Going back to life

Well, it’s Monday and the first day back to school after the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m not sure what to do with myself this morning. I wrote a blog actually two blog postings at Sidetick this morning. I’ve done a load of laundry this morning and hung it up. The jeans that I washed yesterday are sitting in the clothes basket waiting to be hung in the closet.

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Well, I have an article and two more blog postings waiting to get done and only 21/2 hours to get them done in. I also have to pack up everything I need for therapy this afternoon in order to get some work done while we’re waiting for our ride so I’ll end this now.
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Recovering from Thanksgiving

Theresa and I went to my mothers for Thanksgiving. It was rather interesting, I drank a few wine coolers, smirnoff ice to be exact and some crown royal. The alcohol was good but I don’t really remember the food except for the desert I should have skipped until the next day. Alcohol and chocolate don’t mix well.

Theresa had fun with Matthew and Colby. She was just as hyperactive and loud as they were. We had to put a barrier up in front of the television so that she couldn’t touch it though. She likes to hit the screens and that’s not good especially with the new lighter television sets. They seem to be rather breakable with small hands involved.

Well, I slept Friday most of the day like I was promised that I could. Now it’s Saturday and I’m exhausted still. I wanted to rest all weekend long but I have a nice destroyed house to clean. So far this morning I’ve hung up a load of laundry that I had to rewash in the back bedroom. I didn’t feel like going outside since there is a bit of a chill in the air.

Wednesday when hubby got paid he got $45 and I got $45 I still have mine. He used his to buy a few things we need for the house, very few and he should have more money left than he does but of course he bought a couple things that he wanted that were not in the budget at all. Now I have to get gas in the car and the rest of what we need out of my $45. It’s not going to last until he gets paid again. I’m hoping one day he’ll understand that the bills are more than we’re making at the moment. The holidays reduce his hours and this part still hasn’t sunk into him.

Sadly enough at this point I’m just hoping my tax returns are enough to last a couple months. He won’t have a paycheck through the summer. They draw unemployment and that won’t be a whole lot. My main source of ad revenue is at just over $74 for the month so far. That’s a good thing but it’s not enough and I didn’t have much in upfront payments. I’ll figure out the girls Christmas though.

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Looks like what I thought was the simple task of getting Theresa’s father to put together the car seat is yet another task I have to do. I wonder now just how many times he’s done this in the last four years. Oh well, I’ll eventually do it. On the bright side 33 gallons of tea is only $2.00 plus the sugar if we switch brands. Back to work I have two more blogs to update today and I actually intend to do it this time.

Thanksgiving Week

I was reading this post about Thanksgiving this morning and I started thinking. The problem in the post is a bit different from mine though. I rarely get to spend Thanksgiving with my oldest daughter although the last few years have been spent with the youngest. No one has celebrated with traditional Thanksgivings in a while here. This year my husband and youngest daughter are going out to eat with his parents. I will be staying home and enjoying time alone.

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The highlight of my day is that an article about Christmas Gifts made it to Helium’s homepage today. It’s my best holiday article as far as performance goes so far.

Watching $40 a Day is kind of interesting at the moment. I think I’d have to aim for $10 a day or less if I were out traveling around. Well, I have two more blogs left to update today and I still haven’t finished the reviews I was working on to get a bit of extra money so I’m calling it a day now.

Saturday again and nothing but wandering thoughts

It’s Saturday again and I can’t focus on anything. I did a load of laundry, got the husband to do a load of laundry and put up the clothes that were on the line from yesterday. Potty training isn’t going well this weekend although Theresa has been left in her cloth training pants all day so far. That’s good because I have one open pack of pull-ups until Wednesday and that pack has to last until only heaven knows when. I’m hoping until just the first of the month.

This Thanksgiving I will be alone, it is a luxury I will not have Christmas. The closer this holiday day gets the more I dread the next one. As many times as I have told people that I do not celebrate Christmas they refuse to respect the fact. It gets more irritating each year.

I just read a post about Vision Boards it sounds like putting goals where you can see them. It’s worth a shot. I’ve done it before and had some luck but the things I wanted then were all obtainable with a little hard work. I think I may need the guide as blank as my mind has been lately. I went completely blank in therapy Friday. I tried to schedule therapy during school hours. That wasn’t good. I’ve managed to end up with four blogs to keep up with now. I’m not sure how I’m managing to keep up with them all but I am. I am wondering right now how to get the text to wrap around the link to the book at the side. I think I’ll stop before I end up with a few dozen things I didn’t mean to add to this page. I am not sure why but it seems that every weekend I end up getting only a quarter of what I wanted to accomplish accomplished.The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vision Boardshttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=workinga-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1592579345&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr