Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Good Morning! Rory is back! I would love to be able to sleep through the night. I am better at this, than when Rory is home. He coughs and wakes me up. He turns on the A/C, because he can't handle the moisture. He wants it dry and cool. Then he turns off the A/C, because he is cold. He off and on sleeps all day and I don't. I am angry this morning and this is the only place I can unload. Rory doesn't listen and really could care less, because it is all about him. The girls get tired of hearing it, as they live with it as well. My friends know what I live with it and I don't want to constantly talk about home life. I would love to walk away, but I know that would be a stupid idea, as Mari needs to finish school and we can live here cheaper than we could live i an apartment or condo. Today, Mari has school and Rory has to work. When he gets home tonight and I am trying to sleep, he will wake me up and I will probably hear complaining. Better go make Rory's breakfast, so Mari and I can go walking.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Good Morning! Woke up at 6:30. It is nice to be able to sleep until I feel like getting up. Did my morning wake-up routine and watching The Weather Channel regarding Hurricane Sandy. I am praying for the safety of all of my friends and family on the East Coast. Mari and I decided not to walk this morning, as she wants to get a paper done for Psychology. Need to get her up and get breakfast. Today Mari has school from 2-10 p.m and Rory comes home today.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Good Morning! It is a beautiful sunny morning and I am thankful for the beautiful morning. Mari and I are going walking at the lake this morning and then grab oatmeal and coffee from Starbucks. It is peaceful here this morning. I will be praying for all those on the East Coast who are dealing with Hurricane Sandy. Yesterday, while driving home from San Diego, I realize, I like to travel, because I can find out who I am and do two things I really enjoy and that is learning and exploring. I can do my dream in bits and pieces and I don't really need to do it all in one piece. My dream has been to explore the United States, all the small towns and the big towns. There are times, I just want to run away and escape. My little trips are my way of being able to escape the things I have to deal with on a daily basis. I come back with a better perspective. Today the girls and I are going to get hair cuts and Mari is going to color my hair tonight. The girls, also want Halloween earrings, so we will go by Party City. Rory is headed for Big Bear. It is nice to have a break from him.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Good Morning! It is a beautiful sunny Saturday morning and overall, it is quiet in my house. Rory worked yesterday and came home on the angry side, which is not exactly fun to deal with, especially when he wakes me up at 1 a.m. He has a tendency to put people down and that is what he did at work yesterday and got into trouble with a supervisor. I am glad he is going away for a couple of days. He really does not want to work and he is constantly complaining about his legs hurting. I keep telling him he should just quit, but then he would hear from me about his irresponsibility of spending money and he doesn't want to do that. He wants his "play" money. Mari and I are going out on a field trip, but I am not sure where we are going. We are not doing our walking this morning, as we will be walking later. After I do my computer stuff, I will get the girls and my breakfast together, as I have already gotten Rory his coffee and bagel. He knows that if I feed him breakfast, he will not get going as fast, so this is his way of getting going earlier.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Good Morning! It is Friday, which means Mari does not have to be at school. We have decided we are going to walk today, since we did not walk on Wednesday. When I got up this morning, I was really tired of the bed and I could not get comfortable. Rory was awake and as I was getting ready to get into the shower, he has to show me what he wants for Christmas. I dread the holidays and have ever since my dad got sick and died. The four of us are together all the time and for me Thanksgiving and Christmas days are just like any other day. What happened to the excitement of spending the holidays with family. Thanksgiving becomes all about the food and Christmas becomes all about the food and the gifts. With Christmas, I love going around and looking at all the lights, so that is one part of Christmas I do enjoy. I love the music and the decorations. With Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all I have, but I really would like to not make it all about the food. I was also looking forward to the wind, but the Santa Ana winds were sort of a bust. We had a little bit of it last night, but no big deal. Mari and I were going to Hollywood Forever Cemetery tomorrow, until I found out, you have to pay $10 per person to get in. I can go see Dia de los Muertos for free in other places. We have decided we are either going to Julian or to Old Town in San Diego and see Day of the Dead. I had better get Rory's breakfast and then get Mari up at 8 and go walking. I am going with a friend today to give her support while she has a mammogram. Rory is working and then he is going away for the weekend.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Good Morning! My alarm is the coffee maker that awoke me a little after 6. Got up and did my morning routine. Rory had decided to sleep in this morning. I really don't enjoy this time of year, because I go to bed, when it is dark and get up when it is dark. I like the cooler mornings and the leaves changing color, although we have not really seen much of that yet. We are supposed to get our Santa Ana winds tonight and tomorrow, which in a strange sort of way, I find exciting. Mari has school today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. I will go walking at Dana Point Harbor after I drop her off at school, then I will go to Trader Joe's. This afternoon, I am going to take Mari her snack and dinner and go to the farmer's market and then Target. I did not go anywhere yesterday and really felt like I accomplished something. I am going to use Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays as my errand days, so that means I have to schedule dinners and the foods we need.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Good Morning! Rory worked until 2:30-3 a.m. and made it home about 4 and to bed about 5. I decided not to get up at 6, but get up when I felt like it. I did my morning routine, but Mari and I decided not to go walking. Made breakfast for all of us. While Mari and I were eating breakfast, we watched "Face Off" and "Hot Set". Rory is in major pain from working last night. He said he was having problems feeling his feet, while he was driving home. He slept from 5 a.m. until about wish and then wanted coffee. I know he will be off and on sleeping most of the day today, this is typical for after he works a day. I am doing the second part of my morning routine. Today is mainly a stay at home day. The cleaners are coming sometime today. I feel more awake today. I am going to try to step out of my comfy box and learn Photoshop Mari is going to help me over Thanksgiving break. I also found some learning websites that I am going to take advantage of. I want to move forward with something regarding travel. I like the idea of being a tour director/tour guide. I like writing a daily blog and continuing to write my virtual concierge blog and learning about my area's history. I got my Kindle today, so I have something new to learn, which I am looking forward to.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Good Morning! I was ready to get up at 6 this morning. Got up and did my morning routine and for some reason, I am more relaxed today than I was yesterday. Something I took away from Saturday was that in order to become a tour guide or to learn anything, you need to totally immerse yourself in it. I remember when my sister moved to Paris, she may have known some French, but by living there she became fluent in French. This is what I want to do is immerse myself and learn as much as I can about different areas. Photography is, for me, a way to relax. As I said, yesterday, my new motto is "learn and share". I was sharing with Marissa, the idea of immersing yourself in what you love and things will come your way. Today is a school day for Mari. Monday, she is in school from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. I have decided I am going to only run errands on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, which will give me more time to immerse myself in learning and sharing. This will also mean I will have to plan meals ahead of time and not make meals on a day to day schedule. Need to get Rory's breakfast and then Mari and I are going walking at 8.