sub list, I’m wondering if it will be worth the gas money driving out there.

There is also the option of taking my son out of daycare and me NOT working which would save us gas money and that huge daycare bill, but then I won’t be bringing in any money either. I could try looking for another job but the only ones here are minimum wage jobs that I would be working at just to pay daycare.

I really want to forget about saving the $10,000 for the garage and just earn enough money to stay afloat! I know there is no good time to save money, there will always be unexpected bills, and unemployment from time to time happens in every family. I also know that God will always provide all of our needs…..but doesn’t God see that we need a garage? There is a car radiator on my husbands night stand for goodness sake!


  1. so sorry things are hard!!:( It will get better!! some how!! BUT in the mean time it is just plain hard!!!!!

  2. That is a really tough choice. Sit down with a calculator and see if you really are -making- any money after the cost of daycare, gas, etc. Have you been looking in the Classifieds in the newspaper, or done any online job searches? Some places, like banks, have job listings on their websites.

    I don't know very much about money, or about God, but one thing that I've seen in my experience is that He has a habit of sometimes stretching things out and providing miraculously at the last minute, as if He's testing to see if you're really trusting Him. That may or may not be what he's doing with your family, but He does know what your needs are, and He knows how He's going to provide for you. Sometimes I think teaching us patience and faith is a bigger priority on His list. That really annoys me, which means I evidently haven't learned the lesson yet. 0=)