Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I have no idea what to write about

Many things have been happening just nothing fun to write about.

"What's His Name" does have a job interview this week. That is probably the biggest news our house has seen since last June. I really hope he hears something of promise. He does need the boost. A move forward would be a boost for the rest of us for sure.

Work is going well. I learn new things pretty regularly and that is a huge benefit to the position I am in.

My mom still doesn't remember where I work or what I do. She has been in a great mood though every time I see her and I really couldn't ask for anything more.

I am taking an early shift at my third job this weekend (5 a.m.) so I can go to my boss' birthday party. I am lucky that option was available but grr I do not like getting up that early. Ooops. I should call my boss there to let him know.

take care

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Proposal

I don't know what to write about that's current so I thought I would go back a bit to a very romantic time:
When "What's His Name" proposed.

Every day after work we would meet up before I caught the bus to go home. I was living with my Mom at the time and he was living near downtown. One particular day I shared a concern that my was cycle was running late. His reply? "Well, ok, you wanna get married next week?" I said, "NO! are you out of your mind?" and then "Really, well, ok." Yep, from there I called the judge and scheduled the ceremony. We took a long lunch got married and went back to work. Good Times!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Again, It has been a really long time

It is a busy time of year for accountants. That is my only excuse. I have been working through lunch. We did have quite the holiday party on Friday. With events like that I never mind giving a lot to the org. The people in our office really do their best to "Give a little love". Complete with cab fare home to make sure people are safe.

So, the premier of 24 was on last night. I was clear with everyone that I wanted to WATCH it. G1 was on the internet and she rarely is interuptive unless she feels like talking - which is not often. G2 was at a sleepover - of course. But, G3...she did alright at first she sat next to me quietly. Occassionally she would put her head on my knee. The problem was when we went into the second hour:

"Mom, can I tell you a story"

Honey, I really want to see this

"Mom, does anybody know that Jack Bauer is an agent"
"Mom, which one is his granddaughter and is that the granddaughter's mom?"
"Ok I'll wait for a commercial - Mom, I'm hungry"

I am not complaining as it is great to be loved. She is a wonderfully affectionate gal and is still young enough that she will lean on me while we are on the couch. Soon she will think she's too old for that and I will miss it terribly.

The gals have today off for Martin Luther King Jr. day. I know that G1 was excited for that. She has been overwhelmed. This happens toward the end of a school term.

I don't know what I am going to do. G1 will be done with high school in a little over 2 years. Recently, she said she wanted to take a year off and then go to college. Honestly, I am afraid if that is what she does she will end up like I did. I didn't really accomplish anything post secondary-wise until I was in my thirties.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The fool on the hill

AKA: the fool sitting at the computer desk "What's His Name".

So, I got a note from G1's special ed teacher. Here is a snipet:

"She said she is having trouble concentrating at home. She wanted to know where she could work after 4:00. I told her at home. Our library is only open until 4:00. She said one reason she is having trouble concentrating is the computer. The other reason she said is that her dad has taken over her desk at home. I suggested she talk to him and share her feelings with him."

There were also comments about me. I am not sympathetic enough and don't give her enough attention but I find it easier to look at other people's wrongs first. So, I called him to talk about his stuff.

I told him I thought it would be helpful if he wasn't on the computer all the time. This may send a healthier message to G1 about getting things done first. His response: "Well, ok, sometimes I feel like I could just watch TV instead". I had no response to that.

Monday, January 11, 2010

An interersting take from the Aspberger's mind of my wonderful G1

Last night I sat down to chat with my eldest. She told me that one of her big pet peeves is when people say hi to her and get mad when she doesn't say hi back. It's really hard to know what to do with that mindset. I know that her brain works differently. I also know that when you don't answer people when they speak to you the perception is that you are kind of bitchy. She is not at all a mean spirited person. She just kind of drifts off into her own plain. I tried to explain that general society expects that we be cordial but she maintains it's her right to be quiet. I then told her that if she doesn't want to speak she could wave. I don't know what else to tell her. I get worried. Three years from now she will be completely on her own. Of course I will try to always be there to support her but odds are that she will be so much better off if she doesn't need me to tell her how to behave.

It was a super busy weekend. I worked on Saturday. I went to a wake for a friends mom and on the other side of town I went to G2's basketball tourney. They took 2nd place!

Friday, January 8, 2010

It's not so much that it's cold...

It's that it's so cold my eyelashes get frozen together! Holy Mackerel! It is exhausting just getting to work! The wind is blowing and it's 1 degree out there!

I am really looking forward to the weekend. G2 has basketball. I am working on Saturday. Oh yeah, and "What's his name's" folks are visiting. It's funny that this is the only time since he has moved in that he has really put an effort into cleaning up his area. It's not that he doesn't do any cleaning. He does some dishes. He cleaned the downstairs bathroom the other night when I asked him to. After that though, he let me know that some of the bleach from G1's hair coloring was still out. Anyway, the folks are coming. They are really nice people and I wish the gals would see more of them. They want to. It just don't think it's my place or my duty to make it happen. Plus, with no insurance on the car I really don't want to drive way up north. It would be too much of a risk.

Beyond that, there really isn't a whole lot new going on. I am going to visit my Mom tonight and I always enjoy that. She has been in really good moods lately so I am grateful.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

If I make a promise on a blog and no one reads it....

Do I have to keep it?

Erg. I have been trying to do all the right things, exercise, eat more fruits and vegetables spend quality time with my gals and keep up with my blog.

My gosh! I CAN'T do it all! How can that be!!! Ok, time to prioritize.

I was lucky enough to connect with a friend that I hung with in the 80s. I have heard from her in 10 years! That felt great.

ok, where was I? Oh yes, priorities.

I can't worry about that right now! I am an accountant at year end. I can't even remember to get a fork to eat with!!!!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

And it has started out really well. On New Year's Eve G2 went to a party (of course), G1, G3, "What's his name" and I played Yahtzee and and watched this really fabulous movie - "Up!". The next day G3 and I went to visit my Mom and we had a really wonderful time.

Trying to be true to my word, I spent a bit more quality time with the gals. G1 and I dyed her hair pink - just the right side of her bangs and it looks really fun. G3 and I baked and played games. It was really helpful that I didn't have to work at my third job. G2 and I seem to always find the time to connect. Usually this happens when I am giving her a ride somewhere but we really get a chance to talk and to me that is such a gift!

This is a very busy week at the paper. It is year end so there is lots and lots to do. I will post when I can.

Also, I found a set of DVD's that is Yoga for weight loss. I am going to check it out tonite. No promises but I want to give it a try.