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My Problem Should be Everyone’s Problem March 4, 2009

Filed under: ponderings — meandmom @ 6:14 pm
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This morning I was hurrying to put lunches and snacks together while making breakfast before rushing out the door to school then work.  I was frustrated and irritated because things kept falling out of the fridge and I couldn’t figure out which shelf the jam was hiding on and where on earth were the carrots I just bought and….well, you get the idea.

As I stood there with the fridge door open, looking at the shelves bursting with food items, I was suddenly washed with shame.  Everyone should have such a problem today, I thought.  Everyone should have a fridge stuffed with food.  But they don’t.  There are many, many families right now….this very moment…that don’t have the dreadful agony of balancing milk jugs on top of the carton of eggs with the leftovers from last night shoved in the corner.  My heart goes out to those families.

I worry that these are the families I deal with everyday.  I’m a recruiter and I talk with too many people these days that have been waiting too long for a job opportunity to materialize.  I wish I could find them work.  I wish I could fill their fridges.  I wish my problem was their problem too.

-The Mom

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Pretty Mrs. Palin October 2, 2008

Filed under: politics,work,ZombieMom — meandmom @ 7:25 pm
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So…. I’m hesitant in even mentioning politics here.  I will throw out the disclaimer that I am NOT announcing any support to any candidate.  I will say however, that Sarah Palin has had a bit of a ride over the past month and I kinda get it.

Last night I tossed and turned as I tried to hold panic at bay.  The news every day sounding worse and worse and more and more bleak certainly doesn’t help.  The Ex has not supported our children financially for the past year and the budget strain is getting overwhelming.  My house is on the market but I have hardly had any lookers much less any buyers.  I love what I do, and the times I make a placement, it is really, really successful.  I just don’t seem to make enough of them, which hinders my ability to increase my income.  My car needs to move on before it breaks down.  yada yada yada.

I tossed and turned and rode the waves of pressure that I am putting on myself.  Up and down and up and down.  Over and over thinking to myself “how did I get myself into this mess???!!!!” 

Around 3:30 in the morning I all of a sudden got really quiet.  For some reason it hit me.  Do you think Sarah Palin is doing the same thing???  I’ll bet she is.  I get it, Sarah.  I get it.  Good luck with that. 

At least mine is in the privacy of my own room and this blog.  So glad the whole nation isn’t talking about it!

-The Mom