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I Want A Nine To Five - 4Ms #Music

I do want a Nine To Five so that I can contribute to our dire financial straights. Gambling is a most terrible thing and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Alas, you cannot control the deeds of others, especially when they see nothing wrong with their actions.

I will find a nine to five God's willing. I just have to get things moving and keep going.

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  1. Love it!

    I know what you mean, I've been home for ove 6 years now...but as of tomorrow: my 3 are all in school full time. It would be great to earn money again, but the idea of a 9-5 job makes me want to stab myself with a fork. I'd be back to daycare in the morning/evenings, and I wouldn't be able to be home when they got off the bus. Not really what I want.
    So....I guess we'll just leave it to the Big Guy, see what doors open. :)

    1. I know what you mean.
      I want a job so bad.
      But I have to be here to get them off the bus and all that stuff that goes on after school! Crazy but it's family life I guess.

      Just wished I didn't have to be having ulcers about money.

  2. 9 to 5 is such a fun movie and song. I will pray for God to open the right door for you to go through. That's too bad your hubs is a gambler. I've heard such horror stories about people's addiction and I certainly cannot imagine what you're going through, but God knows everything. You're in my thoughts & prayers, dear! Great to hit the dance floor with you this week!

    1. Thank you for praying for me Cathy. I think these prayers are the only thing that has kept me sane in the past few months. Kept me choosing the right. Kept me calm in turmoil when I could rip my soul out and put it away from all the hurt.

      I try to just breathe and trust that God will help.

  3. sending prayers up to you... so sorry that you have to deal with this..

  4. Ah, yes, Gambling can be such an awful thing and very hard when the person cannot see the problem, such a struggle for all involved. I am wishing you an end to this turmoil soon.
    Do you enjoy your time with the kids, I know some days feel long and that is a normal feeling too and do remember to take time for yourself, that is just as important.
    Good Luck with finding a job that works with your family schedule :)

    Oh, my goodness, I almost forgot about the song,lol. I love 9 to 5. I loved the movie and I love Dolly Parton. Great pick!!

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

    1. Thank you Lucy.
      I've tried to remain calm throughout this whole thing. What else to do? Nagging and begging and giving ultimatums to people do not work. So I bide my time and now hope to get on with it as best as I can, so long as the turmoil doesn't rip me apart.

      I try to think I'm strong enough, but who knows when the heart or mind will snap.

      I do enjoy and give my all to my children. They are precious to me and they deserve all the best from at least one parent.

      Kids need precious love and time spent with them for their growth.

      Oh and I didn't know the song have a movie. Now I need ot see it.

  5. My heart goes out to you. Gambling destroyed my first marriage (of ten years)! Gambling stopped him from keeping a job, coming home at nights, or days for that matter. I worked but he would leave the kids anywhere so he could gamble and I would have to look for them when I came home from work!! I finally placed them in day care - no easy task in the south Bronx. I also took in alterations and did calligraphy on top my regular job. After we divorced and he no longer had my things to pawn he was beat up by loan sharks.

    1. Ahh Judy, so you understand my pain.
      I'm so sorry you had to go through that. So sorry.

  6. No one should have to go through that. Hugs and prayers!

    1. *HUG*
      Thank you Judy. We'll see how God works it out for me.

  7. Ah, gambling. It changed my life in ways I don't even know. That's how my father was killed. Shot and killed when he ran into a dead-end alley running from a guy mad over a card game.

    My grandpa (his dad) always said that guy didn't have to kill him. He was right. My mom was expecting (me) at the time. I can't imagine the inner turmoil she must have felt.

    So wishing for discernment and clarity in your house. In the meantime, I'm sorry you have to go through the crap and the hurt, and I'm sorry the kids do too.

    1. *HUGS*
      You just sent me into another cry fest. Seems it's all I do lately. Just hurt and cry.

      Oh Rosey. I'm so sorry. I know what it feels like not having your father around.
      What a terrible way to lose him.

      Thank you Rosey for sharing and caring.


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