I’m glad I have this place to vent….and for the reassurance I get that it will all be ok! I’m trying to come to grips with things so I don’t freak out (at least not all the time, anyway). My “to accept” list:

*I can’t control who applies for work, nor can I control when they lie. All I can do is my job….and not freak when people surprise me

*I can’t control P., nor can I control how he chooses to handle this new chapter in life. I CAN choose to protect my time and energy, and I CAN choose to remember that feeling guilty is all in my head.

*I can’t fix all the money problems at once. I can make one dent at a time, and that’s ok.

So, last night we had our usual “Friday Family Night”. Made a good Lent dinner–grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. One of my favorites! After that we created our own ice cream sundaes…….I put out ice cream, chocolate sauce, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream, Reeses peanut butter cups, Snickers……..and we each created our own. Then curled up on the couch and just hung out. FUN!

Have I mentioned lately how lucky I am to have the kids I do? Because if I haven’t, SHAME ON ME! I really am a lucky mommy. I genuinely like these kids and I’m constantly amazed by them. I can’t believe they’re mine, and I’m thanking my lucky stars every single day that I’ve been trusted with them.

OH–and I almost forgot…….went for a haircut yesterday. I said “do whatever you think……..” and she did. Boy, is it short!! Barely hangs past my ears. Usually when I come home after a haircut the kids say “Mommy, what did you do??” but this time they all said “Mommy I love your new hair!” It’s different, but it’s growing on me. She said I needed fun, fresh & sassy :)