March 5, 2014 by Dar
A good friend of mine since Junior High school days keeps in touch by email, which is great, it works out real good, no more long distance phone bills that put a damper on talking much by the telephone and we can share so many things via the Internet. She just sent me an update of her always very hectic life down in North Carolina.
She has been married four times, maybe more, I lost count. And she has four sons that have given her lots of grandchildren that she is so proud of, they are a close knit family and they all live pretty close to one another, which I think is great! Four generations of them all within about 45 minutes from each other.
Well it seems that one of her son’s wife has a teenage son from a previous relationship, that is giving them one heck of a time and they have decided that they are going to send him to a boarding school that is located in Tucson, Arizona, that is a heck of a long drive to go to school. She was telling me all about their situation, all of the things that they have tried with little or no success which is so frustrating I’m sure, and she also sent me the link to the school fenster-school.com so that I could check it out also, which I thought was funny, but I checked it out anyway.
The poor boy has some mental health issues and refuses to take his medicines regularly and the schools there in North Carolina (at least the part that she lives in) don’t think that they can help him anymore. They say that what he needs is a more caring & disciplined structured school so that he can really focus and achieve his academic success. He lacks motivation and bucks authority to the extreme. They (the N.C. schools) provided them with the resources that were needed in locating some boarding schools that they could check out. And the Internet certainly helps now a days in researching things just like this.
I wish them all luck. And I hope that she keeps me posted on their progress.
March 2, 2014 by Dar
It will be nice to see my daughter and her current boyfriend all dressed up for the Junior Prom, at the end of the year. We have already been looking at dresses, shoes, handbags and all of the other accessories that it takes to dress up all formal like. He has been looking at various tuxedo vests to match the color of the dress, when my daughter finally makes a decision on her dress, which better be soon. He has a lot to do himself for this big event.
This will be fun. I never got to go to any of the formal dances back in my high school years, so this is all so new and exciting for me. Never thought that I would be one of those mothers that gets all crazy during these memory making moments. And to think this is only the Junior Prom. I can’t imagine what all is involved with next year’s Senior Prom although I’m sure there will be a limo some how involved.
February 27, 2014 by Dar
I just went to the grocery store yesterday, but today it seems as if we don’t have a thing in the house that anyone wants to eat. The kids are eating us out of house and home, both are just consuming huge amounts of food, I can’t keep up. The oldest has become picky, which is so unusual for her, so used to eat just about anything and was willing to try new foods with no problem, but in the past year something has made her harder to please.
The youngest has always been a very picky eater from day one. It is getting harder and harder to plan a meal that everyone enjoys. She is pretty good about trying new things, but it is unfortunate that 99% of what she tries, she doesn’t like and makes a most horrific face to let you know how much she doesn’t like and doesn’t appreciate having to try it in the first place.
So tonight I will be fixing Sloppy Joes, I make it from a recipe that I got from a very close friend back in Jr. High School, it was her mother’s and I have been making it for a very long time, and no one has ever not liked it. And I can tell you that a lot of people in the past 30 years or so have eaten them with great satisfaction.
I wish her mother was still around so that I could tell her about her recipe for this most wonderful Sloppy Joe sandwich which has brought pleasure to lots of folks. I think she would get a kick out of hearing about it. I miss you Mom Crawford!
February 22, 2014 by Dar
Well my tax refund check should be deposited straight into my checking account any day now. While creating my tax refund wish list I quickly remembered that I really wanted to purchase an europower pmp1000 at guitar center that is 30% off, along with free shipping! These are a few things that I really want and I think I deserve. Of course a good portion of that money will be used to pay off a couple of minor credit card accounts and to purchase a few things for the house. But I always make sure I buy something for myself along with the way.
Behringer EUROPOWER PMP1000 Powered Mixer (PMP1000)
Behringer EUROPOWER PMP1000 Powered Mixer
February 18, 2014 by Dar
My Daughter is recovering from 2 surgery’s she had in the past month, and struggling to go to be able to get up and go to work. I knew she wasn’t going to have any money there for a while after her last paycheck, and she didn’t want to dip into savings at all until she had turned 18. So there for a few weeks she had been penniless, so I had given her allowance’s for doing some chores around the house so she’d be able to get some things she needed to go back to work, for example; black pants and black shoes for work, shower accessories, and other little things she needs or wanted to get.
Well for the past week she has been wanting to see her boyfriend and constantly wanting to borrow my car to get him for the day so they can spend some time together. It was fine with me for a few days but it started to get the point where it was everyday, and it wasn’t until a few days ago she had stopped borrowing my car all of a sudden. She had just given me a few dollars today and said it was for the gas she burned in my car. Which I now think of her as an adult now for meeting her responsibilities in paying back the money she had owed me. I’m glad she works for what she wants, instead of her thinking she can live for free. I’m very proud of her now, she is going back to work tomorrow and now stable on her feet again, ready for her normal everyday life again.