Ride of Frankenstein

I know.  I never call.  I never write.  Once again, there just hasn’t been much time or energy left in the tank at any given time.  I’m trying.  I’m working on it.

I should hear back from Felix’s doctor any time now to set up an appointment to talk about moving forward.  They’ve received both sets of the evaluation packets from me and the school.  Hell, the school probably hand-delivered theirs that same day.  I can’t say I blame them, but I blame them.  Not really.  Well, maybe.

Moving on.

I’m trying to get amped up for Halloween, which is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, doncha know.  We actually decorated last weekend.  I was still in a pretty big funk and spending all Saturday at Girl Scout Camping Training didn’t help (and y’all, I tried very very hard to have a good attitude, but dammit I can build a campfire with my bloody eyes closed and know better than to attempt the overly-complicated and unrealistic recipes featured in the campfire cooking section in the 90 degree heat).  Years ago, I started collecting the Spooky Village set they sell every year at Michael’s craft stores.  Well, once we moved and the kids came along, I left them safely in the storage closet.  This year, I figured my gang could handle it.  It was kinda like my Xmas tree last year, breaking out the “good” stuff I hadn’t seen in years.   So yay.  Halloween.  And next weekend starts the spooky whirlwind of activities, with haunted hikes and such.

It seems like every once in a while I write about needing to find balance.  I’m definitely needing that hardcore right now.    I had lunch with my old boss yesterday, and coffee with a friend a couple of days before that.  I wish I could find more time for that stuff, for yoga or reading.  Something other than urinating cats or my messy house or ADHD.  I’m uninspired.

I will say this:  As tired and overwhelmed as I get with all this stuff – especially the ADHD part – I did something last night that I never in a million years would have even considered a year or two ago.  My kids’ school had an event at a local goofy golf/go-kart kind of place.  The kids got free pizza buffet and outside rides/games.  There was a small roller coaster (for wee ones), swings, and bumper cars.  I took them by myself.  Best of all, no one lost their shit.  That would never have happened before now.  I would not have been able to manage them alone in a place like that, with all the sounds and light and stimulation.  We had a very good time.  Progress, I suppose.

Oh, and my hummingbirds have gone – flown the tiny coop.  I know they’re migratory, but I’m kind of sad no one stayed to winter with us.  I miss watching them.  Maybe the giant spider in my yard ate them.

See? That’s a serious looking spider…

Looks like we’ll get a very glancing blow from Nate this weekend, so it will be a weekend of much inside Togetherness.  Wish me luck.


About larva225

Working mom. Is there any other kind? Geologist. Nerd.
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12 Responses to Ride of Frankenstein

  1. Terri says:

    Thanks for the mention! Friend!!!!

  2. joey says:

    Good luck!
    Great shot of the spider! Fab. I have tons of them and can’t get a single decent shot. It’s appalling. lol
    Progress is indeed a sweet, rich nectar to get drunk on. Glad you felt that while the kids had a great time! 🙂

  3. Merbear74 says:

    That is one gnarly spider!!

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