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The kids and I spent the day out of town visiting one of our friends (who is a priest) at the parish that he is currently. We had lunch out, took a tour of the church and school, and then hung out at the rectory with him. It was such a nice day, even though it also reminded me how much we all miss having him at our parish.
It was just the kind of day that I needed. I have been really depressed about work (I work very part time out of the home) and some big changes. I’m trying to just let it go and do what I have to do, but that’s just a lot easier said than done, isn’t it?
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Another nice thing from today was what one online friend left on my Facebook page out of the blue:
Angie, I love witnessing your joy in and faithfulness in all the little things that make up being a mom and a homemaker. You Rock!
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Is it wrong that despite all of these nice things, I just can’t shake the bad mood about the work thing? Is it wrong to feel like I wish I would have gone to college for something I really loved? (And maybe that I would have skipped out on getting a masters degree just because I felt like I needed something to do?)
Grumpy Angie has an ugly attitude, doesn’t she?
(Hey – this is just in interest of full disclosure that sometimes, I get in a really bad mood. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns prancing around in my head.)
I think that last week I mentioned that my Jesse Tree ornament swap is coming up and that I needed to finish up my ornaments. Know what? They are as far along as they were last week when I wrote about them. All I know is – they have to be done in about a week. No room for excuses!
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This week, I wrote about using Doodle books to encourage creativity over at Curriculum Choice. Have you ever tried some of these Doodle books? We have a copy of Super Doodle (a lot like this book, but not exactly), and it’s really fun. Although, I will admit that I might like it more than the kids do.
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I have been looking at my food budget quite a bit lately, as we’ve been trying to get our spending under control. I’m curious about what your budget for food is each month.
If you don’t feel comfortable sharing an actual number, maybe just share what percentage is it of your family’s take home pay each month. (Also, please share if your food budget number includes groceries only or groceries and dining out.)
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Anyone else want to send the kid from the new Toyota Highlander commercial (the one that calls his parents lame) into an extra long time out? What kind of marketing campaign is this?
Now, you know what commercial I really love though? The Halloween Snickers one with the kids in the grocery store with the lady from the neighborhood, Mrs. Jensen. (As a matter of fact, I’m planning to buy extra Snickers for Halloween as my personal thank you to Snickers for making me laugh so many times.)