I have not posted in a long time. Why? I keep waiting for good news to report so I can keep Jewel Box® upbeat and fun. So far, 2012 has been bleak.
- Two contracts have been written on my mother-in-law's house and both have fallen through at inspection.
- My youngest son has told us, "why should I work hard in school or even go to college? That has not worked out so well for you and Dad. What is the point? You are middle-aged and miserable. Why would I want that? NO THANKS! I'm going to do whatever I want and be happy.
- My husband has now been unemployed for 3 years and 5 months. No prospects in sight.
- We don't have money to pay the mortgage this month or my oldest son's last semester of tuition.
Beautiful flawed children,
harnessed to the mistakes of their parents.
Strong broken women weeping in the shadows.
Broad-backed idle men searching with vacant eyes.
Thinking, whispering, but we did the right thing,
we followed the rules...