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Desperation, great advice and a solution
I was stressed, couldn’t even read, or type. Too tired to process anything else, I passed out EARLY, before kids, and slept a whole 9 hours
So I wake up to an intact, quiet house (dreaming?) and begin my day. It seemed innocent at first, a few bumps here and there, nothing major, & escaped to a local park to learn about our watershed issues. It was sponsored by the DEP and there were so many cool animals from the college’s herpetology lab among other displays.
A local water crisis really opened our eyes and hopefully most have not forgotten those many days with out water. Our valley faces many chemical and other environmental issues daily. So pretty, yet so toxic. Crazy
Most fish can not be eaten, or only MONTHLY, yup once a month AT MOST because of, get this, NOT ALL THE RUNOFF AND SPILLS
yup, acid rain. nice. im in lowercase because i feel so small. where to start, what can we do to recoup?
The kids learned about the water cycle and lots of other cool things. Hopefully these types of shows help the next generation make better decisions. Get this, even fruit, thrown out a car window, creates a ripple effect of road kill. the little critters bring out the big ones and next thing you know, SPLAT. I’ve never thought that apple core was harmful.
Oh, and we supported the local library 🙂 They are really having a hard time just keeping the utilities up and the technology running. Sad 🙁 Hope the Levy passes.
Now, I home-school my son and today would have been a fun way to give him credit, BUT, he didn’t see it that way, go figure. Said it was Saturday and he didn’t want to do school.
Enter Homeland DRAMA.
The encyclopedia (yes I have those still) proved less fun while still educational 🙂 He forgets that on a Tuesday we goof off while everyone else is at school and work. Oh, and no android, no youtube, no xbox. and yes, that means NO AUDIO BOOK (he’s 8, reads at a 7th gr level)! Read a real book. WE have hundreds! He hates me, he screams, I’m the worst mom EVER, yadayadayada.. I’m laughing by now, done yelling. “Whatever” is my new answer, oh & just get it done…
It’d frankly ridiculous what they feel is torture these days. Dub a tape off the radio lol or wait for Mtv to play a video & try to tape it on a VCR. Anyway,
..Teenage child lost her phone privilege & mad, did not attend show. She got to stay home and clean 🙂 I know, I’m mean. Life is mean too.
I need to know they will have common sense and accountability,be resilient and handle failure as a challenge, be responsible and contribute to society as adults. The rest is up to them.
Until then, welcome to my kingdom.
I was about to lose it. No one would let me get anything done. The internet was slow and losing connectivity (on a Saturday? no, not the we don’t throttle cable company) & both kids were doing homework so I couldn’t reset the router right then..I hop over to cell service and I get an email from my uncle
“So no doors, huh? I don’t have to tell you this, but it will be very challenging to succeed in business if you cannot get some bursts of focused, private time. Especially in a creative business like blogging, marketing and sales. Maybe you could put up a blanket fort with clothespins like we used to do when we were kids. ;-)”
Oh, and my official work mug, courtesy of teenage daughter’s beach trip
The kids still have radar, but at least I feel like I have a work space.
Next, is the glass roof bathroom & sunk-in bathtub ( calgon take me away…..) for star-gazing. I’ve got a great view of the southern sky. Someday…