Saturday, October 10, 2009

Battling the Worry Monster

Work hasn't paid us again recently. While Scott did come home with nice sized expense check last week, he did not coming bearing pay checks for either of us.

Supposedly, the company our company is merging with was supposed to wire money over so our salaries would be covered, but that wire seems to be untraceable. Meaning the execs at the new company haven't responded to phone calls asking where the money is.

And we all know that banks like to hold on to money as long as they possibly can.

But the thing is, I need money in order to support my family. So *not* a newsflash! But what to do when the money's all gone?

The pisser of it is, is that as soon as the wire arrives, there will be plenty of money. In fact, enough to pay us back the extraordinarily large sum the company owes us from last year!

We just have to hang on. And pray. I've been begging God all day for the wire to come through right away. (Of course, Monday is a bank holiday.)

In the meantime, I have to battle that Worry Monster. Here's my strategy... I'm really focusing on things that make me smile. Here's what I have so far today:

  • hot showers
  • beautiful, flaming red leaves on a tree
  • Scott waking up happy
  • super-couponing
It's not even noon yet today, so I'm sure there will be plenty of other things to smile about. I just have to focus on them and not the evaporating bank account.

4 comments:

Valerie Geary said...

ahem- I just signed up to follow your blog because we met at the Willamette Writer's conference one morning during breakfast and I just found the business card you gave me ... : ) I know how hard it is to try and attract followers to your blog ... so here's one more for your count!! : )

Kate said...

Thanks, Valerie! How's the writing coming?

xkrazyxbabiex05 said...

Hey Kate!
Thank you so so much for your note. It meant a lot. I've gotten so many letters, and yes it does make a difference. It has been quite the adjustment here, but I finally think I'm over that hump. I miss my family and Elijah but I think I'm dealing with it better. I like my classes and the food isn't so bad. I eat a lot in my room though. If I get a chance, I'll write the girls letters.
Thank you so much, and I'll keep reading your blog!
Love Chelsea

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