Thursday, April 15, 2010

Please Stop The Train - I Like To Get Off Now

Life is just continuing to happen around here, regardless of what I have to say about the whole matter. You'd think God would consult me once in a great while before He makes His decisions, which are filled with infinite wisdom of course, but which I know nothing about, causing me great angst, weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth as I consume mass quantities of empty calories in an effort to make up for my poor self-esteem, causing me even greater self-esteem problems in the long run.

The Girl, I may have mentioned, graduates this year. She will be attending what would have been my alma mater had I given myself the chance to stay in school. Graduation is only one short month away,and already the faucets are starting to leak behind my eyes. I'm planning a full-on gusher the day of the ceremony which may indeed flood the auditorium to a depth of at least three inches if they don't watch out. It's been known to happen.

Then there's all the shopping and packing to do to get her room ready. Orientation day. That first tuition check. Buying books for the first time. Getting meal tickets. Learning her way around campus.

I am so very jealous. I want to be doing it with her! But let's face it, that would be more than a little strange.

My little girl is growing up.

And then there's The Boy. Tonight we talked about his grades once more. We mentioned the fact that he's probably going to have to look at a community college for the first two years due to his lack of gung-ho attitude where academics are concerned. He really didn't seem to mind that much. And, we told him, since he would probably be going to community college, it only made sense for him to participate in the A-Plus program that will pay for his first two years of college. He agreed to be a part of it beginning next year. He'll have to mentor and/or tutor for fifty hours, maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average, even through the first two years of college, and stay away from drinking and drugs. We're hoping he can do better than that by raising his grade point average even more.

The Little Man and Sweetie Pie family will be adding another sibling in late July or early August. We're betting it's a boy. On the other side, the Cutie family will welcome a little brother sometime late in June.

Things have not been well with the Cutie family as of late, and they seem to be getting worse as time goes on. Prayer would be a good thing in this instance. Lots and lots of prayer.

And just FYI for those of you thinking about switching to Ambien CR from your regular Ambien?


This has been the most irritating few days I can remember in recent months sleep-wise. Ambien got me to sleep just fine, but I was awake a couple of times a night with restless legs. The doctor changed me to this one thinking it would help me sleep all night.

It would, I guess, if it ever got STARTED. I took tonight's pill at 8 p.m. It is now 12:12 a.m. and I am just now feeling drowsy. I would have been asleep hours ago with my old friend.

Which is exactly where I intend to go tonight.

1 comment:

Linds said...

I hope you are fast asleep as I am writing this - away in the land of Nod. Many zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs.

Prayers, my friend keep winging their way. And TWO babies coming this year??? How wonderful. Babies are always a blessing and delight. Especially to their grandparents. (I just glanced at the word verification and sprayed my coffee all over this now sticky keyboard. BLIABU. Yes, I know. It means nothing, but made me snort.)

Your babies are indeed growing rapidly. Actually, I found the second year away with the last of my chicks the hardest part. I think it has something to do with the eagerness to get back to uni, and the way he refers to Canterbury as "home" now. Hmmm. I need to get a life. Lots of love.