Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Not so much...

I thought I was doing okay in marketing. Apparently not so much. After two weeks I have a 76, that's a 'C'! Sure it's only four points away from a 'B' but it's still a 'C'. My goal this week: To get my four points so I can have 'B'. Too bad I don't know what I'm getting in econ although I'm sure I don't want to know. But how bad could it be when we've only turned in one assignment?

That is all I have for now. Maybe I'll have more positive thoughts later.

Friday, January 23, 2009


I mentioned last week that I was taking two classes this quarter, marketing and economics. Well, after two weeks marketing is pretty much smooth sailing but economics is already killing me! I just have to struggle through and hope for a 'B'. However, I am completely and totally overwhelmed! When I first decided to go back to school hubz and I had a talk about how he'd have to do more, some quarters more than other, so that I could focus on school. Now here I am already two weeks in and I got nothing. He comes home and pretty much goes straight to play with his PS3. While I'm trying to study, do homework, cook dinner, take care of dogs and prodd the step-son to do the things he needs to do. God for bid I should say something because then he blows up about how he's such a crappy husband. WHAT?! I'm sorry that I thought you were actually going to pull some extra weight so I could do this thing that's so very important to me. I'm sorry that it's inconvient for you to get your son to be more responsible for himself and his life and to do things like take out the garbage without constantly being reminded or to put your fricking dishes in the dishwasher! I do the laundry, cook dinner, pay the bills, do the taxes and whatever else needs to done and most weeks I do it without complaint, except for laundry b/c I HATE laundry! I just need a little help. Is that really to much to ask? Last time I checked I wasn't the only one living in the house. There was another adult and an almost 10 year old, but he can't do hardly anything unless someone tells him and then when he does he wants you to throw him a damn party. I don't understand kids today. When I was his age I could already do my own laundry, was sharing all household chores with my 8 year old sisters and by the time I turned 11 I had cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner, long story for another day. What the hell, why's it so hard to clean your room, vacume, clean the bathrooms and sweep/mop? It's not brain surgery! Kids today have no responsibility they think things are just suppose to be handed to them and people are suppose to take care of them forever....yeah keep dreaming on that.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A New Day

Yesterday was a BIG day, not only because I got my dining room painted, but because the United States inagurated it's first African American, well bi-racial, President. I watched on tv as a dream was realized. Never have I been more proud to be an American.

Hubz tends to tell my I'm a pessimist but I like to say I'm a realist. It's this realist attitude that allows me to realize that President Obama isn't going to be able to turn around the state of our nation in one day, one week, one month or even one year. It's going to take time and patience on the part of the American people and the President as well. We didn't get into the crisis over nite and it won't be fixed over nite. I'm hopful that the change that was promised in the months leading up to the election will be forth coming and that with that change we will have a stronger America.

I leave you with the final words from President Obama's Inagural Address:
"America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations. "

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

School, Hubz, House & LIfe

I started back to school last nite. I'm taking two classes this quarter, Marketing and Economics. Not to worried about the Marketing class but Economics may kill me but we'll see.

While I'm happy that hubz loves the Christmas present I got him, the PS3, I wish that he'd not let it monopolize so much of his time, especially now that I'm back in school. The step-son's room isn't finished, it's done being painted but he's still not moved into it. I need some paperwork so I can finish our taxes and the house is a frickin mess! However, he's playing stupid video games pretty much with all his free time. I don't understand why he'll help me out for a while just to placate me but then it's back to the same ol' same ol'. Please!!! for the LOVE OF GOODNESS be a team player! There are so many hours in the day for me to cook, clean, work-out do homework and take care of the 17 million other things that need to be done.

As previously mentioned the house is a mess. I'm hoping to get the dining room painted this long 5-day weekend because then that'll take care of a little more of the clutter. We'll see though.

Life is busy as usual. We're gearing up for the step-son's schedule to get busy again with cub scouts, RCIC and a spring sport. Add that to my already busy schedule and hubz busy schedule of video games and you could just call my life an amusement park! However, I do better when I'm busy, at least for a while, now if I could just get hubz to get with the program to make everything run smoothly.

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year, New Me

So I'm always making resolutions that I don't keep and just yesterday I broke a promise, not so much a resolution, I made to not get angry with hubz for flaws I already knew about before we got married. I realize it's counterproductive. I knew before we got married that he's not that he's not the most helpful around the house and that our priorities may not always jive when it comes to certain things, but I also know that, for the most part, when it comes to the important things we are on the same page and on the things we may not agree on eventually we can come to some sort of compromise that makes both of us happy, to an extent. I knew marriage wasn't easy and I knew that since we chose to live together, though I wrestled with this for over a year, that the beginning years would be extra tough but I also know that I'm not a quiter and that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Also, I firmly believe that God does not give us what we can't handle and that divorce is not an option. So we'll muttle through and figure it out. Besides we're survivors hubz and I there hasn't been anything that's been thrown at us that we haven't been able to figure out together and we'll do the same thing with this marriage thing.

Onto my resolution:
I resolve to finally lose those damn 15 lbs, to get my life in order and be happy with where I'm at, to make a bigger effort to visit my dad and spend time with my sisters at least once a month or so and to strengthen my marriage because I know that 10 years from now that being with hubz is the only place I want to be.

Holiday/New Year Recap

Since I haven't updated since before Christmas this will be a quick recap of our holidays.

Christmas was great. We spent most of the day at home and the step-son actually got to enjoy his toys. I got to enjoy my brand new kitchn aid mixer and play with my GPS, hubz takes such good care of me. Hubz was excited by his Authentic Wes Welker jersey and the vintage Risk & Stratego games I got him. We had dinner at my mom's with my family and though there's too many of us for it to be relaxing it was fun. My family's loud and obnoxious but I love them all the same. Hubz was especially excited when he got his PS3. I found out about a two weeks before Christmas that he was 95% sure he was getting it so to throw him off the trail I hid it and all the stuff at my mom's house so he didn't get it until Christmas nite. His reaction was priceless.

A few days before Christmas we decided to have our annual New Year's Party, we weren't going to because the house just isn't ready for a party but we made do. As usual it was a success and I drank way to much. I was so proud of hubz though because he didn't throw up, which is like is own personal tradition for New Year's. We spent all day New Year's Day in the bed until about 530 when we decided we were starving and the kitchen was a mess so we went to dinner.

All in all the holidays were fantastic! More than the presents I loved that this year we spent the holidays in OUR home. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! To come....my resolutions!