Happy 1 Year Anniversary, T!

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Wow, a year has gone by since I started my blog. How do I feel? Happy! I have achieved many goals and I am happy to be part of this community.

Reflecting back I have posted 24 articles and have several post awaiting to be edited and published. I have read hundreds, if not thousands of post from various bloggers and have learned a lot and traveled to many foreign places through your post.

In my very first post, I expressed that I didn’t have a particular topic to blog about but I knew I couldn’t wait to look back and see how my thought process and writing style would evolve.

I thought I would be a loyal and gung-ho blogger but I have failed to meet my own expectations. It’s been 7 months since my last post. Which on some days I felt guilty in calling myself a “Blogger” but I can’t beat myself up over it too much because I have valid reason to be an absent blogger.

In the 7 months I have been absent, I have been chasing my dreams and making my goals a reality. I have gone back to college and my job duties picked up tremendously. Aside from my schooling and work, I have been balancing my duties as a mom and a wife. It has been a challenge trying to get my little one and husband to help around the house and getting them use to the fact that I am away at night school but they are slowly adjusting. It definitely has been a challenge for me because these changes have triggered my panic attacks. I hate panic attacks!!!!!

To my followers I hope you accept my apology for not formally letting you know that I had to bow out for a while but I lost track of time and can’t believe I have been away this long.

I do have stories to post and hope to post something once a month going forward.

So, reflecting back I am happy on the progress I have made, the post I have created, and for the wonderful followers I have. I enjoy reading when I can’t post but I hope to be more involved in the year to come.

Cheers,
T

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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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.