Sometimes we go fun places. Maybe you noticed that recently I've been getting out of the house a lot more than I had been? Allan and I had a long talk about how depressed I was getting (very) and we decided to open up our budget for outings for me and the little kids. I'm sorry, life, but I can't function at all trapped in a house all day. It wasn't my decision to move out into the middle of nowhere into this great big house, so isolated. So it's not exactly fair that I suffer so much. If I could I'd go back to college and finish and get a job. I will do all that when my kids are all in school in a few years... I need something outside of just being mom. And anyway, our financial situation isn't looking so grim thanks to the housing market being on the rise. We're pretty hopeful that we won't take a major hit when we sell this year.
So anyway, as much as I LOVE and NEED to get out of the house, I obviously can't do that every single day, we're not swimming in money. So on days when I'm stuck indoors I try to do crafts with, do preschool with, play games with, and also just totally bum around and do nothing with, my kids.
This day was a do nothing day. We watched TV together while Ember had a milky snack. We ate a lot of apples that day. And with the exception of taking a walk later that afternoon, that was about it!
PS: For my own future benefit, (I read back on my blog to remember things!) part of the reason I can afford to go places now is: two or three days a week when Allan carpools he leaves his car at home. His car gets double the gas mileage mine does so I started using his car to go places. It's costing me half of what it used to now. yay :)