For a four-day work week it sure took Friday a long time to get here! My girls are driving me crazy, with the youngest being the most concentrated cause of the insanity. She has been talking back to adults and she’s being anti-social on just about every level imaginable. She even pushed another student in her classroom! She’ll now have lots of time in her bedroom for reflection. My middle daughter is merely sabotaging each and every attempt to get her organized by refusing to bring homework and school notes, etc. home. The results being, several ambushes with omigodit’sduetomorrow or surprisetheconcertistonight! moments. My eldest is over-extended with activities and each night has been an emotional struggle to keep up with homework, etc. Stress + teenaged hormones = lots of tears and panic. (for the record, all of the girls have way more homework to do than I ever did… I’d never make it as a kid now days) Anyway, no matter what the issue, I end up being the scape-goat. This was so NOT in my job description. Baa!
My sister called last night. Our niece had called and left a message saying that she’s getting married on Monday. I can’t get off work to drive up, so hopefully my mom and dad can go and take pictures. My sister and I also discussed genetics as well as some common issues regarding aging, etc. What a relief to hear that some issues I’ve been having are most likely benign. She has the same problems and offered up some tips that have helped her. I still need to confirm this as the cause of discomfort (by discomfort I mean that I want to yell at small children or kick a puppy because my bra, or anything else near the vicinity of my left breast, hurts like heck). In March I have a mammogram appointment.
Each day I’ve been bringing in boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the staff room to re-sell. It’s a proven fact that if there are 50 boxes of cookies at our home that we will eat all 50 boxes. At first I wasn’t sure if people would buy them, but apparently it’s been a rough week and the staff needs a chocolate fix. The Samoas and Thin Mints are flying out the door.
My DH has National Guard drill this weekend, with an awards banquet on Saturday night. We don’t have a babysitter for the girls so I’m staying home and he’s taking our oldest daughter as his “date” for the evening. We’d try taking the whole family, but the tickets are $35.00 each and I doubt the two younger girls would sit well through speeches, etc. Why is it that a little alcohol makes people think that they’re interesting and witty? Besides, A3 is still grounded.
The weather has been gorgeous here in the Pacific northwest. Hopefully it will last the weekend. Fresh air, yard work and a long walk are sure ways for everyone to unwind and start Monday out fresh. Cheers and Friday smiles to everyone!