Saturday, January 07, 2012

Yesterday I Saw Glimpses of Me

After my morning responsibilities I headed to a meeting with families, made several phone calls, and heard good news. A lot of the situations at work that were "stuck" (and if you work in the Child Welfare System you know what I mean) got unstuck and I was able to deliver good news. I felt somewhat energetic and alive.

Headed home to pick up Sadie for "pie" -- one of the things we often do together, but got a call from school saying that Tony had gotten into a fight so I had to go into the school and have an unpleasant meeting with the Asst. Principal who is slowly becoming more than an acquaintance (as in we see each other too much for that, not as in potential lover material). Geez I should not have said that, but my filter is a little off and this is my blog and in it I don't represent anyone but myself so maybe just this once I'll cross a line and ... well, let's just say it's Saturday and most of you don't even read my blog on Saturdays so maybe nobody in cyber space will even see that I made an inappropriate comment. It may just sit here unread for centuries to come. I was going to say Millenia to come but I don't know how to spell it and I"m too lazy to google it).

So anyway, I digress. Had a meeting which wasn't horribly unpleasant even though Tony was attempting to make it so and we went out for pie. When I got home I had the wildest couple hours ever. Courtney and John came for dinner with Isaac -- they each have interviews next week for new jobs and Courtney has started college. I was texting Mike frantically about his financial aid and some paperwork I need to find for him so he can start school on Monday. Tony was arguing with me incessantly about going out when he is suspended and I wasn't about to be bullied, resulting in some unpleasant situations that I won't bother to blog about. Dominyk was obsessing about wanting money when he doesn't have any, and again I wasn't going to be badgered into complying. Sometimes we do that to shut him up and I see that that has not been a good thing. That doesn't mean that if we never gave in he would be able to shut up, but I feel better about myself when I stand ground. I was also having a lenghty text conversation with someone about one of our unbloggable situations.

Dinner was a crazy time -- everyone was here for the first time in I don't know how long (except Bart of course who is enjoying chilly but a bit warmer than here Florida). Everyone was kind of manic around here and the testosterone in the air was almost visible.

Fortunately after dinner several people had plans and cleared out but not before Mike, kari's husband, came over to work on a project to surprise Bart who also never reads my blog so this won't give it away. WHen he arrived John suggested maybe it was my booty call when Bart's out of town -- but if you saw Mike's new beard you would know THAT ain't true. ;-)

So... I dealt with all that stuff, plus put in several hours of work day and night, got a ton or projects finished and slept really well.

I have been feeling so crappy the last few months that I've been dragging my butt around her like a 300 pound 90 year old, which I've never seen, but trust me, that is what I was like. So it's nice to have myself back, even if it were just for a day.

Who knows, maybe I'm making a come back!!!

13 comments:

Kari said...

Hope you enjoyed your booty call.

Claudia said...

You're kinda like a stalker, Kari. I just posted this and a few minutes later you're already checking on me. Scary.

Kari said...

What can I say? I adore you. My husband adores you. He is on his way to your house soon to work on the project. I'll bake you a gluten free chocolate cake if you can convince him to shave off the beard. ☺
~Kari

Claudia said...

You know he isn't going to shave off the beard. And do I really need chocolate cake?

Kari said...

How about some quinoa and asparagus salad with goat cheese? I just found a great recipe! ☺

Claudia said...

You are absolutely disgusting.

Mightyheidi said...

Then take the cake from Kari and give to me! It does not probably matter that I am baking a gluten-free coffee cake this afternoon, because I rarely serve desserts and my kids love them!

Claudia said...

Well, the issue is the beard. He isn't going to shave it. I talked to him. And he has his reasons.

QueenB said...

It's Saturday. I read your blog. (I have no life)It made me laugh. My own hubby grew back his beard after about 12 years without. He's adorable with it, but is limping around with excruciating pain in his foot for 3 months now. Yeah, 3 months. Podiatrist can't figure it out. I don't think the beard has anything to do with the foot, though....See, I have no life, I am yammering on and on in a comment on a fellow adoptive mom's blog. ***sigh*** I'm going for a nap now.

DynamicDuo said...

well its still saturday and I'm finally getting to the blog - sorry Kari I lost the password to wordpress, working on finding it, claudia I read you everyday even tho' I don't have words to respond on most, am doing the babysteps in my own fashion and as a final remark - sanity Tuesday is coming this week! This time I won't eat with the girls but join you guys instead. Seriously tho' in the two years that I've known Kari and therby vicariously known you, you two are the modern Lucy and Ethel!
Love it, it makes me smile!

GZimmy said...

Well, it's Monday just before noon, and I read this post. (Just going through my blog reader to see what I missed over the weekend.) I didn't think anything you wrote was inappropriate. Besides, as you said, it's your blog. You may have been a little "off", but who isn't now and then?

Always (usually) interesting reading, Claudia! ;-)

Lisa said...

Ha!! yes, it took me until Monday, but I am calling you on your little comment - you are hilarious girl!

Rebecca said...

I don't think it's legal to be this funny on a blog. I'm laughing my head off. :)