We talked about it.
We're really not in a financial position to pay for a child.
Now I have to break the news to Our Fave's Mom. This is going to feel bad.
Yet, not as bad as being tapped financially and having regrets and resentment later.
I didn't get a veggie garden and fruit trees SOLELY because I like them.
Lord knows I'm lazy and would rather just buy my food from the store.
I did this to prepare for our near future.
We need to live off our own land as much as possible to keep our costs down.
If we need to keep our costs down for us to be financially well in the future, then we certainly can't afford to support a little person.
Again, I'll give the children in the village my time.
I wanted to start the children's choir in April, but here we are at April and we're not settled yet. There's still too much stress to start thinking about lesson planning et al.
We also found out there's another repair that really stung.
I haven't wanted to talk about it, because I wasn't ready to accept it, but our well started out clean for our healthy water, but has quickly turned dirty again.
Our 1st plumber we had was here to help us with the pool, because it had problems and when I told him about the new well and the water, he just looked at me and told me as sweetly as possible that we wasted our money.
The well doesn't work and was built for no reason.
We need a different system with a filter to have our clean water.
So, when I thought we were only in the hole a little bit for what we originally set out to spend, I realized the tear in our pocket just got a little deeper.
The well is going to be taken apart and beautiful plants will be put there, or maybe another fruit tree.
We just got the yard repaired from all the damage the pool workers did and now it's going to be dug up once more for more work.
Ugh. It truly never ends.
I had such a nice skype chat with my Eternal Friend yesterday, and she told me that the 3 months it took her to adjust had nothing to do with all the repairs etc. we had to do with Casa Paraíso.
Hence, our 3 months is looking like maybe it will take us 5 or 6 months to settle in.
I sure hope there's an end in sight and we can just start living.
Then, maybe I'll have time to find true friends I desperately need here.
I have accepted the fact that my true friends are not going to be people that are here in the village.
There's nothing wrong with being loving and friendly toward everyone. I genuinely have so much appreciation for everyone here.
However, we could never understand each others lives, never having lived in one another's shoes.
My shoes look awfully fancy to everyone here.
Yet, I look next door at Mr. Richy Rich and think his shoes are just a little shinier, so my judgement is no different than anyone else.
I guess I could never understand HIS life, either.
All I want is love. It's really all I ask for.
I say the wrong things a lot.
I do the wrong things a lot.
People dislike me for it and I'm a proud member of The Pariah Club, because I know we're all on this world learning together, and I understand other people's mistakes, as long as they're a good person in their core.
None of my mistakes take away from the fact that my heart is always in the right place. As long as I have guidance from people who still have love for me, I'm happy.
All I want is to be loved.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go dodge the raindrops that are teeming in our bedroom.
Oh, Mr. Carpenter, could we get this roof done pronto!?!?!
i see myself realistically and objectively