Saturday, May 28, 2011

Summer Vacation 2011

Wow, as of Friday the 27, I now have 2 kids on summer vacation. And I now have a Sophomore in high school and a 6th grader. My how times do go by so fast. Summer time means warm temps...or at least that is how I take it. Right now we have about 70 degrees here in Cali. When normal temps are in the upper 80s to kissing 90's. I would like the normal temps please!

Summer vacation for the kids will be a long one this year in my opinion. Boo is only gone for a couple days with church camp. While Austin will not be leaving at all. I think he should go to Scout camp again this summer and at the rate things are going he will be going if he likes it or NOT. Raising a teenage boy is beyond frustrating.

My part of summer means I will be in Tx soon and spending 5 whole days with my best friend and my two young buddies. I am so looking forward to the time away from work (both jobs) and time away from kids and family. I'm hoping to come back with some new perspective on life here. And where I would like to head the rest of my future. And beyond that I  would like to take a couple of days here and there to go hiking and bike rides. I am praying it does heat up soon here because I should be in the pool swimming by now.

But for now...I get to spend the next few weeks working non-stop. I have VBS at my church I work for and I am so not ready for it. Or that is what I keep telling myself! Its just over a week away. The week following VBS is when I get to go to Tx. Whew... not much time left and I'm super excited to be heading out!!!!

So what is everyone else summer hold for them?

xoxo, T

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ever feel like your failing in the mist of success?

Really! Have you ever felt like you are getting a big fat "F" in the mist of things being very successful? That is how I'm feeling right now. May be that I am just having an "off" day or something. Not sure. But I sure feel that way.

I just saw that a review I had done for BlogHer had been posted. I felt fantastic that something I wrote is out there for others to read. Maybe one person will read that post and say, "Hey, I like how that review on that book spoke to me. I should go read that book." Such a great feeling.

I am working hard at both jobs. Bills are all being paid and we have a bit of extra money for things. I'm leaving for Texas to visit my best friend. Things are GOOD. But yet I feel like I am failing.

Its nothing major, just little things. I maybe taking some of the wording wrong too. But you get an email from you boss about something you forgot to do, but also did not know you were to do it. You get offered a day off, but not sure that you want to take it. Your SO says the choices are yours but I want you to do this. You ask for opinions and people say I dont want to tell you what to do. *SIGH*

Its little, annoying, bugger of things. I guess its just an off day for me, but I am sure feeling like a failure in all of this.

xoxo, T

Monday, May 2, 2011

A month later....a year older!

A month late and I am a year older than the last post.... A year wiser? Probably not. But it is what it is. This last month has been so busy...I hardly had a minute to be at the computer unless it was work related.

But its now May...and its one month closer to my vacation to see my best friend Christy and her kiddos that I miss oh-so-much! I'm so excited to see them...its only been 4 months, so I was reminded today from her. :) and when I see her next it will be 6 months sense I saw them last. And I get to see Texas beyond the airport and flying over it as I had a lot as a kid.

This month will be busy and so will June. I'm running the Vacation Bible School at the church I work for. That takes place the week before I leave on vacation. I'm pulling extra hours here and there for extra money. We are looking at moving soon too. Much larger place is in need. 2 kids and 2 adults in a 2 bedroom condo...ouch, its tight living.

I will keep up with this as much as I can, but please forgive me if I miss out on some days of posting.

xoxo, T