As most of you know, my mom has been in her new place since Saturday. Now maybe she can get some peace in her life. If only I could get some in mine.
I have been burying myself in stuff for weeks now so I don't have to directly deal with anything unpleasant. I have been reading useless books, changing my mind on school curriculum's, at least four times. Thank goodness I didn't buy anything! Then to top it all off, Monday morning I decided since the room my mom was in is empty, I should gut it. The girls and I ripped up all the carpet and started to remove the God awful wallpaper that has hung there long before we were. All because I don't want to deal with life. I figure if I don't think about stuff it won't pop in my head. It always has a way to creep in though. When you least expect it. I am an over-tired, over-weight basket case. I'm sure a shrink would just love to get her hands on my brain.
We've had some really great days this week. Though the picture that you see is from last week. Dane and I took it about five thirty one morning. (We were walking the dog.) I really love my backyard. Anyway, this week the weather has been awesome. We've went to the lake with a slew of cousins on Tuesday and really had a nice time. My husband can finally stop asking me if I live in a flour factory. My skin colour went from a pasty white to a red as a lobster. Hee hee. Every time I hear or say the word pasty, I think of those thingies that strippers put on their boobies. Not that I've ever seen a real stripper or anything:)
We also started our testing this week. The girls CATs (California Achievement Test) That in itself is very stressful as you can't tell them any answers or even pronounce a word for them. At one point I wanted to swing some the ceiling and scream, "I know you know what a predicate is!" The girls should of had these tests weeks ago. Maybe even two months ago. I'm supposed to have the results in to the State of Maine by September 1. It probably won't happen. We still have to do math and science. We would finish tomorrow but I have to take my mom to the doctor. It was supposed to be a quick trip but she's turned it into a full days adventure. She doesn't understand that this is so very important. I told her we will be starting a strict schedule of school in a few weeks and won't be available much during the day and her response was well you can come see me every night after you put the kids to bed. She really doesn't get it.
I have been to see her every day since Saturday. (Except today and she was pissed) She doesn't need me for herself. She just wants me to lug out her garbage because she can't. That is another story I will whine about soon enough. I've started writing it but it just sounds so unbelievable that I honestly think people would think I was telling a big fat lie.
On a better note I found some great wine. It is so yummy. It's called Kim Crawford. Or by Kim Crawford. Who knows. I just know the stuff is great. That will be coming soon because I think everyone should try it. I'll take pictures of the bottle in the morning and post them so if you want to try it out this weekend you can.