Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Random thoughts

The very eloquent words in my head aren't translating well. Here are some of my random musings:

  • Ralph is starting to really want to walk! I know I've said this before, but this time I think I really mean it! Here he is shooting a toy rifle. He is making the sound, too!

  • Didn't find my Managers of their Homes book yet. Didn't really even look. I'm starting a loose summer schedule anyway. It presently consists of "make your bed and tidy your room before you get any breakfast" and quiet time/nap time at 1pm. How's that for loose?

  • I have Social Security Administration paperwork to fill out. It is sitting on top of my pile of things to do. I keep looking at it. It keeps looking back at me. Very intimidating.

  • I tend to over-promise and under-deliver.

  • Are you as sick of the R-word as I am? People who would never use the N-word feel pretty comfortable using it. It's not OK. It's not about being PC. It's about being a decent human being.

  • I'm eating a lot of raw beets lately. Do they taste like dirt or what?

  • Richard turned 17 last Saturday. Him and Wesley are both 17 years old this week. God I love those boys! Here is Richard with Ruby on Independence Day. (I've decided to start calling the 4th of July Independence Day. I never want to forget that it IS about independence.)

  • I pulled about 200 bag worms off of my little ornamental evergreen tree. I put a bunch in a jar for the kids to look at. Rose thinks they are cute. Ick.

  • A friend of mine had to lay of some people off this week. Just thinking about it nearly made me sick.

  • Oh, yeah. I'm sick. I've been having gallbladder attacks for a few months. I finally figured out what they were a about three weeks ago. I have a surgical consult on Friday, but I'm still hoping to avoid the knife by cleaning up my diet. Hence, the beets. I've been attack free for two weeks tomorrow. I can feel myself falling off the wagon, though. Birthday cake and ice cream = evil.

  • Wesley turns 18 on Sunday. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I don't feel like I'm finished with him yet. But, he's really turning out to be a neat person. I really like him. I just wish he would smile more often.


therextras said...

So sorry to hear you are having gb problems. :( Not a pleasant cure or treatment for that. Raw beets?!?

Ralph looks great - oh, and Ruby, too!

I hear ya on having an 18-y/o. Our ManChild is now at one of the military academies up north. It was harder than I thought it would be to leave him there.

The SSA paperwork is worth fearing. Just saying.

Hope you feel better soon! Hugs and prayers, Barbara

Ria said...

Yay for Ralph wanting to walk! Matthew's been practicing a lot too lately. He's getting much better at balancing and shifting his weight.

Sorry to hear about your gb problem. I hope you feel better soon.