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Salvation and Damnation

Well, my ego has been under attack this week. My current car crisis is taking its toll on my self-esteem. I’ve always thought of myself as self-sufficient. But with the already woeful condition of my finances I’m having to borrow money to cover the car repairs. So that I can use said car to get the boy and back and forth to school and ferry me back and forth to my place of employment to continue making money to pay for the car, and to cover other expenses like putting a roof over our heads and putting food on the table. But I am grateful to have someone to turn to for help, however horribly awkward it is (I do hope to never have to do it again). And I feel very lucky to have such amazing co-worker friends. Ones who have happily gone out of their way to schlep my son and I around while we are car-less. And for other friends who have been keeping my spirits up through this bidness. RED OWL CREW 4EVER!

Five fun things for this upcoming and much needed four-day weekend:

I may be nearly destitute now but still plan to get to the Women’s Prison Book Project all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday. And to the Flickr Twin Cities group photowalk afterward. Other low-cost or cost-free weekend plans involve exciting home improvement projects like, oh, maybe CLEANING to start with. And most definitely some novel-writing. And since the boy has Monday off, for President’s Day, I see some sledding in our very near future. I’m still amused that his school has opted to celebrate President’s Day + Chinese New Year + Valentine’s Day all at once today. I wish we’d had enough lead time to construct suitable cards for such an amalgamated holiday.

face time


  1. gwen wrote:

    hey, I just saw this and thought of you:
    looks fun…

    Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    That’s so funny you found that - my company is one of the sponsors of Twin Cities Maker! But it’s a tough call, choosing between the maker faire and the flickr photo walk. The photo walk will be a little more Parker friendly, especially since my son has his own camera.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
  3. Heather wrote:

    Toy Story 3! We took Wes to see Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D on his birthday and we are going to see 3 on my birthday. I can’t wait!

    President’s Day/Chinese New Year/Valentine’s Day cards would have been amazing.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Permalink
  4. A-K wrote:

    Sorry again about your crappy week, but it sounds like you have a great support system! I feel like our existences should have overlapped in real life because we seem to brush up against the same circles. Perhaps we’ll meet someday!

    Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

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