Sunday, July 11, 2010

The love of a family is one of God's Greatest Gifts!

I must confess, I have let little things bother me about cheerleading that shouldn't due to my family issues.  I want to apologize to anyone who has felt my wrath.  It was pretty bad. I am so sorry.

My Mother has been hospitalized since this past Wednesday.  She suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and all these family issued have led to her illness being worse than it should be.  I apologize for any part I have played in it.  My Mom looks fantastic and is in great physical shape that we all forgot sometimes that she is not well.  I will miss talking to my Mother about things in my life but I can no longer discuss things that may worry her.  I also need to stop worrying about things like cheerleading.  My daughter is 9.  If she doesn't care, I don't care.  Let her have fun.  I may have to post sticky notes all over the house as a reminder but I a gonna do it. 

I must confess, I have sought professional help for my issued.  It has helped me tremendously and I have learned to communicate better.   Everyone needs to communicate and not via email or twitter or facebook.....old fashion telephone.  I have talked to my father this week more than I have in 6 months.   My sister won't talk to me but when she is ready to talk to me, I am here.  I just want to move forward and not re-hash the past. 


Thank God for Family! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart!" e.e. cummings

Since the name of my blog is confessions of an All-Star Cheer Mom, I am going to start every blog with "I confess" so Here goes................

I confess that I have no idea how I am going to afford the season.  I confess that I am finally going to share a room with someone.  I am not a sharing room kinda gal but I guess I need to suck it up and not be so difficult to room with or too embarrassed with my daughters behavior when her hair needs to be done.  So, I confess that sometimes I am a little embarrassed by my child.  I also confess to being a control freak.  Wow, I am full of confessions today. 

I am very lucky to have access to a lot of fundraisers this season that we haven't in the past.  My money situation in life hasn't changed but I am not getting ahead and things just seem to get more expensive.  This year I also have a safety patrol trip to pay for.  It seems like I never do for me and only for them and if I share a room it should make things cheaper and I will be able to do more for me.

So, we have 9 competitions this season!  Obviously, they don't know the word local.  We only have 2 without over nights.  So I will be spending about a dozen nights in a hotel at $99 a night average.

My daughter is crossing over this year also so that means additional competition fees which I don't know yet.  UGH!  Everything seems so up in the air.  I am so RIGID!

Anyhow, still trying to figure out how to put a signature on my blog.  Any help???

Peace Love & Cheer
Lisa