Oh, excuse the yawn, please. We have a new routine here:
Monday: watch Bells from 6:00 AM to about 6:45 PM (or so)
Tuesday: watch Bells from 6:00 AM until one of us brings her to daycare (around 7:30) then pick her up usually before 5:00 pm
Wednesday: watch Bells from 11:00 AM until 6:45 PM
Thursday and Friday: same schedule as Tuesday
The Girl has a new job – one that I warned her not to take – and her hours are ridiculous. As she is trying to make it on her own with Isabella, she took the job that pays the most.
Two days a week was fine for me to be with my little pumpkin. These early hours and late pick ups, well, it is rough. As anyone who has been around here for a while will tell you, I am a night owl. Love, love, love to stay up late. Drinking gets me sick if it has caffeine in it. Trying to go to bed earlier, well, I am trying.
Saturday, I woke up late, stayed up a couple of hours, went back to bed, stayed up for the evening and then slept all night. Ugh! Not very productive except to catch up on lost z’s. However, the new schedule had me exhausted.
The original plan included participation in dropping off and picking up by others but that fell through. My sister says that family comes first and I have to bite the bullet. Others tell me not to be used and say no.
Know what? I am going to pray for the strength and the wisdom to deal with this situation. Self-pity is not attractive and I feel myself falling into the trap of it. Poor me! Nope. Won’t go there if I can help it. And I can help it with His help.
On a lighter note, The Boy started college today! My baby…..hooray! He is commuting by bus to a nearby city to attend county college. When I think about it, it blows my mind! Let us hope and pray he doesn’t feel overwhelmed and that he will meet good people to hang out with. I’m not too thrilled with his current crop of friends.
Oh, and I neglected to mention that he is supposed to start a new job this week – it keeps on getting better and better. I am guardedly optimistic.
How about some questions?
Are you able to confront people who have wronged you or who have done something wrong? I used to have a big problem with this. Now, however difficult it is, I try to find the most gentle, loving way to deal with the situation. If anyone is interested, I have sermon notes on the right way to confront someone.
What is the cheapest you can remember movie tickets being? Oy, my age is showing: 35 cents! My sister and I would go nearly every Saturday until they started showing regular, grown up films during the matinee hours. My first movie alone with my sister was Pinocchio. I can still remember where we were sitting in the movie house.
Your favorite author has a new book out. Do you buy it or get on the library waiting list? Library. The librarians know me by name and I know their names as well. It is one of my favorite places to be. Without reading, my life wouldn’t be complete. My life as it is now at least. Besides, have you seen the price of books lately?
What’s up for the week? I already showed you my schedule! Be blessed, gail