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I haven't posted much lately because I don't feel like rehashing blah-to-negative stuff.

We're on track to be mostly caught up on bills by mid to late October, which will make life a lot easier. We still haven't settled September rent because in the two weeks our complex office took to fill out the rent verification form, our expected assistance amount diminished by two-thirds [1] and our complex only accepts payment in full. I informed the office today that they will have to wait until Kevin's paycheck this Friday and am trying not to stress about it in the meanwhile.

This is what I am focusing on to think about something other than the bills:

- seeing my doctor in November and asking to go back up to 40 mg citalopram
- book fair the week of October 19th
- watching Glee online the day after each new episode airs on TV (Laurel really liked the "Bust Your Windows" number last week)
- seeing a bunch of Laurel's outgrown patterned socks reused by the art club at her school making sock monsters
- encouraging Laurel to use a one-inch frame and write sh*tty first drafts with abandon (she was worrying over the writing portion of a project, so it seemed like a good time to pull out Bird By Bird)
- drilling down through the paper clutter, which I was letting grow unchecked again

1. The agency we are working with on rent assistance disburses their funds first-come, first-serve. Our initial appointment was September 3rd and we were advised at that time approximately how much to expect if our complex completed and returned the form that week. On the bright side, we are not getting reamed in late fees this month.


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Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Hope it all works out for you. (((hugs))) Glad you have other things to focus on!
Sep. 23rd, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
i have paper AND plants.

how's kev liking his new job? and give laurel a hug for me. tell her that hush slobbers all over your face, but molly gives these delicate little ladylike kisses. IF she likes you. she's just now started kissing pat and paul!
Sep. 23rd, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
I have more paper than alive plants at the moment. The basil and outside peppers are starting to come back after I let them get too dry, but the mystery plant that grew out of the compost in the tangerine's pot is dead. I think it might have been some kind of squash.

I think he likes his new job, but I don't see him enough to ask as if he's home he's either asleep or working. He was up at the crack of dawn Monday cooking, so I think that's a good sign. (Setting all the smoke alarms off at 5 AM, not so much, but that's okay since nothing was actually on fire.)

I will advise Laurel on the dog kisses. We met a sweet slobbery dog (some kind of shepherd, I think) walking home the other day and she just covered Laurel in kisses and jumping on her. It was cute.
Sep. 24th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
i'm sure the laurel giggles were darling, as well.

i can easily see her buried under hush and molly.

maybe next year i'll plant some herbs. would love some mint and parsley...maybe some dill. what is easy to grow? do NOT say rosemary. killi went kind of crazy when she took cooking classes and i can't stomach rosemary now.
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