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Happy Holidays

Well it's Dec 2nd and the madness has begun. I tried to go shopping at the mall this weekend and boy was that a mistake. Even our small town mall is so packed you can't find a parking space and there are traffic jams trying to get in and out. That's not even mentioning the line ups at the check out. So I'll be shopping in the morning on weekdays from now until after the madness ends sometime in January.

I'm already hearing people complain who are stressed out over the holidays. I just don't get it. You don't have to shop and buy so much, get a bunch of gift cards or treat baskets and be done with your shopping. Do a bit of baking and invite only your best friends over. Do only the bare minimum of activities you don't like and if you find yourself at a party that you didn't want to go to be felt you had to due to some type of obligation put in a show and take off early. If anyone says anything just say you were feeling ill.

I love the holiday…

Who would have thought?

I would never have thought in my wildest dreams that I'd end up this way. I stayed home to raise my kids and now I'm home alone. Yup, ladies I'm living your dreams! But let me tell you instead of a dream this has turned into a living nightmare.

Staying home means you have less money. Less money means you can't go as many places, do as many things, or go out as often. So you stay home. People think you do nothing all day. And eventually you'll have people look at you as if you are something they squished under their shoe. If you don't have a paying job you aren't worth a darn.

This attitude by people around you begins to fill you with self loathing. Going out to any event becomes a chore you don't enjoy. Not only will you not have a nice new dress but your hairstyle will be woefully out of date and unless other people like to talk about gardens, volunteering, or laundry you won't have alot to chat about. So you stay at home.

Your husband has …