Friday, August 28, 2009

Daily Stresses & RAD

One of the difficult things about RAD is that we still have to deal with all the other "stuff" too. It would be nice if the other stuff gave us a break since we already dealing with a lot but life doesn't work that way.

Our oldest has just left the nest to live on her own in another city. In a two day period of time she got a speeding ticket for driving 34 in an unmarked school zone. She told the officer she had only lived there 2 weeks and had no idea and she replied "Its your job to find out". The next day her car broke down and the engine is DEAD. Her boss picked her up on the highway and told her he was not going to be able to pay her what he had said. WHAT? And why pick that moment to break the news? How bizarre.

College tuitions are due, property tax is due, school fees are flying in the window like mosquitoes. In the midst of this Bear has decided ALL the new clothes I bought him for school are geeky and he will only wear the old ones. So one by one his old clothes are quietly leaping into the trash the night before it goes out. Strange phenomenon he has not yet noticed.

Oh and lest you are worried for our poor Eagle we are driving there to give her my car this weekend and we will look for a different one for me. Life goes on RAD or no RAD.

12 comments:

Life's Mom said...

Life started school Monday. I met with her teachers last Friday and discussed some of the challenges with her. I could tell they did not believe me. (She is so cute and "superficially charming.") :) Then on Wednesday they were doing benchmark math testing. About half way through, Life hit done and "fell asleep" - complete with snoring. Of course she later told them that I was not letting her sleep long enough, dogs kept her up, etc. She "slept" through the class switch, so she even stayed "asleep" while her class moved and another class came in. Nice. Her poor teachers probably re-read the notes that I gave them. Of course Life managed to not take the math test and gained the attention of 2 teachers, 2 aids, the school counselor and the principal. I mentioned that she would do things to control and gain attention - even if it were negative attention. I threatned her with not getting to go to the first football game and a few other priviledges and she finished the testing yesterday. Her poor teachers looked wide eyed as to what they were up against. And so the school year begins. :)

Brenda - I'm so sorry about the car and the other troubles. It does seem that when it rains, it poors. I pray you find a great car and that Bear adjusts to his new wardrobe. Life hates change too, but she's a girl and does love a new outfit!

Brenda said...

School challenges can be great. Every year I am so relieved when school starts but by the end of the year I am so relieved when it is over. Not that the school is doing a bad job but that I am tired of trying to deal with just "getting through it", you know. I'm glad Life is showing them her stuff so early. Does she have an IEP?

We will work through the car stuff. We are considering a Pontiac G6 for me which I like. As for Bear, he used to like new clothes. If he goes in the army he won't have a lot of wardrobe choices now will he?

linda said...

It breaks my heart that our Eagle is getting her wings clipped at every turn! She will be soaring soon, I'm sure of it. A G6 is a nice car but doesn't mama need more zip than that? I double dog dare you to get a convertible! Is Bear going to do ROTC?

Brenda said...

Linda,

Well, we will take what we can afford at this time. There is an awesome 2 seater roadster convertible for sale in town but that just isn't doable : ) Someday. I don't know that we even have ROTC. I should check on that.

peggysue said...

So sorry you are dealing with so much at one time, it never rains but it pours does it? I know what you mean about the school fees, I can so totally relate! We are going to have to withdraw from our IRA to pay tuition this Fall and maybe again for Spring tuition if my earnings don't pick up.

And Life 'snoring' in class, that's one my daughter hasn't tried yet. :) Pretty good trick.

I haven't heard from our school yet, but this is only day three. Every time the phone rings, I have to admit I flinch. Now I did get out of DD for days one and two that the teacher had to switch her seat 'because she wasn't doing well seated where she was,' and that in art class they didn't get to do a project because everyone was talking too much . . . I wonder who that 'everyone' might involve? :)

Brenda said...

I don't know that we have had snoring either. Extra points for creativity there! Currently Taz is having allergy problems. He knows how to sniff loud enough to be heard in Utah and can make it sound like is about to losea lung when he coughs. Scares the teachers and they think he is deathly ill. I assure them he is taking allergy medication and that there is some drama going on.

Tami Boesiger said...

Sorry it's been a rough week for your family.

Brenda said...

Thanks Tammy. We have located a car for me and will be taking mine to her. Busy weekend but it will all work out.

Brenda said...

OK. Now my car fell through. I'm sure we will find one soon.

peggysue said...

I will pray about that this evening before I go to bed, that a car will come through for you.

Brenda said...

Thanks Peggy Sue. I just cancelled one appointment for this week! We can juggle the 2 cars with 3 drivers for awhile.

Linda said...

Phew. Take a deep breath. It does seem like problems come in bunches. Hope you get a car soon and can have a breather from surprises. Hang in there friend.