Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Career - Revised

I no longer have a job so starting today I am officially a SAHM, home educator, OT, speech therapist and domestic diva. We'll see how it goes. At the moment I'm putting school on the back burner until I can get all my possessions listed on eb*y. If anybody has any tips for using eb*ay I would be so grateful if you would share. I am totally lost.

I've cut my blogger reader down to 49 *gasp* feeds. Thinking I'm about to start hyperventilating. Trying to figure out how to manage time and a manageable schedule. Still going to get up at 5:45 to start my day and get J up at the usual time. Before school we're going to take a power walk. Going to have to be more diligent with exercise since I won't have health insurance and will need to keep my blood pressure down without meds.

I've cut off every single thing that I possibly can. We've come up with a plan to cut down utilities by cutting water usage (you don't want to know), going vegetarian, not using lights unless it is absolutely dark, no all night Mozart or night lights for J. One trip to town a week for therapy, grocery shopping, bill paying, etc. will cut my gas bill down considerably. Lowered the heat from 68 to 62 and added more blankets and clothes. The land line is turned off. J's insurance has been cancelled too. Managed to get some house/car insurance lowered. We have very little trash so the trash man has been discontinued. Not sure what I'm going to do with the little bit of trash that we do have but it might involve camouflage. Aren't you glad you don't live close to me???

I am scared and excited at the same time. Hoping my name doesn't become Loose Lisa. Torina that is a much better suggestion than mine. ;-0

18 comments:

marythemom said...

Oh my Goodness Lisa! I know you were talking about being a stay at home mom, but...

E-mail me!

You are in my prayers!

Love,
Mary in Texas

The Cunninghams said...

Congratulations! It seems like you have done your homework. If you make all of those changes, your life will be so enriched, more so than if you had more money. Good for you! Best of luck in your new life!! Karissa

FaerieMama said...

Wow LIsa, we are on the same page! I was JUST about to blog about the changes here at my house!

Tudu said...

OMG!!!!!!! You can expect a call from me real soon to get the scoop and be sure you two are OK.

Beverly said...

can you get on state insurance? I hope you are kidding about some of the cuts. Good luck!!

Jillene said...

GOOD LUCK!!

Torina said...

Ahhh, the garbage thing. We do something similar with all of our stuff. Garbage in particular. We recycle EVERYTHING and are left with some unrecyclables. Walmart (UGH) will take plastic bags in their entrance (so you don't have to go all the way in to hell). We burn all of our paper as fire starters in our fireplace. And then any garbage we have left we sneak it in to our in-laws on garbage day. Hee hee. Does G live close to you? If he leaves his garbage at the end of the driveway, find out what his garbage day is and leave him a little present each week. Frugal and naughty can be fun!

Ashley said...

Amazed by the drastic changes.

Hang in there.

L, L and E

Ashley

Dinah said...

Oh, lisa, I'd be scared and excited too!!

I could never be FT with my kiddos though. I love them and am so glad that I they know they can always find me at home. I work from home but I'm truly in love with them going to school!

So all the more kuddos to you! I hope you can make it work and that it provides the comfort, safety and healing that J needs! But do remember to take time for yourself! ;)

Lauri said...

sending you good vibes... feel free to email me for ebay help
It's going to be OK

Hugs
Lauri

Meg an Aggie in Frisco said...

Good Luck! Please get a High Deductable Ins policy for the Just incase...

I could not do it. I get knots in my stomach just thinking about it.

I will keep y'all to my prayers. I hope peace and blessings find you!

Meg

Kristina P. said...

I will take your 49 feeds and trade them for my 326. Yeah, sometimes, my mornings suck.

Thorn said...

Wow, those are some real changes! As always, I'm pulling for you and J and I look forward to hearing how this all works out for you.

Alyssa's Mom said...

Holy Moly!

Email me!!!

Big, Big Changes!

WOW!!!

Kelly said...

Wow! You are so brave and it just proves your love and dedication to J and her healing. You will be rewarded. Wow! You do amaze me with your commitment. J sure is a lucky girl and you are a lucky SAHM! I would not take all the money in the world for my time with my kids as a SAHM!

Lauri said...

Do you have to pay for trash removal? That is totally new to me, I would think that this would be included in your taxes and everything.

Annette said...

WOW! I love being a SAHM. Sounds like you have it all figured out! You are amazing! I home school my kids. I love it! YOU are a dedicated mother. I am sure this will help J feel closer to you.

PeWee said...

I always thought I wanted to be SAHM full time, but it truly is the hardest job on earth. You're awesome, Lisa!