|Last year's Christmas Tree Hunt with our dog|
I admit, I have not been in much of a mood this December after the passing of my dog and our missing cat. We just feel so lost at times. It's lonely. Our little female cat, seems to be bored. We plan on getting her a kitten to love after the tree comes down in Jan.
I'm also upset - we just got word that our son-in-law was laid off from his job as a landscaper for a church campus in Wa. Our daughter (my step-daughter) has been laid off for a couple of months. Plus the SL was also involved in a auto-accident where it was not his fault and he injured his back, so he was off work for a few weeks and then back to work with shorter hours as he healed. They laid him off last Friday. I am just having a hard time with the fact that a church would do this just before Christmas. And if that isn't enough to make me concerned, he is unable to collect unemployment benefits because churches are exempt in paying into them. They are so screwed. They can barely make it. He is quite stubborn, mostly due to fear of the unknown. So I am not confident in him. They were living pay check to pay check anyway.
We have our own problems here with 2 adult sons living with us. Me losing my nanny job this June 2012 and DH working a underpaid job. Plus our roof issues. We did offer them, if things get real bad, to live to the side of our house, in our nice 34 foot RV. But lets face it, if I were young, I'd try my best NOT to have to go and live with my folks. We even suggested for them to get some help from her mother and they both, said they did not want that. So...what can we do? Not a whole lot. Nor do I think we should rush in and save them. Well for number one, we really can't. They really need to try and figure this out for themselves. I have sent them a larger check for Christmas - to help pay for some groceries. Since both of them are stubborn and computer illiterate, I told them of some local food banks in the area they could sign up for. I make suggestions and if it involves a computer or submitting a application online, he says, "forget it".
So YEAH I'm concerned. Thank God there are no children involved.