Monday, February 29, 2016

random thoughts

1) Like 8 billion other people, I wish there was more time in the day...I feel like I can only have 1 "hobby" or fun activity in my life...I either spend my time running, scrapbooking OR reading, but not all 3 and certainly not in the same day...unless I'm on vacation. *sigh* I may be just having a bit of a pity party for myself right now. Sorry.

2) More than excited that I just have to get through the next 2 weeks and then Spring Break will be here. 

3) Continuing with the pity party - sorry again - sometimes writing it down (or typing) just helps me feel better....I am NOT at peace (at all) with NOT being able to do the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare this year in September. I would be earning my Coast 2 Coast medal if I could do this race. I'm already half way there, it only makes sense. Add that the race weekend falls on Labor Day so I would only need 2 days off from work (wherever that ends up being). I get that we are not swimming in money and that is the issue, but it's SOOOOOOOOOOO hard seeing all these women on the FB groups I'm in talking about the race. I don't want to leave the groups but I did have to put them on "no notifications"...I just can't handle it. Comparison is the thief of joy!! Big time!! The big issue of course is the flight...they are between $400-500!! The DDD registration is $350. Sure I could just do the Half, which is $175ish...but if I'm going all that way...why not do the DDD and earn 3 medals vs. 1. It just makes sense, especially now that I know my knee can handle it. Then the last issue is that I really don't want to go without Ethan, which means then O has to go to and now we are at 3 flights - $1500!!! For a weekend!!! I haven't even looked at hotel costs either!!! I dream of being able to afford that. (insert SUPER DUPER SAD FACE HERE).

4) I may have resorted to buying scratch off tickets in an attempt to win the money necessary to go to Disneyland. Yes, I am *that* desperate. But I did win $18 this morning!

5) I have been UNSUBSCRIBING from tons of regular emails that I get. I don't even know how half of them end up in my Inbox, but so glad to see it cleaner every morning. 

6) Well, it's Monday. The start of another (dreaded) week. Ugh. 

7) Happy Leap Day!!


~**Dawn**~ said...

Dang. That is a crazy expensive flight. I just bought my airfare for May and paid $250. Of course, you'd be flying on a holiday weekend and I'm flying out on a Thursday and back on a Wednesday, so I am sure that added to your costs. Still though. I'm flying United and they are typically one of the pricier airlines (I prefer their service, especially on long cross country flights like that). It might be, in part, that it's still so far out. Airfare often starts out high, drops down a bit with you're 6-12 weeks out, then starts to climb again.

~**Dawn**~ said...

FYI, I just plugged September 2 and September 6 into my Hopper app, flying Orlando to LAX and it's saying the lowest round trip for me would be $278, but that I should wait for a better price because rates will vary of he next six months, potentially dropping an additional $50, then starting to rise on August 15. You may want to a) try a different airline, b) try a different airport in your area, c) make sure you're looking at flying into LAX (not Ontario or Santa Ana, which are closer to Disneyland but often *much* more expensive), and d) wait a while longer before pricing that trip out, if you want a true cost analysis. Just sayin' $400-$500 is unexpectedly steep, even for a holiday weekend.