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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 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 Tuesday

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

So much in my head today – I hardly know where to start. How about with pests? There are teeny, tiny little ants in the sink in my bathroom. They aren’t anywhere else and I can’t figure out where they are coming from.

The mice are still here with poop everywhere. One of them gnawed through a waterline in the mudroom and there was water everywhere when we got home from church. After cleaning that up and installing a new  metal line, we can’t get the recycling bins to slide back in. UGH.

I’m having second thoughts/major qualms about leaving for ten days – there is so much  financial work to finish, preparations for food/laundry/child care to take care of and then the big hurdle – the family drama. I just don’t know if now is the right time for me to be gone.  I feel like I am asking too much of others and that makes me uncomfortable. It is really hard for me to ask for help. I always wonder what people are thinking about me when I need help. I know that sometimes I say yes even though I want to say no and I wonder if they are doing the same.  It just makes it hard for me to do it.

The family drama is keeping me in a state of limbo – I need to make a decision and then start taking the steps that follow from that decision.  Not having any time to be alone lately isn’t helping either.  It is really hard for me to function without that daily alone time. Perhaps I should have stuck to my earlier life plan – becoming a nun. Although there is the big problem of not being Catholic nor wanting to convert that kept me from following that plan.

Oh, well, I need to get moving on something.  I’ll be back sometime to let you know how things work out.

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