We made it through another week. This past week was much better. I didn’t have the horrible reaction to the second vaccine shot that Daughter had, just a sore arm, and I felt a little wiped out for a few days. TBH, the wiped out could’ve been more from my life than from the shot.
I’m still walking every day. I haven’t missed a day since I started, and I’m very proud of myself. I keep discovering new plants and trees in my neighborhood. Everything is in bloom and it’s really pretty.
We haven’t heard anything about Younger’s car yet. Our insurance company sent stuff to her and to me. I assumed they’d sent the same stuff, but that might’ve made sense. They sent the name and contact info of the new “team member” assigned to the claim to me, and sent her a notice that she has to file some form with the DMV if there was a death or property damage. So she was leaving messages at the wrong number, for the wrong person. Car accidents suck!
Ben continues to do well at school, which is good. What’s not so good is his sleep this past week… and his defiance. He’s been staying awake, and goofing around in his room, until 11pm or later. Wren’sDay night he was still awake and jumping around at 2:30am. We wake him up at 6:30am every morning because it’s his morning med times, and he either has school or we have to get Daughter from work.
The defiance is manifesting as refusal to stop playing with his chalk when it’s time for bath and bed, or when it’s time to take Daughter to work. He gets plenty of notice, plenty of reminders, and these are NOT new things we’re asking him to do. He flat out ignores us, and refuses to stop. We’ve had scatter his “creations” and physically move him to make him stop. I’m sure you can imagine how that works out.
I skipped a couple sunsets to keep him calm and in my room, away from the chalk. Luckily they weren’t spectacular ones.
Not much else had been happening. The usual errands, and minor Casa Cuckoo dramas. Even the weather has been cooperating. After the crazy heat at the end of last week, it dropped like thirty degrees Fahrenheit (34°C to 17°C) over the weekend, then we had real Spring weather for the rest of the week. Hopefully it will last.
I’ll wish all the Mamas, human or fur, a Happy Mother’s Day on SunnyDay, whether it’s Mother’s Day in your country or not. We Mamas deserve to be celebrated every day. Yes, I know that not all mothers are good mothers, but all the mothers in my little bloggy group are.
I’ll see you all on SunnyDay for the Song Lyric post. And a good luck shout-out to Claudette who’s getting her first vaccine shot on SunnyDay. Apparently our neighbors to the north are behind on the vaccines. And a birthday shout-out to Robyn for Toad’sDay.
Stay safe everyone! We’re getting there, but we still have a way to go.