Friday, January 7, 2011

A week in the New Year

Well, what's been going on in 2011 so far?

It's cold and gray, and we usually save that for February around here.  The only thing good about January/February is that March is next!  I hate wearing a coat - hate hate hate, and I know Momma said "don't hate" but darn, dislike is such a mild word for how I feel.
Tuesday Miss T had an orthodontist appointment - that's coming along great.  She got them on last Summer and the Doc said she'd only have to wear them NINE months!!  Wow!  I had a whole 2 years worth of torture with mine!
Speaking of her, at school they're doing this Career Planning for High School.  I don't know about you, but at 14 I don't think I was too interested in thinking about a career.  (Although I did toy with the idea of becoming an airline attendant or lawyer ---- I settled for Paralegal - lawyers have too much pressure!)  She's a bit freaked out over the HS schedule because it seems she wanted to take certain classes (fun stuff) but this CP is designed to give you specific courses.  That's all well and good - IF you know what you want to be when you grow up.  I still don't!

The "selection test", if you will, said she would be good in the Arts field...well DUH, she is a dancer.  She likes to draw and has a great imagination.  I thought she'd become a writer -- she may still.  So she puts down Interior Designer and Photographer.......not Engineer or Pharmacist!   Momma's thinking "cha-ching" here!
As I've just said that, I am remembering my current feelings about employment.  I want to do something FUN, something that is enjoyable.  Guess I should remember that as I see her selections.
Now, we get to meet with the counselor to discuss these selections.

I did manage to go back to the j-o-b on Wed & Thurs.  As usual, I found that the payments I left behind (Boss's mortgage etc) had not been sent -- yes, he signed them, and yes, they had stamped envelopes - I did all but hold his hand, but....sigh, He just can't get in gear.  I made him run down to the Tax office (Jan 5th HELLO) to drop off the tax bills before he got hit with the 5% late penalty (on $60K that's a LOT!!).  By Thurs I was still reminding him to drop of the mortgage payments!
Me=banging head on wall!
I have too much else to do - no time to babysit a grown man.

I went to the gym twice this week with a friend....need to continue doing this!!  It's an easy thing to do, really, just do it already!!  What else am I doing while I'm waiting on Miss T at dance????? Nothing....a whole lot of nothing.  We will start putting together the dance costumes this weekend at the studio owner's house.  It sounds easy, but.....we found out last night that some pieces haven't been ordered yet! YIKES!!  Wouldn't it be ideal to have everything in and sorted and put together......before now, 3 weeks till dress rehearsal and 4 weeks until the first competition.
Let the stress begin!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It can be difficult to think about a career at that age, but high school success is crucial to getting into good schools. Hope she can find a niche.

Missie said...

I've always hated that schools pushed kids to early to decide what they wanted to do for a career.

Heck, I'm 42 and still don't know. How's a kid supposed to know?

Happy belated New Year

Martha (MM) said...

I'm 48 and still trying to figure out what I want to do - haven't found a way to make sitting on the beach drinking cold ones a career yet, LOL!

Happy New Year! When are you coming to visit?!!