Posts tagged ‘Writing’

Preparing for the future

When I was with my ex-husband, Nick, and I had Gavin, his parents purchased life insurance for him. I didn’t understand why at the time. It seemed so morbid to me, preparing for your child’s possible demise. Then when Nick and I split and the policy was allowed to lapse and eventually close altogether, I began to thinking about insurance and life insurance in earnest.

When Rob and I moved in together, he made sure we both had at least a bit of life insurance. Of course, we had our car insurance, renter’s insurance and then the little private policies on the expensive electronics Rob loves so much. But life insurance? What was the deal? I would learn soon enough.

We had some very basic life insurance on each other; in case of something horrible. That way we’d at least have enough for a small service and that was good enough at the time. Then my health made a drastic turn for the worse. One doctor told me I was “24 with the body of an 89-year-old”. Life insurance was going to be next to impossible to get now! They require physicals; Rob and I both knew I wouldn’t pass one. Who wants to cover someone with Fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, GERD and IBS?

Then to make matters even more complicated, we ended up on public assistance again. With public assistance you aren’t permitted to have whole life insurance because you can draw money out against the policy. They view that money as cash. We needed the insurance but we needed to find decent coverage that fit all of our needs. It was a nightmare!

In the end, we manged to get our insurance agent to find something that worked for us and with us. Thank God!

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Movin’ On (Round 2)

The time has come.

The time is now.

For me to be packin’ up and movin’ on.

Yippee!

You may remember that for my 30th birthday, which wasn’t at all scary by the way, Rob and our friend Stuart gave me my domain http://dailymommysurvival.com as a gift. (Thanks again guys!) And that my friends, my readers, followers, and family is where you will find all things good, bad and indifferent in the Land of Lizze. From this point hence, please follow the bouncing ball over to

http://dailymommysurvival.com! 🙂

Yay!

(Oh and please excuse the mess over there as I am still working to get things “just right”. Don’t you just love OCD? lol)

Unconscious Mutterings

Rules for Unconscious Mutterings

“Rules are, there are no rules.” Each week they post ten words to the blog which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind. Don’t limit yourself to one word responses; just say everything that pops into your head. AND you don’t have to have your words up on Sunday. Take all week if you want! 

This is Week 387 for them but Week #1 for me. And away we go!

  1. Collectors :: stamps, Precious Moments, journals and pens (Oh my!)
  2. Passion :: love, marriage, connections
  3. Winner :: loser, competition
  4. Uninhibited :: bold, blunt, honest
  5. Challenge :: dare, compete, memes
  6. Self :: respect, know thy self, quest for self
  7. Your :: family, life, future
  8. Viewer :: television, peeping tom
  9. Random :: empty, open, available
  10. Vice :: Miami, smoking, junk food

Yeah, so some of these makes sense to the world at large. Most of them don’t even make sense to me, so I don’t really expect them to make sense to anyone else. They are just my answers. Perhaps I’ll get more detailed as I grow accustomed to the feel of the meme.

Friday Fill-In #7

And…here we go!

1. I just had an absolutely horrible night’s sleep.
2. Mr. Emmett John is by far the most complicated of my 3 boys to care for (at this age).
3. The third sentence on the 7th page of the book I’m reading: Sorry, I just finished my last book and I haven’t started a new one yet.
4. The Twilight series, the House of Night series, the Harry Potter series tickle my fancy. Since we’re talking about books.
5. I was walking through the kitchen when suddenly, my feet were ambushed by two gray balls of fur, fluff and teeth..
6. The Office and Community makes me laugh! When nothing else can.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to working on laundry and sleeping – nah, maybe I’ll just watch TV and sleep, tomorrow my plans include seeing my therapist, writing and Spring Cleaning and Sunday, I want to rest and write…maybe take a nap!

If you’d like to join in the fun that is Friday Fill-In please head on over to Janet’s blog and jump right in! =)

Honesty preamble

It was rather refreshing being honest on my own blog for once. Up to this point, I’ve always been honest don’t get me wrong. I’ve only been honest to a point though. Never completely honest like that about the things that are the most difficult for me to admit. It’s made me realize how many other truths I have that I need to get off my chest. It’s also made me realize that if my purpose behind this blog is to leave behind a legacy for my Boys. A record of my life, my thoughts, my feelings and our lives as a family so that they might remember some day; that it isn’t fair of me to short change them by editing my thoughts and feelings.

So I think I’ll try to make the “Honesty” post a frequent part of Daily Mommy Survival.

New article is up!

I’ve rewritten this article more times than I can remember at this point but I’ve finished it! =)

Here it is!

Please check it out! Every click and subscription counts! =)

New Article is Up!!!

I just posted my first article since September 15th 2009!

To be completely honest, I’m terrified right now. I can’t believe I’m writing for the Examiner again. It feels good to be writing. A terrifying kind of good but good nonetheless. =)

If you’d like to read my new article (and the old ones – since I get paid every time you read any and all of them *hint* *hint*) just follow the link. Or the button that will be on the right in a few moments. =)

Thank you muchly!

Early signs and symptoms of Autism

PS If you leave any comments, please be kind. After all, this is my first article in 6 months. =)