Sunday, August 31, 2008

What a week this has been!

The boys have been with us this week, not that I've been home! I had to work both Monday and Tuesday nights, then Wednesday I was in Cary for our OB appt (the Doodle-bops is doing GREAT and M STILL barely has a belly!); the Design Consign Show occupied the rest of Wednesday and most of Thursday, but I got some killer designer clothes for a great price!! My baby girl is going to be a well-dressed child!! I did get home in time to pick the boys up from school on Thursday and I was also home on Friday, but that was so little of the week, really, with the boys in school :(

My mother had called earlier in the week and wanted the boys to come visit her (and M's kids) which worked out well because I'm working all weekend - day shift - Saturday through Monday. Thank GOD this is the last week that my schedule sucks like this. Starting in September, I should be home almost all of the time that the boys are with us. I am SO looking forward to being a pseudo-stay-at-home-mom!

Middle Child joined the JROTC at Union Pines and is just so excited! I took him to get a haircut on Thursday, thinking he'd get a fade, but he chose to have his whole head buzzed. He got his garrison cap on Friday and they gave him a uniform as well, but he couldn't bring that home because they have to alter the pants and sew the insignia on the shirt and jacket. He also got his shoes - looks like he'll be learning to shine them! I'll post a picture of him in uniform once he has it. They wear their uniforms to school on Wednesdays and that's part of their grade. He's been uber helpful since he joined and I never have to prompt him for a "yes, Ma'am" anymore... if he gets nothing else out of JROTC, that's worth it!

Friday after school I went and talked to his Commander - he's a retired O6, Navy - very nice man. I wanted to see if there were events that I could volunteer at since my commander will let me RST with them! He said that they always need female chaparones on field trips since they have female cadets and very few female volunteers; I told him that he could definitely count me in! I think Middle Child told me that they'll be going to Arlington some time this year.

Little Man got his flute finally and is totally enamoured of it, at least so far! He's also excited about the prospect of the band trips they make to play - Carowinds, Busch Gardens, Disney... Not to be one-upped by Middle Child, he wants me to chaparone those trips with him!! Looks like I might get the better stuff this year - no more waste water treatment plants! I'm moving up in the food chain! LOL

Only other thing I can think of... my dumb ass ex-BIL has now told the psychologist doing the custody re-evaluation (yes, the same woman that he felt the need to enlighten about how many times I've been married and that whole load of BS about the court taking my boys away from me!) that he believes that M is NOT carrying my baby after all - that my sister has merely gotten herself knocked up out of wedlock and has contrived this elaborate story as a cover up. Seriously, where in the hell does he get this shit?? I decided to keep this tidbit to myself - if B found out, he might actually go looking for the dumbass!!!