Friday, March 15, 2013


I have cabin fever.  The cruise helped but not enough.  It's the occupational hazard of two full timers and a part timer under a year.  Don't know if you have ever tried it but getting out of the house with a 3 month old, a 5 month old, and a 10 month old, plus a 20 month old is a logistical nightmare.  I don't even own a stroller big enough to fit all three.  I could manage it on the days I just have the two babies and the toddler but I just can't muster the motivation.

I am on house guest overload.  My niece and her friend leave on Friday morning and my in laws and Dave's Aunt and Uncle arrive on Wednesday for a months stay.   It's not intentional but my husband's family always seem to plan their trips back to back.  Don't get me wrong I love having them I just wish that I didn't work from home or that I didn't work at all while they are here.  It's hard to balance working and trying to make sure they are enjoying themselves.

I'm missing my college girl and looking forward to having her home for the summer.  Our family dynamic changes when she is gone.  My younger two seem to bicker more. (I think she is the buffer for them because now that she doesn't live with us all school year they appreciate her more and both love spending time with her.)

I have caught a cold.  I hate having a stuffed nose.  I very rarely get sick.  I think this is due to the fact that being a day care provider for 20 years I have been exposed to just about everything.  Not this time though I'm sneezing like crazy and can't keep enough tissues in the house.  They say cruise ships are germ pits well I believe it.  LOL

My grandmother will be 80 next month and we are planning a party for her.  How blessed am I to be 42 and still  have my grandmother.  I love that my children have a great grandmother.  I had my great grandmother until I was 28, I hope Sydnee is as lucky.

I'm frustrated that my income tax refund is being delayed.  I fall into the group of 660 thousand people who filed with H and R block with the furthering education tax form 8863.  We don't need it for anything specific just paying off bills.  It's just the principle.  I'm trying not to complain, I've been hearing stories of people who need it for rent or their children's college tuition.   It's just frustrating when you are expecting it and there is a problem.

Ok,  I realized I should have titled this post "complaining" (except for the part about my Gram) and since I don't like to dwell on the negative I'm stopping now.

Have a fantastic weekend, I'm going to give it my best effort.  :)

1 comment:

Sunday Hindman said...

A delay in tax refund is the same as a delay in salary or bonus. There's always a high amount of anticipation when it comes to these matters. And most of the time, we already think of possible ways to spend that money. Well, at times like this, the only thing you can do is to wait. But if the delay is too much already, you should ask for an explanation. There might be some problems, and it is your right to be informed about it.

Sunday Hindman