I know, I KNOW. I've been rather quiet lately. But I've got a GREAT excuse.....
I've been a tad stressed.
I've been writing posts left and right though....and deleting every one. I figure just because I'm in a funk that doesn't mean that I have to share the despair; because I'm awesome like that. You are welcome.
There has been lots going on in Gigi-land; none of it productive though.
Last week (was it only last week?) we had Senior Parent night. This is where the guidance counselors come in and tell us all about what is expected during the Senior Year. The deadlines; the "Must Do's;" the cost, etc.
But apparently, they don't tell us everything since there is another "mandatory" meeting in another month or so. I guess they didn't want to overwhelm us all in one shot.
I'm already overwhelmed. And if I don't get my head around everything before the next meeting, I have a feeling that by then I'll feel like I'm drowning even more so than I already do.
One mom, who has been through this before, noticed the look of pure panic on my face and told me to relax. That it will all get done.
Ummmm, yeah. Right. I did notice that she didn't offer to do any of the stuff....or pay for it for me though. So we'll see.
Here's the deal, I knew Man-Child's Senior Year would be a big deal; both for us and him. I KNEW that going in.
What I didn't know was that I would need to take out a second mortgage and a sabbatical from my job in order to get it all done and paid for....only to then turn around and start shelling out cash for college next year.
So currently, you can find me knee-deep in paperwork, with a BIG glass of wine nearby, while trying to figure out how to rob Peter to pay Paul and how to keep my wits about me enough to actually do the job that I am paid to do on a daily basis.
And just for the record; Man-Child is doing fine. Although he's VERY anxious to get back out on the field; especially since we just lost one of our major players for the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury. So far this year, we are racking up lots of injuries; it doesn't bode well. But he has a doctor's appointment on Friday; and hopefully, they will clear him to play next week. And hopefully, his mother won't have any more scares seeing her "baby" lying on the field in pain. She's got too much other stuff to deal with right now.