Friday, July 1, 2011
HMJ: Birthdays & Baristas...telling it like it is.
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In my life this week… We took all 5 kids to the Circus this week as part of the boys birthday "Cirque du Science". The kids had a great time. I performed a MAJOR decluttering/deep purging/cleaning of my home, and fired the young girl who had been helping me. I am sorry, but sending me an email "informing me" that you are decreasing your hours by half but that I will subsequently be paying you more isn't the way to go about discussing changes in hour or pay rate. She was a sweet girl, so I can only attribute this to this younger generation's lack of respect or reality. They have no real education, work or world experience but some of them certainly hold high opinions of themselves.
In our homeschool this week…Moved all homeschool books and materials downstairs. This year we are going to homeschool at the downstairs tables instead of the kitchen table (except for science experiments). I am loving this idea.
I am inspired by…simplicity and clear uncluttered spaces!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…Tomorrow is our twins' birthday party. I am looking forward to seeing our friends who are coming to share in their special day! (It is Science and Circus themed...we are calling it "Cirque du Science".) The Circus part is done and this month we will take the kids to the AZ Science Center.
My favorite thing this week was… getting all the homeschool stuff moved downstairs and organized. I am ready for the new year when it starts!
What’s working/not working for us...getting up earlier continues to be working. Being up by 5:30 is allowing me to have some coffee/pc time with Mr. Darcy and some alone time for myself while still having everybody ready for schooling by 7:30.
Questions/thoughts I have…Going back to "Generation Entitlement"? A helper would complain about having no money but when i offered her more hours on the two days a week she only worked 4hr/day she said no. She also always had a new perfect pedicure and would come to work every morning with the largest Starbucks drink available. If you can afford biweekly pedicures and $4/day starbucks habit, then should you really be complaining you cant afford a car? You can bet when I was her age I was not visiting my local barista daily. I was paying the bills. Is it just me or do you also feel there is such a disconnect in how this generation of young people thinks? When did pedicures, starbucks, cable, etc become entitlements?
I’m cooking…tonight I will be cooking two birthday cakes. One a circus themed and one a science themed. To see what will be in my kitchen the rest of the week, click here.
I’m grateful for...my family and friends. I had a great week. Heard from my Mom, niece and cousin...the Kids have been so sweet and helpful. My husband asked if I was happy with the homeschool stuff that had been arriving...The boys party is tomorrow. Had a friend offer extra party supplies...Life is good!
I’m praying for…my boys, Sean and Timothy, as they get ready to turn 11 this week, that God will bless them and protect them and help them be the best Sean and Timothy they can be, and praying for me to be the mother that can help them reach their fullest potential; whatever that may be for them.
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Blessings to you, Shall we all go to our local barista, pay $4 for a drink that is really bad for us and then go get our pedicures done and complain about stuff? all the young'ins are doing it? (wink).