Ebenezer Scrooge made an appearance!

Hello,

I hope everyone is doing well.

Well in the past several weeks I have not posted anything, Sorry!

Bad, Bad, Bad, T but I have a very good reason, I have been very busy spending my hard earned money on Christmas gifts.

I must admit I have already had my moment which I really wanted to avoid.

I had a Scrooge moment 2 days after buying gifts. It happened after I finally got a moment to sit down to calculate my receipts.

At first, I could not believe the totals, so I used 2 diffrent calculators 4 different times to ensure my calculations were right.

Verdict: My calculator stated I spent too much and was way over my budget.

After coming out of shock, I felt the Christmas spirit drain from me and the Scrooge spirit take over.

Where did my money go?
Who do I spend it on?
How did I go over my budget?
They really don’t need that.
Do they really want that for Christmas?
That many people are left?
We still haven’t gotten a tree?
Is there a generic or cheaper version of that?
Do they know how much that cost?
Did they really deserver that?

I need to take some things back!!!!

Bah Humbug!

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I went over way over my initial budget. I was very upset that I let this happen. I am trying to look past this and look foward to seeing the smiles on my families faces on Christmas day.

My daughter and my husband alone are draining my account. I need a second full-time job!

Well, if you have any suggestions on how to make the following, please let me know ASAP, so I can take everything back, get my money, and my family can still get what they want.

It will be a Win Win for us all.

Gold necklace
Legos
Black leather boots
Mini Ipad case
Iphone case
Ugg house slippers

Happy Holidays!

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11-22 Daily Prompt: A Bird, A Plane, You!

You get to choose 1 super power. Pick 1 of these and explain your choice:

1. The ability to speak and understand any language.
2. The ability to travel through time.
3. The ability to make any 2 people agree with each other.

I thought that I would want to travel through time for 3 reasons:

1. I would want to see where my ancestors came from and how they connected with their spouses becauses I have been having difficutlies tracking my ancestors from both my moms and dads side. I feel horrible when my daughter has a school project on family history and I can only give her my husbands side.

2. I would want to see the events that led up to my dad leaving our family. I have many unanswered questions and I think time travel would solve this.

3. I would want to see the various historical events that have taken place but if I only had the option to view what has happened, then this power would SUCK.

I could not be able to just witness what was taking place around me without being able to do anything about it. I would feel horrible.

Well, I guess I would have to go with having the ability to speak any language. I could open my network connections even further and be able to join any conversation with anyone.

Daily Prompt: Playtime

Do you play in your daily life? What says “playtime” to you?

Just this past week I read a blog on my company’s intranet that spotlighted a woman within our company asking her various questions and one of the questions was: How do you relax from a busy day/week?

Her answer was amazing. She stated that she was on the adventurous side and spent her time with her grown children doing various things like: racing lamborghinis in the desert, zip lining in Vegas, and learning new things like fly fishing.

I thought to myself wow she has some major connections and wow she is living life. I definitely, need to starting enjoying and living my life to the fulliest.

So, how do I play in my daily life?

Lately, I have been involved in a new project that involves me to take on a very big role. So to be honest, I have not had any time during work hours to take a nice break.

After I am done with work, and after a long commute, I start my next job. Mom and wife duty. I rarely have time to stop and smell the roses. There is so much I have to take care of and not enough time.

What does playtime look like?

Playtime during work hours looks like: me taking my breaks so that I could take a walk, surf the web, read, or catch up with my peers so that I could re-energize.

Playtime after work looks like: making time to read, having family game night, blogging, and crocheting.

On the weekend, I need to come up with more adventures. I have mentioned to my husband that we need to start enjoying our youth and start really enjoying our life. We have come up with some ideas like: learning how to sail, taking a hot air balloon ride, taking a ride on a blimp, or booking a flight to some where we have never been for the weekend.

How do you play?

I would love to hear what you do. I may added it to my list.

Daily Prompt: Safety First

The most recent situation that has made me feel unsafe was when I opened the door to a stranger, in my daughters presence.

I felt so horrible, violated, and most of all I was disappointed in myself.

Why would I do such a thing. Really?

I felt so sick because I not only opened the door to a stranger but I let the stranger in my house without validating this person’s true identity.

Lucky for me and for my daughters sake this person was really the maintenance man that I had been expecting all day.

Since I had been waiting so long, I just assume that the person that knocked on the door would be my regular maintenance guy but I was caught off guard when it was not him and went into shock mode as I opened the door without checking through the peephole or asking who it was before hand.

Shame, Shame, on me.

I learned my lesson and yesterday when I got an unexpected knock at the door early in the morning, I didn’t open the door to the stranger.

Thank You!

Aside

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I would like to take a moment to recongnize those fallen heros that have sacraficed their lives so that my family and loved ones could have our freedom.

For the heros that are still with us, thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do.

You will never be forgotten.

God Bless you all.

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