That is the best description of my week.
For whatever reason I didn’t sleep much Sunday night. Probably because Monday I was supposed to meet with my college adviser and start planning my January classes. That and I got too hot. I can’t sleep when I’m hot. Mondays are also my bowling league night. Oh yeah! I joined a bowling league! With my friend from AC Moore. I share duties with another lady. I called her and asked if she could bowl for me, but no dice. So Monday about killed me. I think I was in bed at 9:30!
I did have my college meeting and it went well. I have to make a few decisions and see what direction I want my computer degree to go in. I meet with him again on Thursday. I don’t have any computer classes from my original Associates Degree, so I think I’m going to get a second Associates in IT and then transition right into the Bachelor’s. I can transfer up to 40 credits, so I’ll only need about 2 semesters to get the second degree. I’m still excited though! I’m on my way to a new career!
So Tuesday is Scouts night. Sam made some mention of a camp out that was canceled or postponed, but nothing concrete. He bowls with the team till 5, then comes home till Scouts meeting. Mondays and Tuesdays are packed. We also go for dinner out on Tuesdays. I only let him have one dinner out a week or he would be begging for Mickey D’s every day! So now I’m tired again and it’s only Tuesday.
Wednesdays I try to go to the Y to workout. I’m really trying hard to get exercise to be a habit. It’s the only way I’m going to lose the weight and keep it off. Sam comes to me and says he needs $30 to buy food for the Scout camp out. Wait…what?? Why, if 12 boys are going, are we supplying half of the budget and one other boy the other half? He has no explanation, but tells the leaders that we are broke and he can’t do it. Thanks Sam. Nothing like making a bad situation worse. He also tells me he didn’t know about the camp out until this week. I email what I think is the Eagle Scout that usually runs the meeting, but instead get the boy’s dad. Who tells me that Sam did, indeed, know. Since the beginning of November and the original trip had to be postponed because so many boys weren’t available Thanksgiving weekend. THEN Sam tells me he told me that. Which, yes, he did, but not in an “I want to go and it has been rescheduled” kind of way. But mentions it in passing. So now I”m emailing with leaders and being told yes, you buy the food, but you get reimbursed. I was just about crushed with this news. I had planned a haircut, and being out $30 on a short check week, was going to kill me. (I didn’t have enough hours in to get paid for Thanksgiving). I email them back and tell them I’m sorry, but Sam didn’t tell me until RIGHTNAO! and I can’t do it. He just can’t go.
So I’ve spent Wednesday night all kinds of upset at Sam, and just don’t feel like working out. So now I’m behind and really frustrated. Then comes Thursday. The Scout Master calls me. He says his son, Sam’s friend J, came home and said Sam couldn’t go. I told him “Well yeah.” On to the explanation and how Sam is not responsible unless it directly concerns him at that moment. He had been included in some of the Wednesday emails, so by now he knows 1. Sam has Aspergers, and 2. that I’ve been added to the email list so I can be in on what is going on. He tells me that the previously explained process of camping food is something he is changing as new Scout Master. He realizes that most of us just can’t front money and hope that everyone pays their fair share. So he says he’ll take Sam and J shopping, since the main point of the assignment is to learn to shop on a budget and try to get enough to feed the boys for the length of the trip. He will pay from the Scout account and then they will let the parents know what the share is. Great! But now I’m concerned about gear. Sam also wasn’t bothered to get the packing list. Aren’t computers wonderful? Mr S sends the list to me and magically I have enough of the items to make this camp out possible. Now I have to get Sam’s head out of his ass late on a Thursday to have him ready to go Friday. He decides, despite repeated requests from me, not to pack Thursday night. I had to wake him up early on Friday so that he was ready for Friday night.
Did I mention bowling practice? Sam has practice till 5 on Fridays. And needs to be at the church at 5 for dropoff. And dammit! No boots. My sister comes to my rescue there. Says she has an extra pair of size 9s that Sam can use and a flashlight. Now I just need a small thing of toothpaste, a hat cuz I know he’s gonna forget the one in his locker, and sunglasses. I get to my sister’s and didn’t she BUY Sam new boots?? An early Christmas gift. I love my sister!! I managed, with the help of my sister and others, to pull together a weekend camp out on 3 days’ notice. If Sam’s goal was to send me to the looney bin, he failed… this time. I ran around like a madwoman on Friday. I’m trying to pack up my truck, and checked his suitcase to make sure his book was in there. Then realized I had to repack it, cuz it wasn’t going to close again. Then lost my keys and unpacked and repacked once more. This was kinda fun though, cuz my “fucking” neighbors were having a fight out in the street. I call them the “fucking” neighbors because every other word they say is that word. Very entertaining.
So I go to get Sam at practice, planning to go to the church from there, but he forgot a belt. OMG kid, can we get this DONE already?? One more stop at home and then I finally get him dropped off at the church. Just in time to meet one of my brothers-in-law at my house. He needed some help with something, so I squeezed him in at 6 on Friday. Holy shit! This day is just making me insane! I’m still planning on making my hair appointment at 7 and I did!!!
Please, dearest Goddess, don’t let me have another week like that for a while! But I made a workout Thursday at the Y. And came home and did a Wii workout. In retrospect that wasn’t such a good move, but it’s done. So here are my workouts for this past week:
Sunday: a Wii workout
Wednesday: screaming, crying, gnashing of teeth
Thursday: at the Y 12 min on the elliptical, 45 minutes on the treadmill. at home a Wii workout. painful on top of all the cardio, but I finished.
Friday: hahahaha you’re kidding right?
Saturday: (today) as soon as I get done with this, I”m cleaning all the things to get ready for holiday decorations. That will do since I have to move furniture.
Please excuse the rambliness of all of this. It’s a symptom of my week.
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