Tuesday, June 27, 2006

sometimes I am just not in a happy place

Right now I am so angry I could spit. Dad's footstone was supposed to be at his grave by now, and is it?? NO. We have scheduled the unveiling for this coming Monday, and if it isn't there by Friday we'll have to reschedule. I just don't want to have it in August. Call me superstitious, but the last unveiling we had 3 days later my dad had his massive stroke. He died a week after mom's unveiling. The only realistic date we can have the unveiling would be probably on the 18th of August. I have had enough of a difficult year, and this isn't what I want. I am seriously going to lose it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Last day of school

Wow! Today is John's last day of kindergarten. I can't believe how fast the year has flown by. Wasn't it yesterday that John started kindergarten?? John finishes at 11 this morning and then his friend Charity is coming over for a bit.

I am hoping that the pool liner is finished soon, and we have a working pool. It has been humid and I miss swimming. One more project of painting the house and we should for the most part be finished. The changes look great. Now I just need some motivation to clean!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Surviving Father's Day

I was able to get through my first Father's Day without my own dad. I think being here was better than being in Kingston. John feels his dad was a little miffed that he wasn't around to celebrate with him. We honestly had too much going on so it wasn't really an option. Most of our house projects are finished. John and I are really pleased with the results. Our new deck looks great. The improvements to the kitchen are amazing. I now have a stove that the top burners heat up in minutes rather than what felt like hours. I also have more space for my kitchen junk!! I love the new island. John John finishes school this Wednesday. I need to finalize summer plans and babysitting. I've been so spoiled during the year and not having to pay a sitter or daycare.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

John's field trip was a day I'll never forget

Truly, I find it hard to believe that I rode a school bus for over 10 years. I went with John's class on a field trip yesterday and riding the bus was the worst experience of my life. Maybe it's because the seats are higher now and you can't see over them to see the road. Or maybe it was the fact that my son was being a terror and I wanted to stop him. His saving grace was that he was great in the museum. I seriously don't know why he feels the need to yell and think it's acceptable. Ugggh. Plus he likes to yell in other kids faces and thinks it's okay. I hope he learns soon that it's not acceptable.
Our kitchen is now complete. I need to put everything back in place this weekend. Friends are down at the moment doing other work for us. We will now have a deck off our kitchen and laundry room. It'll look nice. I will be happy when all the renovation projects are done.
I also have to call the monument place tomorrow to find out why dad's footstone isn't in yet. It's been ordered, and should be made. This is probably the only time I hate not living close by to personally go and see what is going on. I do not want to have dad's unveiling in August. It is just going to be a rough time without having to have his unveiling. Hopefully the footstone will be in by next week.

Monday, June 12, 2006

countdown till the school year is over

Hard to believe that John's kindergarten year is almost over. It amazes me how much he has learned. He is now reading and reads everything he can. His Teacher for the Deaf is looking at the first grade teachers to see which one would be a good fit for John. I hope that next year he will continue to do well without his Teacher for the Deaf, Sue. She is retiring at the end of the month and we are going to miss her. She has been such a wealth of knowledge, and has done so much with John. He has come a long way because of Sue.
I still need to figure out my summer schedule, and when to have my babysitter over. I'm sending John to our districts summer program, and then plan to have the sitter 3 afternoons a week. August I'll have her 3 days a week. Fingers crossed it goes as planned. I've been spoiled this year with working while John is in school. It will be a juggling act over the summer.
Our house improvements are rolling along. We should have the kitchen done soon. It looks really nice. I love my new island. More space to put in my kitchen stuff!! We had the backsplash tiled and it lightens it up tremendously. John also splurged and bought a new dishwasher to go along with our new stove. This will be nice.