But I’m deep in the throes of the bloating, boobs killing me, and stomach
pain. I’ll take this any day, though. My hormones aren’t throwing me for a huge loop, and so I really can’t complain. Instead of complaining, I’m eating. I started off great this morning, with a Peach smoothie, and soda water.
I had visions of a great day. Today’s the day I’m getting off of pop, right? I get to work, and all the symptoms are hitting full on, when I see there’s homemade f’ing chocolate cupcakes in the lunch room. I had one, and they are pretty small. I told myself, okay, that’s not that bad….then I had 2. Then I had 2 pcs of my 72% cacao Ghirardelli chocolate, just to get totally off of the chocolate fix. They are so rich, that it usually curbs my craving. Not today. And then I did the bad, bad, bad thing…I got a Pepsi. So, of course, now I’m SUPER bloated. I picked a bad day to quick drinking soda. So, I guess it’s gone from my life tomorrow. BTW, whenever I think of “I picked a bad day to quit…..,” I think of the movie “Airplane.” Truly one of my favorite movies
ever. “Surely, you can’t be serious. I am serious. And quit calling me Shirley.”
I don’t know how many times I’ve used that line in my life. Nothing gets old for me. Sometimes it wonderful to have such a simple mind! My niece just turned 17 recently, and I got her that movie, along w/ a bunch of other 80’s classics: Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and a couple others, that I can’t recall off hand. She loves to watch movies, and I figured she hadn’t seen them. She said her and her friends loved watching them. Which makes me smile, but then I picture them stoned (not that I really thinks she smokes….)
watching the movies, like we used to, and I hope she’s a better kid than I
was. And most definitely than her mom was. LOL.
This weekend was crazy busy.
The weekend started early with the school visits in Oregon (town in IL)
and Byron. The school in Byron is spectacular. They are putting
that nuclear money to good use. The O.T. room looks like what Caleb had when we paid for O.T. privately. They have a swing in there and everything. They have a school psychologist which is involved heavily with each child with an I.E.P. All around, it was way more than anything we could ask for, for Caleb’s needs, out of a school. For Ryne, it went above all expectations as well. field house is nicer than any I’ve seen in a college. It’s an indoor track w/ multiple basketball courts, pit, everything. Kids 4th grade and up are each issued their own laptop, as well. All classrooms have smart boards, etc. We were all blown away. We took the boys (Ryne, literally went kicking and screaming). They boys both loved the Byron school, but Ryne says he’s not moving. He’s been a real peach about it all. I can’t blame him for not wanting to move again, but at some point I’d hope he’d trust us to make the best decisions for him and his brother.
Sat. morning I had my follow up w/ the Lasik eye Dr. I got the green light for the surgery! I’m beyond excited…. I set up the appt. for 6/1. I’m counting the days! When they called this morning, to set it up, it truly turned my day around. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve got the P.M.S. in a bad way. Then, the
same Maintenance guy that asked if I was Eskimo…(last thing any Native ever
wants to hear), was talking about Donna Summer this morning.
He said, well you probably graduated late 70’s, maybe early 80’s. Dude, really….I know you’re trying to make conversation, but just stop.
You make me feel like sh!t. So, after I quickly corrected him, I told him and another guy that I’m PMS’ing so they better watch out today. LOL. Nothing like scaring men off!
After my 3 hours of driving Sat. morning, I came home to clean and get ready for Ryne’s slumber party. We cleaned the heck out of that house. I love it when it’s like that. I wish we could keep it that clean all the time. I did the extra
cleaning, because our landlord was also going to show the house on Sun. (So nice that we have a lease, but he’s still trying to sell it….) There were 5 boys, plus our 2. Wow. What an eye opener to see boys around that age. Ryne
never has anyone over to play, so it was cool to see how well he interacted with
all of them. Plus, it made me very thankful that our kids, are our kids.
Those boys were freaking rowdy! We took them into town and got pizza and apps. Afterward, we took them all bowling. They really had a great time. And the saying is true, boys will be boys! Ryne was the first to fall asleep (a little after midnight), and at 12:45 the others were still going strong, but that’s when I fell asleep.
The next morning was crazy as we had to clean up from all of the boys’ activities. They completely destroyed the basement. They even had stuff from the garage down there, including the snow shovel. Boxes were completely flattened, etc. There are some questions that you really don’t want the answers to. After we got everything picked up, we all had to get out of the house (as
they showed up 40 mins early to see the house). So, we all went (including) Junior on a road trip out to Byron. We really want Ryne to get onboard, but he’s not. We went and looked at a couple of houses. There are a few houses available, but rent out there is crazy, high. I really am finding it very hard to swallow, possibly doubling our rent…. I don’t want to throw all of our money
out on rent, when we need to be saving for a house. So, that’s really making me think some more about the whole situation. UGH!!!!
Anyway, in a nutshell, our weekend was full of hormonal 11 yo boys, cleaning, and driving. I’m exhausted today (which I’m sure the PMS is contributing too as well). But all in all, it’s a good day. The sun is shining and my mood is good. PMS is not controlling me today.
Hope you guys all had a great weekend.