Sunday, September 09, 2007

Just dropping by my own little blog house...

I've been having a bit of a rough patch. I got to a point where it seemed like suddenly everything needed doing all at once and that I had no idea where to stop start. A couple of friends took me out for a beer. We sat and talked. Just getting it all off my chest helped me feel better. They also had some good advice to share with me.

I'm working on decreasing our family carbon footprint. It is exciting and empowering at times and at other times I just want to go to Starbucks and get a peanut butter cookie and a venti-no-whip-java-chip-frappucino.

We've had car trouble this last month. It has put a severe strain on our finances. In the past it all would've gone on the credit card without a second thought. Now we are struggling to not add to our debt and eat and pay for all of the "little" things that come up. This makes me want Starbucks more than anything. It is the stress of trying to figure it all out and the stress of saying no to things.

Maybe I mentioned it in the past, but I'm interested in studying medicine. It is so scary though to think about going back to school after all of this time. My daughter is starting preschool this week and will most likely be starting kindergarten next year. I will have the time to actually pursue school.

For all my complaining and sharing too much with the world, I have to say that I am so grateful for what I have, for my family, my friends, my home. We are so very lucky.


telfair said...

These are great thoughts and I applaud you for your efforts...I think GB & I did a much better job at being "tuned in" to this when we lived overseas than we do now. Good luck with your plans and we look forward to reading how you go.

craftydabbler said...

Thank you for stopping by. I had thought that with my long break from blogging no one would still be peeking in on things. Reading Australian blogs has definitely shown me some different ways of doing things.