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Day 146: Restless

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on March 31, 2010

The last few days I have felt rather restless about things.  I do not know what these things are but I still feel this way.  It could be related to the time of the month I guess. Who the hell know, I’m just restless and not in the need to get moving sort of way.  Hopefully it will pass in the next few days.

We have a busy few days ahead of us.  Saturday is our daughters birthday and then on Sunday we have Easter dinner for 27 people.  Tomorrow night I will run out and get all the stuff we need for dinner leaving Saturday to spend celebrating with Téa. It is supposed to be a beautiful day so I am hoping we can go for a bike ride (she is getting a new bike for her birthday) or something.  We always let the kids pick whats for dinner on their birthdays (usually its McDonalds) but our oldest set the bar higher this year by going to Montana’s.  This is where she wants to go too.

Well I guess this is it for today, I wish you all a great restless free day!

Day 145: Grow a pair

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on March 30, 2010

So my brother-in-law tells my husband last night that he should grow a pair.  This comes about as he is complaining about mt decision to upgrade to a larger trailer. He thinks we should save the money from our taxes as a safety fund.  I should mention that we have never ever in our 11 years of marriage had a safety fund.  I should also mention that he had just come back from purchasing a new PS3 for $340.

Now he did not come home and grow a pair.

He came home and said nothing, which is what he usually does.  It is not that I am not open to discussion of things, I am fine with it.  However, I know why he said nothing. The reason is that he might then be required to actually participate in making financial decisions and help plan and budget our day-to-day life and bills.  This my dear friends is a depressing thing to do even on the best of days and he knows that he can’t do any better than what I am doing.

So if he can have a PS3 I think that I can have my trailer.  I am willing to sacrifice to obtain it for the kids and myself.  I am selling my treadmill (it is summer so I am outside anyway) to contribute and the kids agreed that we would cut all eating out for the next few months and asking for ANYTHING so we can achieve this.

So here I am listening to yet another hour after hour of gunfire, this time on the PS3 and not the Xbox 360.  I think this time could be more productively used in say, helping with homework or researching and applying for jobs that could provide a decent income but who am I to offer this up?

Feeling a little irritated due to PMS I think!

Have a great day!

Day 144: I did it.

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on March 29, 2010

Well I have done it!!  I guess it shouldn’t really come as a surprise as when I really want something to happen I will do just about anything necessary to make it happen.  This would be one of those occasions.  So my current trailer is up for sale and I have 5 people lined up to look at it the weekend after Easter.  As long as I can sell mine for my asking price then I will be getting the trailer in the picture above.  This time last year we were shopping for tent trailers and a year later we are at it again.  I guess I should of listened to that guy at Walmart last year who told me,”you have 3 kids? don’t buy a tent trailer, just buy a hybrid. Don’t make the mistake we did”.  Smart man but I didn’t listen.

New beginnings.  I really hope I don’t live to regret it as I am sinking every spare dime (and some I don’t yet have) to do this.  I am hoping to rent it out for a few weeks to help replace some of the money I spend out to get it which would be a help.

So should you know anyone looking to rent let me know!!! I am looking forward to our holidays in here. Hopefully this will make my life simpler and give me more time to focus on the fun elements of camping!

Have a great day!

143: I might be crazy

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on March 28, 2010

So we had the Earth hour party last night which was great fun if not a little crazy!  I set up 2 tables in the garage covered in candles and food that each participant came with.  I baked up 150 mini choc chip muffins, made a massive 60 cup pot of hot chocolate in a heating carafe and another smaller one with 30 cups of coffee.  I guess we had about 15 adults and what seemed like 50 kids roaming around!!  It was bloody cold but still a fun thing to do.

We shut the power off at 8:30 and remained in the dark until 9:45.  I unplugged the drink pots as we knew it would stay pretty hot still.  The kids had a blast running around and even went to some houses to ask nicely if they would turn off some lights to participate.  By the time everyone went home and we cleaned up the mess it was almost 11.

Another Earth hour over.  I think that we will do this again next year though as our friends seemed to have fun!

The scales this week did not budge at all. Not up, not down.  I take it all in stride.

As always, I wish you all a great day!

Day 142: Silly People

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on March 27, 2010

Today I took my daughter to a pool party at one of our local swimming facilities.  The invitation had a bright green insert to explain the pool policies for kids.  So basically you need to do a swim test in order to swim alone without a parent, or bring your swim card to show  you can swim.  It said that parents could stay and siblings could come too.  I decided that since we could I would stay with my younger son and have a swim too!! I do love the water!! plus it was  nice for him to have swim time with just me.

So into the pool we go.  My daughter can swim so no worries there.

Here’s what kills me.

There are 6 kids dropped off to the party than cannot swim….and the parents just leave!!!!  I mean I may not have a university degree or anything but I have enough sense to not leave my non swimming kid at a pool party.  Luckily enough between the mom and dad hosting the party and my extra body we had enough people to carry off those kids. Otherwise 2 kids won’t be able to swim!!

Anyway thats another Saturday done with!  I wish you all a great day and don’t forget Earth hour!!! We are hosting a street garage party which should be fun (but cold)

Day 141: Overdrive

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on March 26, 2010

Well I am attempting to get a real post in here today! Its been a sad few days for time management.  Its not like anything I have to do has any importance or merit but it still has to get done anyway.  A simple thing that takes only 5 minutes takes an hour when you are a mother.

So this weekend we are having a little street party to celebrate Earth Hour which should be cool.  Several houses are opening  their garages and having treats for the kids.  We are putting tables up with candles and stuff.  I think its nice that we are doing something as a community.

The rest of the weekend is the normal crap. Groceries, oil changes, birthday parties and such.

Where does the time go?

Well have a great day!

Day 140: Busy

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on March 25, 2010

Will life return to normal soon don’t you think……..

Day 139: Time

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on March 24, 2010

Well it appears that time passes by so quickly……………

Day 138: Clean

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on March 23, 2010
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It’s after 10 in the evening and I am just getting to this.  Its becoming a bad habit I know.

Today was a day of cleaning.  I clean my house every weekend but today I cleaned the other stuff.  The fridge, under the stove, the inch of dust of the open shelves.  The amount of dirt in my home amazes me but I guess it shouldn’t.  People are always in this space living, children playing, life moving onward and this my friends produces lots of dirt.  So my husband did a craft with the kids and supervised a few matches on the Wii so I could plow through the big dirt.  Hopefully the worst of the dust and germs are done.  I could spend all day, everyday cleaning up fingerprints and slobber marks from around this house!

Tonight I went to see Remember Me.  I enjoyed it so much!! I have to admit that I only went because I totally wanna bang Rob Pattinson but I actually enjoyed the story and the chance to see his acting chops outside of Edward Cullen.  I guess I already knew he could act from some of the other little movies he did prior to Twilight but I really enjoyed his role of Tyler.  So I recommend you go see it but also that you do not read any reviews beforehand for fear of spoilers. Go in blind and feel the raw emotion of it as it happens.

Well its late so I shall go to bed, hope you have a great nights sleep!

Day 137: Sunday runs

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on March 22, 2010

Oh Sunday where did you go?

Up early and to the gym for 9.30am which was good considering we went out to a party until about 1am.  Then we dashed to Walmart to pick up a hot pink BMX bike for our daughters birthday (in 2 weeks) as we know they will have none in stock when we want one.  We zoom home and then do a insanely mad house cleaning top to bottom in an hour. Why? because some fool (me) invited 11 people over for a sit down dinner for the “family” birthday. SO I rush around like a lunatic the whole day and fall into bed at 11pm.  Good news is I was moving and we all know moving burns those calories!

The scale offered up another 0.9 lb drop this week. Slow and steady.

I wish you all a great day!

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