Hey y'all!! Paula Deen here again. What? You don't think Georgie could know Paula Deen? Hmmph!!
Fine then, it's Soxy Deb. I have been given the keys to the kingdom again... never thought she'd make this mistake twice, but I think she's been drinking.
Here is a message from Georgie:
I have to go to muskogee to take my ena to town. Yanno ena, my 86 yr old grandmother who has never had a drivers license? LOL Well thats where I will be with all the grey hairs...but hey she does have a handicap parking sticker that she plops up on the rear view mirror and since my foot is sore that will be nice while I am tryin to fight the blue hairs for the primo parking spot I will be thinkin about you keepin the home fires burnin on my bloggy.
LMAO NO I am not and have not been drinking.
I suspect differently, but who am I to say?
I am here today because I cannot post this on my own blog. I need an anonymous place because I know my BFF reads me from time to time and I don’t want to hurt her feelings. I guess maybe I just need to rant a bit. So please feel free to comment here to your hearts content – tell me I’m an idiot or whatever – but please do not comment over at my blog. Thank you.
I love my best friend. I really do. She has had plenty of struggles in these last few years and it makes me feel good to be there for her when she needs me. Her husband abandoned her leaving her to raise 3 children alone. Then there was the tree falling on the house incident earlier this year which had her and the kids living with us for about a month. Then if she has A/C trouble, or really anything around the house that she can’t do herself, my hubby (who is a HVAC tech) will run to her rescue – her landlord doesn’t get in a big hurry to do anything.
All that being said, I’m starting to feel like I took her to raise. I feel like every week she has more drama and needs more help. And lately all that help is financial. Again this week, she is struggling and needs more help. What makes it even worse is that she will be out of work for the last 2 weeks at the end of the month and will have no income coming in at all. There’s no way I can help her through that too, and be able to pay my own bills. You all know I have been laid off and yes, I think even laid off my financial situation is better than hers, but the well is about to dry up.
Right now she owes me $1035. I realize that may not be a huge sum to some people, but when your unemployed and times are as hard as they are all over, it’s a big sum. We’ve never had a big savings to begin with, but we were supposed to be using some of that to help the kids pay for their wedding in March. I haven’t paid a penny towards the flowers, like I promised I would a month and a half ago. Because Lissa needed help and I just figured it could wait.
She tells me she will pay me back everything in January when she gets her income tax refund. And that will be fine since the wedding is not till March and I can just go ahead and pay for things then.
I just don’t know how to stop this from continuing. I have become her crutch and I can’t continue to help her, but at the same time I can’t seem to say no.
I realize this whole post rambled in its randomness, but that’s how my emotions go sometimes. Sorry.
So now I ask you Internets. What to do? How to turn this situation around and be sure she gets on her own two feet and stays there? I also worry about the things her children are learning from all of this. Sure they’re learning that Auntie Debbie will always be there for them, but are they also learning that you never have to figure things out for yourself if someone is there to clean it all up for you? Is that too harsh? I have never been so conflicted and emotional about a situation. I think I need to know, do I continue to help her/them or do I put a stop to it and tell her she has to figure it out for herself? What does a best friend do in this situation?
All advice is appreciated. Thanks!
The Artist Formally Known As
aka Soxy Deb
3 hours ago