Monday, June 21, 2010

Why is it never good enough?

I love reading other people's blogs, but I have to question why it is never good enough? We are always trying to improve on ourselves, our lives, our homes, our kids, our spouse, our schools, our town, our community, our churchs, our gardens,...and the list just goes on. Why are we so dissatisfied with our lives? Why can't we just be...normal, average, ok, good, happy, satisfied? Do the dishes need to be done after every meal? What about the laundry? Does it matter if it doesn't get put away right after it's arrival from the dryer? What will happen if you happen to let your children eat ice cream for lunch...gasp! I did that just this week, and let me tell you, my kids loved it, and so did I. I didn't have to cook or put anything together, this was totally self serve. Now, I don't suggest you do that every day, but for one day, it sure is a treat!

My goal, is to be happy with what I have. To appreciate my struggling garden. It represents my life at this time. To not take things personally, when people say stupid things. It doesn't make me look bad, it looks very poorly on them! To appreciate my beautiful home, that is not quite where I want it to be, but is getting there, slowly. To appreciate my children, who are learning to control their emotions. To appreciate public school, that lets the kiddos struggle with dealing with peers. They have to learn sometime. And also, that allows my kiddos to learn about the three R's, and all the extras. We do live in a great time! To appreciate my spouse and all the work he does for us, so that I can appreciate all my things....

My life is good enough! It may not be the high rollin' life style some aspire to, but let's face it, all them glittering lights give me a headache. I have a home, a family, people who love me, and that is good enough! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

GREAT news!

FFor the last year, I have been tutoring a wonderful student-who was working towards her GED. Yesterday, she took the last 2 exams and passed them both! Yay for her! I hope that she will continue on this life path--and love life and learning! I would like to know what she accomplishes with her life. Maybe she will keep in touch. She is moving 3 states away in 2 weeks. I will miss her. Good luck in all you my learner...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Castle is Crumbling-cont'd

So, my sprinklers are now fixed, but had my guy look at another issue and obviously the builder forgot to put in flashing where now I have water damage by my eaves, and I just want to emphatically state that all tract builders are corrupt! I have purchased 3 different homes from 3 different builders and all have forgotten major components from the house! ARGH!
So, why are they still in business?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Castle is Crumbling

There is no other way to say it, my Castle is Crumbling!
I have some of my appliances dying, or have died, and I have had to repair them,
my sprinkler system that is part way broken,
a zone just doesn't work, who knows why.
I have mice, EEEEWWWW in my garage...that is soooo gross!
My drip irrigation system has a leak that I need to fix with replacement parts,
it's summer, and my kids are bored. :(
Today, my Castle is crumbling, who knows what tomorrow will bring?

All these things would not be a problem if I was a queen with unlimited funds, but I guess I will slowly fix these problems, and have a beautiful Castle again!
I should become
wouldn't that be