Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I've been so sick for the last few days that I couldn't sit in my chair in front of my computer and I couldn't even form a coherent word to play Words With Friends. (my name is ConnieAW if you want to play)

Luckily....I was sick over the weekend mostly and iKeith took care of me.  He took care of the kids and brought food home. He brought my favorite Twisters Breakfast Burrito and it was soooo good!   I did go to the grocery store on Sunday Morning and it took all the energy I had to do so. I might have coughed on a couple people on purpose because they kept getting in my way.

I read an entire book.....and I loved it.  I loved the book and I loved that I had time to do one of my favorite things in all of the world.  I hate that I have to be sick to do it sometimes...I need to make time for it.

Over the weekend...I had to break some bad news to some friends.  I'd been hoping that I'd be able to go to a blogging meet up in Austin in May.  I was counting on our tax refund being large enough that I'd be able to claim some of it for myself. I'm still getting a little bit...but I'm saving it for a PTA outfit.

I studied tax info to see what all we could deduct this year because last year was so expensive for us.  I discovered that our moving expenses could be and also the Apple conference.  I felt like Obama owed us big since he caused iKeith to find new employment.  Did you know that you can't deduct expenses for finding a new job in a different field...you know, like if the President CANCELS the space program and finding another job in that field would require you to move to Russia.  That's bullshit.

Anyway....our refund was looking good.  My hard work paid off and then I had to make a decision.  Take  a chunk of the money for myself and go on a weekend trip. Or send my husband to San Francisco to the Apple conference so that he can learn more for his career.

I think you know which one I picked.

Dear Becca, IA, Jennifer Katherine, Vivienne and Shawn.

I am so sorry.  Please don't be upset with me.  I promise that someday....things will be better here and I will be able to take trips.   Have a Texas Martini for me....


  1. Priorities, it looks like you have yours in order!

    You will be missed but don't worry there will be more trips, I promise!

  2. You're an awesome wife!

    I hope you're feeling much better now.

  3. Oh momma...don't worry about it!!! We will certainly miss you, but completely understand - like Shawn said - your priorities are in order!!!!

    Hope you are feeling better!


  4. Bummer about the sickness. It seems everyone in the bloggy world is ill. :(

    You didn't divulge what book you read, do tell!

    Also, if you're willing to be my life coach, you got the job lady!!!

    Feel better soon, Connie. :)

  5. If it could help your hubby's career you have to do it! I hope you feel better soon - such a bummer that you have been so sick lately!

  6. Boo. I no likey at all but I DO think you should make a Connie flat so at least we can send you pictures of all the trouble you'll be getting in with us wild girls! ;)

  7. I'm super bummed. :( However, if it weren't for you we'd still be ending up in Dallas, so thanks for the better location. Definitely give us a Flat Connie.
    You are doing what you're supposed to do. I'm feeling guilty about going, but I'm gonna go anyway!
    And feel better soon.

  8. I hope you feel better soon, Connie. Isn't it terrible that we never have the time to do what we like unless we're on our death bed?? :) And then it's a little more difficult to truly enjoy it.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that bloggy meet ups are in your near future!!

  9. I'm bummed because I'm thinking I'm gonna have to miss it too. :(
    What book did you read?

  10. You read a whole book and someone took care of you? You are kind of making me want to get sick ;) We are making big sacrifices here too and we unfortunately have to PAY a whole lot of taxes :(

  11. I think you made the right decision!

    PS. I am just about to start a game with you on WWF. I'm di8coke. :)

  12. Hope you feel better soon. Being sick BITES!

    But coughing on people who piss you off...kinda fun.

    I would love to go to Austin too...but not in the budget.

    Making sacrifices for family definitely earns you points in heaven though. I'm pretty sure.

  13. You were possibly making a trip to Texas and I didn't know about it. :( Boo.

    Yeah, sometimes we have to take one for the team. It sucks. But maybe next year it will be better.

  14. You did the right thing.

    I really wanted to go to this, too, but we just don't have the money right now. I'm hoping our situation will be different next time.


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