Friday, June 24, 2011

Award Ceremony

Today was my oldest's school award ceremony. I am so incredibly proud of her. Last year she missed a lot of school, she got sick a lot.. including a bout when she was very sick with swine flu. So this year she did a year long review of last years math, along with completing this years. She will never be a mathematicians, but she is doing well and holding her own. It wasn't easy to come home every day and do math homework either! Her report card was wonderful. Now for a summer full of fun.... AND no math homework! :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Can't pick your family

When I met my husbands family for the first time.. and got to know them. I never thought I would end up being one of the primary caretakers of my Mother Inlaw.
My Father inlaw passed away and I started noticing things about my Mother Inlaws behaviour that bothered me, worried me. I mentioned it to other family members who said she was "fine". Well she wasnt, isn't. She now lives in an assisted living condo. I do her shopping for her and am her rock. She calls me when she is worried, mad, confused and bored. I do my best to be all that she needs. I certainly dont begrudge her this at all. She is a wonderful woman and I love her. But I do get angry that her own family are so quick to pass it to me. She deserves to have them WANT to be there for her.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Its Spring.. almost Summer

Wow we have had the most crazy weather here on the west coast.. everything is behind. But slowly its starting to feel like mother nature is catching up..

The bird house in our backyard is a hive of activity and the bugs are starting to show up.. even the dreaded wasps that my 4 yr old is terrified of because of her first sting last year.