So I was scouring my favorite blogs, wondering if anyone got to experience the sudden elation I did about 20 minutes ago. Yes. There it was. $600 magically appeared in my bank account this morning. CHA CHING!
What am I going to do with it? Umm…. pay bills? Pay OFF debt? I’m a single mom here, with a daughter who will one day grow up and ask me for a large sum of money (hopefully for college, not breast implants, an eye job, or god knows what kind of plastic surgery will be available in the year 2024). So my Economic Stimulus check will be going into a Money Market account, and I’m going to pray that the Dollar won’t be comparable to a Peso by the time LB is 18.
Yeah, that’s right. SCREW YOU DUBYA. You can’t FORCE me to spend my money on cheap ass Wal-Mart crap. Why would I spend money on something that isn’t even made in our country? Aren’t we trying to boost the economy, (meaning, supporting our OWN workers) not pay for sh**ty imported junk, that forces people to work for less than a dollar a day? I don’t think so ASSCLOWN.
I’m going to take the little leftover cash and put it right into my friend JL’s Opening Day Extravaganza. She’s a hard worker and her family has been running a business in Durango for 3 generations now. I may also put a little money into the Farmer’s Market, and throw a big dinner for all my friends.
I’ve been thinking about money a lot lately, since my boss took me out to lunch to celebrate “our’ one year anniversary, she mentioned a raise is in my near future. I was also thinking about bloggers who actually get paid, and the amazing writers they are. Ms. Single Mama, who I just discovered, ALWAYS has funny, fearless, single-mom-friendly posts, introduced me to ANOTHER kick ass blogger. This lady is probably a total celebrity, but since I am out of the TV loop, I only can guess what her true identity. Her blog made me laugh out loud at least 3 times. She writes in her profile that her blog has created enough revenue for her hubby to QUIT HIS JOB and be SAHD!
Now maybe I’m just going on a fantasy bender because LB has been having issues at daycare lately, but OMG THAT WOULD BE MY DREAM! I’m salivating over it, honestly. Especially with the evil, looming “every other weekend” notion cutting into my already meager mommy time 😦
Working full time never bothered me before. I was confident that my daughter could grow up to be an amazing, well-adjusted human being as long as she knew she was loved, and I could spend every non-working moment with her. Now that her dad is sliding back into the picture, he wants his fair share of parenting time. I know technically I get to see her everyday of the week, but really, that’s only 1 hour in the morning before daycare drop-off, and about 4 hours between pick-up and bedtime. Its the weekends that are the days when I get to catch up on everything I missed Monday-Friday.
If only my blog had readers that expanded beyond Durango (no offense Colorado kids, I love you all), or if my Banner wasn’t a half-assed, Publisher-created image, or if I knew more about Photoshop, or had something fresh to offer, then I could be one of those Full-Time Bloggers, traveling the world with my Gemini child in tow. I could sit outside with my laptop, while she played with her My Little Ponies, sipping coffee and listening to K.T. Tunstall & Cross Canadian Ragweed. Ok, so I know this dream-land coma is only induced by the fact I stare at a brick wall all day long, and part of me is still dealing with the “never want to see his face again” factor, but it would be…..swell, wouldn’t it?