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Tidbit Thursday

Just another sloppy, unedited installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

Looks like I’ll be out of town for a few days. My dad’s surgery has been scheduled for July 8th. I’ll head down to help out for a few days. Won’t be able to stay long because of prior commitments but it will be nice to head down for a few days. Hopefully all will go well and he will be up and about without the pain he has been having.

Still up in the air about what the girl is doing – she hasn’t been in touch to let me know what is going on. Guess I’ll find out soon enough but it would be nice to be in the loop.

Ended up going to three different places to get the tire fixed and discovered that the stabilizer bar control link was broken. My mechanic said he had never in his 25 years seen that happen. Makes me wonder what she might have been doing with my car. I can’t wait for her to fix her car so that she doesn’t want to borrow mine any longer. Of course the hubby says just don’t lend it but I have difficulty telling her no(story of my life and the cause of so many of my/our problems).

Slowly ever so slowly the yard and garden is beginning to transform. My new lilies bloomed and they are quite interesting – Lionheart Tango – an Asiatic type of lily. I do like them but I’m not sure I like them where they are – I may move them once they have died back. Still doing lots of weeding – this week it has been the lily/herb bed. I put down some newspapers and mulch so hopefully that will keep the future weeding to a minimum. I normally plant parsley and basil in this area but I didn’t do that this year.

Need to head out to take the boy to the orthodontist. Till next time, I hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are.

Tidbit Thursday

Just another unedited/sloppy installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

Heard this week that my sister’s brother-in-law died. He was only 51, not sure what happened but it certainly surprised the family and has left them reeling. Another reminder to let people know they are loved before it is too late.

More rain – I can’t seem to get ahead this year. Just about the time I get an area weed free it rains and more weeds sprout up. Very discouraging.

More drama with the girl – she needs to move out and has not found a place to stay. She asked about moving back in here. Not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, I want her to get out of the situation she is in but on the other hand things have been a lot less stressful since she has moved out. I’m not sure I want to deal with the possible drama that could occur. UGH – parenting is soo hard.

Need to get a new tire for the car, got another letter from the IRS, still need to deal with the hospital bill and the insurance policy – so much for getting things done while the boy was at camp.

Hope you are having a great day wherever you are.

Tidbit Thursday

Just another sloppy/unedited installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head…

Feeling discouraged as I sit here looking at all the things that should have been done – bills to pay, appointments to change, call to see about a new insurance policy, dirty dishes, spider webs in the window .. I could go on but let’s just say that I’m not getting things done.

First week of summer vacation isn’t over yet and we’ve had several arguments, slammed doors and episodes of disrespect and defiance – looking like a long summer. I thought that the tween/teen years would be easier this time around since the boy is (well, has been) quite different from the girl but it feels like a repeat of her early years.

Part of the problem is that the hubby and I do not agree on certain things and had/have a hard time coming to agreement  on how to deal with those situations. I’m not sure how it is going to play out this time but hopefully we can do a better job.

We have had more rain again this week and it looks like it isn’t over yet.  The weeds just keep on coming. It is hard to see any progress and that is discouraging. On the other hand some of the new bulbs I planted have bloomed and they were quite nice. I ‘m waiting on the lily – it has buds but they haven’t opened. I’m afraid that the anchusa azurea I got is dead. I couldn’t plant it right away and I’m afraid it just didn’t make it. On the other hand the tree peony which I thought had died appears to be sending up a shoot – I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will survive. The sweet peas look lovely growing up the lattice.

Guess that’s it for now – hope you are having a great day wherever you are.

Tidbit Thursday

Just another unedited/sloppy installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

The rains keep coming down and the weeds keep coming up. Hubby has been helping to weed the perimeter of the property but this is getting to be ridiculous. It is a never ending job and I’m beginning to think it just isn’t worth it.

Tomorrow is the last day of school – not really ready for it but it will be here whether I’m ready or not. Right now he is signed up for two weeks of away from home camp, one week of day camp and one week of half day camp. Not sure how we’re going to fill in the rest of the summer but hopefully we’ll find something that will work for us.

Another situation with the girl has come up and I’m really concerned about  the possible outcomes but I don’t have any control over them. I gave her some advice but I don’t think she will take it. She is not in  a good situation but I can’t seem to get her to see that. She is so focused on not coming back home that she continues to make poor decisions that just lead to a bigger hole to try and dig herself out of. I wish she would let me help her but she wants to prove she is mature enough to handle her own problems. She never could accept that it is okay to ask for help and I suppose that is something she learned from me because I have trouble asking for help myself. Although I at least, will take it when it is offered. Anyone have any insight on how to get your teen to be receptive to your advice/wisdom/help??

Need to get ready for the boy to get home – until next time – have a great day wherever you are.

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