Monday, November 17, 2008

Massive Yet Unimportant Fail

Well, I have failed at the NaBloPoMo; too much going on and I just couldn't get the weekend posting done. Oh, well, since I know I have a problem with follow-through, I am not going to kick myself too much over it. Too many other things on my plate, I suppose.

It was a very eventful weekend, on some really not very good levels, and unfortunately I am unable to talk about the events that occurred. It will be made known in time, but for now just know that something awful happened, that we are going through something really horrible as a family, and we need your good thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for being so vague, but that is just how it has to be at the moment. But no, it had nothing to do with the Crazy Stalker Guy, though in many ways it is far worse than that.

The meeting at the housing authority went well, and I can officially start looking for a new place to live. The process is a little daunting, and it turns out that even though I have to use the voucher within 4 months, they ALSO only have a limited number of slots so if I wait, there is the chance that I still won't get a place. This is very frustrating in that four bedroom houses are slim on the ground right now, plus I really can't even contemplate a move until January when I get my tax refund; I just don't have the extra money for a deposit and such-especially now, with this other stuff going on. So even though I qualified and have done the stuff that I need to do thus far, there is still a chance that I will lose my spot. Seems like it never is simple. In any respect.

Apparently I was mentioned in a post of the week thing; does anyone have any idea where that is? I haven't been in to my reader yet this morning, so perhaps there? That is pretty cool, though. Gives me a little jolt of surprise and happiness, anyway.

Steve and I talked about Thanksgiving, and it was surprisingly painless. Sam and I were invited to go with Rob and Janet (we usually celebrate Thanksgiving with them anyway) to their friends' house (and we know them, they are also always there on holidays), and now of course Hannah and Eli will be going as well. For some reason, their dad has opted not to take them for the Thanksgiving break this year, which is fine with me. However, B. and J's house is not set up for a toddler; as Janet said, "B.'s house is DECORATED!" so while Owen was certainly part of the invite, it would be easier were he not there. So I asked Steve last night if it worked out for him to take Owen for the day, and made sure that he knew that they were both welcome, but since Steve doesn't much like to go there anyway either, it would maybe be better for him to take O. to his family dinner, and then we can all meet up for pie and such in the evening. He seemed pleased and grateful, and I think it will be fine.

Now, with this written, there is nothing left to do besides put one foot in front of the other and do what I need to do for today. Please keep us in your thoughts over the next few days and weeks.

23 comments:

FreedomFirst said...

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. And you have my sincerest sympathy and prayers for whatever it is you guys are going through. God be with you.

Mama Smurf said...

I really hope everything is OK.

Sending some vertual hugs your way....

And I wish you luck in your search for a home.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I am sending you healing thoughts and prayers and hope that all turns out as it needs to be. Please know you're in my prayers.
Take care and take it easy!
Hugs,
G

Mr Lady said...

NaBloOhYouKNow was meant for failing. And if there's anything I can do, you know where to find me, yo.

justme said...

Thinking of you guys and hoping everything works itself out soon and / or you have the best outcome possible...

Best of luck on the home hunt too.

hugabug1 said...

Whatever's going on, I'm praying for you and your family. You have my email now so if there's anything I can do please don't hesitate. You know I'll help if I can.

Kori said...

Ok so I have to admit that I am more than a little curious about these new unfolding events going on with you guys. I will be praying and keeping ya'll in my thoughts. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I may not be able to offer any real assistance but I am one heck of a listener.

If you need someone to talk to just know that I am here always.

I wish you all the luck in finding the house you so desire and deserve.

Tara R. said...

I hope everyone is okay and no one is hurt or sick. {Hugs} and prayers for you and your family.

for a different kind of girl said...

I hope whatever it is you're going through now works itself out.

I have a hard enough time coming up with random stuff to post. NaBloPoMo would have been a wreck for me!

Lynn said...

Sending hugs and prayers and good thoughts your way. Always here if you need a shoulder to lean on or just to vent. Good luck house hunting!

Melissa said...

Hugs, prayers, and good wishes coming your way. :) When you're ready to talk, we're ready to listen.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Hope everything sorts itself out.

And a house is on the "please God one more favor" list.

Dingo said...

I'm thinking of you.

Does NaGonnaGetItDone count if you just think about blogging every day?

April said...

You're always in my thoughts, and I love you.

Jennifer said...

Oh yay--I'm glad the housing thing went your way! Good luck with your search!!

Mnemosyne said...

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry for whatever is going on and I wish you all the best. Hang in there!!

Jill said...

Kori,

I'm sending you lots of thoughts and support from my little patch of the world.

Julie said...

your in my thoughts and hope that you find a 4 bed house.

I choose not to do the post a day so I don't have to do it.

Susie said...

Oh, I hope you get the house.... It sounds like the Thanksgiving plans worked out well. I still don't know what is up with Chick and her dad for the holiday. I guess I better make some phone calls and see what the deal is.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Shit. You have my best.

Dreamybee said...

Hi Kori,
I found your blog through Florinda at http://www.3rsblog.com/2008/11/saturday-review-11-15.html

where she highlighted the letters you wrote to your son and daughter. Bravo on those! I also read the letters you wrote to the school board and the instructor, which were fabulous-good for you!

Sorry to hear you are going through some rough stuff and that the housing thing is such a tricky situation. Best of luck to you now and in the future.

Julie said...

Hi Kori,
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement on my post. I'm so sorry to hear that you and your family are going through a hard time. You are all definitely in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope things start looking up (as much as they can at least). And I hope you have someone to talk about it with. You don't need to go through it alone!

Charlotte is doing well; thanks for asking. I gave her a bath this weekend and she was quite upset with me all day on Saturday as she sulked around being wet. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures. I will have to do that next time.

HUGS!
Julie

MoziEsmé said...

Hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving...