Better late than never but better never late

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An update on my life-
First off I have not even thought about weight loss this week- OK I thought about it but I did not do anything about it.

Life with John is about the same with added stress of his father's illness. His Dad (John Sr) has leukemia. The Doctors have given him little options. He is 79 years old. John is wrestling with the "do I go back to see him one more time" or not. He went thru his grandfathers downward spiral due to cancer when he was a teenager and does not want to do it again. I don't know if his mom asked him to come or his dad or if it is something he feels obligated to do. Both my parents died within a week of being admitted to the hospital. Mom's probably would have been expected if she had shared what was really going on but Dad was out of the blue. I can't help him her- he is more testy than usual.

His dad is moving in with his Ex-wife (John's mom) and her boyfriend.

I told him that I would finish the laundry- he has to work early and why should he stay up to put the wash in the dryer when I was going to be up until Glenn got home at least? He told me that I am busy with the kids and he feels that he needs to do stuff to make my life easier. Ok go to sleep when you are tired don't complain about the laundry ( or say that I have to do the laundry when your wife started the batch and is perfectly capable of finishing it)

Glenn has applied to UAA and we have the FAFSA finished. We will not be getting anything as far as I can see since the student financial aid meeting we went to said that if you are less than 4000 on the Expected Family contribution and ours is 21609. yup having things in our name and a combined mutual fund for all three kids is the pits. But with refinancing the house we should eek by. I tried to get to the Scholarship page on UAA but I don't have his student ID maybe because they have not processed the application yet.

Sarah is continuing to try to better her brother. He is X on weightlifting at school last year she did x+1 this year.

Rose is busy with her dance and Peter Pan. She loves it but John thinks it is to much- OK her school work is still all A's and the only thing that has gotten cut out of her life is watching reruns of old TV shows that she knows by heart. The advantages of what she is getting right now far outweighs any negatives.

I have finished the TAXES. I will look over them Monday- I need a break from on line/computer forms. The FAFSA was not hard , until I realized that I filled it out for 08-09 for starting summer classes. I redid it for 09-10 and that explains mu confusions as to why they were asking for 2007 tax information. Hey it was on the computer so I just dug it out.

My sewing today was costumes for Rose in Peter Pan. I still have to "distress" them. The fabric is too "pretty" It's rust micro suede- shoe polish and a black ink pad should help... I told a couple of people that I would help with their costumes too. One mom is a pirate, her son is one of the Two Peter's and her daughter is the kangaroo. I told her that I would be available for certain people- she is one of them. I would help with the kangaroo. I told my availability depended on if I liked the child or not. There is one child who has coped such an attitude that I will not help her out at all. You give me the evil eye- lie about things you were doing ( I called her on it in public) don't you expect my help- she was one whose parent did not show up to the mandatory meeting.

I also bought a sharks tooth and made her a necklace for her "token"- Something a boy would find on an island and keep as a treasure.

The volcano is still rumbling- Not that I could do anything anywasy. John has to check on the activity and try to decipher what is happening just cause that is they way he is. Either that or he wants to be the first to know about the eruption if it happens. You can tell that the Volcano observatory people are getting tired of having to post updates every two hours. They are getting short and to the points
"2009-02-14 23:10:24
Redoubt Volcano has not erupted. Seismicity remains elevated.

The webcam is dark for the night

AVO continues to monitor Redoubt 24 hours a day"


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