If it weren't for my mother-in-law, this trip wouldn't be happening. I have lost about 10 hours a week for the last couple months b/c things are so slow at work. This is probably the longest one of our slow-downs has ever lasted & if I said I'm not worried, I'd be lying. However, after nearly 12 years w/ a company that has always treated me well, I'm not about to jump ship. I am going to have to find a second job, though. Some way to supplement our income b/c if I don't, we're going to be in dire straights very soon. I know our trip to Disneyland is a huge reason why we're so broke right now. Trying to set money aside for our vacation has been difficult & the cut in my hours has made it nearly impossible. But the trip is booked & there's no backing out now. I don't think Justin would allow anything to stop us from going anyway. He is a stickler about keeping our word when we make a promise to Trinity. Having parents who almost never kept their word, I appreciate that quality in my husband more than I can ever express.
|Trin's 1st birthday|
I'm grateful I have managed to
|That's me...about 31 yrs ago!|
My 32nd birthday is coming up soon, as well. It's been easy to sort of forget that it's coming b/c there isn't any hope of a celebration. I guess when you know you're not celebrating, your birthday feels like any other day. It falls on a Wednesday, so I'll be working, Trin will be at school, and I'll have to go to the book exchange. Aside from speeding head-first into the empty nest years, I like watching the time pass & seeing how I've aged. (I cross my fingers that I'll age gracefully like my Granny.) I even welcome gray hair. In fact, I found 3 of them a few months ago, which is when I decided to stop dying my hair black & let the gray come naturally. I still only have the 3 grays, but I'm holding out hope that I'll become a pepper-head soon.
Time is such a funny thing. When you want it to move along, it goes at a snail's pace, but the very next minute you could be begging it to slow down. Summer vacations come & go in a blur. Hard times seem to drag on forever. I suppose the trick is just to find enjoyment in anything you can b/c when you're facing the end of an era, you don't want to be looking back in regret that you didn't take full advantage of every possible second.