My youngest son really hasn’t been a big fan of school. But I thought this year would be different as he was moving up to a different school. I thought the different atmosphere plus the little bit of extra freedom would make him enjoy school better, but this hasn’t been the case. If anything he’s gotten worse concerning school. I spent over half an hour this morning fighting with him to go to school and in the end kept him home as I figured I’d only get a call to come get him anyway. He claims he was sick, but I know he wasn’t. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the fact his teacher called me last night over a cargo net writing assignment or not. But tonight his father and I are going to sit down with him and he’s not going to be happy with the outcome. This kid only has eight weeks left of school I’m sure he can make it.
Archive for ◊ April, 2012 ◊
Since I really don’t use my craft/office room like I had intended to, I have decided to turn this particular room into a music room for the kids. Right now they really have no room to play with their denon products so most of their musical stuff just sits in their closets. But if they had the room to go in their and play and display their stuff I think they might get more use out of these instruments. It’s going to be a big job to convert everything over, but I do think when this project is finally complete it will solve the problem of the kids not being able to play. I haven’t used this room in many months so I honestly don’t think I’ll mind losing it to the kids and all their musical stuff.
After four days of steady pouring rain, today the sun has finally started to come out. We have received so much rain these past few days that they have actually had to close down a few streets due to flooding. Thankfully we don’t flood as we live high on a hill but I really do feel bad for those people who have to endure flooded basements. Hopefully the sun stays out for most of the day today to dry things up a little bit. We are supposed to see more rain tomorrow but hopefully not get as much as we have been getting over the past few days.
Well it’s almost time once again to start thinking about grading presents for the kids. Although they’re not quite done the school year yet, I know both of them will pass so buying anything now will not be a waste of money. Now normally we just get them a video game but this year I’d like to buy something different. My son plays way…. to much video games so I really don’t want to purchase him another. I found some pretty neat hiking backpacks that I’m thinking about getting them. We do a lot of camping in the summer and they both need a new backpack for this activity. I think this would be a great alternative to something that they really don’t need anyway. I do still have a bit of time to decide so I’ll keep this idea in the back on my mind and start looking around for a different kind of grading present this year.
I am really not making much cash these days on the Internet. A couple of years ago I had so much work I had a real hard time keeping up with it all. I even ended up dropping a company that was sending me quite a bit of work as I really couldn’t do the jobs very much justice. But now… I really could use that extra cash and work. I’ve even considered writing to them and asking about working with them again. Yes I would be mainly writing about apidextra side effects and things like that, but at least I would have some steady income coming in. I’ve got to do something. My bank account is getting pretty small these days and I really don’t like that.
Well after five days at home both the kids went back to school yesterday. It really wasn’t a bad break and they didn’t fight all that much so really the Easter holidays were kind of good. But I was looking forward to having them go back to school so I could have my house back and get back into a routine. So yesterday morning I was enjoying my morning coffee and getting ready for a nice, quiet day. But…. I guess that wasn’t meant to be. I got called into work. So instead of having a nice quiet day without kids, I got to wait on a bunch of kids. Oh well, I’m off today. So today I plan on having a nice and quiet day and won’t have to look at a child until 3:30 this afternoon.
Last night my husband asked me what I would like for Easter. Well since this is Easter and not Christmas I just asked him to get me some chocolate covered strawberries. What I really wanted to ask him for was a tablet, but again it’s not Christmas or my birthday so I decided to keep that little wish for myself. But…. mother’s day and my birthday are right around the corner so when he asks me next month what I want for these two events, I think then I’ll just slip my little request in then. Who knows, maybe it will work. We’ll see.
Yay! We are going to have a great Easter dinner and the very best part…. I don’t have to cook! My father in law called last night and invited us up for Easter dinner so it looks like we will get a real good meal and I don’t have to slave over a hot stove to do it. I really wish I had of known of this invitation a little earlier. Had I known, I would have ordered him some of those cao cigars that he seems to enjoy and took them with us. But I didn’t so I guess I’ll just stop into a store and get a pie or some type of cake. I don’t mind buying the dessert as long as it means I don’t have to cook the main supper. I don’t know if you’ve figured this out yet, but I can’t cook and don’t enjoy cooking. So someone cooking for me, is a real bonus and you can all bet that I’m really going to enjoy it.