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Sunday, September 29, 2002

Selena just woke up, so I'd better start closing windows to log off. My time is up.
NOW I'm trying to quit smoking so we can afford DSL without getting rid of my prized second phone line... we can't afford to unless I quit smoking. Plus, I'd like to be free of that slavery anyway...
On the plus side of it, I AM glad to be in a cooler bedroom!
Last weekend we switched bedrooms with the boys... lot of work. Glad we don't have to do THAT every day!
It's so quiet here right now, I could almost believe I like it here. Unfortunately, I know that will be short-lived...
I'm feeling very lazy today, and I know I need to get up off my ass and get some things done, but I really just don't feel like it. I bet I'll be sorry...
I start school tomorrow. I'm very nervous about it. I hope I haven't made a huge mistake in committing to a 2-year degree program!

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

I am not patient enough to be a teacher. I don't think I'm ever going to go back to homeschooling again unless there is very good reason to do so.
Timmy annoys me asking stupid questions to get his homework done. Most of them are things he could figure out for himself if he would think first before jumping to ask for someone's help.
I knew it. Selena's already awake. Frank laughed at the tv in there and woke her up before she was even asleep for ten minutes. Sigh. My life sux sometimes.
I am DREADING the "switch" this weekend... Bob & I are switching rooms with the boys because Frank is soon going to have two computers and there is no room for them in the boys' current room. Also, the room the boys are in now is cooler than the converted garage which currently serves as the master bedroom. Plus the converted garage has no closet, and the closet is wasted on the boys... they just had it all piled up with junk & never used it.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it's quiet here for a moment now. I just got the baby down for a nap, and although she SHOULD take a two hour nap, she probably won't, so I'm gonna make the best of it. Timmy's at the table doing his homework, Sarah's still eating some spaghetti, and I don't know about Joey, but I assume he's doing his homework in the bedroom or I would've heard about it from Frank by now.
The boys are making me miserable. Timmy won't listen to Joey after school, and Joe gets frustrated and goes on ahead without him... today Timmy didn't cross at the crossing guard... so I guess I'm gonna have to go back to walking down to pick 'em up every day.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

On the bright side, Selena seems to be learning to amuse herself for short periods of time. Right now she's unloading the "little people" from a box... uh oh... spoke too soon... now she's next to me banging on my chair with a plastic spoon she found on the floor!
Neverending adjustments... sigh. Well, we had a nice long weekend, since the younger kids had Yom Kippur off from school. Timmy got hurt last night, but he didn't hesitate to get up and go to school today. What a little trooper! So far they have been doing quite well in school. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of last week I went to breakfast with Sarah. That was rough... being ready and leaving here at 6:30 am, but we managed! On Thursday we even took Selena along. Free food... yay!

On Saturday, however, the car broke down, and it's still broken down at the church where I had gone to pick up Joe after he had an outing with the church group. I think it's the linkage in the gear shift... preliminary estimate is $500 for a 5-hour repair... IF that's really what the problem is. I think Bob's gonna have it towed to a shop on Wednesday, and plan to pick it up/pay for it on Thursday when he's gotten paid. Sigh again... it's always something!!!

Thursday, September 05, 2002

The baby's sleeping, but fitfully, as she's got a cold/cough. She has an appointment for a checkup on Tuesday, but I don't think she'll be getting her shots if she's still sick.
I enrolled in a webmaster course at the college Frank's attending today. He is taking the network engineering course. It will take me two years to earn an associate degree. I hope I do well with it!

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Well, it's off to another hectic day...
I have to get up at 4:30 am to get Sarah up in time to go to her bus stop... and she barely gets out of here on time. Today she was halfway there and came back because she'd forgotten to get lunch money from me!
Damn! These days I don't know whether I'm coming or going half the time... but so far the kids are doing well in school, and I'm trying to enroll in a web design/webmaster course myself. Wish me luck!