The End in the Beginning or the other way ’round Tuesday September 22, 2009Posted by gingerbreadman in Uncategorized.
They were both accepted into this really great program for high school students, Upward Bound . They offer tutoring if needed, help the students find grants, take the kids on college tours, prep them for ACT and SAT’s, and take them on amazing trips each summer. Last year the group went to L.A.! It’s all FREE, so Momma says "Yes, Lawd!" And on top of that, the kids get a stipend each month if they fulfill their requirements so it’s like they’re paying the girls to get tutored and go on trips. I’m so so grateful. This is exactly what Katie needs to find the perfect place for her, and just the impetus to get Emmy really motivated and moving…sometimes I worry this relationship with Jeremy has her sidetracked into thinking she’s not really going to finish college. Silly girl doesn’t believe the threat that I’ll enroll just to drag her ass to class all 4 years. Like she hasn’t lived with me all this time now?
Libby’s hit 8th grade with a vengeance: she’s got the look down, has her posse at her back and is ready to make sure she’s got all the best grades going into high school next year. She even snagged herself a boyfriend who likes kittens as much as she does, which worries me only a wee bit. She’s full-blown into the Archery club, already shopping for her own bow and bouncing off the wall because Nationals are in California this year. Last year they placed really well in State and were invited to Nat’ls but we declined because of the cost. Hopefully this year, with the High School taking the sport up too, we’ll have the funding to send them all on. It’s great to see her really pumped about something after she lost her love for softball. It’s sad when adults playing power games screw up a game for the kids so much they don’t even want to play it anymore.
Laura’s hearing tests came back great, she did much, much better on her last test so we’re so relieved. She’s still grousing about having to wear earplugs in the tub, but she’ll get used to it, and I know she’ll eventually figure out it’s nice NOT having infections every 3 weeks or so. She’s doing great in school. Her conduct reports were all "Exceeds Expectations", so we were a little confused at first of course, La being La, but then I went to lunch with her a few times and now I understand. She is ensconsed in a class full of first class screeching demons. They make even my flying monkey look good.
What’ve I been doing with my free time? It’s sad, really. Nothing. Vegging. Nothing productive. Nothing educational. I’ve managed to become addicted to the television show Bones and I watch a little more CSI: Miami than I used to do. I spent some time worrying how badly they were going to screw up House this season since they seem determined to tank what used to be the best show on television, but I feel a little better after last night’s premier episode. I’ve been writing A LITTLE, but only when Mike is out of the house and I’ll know he’s going to be gone for a while, I hate to finally get settled into the groove and hear the door slam and have to jump out of my world. So that’s going slowly. Sometimes I think the world is trying to tell me I’m not supposed to write this book after all. And sometimes I think I’m just lazy.