Friday, February 19, 2010

A case of the gotta-have'ems

This weeks spin is about something I can’t live without. I don’t know that there are many things I can’t live without. There are a lot of things that I appreciate…such as a dishwasher, and oven and a microwave. And I would definitely have to figure out a new way to do things if I didn’t have access to an oven and a microwave but if I never had them then I would know what to do. And I would definitely not be very happy without a hot water heater for my steaming hot showers and our central heat and air during the freezing winters and the simmering summers but again…if I had to I could find ways to live without them. The thing that I definitely could NOT live without is my family. From my hubby and the monkey to my parents and brother and his fiancée and their little girl to my hubby’s family I would not be a happy camper. I talk to my mom on almost a daily basis and even though my brother and I don’t talk all the time we fall in when we are together. We have family dinners every Tuesday at my parent’s house and just the feeling of having my family close together makes my life so much better!

I didn’t go to a college outside of my hometown because I didn’t want to leave my family. Distance made the heart fonder when my brother went to college but I didn’t need to put more distance between the rest of us. I have recently gotten closer to more members of my family like my aunts. I have spent more quality time with them and we have been able to have “grown up” conversations and it is nice. I have been able to learn more about them and their lives. And since having a kid I have been able to have a sounding board when I have questions about raising him, what kind of birthday parties to have, etc. So the only thing I can’t really live without is my family!

To see what other people can’t live without check out Jen over at


Sprite's Keeper said...

If that were my family, I would be looking forward to Tuesdays! Great Spin! You're linked!

Camille said...

What a sweet sentiment. I'm ashamed to admit I didn't even consider my family for this spin, but I totally should have...I'm a flop! :)

Thanks for the spin.

Heather said...

My family has been such a consant in my life, I never even considered them in my spin.

It is so great that you are getting to know the extended part of your family.

Maki said...

Aw I so know what you're trying to say... Family is a gift to be treasured, yes?

Love this post:)