January 29, 2010

Fragments of my Friday.....

Once again, we are facing a BLIZZARD (maybe, at most, 7 whole inches!!! How will we cope?!) here in North Carolina.

You know what this means don't you?

Yup, you guessed it.  We will be stuck in the house all weekend; looking at each other.

It could get ugly......

I expect being stuck in the house will mean that some of those "less desirable" items on the old list might actually have a prayer of getting done (clearing out the closet of clothes that no longer fit....); cleaning the printer nozzle-thingy; downloading and backing up the pictures (the few I have left after the death of the previous computer!); the full-on house cleaning that must be done.....you get the idea.  All the things that need to be done - but look, the sun is shining - let's go do xyz instead!

And then....the cabin fever will set in (I figure about 1:00 pm tomorrow afternoon) and we will be looking at each other with the evil eye.  (Pray for the guys; because seriously?!  I intend on making it out alive!)


I've been kinda quiet on the blog-o-sphere for the past couple of days (ok; maybe not in your minds; but in my mind....it's been forever!!!).  That's because work (for once) has totally overwhelmed me. 

I know, I know.  In the past I have complained about "how boring" most of my days are at work.  And usually?  They are.  But every once in a while - stuff happens and when it does - it does in BIG way.  And one little thing leads to another.....I suppose you can call it "job security."

But it's funny - my company is so strict about the internet - they watch where you go; what you do, block certain sites, read your emails, etc. (hence, the nickname - Big Brother!) (which they should, I suppose, to a degree....) - but I've had to warn my boss - when "they" (read IT) comes to you complaining about all my time online.....she's ready to back me up (LOVE her!!!).

I figure if there will be any complaints they will come on Monday - as I spent most of the day on Facebook & MySpace - all in the name of righting wrongs for the company (I SWEAR!  Really - I only peeked at Blogger once or twice....that's my story; I'm sticking to it - it was all in the name of saving our company's integrity!!).


A Man-Child update.....

This kid is going to be the death of me.  Really.

This school year has been AMAZING.  A complete turn-around from the past few years.

This kid is brilliant - really.  (and I'm not just saying that).  BUT.....he can be very lazy (of course, he gets that from his father......).

This year (so far) he's been pulling the grades that he should have been getting all along - because he's actually doing the work and (this is key!) turning it in!

But then?  Mid-term exams came along.

He claimed he studied.  But I don't buy it.

Why (you ask in total disbelief!)?

One - because I never saw him crack a book.  And two?  Because I just saw the results. 

Although his daily grades were enough to keep the average to an acceptable level....some of the exam results were totally in the tank!


He seems to be of the opinion that he shouldn't have to study.  Especially if it's something he doesn't like. (because I noticed that the classes he really likes....he aced the exams.  The ones he didn't....he tanked).

We've had a "discussion" about this - so we'll see what happens. 

I've tried explaining to him that colleges will be looking at "everything" - hopefully it will sink in - and soon.

Can someone please explain to me why I feel the stress of his exams - when clearly, he doesn't?  I know I shouldn't; but I do.  I think it might be that whole "mom" thing......


  1. I know exactly what you mean about feeling it more than he does! One of my kids (all mine are grown) actually told me... Mom, you need to let us fall on our own a$$. Somehow, I still feel responsible. Good luck with the weather. I got a picture from my property in NC today, of the snow. BRRRR! It's actually getting pretty cold here, in your old neck of the woods, too! Sure hope you are able to keep power. Stay warm!

  2. We have to keep reminding them what is right. When they finally leave home, you still worry, you still fuss. Ultimately, they reap what they sow.

  3. Well I have no kids, but I can imagine what it's like to worry and I can't say I like it!

    As for "Big Brother" watching you - I work IT for a HUGE company (6 billion in profit last year) and to be honest, if you're not getting viruses on your computer or selling company secrets and doing your work, most people don't give a rats ass what it is you do on the computer, lol.

  4. Amazing, we're so far apart and yet have the same worries.... snow could be here this weekend too! And son has just done big exams...I'm sceptical about how much studying he did. He did ok but I'm sure he could do a lot better. I don't want to put too much pressure on him either though. Ooops! hope the weekend ends up fine for you. X

  5. Its definitely the mom thing. My kid is having a hard time in Algebra 2, and Im the only one losing sleep over it.

  6. I had the honey at home all weekend myself. I am so used to him working 6 days a week that when he was home for two days I kind of wanted to strangle him. Is it a bad thing that I would rather him not be home?


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