I’m sorry for recent delay. The last few days have been ridiculous. Okay, not really. I just haven’t felt like posting.
Lately Vance and I have been blowing chunks of money like crazy. I don’t know whats happened, but somehow we ended up with a large chunk of money, and our bills have been paid, so why not just separate our selves from it? It certainly seems like the logical thing to do. I know! Let’s by a Wii. We desperately need it to feed and clothe our growing baby, and to help with his cognitive development. But you can’t have a Wii without Super Paper Mario or the new Mario Kart. It’s ridiculous.
Thats only part of the money-spending spree. I left the lights on Vance’s car so he needed a new battery, and my car needed an oil change and inspection, which it FAILED. Huge waste of $80. We’re thinking about just buying me a new car, simply out of spite.
It wasn’t all terrible. I bought a new dress for my upcoming birthday outing on the 20th. It’s adorable. It’s exactly what I picture in my head when I picture myself in a dress. Something that is cute and fits my figure, not these tent dresses that are popular right now. Also on Sunday Vance took me to Michael’s and let me buy $70 worth of painting supplies. I really enjoy it. I sketch a lot, and used to paint, but I got really frustrated with it and gave up. I’m not good at it, but I find a lot of peace when I sit down to do it.
Oh, and I also got $60 worth of groceries for Deven. See? It’s not all frivolous.
Shit like this scares me so much. I still remember very clearly what it was like to not have any money when the rent was due and having to comb the apartment for coins to put in the coinstar machine to get food. Just because we have money doesn’t mean it’s time to add to our collection of crap we’re bound to forget about and throw into a closet. We should be taking this money and putting it towards a vacation, or a new car, or just general emergencies. It’s the one area we can’t seem to mature in, and it’s one of the most important areas.
Over the weekend Vance’s mom and grandfather came down to take us to Fredericksbrg to visit some relatives or something. We visited a couple of Vineyards on the way and sampled some of the wine. Other than that…it was Fredericksburg. It’s an old tourist town. We ate at a German restaurant and I had Schnitzel for the first time. That was all.
I should mention that I had the option of spending that Saturday by myself, without the husband and the baby and I didn’t. Draw your own conclusion.
I had Monday and Tuesday off. I cut my work week back to 4 days because I started to feel a little swamped. I know there are moms out there who work full time and have families, but they don’t have my needy husband who needs me to cook his meals and stare at him every day. I wanted more time at home for family, friends, and more opportunities to do stuff for myself. So far the only thing I’ve been able to achieve is a far more screwed up schedule. I haven’t showered in 2 days. Deven won’t let me shower in the morning and Vance won’t let me shower after work in the evening. WHAT A PICKLE.
We’re still having some troubles adjusting. I wish so much that Vance would learn to cook his own dinners. It would take so much off my shoulders if he would learn to do that one simple thing. When I get home from the job where I prepare meals for hungry assholes the last thing I want to do is make more food for a hungry asshole. I don’t feel like I have as much time to just enjoy my family with his schedule.
Deven is doing okay. I can’t believe that in less about a week he’s going to be 8 months old. He still can’t crawl, but he’s still developing. He’s a little GENIUS. Okay, probably not, but that doesn’t change how cute these little things he does are. He’s learned to tip things over to get to whats inside of them. He probably discovered it by accident, but now I can’t keep his bucket of toys on the floor if I don’t want a huge mess of stupid toys everywhere. He’s also discovered a cute little game. He started making this really cute little squealing sound and I would respond back by squealing and now we go back and forth. And he’s even started to respond to the kittie’s meows. It’s probably one of the cutest things he has started doing. We got a little bit of it on video. If we can figure out how to get it uploaded I’ll post it.
I am so tired. Deven didn’t want to go to bed until a couple of minutes ago and I feel like I have anvils hanging from my eye lids. Sorry, I’m far too tired to shower. Good night everybody.