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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

wonderful Wednesday

I am going to work today. I'm determined. I'll take something soft to sit on do the best I can for as long as I can. I'm going stir crazy in the house and I need to do something constructive. Besides... if I see one more add for class action lawsuits for random malpractice incidents I'm going to lose my mind.

I've been watching the Jury selection process for the Casey Anthony trial. It's kinda funny listening to the excuses people have for not being able to be sequestered for 6-8 weeks. One guy had seven dogs and couldn't afford to board them for that length of time. One of the attorneys objected to that being a legitimate reason... the judge said, "do you want to take care of his dogs?" It was kinda funny. Another lady said she thought Casey was guilty... she was excused. That seems to be the easiest way out (mental note in case this is needed in the future).

I think I'd enjoy being on a long term jury... I mean, the sitting might be rough on my back but other than that... living in a hotel... room service... I could do it. Wonder if they let you play Farmville... I could see me spelling out in crops, "guilty". LOL.

So... Austin got back his results from the graduation tests. Currently in Georgia kids have to take a test in each of the major subjects and prove proficiency in order to graduate. They begin testing in 11th grade. Austin just got his first set of results back and he only passed one of the four subjects. He's failing at least two classes currently... so it looks like he may not be class of 2012. I've explained to him that at this stage of the game nobody can do it for him. I can't get him the grades he needs... I can't turn in his work for him... he either does it or doesn't. Teachers tell me he sleeps in class and doesn't come prepared... it's obvious that he doesn't care.

The old high school where Cody graduated and... if we hadn't moved from the trailer five years ago, the school where Austin would be right now... was on the news last night for a major food fight and gambling ring that police had to come and break up. As difficult as our roundabout journey to this place was... I'm glad Austin's not having to go to school there. It was a rocky road out of that situation but the end result makes it all worth it.

I can say that about every trial I've ever faced in my life... while difficult at the time, the end results for me have always been amazing.... so I trust that this new little hiccup, the back pain, will end in something beautiful as well. That's my hope... my faith... my sustenance. That's how I get through the day knowing that something miraculous is being worked out in my life.

Today I'm uncomfortable but not as bad as it has been over the past few days. I'm tired but not exhausted. I can tell that my blood pressure and pulse are lower. I believe I can do this.

And my coffee is so good today... it's an omen... a great cup of coffee is a sign of a good day ahead. Right?

Hope you all have a Wonderful Wednesday... love and hugs!