Why It Seems Like I Have Been MIA
I hope everyone is having a fun and enjoyable summer. My summer has been extremely busy, stressful and full of surprises. (Conan’s Birthday and the Chicken)
It has been a long time since I visited my favorite blogs, posted to the popular message boards, and sent out friendly e mails to my blogging buddies. I am writing this to let all of my blogging friends know that I am still here I just have had a lot of things happen in my personal life, and am busy setting up our new sister site and that is why I just don’t have the time to visit your blogs like I used to.
I feel so terrible about this and hope that in a few months things will get back to normal and I will again find the time every day to read and comment on my favorite blogs.
I will explain a little more in detail as to what I have been up to. First of all as a blogger we all know that if we are doing this to earn a little extra money to support our family we need to link it to another business related to our blog. This is why I created The Healthy Moms Online.
On this new site you will find health and wellness products at affordable prices designed for busy moms. I don’t have a lot of HTML knowledge nor a massive budget so I created this website all on my own. I’ve spent several hours this summer loading products into my shopping cart software and tweaking the site with a lack of HTML skills. I am asking you to please visit this site and let me know what you think.
Currently I only have natural herbal and homeopathic remedies from Native Remedies on there and affordable fitness equipment. If I can get some sales from this site I will be able to afford other products like, Beach Body fitness equipment, natural cosmetics, and aromatherapy. If you would like to see us expand our product line, please drop by, support our site by making a small purchase or share the link with your friends who may be interested. I need to make some sales in order for all the time and effort I put into it to be worth it.
The other reason why I haven’t been able to visit your websites is due to stress related to personal and family issues in my life. My marriage is doing to well and hasn’t been for some time. It is mostly due to communication issues but these problems have caused a lot of pain and hurt on both ends. Please pray for my marriage. I don’t know what is going to happen, but I do know that he is a wonderful father and I made a vow with God to stay with him for life.
Another stress that is weighing me down is that my husband is trying to get a promotion at work but has had a very difficult time with it. If you have been following my articles you will know that we live in a very bad part of Sacramento. Crime is pretty high around here, there are gang activities just down the street and drug busts are a regular occurrence in our neighborhood. Our next door neighbor in fact was arrested recently for what we think was drug related. It took me a long time to overcome my fear of going for a walk around the neighborhood without my husband. Needless to say, we keep to ourselves and don’t know the neighbors very well.
Also, I have four children and we live in a tiny 900 square foot home. Most of our belongings are stuffed in boxes in our garage and toys are scattered all over the house. I have anxiety and am closterphobic so living this way is not helping my mental health.
My husband really wants to move out of this tiny house and into a safer neighborhood but we just can not afford it yet. That is why he is trying to get a promotion at work. He applied for several jobs east of the Mississippi River, which is where I would like to live, but he didn’t get any of them. There is one other job that he applied to up in Washington State but he is still waiting to find out if he got it or not. We were hoping to move out of California before the school year started but now it looks like that is not going to happen.
Now that Conan is old enough for preschool we decided we can no longer send our kids to the Catholic school. It will be way too expensive to send three kids there. My only choice is to send my oldest who will be starting eighth grade this fall to the local public middle school. She is terrified to go there because she hasn’t ever attended a public school and the middle school down the street is not only a public school but the typical inner city school.
My parents have offered to help pay for tuition if I can get her back into the Catholic school but with the start of the school year only weeks away I am worried that it may be too late. Also if I do that I will need to find a different preschool for Conan and Ciara, probably one that isn’t free and it has to be close to the Catholic school. I will also have to deal with traffic in the mornings again, which I hate. But I will do anything for my kids.
I thought about homeschooling but with my low patience level and lack of knowledge on how to begin I don’t know if that is possible either. If any of you home school your kids out here in California please e mail me (talbertcascia at yahoo dot com) with tips on how to begin and how much it costs. I need something. Besides it will only be temporary. Once we move I will be able to send my kids to better schools.
So I am apoligizing for not visiting your blogs regularly. I hope you all understand. When everything settles back down I will be able to read and comment every day again. Please keep me in your prayers.