I just phoned my mum and she was really angry. Said she was trying to sleep. I apologised but then realised it is mid-day. Why is she sleeping? I phoned her at a perfectly reasonable time and get told off like it's 3am. I hope she's not going crazy.
Post by SketchyMagpie on Sept 13, 2017 21:53:05 GMT
Just saw that Zazanna has given birth 😍
Strange to think how many human beings have been created by members of this community since we all started chatting. What's that now, 7 babies? Two for Moz, two for Ri, one for Brad, one for Mama Kitty, one for Zaz? Everyone's growing up.
Post by deathsfinalkiss on Sept 14, 2017 6:58:04 GMT
I'm not sure if it's a random thought, so much as an emotionally horrific day, leading to a word vomit in order to release some of the build up. Today was my eldest's birthday, AND it was a late start at school, so we were pretty stoked about that, and I had fun plans for when they were out of school. Well, I took them to the bus, then took the baby back to bed (since the older 3 are all in class, yay sleep!). Just as I was starting to fall asleep, I got a text asking if I'd heard anything about a shooting at our school. I hadn't, figured someone had misheard, because anytime something happens to cause a lockdown, we automatically get a message from the school. I hopped on fb, and it was all over the news. We live in a tiny, close knit, rural community. Not a big city. I've never felt afraid of sending my kids to school. The 3 schools (high school, Jr high, and elementary) are all in close proximity, and the news posts only said it was NEAR the HS. If it hadn't been a late start, my younger son would have been in the HS for a music class. 3 injured, and 1 killed... and no updates anywhere clarifying anything other than that. My husband left work at 1100, and was finally allowed to go in and pick them up after 1400. My boys knew the shooter, he was a few grades above my eldest, and always really nice to them. I don't think the reality of what happened has really sank into them yet, which is probably a good thing for now. I just can't wrap my head around it. So yeah... that's been my day.
Along with the fact that the baby flushed an apple down the toilet before roller derby practice last night, and I didn't know about it until we came home at 2200. We worked on it until 0330, and I stayed awake until 5am, to make sure my husband didn't sleep through his alarms, and then I was up a couple hours later to take the preschooler to class, couldn't fall asleep between then and taking the older 2 to theirs. My toilet still isn't fixed (one bathroom 6 of us... not a pleasant situation when it's working, let alone when it's not!), so cross your fingers that the newest tool they're off getting at midnight will actually work!
Post by deathsfinalkiss on Sept 14, 2017 7:39:59 GMT
Yeah, me too. My boys don't have school tomorrow, but I'd be keeping them home even if they did, so I'm glad to have them home with me. My younger 3 are all curled up asleep on the couch, they fell asleep watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, waiting on the others to come home from the city. Which is good, the baby (toddler... but he's my last baby, so I'll probably be calling him "the baby" as a teenager too, haha) didn't nap today, and the preschooler is insisting on going to school in the morning, even though she was up late. So, I'm finally decompressing (momentarily. the anxiety and flood of emotions will return undoubtedly) with a good beer, and one of my favorite films in the background.
Jeeze man. The spelling errors there. 'Salty' is 'stay'. The rest is a mess. My mates auntie used to throw beef in a spider's web and it would run out and collect it. She walked her rabbits at 1am. So she was mad.