Today has been a roller coaster ride. I got up and put in a load of laundry and started working on the Leopard Lounge Circle Journal pages. When I was putting the 2nd load of laundry in the dryer, I found my cell phone in the bottom of the washing machine...I should have given up then and there. So I look on Craig's list to see if there are any t-mobile phones for sale on there...knew I should have snatched a couple when I saw them for $20. No such luck this morning, so I called T-Mobile to find out what my contract status is...and Alex's is up in Dec 2009, mine is up in April 2010, and Mishal's is up in 2011. But then the customer service rep starts talking about how I don't use hardly any of my extra (non fave 5) minutes, so I could get a cheaper plan if I only sign a new 2-year contract...and I told her if I did that, I'd want to get a new phone too. She told me that signing a new contract would not have any affect on me getting a new phone. I told her about how I'd found mine in the bottom of the washing machine, and she said she'd done that too...so she hooked me up...since I've been such a loyal customer for 9 years, she waived a few fees and got me a new phone for less than $60, and a new calling plan that will save me $10/month. And then on my lunch break, I called and got another new phone for Alex's line at the same price. I figured that way, we have a back-up when something happens to one of them. So I was feeling pretty good until I got an e-mail from Donna that Grandma had died this morning. I called and let Mary Rose and Tammy know.
Anthony told me to go on home for the rest of the day, and let him know if I needed anything. I closed down all the programs on my computer and then pulled them back up again. As long as no one talked to me and told me how sorry they were or expressed sympathy, I didn't cry. I was able to work. I even made up the extra half hour when I made phone calls.
I stopped by the Wal-mart on Gunbarrell to pick up the i-pod accessory kit and to see if my new i-pod had come in yet...not yet, but maybe it will be there tomorrow.
I got home, and the clothes weren't washed or dried, and Alex had not packed ANYTHING for his trip. So we didn't go to the church for trunk inspection, so I've got to make extra sure he's got everything in there. I'm going to America's Thrift store tomorrow to get him a few pairs of shorts to take. I don't want him to take all his expensive ones.
So the big secret for the day is about Grandma dying. Since the kids are about to go out of town, I'm not telling them until they get back. I want them to enjoy their time away.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I have been staying up way too late the past few nights, and it is catching up with me. I acknowledge that I am extremely irritable. Aunt Flo doesn't help either. I almost fell asleep in a meeting today, and I rushed to get to the scout shop before 5 which is when they are supposed to close, but their door was locked when I got there 4 minutes before 5. So then I come home, and the kids have done ZERO house work. I've offered to pay them over $100 to clean the house, and it's not getting done, and I'm not going to do it for them, so the longer they procrastinate the worse it's going to get. I told them they are not allowed to go over to Deana's Friday if it's not done, and I'm not taking Mishal shopping on Saturday if it's not done. The house is driving me insane. Yeah, that's it, I'm going to blame my mental status on the mess. So I've taken some sleeping pills and will probably be asleep by 7 tonight.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tonight I took Alex and his friend Peyton to the ball game. For some reason, Peyton could NOT keep still or keep his hands to himself. I guess he was very bored, and it must be Alex's time of the month because he was not very tolerant, and after Peyton hurt his finger, he didn't want anything to do with him. They made it hard for me to enjoy the game. But we survived. I told Alex tonight that there were a lot of times that I wonder when he's going to grow up, and then there are other times like tonight when I realize he is already more mature than some of his peers.
BTW...they didn't really want to pose with Looie, but I wanted the picture and didn't give them a choice.
Life is passing by too quickly. I feel the need to document it so that later I can remember....even if it is one picture a day and a sentence or two, which may be all I have time for.
Tonight was the Court Of Honor Ceremony for Troop 17. Alex was awarded his 1st class rank. I'm very proud of him. I dream of him getting his Eagle before he turns 16.