It is raining in Oregon. Shocking, I know. But even for Oregon, this rain is spectacular. It is pouring, giant droplet of rain. The sky is gray. The leaves are falling. La niña is planning to bring us months and months of cold, wet weather. Ugh!
Halloween is coming and my girls and I spent Saturday at Goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul, trying to come up with costume ideas. We don't usually shop there, but tough economic times call for creative measures. It was actually kind of fun.
I am trying to must up some enthusiasm for the upcoming holidays. I've posted before about my precarious finances and I can't report any improvement. My fella has been out of work since last December. I am hoping he can at least get some sort of temporary holiday job. If he doesn't, things are going to be kind of dismal.
I am trying to adjust my mindset. I want to look forward to the holidays for the family, the music, the decorations - all things that are free. But I can't help feeling like there isn't much to look forward to.
I feel bad for my kids. Why does it have to be like this? We have friends that are pretty well-off. They spend thousands on sports and fun activities. I am jealous. And I'm ashamed of my jealousy.
I know this sounds depressing, but overall I am okay. Weight-loss and food are good. I did some fun stuff over the weekend and last week. I have good friends and a great family. Things will get better.