Friday, June 4, 2010

Random Thoughts

I'm working again for the summer at my old job, which is great because being home with three teenage sons all summer - well didn't sound like a great time for me.
What's to eat and where can I drive them, was about the sum of what my summer would have been like. Though really after not working for two years this first week has been hard. I'm tired and cranky which is no excuse for not blogging but its the one I'm going to use. THe funny things is when I don't blog I don't read blogs either, which makes no sense because I think about the blogs I'm missing and it's not like I'm not on the computer or anything.

Have you ever been in a room where two teenage boys and their father are all playing Call of Duty? Well don't, it is heartbreaking to see that all your motherly parenting to be kind and to not use name calling has been completely wasted. I just leave the room, it gets so ugly. Like really! This is a game you are not really blowing off your dad's head and why is it so funny to sneak up behind your son and blow him up? I just don't get it but I must say they seem very happy - for hours!

I did something extrodinary yesterday, I went shopping at Walmart. Now wait it was no ordinary shopping experience, picture this, no kids, no spouse and all the time in the world. I returned an unused battery (car problems) and then I walked up and down every isle of Walmart. Here is what I learned about myself, I'm cheap. Well maybe frugel is a better word. I picked up lots of stuff and went oohhh and ahhh and then put it down. I've been wanting a new purse for years (really) but I couldn't find one I liked. This weekend we are at Macy's and hubby says buy a purse. They were all $80 and up, no way would I spend that kind of money but at Walmart I found a purse for $16 and I was so happy. I need shopping therapy!

So today I will read my favorite blogs and then go to work and I will feel complete!


  1. hope you enjoyed shop therapy...smiles. there is something therapeutic about taking out a friend on call of duty...i am guilty. but i wont let my boys play it...too young...

  2. Have a fun Friday,
    awesome reflections, it puts you at ease.

  3. Alone time and a new purse = a good day!

    Have a great weekend.

  4. I'm glad my kid is more into racing games and not shoot'em-up ones. But, I can appreciate your solo shopping trip. Even if you don't buy anything, the 'me-time' is sweet.

  5. Boys will be boys... I just don't 'get' them!!

    yay for new frugal purses ;)

  6. I am the same way with shopping. I really know I don't have the kind of money to spend, even if they tell me I do. It is a disease I wish I could get over.