Wow, what a busy week!! I’ve barely had time to check my email or FB. Monday I don’t think I was home more than 2 or 3 hours, including time getting ready for work and eating dinner. Tuesday wasn’t a whole lot better. Between work, swimming lessons, school activities, choir, it’s insane! But when I get my paychecks for work, it should be really nice. I worked 15 hours this week...the most I’ve ever worked at this job and I’m scheduled for another 14 next week, and between 5 and 15 for the week after next. It’s great to have the hours, so I can’t complain, but it confirms my idea that I can’t handle much more than that until the kids are older. I’m glad I don’t have set hours! I’m sorry I haven’t been able to keep up this week!
I had to take a break writing this to go pick up the kids (Thank God for Word!!) and I watched a kid take a terrible tumble over a retaining wall! He was trying to jump over it and tripped, flipped over in the air and landed on his side. I looked around but it didn’t look like anyone else saw it, so I went running, not knowing who the kid was or where his parents were, and other parents saw ME go running and then they figured out who it was and sent his mom over. so I went and picked him up and he was obviously hurt and couldn’t walk, so I had to carry him to his mom who was rushing over by that time.. Thank goodness he was small enough to carry easily! Poor kid! He was still sitting with his mom when we left, but he was calming down, so I think he was ok. But boy it looked scary and I’m glad it wasn’t MY kid or I’d have been in hysterics. Why is it that we are always calmer about OTHER people’s children than we are about our own? It startled me, but I could function, where if it had been my child, I would have been frozen in fear.
Sarah, I LOVE Ikea! We need to get a bookcase, but it’s going to have to wait until October 25th when I will get paid for the hours I worked this month. But I can’t wait to get it and organize my books again!!
As for inlaws, it’s a matter of boundaries and avoiding the things that will cause problems. If I can anticipate the things that will upset them, I can avoid it. And by going to visit them often, they don’t feel the need to come here where they will see that I haven’t vacuumed that day or that Hubs hasn’t done the dishes yet.
My ex was definitely nutso, which is why I called it off. Getting rid of his crazy mother was just a bonus. Glad you escaped your crazy, too! I guess we just chalk it up to being young and lacking experience/judgment. But at least we both got out of it before we made an even bigger mistake!
I didn’t read Beautiful Creatures because it sounded too much like Twilight, which then I have a hard time with reading things because I feel like someone stole the story from Stephenie Meyer. But do you LIKE it? I understand not wanting to get sucked in to another series, but is that the only reason you aren’t sure you will keep reading? Because if you really like it, then I’d say keep going with it. If you aren’t sure, then stop.
OOOOO, used bookstore!! Jealous! Have fun!!
Lynne, I didn’t realize just how far you are from Melbourne....wow! Don’t think my friend will make it to the booklaunch. Sad, because she loved The Heir!
Is the floor done now? It feels sooooo nice when things are done and you can just get back to regularly scheduled program.
Sean, what happened to your medication? Why haven’t you gotten any for 2 weeks?
Yay! Marielle is back!! I really hope you can find a different job. It doesn’t sound like the one you are in is going anywhere. So glad your health is on track though! That is so important! Hubs has been doing a low carb diet for the last couple of weeks too and he’s losing quite a bit of weight and I think feeling better. He isn’t eating sugar, and he is eating VERY few carbs and I’ve been trying to do some of it with him, so I haven’t been eating pasta or anything either. But I am curious about how you do gluten free. Do you buy stuff at like...De Tuinen? My grocery store doesn’t have stuff like rice flower, or arrow root powder, or a lot of the things that gluten free recipes call for.
My trip to my dad was pretty good. He refused to move, but we got the practical stuff done, like the will, though he still needs to sign it. He’s not as bad as I was led to believe, which is good. I still worry, but hopefully I can work on him enough to persuade him to move when his lease is up in 2.5 years.
I am looking forward to the girls weekend, and as far as I know, no I’m not staying in the cottage because I have rehearsals for choir here, so I won’t be able to spend the whole weekend with you girls. I’ll have to be going back and forth. We'll see how it works out, but I don't think I'll be able to sleep there because then my husband would have to come get me, drive me back here to rehearsals, then drive me back to hang out with you girls. Do you know what you guys will be doing each day?
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