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?