Well work seems to be drying up everywhere. Everyone I know are either laid off or about to be laid off. This is just rediculous. My online work has dried up almost completely. I only get a few jobs per week now and it is very difficult to make ends meet. If this continues, I will have to break into the kids college funds to pay the bills and that is something I definitely do not want to do. My rainy day, Christmas and emergency funds are almost depleted and we are only in the third month of the year. I am pretty good at managing money, but I am finding it difficult to do so, when there is so little money coming in. I shudder to think about what the rest of the year will be like if we don’t get some kind of reprieve soon. *sigh*

Ways You Can Relax With Your Family While on Vacation

It is always fun to be able to spend quality time with your family if everyone is always on the go. Many families don’t vacation together anymore because it has gotten very costly and with the economy coming out of a recession, it’s no wonder why only parents will take a vacation or if the family does take a trip, it’s only for one or two nights. You can find cheap Cape Cod hotels when you search on Expedia’s website. There are many travel deals that you can look up when you search on the internet. So if you want to have fun and relax with your loved ones, then here’s a few ways you can do that while you are on vacation.

Go to the Beach

If you don’t live near a large body of water or the ocean and you want to take a vacation with your family to someplace warm, then you should find a city that has a nice beach. There are many things you can do with your family when you head down to the beach so everyone will have a fun time. Several activities you can do with your family include swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, laying out in the sun, volleyball, and fishing. This is just a partial list of the many activities that you can do with your family while you are on vacation.

Have a Barbeque

Everyone likes food, especially if it’s made on the grill. If you’re family likes to hang out and eat, then you should have a barbeque. If you rent a villa or a condo for the entire family to stay in, then you can either take your grill with you or use the one that comes with the place and grill out. You can have everyone in the family choose what they would like to eat and then bring it to the barbeque. If you are camping or are renting a cabin in the country, you could even start a bonfire and roast marshmallows with your entire family.

As you can see, these are two of the many ways you can relax with your family while you’re on vacation. You don’t have to bring electronics or work with you when you go on vacation and just spend some quality time with your kids and partner.

So messed up

Apparently there was a problem with the processing on my payment for my cable/internet bill. I am smart enough though to write down the conformation number when I make a payment online. I woke up this morning to no cable or internet and was not happy about it, but once I called with the number, they were able to fix it. They said they were having problems with their payment system and for some reason it is not picking up all of the payments. They apologized and gave me a free On Demand movie rental for my trouble. The kids are going to love that, because I always rent the movies they want first. Yaay for us!

Oh no

My Aunt just called and told me that she has a busted water pipe. We need to find her a plumber calgary area or there about. She is elderly and doesn’t have anyone nearby any more. Most all of her kids moved back to the States and she refuses to sell her old house and come down here as well. I really wish that she would though, because she is just too old to be living that far away from all of the family.

Don’t get me wrong. She is not completely alone. The street she lives on is full of people who adore her. They stop by to check on her and see if she needs anything, but when she does, she wont ask. I will call the neighbor that is across the street from her and have him go take a look see. At the very least he can turn off the water until the plumber gets there to fix it. I am also going to call my mom and the other aunts for them to start campaigning for her to move back here again. Every so often they all start up and she almost agrees. Maybe this will be the lucky one and she will say yes.


Have you ever wanted to visit Japan? I want to. There is so much to see in Japan. They have such a rich history and culture. I have picked out two hotels that I would love to stay in during my visit. The first is Keio Plaza Tokyo Hotel. I really like the way it looks. I have checked it out online and the rooms and such are just plain awesome. I thought they would be small since the Japanese are into small space living, but these are not in the least bit small. I was pleasantly surprised by this. I am sure that they are as large as they are, because of the world travelers like lots of room, so they can feel at home.

The second one is actually The Ritz Carlton in Tokyo. The Ritz Carlton is very famous for their hotels as you know and who wouldn’t want to stay in one of them. I really think that either one would be great. I want to experience Tokyo in style. I would love to just travel around the world and take my time in each place I visited. I play the lottery with that thought in mind.

I would really take an entire summer to just go from place to place. I would see all of the historic sights there are as well as the natural landmarks and such. Mount Fuji would be a great sight to see in Japan as well. I have seen pictures of it’s imposing heights and the movies love to portray it as erupting in a few of them. I believe that it is an active volcano. I would have to look that up though. I don’t believe that it has erupted in a very long time though. I did see something on discovery about the park that is part of it. They say it is haunted. I wonder if that is true.


I have smoked for linger then I can remember, but i have decided to quit smoking and get into shape. I am over weight and have type two diabetes. The diabetes, my doctor says will more than likely go away if I lose weight. My weight fluctuates within a twenty pound range. I have actually been doing well on losing the weight part, but will be more suscessful if I start working out. I can’t work out unless I quit smoking. This I know. So wish me luck on quitting smoking and with my workout.