Saturday, December 31, 2011
I'm looking forward to a New Year and I'm hopeful that 2012 will be a year full of happiness, love, accomplishment, and as always great health. I also want 2012 to be full of God and full of Godly things.
If I was one to make New Year Resolutions I would list them now, but because I know I will never go through with it I don't make them. I see a resolution as a promise to do something and I don't want to lie to myself. I will however list some things that I would like for 2012.
1. I would like to grow closer to God, always growing closer
2. I would like to lose weight
3. I would like to have a baby (or at least be pregnant before the end of the year, even if it's the very last day)
4. I would like to be as fashionable as I was when I was known as Diva
5. I would like to read my Bible more
6. I would like to clean more (be more organized and such)
7. I would like to cook more
8. I would like to wear my high heals more (Oh, yes. And gain that muscle I had in my legs back)
9. I would like to do my nails more (Yes, it makes me feel better about me)
10. I would like to exercise more (Yoga and the Norm)
11. I would like to make more things (I love my creativity and I would like to expand it to new things)
12. I would like to get at LEAST 3 rooms in my house completely painted
13. I would like to be at least a little more outgoing
BTW, these were not in any particular order.
I hope you all have a fabulous, safe, and happy New Year and that you may keep to all your New Years Resolutions! God Bless!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Yeah, so I know parents think its cute to teach their kids about Santa, but that won't happen with my kids. It's lying to your kids and I don't believe in lying. I'll explain what other kids think he is to my children, but I will not let them believe in Santa Claus....
I want them to believe in something real!
Friday, December 23, 2011
In this world there are guys who think they are men and there are guys who are men. Men realize that how old you are isn't what defines if you are a man or not, but that hard work, devotion, kindness, loving your wife, and taking care of your children and other such things really is how you tell if a guy is a man.
Guys, be a man not a wanna-be-man!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Last night I set up the tree, by myself, as usual. I'm not in the Christmas spirit so that was pretty boring. While I set up the tree my husband played a video game, a stupid sports video game. And try to get his attention for anything while he's playing it, forget it. He either won't hear you, ignore you, or yell at you for messing up his game. Same with watching sports on tv. Personally I think all sports should be cancelled, forever!
It's snowing. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate snow? Yeah, well if not, I HATE SNOW! I would much rather never see another speck of snow for the rest of my life. It's cold, wet, slick, slimy, and far to bright.
Winter yeah, along with the snow I just can't stand winter. Because of the snow, because it's cold, because I have to stay inside,.... Sum it up to Winter is VERY depressing!
I've been working on getting the laundry all clean, but then I have to fold it and put it away... What's the point of putting it away when you'll just be wearing it in a few days anyways? And my back and neck hurt, I was cursed from both sides of the family, so carrying the laundry up and down the stairs and into the laundry room hurts a lot. And that's enough to tick me off right there.
Our house though it's almost Christmas looks as boring and unChristmasy as ever. I want new things to decorate the house lights to hang outside, lights to hang around the house inside, garland to have everywhere, candles galore, ornaments to hang from random yet beautiful places,... I just want the house to decorate itself.
I still don't have the Dining room painted, the Guest Bedroom, the Hallway, the Reading room, the Kitchen, the Laundry room, the Office,...oh and the Bathroom and 1/2 Bath. My brother is still super busy so he hasn't been able to come move the Bathroom door from the Kitchen to the Dining room so that we can install our dishwasher. SO I have a dishwasher and plenty of dishes, but I still can't use it. I want a backdrop in the Kitchen, plus to remove this stupid brick part of the wall that is there because there used to be a chimney thing. We really need to go through our stuff and decide what is worth keeping and what needs thrown away. There's a bookshelf out in the garage that needs fixed so we can have more 'storage' space. I want to hang pictures up our Stairway and a hand rail. Also a hand rail down to the basement. ... There's a lot to be done that I still want to do, all this stuff only starts the list. What I could really use right now it a fast, good quality painter that would work for cheap and paint about 8 rooms maybe 9. I need to see color on the rest of my rooms. Bare walls are depressing. I want to show how great my house really is, but with the white walls it's just boring.
I think I just have so much stuff that needs done and so many things pilling up, so much on my mind,... it's just depressing me.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A husband and wife show appreciation towards on another:
To appreciate your spouse some people would say that you cook and clean (for a woman) and that you work hard and provide for a man. Now I guess to a degree that could be right, but the way I see it, it's wrong. To fully appreciate ones spouse is to love that person and that person alone with all your heart, mind, body, and soul. You appreciate them by telling them you love them, by never cheating on them, by back scratches, surprise gifts,... It may sound like little things, but haven't we always said that the best things in life are the little things, the little moments?
You don't really clean a house to appreciate your spouse you clean your house because you appreciate cleanliness. Yes, it's nice to clean and your spouse will enjoy it, but that's not really why we do it. It's because it has to be done.
Once again you don't really do it for a spouse. You cook because you appreciate eating and having a full stomach, not starving.
Work is a necessity not an act of appreciation. You do work for you family and yourself out of necessity. Honestly how many of us would work if it wasn't necessary? Case and point.
Appreciation often can't be shown, it's felt. Because no matter how many times you do something nice for someone does it ever really show your full appreciation? No, it doesn't. I rest my case.
Husbands and wives often have arguments that have to due with money. Spouses often buy things without telling their spouse that they bought it, and that is wrong. Money decisions should be discussed and spouses should come to an agreement. Now the spouse that makes more money would say, "I make more money so I have that right", but they don't. Because when you get married the mine becomes an ours, so no matter who makes more money it is both spouse's money. In, I would hope most cases, the spouse that works less hours and brings in less money would realize that the money is shared and that they would appreciate the effort put in by their spouse to provide for the family.
I'd like to note that sometimes appreciation isn't shown through something done. People can appreciate something and not really 'show' it, it's an appreciation that is deep down. Some people don't really know how to show their appreciation. ... Yeah, I think that's about all I have to say about that.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
It just once again reminded me that God kept me from that. And then it makes me remember all of the other things he's kept me from. Not to say I've never had any heartaches because I have, but there have been many things that I've never had to face. I am so thankful that God knows exactly how much we can handle and that he'll never put more on us than we can bear.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I like to be in control, which I guess is illogical since I can't see what's going to happen later today, tomorrow, or whenever. There's just something about not being in control that is.. well, flat out frightening! Honestly knowing that God is control, though once again I know he's looking out for me and will take care of me, is a scary thing to me. I mean what if you make the wrong decision? People who 'run their own life' wouldn't fret to much because in their eyes they can fix it themselves. But those of us who know that God is the one who really fixes it.. I don't know. I mean you have to wait on God and sometimes it feels like He isn't coming to your rescue, which is just about the time He does, but that last minute stuff terrifies me. I know it's all in trust and faith, I've been in church almost all of my life I've heard just about every sermon there is (of course some people preach it differently, but the ending result is normally the same) so I know what the preachers have to say about it all and I really do believe it. I know what they're saying is right. That's why it's so frustrating to me that it's so hard. If you believe in something and you know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's correct why..how can it be so difficult?!
I mean it's like housework I know that a house should be clean (and mine is normally not to bad) and I know that I should clean the house, but for some reason doing it is so annoying, frustrating, difficult, hard, a flat out war! It's flesh, it's laziness, it's a battle.
Oh, please pray for me! Just so there isn't some huge panic. I'm not a backslider, I'm not going to backslide because I do believe. I guess I just need some strength and peace and whatever else God can throw at me to
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I hope I am the type of person I think I am. I always try to be real and sincere. But I know that most of the time people aren't who they think they are.
I try not to ever intentionally tell a lie.
I know I'm lazy, shy, impatient, moody, and at times a big chicken. I know I'm not the best friend due to my lack of social skills which may make me appear to be a snob. My social skills lack because I'm a chicken, shy, and lazy. I realize this. I hope this doesn't offend anyone because I've never told anyone that I'm anything different than what I am.
I love to give advice if I feel strongly that my opinion is worth being heard. My opinion may not be due to my own life experiences. It could be from my parents, siblings, in-laws, friends, etc. I try to take lessons from the failures and successes of those around me. In my personal opinion that's smart.
I get paranoid when my friends say something negative but don't list a name because I'm afraid that it might be about me and I don't want to be these negative things.
I hope you realize just how real I am...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Now a diary for everyday purposes doesn't always suit me because really my life is pretty boring. I guess I can write down my thoughts from the day, concerns, etc. But I always tend to forget to write.
But this diary is for something else. Now the purpose of this diary, for the time being, is going to be anonymous, but honestly I will tell you it's purpose eventually. Maybe in a few weeks. Just look for a Title that says Diary in it, besides this one, of course. Lol.
Monday, December 5, 2011
It seems that in order to have 'good church' you have to drain yourself of all energy in a fight. You have to worship when you don't feel God and when you're to tired to even want to lift your hand, pray and feel like it's hitting the ceiling,....
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Today we are finally going to fix it! No more stupid flat tires! Yay! I cannot wait!
Of course that will be after work, but before I go with Miles to get his haircut.
Yeah, we've been married 2 years and I've never even seen the building where he gets his haircut. Lol. Of course we were trying to get his haircut for free by having me or my mom do it, but every time he sees our wedding pictures or video he goes on and on about how great his hair looked on our wedding day. Which of course leads to how much he wants his hair to look like that again.
Well, I've got things to do. Hope you all have a great day! And no flat tires LOL
Thursday, December 1, 2011
She's one of the most beautiful kittens we've ever seen. It's hard to tell by her pictures, but she has both striped and circle markings. And her fur isn't like a gray tiger cat because her gray is a lighter gray mixed with an orange in some places. She's incredibly friendly, loves to be pet, play, and sit in our laps (or at least lay beside us). She was roaming around outside with her family on our front porch so we took her in. We couldn't catch any of the others, but even if we could have we couldn't have kept them. We would have to take them to the pound or quickly found them a different home. Anyways that's our Safari. Oh, about the picture she thinks she's a baby. We did not put her in the kick and play she did that herself. It has been moved so that she and our other cats cannot get in it. After all its for a baby not a kitten... No matter how cute she looked in it.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
So you know how I was so sick on Sunday? Yeah, well I accidentally passed it on to my husband. Which I was so hoping not to do. But like the good husband ur is he's at work. At work throwing up a lot and being told to sit down by one of the women that he supervises. Who is also the woman who has Ray (one of the kittens) She's a nice lady. I guess my hubby is looking quite pale, which I'm sure is true. You can't throw up that many times and have your normal coloring. Anyways I feel bad about giving it to him. He's even sicker than I was. Hope his goes away soon! Please say a prayer for him. Thanks.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Update on the possible job for Miles: Not going to happen at the time. But he's going to keep trying. We need for him to have a job in town, our town, not 30 minutes away.
We have a new cat.. not sure if I posted about her already. I probably have. Her name is Safari. Safari received her first shots and on the 12th she will be receiving her 2nd booster shots, be getting fixed, and declawed. Hopefully everything will go smoother with her than it did with Toots. That pick-up day was crazy.
Toots has healed up nicely and is even playing with Safari from time to time. Her fur is very slowly growing back from where they shaved her.
I started watching The Vampire Dairies and I'm hooked. I'm on the last episode and so very sad about it. Hopefully they didn't up and cancel this series like they do with all the ones I've started to like. That would upset me greatly!
On Sunday at 2 a.m. I woke up and threw up, then again at 4 a.m., 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Possibly even 7 a.m. can't really remember. I called my boss, then called the other girl that does the early bread shifts to see if she would take my shift, she said yes, so I called my boss back to let him know. And then I finally got some very needed sleep. I still didn't feel well yesterday, but I went to work anyways. Though Kriss, the other girl was nice enough to call and see if I was feeling well enough to work or if she needed to work for me again. Work was harder than I thought it would be, but I made it. Today I feel much better. And today is happily my day off, but tomorrow I work an early shift and I get to go in again for an afternoon shift. Yeah, I was offered a couple extra hours because we are up 20%. So that's cool.
Everyone really loves our new sectional. And we are even learning that it isn't the same one as at least one of the people that we thought had it.
I think this is all the blogging I have in me today. Hopefully I'll be able to stop by tomorrow for some more. Tah tah for now!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Today was the day that I finally got to pick up Toots from the Vet. Well, I got there and like normal told her who I was here to pick up and who I am, she added some things on the computer, and took my card to pay. After paying she went to get Toots and brought her to me, which was so exciting! She wouldn't sit still which I knew was going to be a bad thing. Once she brought me Toots she realized that they forgot to add her shots on the bill so I gave her the card so she could add that and asked if I could take Toots to the car, since she wouldn't sit still. ... Skip to leaving.
Once I was almost half way home I realized that there was blood on my hand, jacket, and on the carrier. It didn't take anytime at all for me to realize what had happened. She wasn't bleeding when we left the Vet. so I knew she'd done this to herself when she was trying to paw her way out of the carrier to me. When I finally found a place to pull over to check her paws I did, but once again she wouldn't stand still so I knew I needed help. So what did I do? I went to my moms.
While I held Toots my mom called the Vet to see what needed to be done. Since Toots wasn't dripping blood they said it should be okay and that if we wanted we could wrap up her paws for a little while. Well, we tried wrapping up her paws, which she actually stood still for, but after one flick of the paw it was off. So, I knew I couldn't put her back in the carrier, but I also knew I couldn't hold her and drive so I left my vehicle there and my step-dad took me home, my mom drove my vehicle back to me... I'm going to skip some more annoying, bad day making things...
Mom was going to be working in the office with me today so I drove us both to the office to work. I worked from 9:50a.m.-12:30p.m. when we went to lunch then from 1:30p.m.-3:00p.m. Part of which was taking a Cleaner home.
Went to Walmart to do the Bread job. That didn't take very long, which I was glad for because I couldn't wait to get back home to check on my Tootsie.
Came home to find that Toots had stopped bleeding so I held her and pet her then decided to try to let her roam around downstairs. Well, she did good for maybe 10 minutes and then she tried to jump on a chair and opened the wounds on her back feet when she landed. So back to the laundry room (where I keep her so she can't get hurt and can't ruin anything) she went.
Hopefully by tomorrow she'll stop opening up the wounds and she'll be able to roam around more. I'll definitely be moving the dining chairs so she can't hurt herself on those again. She's one of those cats who doesn't know the meaning of take it easy. She wants to run and jump just like she normally would, but of course she can't, she's a very uncoordinated cat, which isn't helping at all.
As weird as this request may sound to some of you please pray for Toots that she will heal up nicely and quickly so she can get back to her normal, everyday life. Thanks.
Oh, just incase you were wondering today is starting to get better, which I am very thankful for!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
We're going to see how things go having her here. If everything goes well and all of our cats get along then we'll keep her, but if things aren't working out and they don't get along or she's going to the bathroom on the floor instead of the litter box then we'll have to get rid of her.
Getting rid of her could mean putting her back outside with her family, which I'm against because although I want her to be with her family, I don't believe cats are meant to live outside. So that leaves us with finding her a home ourselves or taking her to the shelter. At her age and with how pretty she is the shelter would have no problem getting a home for her.
We shall see. Speaking of see, I'm sure you'd like to see a picture of her, wouldn't you? Yeah, that's what I thought. Ask and you will (possibly) receive. Lol.
|This picture just doesn't do her justice.|
P.S. Meet Safari. :)
|Oh, yes, I'm beautiful. Lol.|
So, of course, I had to take Toots to the vet today. She had to be there at 8a.m. This was, as it says above, her first vet visit. She was so scared that she shook the whole car ride there and meowed as well. She is getting her shots, declawed (front and back), and fixed (or broken, as my step-sister would say) So she's having a horrible first visit and not only will she be poked and cut, but she has to stay there for 2 nights. I get to pick her up Friday at 8a.m. I can't wait to see her and I wish I could stay with her, but unfortunately I can't I'll have to go to work, but at least she'll be home with her Daddy (Scooter) and Uncle (Garfield) and she'll be somewhere she knows and be able to get comfortable.
They're supposed to call me when they get everything done and she wakes up. Which I know it's only been 4 hours and they have a lot of work to do on her plus waiting on her to wake up.. I have no clue how long all that takes, but I can't wait to get the phone call so I'll know she's okay. I'm sure she will be, but I worry.
Now we just have to get rid of our old furniture that we aren't keeping. That one will definitely take a man. Lol.
I've had a busy morning so I feel like I'm starving. My mom and Mike are taking me out with them to McDonalds, ordering from the Dollar Menu eating cheap :) Smart thinking!
Hope you all have a good day!! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, November 7, 2011
|I could be an Aristocat :P|
Anyways, she's never been to the vet. But today I scheduled an appointment for her for Wednesday to get shots, fixed, and declawed. She's going to have a painful couple of days. I hate that she's going to have to stay the night at the vet, but it's best just in case something goes wrong.
She has to be fixed and declawed before we get our new sectional brought over, which is perfect because we'll be making our last payment on Friday. I'm not sure when they will deliver the sectional. Could be Friday or Saturday.. Hopefully it will be a day when my hubby is home. I'm not fond of people being over when my husband isn't here. Unless they are family, then I'm okay with that.
Oh, well I can't wait to get it home!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
If people want more sunlight or less when they wake up then they'll get up whenever suits them. We'll never all wake up at the same time. We don't want to all wake up at the same time, that would make life very boring. Plus if we were going to do that then we'd have to change our jobs to 1st and 2nd shifts only, because 3rd shift wouldn't be able to ever sleep. But we would still have to have 2 different shifts because if we all worked at the same time then no one would ever be able to go shopping, unless robots are going to be the new workers.
Okay, I think you get my point. Day Light Savings is stupid! Good day! Lol.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
We believe we have the boys name, but I'm finding the girls name very hard. I have names that I like, but he doesn't like most of them. But finding the time to sit down with him and go over names isn't easy.
I'm not sure if I want to tell people the names or not. You know how some people don't tell you the name of the baby until it is born. We haven't discussed this yet. Guess I'll ask him now. That way we'll both know. Lol. .. Ok well maybe I'll be able to get an answer later. He's a little preoccupied with a game that he doesn't get to play a lot.
He doesn't want to know the sex of the baby so we'll basically have to pick out some definite possibilities before or just have a name picked out for either, just so I won't accidently give away the sex of the baby. You know by asking, "What if it's a ____?" to much Lol.
I can't wait to start working on the room. I have some 'major' plans, but I don't have any of the things that I need. I have picked a neutral color (and no I don't mean a tan-ish color. I mean a color that will work for either) I have more ideas for a girls room, but if it's a boy I'm sure I'll figure out something cool to do *smiles*
All of the bigger items such as bassinet, crib, car seat, etc. are/will be neutral. Although I would really love to go all out girly for a girl, but I'm pretty sure my husband would figure out what all the pinks and purples meant. Lol.
I'm sure I will start getting things ready soon. After all if he doesn't want to know the sex of the baby then he won't be able to help out on the decor and I definitely want the room done before the baby comes home. And it's not like I'll be able to paint when I'm pregnant. Now just to find my ultra cool stuff that I need for the room! Here's to hoping that Walmart carries most of it!
Unfortunately we've noticed that a lot (ok, a lot may be an exaggeration) of people have our new sectional. It's a good thing I plan on changing it up a little :) No, I won't be tearing it apart or anything like that. But I will be changing the pillows with home made pillowcases. Plus once you think of it we all have a different color on our walls so that makes it look different and different amount of lighting in our house which makes things look much different. It is a little upsetting since we wanted something kind of unique that we'd never seen in anyone's home, but I know that out of the people I know that have it, we all have different styles. So in the end it will look different from everyone else's.
Oh I can't wait until we have the living room and dining room painted. Yes, we have already painted the living room, but it is getting painted a different color. Lol. We didn't know what kind of furniture we were going to get and now that we know we have to change the color. Sure the color we have (a light green. Not light like baby colors, but not neon.) would probably look ok with it, but I really don't like this color anymore so I can't wait. Lol.
Yeah, I think that's all I have to say about it...
Friday, November 4, 2011
Now I must warn everyone that they will not just randomly stop at our house to see us or our baby. They will not be taking our kids to say the night unless we say and we definitely won't be doing that very often. No one will tell me how to do my job as a parent, if I want you advice I'll ask for it. I have certain styles of clothing I want for my children and certain styles I don't and I won't put them in something that I don't like. If you teach them something I don't want them to do, say, or whatever then I will tell you not to teach them that if I find out you're still doing it then you won't see our children, no matter who you are. ... And that's just the beginning.
Yes, I know some of that may sound harsh, but if I'm going to have this baby then it is mine and my husband's and no one else's. We are in charge of it. There's no tossing our children off to family. In a sense I guess it's like the saying "I did the crime, now I'm doing the time" More people need to understand that.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Currently I'm waiting on my husband to get home so we can go there and enjoy some of the delicious food. Hopefully we'll catch mom and Mike there, I'll probably call to find out when they'll be there.. or better yet since I'm on the phone I'll text. Times like this it would be nice to have a home phone, but I do love that on my cell I can be on the phone with one person, text someone else, and be playing a game or whatever all at the same time.
... Apparently my phone does not like my husband because I was talking to him and then it just shut itself off. Very strange.
Ok well, I'm going to continue to wait for my husband and I'll post something new later. Have a great rest of the day!
Once again you may notice that this post is about babies. Yes, if you haven't guess I do want a baby and I would prefer a girl, but if it is a boy then I will love it as well. For as of right now my husband and I are not trying to have a baby, but it has been talked about that possibly we will try in the near future.
We don't want a Winter baby so we are taking the month into the equation. We both would like to have a girl first so no arguments there. But since we have been planning this for about a year we do have clothes for both a girl or a boy. So when it's time we'll see what bundle of joy we end up with.
Now my husband would probably rather I not post anything like this because any of our friends or family can read this (or people that we don't know) So if any of you do read this, just keep it to yourself. I know of a few people who will remain nameless that have big mouths. I'd hate to have to be mean to these people, but I will be if necessary. I may seem nice and seem like someone that can be walked on and told what to do, but that just isn't the case. I refuse to be controlled.
But on a happy note. I can't wait for the moment when I find out I'm pregnant, and the moment I get to find out what the sex of the baby is, and then to meet that little person!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Being pregnant, having a baby it is definitely not something to take lightly. It changes everything less money, more laundry, more trash, another mouth to feed, another person to watch over.. I mean seriously just stop right there. Another person to watch over. A little person who can't do anything for themselves, you have to feed, bathe, protect, love, etc. It's no longer all what you want or what your spouse wants, you have to take this little persons needs into account all the time. You HAVE to be there for them, there is no option.
I can't wait to have a baby, but I want to be sure that I never forget what a great responsibility it is.
Now I can wait on the whole getting sick all the time, being gassy, going to the bathroom all the time, lack of sleep, etc. But I'm sure it is all worth it in the end.
Any tips for my husband and I for when we decide to have kids? Any comments on anything I said? Or any insight on being pregnant and/or having a baby? Just leave a comment. I'll greatly appreciate it!
I'm sure you all already know how this feels. Sure maybe it wasn't a job, maybe it was a gift you'd been waiting for or a call from the doctor, but no matter what it was waiting just caused you stress. I could only imagine how much more stress I'd be having if it was a job for me and I was waiting for the call.
Please continue to help us pray that he will get the job and that we will hear something soon. Thanks and God Bless.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Take my Sunday as an example:
I get up
Rush to get ready
Rush to work
Rush back home to wake up my hubby
Rush getting him ready
And then rush to church.
That's my morning from 8:00a.m.-10:00a.m.
And then going home.
Well that's my Sunday from 10:00a.m.- 1:30p.m.
After I get to church I have time to slow down and once I slow down all my energy is gone.
So from 1:30p.m.-5:00(:30)p.m. I'm at home relaxing, which may mean a nap or just laying around watching TV.
No matter what I do I'm not gaining anymore energy.
So then I have to get up at 5:00(:30)p.m. and get ready for church
Go to church
And possibly go out to eat before coming home.
Now I love my church and I love going to church, but two services are just to much. Sunday is supposed to be a day to relax and all I seem to do is run, run, run... I need the rest of my Sunday to relax.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Anyways the point is that today was my first time learning about the sewing machine. I'm making a simple apron with my mom's help. Hey, I have to learn some time and why not now? I'm interested in learning so now's the best time. Before kids, while I don't work long hours,... etc.
Plus I get to spend quality time with my mom. Unlike some 'kids' who can't stand being around their mom, I really love to be around my mom. She's very cool. We may not always agree, but she's my mom and my best friend. She's always my best friend, but she knows when it's time to be my mom and I love that.
I hope you love your mom as much as I do. And if you do you should let her know, she unfortunately won't be around forever.
Seriously I know you've probably heard the saying, "Everything comes back around." They say that saying when talking about fashion, words,.. well, everything! Lol.
The "new fad" is these feathers in the hair. Yeah lets see, have you ever heard of Indians? Lol! They were also used to hide/hold drugs. Wow, what a great fashion. Now don't get me wrong I love feathers, but just don't call a style new that isn't. Kind of like Bell bottom pants SOOOO not new.
I'm telling you, Groovy is going to be back before you know it. Lol.
Today is what I would like to call a lazy day, not because it is a Saturday, but for the simple fact that I have absolutely no energy to get up and do anything, which isn't so good when there is still a few loads of laundry to be done.
Now I will admit I have a lot of lazy days, it is unfortunately something I inherited from certain family members. Along with many other not so great things (mainly dealing with health). But hey at least I will admit it. I'm not in denial, I'm not lying about it, it's just the way it is.
So basically for today my schedule looks something like:
-Do laundry (which I have a few loads so that will take at least 4 hours.)
-Clean cat box
-Feed and water cats
-Take a shower/bath
-Go to work (at 2)
-Go to mom's
-Sew my apron together
-Spend time with the hubby
Now I'm sure there will be more and the list above was in no particular order. So.. yeah. I'd say with the way I'm feeling the above is going to be difficult. Especially since my head is pounding. Headaches got to hate them!
Well, I hope you are all feeling more productive than me and that you have a great day. Maybe later on I'll catch up on the productivity. Lol.
Friday, October 28, 2011
【 Marriage 】
「When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes..
Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?
I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!
With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.
The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.
In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.
This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.
I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.
My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.
On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.
On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.
She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.
Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.
Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.
But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.
She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.
That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.
— At least, in the eyes of our son — I’m a loving husband...
Marriage is a wonderful thing, but far to many people go into it lightly. Either that or they go into it the way they should with love and a life long commitment, but lose track. They no longer put the necessary time and energy into their marriage. It's incredibly sad. Please work at your marriage, don't forget that love, and don't make the mistake of even thinking about divorce because this could be your story if you do.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I'm also typing up a, well we'll call it a little book, about my mom as part of knowing the grandparents. I'll ask different questions find out things about her that I don't even know. I wanted to do one about my dad as well, but his past was... it was a hard one, painful. I don't want to remind him, though I'm sure he hasn't forgotten. As for my husbands parents I kind of leave that to him.
What do you think of the idea? Any questions you would have liked to know about people in your family that I could make sure to add to my questions?
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
So anyways I was up until after 3a.m. and I had to wake up at 8a.m. for work, so it was my own stupidity, but I really did enjoy finishing Bones, of course I get to watch all the same episodes with my hubby tonight so he can see it :)
I can't wait to prove him wrong about Bones and Booth! OH YEAH!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
He went in and filled out the stuff he needed to and took the test. He came home bummed because he doesn't think he did very good on the test, but hopefully he did and hopefully he'll get the job. I guess he only had about 30 seconds to answer each question, which would definitely mean I would fail. I don't do things in short amounts of time like that I have to do it at my own pace. He's much better at testing and giving answers than me though.
We will unfortunately not find anything out today like we had hoped. The company said they normally tell people that they'll hear something in 2 weeks. We were hoping to find out much sooner than that so that he can get out of his current job (if he gets this new job), but as long as he gets the job the 2 weeks will be well worth it.
SO anyways we are still praying and putting this in God's hands. If he's meant to be working closer to home than he'll get the job (if this is the right closer to home job) and if it's a no for this one than we'll keep looking.
Well, application after application, prayer after prayer, etc. It seemed like nothing was going to happen. I had prayed "Lord, I know he won't call these places so you'll have to have them call him." Finally I believe he said it was Thursday he got a call when he was at work. Well, he called them back and they said that he needed to come in fill out an application for full-time direct hire and take a mechanical test.
So today he goes in to do all of that. Needless to say I've been praying and praying. I really don't think that God would answer my prayer just to take it away, which definitely makes me believe he will get this job.
I will post an update as soon as I know something. Please if you read this pray that he will get this job. If he does it will be a wonderful blessing to our family.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
I've been waiting for about a week so it better get here today! Problem is that the mailman has been getting here later than he used to so I've been waiting to go to work until after he comes. I see his truck parked in it's normal place which means the mail should be here soon-ish. We are the second to the last stop for his (at least on this part of his route) and probably the second to last stop for his day since we don't get our mail until 3p.m. or 4p.m.
Anyways here's hoping it comes today and that it's what I think it is!
Have a fabulous day, all!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Anyways back to the auction. I didn't go because it's just not my thing, but my mom and Mike (my step-dad) did go. Well, my mom called me and said I should go and she told me about this table and chairs that were being sold that I would like and that would go well in our house. Clearly I already said I didn't go so no more explanation needed there.
.... A couple of hours pass...
I get this text from my mom that says that they bought us the table (of course we will be paying them back the full amount that it costed them) SO I'm pretty excited. I haven't seen it yet, but my mom has a great eye for these things and she for the most part knows what I like so I'm not scared. Lol.
And hey if we (Miles and I) don't like the color of the wood then we can just paint it! Simple fix!
And she said the seats are padded with a green color. I don't know if it has a pattern or just a green color, but if we don't like that then we'll find some material for it that we do like. Lol.
I'll load pictures when it gets here, but as for this moment I have to go to work. Have a great day!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Our house isn't allowed to get really messy, but with what mess we have I'm getting annoyed and it just keeps coming back! I can't stand it! The cats won't stay out of the little trash cans so I'm constantly picking that up, the dishes are always getting cleaned then dirtied right back up again, the cat box, the laundry,... etc. It's SO frustrating!
And this will be a very short paragraph. BILLS! I'm sure I need no further explanation, unless you're one of those families that gets everything handed to you.
I also have this headache that refuses to go away, which I'm sure is from stress, change in weather, and whatever else it could have been.
I know all of this stuff is just a part of life, but it just feels good every once in a while to get it off of your chest. And that's what I've done so hopefully this will help me. Plus I'm just trying to remember that a lot of people are going through much more stressful things than I am.
I hope the things in your life that are stressing you out are just small things like mine. Have a great day!
Friday, October 7, 2011
When I finally got on the site I was even more excited. It's such an easy site to work with and it's easy to do.
Ok, so do you want to know about this site? I hope so! It's Khan Academy go ahead click it, it'll take you right to the site.
Go to PRACTICE and it will take you to a page where you can decide to start with the basics or go right to the hard core math.
Even better if you don't know how to do something they have videos that show you examples of how to solve the problems! Isn't that awesome? And it's completely free.
So it's free, you learn at your own pace, it keeps track of your progress, you can sign in with your Facebook or Google account so no worries of remembering more account info, they'll help you learn,...etc.
If math is something you are interested in for whatever reason I'm sure you'll love this site. So try it out, I dare you!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
To give some explanation: I love my husband very much, but he can react weirdly to things that I think are no big deal.
This particular experience has to do with an ex. Now I don't know about you, but I've always believed in trying to be friends with my ex's. Sure you may have to give it a few week, a month, or maybe a year or two, but after some time you should be able to be friends. Of course you have to monitor things that you say, things that may have once been okay to say, but now would be inappropriate.
Anyways, this ex had text me. And it was a little weird, but I was okay with it, but due to a past experience I was unsure how my husband would react. I was actually scared to tell him, not that he is abusive or anything like that, I just can't stand when he's mad at me, especially when I don't think that I did anything wrong.
After he got home from work we had to discuss a few normal everyday things, in this case the check book, but after that and before supper, by the way we had Subway YUM! I told him that I had something to tell him and that I didn't know how he was going to react, but that I hoped he wouldn't get mad and then I told him. He wanted to read the messages that we had sent back and forth and I guess I understand that, I'm sure I would do the same thing. But after I told him and he read the messages he had this look on his face, he looked upset, so I asked if he was mad and thankfully he said no.
I'm so glad he wasn't mad and even better I'm glad I got the nerve to tell him before I received a text and he found out like that! Now hopefully I can get the nerve over the years of marriage to tell him all the things that I may be scared to tell him no matter if it's something like this experience, my opinion on something, or anything else.
Do you have any stories like this you would like to share? Or any advice? If so please feel free to leave me a comment. Like all of you married people know marriage takes a lot of work and advice (at least to me) is appreciated.
Have a great day!
Monday, October 3, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
I'll update when I get back.
Ok, well I'm back and there were quite a few things wrong with my vehicle. The brakes in front, the router (sp?), and some nut or bolt. Some of them had both needing fixed (example: 2 brakes) It was luckily less than I was expecting and the wait wasn't that bad, 10a.m.-12p.m. not to bad for all the things they fixed plus an oil change. In 50 miles I have to take it back so they can double check the bolt, nut, or whatever, but after that I'm good :)
Have a great day! P.S. I'm seriously thanking God that it was cheaper than I'd expected!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Supposedly on Saturday (or possibly Friday) they will definitely be going.
Monday, September 12, 2011
She had tried to give Ray his own bowl, thinking that it would be more comfortable for him, but he just wasn't having it he wanted to eat with the other cats.
She also tried to put him out on her built in front porch, but he wasn't having that either he wanted to be in with everyone else, which is no shock since he loves to be around people and other pets. He's never really had to be anywhere on his own he's had his siblings and Miles and I around pretty much all the time. When Miles and I weren't around he had all his siblings, but Miles and I are around all the time except for work and they can't go upstairs where the bedrooms are. Either way he never had to be alone.
I'm very glad that everything is working for him and his new family.
So when my husband accidentally spilled some cooking grease on the floor/down the cabinet I felt no need to help him. Just because it was his mess.
I'm sure most people would say I was looking at this wrong, but I am a strong believer in cleaning up your own mess. After all I have to clean the house, why can't he clean up his own mess?
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I'll update if I hear anything new.
Pray for our Ray!
I will be glad to get rid of most of them just because of the mess they cause, but I will miss them. The house will seem very empty without all of them. But it will also stay cleaner longer.
As weird as it my sound pray for me, just pray I won't lose it and start crying when we give them away. Giving away these kittens is like giving away my kids. I've watched them grow, I've taken care of them, I was there when they were born, etc. It'll be difficult.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
See until a few years ago I didn't need to exercise I could eat what I wanted and do (or not do) what I wanted, but then I started gaining weight, but I am determined that it will be going away! It's just going to take some time and I'm not very patient.
Anyways, I went to start up the Wii to do my first part of my workout on the Wii Fit and it wouldn't turn on. And anyone with a Wii who has ever had this problem knows that all you have to do is unplug the Wii and wait for I don't know maybe 30 minutes to an hour then plug it back in. So here I wait. Or should I say weight?
It's 10:08a.m. I've been up since 8:00a.m. and I still haven't had breakfast, which normally wouldn't bug me to much, but I had a morning where I woke up hungry. So during the rest of my wait, which isn't much longer I'm going to get something to eat.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
They sell women's and Girl's sizes. The Women's sizes range from XS-XL and the Girl's sizes range from 7-14. They're great for Apostolic Pentecostals and Holiness, etc. (A.K.A. those of religion who believe women and girls should wear skirts and not just any skirts, but modest skirts that go below the knees and that don't have huge or long splits)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Once I saw it on the Statement today I decided I was going to call the bank and ask them about it. I asked what it was and they found a phone number, so I called the phone number. Well, the company it belonged to was definitely not something either one of us would have signed up for, but somehow had all of the right information, well either way it is canceled now and will no longer be taking any of our money.
I'm just praying that no one has managed to get our information to charge us for things.
The bad news.. well, I guess there will be 2 things for the bad news.
1. We'll still have them here (which is also good news because then the kittens that I wanted to keep will be here a little bit longer, but is bad news because they keep messing up the house) and
2. We'll still be getting rid of them, which means now they'll be going to a no kill shelter and will probably not all be together when they get adopted. I mean really how many people go to the no kill shelter and buy 6 cats (Momma and her 5 kittens)
I just pray that they all find a nice home where they will be well taken care of, be inside cats, fed (and given water), loved, bathed, brushed, and just flat out babied. They're all so cute and sweet they deserve good homes. It'll be sad knowing that I won't get to see them grow up, it's like losing children. :'(
Either way it looks like it's going to be snowy out when I get it. I'm hoping the snow will wait. Summer was bad I'd like to go without snow for as long as possible. But I cannot wait until our sectional comes home!
So I think when I go in to pay I'll be taking a few pics of our sectional, just so I can admire it's uniqueness and show it off :) I'll post the pics on here if I can remember to take the pics.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I got up at 9a.m. and did a favor for my mom and Mike. It was hard to wake up so early since Miles and I had stayed up so late, but I did it. It had to be done early because the place was only going to be open for a few hours and they were early hours. Shockingly Miles woke up and came with me. I love when he goes places with me, especially on errands!
Main Street Market (what is now in the place of Marsh) was having some sales so we went there and bought a lot of hamburger. The hamburger was on sale $1.98 a pound and the packages had 2 pounds; we bought $20 worth. Then we took that home because we still had plenty more to do and it obviously couldn't stay in the car.
We also went to Goodwill. For those of you who don't know the first Saturday of the month is 50% off. So after mentioning that it was 50% off I shouldn't have to, but will still point out the obvious, it was busy! Neither Miles or I like crowds, but it wasn't to bad, he wasn't taking it as good as me, but I was clothes shopping so I was distracted. I found 2 long skirts and a few, okay more than a few shirts, maybe 5 or 6. And Miles grabbed a couple baby outfits.
We went to Aaron's to looks at some furniture. It was our first time going into Aaron's. We saw a lot of nice looking furniture, pictures, lamps, etc. I of course found many different styles that I liked so it was a little confusing trying to figure out what I wanted to do, not that we were there to buy anything, more to just get an idea of what we would like to do. I did find out that their employees kind of cause a downfall to the company. They were constantly coming up asking if we had questions, asking (in what they shove off as a teasing way) "Which one are you taking home with you?", etc. It was just way to much. Advice: Explain what you need to explain and then wait until we come to you.
For lunch we went to Everything OK. Joyce, the normal waitress, was off today so we had a waitress we've never seen before. She did ok. There was a few minutes that Miles had to go without something to drink until she noticed, but she seemed very friendly. The food was of course great, as always.
I suggested while we were in the mood to look at furniture that we go to Best Home Furnishing on the square. And we did. They have a lot of nice looking furniture a lot of it was deceiving. I say that because you would look at it and say "That looks comfy!" but when you sat down you didn't really sink in at all, which I know some people like, but for Miles and I that's not what we were looking for. There were a couple things we really had our eyes on. One was a suede, cream colored couch that had a loveseat with built in cup holders that matched, but was sold separately. The second is a leather based, suede, sectional with big cream, dark brown, and light brown pillows as the back support, which is very comfortable. We asked the employee some questions and come to find out they have a layaway and they don't tack on interest so we put the sectional on layaway and we will be paying on that as much as we can so we can get it delivered to the house soon-ish! I'm so excited!
After returning some movies to Family Video we headed back towards the house, but instead of Miles going home we went to Speedway and got gas, then yet another surprise he started driving even further away from home. Where did we go you ask? We went on a short country drive. It was nice, we don't normally do anything like that, after all gas is so expensive. It was nice to just.. I don't know, I guess just be and to just be with my husband. We didn't need to talk, we just enjoyed some time together admiring God's beautiful work.
Oh, we also went to eat, for the second day in a row, at Los Amigos with my mom and Mike. Los Amigos is a new Mexican Taco (taco, burrito, etc.) place in town. It is amazing. Good food, great decor, nice seating, friendly workers, etc.
Today has been a wonderful day over all. God has bless me.
Have a great night!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I loved it and the last episode was sweet. Sure I would have loved for them to continue the story, but you can only do so many before they all start to seem the same. I mean almost every episode you heard, "Can you tell them _________?" With the response, "He/She can hear you." If it was a true story yes, you would have to say that a lot, but in a movie it gets just a little annoying after a while. Lol. Anyways, point being if you like the whole supernatural, ghost thing then you should watch Ghost Whisperer.
Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Now anyone that knows me knows I'm an animal lover so what we are about to do is not something I agree with, but I don't really have any other options at the moment. The interested lady works with my sister-in-law and she is needing barn cats.
I believe cats are inside animals and should be shown love often, brushed, and pampered and something tells me none of those 'requirements' will be met. I can't find an appropriate home for them, if I could this offer would be a big NO.
Someone want a kitten (that can actually have one, inside, give it love, food, and etc.)
"Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 5 in 2011).
The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.
The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties."
--The above sections were "borrowed" from www.Wikipedia.com
Now notice the last part talks about a day of rest and parties. Well, I hate to break it to them, but it's a stupid holiday. How many people REALLY get to use Labor Day as a day of rest or to throw a party? Not many. I mean I have to work on Labor Day and so do a lot of people example of one: Walmart employees
Now the start, as I see, is this Pullman Strike, which I have also taken the time to look up via www.wikipedia.com
"The Pullman Strike: Perhaps the most violent and most famous railroad related strike,the Pullman Strike was a nationwide conflict between labor unions and railroads that occurred in the United States in 1894. The conflict began in the town of Pullman, Illinois on May 11 when approximately 3,000 employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company began a wildcat strike in response to recent reductions in wages, bringing traffic west of Chicago to a halt. The American Railway Union, the nation's first industry-wide union, led by Eugene V. Debs, subsequently became embroiled in what The New York Times described as "a struggle between the greatest and most important labor organization and the entire railroad capital" that involved some 250,000 workers in 27 states at its peak. .... The strike was broken up by United States Marshals and some 12,000 United States Army troops, commanded by Nelson Miles, sent in by President Grover Cleveland on the premise that the strike interfered with the delivery of U.S. Mail, violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and represented a threat to public safety. The arrival of the military and subsequent deaths of workers led to further outbreaks of violence. During the course of the strike, 13 strikers were killed and 57 were wounded. An estimated 6,000 rail workers did $340,000 worth of property damage (about $8,818,000 in 2010 dollars)."
Clearly I skipped over some of the information, but you know why it started and how it ended. Now I'm sorry these people got 'pay cuts', went on strike, died, and did so much damage, but so far none of this is giving good enough grounds for it to be a holiday. We have enough holidays that most people don't really even get to celebrate. Lets focus on the big holidays, the important ones like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and 4th of July. I know a lot of places don't even close for these holidays. People are forced to work on these days that they should be spending with their loved ones.
I can't believe someone would be such a.. well, Ebenezer Scrooge, that they would take away someone's holiday, someone's chance to spend time with their family. Life. Is. Short. So spend time with the ones you love. Don't let work and house chores keep you from missing out on the great memories that you could be making. Money is something that we need to survive, but seriously you can't take it with you when you die so don't let it rule your life.
Hope this taught you something that you didn't already know and that it might be helpful to you. Have a great day!