Tuesday, January 25, 2005

My last post didn't really make a whole lot of sense. Probably because I wasn't able to get all I was thinking about into words.

This last week has been really weird for me. There is a lot of stuff going on with my family, much of it to do with the divorce, and also something completely unrelated to the divorce.

My mom is having major problems at work right now. I can't really disclose any details, but it stems from an incident a few months ago with one of the kids she works with. She is the campus director of a group home for troubled teenagers. She is a social worker and therapist and provides treatement to those kids. She again, has had to hire a lawyer. Her professional reputation and her career are on the line. She currently is restricted in which of her normal duties she can perform at work. The thing that really bothers me is that it wasn't her fault. She's the boss so she is the one that ends up getting blamed for incidents like this one. They had to find someone to blame and they decided on my mom. Not only is this all emotionally stressful for her and the rest of my family, but it is financially taking a toll on us. We don't have the money to hire a lawyer, especially if she loses her job. She is now unable to do all the stuff she planned to do on the house so at some point she can sell it. It is all really bad timing.

The other issue is my parents divorce. I learned many of the details behind it tonight. I had pretty much guessed most of them, because I was there the whole time. What I learned was more than I was expecting. I knew what my dad had done, but I just didn't know the extent of it or how it all started. It was kind of disturbing and made me rather angry and disappointed with him. This has been really hard on my sister. She is a lot more emotional and sensitive to everything than I am, and it's affecting her experiences here at college. She has been very depressed and confused since before she started school.

At least I am caught up in all my studying right now. Well... all except for the 3 biostats problems I have due tomorrow. I should get those done so I can read Iliad and drink tea in my warm, cozy bed.

Monday, January 24, 2005

I used to think how boring and "normal" my family seemed. We never travle to fun places and never do anything out of the ordinary. So much has changed in the last year and the last few months and days. Maybe we are more normal than we were before when I thought we were normal.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I hate winter weather!!!

It took me about 5 minutes to get from my car to the front door of my building tonight. I had no problem driving from the Nest to NL or from NL to my apartment. The hardest part was getting from my car, which is right outside my bedroom window, to the steps of the building.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Sorry it has been such a long time since I have done any posting. I haven't had a whole lot to write about, but I will give you an update.

I have learned how to crochet hats now so buy me some yarn you want made into a hat and I will make it. For those of you that requested a hat to match your scarf, it is either done or almost done. I will try to remember to get them to you at some point. Josh gave me a really nice purple tweed coat like this one only a different color. I need to make a hat and scarf to match it now.

Yesterday I sold the extra Butters doll I bought for $51.00 on eBay. I think I paid about $16 for it including shipping. I am Matt's new hero.

I also got myself a new phone. The reception in my apartment is better and my mom says it sounds better on her end as well. I am quite happy about that. My old phone was driving me crazy.

I think that's about all I have right now. I should start planning something for my birthday so if anyone has any ideas, let me know.