Posted on March 22, 2018
Posted on March 22, 2018My mom's accounts are in the negative and being charged continuous overdraft fees. She needs your help TODAY to get things back on track. Right now everyone owes her money: the city, the previous landlord, the current landlord, and even me. lolz She can't count on being paid by any of those people soon, so please help out. She really needs a lot of things to keep her well, and those things are expensive. She does her best to keep costs low, but some things are not able to be changed. Medicines don't change cost. She needs to pay for them. She can't just "suffer through it". Anyone who suggests that is terrible, because you wouldn't tell a person with cancer to "just die" without treatment or a person with an open wound to "just bleed". It isn't right to tell my mom, who does everything she can to not let anyone in this world suffer--ever, to just suffer. That offends me so much, when she tells me people are saying these things to her or about her. She doesn't need people judging her illness. She already has a judge that signed to law that she is ill and disabled and needs aid. Now she needs that aid, from the social safety net that is supposed to be there for people in our society, and from you, who know her and claim to love her. So, please donate today and help get things back into a better space, both financially and in relation to how my mom is being talked about and treated by others. She deserves better than what she is currently experiencing. Anyone does. Thank you for your generosity. My mom is very grateful and so very happy for every gift.
Posted on March 17, 2018
Posted on March 17, 2018Rayven is busy working her butt off again today, so this update comes from little old me--I get to say little again because I lost 10 pounds this month. Woot woot!! (Okay that still keeps me in the overweight category, but as long as I can convince my doctors I am consuming adequate nutrients--or actually consume adequate nutrients--I can stay on the appetite suppressing side-effect medicine and keep losing the pounds. Fingers crossed that I actually get back to little!)
Okay, since I led with a tangent, I will try to stay on task. Shall we start with the bad news?
Both this account and my checking account are overdrawn, the credit cards are reaching maximum limits, and I am feeling like my financial situation is right back where it started. Bills are late in being paid, the dog's food shipment is on hold (poor Naboo), and I am out of supplements that I need to stay at my peak performance. It's freaking me out. So, please donate today! The bright side is, I know that this situation is temporary. I should have deposit money coming back from my previous place (though I will not count on that money given the evils of my previous landlord over the past six months). I do have a grant of $500 coming in from an organization that helped me secure an apartment in a better area. I did overpay for February and will get $300 back over the next few months in credit. But those things are long term, and I need cash in the short term, so I would very much appreciate your generous giving now. Thank you!
Now, for some good news! I have two chairs to sit on! This seems a bit silly, but after a month of having makeshift sofas made from pillows stacked on whatever was handy or trying to get comfortable on the hardwood floors, chairs are awesome. Also, my allergies seem to be improving slightly after the move, so my suspicion that there was untreated mold in the previous house was likely correct and I may continue to see improvements. However, my allergist did remind me that my chairs, along with my other intended furniture was not allergy friendly, and I do need to do some soul searching about my relationship with "pleather". Wish me luck in that endeavor. Another plus is that I get to do some redecorating (which I LOVE) and paint out the cabinets and create an amazing outdoor dining space (mostly because there is no way this living room will fit my dining set), so that is exciting. However, it is also exhausting, so send lots of energy my way. What brings me joy also, often, brings me pain. And, one of the best good news bits of the week is that my name has made it to the top of the waitlist for meals on wheels! I will start receiving my meals on Wednesday!! This is fantastic because I have difficulty finding the energy to cook or prepare meals, and this service ensures that I have available options prepared and ready to go. I will get 5 hot (microwave heatable) and 5 cold (sandwich and salad) meals each Wednesday, so that means at least 10 meals a week are at the ready. This should definitely help me get nutrients in and keep my energy saved for other important tasks.
So, I have some new and fabulous helps arriving, but I definitely still need your encouragement and your support, including financial assistance to keep moving and keep being at my best. Many positives have come from my move, recent changes in medicine, additional treatments, and more, but there is still a lot that I stand in need of. So, please help where you are able, and keep on sending those good vibes and that positive energy! It makes such a difference! Thank you for your love, your prayers, and your support! I'm so grateful!!
Posted on February 27, 2018
Posted on February 27, 2018In general, I try to focus on what has been, and not what hasn't been. But today I noticed that there has not been a financial donation since before Christmas, and that was a little heartbreaking, despite my focus on gratitude for what is and has been. I know that getting funds and being able to move my daughter and being able to move might make it look like I have all that I need, but that simply isn't true. I offered receipts proving debt in an amount greater than the amount the social security administration gave me, and I used some of those funds for the moves, instead of the debts. So, I have half the debt, but no less need on a daily basis, and now that the remainder of the deposits and moving fees and expenses I have been holding onto cash for have been paid out, there is the glorious sum of $750 a month to exist on. I'm feeling, once more, like this couldn't possibly be enough to sustain me, and that I won't make it through. The stress of that poverty is starting to creep back into my body and my mind once more. I can feel it rising like a tide that came too soon, and trapped me out in the sea. And it is a very good thing that I have managed to uncover a portion of living room floor so that I can begin to practice the meditations and yoga that counter the overwhelming feelings of that stress. Eventually, I will hopefully also have a sofa to relax upon and a quiet, calm bedroom where I get good rest as well. All things in good time--I still need to clear out the old place tomorrow: a feat that will likely place enough strain on my body to put me out of commission for a few days. Anyway, the point here is this: I am so grateful for all of your love and support in the past, but please don't believe that I no longer need it because I have had a few months of good fortune. There is still much to overcome, and I will need your help to rise above. So, please donate now. Thanks so much!! #KeepChristyMoving