My little taste

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My little taste
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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 11:53am

Today I am getting a little taste of what it would be like if I were to SAH rather than WOH.   I am off work and DH is working.

I am getting  the errands done that I usually do Friday evening/weekends. Really enjoyed doing my grocery shopping when the stores were fairly empty.  In a bit I am going out for lunch with DD3.

I do realize that it is just a small taste.  If I were home full time I would not be doing laundry, grocery shopping or going out for lunch every day and there are some things that I would be doing that I am not today. 

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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 11:47am

I think ther's a lot of unchartered territory in the work world.  There's people that go to work for a paycheck, If it were more rewarding than that time would be wiser spent. There are others otoh that go to work for a purpose greater than the money in return.  Frankly, The latter is what I hope to teach my children.  You don't go to school then college to pursue a profession that is only wasted defending it online.

 


 


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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 11:50am

Yes, money b/c without it her kids would be denied things that they get b/c she works.  That was her or ah_huh_sure, I can't remember for sure.

 


 


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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 11:57am
"IMO, that would have changed my life and I would have made a turn-around and realize what IS important in life and going to a job that I truly do not need would not be it." -------- Great! You are not empty, though, are you?
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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 11:57am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Oh, and add this:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;"You seem happy with what you are doing and do not want anymore from life. " -- We should ALL be so content.   If we were all that content, then I think the world would be a better, happier place.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I know someone who is never happy, they are never content, always complaining, always wanting more and expecting it to be handed to them instead of going out and working for it, doing more, they just want it....they are not always a fun person to be around.  </p>

This sounds like what I read some of here, Judgemental and expecting others to do for you what you can't do or admit yourself.  Interesting that carries over into irl too. 

 


 


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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 11:58am
Jambles, why the need to try to tear down others lives and professions? Does it make you happier or feel more important to insunuate that other people's lives are being wasted? I hope it does something for your ego, because from other people's perspective, tearing down other people just makes the insulter look weak and mean.
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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 12:01pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>I find that incredibly sad that there would be nothing gained by not working.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I don't.  My grandparents continued working long after they retired--for the sheer love of what they did.  They just worked shorter hours and took lots more "breaks"--can't really call it vacation when you're already retired.  Same with both of my parents, who worked part time at things they loved doing after they retired.  Why?  Because they enjoyed it. They liked working</p><p>I expect I'll work part time after I retire, too.  I'd love to work at a quilt shop or as an instructor or something along those lines; how fun would that be?? :)</p>

My maternal grandfather was a tailor, He was incredibly proud of his work.  My dad was a teacher, a well recognized one that he was incredibly proud of too, Their wives/my mother and grandmother stayed at home doing what they wanted to and loved to do too.  There is a lot gained in doing what you love to do. 

 

 

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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 12:03pm

TY spring, Your honesty can't be refuted.  Try as they may........  Lol. 

 

 

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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 12:05pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I think ther's a lot of unchartered territory in the work world.  There's people that go to work for a paycheck, If it were more rewarding than that time would be wiser spent. There are others otoh that go to work for a purpose greater than the money in return.  Frankly, The latter is what I hope to teach my children.  You don't go to school then college to pursue a profession that is only wasted defending it online.</p>

Or Vera Bradley purses, such a lofty goal for working....and defending online.  :)

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 12:06pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Yes, money b/c without it her kids would be denied things that they get b/c she works.  That was her or ah_huh_sure, I can't remember for sure.</p>

Ah faulty memory strikes again, arrow missing the target yet again.  lol, so cute.  

You have never answer the question regarding this point, why is it wrong for a working spouse to contribute their finances to the family fiances/budget?  What do you do with the money you have earned from your many jobs over the years, if not contribute it to the family finances?

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 07-10-2013 - 12:10pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;savcal2011&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Oh, and add this:&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;"You seem happy with what you are doing and do not want anymore from life. " -- We should ALL be so content.   If we were all that content, then I think the world would be a better, happier place.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I know someone who is never happy, they are never content, always complaining, always wanting more and expecting it to be handed to them instead of going out and working for it, doing more, they just want it....they are not always a fun person to be around.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>This sounds like what I read some of here, Judgemental and expecting others to do for you what you can't do or admit yourself.  Interesting that carries over into irl too. </p>

Yes, that is basically the message I have received from your many posts, I do find it interesting as well.  Although, I have never understant the purpose in those many judgements, like the mother you were talking about in an earlier thread.

PumpkinAngel

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