Long Time No See

It just occurred to me that I haven’t written in a while. Is this because nothing of any significance has happened? NO!!! If I ever go through a month with nothing of significance happening I will feel like it has been the vacation of my life.

Let’s see…My daughter wrecked my husband’s car. She was fine; car was not. Thank goodness for insurance but hate to see how it effects the premiums on the next renewal.

My daughter came to me because a girl her age tried to touch her in her “private” areas. She, being on the autism spectrum, was very distraught. She went to the school social worker and resource officer. They called me, asked if she wanted to press charges. I had that discussion with my daughter and left it up to her to decide. It was a difficult conversation because I don’t want her to think it is ever okay for a female or male to touch her where she doesn’t want to be touched. so I wanted to be careful not to sound as if I were taking it lightly. However, we all know this is a big part of being a teenager. She said “no”, and the girl stopped. She did the right thing and the other girl then did the right thing so I hoped we could leave it at that. I have asked my daughter a few times if anything ever came of the incident or if the girl has bothered her since. She said no until this past Sunday. The girl thought that day was a good time to start sending mean and threatening texts to my daughter. She showed them to me. I had to as what “istfg” meant.  Apparently, it means ” I swear to f’ing God”. Love learning new things. 😦

Niece decided it was a good thing to drive and flee from police when she saw the red lights in her mirror. Three small cities of police officers and a high speed chase later, they get her stopped. Now she has to go to court for a felony – fleeing an officer. Seventeen years old and stupid. She had no reason to flee. No drugs or alcohol. She says she “panicked”. So did the rest of the family when the police came to tell her parents she was locked up in the county jail with God knows what kind of criminals.

I fell and hit my head on the cement foundation of my house and my knee on the cement driveway. Had two black eyes for a month. Knee got inflamed and still swollen, painful and purple. I fell on April 11. I know I mentioned it in an earlier posting. Had no idea it would still be an issue now on May 23rd..

I continue to add items to my etsy site. Not sure if I mentioned this before. I do mosaic and photo art. Just getting started with the site and really love making the art; especially the mosaic. Very relaxing and rewarding when a piece is finally done. The photos are obviously much easier but are still rewarding as I think each one is beautiful. I have literally thousands of photos. Hard copies from when I started taking pictures a teen and now, of course, digital. Check me out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/piecesmosaicandphoto.

If I could afford it, I would quit my job in a minute and just work on my art. Not happening for several more years, though.

I am taking off the next two days and the weekend until after Memorial Day. Supposed to work in the yard with hubby and show him how to put in decorative brick around our patio area so we can fill it with stone. I swear, love him but he really is no good at all when it comes to fixing anything or working around the house. Finally got him a lawn mower and trimmer so we could quit paying someone $40 a week to mow the lawn. We have a very small yard. First thing my husband does is, for some unknown reason, takes the spark plug out of the mower and doesn’t put it back in all the way. Mower won’t stay running more than a fraction of a second. Brother-in-law comes over and figures out the problem. Then when he uses the electric trimmer, he immediately gets the electric extension cord in the trimmer cutting cord. Theeeeennnnnn, after I scream at him for fear he will electrocute himself, he drags the cord over to the side of the house to trim there and at the same time breaks and ruins multiple plants and flowers in the flower bed at the front of our house.

This past weekend we bought landscape edging bricks to put around out patio area and fill in with small stones. Husband calls me at work and says he did 7 or 8 of them and he’s not going to do anymore until I see if they’re okay. They are supposed to be nice and flat and even across the top. Looks like a damn mountain road they have so many ups and downs in them.

In my husband’s defense, he was raised very, very poor in Mexico. Never experienced anything like yard work or landscaping. He, his parents, 9 other siblings and some cousins all lived in a one room shack with dirt floors. So any yard he has now is nicer than what he had then. He doesn’t know how it should look.

Am I babbling. Seems to be what I do now.

Til next time….

 

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