Archive | May, 2015

Worn Soundtrack

28 May

Have you ever had a tape or even older school yet a record that you just played over and over again until it either squeaked or just kept getting stuck?
I have had that happen except since I was having a bad day yesterday this record was stuck to the “bad” and hurtful things we tell ourselves sometimes on a daily basis. Mine kept playing over the stuff my parents have told me that admittedly are not nice things to hear ever along with the lovely thing my husband told me a few short six months ago. I do not know why these things keep popping up when I am at my lowest to make me feel even worse and then the tears keep coming.
I am better now but, it always seems to take awhile for me to fully feel more like myself or maybe it is just from the lack of sleep.
Does anyone have any theories as to why these things pop up when we seem to be at our lowest in life? Or is it just one of those things?

On a more positive note our vacation is coming up soon and I for one am looking forward to just having a few things to carry around with us instead of all the stuff that we have at home. It will be nice to just have a break and see my dad and maybe a few relatives here and there. I know my daughter is getting excited as well of course that could be because school will be ending soon.

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Busy day

21 May

Yesterday was a busy day for us. My daughter did not have school since it was a voting day. So instead we went to visit my mom since my daughter has not seen her since spring break. I also had to run an errand as well. It took a long time in the car and I was sick of being in the car.
We came back home and my daughter wanted to ride her bike so I let her do that then she wanted to play with some friends. I let her do that after she did her homework.
Then another friend of hers invited her to go swimming for about an hour so I took her over to her friends. Since she has not been in the pool very much she was freaking out a bit so I asked her if she would feel better if I joined her in the pool she said yes so I put on a swimsuit. I have not worn one in years and got into the rather chilly water. It was not too bad once you moved around. Then we came back home and had dinner. I was hungry but, could not decide what I wanted to eat. So I ended up with a bowl of noodles with some garlic and olive oil on them. Vegan and keeps vampires and your husband away bonus lol.
Our daughter had left over nachos there was enough for one.

Today I have yoga class free at the library and I will return a movie I have had on my Amazon wish list that I got to watch for free without having to buy it. I love free things and also not buying more stuff/clutter. It is so much fun.

Still waiting on being able to sell the things I made at the farmers market. At least once my mother returns from vacation back to work she said she would sell some of my lotion bars. YEA! I have not been having much luck.

Since my daughter is back in school it is a bit more mellow day. I get to watch the chipmunk freak out and forage in the yard since my husband mowed it last night. I am also getting a load of laundry done and am able to hang it up outside to dry. Even better. I also got my chores done and went for a walk this morning.

Do you love free or at least frugal things? What do you like best? Saving money? Doing something you normally wouldnt do? Let me know.

Whew

19 May

School is winding down here and there is that to keep me busy along with wracking my brain on how to keep a now six year old entertained for the rest of the summer. Camps are an option but expensive. My mom was willing to pay for swimming lessons but, the problem is that the session that she needs to be in will be happening while we are on vacation so that is pretty much not an option. It stinks. She is also really needing to learn how to swim. I hope that I can teach her myself at the local (expensive) aquatic center. Since we do not have a membership it is rather expensive to get into the center per day so we will see what we can do.

One of my cats has been doing a Houdini act and disappearing somewhere in the house. Thankfully today my husband discovered her hiding place. I can never seem to find her and she never responds to “Here kitty, kitty” or her name. It can be very frustrating and annoying for me. She has decided that hiding on the bottom book shelf is the place to go. So now at least I know where to look for her.

Our vacation is coming up and I am looking forward to being a tourist, relaxing, spending quality time with my dad and daughter, and just having fun with no schedule or really set agenda of things to do. It will be nice.

I am still without my own computer but, that is fine for now. I may get tired of using my husbands machine but, for now I will continue to use his computer. It is free and heck if it breaks or something else happens it will not be my fault.

I do have a good book recommendation the title is “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. It is a good book to read for yourself or if you have aging parents and you need to start or have those difficult conversations with them. It has a few good questions to ask and might just help. I encourage folks to use their local library for all books but, failing that then book stores, online book sellers, ebooks, or other places to get books work. I just try to be as cheap and frugal as possible.

I also hope that all mothers out there had a great mothers day I know I am very late on this but, a lot has been going on.