Friday, December 10, 2010

Online Window Shopping

Does anyone else do this? 

I go on a retail website, like LLBean or Old Navy or {insert the name of any popular site here} and click on all their wonderful stuff so it goes into my cart.  I actually take a good amount of time and care making my choices. Mostly things for the kiddos, sometimes items for me. 

My total reaches $150 to $200 but before I check out I purposely exit out of the website.


Because I can't actually AFFORD to spend $150 or $200 on all that wonderful stuff. 

Online window shopping at it's best.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Planning a trip to New York City

Recently a classmate from my high school posted on Facebook that he was in New York.  I've never been to NY so I decided I should make a trip. 

I checked my calendar and February was free. Presidents Day weekend to be exact.

My friend Jennifer lives in Richmond, VA, a mere hop skip and a jump away from NY. She said if she could find a way to pay for it and get her friend Danielle to join her she'd meet me there. I also have two online friends who live in New Jersey.  They said they'd meet me too. 

I decided I should research my destination.  Weather:  Lows in the 20's highs in the 30's. 

I live in N. California. 30's is not at all okay for my body.  I'm going to need to buy a heavy down jacket that reaches my kankels. 

I asked my New Jersey friends where I should stay.  Brooklyn? Manhattan? 
One says "Manhattan to be close to everything, Brooklyn if you are looking for cheaper and want to experience the subway system."  I don't mind using the subway system, but how long am I going to be on that subway? 

Airfare isn't too bad from SFO to JFK. I found a cheap flight thru Virgin Atlantic. 

Where to stay? 

So much to do and plan.  Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Life is a roller coaster

How is it already December?!  I know I say this every year but seriously, this year has FLOWN by. 

2010 has been better for me than some people. I follow a few bloggers who can't wait until 2010 is over. I know I'm lucky.  I have a job that I LIKE, my kids are happy and healthy.  My husband and I had a fairly good year with minimal major blow ups, my parents are both healthy and my 93 year old (or is it 94?) grandmother is still with us.

In 2008/2009 I was unhappy, my marriage was going down the drain, my older daughter was showing signs of depression and anxiety due to my marriage going down the drain.  I hated my job.  Money was tight. 

I needed a 2010. 

Life is a roller coaster.