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Some parents baffle me....with the caveat that I havent walked in their shoes...

December 30th, 2010 at 04:59 am

Our boarder is all moved in. She spent today catching up on laundry and tidying up the bathroom. She really is a sweetheart. I dont get how so many good kids end up homeless. I have a dear friend who takes two homeless teens at a time through CASA. It is azazing to me how many straight A students she has housed. Ive known her almost 20 years and she has taken in over 50 teens over the years. Only 2 of them caused any issues. Sadly, one of the girls, (who was not a problem kid) was sight and hearing impared and her dad is IN TOWN and a dentist. (didnt even call her on her birthdays) I dont get it.

My young boarder graduated with honors- and her parents moved right after graduation, leaving her to fend for herself. (?)

The hub got a $100 gift card at a grocer from his boss for Christmas. I will use that to buy food for our trip to the cabin this weekend and groceries for next week. Whatever is left will be used to stock up on the pantry.

Im looking forward to this weekend. I reserved a cabin in the mountains about an hour from home...wood stove, lots of snow...for a New Years getaway and the perfect end to vacation. I plan to do my final resolution and budget planning...and read. The hub bought a new xbox game today that he will take. The cabin has snowshoes, games, books...and QUIET. So I know we will relax and have a good time.

And I have a precious young house-sitter who will keep an eye on the cat!!

This week, spent at home with nothing planned, has been AWESOME. I love having days with no agendas. Tomorrow, shopping and packing...then Friday, Sat and sun we will be up at the cabin.

Ive been reading and absorbing eveyones New Years resolutions, budgets and ideas in preparation to set my own. Thank you all for sharing!!

Life....well, it is simply blessed.

4 Responses to “Some parents baffle me....with the caveat that I havent walked in their shoes...”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Thank you (and your friend) for helping out good kids in need. I don't get it either. How could you suddenly drop your kid from your life without making sure they're old enough and in a situation where they can fend for themselves? I wouldn't do that to an animal, and I know they doesn't have the sensitive mental and emotional workings of a human being!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Have a great time this weekend!

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    You are doing a great thing for her.

    The cabin sounds wonderful! Have a good time. Smile

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Have a relaxing time at the cabin!

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