I want to be a great mom. Yes, it sounds obvious because who doesn’t want to be a great mom…but I really have a deep desire to be a great mom. Do I know what a great mom is? No. I have no idea what I even mean when I say to you, “I want… Read More Post-Disneyland Christmas Budget Reality Hangover Remedy
Last night my kids wrapped teacher gifts for their teachers. One gift for the main classroom teacher and one for each math teacher because they both go to math for an hour a day. Also because they are math teachers and I think that deserves a yearly prize because it’s awesome. My kids were wrapping… Read More “Teacher Gifts” would Bankrupt Me!
This year my Christmas Spirit ™ hasn’t come in with the force of awesome it usually does. There has been stress, there has been weirdness, and there has been overall pressure to make some extra money. Not because we are living in fear, but to stay ahead of the fear, but that doesn’t make scrambling… Read More The Christmas Spirit of Strangers
We start with some great news today. One of Mr. Brickie’s SEM side-clients – who was almost 90 days behind in payments – sent in a partial payment this week, so that gave us a little breathing room. 11% of the current amount due isn’t anything great, but I’ll take whatever I can get with… Read More Waiting, Fantasies, and Poor Christmas (part 2)
Tomorrow is going to be the last day of school for the kids until 2011. I’ve amused myself for the last week by telling people I’m so over things and won’t even bother doing them until next year. From eating sushi to saying certain phrases I’ll just be all, “I’m over it. I’m taking the… Read More How To Make Christmas Break Work (kid edition)