Friday, November 16, 2007

Family Fractions, Grades Galore, Infomercial Queens, And - You Guessed It - More Art Projects.

Oh, I know I've taken a too many days off. I've been so busy with this, that and the other that I haven't had any time to blog much. I know that isn't really a valid excuse as we are all busy, but that's all I have. LOL.

Well, I have been going through something very emotional. I have been going through it for a while, but I guess I am just now getting to a place where I can actually "say it." My parents are divorcing after over 35 years of marriage. It's terrible! I cry every time I think about it. Believe me, I am not the prissy or emotional type of girl, but this is too much to take. There really is no he said - she said. There is enough blame to go around. Neither of them are perfect, although I love both of them dearly. This week they finally sold THE HOUSE! They have lived in that house for almost 10 years. I know that may not sound like much to some of you, but that is a long, long, long time in the life of a military brat. Homes usually came and went every year or two in my growing up life. It's been on the market for a few months and I guess I secretly hoped as long as it was just "for sale" there was a chance that they would both live in it together. Anyway, this week Mom moved into her own apartment and Dad has had an apartment for a few months I guess that's my life now. I could go on and on about this for days, but I'm really not emotionally ready to take this one on, so I'll just call that subject closed, for now.

I've been doing a little work at home. You may or may not know that I am one of those people who answers the phone when you call to order things from television. Yes, I am queen of the infomercial. Oh, and yes... I will try to sell you 17 things you didn't call to buy, but I don't want to, it's my job. Please just say "No, thank you." Please don't yell at me or curse me out. I don't write the scripts. A simple "No, thank you," says it all. I'm not offended; you're not offended; I get to keep my job; and you get only what you called in for. See, no harm, no fowl. Sorry for the small vent... I just had to get it out. Anyway, I don't get paid much, but it does come in handy around Christmas-present-buying-time.

Well, Mom #2 has been going to work pretty regularly. We weren't due to get our pay until a couple of weeks down the line, but we managed to get a little advance. That sure came in helpful. It must be that delicious Mom #2 charm. I know it works on me every time. ;-)

Mom #2 has successfully lined up a couple of jobs. This is great news! Now let's all cross our fingers that they actually come to fruition and that, once completed, they actually PAY US. Well, I'll be trying to think positive. What else have I got?

School has been going so great. I don't even know where to begin. Baby Boy has finally hit his stride. He has been waking up without my assistance. He gets right to work and has been managing his time very well. I have such a great kid! It actually makes me kind of sad. He barely needs me anymore. All I do is make the schedule, post it, and grade. Darn it! He's really growing up on me.

We had report cards today. If I haven't mentioned it before, yes, I do grade. Not any special "I love you, Mom grades." I use a plain old regular grading system. I like it. Mom #2 likes it. Baby Boy likes it - most of the time. It works for us.

Anyway, back to the grades...... How are all the A's looking to you? He did great!

Also he has been having such a blast in Biology. I have a couple of photos of him researching crab larvae, if I'm not mistaken.

Here he is, studying hard.

Getting it just right!

Oh, and before I forget...this week's art project: scratch art made from complementary colors. Complementary colors are colors opposite each other on the color wheels we made a couple of weeks ago.

So....without further ado... Scratch Art...

By Baby Boy

By Mom #1

We're getting pretty good, don't you think?

Well, I hope you are all making some loving Thanksgiving Day plans. I hope they include family and lots and lots of delicious food. If I don't get back in touch before then..... have a great holiday!



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