Well, so much for relaxing yesterday. Mom had to go the bank and the store I work at and I needed to pick up my hours, so Zachary and I went with her. What was supposed to be a "quick trip" to the store turned into 2 hours of the day!

Unfortunately I DID have to work last night. I was not really happy about it but it was hours which meant money. And thank heavens I checked to see if I had a paycheck ~ I didn't think I would, but I did and it was almost $70.00! Now we'll easily get through the week without much worry. Thank God for that!

Last night after I got home from work my feet were throbbing (from all the walking we did at LEGOLAND) and having to stand on them the whole shift. All I wanted to do was lie down ~ but I needed to eat something and do all the stuff I needed to complete to go to bed. I was so frustrated that I didn't get to bed until 10:30! Between the cat and my husband I was ready to kill somebody! Eventually I kicked the cat off of me and my husband fell asleep and stopped rolling around trying to get comfortable.

I had Aaron wake me this morning around 6:30 because I have to start getting back into the schedule for when Zach's in school. I've got 2 weeks. In another week I'll start waking Zach at the same time. He needs to get back into the practice of getting up early too.

I'm so mad at his school right now! Our tax-free holiday is this week, but I won't get his list of school supplies needed until the 12th ~ so I'll miss out on most of it! I guess I'll take him clothes shopping and shoe shopping on Friday. We can afford to do a little now that I got a decent size check. So I have 2 days to acquire the rest of his school supplies before he starts school on the 14th. That just makes me really irritated! I think it's pretty irresponsible of them to give us our supply list only 2 days before.

One of the best things about our trip the past few days is that my Mom and Aaron got along just fine! I was so worried that they'd butt heads the whole time, but it didn't happen even once. I was very pleased with that. Maybe they'll do better in communicating with each other for awhile at least. I hope so. I'm so sick of being stuck in the middle of the two of them. It gets exhausting and maddening.

So I got the laundry done yesterday (yaaay!) and managed to get a short nap before I had to get ready for work. After Zach starts school I'm not going to be available to work closing shift ~ only days. I'm also going to start looking for another part-time job to help bring in more money so that we can actually start saving some. Wish me luck on the job hunt! I'm going to need it I think…

I'm worried, like every parent does I guess, about Zachary starting school this year and what 2nd grade will bring. I hope he finds friends in his class and that he's not bored with the curriculum and that he can concentrate better. I also hope the teacher is familiar with Asperger's Syndrome and it's challenges for the child. If I don't like this teacher I WILL move him to another classroom! I don't play games, and you know early on if the relationship between teacher and student are going to work. But hopefully it won't come to that and he'll be happy with his new teacher.

I'm just as nervous about myself when he starts school. It's going to take some time to find a second job and I'm worried about what the heck I'm going to do with all the free time I'll have on my hands. Free time often leads into depression for me because there's no one else here with me. Just knowing Zachary is here helps me keep my mood up, but with him gone and Mom only home 2 days during the week it's going to be rough. I need to find some cheap things to do, like the Zumba class offered down at the recreational center and maybe some yoga. The classes are about 3-5 dollars each so if I do 3 a week it won't be too bad. That's about my weekly allowance anyhow. I'm sure I'll do a lot of reading too, and maybe start studying again for testing for both my teaching exams that I'll have to do soon. I am REALLY not looking forward to that. It makes me so anxious to think about doing those again! The elementary education one wasn't so bad, but the music education one ~ WHOA. Talk about a headache and a half!

Maybe I'll replant my garden too. Now I'll have time to tend to it and properly maintain it. We're going to dig the bush out that we put in ( it was in a 5 gallon pot when we planted it, now it's huge!) and place in another area of the yard. That will give me a lot more space to put in flowers and such and redo the soil and mulch it. I want to fence it in with a low white picket fencing so the animals stay out of it (especially my Mom's dog ~ she just tramples it!).

Like I was telling a friend this morning, it will stay hot here until mid-to-late October. We've still got 2 months of this heat and I'm so sick of it! I know everyone is hot right now, but those of you that are in the North will get some cooler weather sooner than we will and I'm so envious. Anybody want to exchange places for awhile? 😉

I need to go take my 2nd dosage of Ritalin in a few minutes since I've been up for several hours now. I really want to be able to get in a decent nap before I have to go back to work tonight. The one thing I'm looking forward to is that tomorrow morning I don't have to get up early because its Saturday! Yaaaay! That's good because I'll be tired when I get home tonight ~ especially considering the week I've had.

I'm going to try and do some relaxing, maybe start reading my latest book again ~ "The Life of Pi". I want to read it before I see the movie. The books are so much more in depth. A movie I would like to see soon is "The Host" because I read the book over a year ago and I wanted to see if they did it any justice. Maybe over the weekend I'll rent it for myself. 🙂

Well, I hope you all have a nice, short Friday. Mine's not going to be but at least I'll keep busy and make some money. Hugs to all who need them!

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