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Life & Events > Boring > Is Life Just Passing Me By
 

Is Life Just Passing Me By

I have been in a rut of sorts for a while now. Just plodding along, going to work, doing nothing on the weekends. And somehow it is now August and I have not been to the beach once! We are only a half hour drive from the beach. During the week I think of things we can do on the weekends but once it is here, I have a hard time motivating myself.

The job is going well, I really do like my job. If it weren't for drama queens in my office it would be ideal. They recently instituted a program that monitors how much work is being done and the time it takes to get bills processed. Turns out I am doing 3 times as much work as the lady sitting next to me. She does not have the volume of work as I do. I like that just fine, I would rather be busy than be looking for work to do. which she does not, she plays games on her phone all day. She is being watched very closely, as she takes alot of breaks and does a lot of visiting during the day. My supervisor has become a really good boss, after the initial struggles in the beginning. We have become even better, stronger friends in the last few months.

Dakota recently completed his summer school for his English class and received an A. So this tells me his teacher last year had alot to do with his disinterest in class. He plans on signing up for football this year in school. I have been trying to get him interested in sports. Some of friends disagree with his choice of football, due to injuries and such. But stepson played football in high school with no major injuries. I am not a football fan except when it comes to middle school and high school!

I have recently been thinking of what makes a bully. Dakota is a very loving child, does not want to fight anyone. But over the past year I have seen him get picked on alot. He is a big kid, as tall as me now and has some weight on him. The kids target him because of his size, assuming he must be mean if he is so big. We talk about these incidents all the time and I stress that violence is never the answer. I have told him if he is hit, that is to defend himself but to never start a fight over words he is called. Girls seem to be drawn to him, not as boyfriend material but as a good friend to have. For that he is called gay. I told him the boys are just jealous. but that he should ask for their phone numbers so they can go on a date. LOL He would never say that to the boys.

I don't see my grand daughter very much since they moved out last December. It's a long drive to their house and they never come to mine. But she is still my little boo boo!

My niece's daughter turned one in June and she is just delightful. her name is Olivia but I call her Ollie. I bought her two little purses that had stuffed animals in them and she carries them around all the time!

I am still waiting (not so patiently) for my newly married daughter to announce she is pregnant. LOL I think they are waiting before having children. They are happy and living their lives and I am a happy mama!

It's sunday, laundry day here. The weather has been quite pleasant this past week. Might be a good day to sit on the porch and read a good book or take my crocheting out there as well. Working on a afghan for little Ollie. I already have one done for my Bella.

enjoy the day!

posted on Aug 4, 2013 6:51 AM ()

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That's great to hear Dakota got through his summer class with such a high grade..good for him! Bullying is a big problem in schools, unfortunately, but I'm starting to realize that most bully's are either jealous of the kid they're bullying or are simply lacking in self confidence themselves and picking on others make them feel better about themselves. Does his school have an anti-bullying policy? It's good that your son surrounds himself with friends who he can trust, that's so important. But its also important he knows how to defend himself, too. I was bullied a bit in grade school/high school too - really shot down my self confidence, my dad put me in karate class and my confidence sky rocketed. Just a thought.
comment by jaydensblog on Sept 1, 2013 3:55 PM ()
This doesn't sound like a rut at all, just busy at work, and having all kinds of happy things to mention with family members. That's enviable. A beach day might make you feel much differently so isn't it an easy fix?
comment by drmaus on Aug 28, 2013 7:28 AM ()
My nephew is getting married this weekend. Maybe I'll be able to unload some of my baby knits in a year or so.
comment by nittineedles on Aug 8, 2013 2:39 PM ()
good luck! my daughter takes my baby teasing in a good way, thank god!
reply by elkhound on Aug 9, 2013 3:16 AM ()
I hope you are enjoying TODAY - it's gorgeous outside... Sounds like things are good on a personal level, and how cool that you are capable of 3 times the work of others.
comment by kristilyn3 on Aug 4, 2013 12:20 PM ()
went shopping, ate out and now going back to my porch to relax! it is a gorgeous day!! give skylar a hug from me please!
reply by elkhound on Aug 4, 2013 12:36 PM ()
Sometimes it is better to just be spontaneous and go!! It is hard to believe
this is August. Dakota is the perfect size for football and I hope he goes
out for it. Enjoy your family time, Dakota will be grown before you know
it.
comment by elderjane on Aug 4, 2013 10:11 AM ()
we bought new sneakers today so we can both start walking! love spending time with my boy! i usually am pretty spontaneous because I never know how I feel ahead of time, as in knee pain, no sleep, etc.
reply by elkhound on Aug 4, 2013 12:35 PM ()
I liked that comment by Martin D.G.
comment by fredo on Aug 4, 2013 9:38 AM ()
I loved his comment too! Dakota isn't quite brave enough to say something like that. I wish he was though!
reply by elkhound on Aug 4, 2013 10:01 AM ()
It's laundry day??? Wait I have a bunch you can do!!!!!
I was once told that when kids ask me about being gay I should just answer, "Why do you want to know? You want to go to bed with me?" Kids are cruel--Dakota will do okay!
GET TO THE BEACH___WINTER IS ALMOST HERE!!!
comment by greatmartin on Aug 4, 2013 9:01 AM ()
I don't mind doing laundry, except for the folding and hanging! i taught dakota how to fold his own clothes. I sometimes wish I could meet the parents of these kids who taunt my boy, but then again maybe it's best I don't meet them!
reply by elkhound on Aug 4, 2013 10:00 AM ()
Thanks for the update on your family. It'd really be something if in a couple of months you looked back and realized you went an entire summer without going to the beach when it is so near by. That's the sort of thing that happens to me.
comment by troutbend on Aug 4, 2013 8:21 AM ()
that would definitely not be a good thing, I must make a plan for the beach. I had wanted to go yesterday but then the weather gave us storms. I guess it's best not to plan and just do it when the weather is right!
reply by elkhound on Aug 4, 2013 9:59 AM ()

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