I love that Raleigh has made sure I could pretty much stay home with Bubba for the last 16, almost 17 months. He has done overtime at work and anything else necessary to make sure everything is paid so that I can just enjoy my last (?) child. I do work, here and there but it’s seasonal. One thing I didn’t bank on when I moved to a “Beach” town, was employment being so scarce. This is giving me time to figure some shit out. I still don’t know what I’m going to do but I do have some ideas. Right now I’m setting up an ecommerce store, meaning basically, I create the “virtual” product and find a distributor who does POD (print on demand) there are a lot of self publishers who do this too. So far either I have liked the “storefront” but not be able to link my distributor or I’ve found a POD that has a “storefront” included and I hate it.
The last couple of days I have been working out the product and concentrating less on the store front, this allows me to not lose my mind. I just keep thinking positive, you know the old “if you build it, they will come.” It’s nothing that will generate a whole lot of revenue but it’s something. I also get to put a little “me” out there because the product contains my snarky.
I’ve also been taking conversational Spanish online to tighten up my Español (see what I did there 😀 ), I’ll be more marketable, provided I become completely fluent before Bubba graduates High School. I’m the chic who knows how to get her needs met in Spanish (don’t be dirty). I can ask where my cigarettes are, order a Hamburger and beer, a shot of just about any liquor, order a drink. Tell you my name, ask you to pronounce something for me, ask directions, tell you where I’m from and ask directions. Tell you how old I am, count and say my alphabet. The latter is cool, if I can’t say something, I can always spell it. But that’s it folks. That’s all and I can read Spanish well, I just have trouble speaking it most times because after you say something to me, I have to translate in my head. Think of my response and then translate it back into Spanish before saying it and even then the other person mostly ends up laughing at me. Sort of why I don’t trust translators. How do I know that you’re really saying what’s being said? Like the guy who translated for Governor Nikki Haley in American Sign language, Jason Hurdich, he looked like he was having way too much fun, telling us we were all about to die and to evacuate. Don’t believe me? Click his name in this post or google him and hurricane Mattew, you’ll see what I mean. It gave me flash backs to that douche bag who was the Sign Language Translator for Nelson Mandela’s Memorial back in 2013, remember him, we later found out he was a fraud! I don’t think they ever found out who he was… what were his intentions? Now Jason is the real deal but, well, ya’ll know I’m paranoid, lol. Off track, sorry.
I’m still doing tech support from home but it doesn’t pay well. It does cover the car note and insurance but I want to get back into my own home, (we’ve been living in a hotel for two months). The one we’re staying in is actually built like an apartment and has wifi and cable but we can’t stay here much longer, the prices will go up as soon as we closer to the beginning of the season, which is either next month or March. I have a few places in mind but there are waiting lists. I’m praying for one place in particular, it has a playground and it’s in a safe area. My main goal is to have the kids settled. We want to save money to buy a house so we don’t have to worry about this crap anymore, I want to pay the car off this year so we only have to deal with insurance and annual taxes. Daycare is a bear so I at least have to work from home until we can afford to pay three weeks of daycare up front to make sure we don’t incur late fees after he starts. He needs it for his socialization skills to grow. He’s okay now but he needs to be around other kids his age because right now he doesn’t really talk, he can, but he knows grunts and whining will get what he needs, so that’s his prefered method of communication. I just want him to flourish, he’s smart and funny. I just want him to have all he needs.
Raleigh is also looking at a job that pays double what he makes now, which would be a blessing. He’s about to pull his hair out waiting on his second interview. The first interviewer promised him she’d email him on Monday, following the initial interview and that hasn’t happened, so he’s over here stressing. I can say this, I’m really glad I don’t have to do the single parent thing anymore.
Trying to keep it light and stress free, but you guys know me ;D
Love and Later Days!