Sunday, January 31, 2010

Interesting week...

The boy, in response to being told to clean his room, subsequently ran away. Granted, it was only to the woods and all he took was a (non-working) cell phone, charger and his special pillow. But the little shit - he called my bluff of calling his bluff. Two strong-willed Scorpios in one house makes for a bit of interesting times, to say the least. I am not sure I'm ready for the teenage angst years.

Kim has completed her radiation! Yay!! She's got 3 heavy-duty doses of chemo left and then she'll be done and hopefully cancer free. She's got 3 weeks off to regain some of her strength and then they'll start and be spaced out 3 weeks apart. They figure after the 2nd dose she'll lose her hair :( We had a pre-chemo shower for her before she started that, and now we're going to have a scarf party next weekend. Erin - I wish you could be here!

the semester started up again, so less time for me on the computer - which is not an altogether bad thing.

I have an interview in the Prosecutors office this week for a legal assistant position. Keep your fingers crossed - I think it's a great job!

Anywhooo - happy Sunday!!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Opinionated? me?

Sprite's Keeper is spinning a new one, this time on opinions.

Growing up, I'm sure I had opinions, but never voiced them much. I had my mother to do that for me - whether it was my opinion or hers. Once I became a mother, it was time to stand up for myself and voice my own. They might not always be the most popular, but they're mine. All mine.

I have lots of opinions. Want to hear some?

If you want to judge me, live a week in my shoes - then we'll talk.

Don't listen to pathological liars and their opinions - usually they're full of shit and 75% of it is made up.

Years ago, when the boy was small I was in a store, and he was acting up. A new mother walked by and said to her infant "YOU'LL never act that way"... I want to say to her now? How's that working for you now? Have you discovered yet that kids are unpredictable? They can say and do things that will just amaze you in one second, but then turn around and be Linda Blair/head spinning/vomit spewing the next.

I was at a restaurant the other night, and it seemed like all of the tables had at least one or two that constantly had their phones out - either texting, FB'ing, tweeting or something. Have we become so dependent on our computers that we can't put that stuff down for an hour and have real, honest to goodness face time with people??

I wish more of my friends could realize that they are a lot stronger than they give themselves credit for.

A sense of security is no reason to put up with shit from anyone.

When your therapist tells you that your girlfriend is a lesbian, that's probably not a good sign (unless you, too, are a lesbian - then you're all set!)..

I might add more later :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My life...

is so insignificant compared to what is going on in Haiti.

Go HERE to help through the Red Cross.

Other, better bloggie buds have written about it like Creepy, Pseudo, Movie and The Claw.

Please do what you can to help these people.

I was thinking about how many people have died there. I have 22 followers. Say that each of us has 100 people in their family. If every single one of us died - that still doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of how many have been lost there.

Say a prayer for all that remain, that they may find hope and get past all of this.