Friday, September 26, 2003


Friday, September 26, 2003

I’m back. I really should be working (I work from home in the afternoons during the school year), but just can’t seem to bring myself to do stuff right now. I’ve already moved our bull over into a different pasture, put in a load of laundry and done a few other things rather than sit down to the matter at hand. I was all gung ho yesterday coding and working on stuff, and today I just can’t seem to get motivated.
Today is the oldest’s birthday. He’s 14 going on 8. I wish I had a crystal ball to see what his future will be. The school says he isn’t eligible for life skills class even though he tested at a third grade level on reading and math. Go figure.
The youngest has turned around this year. She works harder in school and is making much better grades (grades she was capable of making last year but just didn’t put forth any effort). I think she likes her teachers much better this year and she’s in a class that doesn’t pick on her as much. She seemed to always coming home with stories about being tormented last year. She actually seems happier this year.
The middle one is going to be lucky if he sees his 13th birthday next year. He lies like a hot knife going through butter. He can look you straight in the face and lie to you even when you catch him doing something and call him on it. And it’s stupid stuff too. Not stuff he would get in MAJOR trouble for. He gets in worse trouble when he lies about the stupid stuff he is doing like hiding food in his room and stuff.
Mother-in-law got taken to the emergency room today. Second time in 2 months. Sister-in-law keeps dogs at home and is hardly ever there to take care of them. The first time the dog tripped her when she was on the steps and she had an air cast on for several weeks. This time she said she was playing with the dog yesterday (big dog in a small house) and he knocked her down and she hit her head. Today she was with other sister-in-law (her daughter) and was waiting in the car and had some sort of seizure while sister-in-law was in the store. She bit her lip and it bled and she got aggitated and beligerent so sil took her to the ER. They didn’t know it was a seizure until they ran some tests. I think there was worry that it might have been a stroke. They took her to a bigger hospital for overnight observation and consultation with trauma and neuro drs. just to be on the safe side. The ER doc didn’t feel it was anything to be too concerned with even though she wanted her to be evaluated further.
Husband was undecided as to whether or not to do his afternoon bus run and football run tonight, but decided since big brother and little sister were going to hospital and dr. said nothing serious, he went. He’s still worrying a little though.
It’s been a weird summer. Lots of rain. Hard to get the hay in. Put hay in barn that shouldn’t have been baled because it was still too wet, so it will most likely mold. But did get a lot of round bales. Sold 7 cows to make sure we were ok for the winter with the feed situation. Husband is talking about trading in 2 tractors for another tractor. Right now we have 4 tractors. Too many for 35 acres if you ask me. He also wants to trade in his mower for a newer one. He always seems to be buying some new toy that he thinks he really really needs. I don’t buy much, but I’m thinking why don’t I? If he can, why can’t I? So, I’m going to go shopping for a new computer and give the kids my old one (they have my really really old one now) and let them finally get on the internet. Husband and I always talked about how computer literate our kids would be because of what I do for a living, but I haven’t given them that chance because they proved to me several years ago how destructive they are with stuff like this. The oldest had hacked into the computer I gave them and rendered it unusable. I couldn’t even fix it. So, they went without for several years. I finally gave one back to them last year and so far it’s working ok, so I might give them some more responsibility.
Oh well, I’d better wrap this up for now. The kids need to eat and I need to work.
Fun, fun fun….


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