It's an overcast, gray day and I am in an overcast frame of mind. I am glad the holidays are behind us and we can get back to normal, but the past week was anything but normal.
There were some stressful things I simply can't blog about, but I can share a few things.
Yesterday was just a horrifically long, difficult day, on many levels. I forgot about lunch because I had a 1:30 meeting out of the office, and when I finally headed back I was starving and getting that hollow feeling I get when my blood sugar crashes. I went through the drive-through at Wendys and grabbed a cheeseburger, so I felt human again. (I know it's not a great choice but it was better than something out of the candy machine at work. It's hard to eat a salad in the car.)
Michael had a physical for school yesterday morning. Everything is fine. He just had to have it to try out for the tennis team. His acne is better. Not cured by any means, but definitely better. I continue to urge him to drink water and eat well, and do holistic things, but I acknowledge there are always issues. Right now he is itching all the time. I found out he had been using Pert shampoo, and I am hoping stopping that will help the itching. I could never use it. I always had an allergic reaction to it. We got him some more shampoo last night at CVS.
When Michael went back to school and asked his math teacher for help, saying he didn't understand the homework, she just marked wrong every problem he had skipped. She said he should have shown up early to get extra help. He explained he had a doctor's appointment and couldn't come in early. It was an excused absence. I don't know why that teacher is so mean to him. His other teachers are great.
When we were in CVS last night I only got a few of Mother's prescriptions. Didn't realize it until I got home. I thought back to why I messed up. When I was walking back to the back of the store this couple came in and went barreling past me. They were very skinny and covered with tattoos. The man was bouncing along like he was high on something. Then they got to the pharmacist's window and the woman was very loud and obnoxious, demanding service. There were 4 people sitting there waiting. The little druggist explained they were very busy. The couple looked really scummy and I just wanted to get my stuff and get out of there, and get Michael out of there. They didn't rob the place or anything like that, but I just had a bad feeling about them.
Mother is having computer issues, and her new one is not ready to be hoooked up yet. She is anxious about her Farmville farm. My friend Paul came over this morning and said he believes the issue is the AT&T connection, not the computer. I sitll want her to have the new one I got - well, used really. I only paid $50 for the CPU, but it's a good machine, I am sure. Paul is a good friend to come by and help us with things. I just wish it were all resolved. In my experience when technicians need to come to your house it's always fraught with peril, like my friend Cindy's recent washing machine nightmare.
Michael went to the Georgia capitol the other day on a field trip. He was not wildly enthusiastic about it. I asked him what he had learned and he just said "Not much." This morning he got out of the shower and came bouncing into my room in a towel, grinning. "I remember something about the field trip," he said, grinning. "What's that?" I asked. "The chandelier in the legislature weighs over 2,000 lbs.!" This site has some cool photos of the capitol. See below for the chandelier. Wonder how they dust that?!