How's your week going?
What have been the good/bad/indifferent events for you this week?
I do not get to laugh a lot, the post I put on yesterday people responses were making me laugh, my kids were saying what so funny. My mom is coming for a visit, so have been trying to get stuff in order. You know us guys are not nesters like you ladies. Getting the garden in order. The kids love our botany experiment every year. Going to erect a greenhouse soon. just need some more materials. My daughter is very perspective, I had inadvertently used the word phenomenon. She about 15 minutes later used it to describe something and used it in the proper context. Kids are so incredibly amazing.
Tense. I work for a school district and I'm hoping to make it through the year without us being caught up in the current fad of school shootings.
Allergies have my eyes watering like when the puppy died. (no real puppy was harmed for this paragraph.)
Been depressed. Coming out of it a bit. Hopeful.
Changed banks this week. Chase became too greedy. Switched to a local bank. We'll see. Banks seems to be or become more and more greedy the last 25 years. At that time you got interest, because your deposits made money for them. But that wasn't enough. The management has become so expensive and greedy that the interest goes to them, together with the monthly costs they charge you for having an account, in stead of paying you interest. It's a pool of thieves.
My weeks are fairly routine, but it's a busy routine. I have a teen-aged daughter who loves musical theater. In pursuit of this, she takes dance (tap and jazz), participates in a smaller performing arts company (where she also receives voice coaching, a bit of acting, and more dance instruction), and a larger youth-only, community theatre company. Mom and I are legally separated so we share custody and more or less split the driving (Uber) duty. Mom has a quasi swing-shift work schedule (she's a journalist and works from late morning to early evening), so she handles the run to school (this is temporary as our daughter is now permitted and practising to take the behind-the-wheel driving test), and I handle the shuttling TO all of the extra-curricular performing arts activities during the week. This is a constant.
At work, I feel a bit overwhelmed because I've been given some tasks to handle that fall outside of the scope of my job. I do this in support of our "sister office," who are short-staffed and have some critical work that is piling up.
Winter is lingering far too long for me here (in Sacramento, CA). I live in this state because I love warm, sunny weather. We've had temps in the 40s-60s for the last few weeks. I'm so over it. LOL! Last night, it rained cats & dogs and today more rain is in the forecast. Looking out the window at work (at least I have a window seat!) it's gloomy and overcast. Yuck!
A little bit of a challenge. I think my ex-wife finally managed to shred the last bit of respect I had for her when she decided to be drunk when I dropped off our boys on St. Patty's day. She's not a violent drunk or apt to doing stupid things when she's been drinking, but that still didn't make me feel any less uneasy about leaving our boys alone with her. She had promised she was only going to have ONE drink and that somehow turned into seven drinks. Because apparently the words "No thank you" never crossed her mind when deciding on whether or not to accept that next shot.
Everything ended peacefully, but I still can't help but be disappointed in her.
Other than that I'm finally starting get a hold on some of my personal stress which is helping my overall health. Finally getting settled into my new job and getting caught up on projects. Managed to score a part in an upcoming commercial shoot in my area. I definitely can't complain about that part of my life.