1-30-16 (day 90)
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Oh, I couldn't sleep in today, as much as I tried and wanted to. It is the weekend and our stress that bogs us down every January is behind us officially. Early I might add! That is such a big relief. Although a surprise was dealt to us ...well two...one bad and one great.
Yesterday afternoon I was feeling awesome that all the things that bog us down in January were taken care of and behind us. Hubby was going to do taxes that night and we were in the beginnings of being able to move forward. When 2 o'clock happened and my middle son ran to me freaking out that the basement was flooding. I thought it was just the hose from the washer being out of place again. NOPE! I went down and there was water everywhere! WE tried to fix it or find out what was wrong, then called my husband. He thought he knew what was wrong but decided to head home early since he was called out early. He came home and tried his various tricks to no success. I decided to have him and my oldest son rent a roter snake and try that since that has worked in the past. With one hour before the rental store closed they rented the small 50 footer to try the job. We usually rent the 100 footer and bring it home in the truck but the truck isn't working right now. So our oldest son let us use his cross over to bring it back and forth. They ran it through and found tree roots. More than normal. Cleared that out and I called the rental place because it was 10 minutes until they closed and asked them to wait that they were on their way back to return it. So they did and got a refund for the quick use, and all was well again.
My oldest son, the chef, he has been unhappy at work. So he decided he wanted to change careers. He applied at my husband's company, had an interview last week and found out yesterday he got the job. THIS IS GREAT FOR HIM!!! He will get more pay, room for more and higher advancement, education opportunities that are paid for, benefits, company vehicle....just so many perks. He will have weekends off and Wednesdays off. Full time....just a dream job for him. He was so relieved. You could see he had that truck full of cinder blocks off of his shoulders. I am so unbelievably happy for him. He starts Feb,. 22. He has always wanted to be an engineer, now he is on his way. And he has his dad to look to for information if he has questions. My hubby is proud and excited his son is following his footsteps. We are so excited for him. It is something my son really has been wanting to do, even before we knew he wanted to do it.
Well I survived day one of my middle son being home. He seems discontent about what I have to eat around the house. And usually I would cater to his wants. Other wise he tends not to eat. But this time...I was strong. I showed him the things he can eat that I can not and said make himself what ever he wants to eat. My hubby mentioned maybe picking up this or that for him. I said NO this time. I explained how when I do that I end up being tempted and end up eating it. So, no, this time things will stay the same to help me out. That sounded selfish but I need to be selfish when it comes to not sabotaging myself. And I have been doing too well to mess it up. I am not sure if he is going back to school Sunday or Monday. So I am being very vigilant on the food situation around this house.
Sigh...My youngest. What a tough week it has been to him. I feel for him. I do my best to lift him up and encourage him. We take it one day at a time. HE will get there. Currently the #1 goal is not to fail this school year. #2 goal is raise those grade by handing everything in, getting it done, getting it right. He is frustrated with himself. I understand why. It is difficult to be mom and not be able to take all his frustrations away. But he has to learn to do that for himself. Until then I will continue to stand beside him. Help him anyway I am able. And encourage him the best way I know how.
It is the weekend. Should be stress free! WE are going to enjoy it.