The good news is: I'm almost out of debt!! I am so excited, you have no idea! I moved back in with my parents because I was having trouble making ends meet as a single mom in Lexington. I was less than excited about it, but it really has helped me financially. Not to mention, the lovely IRS gave me a nice tax refund this year! I am so over credit card debt! With the exception of my student loans and one major hospital bill (3 days in the hospital + no insurance = huge hospital bill), all of my debts are paid off! Now I can make payments on the other two and it is at least manageable debt, before it was chaos and debt collectors out the ying-yang. No more, I heard "paid in full" several times yesterday and literally started jumping for joy!
The bad news is: The drama won't go away. I knew there was a reason I hated small towns! Everybody knows everybody else and everything you've done since the day you were born! My ex-husband likes to start stuff with me. If that wasn't enough, Shawn and I broke up because it just wasn't working, nothing major. Then, he turned psycho! I got over 500 rude/crude text messages from him in 5 days and he posted my picture and phone number along with some other comments on a social networking site for all the world to see (his page is public). I got them removed by the site administrator, but they were up long enough for me to get a few phone calls from a couple of guys believing the trash! This is crazy, I thought I was out of high school! It's really aggravating.
Anyway, the kids are doing well. Adam loves it here and never wants to leave Memaw and grandpa's house. Aurea despises it here and begs daily to move back to Lexington. Since I can't please them both, I'm just taking it one day at a time and whatever happens, happens.
I quit my job. I loved the girls and being there for them, but the hours were too much. My checks for 108 hours in two weeks were nice, but I never got to see my own children. When my son started texting me just to say "hi" and "I love you" I knew enough was enough. So I went to pick up my check Friday and the girls were outside playing volleyball. They yelled for me so I went to give side hugs and say goodbye. Apparently, that is not allowed, I got run off after that because it's against HIPPA or something (even though I know their stories already). At any rate, I did get to say goodbye to most of them.