Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Something I Read Today

I thought this was enlightening!

Only you can make it happen
Our educational system is broken, the economy is stagnant, and unemployment is still high. It's possible that you may have taken classes you didn't care for and entered a field that didn't fulfill you. It's a shame that's the way things are, but that's the reality. And right now you have a choice.
If you are in the 9 percent of people who are not working, it's time to figure out what you want to do, find a way to do it, and bring tons of value to the table. Nobody is coming to the rescue, so you must build your own ship and take control of your life.
Laying you off was their choice. What you do after that is yours. If you do it right, becoming unemployed can be the best thing that ever happened to you. They chose; now you choose

Friday, February 18, 2011

Oreo and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

This cake was very easy to make! It was yummy too!







Disappoinment


Life is full of disappointments. Jack had one yesterday for his birthday. He was definitely in a funk. Everything was a negative for him last night. It's got to be the age! He learned later last night that he will not be able to get the day back. He woke up this morning with a better attitude. Hopefully he will keep it throughout the day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Someone is Twelve Today!


Dear Jack,
Happy Birthday to my wonderful son! I cannot believe how fast the past twelve years have gone by. You are still the sweet little boy you have always been! Usually! You are at that in between age of being a child and being a teenager. You are not sure which way to go! It is a tough time....I know you will get through it though! We all will! Your sister and brother made it through with just a few bumps. I love you very much....you always keep me smiling!

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Time to do the Taxes

So...taxes not so easy this time around. I have two W-2's and my husband has three! One of my w-2's has Drakes as the last name. That is not my last name. I am glad I don't work for that company.....so happy not to be in that rat race! My husbands new company has him listed as single and with no exemptions! I will also have to fill out a different state's return as well for that one. I guess it could be worse....at least we will not have to pay anything this year! love the little challenges in life!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Talk

My husband and I went out to celebrate Valentines Day yesterday. We had lunch together. It was nice. We finally had the talk about me going back to work. I told him that I did not want to jump back into just any job. He is good with that. He just wants me to be happy. He is happy that he can come home from work and there is usually dinner waiting! I am happy with the way things are right now. Of course, as I am at home, I am looking for a job! I have all of these great ideas......must follow through with them! I am working today though.....time to do the taxes!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day


Wow! It Has Been a Long Time!

So much to say! I do have more time on my hands these days! I have been out of a job for 6 weeks now. It is not so bad! I do not want to jump back into what I was doing before. It has been really beneficial for me to be at home now. There is less stress in my life! I think my husband and children like it too!