Is it the Holiday Blues or Just Complete Overload?

You may have noticed I haven’t posted lately, this is only my third post of the month actually, and really, I have no desire to do so. In fact, I have no desire to do pretty much anything! So what’s the deal, your guess is as good as mine is. I haven’t quite figured out if it is a case of the holiday blues or if I’ve just gone into a complete mental and emotional overload lately. There are a few things that have my brain rattling away, so I’ll get them off my chest and maybe things can get back to normal around here.

The Evil Mustang

Take away the ragtop and glossy paint and you have the evil mustang!

Papa Bear decided to buy a 1989 Mustang almost two years ago as a second car. Why, because he’s a guy, has fanciful dreams of completely restoring it and we got a really great deal on it. Unfortunately, in the last six months or so that really great deal has turned into headache after headache.

From what I can remember, so far we have replaced the gas tank, rebuilt part of the transmission, then replaced the transmission entirely, replaced a gazillion different parts including sensors and other little things. Most recently we have bought about $150 in random parts as it suddenly started stalling out while driving down the road on top of stealing $100 plus of parts off of the other motor and suddenly this cheap car that Papa Bear adores and swears has a cult like following has become the bane of my existence.

I hate it! I mean really, who wants to shell out a $100 plus dollars every week to fix a car that once again has something wrong with it? But I must, because earlier this year (before all the hoop-la) we decided to make this our only car, as it would benefit us greatly financially.

All That Glitters and Twinkles at Disney

We made a trip to Disney in November with the intention of getting to see all of the beautiful holiday décor and lights as this was part of Builder Boys birthday request (his B-day is this month). Unfortunately, we had to leave in the afternoon to snag up the evil mustangs new motor before it was sold to someone else.

So we promised the kids, Builder Boy particularly, we would return see all of the lights and decorations, yet as the month of December progresses I find myself in a bit of a panic, because I can’t seem to find the time to get there with everything else that is going on this time of year. I don’t want to break a promise or let the kids down, but I have a sinking feeling in order to do that we will have to go sometime during the week between Christmas and New Year and that makes me shudder. I mean really, have you ever visited the Disney parks during a holiday or typical vacation time, it gets so crowded that if you don’t make it into a park by 11am you’re not going to get in.

The Curriculum Review that Haunts my Dreams

As you may already know, I have the honor of being on the TOS Homeschool Review crew this year and have received many great products to review and share with you. At the moment though, I have a product calling to me, “Use me, Teach me!” as I quietly glance at it each day and then run away. I don’t know what it is about the thought of teaching this subject that just freaks me out, maybe it is the stress of thinking that Builder Boy will go into complete meltdown that will in turn make Goldilocks go into a full revolt? Or maybe it this fact that Papa Bear said from the beginning he would take the reins on this one but has been too distracted by that evil, did I mention it is evil, mustang.

No matter the reason, I have avoided it like the plague and now the due date is rapidly approaching and I know I need to give the product a fair amount of time to really evaluate it. Here’s hoping today will be the day that I take a big breath, suck it up and get to it!

Hi I’m Paisley and I’m Addicted to Books!

Or so my hubby says lately. I don’t think so, though I must admit that I have been all consumed with trying to complete the cataloguing of our home library on library thing lately and it can tend to dull the mind after a while.

It doesn’t help that I’ve strayed off a time or two and added a number of books to my wish list either. I know, I know, way to complete a task huh.

Now it is time that I wrangle the kids inside from their morning frolic mayhem and get on with day and hopefully whatever this crappy mood is that has come over me will dissipate sooner than later.