The month of May is kicking my butt, so thank you in advance for your patience.
I apologize for being behind on my blog reading, and responding to your comments. I'm here, just a little frazzled.
In May: Reg and Curly shadowed a Catholic high school. The stress of this decision is heavy, and the information that has cropped up and lead to the shadow has been fairly unsettling. Layers. More later.
Reg needed an EEG last week, because he has what he calls deja vous moments. There were some mild variations in his EEG, so he and I went back to the doctor yesterday. Maybe mini seizures, like misfiring moments which cause him to experience these deja vous issues and nauseousness. If so, this can be addressed with medication.
Next up: an MRI of his brain and a 48 hour extended EEG. Nothing to be overly concerned about - not life threatening. Hoping for answers.
All this and grad dress shopping for two girls. Because our first three grads were boys, I FORGOT Mini needed a grad dress. In the past, I've just handed each boy 'the suit'. I didn't exactly 'forget' about the dress thing, I've just been distracted (see above).
Other activities: The day after Mother's Day I drove to Omaha to pick up Tank. The next weekend I watched Reg and Curly play 7 travel games, because they were both local. Last weekend I traveled solo with Curly to Davenport for her travel basketball. In addition to my usual babysitting, I've lost track of how many hours (like countless) I've spent on the ever-so-time-consuming video project for Mini's graduation.
THIS IS A VIDEO OF MY COMPUTER SCREEN. IT'S SUPER SHORT, UNLIKE THIS POST THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SHORT. I'M SHOWING OFF MY ABILITY TO USE SLOW MOTION TO HIGHLIGHT FUNNY BITS.
Before the June 11th graduation party, I need to either move to a different house or figure out how to organize this place. *travel ball, video project, and college stuff moving in translates to BIG MESS - in case you weren't picking up on what I was laying down.* I also need to prepare piles of food for said party, and finalize where two kids will attend high school before high school summer league starts June 1st.
I baked cookies for the party yesterday and froze them. One thing checked off the list. Also checked Mini's grad photo off my list, to coin my own blog title here: no small feat. More on that adventure later.
Because life is never dull and often hilarious, I found an odd thing in a sandwich baggie in the freezer. Any guesses? (see photo)
I've managed to whittle Mini's video down from 4 hours and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 21 minutes. More whittling to do.Mini usually helps me edit the grad movies from the too long stage to their final phase. While she knows I'm creating it, she's supposed to be surprised by the content. I've enlisted the other kids' help whenever possible. They have strong opinions about what can be deleted. I need them to boss me around here, because to me everything is cute. I'm the mom, that's my excuse. Oh, Monday night I read chapter 36 of my memoir to my writing group and they gave it high marks. The chapter I read the time before had issues, so this was huge. I really do value their feedback even when it is PLEASE FIX THIS, but high praise? Ahh. I needed that.
I squeezed in a haircut Monday afternoon, which I really needed.
Did anyone really think the only thing I had going on was appliance breakdowns? Weirdest thing you've found in your freezer? Or, how is your May going?