updates

It's been a busy couple of weeks.
Let's take stock, shall we?

K has been working on 3? 4? projects simultaneously. I have a hysterical shtick I do in which I compare one of the offices he's been working at to working at Google. I practiced this bit over and over in an attempt to hone it into a post and lost the funny. (But I'll give you the fine points: I describe K's present working conditions as: crammed into a teeny cubicle, editing on a minute screen with extra large headphones which have rampant static, there is a bare bulb hanging just over his head, the heat is on too high and someone comes around every fifteen minutes and pokes him with a sharp stick. Two floors down is Google headquarters where gourmet chefs wheel carts of amazing food around whilst nearly naked nymphs bring corporate memos offering company leases of Ferraris or Lamborghinis, free massages at two each day and the boss farts unicorns.)
Not that we are complaining about any place K is working - just whining about one in particular, and we are very thankful for it ALL.

Youngest goes for more x-rays on Monday and has been instructed to remove his splint twice a day and, under warm water, bend his pinkie as exercise. He auditioned but did not get into the advanced band in high school. Yes. He's going to high school in the fall. I know. I can't believe/bear it either.

Oldest is antsy. Although he is still with Juliet (oh, the drama) his work (construction, roofing, digging) is somewhat seasonal and he is bored. He is also realizing that he would prefer to live elsewhere and that this is costly and that we are supportive but not generous. I read, on someone else's blog, that the 20's are tough for ADHD boys and I strongly agree. He is antsy, bored and anxious.

Middle has been slammed by the flu. 101.7 last time I checked. Because he is Middle he says things like: I am very uncomfortable right now, with no trace of whining or agony in his voice.
He got into the advanced band and is enjoying his Saturday university class and is inhaling the books from the course. We attended an art show of his the other night and I will post on it later in the week. I am keeping him as comfortable as I can with pain relievers and decongestant and some homeopathic flu remedy.

And me? Well, it's a dark dreary day and I am off to town to return some equipment for K and meet Mr. Renzi. He towers above me, Mr. Renzi, so we make a funny pair. I hope to drink some beer and laugh until my face is sore. Oldest wants me to kidnap him and bring him home for dinner, Mr. Renzi, but I don't think we'll be that lucky.

Have a good Wednesday -

Comments

Amy A. said…
I feel for Oldest. I am somewhat antsy, bored and anxious as well. I think we have all had enough of winter.

Hope all your boys are on the upswing soon!
Badger said…
Please tell Mr. Renzi that some of us (that would be me) are waiting for more Project Runway recaps from his hilarious brother.

Oh, and tell Middle to get well soon!
daysgoby said…
Is Oldest artistic as well?

Your house must be full of gorgeous things from your boys...
Okay, clearly I have some research to do because I have no clue who Daniel Renzi is.

Thanks for the update on people in Tuvalu. I hope Oldest gets through this antsy time, that Middle recovers from the flu, and that Youngest's finger heals soon and well.
Mary K. in Rockport said…
The 20's are hard for ADHD girls, too, who didn't make it through college. Coaching gymnastics at the Y is taking some of the edge off; gymnastics was what got us all through childhood and early adolescence. About middle and late adolescence? Don't ask!
psychicgeek.com said…
Oh, to work somewhere that the boss farts unicorns!
That describes the difference right there.
Awesome!
paola said…
I am thinking you are with Dan, right now. And I see you, you're laughing and having a great time.
Hugs for Middle and Youngest and cheers for Oldest?!
Melissa said…
Oh poor hubby. The other office sounds so superduper. Ah, the 20 year old with no direction, that is a tough scene. My heart aches for the kid. Middle? Can you not adore a kid so well-adjusted and mellow? I think he sounds perfect.
The ups and downs of a loving family - all right there in that post.

I am so stealing the cuteness level - so good for young boys to reinforce to themselves they are fine looking creatures ...
islaygirl said…
thank you for the updates, i'm quite pleased for middle.
Miz S said…
I'm stuck on the "Youngest is going to high school" part. He's...he's just a little boy who plays out in the yard with sticks and stuff...
BOSSY said…
How'd that beer drinking go? Sounds like a good solution, maybe the only solution.
kmkat said…
20s are hard for ADHD boys? Oh, joy. Well, at least I am forewarned; #2 son is 18 now. Hmmm, I met his ADHD father when he was 25 and married him anyway; still together, although I seem to remember him driving me nuts in the early days.

I love to hear about your family.
MizMell said…
Busy, busy, busy. I feeling it, too.
Maybe what I need is a luncheon date with Mr. Renzi...