Well, the kids are off to school this week. Courtney and Dominic started their first days of school yesterday. Mikayla started hers today.
It’s so weird not having a child in the house. It’s so quiet. Yet kind of nice.
Amy figured out yesterday that by the time Riley starts Kindergarten, Courtney will be in 10th grade, Dominic in middle school and Mikayla in 6th Grade. How odd is that!
Let’s see if I can figure this out, but the time Riley is born, I will be turning 28 that year. So, when he turns 18, I will be 46? Hell no, how did that happen! When Courtney turns 18 we will be 37. Dominic turns 18, I will be 39. When Mikayla turns 18 I will be, 40. See, that was how it was supposed to happen. When Mikayla turned 18, I would be 40 and the kids would out of the house! Amy and I could travel… shit, now I will be old and decrepit by the time Riley is out of the house… too late to do anything but sit out on the porch and crochet and yell at them dang-blasted kids!
I honestly can’t wait until Riley is born. ANOTHER BOY!!!!! I am so excited! Riley Montgomery Jones. Amy already has a nickname for him… MOOSE. We will see…
It still feels weird not working so much. But, not much I can do about that for now. I like the time off, I just wish I got paid for it.
We went and visited my Grandmother and Great Aunt yesterday. We had a wonderful lunch (Beef Stroganoff – my fav, twice baked potatoes, cauli-broc, fruit salad, fried chicken, salad, black olives, cookies, fudge. What a spread!)
Then the kids went outside and played with hula-hoops and soccer balls. Muriel sat outside with Amy and my mother and watched them.
I know it hurts her that we don’t have a relationship, but, it’s his fault. And he started to pull the same shit with Dominic that he pulled with me, and I won’t have that! But gram just doesn’t understand that. Oh, and she only brought it up because he has a house in Duluth (utter crap) that he is going to leave to some friends of his, but it’s worth a lot of money (no it isn’t) and he could leave it to me. I told her, “I don’t want it!” She started saying it could be a great way to start school funds for the children, and I told her that I already am looking into that.
Anyways, it was a good day, until we had to leave. We then came home and just vegged and got the kids ready for their first day of school.
I just downloaded a little plug-in for Microsoft Word that lets me type my blog in Word, and then Blogger will upload it from there… kind of handy!
Well, I should stop for now and get to working on some photos I need to fix.
1 thought on “The start of a new school year!”
you’ll actually be 46, not 56 if it makes you feel any better.