Sunday, December 1, 2013

Treat for Me

I have always shopped and gotten things for myself along with gifts but I haven't been able to do that in recent years. This year I'm hoping that my hard work pays off and I can get myself a little something. One thing I have really been wanting is to expand my jewelry collection. I haven't had much to wear in more years than I can count and everything I used to wear is long gone. I think this might be my favorite, but of course I'm still shopping. I'm always shopping, even when there isn't money to be shopping with LOL! It's habitual, but at least I don't freely spend money even if it's not there.

Working My Fingers Off

I think out of all the years I've crammed for Christmas cash, this year is the most profitable since I've started working at home. It's a good thing but the bad part is that I'm losing a lot of time for projects and even family. I know my husband isn't liking it so much because I have to take advantage of the time he's off to seclude myself and work. I think he got too used to me being around and doing nothing with him. I'd really like to do nothing but that either, but it's not a time for me to be doing that now. Hopefully things balance out some soon. I could really use a break too.

Wheels

We really need a car, especially now that winter is upon us. It will soon be freezing more days than not and there will be snow on the ground. It is pretty okay right now with us borrowing our friend's car, but just the few blocks it is to get it is going to get a lot harder. We have been looking at cars and found a couple that we think would work. The thing that makes us really nervous is the insurance. My husband went and found car insurance quotes just so that we had a rough idea, and it may not be as bad as we feared. Hopefully it can happen soon, before we freeze to death lol.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Playing Around

I'm trying to get out of giving Yes-Yes money gifts now that he's getting older, but it's so hard. He's so specific in what he wants and it's always something more expensive, so money's always easier for him to save up with. I miss being able to give him something and have his eyes light up upon opening it though. I was scoping out some guitars since he likes collecting things for Christmas. I saw a nice les paul guitar at Guitar Center that I'm considering, but I'm still not sure. It's really a toss up between a guitar or skate stuff still.

Turning Point

I have really been going though it lately. I think it's time for me to refocus and evaluate what's truly important. Every now and then it's a good idea to do this regardless, but I think I've forgotten how important it is for me to do it. I know I really need to be focusing on myself again and doing what really matters to me. This time around I've really gotten lost in the chaos of what's now my life.

Fixing Up

There's so much that still needs to be done here that it's totally overwhelmed me. I had to stop doing things because every time I started something I found that there was a lot more to it than I thought. Even something as simple as stripping paint turned into an ordeal. Then there are things that keep popping up that need fixing. I ended up went looking for these since there ended up being a need. Funny what you end up buying when you have your own home.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Stays

My aunt has made it out to CA for her annual visit. This year I wasn’t able to make it out there, which is kind of sad. I really miss home and needed the “vacation” from this place. Anyway, I’m not sure exactly when she made it out there but I guess everything went okay.

She’s doing her usual whirlwind of a trip; shopping all over and seeing friends where ever she can fit them in. She ends up rather nomadic because she’s trying to stay all over the place so she doesn’t have to spend money on hotels while visiting people and taking her kids to see things. It’s not exactly relaxing, if you ask me, and it always used to throw a complete upheaval into our own summers.

This year she’s going all over the state to see who she can, as cheaply as she can. She decided to use Air Transat flights for flying where it’ll take her and drive everywhere else she can’t. It would be really nice to do that but I can’t imagine how chaotic it is, but we did feel it every time she was in the house.

Some day we will be taking a longer trip out there and showing the kids all the things we have been wanting to. I’m not sure when that will happen. It was supposed to be this summer but we ended up buying a house instead. That’s going to make things a little more difficult when it comes to saving up to do all the things we want to. Oh well, at least we’ll have a bigger place.

 
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