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Friday, March 5, 2010

March Sixth...


On Tuesday I was the grumpiest I have been in a very long time... I had my St. John's Wort while I was at work and held my tongue all day with the customers... even when they literally stepped over me to get through an aisle where I was working on stocking the men's shoes... five times... However when I got home and the boys were sitting around playing video games and hubby was watching TV but no dinner was ready, he had finished homework with son3, but then he asked me 'how my day was' when I have asked him several times not to ask me that when I get home unless he really wants to hear the answer... I couldn't hold it in any longer... And the wrath of Mom was let loose... Recyclables and garbage bags started flying from the kitchen out the garage door... the dishwasher was emptied and loaded... dinner was pulled out of the fridge and heated up... all by me in less than fifteen minutes... son1 and son2 had jumped up but didn't know which way to go... son3 was in trouble for forgetting his spelling words both Monday and Tuesday, amazing he brought them home on Wednesday... On Wednesday I had a day off, son1 had to work and I had a couple of hours to adjust my attitude for the week... On Thursday son1 mowed the lawn, edged, cleaned the garage, and something else I can't remember now... I am doing better now...


These pictures are from this week...












Daffodil...


Non fruit bearing pear tree blooming in front yard...


A weed but still pretty...


Allysium...


A rainbow in the middle of all the rain on Wednesday...







Son2 got his progress report... You might want to look away... It's not pretty... We've had several conversations, lectures, plans of attack for getting better grades not against son2...
Geometry: F, PE: A, Spanish 1: D, Sociology: A, Computers 2: A, History: D, Accelerated English: F, Biology: D+... He is honestly having trouble understanding geometry... He doesn't like Spanish... He likes History and Biology... He just finished arguing with me the other day about wanting to take a college English class next year which I told him wouldn't it be better to take a regular English class and get better grades instead of trying to do more than he's obviously capable of... He now agrees with me... He does well on the tests... His problem as much as I can figure is organization and desire... we tell him to have his backpack ready for school the night before and he is getting it ready in the morning when he should already be out the door for the bus... he doesn't like to be bothered with easy every day homework so doesn't do it or does it but doesn't bother to turn it in... and bigger projects is the same thing... he skips the things that are easy points which then lowers his grade... part of it too is that when he's at school it's all about school but then when he gets home, school's over so he doesn't think about it again til the morning... I don't get it... so our first strategy is to have him go through his backpack and have it ready by the door with any dates written on the calendar of upcoming projects, tests, assignments... only twelve more weeks of school left... plus a two week break for Easter...


Today we all had the day off except for son1 but he is off already off and out and about... He wants to sell his Mustang now... this will by like his sixth car if he gets another one... he wants a Jeep now... plus since he has rebuilt the Mustang it is a gas guzzler... so he has posted his Mustang on Craig's List... I am just having faith that some day he will learn this car lesson he is supposed to learn... Hubby made eggs, hashbrowns and muffins for breakfast... Hubby and I went to Walmart for pet supplies and soaps and shampoos and such... Hubby cleaned up the front yard a bit... I moved some pots around and fed the birds... they are out there working their way through 8lbs of bird seed as I type... I've washed the dishes and loaded the dishwasher... son2 and son3 are playing video games... son3 did his homework first thing when he got home yesterday so he would have the whole weekend free... son2 stills has homework... We have inventory Sunday and Monday at work... is it Tuesday yet... I'll be glad when we can get back to normal... Hubby has to go to a meeting tonight at work... only two day notice for mandatory meeting... everyone's not happy about it... Time to work on some paper piles and heat up a pizza for dinner...
And be sure to stop by The Motivation Station and see what we have been up to... This month is Spring Cleaning... and today we are having a share your recipes day with a place to link your pictures of your delicious dishes...

Happy Journaling...

7 comments:

Martha's Menagerie said...

Well Linda I have those grumpy days too where the wrath of mom is released - the kids and hubby laugh and me because they say I suck in my lips when I get mad, LOL - that makes me even more mad! I sure am productive with cleaning when I'm mad though :-)

The new TMS meme isn't just for recipes - it's anything to do with food - a shot from a dinner out, a nice table setting, showing us a clean kitchen, anything like that works :-)

We are struggling with grades here too - both boys did much better on progress reports than they did at report card time. Both are very capable, just lazy when it comes to school work!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :-)

That corgi :) said...

I feel for you with son2 grades. it was always a stressful time when report cards came out. you would think they would get with the program and do what they are supposed to do in school and turn in their work, etc.

its hard to be a mom and take care of things at home and also be a good employee with the customers always being right especially when our moods don't cooperate with us. Sometimes we just have to let out that steam and unfortunately we sometimes do it with the people we love the most. Thankfully they love us too and are forgiving and try their best to help us.

I can't believe this school year is winding down! It is amazing how fast the time goes as we get older.

hugs to you, hang in there

betty

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I think you had every right to get upset. I know I would have been too. When I had to work late the boys always helped with getting supper ready and homework was always done right after school. They got a snack when they came home and then had about 2 hours before dinner to get the homework done. If they didn't get it done, it was continued after supper...no play til the work was done. Some of them tried very hard to sluff off and I could tell that by their grades. It is not easy at all to get good grades if you don't study and do the homework. Hope the rest of the week was better.

Linda's World said...

I think I would have turned around and gone to In-N-Out or somewhere by myself when I saw how things were going at home. They wouldn't have starved, believe me. I sympathize with Son2...I was exactly like that when I was in high school. I just couldn't settle down & study, especially if it was something I didn't like. But I got A's & B's in the stuff I enjoyed, like Choir & the Home Ec classes. But Spanish is very important, especially with the way things our going in our country. Spanish taught in the schools is similar to an English, because you have to learn all the parts of speech, etc. I loved English class so didn't have too much trouble with Spanish~except that over the years I've forgotten most of it. I would love to take a conversational Spanish class now. Love your header picture~the only thing missing is Holly sitting on that middle branch. Linda up here in Washington

Rose said...

spring is just now peeking out here in Illinois...it's been a long winter! I've had a bad 3 weeks but next week will be better!!! My moods have been up and down.

Martha said...

I've had a rough week too, some Days it just isn't worth getting out of the padded cell...
I hope Son2 starts to figure out school and organization too, such a challenge for all of you.
6 cars for Son1, Wow, I haven't had six cars as a 48 y/o!!!

Tina said...

I understand about "Mom" moods. The family has to do their part, or they get to find out about those moods! I'm sure that can be especially challenging in your house of boys, but I think you are a great mom for boys.

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful.