Good Morning Company Girls!
Well, actually this is Thursday evening....I'm not sure what my morning is going to bring so I thought I might be wise to try and do this post tonight.
This week has been very tiring...my mom and dad have been doing quite poorly...we're not sure if my mom had the flu or food poisoning..she really hasn't been keeping track of best before dates plus I even found, in her cupboard, a frozen(no longer frozen and not smelling so great) entre. She insisted it was just fine and could still be used. My sister and I had difficulty convincing her that these must remain frozen until they're used..(or at least refrigerated!) My mom has also been very upset that home care has started this week...she's been wearing herself out trying to prove to us that she doesn't need any help. My dad spent one day, in bed, the whole day...exhausted. We were concerned because his breathing was laboured at times, making the sound suggesting congestive heart failure...it broke my heart to see him lying there with his arms up on his chest, his hands clenched under his chin...just lying there...staring at the ceiling.
Today, I had to take Emma to the dentist...less than an hour after I dropped her back at school, the school called...'would I please come and get Emma,...she had been involved in a fight'....so, long story short....Emma's been suspended for at least 3 days....tomorrow is hubby's day off...last night he mentioned that he thought it would be nice to go to the Home and Garden show .....well, those plans are done...so much for a day off!
On the bright side...I have a list of at least 10 things that I have decided that Emma will do during her suspension! Things that I can no longer physically do.....like washing all the windows, washing walls, floors.....cleaning out cupboards and shelves, washing and polishing the pew..yes..we have a pew..it's the seating for the one side of our dining table..it's about 8' long and pure oak wood....with a number of grandchildren it could use a good scrubbing and polishing!
Next week, there are a few appointments and then packing! We plan, Lord willing, to be on the road, early Friday morning for Orlando, Florida! It'll take us two days to drive down there....two days down and two days back with four teenagers!!!! The place where we are going has a lot that should keep our teens busy and best of all...no appointments! None, nada, zilch! I'm thrilled that I will have a whole week without one doctor, therapist, social worker, dentist, orthodontist, teacher...or anyone else that I've missed, appointment!
So, I hope everyone has a great weekend...I'll be doing my best impression of a mother turned suspension guard...it should do a lot to improve my relationship with Emma! Ah...don't you love being a parent!