Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Message will find it's way...

A little background... We are feeling the pinch. Work has cut Gary's hours back a bit, we are still coming off the Christmas expense, and our darn kids still think they need to eat!. I had a bit of a melt down this weekend - I was stressed. Gary and I had to talk about ways we can cut back on expenses, the sacrifices we can make for a while, tightening the reins on the budget. I guess you could say we were living AT our means, and now we have slipped to living beyond our means. Not that I think we go crazy at all - I NEVER buy myself new clothes, we don't have brand new vehicles, and we rarely go out to dinner. The time has just come to strictly watch our spending. And since we don't really want to sell one of the kids, we have decided to get rid of some other things.

One of the firsts to go was SADLY the Internet connection. This was MY sacrifice. I am now a lunchtime blogger. The other sacrifice was the Cable TV. This will probably cause the kids to go into convulsions...but hopefully they can live without Spongebob, Drake and Josh, the Wizards of Waverly place and (sadly) Animal planet. They will have to get back into watching their 5,000 DVDs that they have. (I hope Viv doesn't get back on her Monsters Inc. kick)

So I got a yahoo e-mail address, and we got a new phone number (due to the disconnect of the all-in-one service package). I had to laugh - a friend of mine (who should really start her own blog soon) asked if we were entering the witness protection program. I know - pretty drastic.
I have also called around to several Restaurants lending them the chance to use my Waitressing expertise on busy Friday nights, but no one is bidding on me yet.

OK - you get the point now...... onto the reason for the title of this post!

Those of you who are new to my blog, can check out this post to see where my belief in psychics came from. and then.....

I was invited to another psychic party this weekend, by co-workers - One of whom was with me at one of the first parties we had with psychic Jenny. I declined the invitation....Can't be spending $40 on psychics... Even if there was a chance to hear from Grampa Hoddie.

When I caught up with the co-worker Tuesday morning, I asked if she had a good reading...she said "it was alright, nothing earth shattering though". Then she said it was funny, at the end of her reading, she was about to walk out the door, and Jenny said..."are you going to see Allison?"...(nod)... "her Grandfather wants me to tell her that things are going to get better."
Now, this co-worker had no idea that money is tight....I am not even close friends with her.

Did I mention to you that I had a meltdown this weekend - That I was stressed? ....Yup - Advice from good ole Gramp sure comes in handy when you need it. I couldn't be there to get the message directly, but those who need them, get them.

Gary poo pooed it of course." it's a recession Allison. She was pretty safe in saying something like that." - I think differently. I guess I like the Elevation emotion!


tpotter44 said...

Well I am finally commenting.
I love reading all your entries.
Not sure I know how to comment but someone gave me instruction so I will give it a try. And you have finally shamed me into it because I did not realize you could check who's been in reading. hehe.
TP in Ballston Spa

SweetPeaSurry said...

That's fantastic about hearing from your grandfather. Wow, and just in the nick of time too.

Keep strong!!

Jennifer W said...

Ah, the power of the internet. It can make you seem like a psychic to innocent web surfers. I had a friend who was startled to hear that I had tracked her, too...b/c she has been lurking on someone else's blog and didn't want him to know.

But no one matches up to Jenny! It was very thoughtful of her to send you that message. Things are pretty scary right now, I'll take any hope I can find!

Momma said...

Things will get better ((hugs))

Allison said...

Hi TP - Thanks for commenting! - Glad you are enjoying the blog. it is a nice way for family to keep up on us.

Samantha said...

chills- even tho you know i'm a skeptic. and thanks for the shout out! love you!!