Friday, April 2, 2010

So many things, so little time!

   Well, what a busy few weeks this has been. Since the accident, the insurance company totaled our car out, since the cost of repairs was greater than the value of the car. So, we got a new car, which both Brook and I agreed on. I wont tell you what it is yet, but lets just say it does satisfy my midlife crisis, and it most definitely appeals to Brook. We will post a few pics soon, on another posting about the car itself. It is a great car, but we decided to do some custom work to it over the summer, so we are going to post the whole process from beginning to end. Being an artist, I love to, well, do artistic things. One of my many passions is customizing cars, especially the interiors. So we will have the project on here in due time.
   On another note, Brook and I started working new jobs. We had the fortunate opportunity to work together, so this should be fun. We wont be directly working side by side, but we are working for the same company. The economy has got things so screwed up, that we had to settle for the work we have, and put off the things we wanted to do for the time being. But like most parents, we feel we have to do, what we have to do, to make sure there is food on the table, and a roof over our heads. Our oldest, Joshua, is getting ready to switch schools, since he is living with us now. So we are home schooling him for the rest of the school year, because the school system out here is a pain in the ass, and wont switch schools until the next school year, since it is so late into this year. So, our only option was to home school til next year. Josh, has also started to learn another musical instrument, the acoustic guitar. He already plays the saxophone, drums, piano, and a few others. I think hes up to 7 different instruments now. He is great at art, so I assumed since I was an artist, that he would be one also. But it seems that his artistic talent is going to be in music, which I don't mind at all. As long as he becomes famous and takes care of daddy, lol. I told him, when he does, I don't want a mansion, just a 4  bed room house is fine, lol. Oh, and don't forget the 2010 or newer Chevy Camaro.
   Of course Easter is upon us as well. Which means the last minute scrabble to the wonderful world of Walmart, to stock up on processed sugars and suicidal amounts of chocolates. I think once a child hits a certain age, say the age when they realize the Easter Bunny isn't real, they shouldn't get Easter baskets any longer. Because damn it, candy gets more and more expensive every year. We remember when we were kids, you could get a huge chocolate bunny in a box, say a 12 inch one, for a dollar and some change. Now, you barely get a 6 inch bunny for 4 dollars. I suppose the war is to blame, or health care costs, as that seems to be the excuse for the rising prices on everything else. And of course Easter also means, Spring Break. A whole weeks of couped up kids cracked out on candy and chocolate.. Its funny, the older I get, and the more I go through stuff with the kids, the more I feel sorry for my mom. Now I know how she felt all those years of raising us. But with all the crazy things that go on, and hair pulling, and high blood pressure. There is also a lot of happiness. The joy of spending time with family, and doing things with the kids, and just plain bonding. We find its always a good idea to point out the good things that come from all the stress and preparing, not to mention all the running around. The good times spent with family makes it all worth it.
   So things have gotten better, and the fog looks like it is finally lifting off our heads. Spring is here, and that means, new life, fresh air, beautiful sunshine and warmth. When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. Then the kids drink it all up on you, and then you have to drive to the store just to get a drink. I wonder if you can get that Tropicana with vodka in it.

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