Daily Happenings: 1/11 – 1/17
Just a reminder…my journal blogs are mostly for me and the few people that truly want to know what I do on a daily basis. Read or ignore as you please. Been trying to greet my main shrines twice a day when home but usually only get it done in the evenings…stress has taken a toll and if I can’t approach the shrines with a grateful heart, I don’t want to approach at all… and say prayers before bed. Warning: may contain rants…rants by definition are not based on logic and are solely for the purpose of clearing headspace so that I can address things in a more positive fashion.
1/11: Had a hard time getting up this morning. Was planning to go to my parents’ early but they went to mid-morning mass. Loaded up. Went over to heartsister’s where she told me a plan for the future. I so want to see her happy. I hope it leads where she would like. She gifted us with a small “grandfather” clock. Spent the afternoon at my mom and dad’s. Hubby went and did a job for a friend. Broncos never left the locker room or scrimmage field I think. So disappointing. Came home. Boychild slept most of the way. He was so happy to be home that he asked that we stay home next weekend. He just doesn’t get enough sleep when we are at my inlaws’. Its hard to get him to bed by a decent time and then he wakes up so early. Sigh. Happy to be home, surprised to see we didn’t get any new snow over the weekend…especially since it was wet/snow/slushy/icy all the way here. Starting to panic about Thursday. My house is in no sense of the word ready for a large group of people.
1/12: Didn’t sleep well. Starting to clean up leftover craft piles from holiday crafts, done and not done. Not really motivating well. Did pay some small bills and sent off a few cards. Set up the clock…not sure how well the ticking and bonging are going to go over. Something else to worry about…mortgage is due Thursday…unless someone gets off their ass and sends us a check, we have no way to pay it and the rest of our bills. Work. Lunch. Work. Grocery store. Hubby and boychild hauled the tree out and vacuumed up the needles while I was gone.
1/13: Didn’t sleep well due to hot flashes and was up early. Boychild complained about the clock and Hubby isn’t napping in the living room ’cause of the ticking. Read a chapter of E. Aster Bunnymund to boychild before school. The nice thing about Shark vacuums (other than the power) is how easy they come apart when they get plugged up with animal hair and pine needles. All the yule decorations are finally put away and my living room is returning to normal. Laundry. Started new book on Isaac Newton. And just because we don’t have enough money issues the washer is having fits. Work. Hubby fixed the washer…so glad I have a handy hubby…plugged pump. Packaged up some meat. Leftovers for dinner. Read another chapter of Harry Potter #4. Argued with the boychild over a math problem…couldn’t even tell you what the problem was. Sent him to bed. He came down and apologized. Stated he was having the same problem controlling his temper at school. He needs to learn how to deal with his temper and being crossed. With no siblings, he ends up learning with his friends which is rarely ideal.
1/14: Read about half of the book I borrowed from the children’s librarian to the boychild this morning. Motivation problems, tired but slept enough to actually dream… Laundry. Well bills can be paid this month…that is a relief. Hubby called to remind me to put the roast in the crock pot…oopsy. Grocery list. Read a little. Bathroom mostly cleaned. Grocery store. Boychild. Work. Home to find Hubby and boychild made banana bread for tomorrow. Finished bathroom. Still no motivation and now I’m told I’ll also need to pack for Denver. We still have bills that need paid this month so Hubby is working this weekend there. Hubby is now making french bread to go with a dip tomorrow. He also wiped down the tile and grout so that the floor will look nice in the bathroom.
1/15: slept very little…again. Cleaning house. Laundry. Which sounds like I’m motivated…but I’m really not…just too much animal hair and dust…which accumulates as fast as I clean it up. Lunch and another chapter. Kitchen cleaned and rearranged slightly. Completely forgot about cleaning the oven. Too late now. Picked up boychild. Fought with boychild. Angry with boychild. Party went well. Real well. Surprisingly well. As in we may not spend any money well. Hard time winding down.
1/16: Another very bad night of no sleep. Crawled back in after boychild went to school. Might be safe driving down the hill now. Stitched my one hour on the birth chart. Read a little. Put away laundry and packed. Picked up boychild who was complimented by his teachers. Drove to Denver while listening to the Dawn Treader audio book. Traffic sucked. Inlaws out of town. Boychild doesn’t like fried okra…weirdo.
1/17: up and running…boychild to Grandma’s, Hubby to client’s and me to the Dfest meeting. Lots of volunteers this year…a bit surprising after the dearth over the last few years. By the time it was over I was very grumpy for some reason. Handed over some chaps, received a box of books for boychild and left. Went to mom’s, had lunch, Hobby Lobby, bitchfest with mom, then met up with Hubby and had dinner with friends. Teeth are not in good shape, worried about it but no money to do anything about it. Fearful, embarrassed and full of mental “I told you so”.