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Friday, April 22, 2011

Forever Begins Today

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Layout by Sharon

Layout by Sharon

Layout by Sharon

Layout by Sharon
Layout by Sharon
First off, I found another picture from yesterday. Jacob, after getting over being annoying at the baseball field, decided to pick flowers for me and make a bouquet. Isn't it sweet! Thanks, Jake!
So, I woke up in time to supervise getting the kids ready for school today, and out the door, and on the bus. And they forgot their cupcakes that I worked so hard on. Crap. Oh well. Not a big deal.

Jim was still asleep, so I slept in too. And I called and canceled his childcare appointment. I REALLY needed to get some housework done. And I was hoping that Captain America would be around in the morning. Because it was his Birthday. And I missed him. But, alas, he wasn't :(

Anyway, I did some laundry, and I re-organized my dining room, and I swept, and the house looked a tad bit better.

And I headed for a shower. Because it had been FOREVER since I'd had one. So it was a nice LONG shower :) And by the time I was done, I had to rush the make up and the hair. LOL. It was mostly straightened. hehe. I threw on a compfy dress with mini sweater, and some sandals, got Jim ready for the bus, and headed out.

Kari met me at the bus stop, we saw Jim onto the bus, and headed over to the Centennial club. And met Terra and Laurie in the parking lot. And all went in together.

I brought my own cup - hehe :) (It's just water)
Cute centerpiece cookie things :)
Terr and I, and Laurie jumping in on the photo op. LOL!
Laurie and Kari
My salad. ha!

We looked at all of the vendors tables, and chatted with people we knew, and socialized. It was a pretty fun time. And soon, we all took our seats, and started on our salads, and got the meeting started.

It was the annual approving of the bilaws, or something like that, and it was taking FOREVER. hehe. OK, so if I was actually a member, it may have held more interest for me. Or not. Look at Terra's face. And she's a member... ROFL!
This is what I do when I'm bored...
And Terra started to get a headache, and none of us had Tylenol or Motrin in our purses. I had Imitrex. Kari had gum. Laurie had a tampon. Yeah, not gonna help with the headache... ROFL!

Laurie rubbed her hand, and Terra said that it was actually making her headache feel a bit better!
Here's Alena (far right), and her two German Friends

And then came the food! Here's the Pasta Primevera

And the Chicken Crepes. That's what I got. We called them creeps.
I thought the meal was pretty tasty. And then, we watched a video of a prominent woman in politics these days. And yeah, Terra and I weren't her biggest fans (my mom's not either)... So we only kinda paid attention...
And then it was over, and dessert was served! Some kind of sorbets!

And then the raffles! I don't do raffles. I don't buy tickets, and I don't participate. BUT, we were all given one freebie on the way in the door. So I went ahead and threw it into one of the product buckets. And guess what??? I won! Ha! One ticket! People were spending $10 on buttloads of tickets. Yeah me!

I won this local honey, and a home embroider dish towel. Cool, huh?Terra won a dinner with one of Alenas German friends (who's a FABULOUS cook), which she REALLY wanted to go to, but her mom's gonna be in town that day, and can't go. Bummer! She also won some army burp rags and hair bows. They were kinda neat.

Kari won a framed print of something or another with her one freebie ticket. Boo-yah, Kari! We rock. hehe. And the cookie centerpieces? Those went to the girl with the nearest birthday. Which was Laurie! So all of my peeps ended up with a prize to take home. Fun!

Terra started to feel sick right before it was time to go. I'd been skype typing to Captain America for a few minutes, and told him that we were getting ready to go home, and that I'd skype him when I got home.

Kari came over and rubbed Terra's neck for a few minutes, hoping that it would help with the headache. Terra was feeling faint, and sweaty, and like she was gonna pass out. Poor girl.

I decided to drive Terra home, and let Kari go by herself. I drove Terra's van over to the Daycare place, and we picked up the twins. With the AC blasting, she felt a lot better. The twins had JUST work up from a nap, and were still a little groggy. We swung by for a DDP on the way home, we switched drivers, and she dropped me off at home.

I got a call from the school at the OCSA luncheon, and I listened to the message. It was Jacob's Math TAKS teacher (that's a class that prepares you for the Texas state assessment test). He'd taken the Math TAKS back at the beginning of the month. I'm wondering what the purse of that class is now....

Anyway, the teacher wanted to let me know that Jacob had refused to do a worksheet that she'd assigned him, and that he spent the whole hour doodling on the paper. And when she told him to concentrate, he wouldn't. And said that the class was pointless. And she said that she was gonna call me, and he said he didn't care, and that I wouldn't care either.

So, I called her back. And she told me her story, and I stopped her, and asked if she was aware that he was autistic. Nope, she didn't know that. And her whole attitude about it changed. Sigh. You know, that's WHY I put him back in public school. So that people would be aware of his problem, and be able to help him with it. I'm guessing that not all of the teachers got the "memo". I'm gonna have to send an note on Monday, I guess, and let them know. Sigh. Hopefully his IEP will come through soon.

I let Boxer out of his kennel, and Skype called Captain America. But it was SO late his time, he was grouchy. Poor guy. He was upset that I'd missed his birthday. And I understand how it must have sucked to spent your birthday without your family. I really do.

BUT, I'd been having a HORRIBLE week, and I didn't need to feel bad about anything else... I really didn't. I was JUST starting to feel better. And happy and confident with myself again. And now this. And while part of me knew that he was just upset because he was tired, part of me was really upset about it too. And feeling like he didn't understand what I was going through. And that he just wanted to me wait at home and sit by the phone and do nothing, on the off chance that he'd be home. And I knew that I'd go crazy over this deployment sitting at home.

The conversation went from bad to worse, and finally, we just got off of Skype. Not good. Not good at all. And it kinda ruined the rest of the day. I got Jim from the bus, and eventually Joe and Tom and Eme and Jake got home from school. They did chores, and had free time.

We had pizza left over from last night, so that was dinner. And cupcakes. A buttload of cupcakes, since everyone forgot to take them to school. And yeah, I had WAY too much pizza and cake. WAY too much.

And I tried to do things to get me out of my funk. I took a hot, relaxing bath. I read for a little while. I watched a show with the kids. I designed for a bit. I played a game on my phone and computer. I played Words with Friends for a bit. And it kinda worked. Kinda.

It's now 9:18pm, and I'm sitting on the couch with Jimmy, watching GI Joe the movie. Joe is on the other couch with Boxer. Eme and Tom are in the other room playing on their laptops. Jake spent the night at Zach's house (neighbor).

I got my store all loaded, and I've blogged, and I think I'm ready to put this away. And I need to email back Captain America, and try and set things right again. I can handle a lot of things, but bad feelings between him and I are one thing that will NOT work during this deployment. I need him to help me get though this.

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Lovely, Sharon!!! Really nice :)


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Apr. 22, 2011. Thanks again.

Sandy_in_MD said...

You've had a week that had a month's + worth of yuckiness. I hope today was much better, and the you and the children have a nice Easter weekend. Take care and thanks for today's word art.

deb said...

I'm sorry things aren't going great right now. Will keep you in my prayers.