My girls have watched “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” about a bazillion times over this past week. My younger two girls, in particular, think that it’s just hilarious. My parents stopped by on their way home from a drive-about this morning and as they left A3 called out, “So long, and thanks for all the fish!”
Speaking of A3, she’s gained 7 pounds in the past two weeks!
Over the past several weeks we eased milk and gluten back into her diet with no problems, so it’s business as usual, minus the ADHD meds. She seems so much happier and healthier…but she’s also very hyper and having a hard time being in the classroom. She gets into trouble for humming, tapping, blurting out, etc. Her teacher is wonderful and is working hard with us to find ways to help A3 learn to self-manage. I’d walk for miles on rusty razor blades if that’s what it would to help my her, but there is no way in hell I’d ever let my daughter take stimulant medication again. It may work for some people, but not for her.
The weather is trying to improve. Squalls pass overhead, complete with hail and occasional thunder, but now they’re followed by sun breaks.
This was taken from our back porch. Behind the rainbow the clouds are a tumultuous, precipitation soup. There’s also a faint double rainbow, but it doesn’t show up well in the picture. It looks like A2’s hay bales she uses for target practice have blown over and need replacing too. I’ll break up the old ones and use them in the garden. Speaking of which, this year I plan on rototilling about half of the back yard (shown above) and converting it from lawn into a garden. Grass is useless. Mowing sucks. Enough said.
D.C. (the neighbor cat, who is by and large neglected by his oblivious owners) has been completely covered with mats again. They are so bad that he’d require sedation to remove them. It’s impossible to tell where the mats stop and the kitty starts. One day last week when he showed up for his breakfast I was able to cut a large dangly tangle from his neck.
The poor old feller kept stepping on it while trying to walk. I think he was grateful. When the weather is truly warmer and dryer again then I’m going to walk next door and suggest several different groomers that his owners can take him to. He sleeps outside though and right now he needs his coat, such as it is, to keep warm.
Keeping warm isn’t an issue for Steven. He’s put on a few extra layers of “warmth” over the past few months and he loves watching nature from his comfortable perch.
My free time is almost up for now. I’d love to grab a cuppa then sit down to work on this.
However, grading papers comes first.
Blech! I doubt Deep Thought could even decipher this nonsense.