The timing couldn't be worse-my husband was locked out from work because of a labor dispute and we have found ourselves in a terrible position financially.
With 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, mortgage, food, bills, gas, (did I mention 5 kids??) our budget is LOW if at all! Our kids are on summer break, under foot and complaining of boredom all day-well, why can't you go outside and play for HOURS like 'I' did when I was a kid?? I didn't sit around harping at MY mother! We have nowhere to send them for even a nice FULL day -and that makes it hard. Trying to get things done but then you have to break to cook them all lunch and then clean up etc.
We have some more painting and trimwork to do-the editor wants these photos VERY SOON-we have been under an EXTREME amount of stress. I was actually close to calling it OFF-except for the fact that I 'KNOW' I would regret it horribly if I did. You have to try to style your home geared toward the fan base of that particular magazine-so I was terribly upset when I found out my girls room probably wouldn't be featured in the issue. I have to change the wall color and add some decor touches and TRY to make it work because I promised my girls they would see their room in a magazine one day! I understand every one goes through a battle of some sort at some time- and some are much easier than others -this may not be as bad as some of the other battles I have faced in the past but it is my battle (right now) and it's draining! I have dreamed of my home being in a magazine for about 20 years now-with everything going on I just wish this wasn't so hard. I am determined to make it work-because I KNOW the satisfaction would be beyond my expectations!
~I wish you all the best in whatever battle you are fighting right now~