Thought Dump Thursday

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Right. It’s been a while since I’m cleared my head of a few things. Let’s begin, shall we?

  • I’m all for sending kids away to grandparents’ houses to give myself a bit of a break. But sometimes I think “Going to Grandma & Grandpa’s” can be seen as more of a reward for the kid than an actual break. For example, my kid isn’t listening, is being a complete crapweasel and is driving me insane. Now, as much as I’d love for someone to whisk her away for a couple hours while I gather my sanity, is that really teaching her that it’s okay not to listen? Usually, the rules, if not already greatly loosened, are thrown out the window, and even if you tell Grandma that your little darling is acting up, they only take that info with a grain of salt …
  • I am thankful for Facebook’s “Unfollow” option so I can sneakily remain Facebook “friends” with someone and lurk about their pages without having to read/see their posts. I can only see a shared post or meme so many times before I want to gouge my eyes out with a grapefruit spoon, ya know?
  • As much as Kyle and I are bummed that our offer got bumped for the house we wanted, we’re trying to find the good in staying where we are for now. Other than not having to show the house anymore (biggest pain in the behind with two kids and two dogs), we’re happy that we get to stay neighbours with one house as well.
  • Once upon a time, I went to school to get a business degree. I switched programs a semester in (after failing two business courses), but one thing I always remembered from my failed economics class is that TNSTAAFL, or “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” In other words, you gotta give something to get something. Quite recently I read about someone getting  a big-ticket item for “free” for selling X amount of products with a multi-level marketing company. I was pretty skeptical of it’s “freeness”, so I did some digging and yup – not “free” in the least. You gotta keep making a certain sales quota or the lease payment is coming out of your pocket. (Which is understandable, or else people would be making the bottom line to get their item and then bailing after they get it.) Anyway, my point is that I wish that there was more transparency in some of these MLM companies, because nothing in life is free.
  • For the first time in a loooooong time there is no campfire ban, and while it’s great that campers are able to roast hot dogs and marshmallows the old fashioned way while camping, I’m been hearing a lot of reports about campfires left BURNING UNATTENDED. *facepalm* Why must ignorant people ruin a good thing? Boo.
  • In light of all the bad luck that Kyle and I have had in the past month, we are amazingly grateful for the little bits of good that we’ve been graced with. We’ve had some great times with family and friends and it makes all the lameness seem a little bit better.

Where do you find the good when things aren’t going great?

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