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Friday, February 27, 2009

A Fabulous Friday????

Dare I hope and dream???

The kids have a normal schedule so there's not late going in and no getting out early!

The boys have hockey after school and then I think we'll come home and eat a little something and then head out to the mall. Greg wants to get a hoodie that he saw on sale at American Eagle. I want to grab something for my spring swap buddy and I'm sure we'll head into B&N & B&BW just for fun since we have gift cards to both!

I just want to spend some time with the family tonight. No one else's kids with us, no rushing, just enjoying some family time!

Dare I dream???

It's hard being a mother.....

and not for the reasons that first come to mind. Besides the pain of childbirth and then the dramatic events like colic, teething and illnesses, there are the things that are so hard to deal with as a mother. It's the emotional pain that we go through when we see or hear when one of our children are going through something.

Jerry and I were talking today about my friend Terri's son, K. Terri passed away in August and K is her oldest, same age as my Jerry. So we're in the truck talking today about K and how he is handling things. My Jerry is one of the kindest kids I know and he was so sweet and kind in what he was saying about K. Hoping that K is getting help and that he's not in a lot of pain and that it gets better for him and that nothing happens to him.

Then my Jerry tells me how he ran into K a few weeks ago. Jerry was taking a ride on his bike and ran into K and a few other boys that he used to go to grade school with. My son stops to talk to these guys and they are just nasty to him. Jerry said they were kind of laughing at him because he was out riding his bike. Now, it's not like he was riding around the block singing to himself, he was on his way to the park that has bike trails that is right down the street from us. But he took a few minutes to stop and say hi to a bunch of guys that he knew for 8 yrs of his life. K was one of the guys. Jerry said that K was acting all tough and kind of weird so he just said bye to them and rode off.

Now, I don't think Jerry would have told me this story since it happened weeks ago. But he told me because he said that he noticed K. was kind of "acting out" and hanging out with kids that maybe he shouldn't be and he figured it was because of what he was going through with losing his mother.

Here these kids are being jerks and there's Jerry being kind and thoughtful even though they weren't being that way toward him.

What makes kids be so mean sometimes? What makes them feel like they can treat people this way? It's sad really.

And even though the way Jerry is makes me so proud, it's still really hard being a mom and knowing that your child has to go through this because some other kids aren't as kind.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another Sunday.....

down the tubes! I wasn't feeling great today so I just spent the day laying around in bed. I have another little cold that is just enough to be annoying. I'm so tired of sneezing and coughing. Nothing like feeling like dirt while at work in very uncomfy chairs!

On the bright side, I have a movie to watch and a great book to read! I have the Secret Life of Bees which I think I'm going to save for a little later tonight when my eyes are too tired to read.

My book, Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. I'm at about page 130 and loving it. Almost 1/2 way but thank heavens, it's a triology! Love those!

Friday night I had dinner out with the girls. We had a really good time and went to TGIFridays. We somehow got talking about books and reading. There were 5 of us and 3 of us are readers. The other 2 were potheads in High school so I think that explains it. LOL We kept saying we wanted to start a book club. Then on Saturday ngiht I was at the CYO dance that we have for the kids. I'm in the kitchen talking to a few moms and I mention the book club. There's a few girls there that want to do it too. Now, should I be the brave one that starts all this???? Do I dare or am I asking for trouble and headaches? I have no idea of how to "run" a bookclub or a meeting. But I'm thinking of emailing the girls that wanted in and asking how serious they are. I mean this doesn't have to be a huge serious bookclub. Just something that is for fun. I gotta think about this one a little more. Hmmmm.......

Thursday, February 19, 2009

just testing.....

i'm trying something new here.