No, I’m not dead yet. You wouldn’t know it by my presence here, but I swear life is just moving on….It’s not like I’m hyper-busy or anything, and yet I never seem to find the time to log on…. I have practically been ‘non-on-line’ at all. Well. So, wassup with me?? Like, everything and yet, nothing. Alan hasn’t gotten a new job. He did get an offer in Virginia, but not for the job he’d applied for… no, it was a different one, in a city called "Sterling". Which is much closer to D.C., therefore much more expensive to live. And it doesn’t seem nearly as historical and, well, cute, as Charlottesville does. A job for the same company opened up here locally, so of course he’s applied for it, but who knows what – if anything – will come of that. The RV gig has been rough this month… so rough, in fact, he’s made exactly…. nothing. Not a single dollar. Which makes it a bit tough to pay your bills! As for me, I have been trying to discover if Ignorance really is Bliss. I am just reading, and napping, and otherwise trying to be completely oblivious to the fact that the proverbial you-know-what is about to hit the fan. Because really, we desperately need to sell our house (if we don’t want to lose it) and yet that seems like work, and like admitting the situation really is about as bad as it can get. So here I am again, with a livingroom so messy that when a car parked in front of our house today, I hoped like mad that no one had seen me through the window, and was trying to decide if I should pretend not to be home when they rang the doorbell. (Crisis averted – they went next door, I guess.) But how stupid is my life??
Kiki has been sick for 4 days now. Flu, cold, I don’t know really. I’ve had to drag her to work, and let her sleep in the back of my SUV while I worked. Which hasn’t made my love for the job grow any. I mean, it’s not a bad job – I just don’t want a job outside of mom and homeschool teacher right now.
We’ve all been eating our way through this crisis of a job situation…. which of course doesn’t help a thing in the long run.
OH! The coast was awesome, of course! I love the beach more than just about anyplace on earth. Kiki found a bunch of shells, including sorts she hadn’t found in past trips, and she even found a starfish that had recently died. (I know this because the thing stunk to high heaven, oh-my!) He’s been out on the back porch drying for a week now, and I think he has finally lost his stench and could be brought inside. The weather was fabulous! I was on the Oregon Coast sitting on the beach in a tank top and was actually hot. Amazing. The only downside to the trip was my dad – well, that is, the way he treated Kiki. Everytime she wanted to eat, he gave her a lecture on being fat. I was ready to just…just….aaarrgghh! I don’t know, slap the man. I found it hard to tell him how I felt and still be respectful of him as my father. I did say a few things to him, but it’s like he doesn’t even hear it. He thinks he’s helping – like, "oh, geez, you mean eating candy won’t help me lose weight?? Oh, I weigh more than I should?? Well, good thing you pointed it out, because I didn’t have a stinkin’ clue, man!!" I haven’t even gone over to see my parents since the trip – I’m still pretty pissed about some stuff he said. I mean, I don’t care what he says to me so much, but don’t give my poor daughter a complex! It’s not her fault. She eats what Alan and I bring into the house….. well I don’t want to talk about that deal anymore.
Well, here are a few pictures…. I’ll try to put up a new album soon…. and post soon without being so negative…..
Here are some pics –
The view from our room –
How cool is a swing on the beach?!
My little girl has a style all her own!!