Friday, March 13, 2009

Just a mini-bitch...

Well, waaaah effing wah.

I just got back from my bi-annual trip to my favorite children's clothing resale. Generally, I trudge out of there, huffing and puffing with the incredible load I have purchased. Generally, I have over a hundred dollars less in my pocket but entire wardrobes for my children in my basket.

(Insert visual of me with angry eyes and tongue sticking out)

It sucks to be broke.

Not that we've ever been rolling in the dough, but I was always able to scrape together enough money ($150 MAX) twice a year to buy my children tons and tons of clothing and shoes and books.

This year? $30. About 15 homeschool books, a couple dresses, 2 pairs of sandals (for Corinne and Justin) and an American Girl doll chair for my niece's birthday ($4! New condition!!! STEAL!!!).

Oh, the gingham dresses I had to forgo...

Oh, the sweet little sparkly shoes!

I didn't even bother looking through the older boy clothing as it is generally a bit more expensive than the toddler clothes. They will make do with clothes that are either a bit big or a bit small. It is what it is.

But it still stinks.

It could be worse. It could be worse...

There's that famous mantra of mine, again.

Do me a favor? If you're the praying type, pray that Patrick's real estate deal goes well on Saturday, ok?

18 comments:

Hannah said...

I will definitely pray, honey.

Big ((Hugs)) to you!

sheila said...

I'll send some positive vibes Patricks way.

I've found it's nice when the kids are old enough to get jobs. My girls now buy what they 'need' (which are actually NON-essentials, lol.)

Good luck to you Tracey.

Rebecca said...

(((hugs)))

I've been meaning to because see if you've got an email address hidden here somewhere because I have so much more to say than can be done in a comment. For now I'm just going to say that last year I lost my job (company closed) and being a single mom - wowser that was scary! It was ROUGH for a while. Took me 6 mos to find a new job, but it's a good job. Good company. STABLE company. Not a lot of money, but more than unemployment and we're "okay" now.

So. I know firsthand where you guys are and you definitely are in my prayers. You will be okay - you will. It might take time but I still think, having been thru it, that these things happen for a reason.

Hang in there - lots of us here praying for you!!

OHmommy said...

i will. i totally will.

Desiree Fawn said...

Fingers are crossed times a million!

Mom24 said...

I am praying for you. Hope it goes well. ((hugs))

Cheryl said...

I know how ya feel when you want to buy more than what you have to spend...it's so overwhelmingly tempting. I will keep you all in my prayers. :o)

Nap Warden said...

Hope it goes well...recession is no fun:P

Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

Thinking of you... I hope all goes well.

Cheryl said...

P.S. I forgot to mention, you have an award waiting for you at my blog (post title is "I've been awarded)...stop by and get your award! :o)

Gettysburg Mom said...

Good luck!

It sucks when you can't save in the long run because you have nothing to spend now.

Rich and I have taken to joking about how at least our retirement savings have not been affected by the recession or wallstreet's downward spirals whatsoever. It's difficult to change zero.

Tracey said...

Good point - when you own very little, you have very little to lose...

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Praying here. I totally get where you are coming from. It has been like that here a lot lately. Everything they own is too small and I can't do anything about it!

Mama Smurf said...

...hands are folded...thumbs are crossed....

=)

Heather of the EO said...

Ugh, I'm sorry. I pray things went well today.

the mama bird diaries said...

I just watched Slumdog Millionaire. You're right. Things can always be much worse.

Kristi said...

I know where you're coming from. My husband is still employed (and for that I'm eternally grateful) but my freelance work has slowed way down (damn economy). It does suck to be broke. I really, really hope it went well for Patrick yesterday.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I hope things went well this weekend. I totally know how you are feeling. :P

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