So. This month people have been finding my blog by searching things like, “manson lamps”, “labyrinthitis” and “scully smile ice cream”. Welcome!

Lately it feels a bit like we’re standing still. Dave had no response from the NZ Ministry of Justice for a while, and finally received his security check yesterday, about 9 days too late for confirming him in the March intake at Lothian and Borders. So it looks like he’ll start in May, but we don’t have a date still, nor a piece of paper to confirm he has a job, and I’m feeling a bit over it, to be honest.  I know we’ll get a date in about a month’s time, but it’s just more waiting and a likely 2 more months without a 2nd income, which is wearing on me a little.

I am still trying to make 2012 a year of positivity, but sometimes it’s okay to feel like you’ve had enough and negative feelings are as valid as any others. I really want to get out of this rut. Yes, May isn’t far, and it’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but we were coping knowing that March was the light, and now the light is dim again. So yes. We shall perservere. But May? May is 1 year after his original application, and his June pay will be 9 months after his last pay. 9 months on one income is a long time.

I have a lot of respect for those in serious poverty, because even though we have a decent roof over our heads and a lot more than a lot of people have, living on lentils is only fun for so long.

But yes. We will soon have money to live a little more. I actually can’t wait to start paying a little less into our joint budget and pay off my debt properly. That little thermometer on the right will be full this time next year.

In other news, I have been writing and gigging and singing my wee heart out. A few videos of my most recent gig are below… hope you like them! The week’s photos are up in the next post.


Shine On

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