Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I am only partway through the first chapter and feel as if I am learning so much. It explains a subject then gives you sample problems. It also has detailed answers so you can see how the answer is what is. This book is for someone who has a background in accounting, not for a first timer.
Monday, December 15, 2008
After much thinking and debating, I have made a decision as to where I will call home. And I, know that this is the state's older license plate but it was the only blank one I could find so that I could "personalize" it. So.................................
staying in LOUISIANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Although the area I am in right now is growing on me, I am leaning more towards Houma/New Orleans/Slidell areas. I don't know if I could live in such an isolated area such as where I am currently. I know I said my dream location is Corpus Christi, but I am close enough. The way I figure it, I am only 9 - 10 hours from there. That's easily a weekend get-away or vacation. So, I am content with naming Louisiana as my new home. Now, on to looking for a place to rent.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This is a picture I took from my hotel balcony in 2006. This is Corpus Christi Bay. Believe it or not, my hotel was a $60/night Super 8 and we had this awesome view!
As for Louisiana, I am in the most boring town in the whole state! There is nothing here and I mean NOTHING! I saw a lawn decorated for Christmas with a crab and shrimp. And a sign advertising ALLIGATOR SAUSAGE! WTF is that?? Never mind, I really do not want to know!
So, here's to hoping that I soon am back in paradise. Or what my version of paradise is........... Although, Louisiana wasn't that bad, until I got out of New Orleans and realized that my home for the next 3 months is in a swamp!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I have narrowed it down to 4 places I would live and possibility of another. The possible one depends on how I like Louisiana when I get there. The other 4 in order of preference are Corpus Christi, TX; Charleston, SC; Elizabethtown, NC; and Mooresville, NC. So one of these plates could be in my future:
I also saw a few good movies the last few days: The Comebacks (ok, wasn't good good but it was good enough for a laugh); http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790804/, 27 Dresses (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988595/), Hairspray (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427327/), and Charlie Wilson's War (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472062/).
On the down side, we never got to finish what we wanted done in Washington, DC. I am hoping to go back there, but more along the lines of Spring time. It was rather chilly to be walking around the city with the babies. I still had about a week's worth of stuff left to do. Hopefully, soon....
I have 25 quizzes as well as an Extra Credit assignment due on Thursday for my Business Law I class. Talk about procrastination. I have done about 10 quizzes and have not even begun my EC assignment. I guess I really need to be doing that right now. So, off I go.........
Thursday, November 27, 2008
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
On the upside, I have watched 2 good movies today. Well, 1 and a half because one is still on. Head Above Water (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116502/) and Sydney White (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0815244/).
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The rain is pouring down.
My heart is breaking.
I feel there is no oneto call my own.
I spend my time in tears.
Without you I am all alone.
I wish you were beside me,to calm me from my fears.
The rain feels so cold.
The chill runs through my body.
But, life goes on.
Or at least so I've been told.
Life is just a downpourof human emotions.
The way I feel now is something I've never felt before.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
First, I am going to state my opinion. Agree or disagree, makes no difference to me. This is strictly my opinion. Ok, I do not agree with the "moochers" of the system. You know the ones that are on it forever and never WANT to get off it. Much less make an effort to get off it. These are the ones that never work, and expect the government to hand them everything. I respect the ones that have hit hard times and need assistance to get back on their feet, and then get off it. Anything can happen. Jobs get lost, more and more companies are downsizing. Spouses get hurt, die. Savings can get depleted trying to catch up with the economy. The wrong investments can be made. Emergencies can come up. These are legit reasons for asking for a little help and then moving on when they are back on their feet. I do not mind that my taxes can be going to help these types of families. I would be doing the same if I donated food to food banks or money to women's shelters. I may not have the control of who it goes to but i like to think that it will possibly be going to a good family down on their luck in these hard times.
Now, on to their comments: "All mothers on welfare are worthless and no good." "If you have to be on public assistance, then your husband is shitty and doesn't know how to take care of his family." "You shouldn't have had kids if you couldn't provide for them." Well, you get the idea. Ok, as I said before, some people do abuse the system and I have NO respect for them. But, an down on their luck family who needs assistance for a few months is not worthless to me. To me, they are just trying to support their family. I mean if for 20 years, they paid their taxes and then suddenly needed 3 months of benefits, then what's the harm? They paid enough in for it right?
I would really like a glimpse into these mother's lives. What skeletons are they hiding that someone can diss them on? How can their lives be soooo perfect that they have the right to criticize someone else?
You can leave your opinions, negative or positive. Like i said, it makes no difference if you agree with me or not.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
And in closing, my quote for the day:
"Sometimes people put up walls not to keep others out.... But see who cares enough to tear them down."
♥ Crystal ♥
Sunday, August 3, 2008
"A true friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are." -- Anonymous
Such a wonderful life we would all have if everyone did that. Too bad most people don't. :o(
Ok, so my life has gotten completely complicated in the last couple of weeks. I have alot going on in my life, my mind, my heart..... It's just so much to sort out. Sometimes I think I'll die with this huge mass, yes I said MASS, laying on my heart and shoulders. It's an awful feeling all the way around.
I found out yesterday that my great-uncle passed away. Of what else? Cancer of course. Seems to be a trend in the men on my dad's side. Thankfully I was born me instead of my brother. He can deal with this awful, and apparently hereditary, line of cancer. I really hate that word. It takes too many great people from life. Why can't it strike the bad ones and take care of corporal punishment for us?
I had a long heart to heart with a good friend of mine. The only friend I made in church that I even speak to anymore (thanks for the talk, Amy!). I realized that somewhere along the way, I walked away from practicing Wicca. Now why on earth would I do that? I love Wicca. I love the peace it gave me. I was so much a happier person then. So that is this week's goal: to get back into practicing my Wicca. Welcome home Luna.........
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard
Very few will ever realize why this quote is so meaningful to me. That of course, is my secret to keep.
But, I know someone who has a not so wonderful past. And no matter how much they want to change it, they can't. And no matter how much I want to change it for them, I can't. But, they can start from now and change their ending. Which I hope they do.
♥ My Love ♥
Friday, July 25, 2008
So in the meantime I am still reeling over the state of our judicial system.Ok, so someone gets one too many parking tickets and they, the unfortunate souls that they are, get a lovely vacation to the local jail. But someone, namely my wonderful perfect little brother, can steal from people, fraud people, use other people's credit cards - all just for a playstation 3 and some steaks - and get probation. Probation added on to the 10 years probation he already has! Where is the fairness of that? I guess the moral of this story is to steal but don't speed, right?
Now, people automatically assume I have lost my sanity when I simply say that I home school my children. Well, 2 for the time being. Now, why would I have lost my sanity over that? I would lose my sanity faster by sending my children to the sorry excuse of a school we have here and subjecting them to the BS that goes on. But, now to add to teaching my 2 oldest that are in 1st and 4th grades, as well as teaching preschool to my 2 3-year olds and taking care of my 2 9-month olds, I, myself am going back to college. That's right my friends, I am going back to school full time. I have decided that it is high time I finish what I started 12 years ago. My first plan is to get my degree in Accounting. Accountants make good money, correct? Then I also want a degree in Business Management and another in Resturaunt Management. Can we tell that my ultimate goal in life is to own my own Resturaunt. I need to go back to school for many reasons. First and foremost its high time I made something of my life. I need to be something besides Wife and Mommy. Even if they are wonderful titles, I need to get the identity of Crystal back as well. Second, I need a way to one day support myself and be able to stand on my own 2 feet. Tomorrow is not guaranteed and nothing is for certain. And third, I need something that is going to make me feel good about myself.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
You ask yourself what are you looking for in life. A woman who loves you uncondtionally; never asks you for anything. I am that girl. A woman who looks past your mistakes and still sees the good in you. I am that girl. A woman who is proud to say that you are her man. I am that girl. A woman who notices the small things. I am that girl. A woman who chooses being with you over all material possessions. I am that girl.