Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stay Or Go?

Return to work after baby was born or stay home? How did you make your decision?

I feel like I didn't have a decision, like it was made for me. Who are these people who get to stay at home? Not single mothers, that's for sure. But even when I was with my ex we couldn't have survived without my salary. I only stayed out 7 weeks because that is all I could get paid for. Hopefully next time (next time??) I will have more time saved up. I would have loved to stay at home with the babe, but I just could not afford it.

Mama’s Losin’ It

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Fine Day

I went snowboarding last week. It was a weekday, so there weren't a ton of people.

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The day was beautiful. The snow was wonderful.

I might have fallen a few times.

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Massachusetts has never looked so beautiful to me.

Look how wide those trails are. So much snow ready to be carved.

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See that lake? That is where the water comes from when they make the snow. Fun fact.

I did not go with those people. They have no idea that I have a picture of them.

Or that it is now on the internet.

I went by myself which was actually really nice. I could go at my own pace. I could go on whatever slopes I wanted to go on. I met a few people and left when I felt like it.

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I can't wait to go again.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Economic Hardship

It is really hard to qualify for any kind of economic hardship. I'm having a hard time paying my student loans so I was interested in deferring them for a bit. But they insist I make enough money to pay them. They don't know how much I pay in rent and that I am in an expensive housing area. They don't know how much I pay to daycare. They don't know how much money I spend just getting to work every day. And they don't ask. Luckily, I was able to forbear my loans for a few months. Hopefully I will be able to pay them then.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In Which Raine Fucks Up

I am sad. Again. It's been a rough couple of days here. I've been horribly busy at work then I get home and just want to lie in bed.

I feel horribly guilty because I lost (had stolen) all of the money I got from Christmas. I was supposed to put it in my vacation fund and now it is gone. Most of it was from my parents and I feel like I squandered their hard earned money. Of course I didn't really, I just irresponsibly left my purse with my coat at a New Year's party. I feel like I fucked up.

At work, I work inside a hood, it's kinda like a cabinet. Usually I sit down in front of it. Yesterday, I had to stand and I kept hitting my head on the top of it. Over and over. I got really angry and punched it. Of course that did not help, it just caused my hand to hurt a bit. Thankfully there was no one to witness my adolescent behavior.

I just want to stay home and sleep, but I am too busy to do that. Maybe I will anyways.


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