January 26th, 2004

devil girl

Long time no type...

Things are settling down into somewhat of a routine. I've been more motivated to clean and such, which leaves me feeling good. I have not, however, been motivated to do a serious job search...which could affect TANF. I'm concerned, but not at the same time. We have a good situation, and I think, for now, it'll work out really well.
We have some options open to us, and that feels nice. Stress around here is easing some, and the changes so far, are fairly smooth. I suspect things will get a little chaotic again fairly soon, but I think we can handle it now. We as in the household....and its nice to have a cohesive (most of the time) household to be a part of.
We've rearranged the living room some, and it looks nice. Spex has brought home some new stuff, like shelves and what not. We're using one for the movies, so they aren't stacked around the tv anymore. D brought up the shelves we'd been using for our tv, and put them in the kitchen so we have someplace for pots and pans. The house is getting -much- cleaner and being kept that way. I get motived, which motivates Spex and D...and in turn, motivates me. I need that, and I'm grateful for it.
The kids are great for the most part....all of them have had their issues lately, but kids are kids :) Its nice for Pan to have someone around besides us and Garrett.
Its been easier to be offline here, getting things taken care of. That, and we've had a dial up connection for 4 adults. But, that's going to change soon...and I'll have to resist the temptation to be online all day/night. I have things around the house that need to be done, and if I keep up on them, it'll be a lot easier. Now that I've been more motivated, I'm hoping to continue that. Not everything gets done in a day that I want right now...but, still, a few things do, and that's enough to start with.
I have a free membership to Bally's through that national body challenge thing. Mom went and signed up at the one in North Seattle, by the Kmart on 130th. She says it has a daycare, which will work great. Now, we just need to figure out times and days to meet instead of trying to do what we did in the past and go 'when we felt like it'...never got anything done that way :) Should be easier to set up days/times now that we aren't living together LOL
Anyway, the baby's crying so I have to go get him...but, I thought I'd update a little while I had the chance :)