Saturday, January 24, 2009

Why dont they get it

Am I the only one who ever needs just a little bit of time for themselves???
Day after day, I'm the first one up in the morning, and the last one to bed. I make sure everyone is up on time, ready to head out for the day and I make sure they are fed and ready for bed each night. So when Saturday rolls around and I want to just relax and not be asked " are you cooking", or "can we go somewhere", don't get mad at me. Everyone seems to their ME time except for me. If I say "Hey, I just don't want to be bothered right now" In their eyes, it mans I have an attitude.
They just don't get it!!!!!!

It just aint right!

I'm convinced that the cycle of life is all about keeping a sister broke! I'm telling you, it truly feels that way. OK, you go to school (it cost), you get there and you need books (they cost), you take out loans and other things to help pay for this stuff (it cost), you're grown and out on your own (it cost), you purchase a home - yeah that American Dream they flaunt in your face ( it cost), you have children (they really cost). When does it get easier???? I guess never.
This is more of a "get things off of your chest" post for me.

So, I'm in school, and I need someone to answer a question for me, why is it that they know college students are broke, but they want to charge you a arm and a leg for everything?Everything from your books, to a pencil and pen out of the campus book store. Its just not right. The other day, I realized that I left my pencils at home so I go over to the campus bookstore to grab a pack. A pencil, almost $2. WTH. Not a bag full of pencils. Just one stinkin regular, sharpen while youre standing at the wall type of pencil.
Now I know, I could've gotten in my car and driven down the street to a local Family Dollar store of something but hey, I needed to get to class and also I didn't want to lose my good parking spot.
Anywho, there was no way I was giving up the same thing it cost me to feed myself at Wendy's (some chicken nuggets and a fry) for a pencil.

Im done now, I just needed to get that off of my chest.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Were Back!!

The trip was great and very much needed!

The kids had more fun than you could imagine, Herb took advantage of what he never gets at home, sleep, and I ate till my cheeks started to hurt.

We did everything from touring the forts of Puerto Rico to floating on the waters of St. Thomas.

Some days were spent just laying around enjoying the sound of no telephone ringing, no door bells ringing, just peace and quiet. I was going to say no Internet, but of course, I had to sneak off for few minutes to see what all I'd missed on my 2 favorite websites.

Right now the economy sucks, big time and money is tight, but, if you can put aside a few dollars just to get away with your family, its so worth it. Even if its a small weekend trip within your home state, just get away. The thought of just being away from home and the every day hustle and bustle put me in relaxation mode.

Now, I'm off to think of where our next adventure will take us!!!