Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Vacation Plans! And other random thoughts thrown in for fun.......

In all this cold winter weather, I am planning vacations to WARM places!  And I can't wait. I am so sick of winter weather.

My first vacation is going to be in May to Arizona!  My neighbor Kathy's granddaughter is graduating from high school and Kathy wants some company on the plane ride.  And since I have a friend that lives near Kathy's family, I'll be tagging along and visiting him!  And it will be WARM!  Woo ho!

The next vacation will be to Hawaii in November.  HEAVEN! I was there in 2006 and I have wanted to go back ever since.  If I could afford to move there (and stop being chicken about moving) I'd be there in a minute! 

Because the international AA convention is held in Hawaii every year, there are fabulously cheap vacation deals for that week.  When I went in 2006, it cost me $995 for 7 days and 8 nights and included airfare AND hotel.  All I had to come up with was food and souvenir money.  I have a call into the same travel agent to get the flyer for this years conference.  Hopefully it will still be around the same price.

Oh and you don't have to attend the AA conference at all.  Just benefit from the cheap travel package.  If you are interested, let me know and I'll share the flyer when I get it!

Of course, all this will happen only if I am still employed.  I did finally get paid and they are telling us that we will be ok for future payrolls but I have trouble trusting them.  Wonder why?

I have SO many weeks of vacation time that I will probably be taking a week or two off with Jakes in the summer, which will reduce the cost of summer camp.  Woo ho!

Speaking of Jakes.  He managed to get himself suspended from the bus last week.  His side of the story is completely different from the principals.  sigh.  His behaviors have changed since the medication.  In some ways, he is SO much better behaved and in others he seems more combative and hostile.  He is especially hostile in the mornings before his medication has had a chance to kick in.  Make me wonder if this medication is doing it. I hope not but if it is, there are plenty of others out there that we can try.

Recently we increased the dosage amount a little bit.  It seems to be working as far as his concentration and focus.  He is doing much better in school and is so much better at complying with instructions.  But if the increased dosage is making him hostile and combative, that is worse than before.

I am looking for other employment but am not having much success.  I want to find a company that is financially stable.  This one is not anymore.  Of course, my job is to write grants and beg for money which would help make it more financially stable.  And I have been!  It's hard to get money in the door when all the companies are saying they don't have any money either.  Oh well, I'll just keep begging!

Jakes needs braces.  Not a surprise as he has been wearing a retainer for over a year now.  Of course, with the braces comes expense.  With expense related to Jakes, comes having to deal with his Tool of a father.  He is threatening to take me to court for the things he lost in the last court date.  He even maintains that he has consulted a "layer" which I believe is a lawyer to the rest of the planet.  His spelling and grammar are horrible.  So far, he's proposed something and I've proposed something.  I am still waiting for him to get back to me if everything is ok.

I'm about to take on the Judge from our last court date.  I just received a court order where A/H doesn't have to pay for medical bills.  This modifies what was said and ordered in court two weeks ago.  I have a HUGE problem that this was done without my having a chance to argue for it.

So, Anyway, I have work to do and you have to jump over to Keely's for more Random Thought Tuesdays!


  1. It always amazes me that they have plenty of money for big screen TV's, stereo systems, and iPhones, but they can't afford to help pay for their child's medical bills.

  2. woot...sounds like you have some great vacation plans...and great on getting paid...ugh on the bus...hope the med adjustment works...

  3. Give the meds a little more time but if it is the meds then you are right you can always change.

    Sounds like you are going to have some fun vacations. Can't wait to hear more about them.


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