Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bring on the laugh lines

On Tuesday, Joe and I went to the $2 theater (movies are only $1 on Tuesdays) and saw Night at the Museum 2. We enjoyed the silly movie well enough. There were some jokes that the kids in the audience were laughing loudly at, and it made me think about how much more fun and entertaining innocence is than being an adult. Sometimes I feel like I have all but lost my imagination, and that's too bad. It's like things that used to be amusing or otherwise entertaining are somehow beneath me because I'm an adult now. Psh! I am giving myself permission to be immature more often. I think I'll laugh more that way.

On Tuesday night, I went with a couple girl friends to see The Time Traveler's Wife. The movie was a unique, interesting story that reminded me of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in some ways. It was nice getting out of the house and spending time with some friends. I don't feel like I do that nearly enough.

I got home from the movies and tried to go to sleep, but I tossed and turned and wasn't able to sleep (probably because I had caffeine during the movie), so I left the bedroom to read without disturbing Joe. While I was in the living room, I moved some furniture around, trying out different arrangements, and I decided to rearrange the room. I enjoy the new setup much more than our last one, but we had just put up some paintings which will now need to be rearranged as well. Oh well! I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep for a while still, so I finished reading a book I got from the library. I think having all the time to read has been one of my favorite things about not having a job. I have read over 20 books this year and hope to read several more before the year is over.

So the job search is back on and I'm trying to be optimistic about everything, but I like the idea my mom had when I talked to her some time back, "Well, Debra, maybe you aren't supposed to work." Now if I could figure out how we can get by on just Joe's salary without feeling like we're sacrificing too much, I'd be alright. But if I have to work, I think that I might like to figure out some ways to make income from home (or put to practice some ideas I already have about that).


The Leithead Family said...

Please don't ask me to host a party. ;)

jenn said...

just to throw it out there, a friend of mine is a personal friend of "The Budget Queen." One of her goals is to help people get by on lesser salary than they have been, or just one person's salary instead of two. For example, she and her family of 5 get by on $30 of groceries per week, which I know is way less than just me and Mike. But she is adamant about not "skimping" or giving things up as much as just being smart about your money. Anyways, if you wanna check out her website it may help you if you are trying to make it off of one salary.

Becky..AMHW said...

I volunteered to be on my HOA board and that's been keeping me up nights. I swear to God that my neighbors are all four years old. How they manage to live daily life is a wonder to me.

I'm going to quit soon.