Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Being "financially challenged" sucks!!

Actually being POOR sucks! I have been set back after the robbery. It is not a fortune but it was money ear marked for stationery and uniforms and an account etc. O well sh*t happens but now I am in dire straights where money is concerned and I have no idea how we going to make it until the 26th of Feb (payday). So when I stopped at P n P this morning I asked T if he would like some halls (he is still coughing) and he said no a chocolate AND a juice, I told him I can't afford to buy him that every day ( I did yesterday) and he has lunch and juice in his bag. he 'freaked" he went into silent tweener mode and he refused to speak to me all the way to school, I admit I wasn't too nice either I asked him if he would rather go and live with his father where he can get all he wants but they are made to sit on the kitchen stools to watch TV & other strange things & are treated some what like "pests".............he said NO and got out the car closed the door and marched off little face all angry and sulky. It used to upset me this behaviour now it makes me angry even if I did have the money I wouldn't indulge him every day. I am actually not even angry right now. we are very 'alike' and we fight like crazy T and I and I know it wont last but sometimes it makes me a little sad. We are very close being that it is just the two of us but some people don't understand our relationship and they probably frown on the way we talk to each other at times etc. I know my mother does. O well like I said sh*t happens. Back to the grindstone we go..........after gym today there is somebody coming to see our current place that meant a quick tidy up this morning and pick up the dog poo and make sure there are no 'strange' items of clothing lying around, ugh I hate this!!!

O and Momcat if you read this please tell me how you make meat porridge for the kitties. I am dying to know and try it for myself.........THANKS!!!

5 comments:

momcat said...

Me too on the being poor thing. My money ran out by the end of last week so I am on R1000 budget (R500 per week) to get me to the end of the month (petrol and groc.) Luckily Dael uses his money for his cigs etc and gives me R50 a week. Bradley gives me problems as well. He got sweets out of me at the shop last night but he is on a weekly budget of R10 for sweets etc. He also has a miserable face for school every morning because he doesnt want to go and I have to put up with his dragging around daily. So going through the same thing as you Lulu. The meat porridge: I put on a half a pot of water and add some some pets mince and tinned dog food. As soon as it boils I add mealie meal mixed into a sloppy liquid with some water. It thickens up immediately and you just turn down the heat to simmer it if it still needs thickening or turn the heat off and leave it until you use it. I add this to precooked rice and veg. peels. For 1 day I use half a pot of rice and the whole pot of meat and add bread. Half the meal in the morning and half in the evening. This feeds 13 cats and 2 dogs. Obviously you can adapt this to the number of animals and just refrigerate portions in containers for future meals. It can even be frozen because when I have been away on holiday I have prepared and frozen portions for reheating.

momcat said...

Oh the extra R1000 comes from my ex and he owes me for pushing up my credit cards when he and his family were living with me. If it wasnt for that I would be able to support myself.

lulu said...

Wow that sounds good will last long for my 1 cat and 2 dogs then! Thanks I am going to try it cos their food getting very expensive especially the cat tins. And the freezing is a bonus for us working moms!! THANK YOU!!

Shame man I totally know how you feel I got a measly 200 bucks a month for the first 10 years of Trenton's life so I got way behind on everything, his Dad pays 600 now but still that doesnt make up for it so I am maar behind, also credit card. Otherwise I too would be able to support us. I also could have done with that R2000 that they stole as that would have ensured we didnt run out now already. My brother bless him is meant to give me some money but I know he is busy and doesnt always get time to go to the bank I don't want to 'remind' him as I hate being a pest. Trenton also hates school and goes with a long face everyday. It is an uphill battle with them isnt it? He was all friendly when I fetched him from school today and acting like nothing happened then I really could slap him! Then I get way mad at myslef for smoking still as I know it adds to my problems but the more I give myslef hell the more I smoke go figure. So I am giving myslef a break right now about that! Have a great evening!!!

angel said...

oooh do i know where you're coming from! i wanna give damien a fat ear when he does that to me!

Wenchy said...

I am tired of being financial challenged also!