Monday, October 31, 2005


My I've been feeling restless lately. Odd since I've actually 'gotten out' several times over the past month. You'd think I'd be feeling all content - but no. Maybe that is the problem, too much away time makes me realize I'm just not happy in the day to day. Oh dear.

The princess' class play was last week and she was the Cat in Pinocchio. She was so good -- I know I'm her mom and I know I'm supposed to say that but really, she was. So it would seem that I've got two theatre kids -- considering there is no way in the world I'd ever do anything like that, it kind of amazes me that these kids of mine will get up on a stage, perform and not be all that nervous about it. Good for them because this skill will serve them well in life.

More to say but it is time to get the troops up. Good morning world.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Singing in the Rain

My son cannot even turn on the water to the shower without singing. No matter how tired, grouchy or hardly awake he is, the second he turns on the water he starts to sing.

I like that about him.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Big D

Things I enjoy when I'm in Dallas:

1. Men in cowboy hats and boots.
2. Those adorable Texas accents.
3. That big sky. I often forget how big sky can actually be.
4. Swirls
5. Friends

It was a good trip. Settling back in reality is proving to be a bit tricky though.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Okay Then....

Yeah, yeah, I've been meaning to update for quite some time now but for all the blog entries that get written in my head, none have seemed to make it to the computer.

There's a hundred things to say and nothing to say really. I'm fine, the princess was a mess last week but appears to be fine again, my son is very fine and just came back from a weekend in LA with his barbershop men (and his dad). My office is cleaner than it has been in a long time, my bedroom is cleaned up, my dining room is painted and I've got my great-grandmothers hutch in there along with my grandma's dining room table, I took 10 bags of junk to Goodwill yesterday and I've got another two bags ready to go (along with a shelf thingie), I'm a bit behind on work stuff and won't be able to catch up tomorrow because I've got a meeting with son's p.e. teacher who is being a bully (the teacher, not my son), I'm going to Dallas on Wednesday and it is hot there so I don't have much to wear and I have to go to a fancy thing on Friday night and I'm not sure what to take and I'm not sure when I'll be able to get something and and....

I'd like to talk more about my son's p.e. teacher but it is lengthy and it only upsets me and I have to try to get some sleep tonight. I've wracked (sp?) my brain and I can't even come up with a time it would ever be appropriate to tell a kid: 'now that you keep getting in trouble I'll be able to put you out of my class and I won't have to deal with you.' Think it? Certainly. Say it? Never. And especially in a situation that was an accident but of course the p.e. teacher had several other sarcastic remarks when my son tried to explain it was an accident. The kid has caused some of this on himself but yeesh, but it looks like to me it has gotten out of line. The conversation with the assistent principal went fairly well but of course she has to check out the comments and thus the meeting with all of us on Monday. But I have two kids telling me he said this so it will be interesting to see what the spin will be tomorrow.

I'm not very good at confrontation but I'm finally pissed off enough. I've been dealing with lots of unreasonableness lately so my tolerance is extremely low.

Send me strong thoughts at 10:00 a.m. PDT tomorrow.