Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May, in a nutshell

Mother's Day was an alright day for me. I got a new coffee pot that I didn't know I needed and a gift certificate from G for a pedicure.

May 12-14th I fulfilled my civil servant duty as a juror for the Madison County courts. I was interviewed for a medical malpractice lawsuit but was rejected, I am pretty sure, because of my belief in placing limits on money damages. That and the fact that one of the witnesses for the plaintiff was the best man in my wedding. It didn't matter that I haven't seen or talked to Mark in probably 10 years. I was finally selected as to serve on the Madison County Coroner's inquest for 6 cases. It was a one day stint and pretty interesting at that. The job of a coroner's inquest juror is to rule on the manner of death (suicide, homicide, natural causes, accidental, and undetermined). Of the six, we ruled the 4 were accidental (1 MVC of a elderly couple and 3 accidental phamocological drug overdoses), 1 suicide, and 1 homicide (actually 2, one being an unborn 6 month gestation baby). The suicide and homicide were news worthy cases.

This past weekend was pretty busy for me. Friday evening was G's Spring Musical at her school. The 3rd-5th grades performed "The Adventures of Lewis & Clark". For the majority of the musical, she was an extra playing an Indian and at the last 5 minutes of the play, she was the character,Julie, where she had a small speaking part. Saturday afternoon she had a birthday party to go to and Sunday afternoon we went to my BFF's eldest daughter's high school graduation party. I'm really glad that what we had to do on Saturday and Sunday were in the afternoon so I could get my normal household chores completed.

This week is G's last week of school. Technically Friday is the last day but as per usual, I'm letting her skip that day since they don't do much other than clean out their desks and go to a talent show. We are going to Grant's Farm and possibly to the Mills Mall for some shopping. Thursday, she gets her braces. She's went back and forth on being nervous about it. I think when it comes down to it, she's worried that she's going to starve because everything that is on the "no no" list, she loves to eat. I'm crossing my fingers that this will finally get her to start trying new things and eating healthier. I can dream, can't I?

Other than that, I made a big step and deactivated myself from an online parenting community that I've been a member of for almost 3 years. I did this almost 3 weeks ago and while the first week was rough, I'm finally getting over the hump. A couple of months a go I tried to just stay away but I just couldn't do it. The final straw was that basically I had a disagreement with one of the Admins over sponsorship of a member to one of the private forums. I won't get into the details but in a nutshell, I felt like the Admins tried to lay a huge guilt trip on some of the members who had denied this certain members membership. I called bullshit on it and one Admin got her feelings hurt. I left before I burnt my bridge. Besides the fact, the site is on it's second wave of pregnancies, and it wasn't helping me and my mental state in regards to my own fertility.

Overall, I'm hoping like hell I can put my hubby to work this Memorial Day weekend. I've got lots for him to do and I just hope we don't kill each other in the process. Bottom line, hubby likes to over think things through and it takes him twice as long to get the job done because of this. Personally, I think it's his way of procrastinating and ultimately knows I'll get tired of it and just do the stuff my damn self. However, there are a couple of things that I physically cannot do by myself and he's going to have to help me, like it or not.

So, tell me, the few who actually read my blog, what do you have planned for the holiday?


Chris said...

My husband is the same way about doing stuff! He has to research it and think about and then it takes forever for him to just do it! And it drives me mad too.

We're not doing much of anything for the holiday weekend. My niece will turn 1 and supposedly there is going to be a party, but my SIL never plans anything ahead so I'll find out about it either the night before or the morning of the party.

I have lots of cleaning to do here too. Maybe I'll convince my DH to take the kids out of the house for a few hours so I can get it all done in peace. I can dream too, can't I?

A Buns Life said...

It's nice to see an update from you!! We don't have a whole lot going on...random parties, meetings and baseball games. I'm hoping to get some flowers planted, if I can get motivated to go and buy them, that is. :) I hope you get all your stuff done, it is going to be beautiful out!

Beth said...

Friday we are probably going to take our girls fishing. This is something we do about once every 2 years and we do it just for fun, which it is! Friday night, our oldest daughter has a birthday party to attend. Saturday, our youngest daughter has softball practice in the morning and then we hope to get the pool opened in the afternoon. On Sunday, we are meeting 2 old college friends of mine at the zoo with their families. Monday, we had talked about possibly going to the City Museum but we might just stay home and get things caught up here. That's our Memorial Day weekend!

Guinea Pig said...

Is there a holiday coming? I'm planning on doing what I do every holiday. Forget it even exists until the mail doesn't run and then get pissed off.

Admins suck. 'Nuff said.

Hope your holiday is good. I'll just be glad the neighborhood pool will be open so I can teach Ray to swim in peace.

No Minimom said...

I am doing absolutely nothing as far as I know. Maybe I'll be able to sneak off to the basement for some scrapbook time!