Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Vacation from my Vacation!

There is so much to be done when returning from vacation, for one getting Jackson and Tyler to school pronto so that I could have a break from their sweet, angelic voices, HA! Do you ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation!

This is my first day alone with the two of them-ALL DAY- in over two weeks, and I have to admit, I was a little nervous, isn't that silly!!??? I had such great help that I wasn't alone with them after my surgery, and I have to say, I could REALLY get used to that! My mom was instrumental in my speedy recovery. I love her-I can just call her at a drop of a hat, and she is leaving work, taking my kids, sick, not-so-sick, driving from Mesa, whatever! I hope I am as amazing as her one day! I don't think I have it in me, but it gives me something to work towards.

I finished Revolutionary Road, and I want to let you all know before you call a psychiatrist for me, that it represented a small portion of my life, and I really didn't connect with at all. Doesn't make it any less of a book, because it was GOOD, and it makes me laugh to read what I wrote about it back before I read it and NOW!

Other news, we are in the process of buying a house because the house that we are currently renting is being foreclosed on, and we don't know when the trustee sale will be. I know there are MANY people out there that think this is a "Buyer's Market", but until you have been out there, you have not seen the condition of the homes. I call them slums. The house on the outside may seem fine, but they need so much work. Call me old-fashioned, but I remember the good old days when homes had to be "show-ready", people were trying to impress, etc. Now you go into a home having NO IDEA what to expect, EXCEPT DIRT! You also don't negotiate with humans, but you negotiate with banks, and they are not human! REALLY ANNOYING! I am sure we will find something, but it is not an enjoyable experience!

We have THREE birthday parties to go to next weekend, granted one of them is for THREE people, so it is a total of five presents, better get shopping!