Monday, August 20, 2012

So, here we are again

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I know, I know ~ sigh~  Another whole year -almost, anyway.

And sadly enough, there really isn't anything even to write about.

I just reread my post from last year, and nothing much has changed.  I'm still at the same job with the same crazy commute.  Still having the same health issues although I do sleep better with the CPAP - - at least I think I do anyways; some days I'm not so sure.

I'm still a mom, and right now I'm struggling with getting the younger two ready for the start of school.  I already got the oldest back to university, but only after buying her a car, multiple hassles with the financial aid office, and spending a few hundred dollars more on her for supplies and furniture and such.  All of which means, unless the family business has done well this year and they send me some extra money, I'm pretty much broke for the foreseeable future. Son is a senior this year, which of course means the added stress (on him and me and hub) of getting him set for college next year. Unfortunately, I'm not sure we can afford it unless he gets some really good scholarships. And youngest is off to middle school. It just boggles how many supplies, of all sorts, are required by the schools, and how much said supplies cost.

Let's see... What else?

Had a nephew come live with us for about 6 months. That was an interesting experience. Some culture clashes.

Hub took a new job in another state. The job is a good opportunity but it is stressful on all of us since I've stayed behind with the kids. We see each other, in person, about one weekend a month. The girls and I did go down in June, explored the area, went to Savannah, Georgia (loved the history, the architecture, the Spanish moss), then drove to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (saw a roseate spoonbill in a marsh, saw and waded in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time, had Southern cooking for lunch, saw a wild alligator), went to a wild animal park where we got to feed all sorts of critters (while trying to keep them out of the car). Most of the trip was pretty good -- a couple of people (not me) got a bit testy a few times.

Our sweet puppy Bear, a Newfoundland, died unexpectedly on Mother's Day -- which was also his 5th birthday. We still miss him, still find the house empty without his presence.

Well, that about brings it up to date.