So I'm sure since I am like the queen of blogging....(bwhahahaha)....oh come on, I know you're laughing.....You all have missed what I have to say.
Truth be told I haven't had really good news to report, so I have just been keeping my mouth...(and hands for that matter)....silent.
Ya sure I've been around on Facebook, and Twitter, but I don't know what to do with my blog. I have felt like a big fat whiney baby so therefore didn't want to keep posting oh woe is me posts. But then again I didn't want to lie to myself, that everything is all hunky dory either.
Make sense? I hope so because it sure doesn't to me.
Our biggest thing right now is that Andy and I are not working, nor can we find a job. I am working on getting my GED, and should have that in the next few weeks, (Yes I am a high school drop out....let the trolls be released.....) then I will be off to school for 12 months to become a medical assistant. However I need to find a part time job to work as well, since I will only be going to school for 15 hrs a week.
Andy is currently not working. The car industry, well we held on as long as we could, what else can I say about that?
Stupid freaking economy.
He is currently working on heading back to school as well. He can't go back to production or manufacturing which is what he has done his whole life, nor can he sit for 10-12 hrs at a call center due to his back. He still is going to need pins and rods, and have it fused together in the future, so we are trying to hold out as long as we can on that.
Anywho.....long story short, he has met with the folks at Vocational Rehab and will head to UVU in January to become a teacher. Yes, I know that teachers don't get paid a bunch, but it's not about the money anymore. We don't need alot to survive. Just our measly rent, utilities, and car insurance. Plus gas and food and other items. But that's it. That's all we have. It's all we need. Keeping it simple is much better than all of the silly big extravagant things.
Boy did we learn that the hard way.
I would be content just living in our little three bedroom apartment for the rest of our lives. It's not about moving up with monetary items/material things anymore. It's about growing together and moving up individually and as a family, spiritually and mentally. It's about being together and going for little weekend drives up the canyon. Playing softball on a warm summer evening. That type of stuff.
Things have just plain sucked, there are really no other words for it.
We are waiting for next year when we can claim medical bankruptcy again. I am hoping that we can dig ourselves out of the holes we are in. The medical bills just keep coming in, and I just keep resisting the urge to shred them up for Rat bedding.
I am bound and determined not to let the Utah headlines get me down, the ones that say that people are out numbering the amount of available jobs by 10 to 1 right now. I know that the economy sucks, but I will find a job. Andy will find a job. We just have to, it's all there is to it.
Preferably steady jobs, but ones that are close to home. It can't be so far away that it's not worth it because we pay so much in gas. It doesn't have to pay much. Just something to keep us afloat.
The calender that Andy has been working on is nearly finished. We will be selling them here on the blog in the next month or so. He as well as some of his very talented friends, have done some amazing pictures of your children. Hopefully this calender will help some with our money situation.
You can see some of the pictures here, including the most recent one which is of Rhett himself. Our goal is to sell 5,000 calenders. Which, a portion of that money will go not only go to help with Rhett's medical bills but also towards helping some of our special friends who are in need.
All of the children in this calender share one thing in common, an extra chromosome.
So ya. Alot of rambling, a not to informative update, and I think I am done with this post. I have lots more to talk about, but I am so extremely tired. The kids are tucked in bed, and Andy is waiting for me on the couch to cuddle and watch a movie with him.
I will leave you with some pictures of our latest but CHEAP family adventure.......
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. The Bird Family sends all of our love to our sick friends, and those in need.
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