updates on several fronts

I think the bathroom will be ready for tile by the end of the day.

Oldest is still up north. For the moment.

Middle has rejected the technical school and enrolled in many interesting classes for next semester.

K is working in the office in town.

Youngest has been on new medication for a month and is fine.

I am hiding from the contractors at the coffee shop.

Things are slowly returning to normal, which, for me, means that people are at school and work and we are all well.

And that's the blog version.

Actually, now that I look at it, it's pretty damn close to the real version too - I'm just leaving out the drama swirling around all those things. Which is good. We can all use a little less drama.

I have lots and lots and lots of things that I should be doing, and yet I don't seem to be doing any of them.
On Sunday we will have a crowd here for Linner (lunch/dinner) to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday.
We have most of the food planned (need to get the things for salad) and it will have to be buffet.
But the kitchen floor is pretty muddy (contractors and dog in and out), I need to make two loaves of bread, the salad, and the dessert (which I can't do until at least Saturday) and make the house pretty.
Making the house pretty during construction is a bit tricky - but not a problem.
I think, because I am pretty paralyzed while the workers are here each day, that I am just ignoring everything.
I think I'm going to have to make pretty on Saturday.
And I think, because I know this, that I am not doing A DAMN THING ABOUT IT.

Thanks for helping me work it through.


Eliane said…
I wish I was in your shoes! I don't even have contractors here, and I lack the time to do things myself. Our house will never get renovated. Oh but I like your house, said a friend a couple of days ago. At least it doesn't look like something from a magazine. @#$%^&!
robiewankenobie said…
sometimes the cleaned up, blogged version? gives me hope.
RW said…
This forced time from your home and your work is a gift from God - enjoy the gift.

I appreciated the words - we can all use less drama -
robiewankenobie said…
oh, see, i meant that sometimes MY cleaned up blogged version gives me hope that it will one day be reality. that i will turn into martha, that i will be a good enough mother...that's pretty much the drill...
Paula said…
My furnace contractors finished today and the silence they left is a beautiful thing. Hopefully your's will return soon.

Happiest of days to your dear mother.
Sarah Louise said…
Today I decided to NOT clean up the blog version. I'm feeling pretty paralyzed, myself. Sometimes writing it out helps.

Happy Pre-Birthday to bb's Mama!!
Anonymous said…
"and that's the blog version", I like that. how true is that.
Anonymous said…
I HATE having workmen in my house. HATE IT. It's all so awkward and noisy.
Anonymous said…
My thoughts are with youngest, i hope he is feeling better.