Monthly Archives: May 2009

One More Day!

Just one more day, one more exam and summer vacation will officially begin at 12:15 tomorrow.  WooHoo!  Even more good news, Jes was able to finish everything – thanks to a few sleepless nights – and is doing fine. 

We ARE heading out for Virginia and West Virginia tomorrow.  Jeff and I will get to enjoy the Greenbrier Resort this weekend while Wes will visit friends in North Carolina and Jes will be in her beloved Virginia with friends.  Because of a Friday exam, Jes and I will be driving separately which means we get to hang around our old “hometown” until Tuesday instead of rushing back with Jeff on Sunday.  

After our weekend, we’ll head back home to tackle all of the doctors appointments that I rescheduled for the week after school. We go to the neurologist on Wednesday, then the cardiologist and finally the gastroenterologist.  Jessie will be getting the blood tests testing for celiac next week so we’ll get the results from that when we go to the GI doctor.  Jessie still thinks that he will say she has celiac disease even though she hasn’t had any reaction at all.  I think she’s just bracing for bad news, but I honestly don’t see how that can happen.  We’ll see.

Hope everyone’s “end-of-school” weeks are over and you’re enjoying your summer vacation.

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Lenox, Here We Come

It’s been a good weekend.  Between studying and preparing for the upcoming week, Jessie actually got a few breaks.  We went to Lenox Square in Atlanta Sunday afternoon to go to Jessie’s favorite stores, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.  We both picked up a few new things for summer.  It’s difficult to keep Jes focused on what she actually NEEDS, but we succeeded rather well AND had a great time.  I think we stopped just before she was totally wiped out, so that’s a good thing.  Thank goodness for little packets of peanuts and Powerade! 

After watching movies this weekend, catching up on “Glee” and “The Fashion Show” and eating more bad things than I can (or will ever) possibly own up to, I’m ready to get back to somewhat of a normal state.  

The boys will be back a little early today because Wes is having trouble with some dental work that was done a couple of weeks ago.  I’m thinking that he has an abscess because Advil is not taking care of it, so they’re on their way home.  Poor thing.  I think they did have fun while it lasted though. 

Have a relaxing Memorial Day.

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We Made It – Almost

It’s FRIDAY!  TGIF  The fellas are happily biking in West Virginia.  Jessie and I are ready for a relaxing girl’s night in.  We’re having take-out yummy food and watching a movie called Bride Wars.  At least I think that’s the name.  Last but certainly not least, we have brownies, vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce, oh yeah.

Jessie finished everything in Spanish except for the final exam which she’ll take on Tuesday.  She’s finished with Algebra 2. Believe it or not, the breathing is a little easier now.  In addition to the Spanish exam, here’s the “to do” list for next week (Tuesday to Thursday):

10th Lit

  • The Kite Quiz
  • The Kite Runner Test
  • Voc 5 Sentences & Quiz
  • Final exam

 Drama

  • Final Exam

 US History

  • Cold War Unit Test
  • Final Exam

Biology

  • Project (due Tuesday)
  • Final exam

All that and we’re trying to leave early Thursday morning for a family/business trip.  Sheesh. Jes is worn out from this past week and desparately needs to catch up on some sleep.  We will enjoy this evening, then the studying begins anew tomorrow.

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A Married Woman’s Dream

 

Yippee and Whoohoo!

Hip Hip Hurray!

Get your mind out of the gutter, this dream doesn’t involve (insert name) George Clooney.

I’ve just blogged on my “other” blog about our upcoming weekend, menless!  Sorry to all you male readers, but a I don’t know a girl out there who doesn’t relish a weekend of chocolate, chick flicks, NO cleaning AND control of the remote.

Jessie will be studying as I enjoy my weekend.  Don’t worry, I’ll squish strawberries and slide them under her door.  

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Six Days And Counting!

We’re down to six days!  Whoohoo!  I say “we” loosely, of course as I am only the first-hand witness to the madness. 

If all goes REALLY well, Jes will be finished with Algebra 2 and Spanish 2 by this Friday.  Then I think she just has a final exam in Biology and a project.  Maybe some other stuff for next week, but I try not to stick my head within two feet of the general work area or ask too many questions.  Otherwise, danger will immediately ensue.  

Jessie’s actually doing pretty well, not too scary and continues to be confident.  She is sleeping okay, but waking up tired.  I honestly don’t see how someone can do this for too long on lousy sleep.  I think the only thing that’s getting to her is that she has been too busy to walk, do pilates, or go anywhere but school and home.  Yeah, that would get to me too.  Perfect definition of “stir crazy.”  Oh, she DID get to watch American Idol last night.

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Happy Busy Cheerful Monday Morning To You

How’s that for a greeting?  This week is beginning on a busy note.
Then again, doesn’t it always?

Why the picture of Gossip Girl?  Read on, Dearie…

We are down to our final two weeks of school.  Jessie went in this morning for a biology end-of-grade test, which she happily reports was easy.  This afternoon she will be going in for a lit test on “The Kite Runner”, reportedly, the most depressing book she’s ever read.  Then she will be taking another test for one of her online classes.
I must say that so far she’s holding up far better than Mom, who woke up at 1:00 in a panic that Jes was awake and still studying.  The only one awake at 1:00 was Mom.

This week’s dilemma:  What to do when you’re so busy you can’t watch your favorite shows?  (Gossip Girl season FINALE – we’re talking about Jessie here, American Idol FINALE? Oh PULEEZE let it be Chris!)  Mom’s always creatively correct solution is to DVR them all and look forward to watching them in two weeks.  This was met with a shocked, “Are you crazy?!?!?”  Hmm…

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Confession

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but I must confess that Jessie’s words yesterday were actually mine.  Shocker, huh?  

I did show the post to her for approval and do you want to know what kind of response I received?  As she proceeded to read, I heard a few chuckles, then an outright laugh at the “idiots” part.   Apparently, it’s okay to call both parents and brother idiots.  Yes, she does text under the table. I got only one objection, “I do NOT text that much!”

In response, I’ll admit one more thing.  As she stated this, she had a little knowing grin on her face.  Oh yeah, mom nailed it.

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