Friday, September 08, 2006

Zzzzzzzzzzzz... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

I'm REALLY sleepy today! I think I've been in a sleep-deprived state since school started. I'm sitting here at work, fighting off falling asleep at the desk. It looks bad to clients when they walk in the door and the first thing they see is the secretary face-down on her desk drooling on the desk blotter...

My ingrained procrastination and usual over-achievement-seeking is spanking my butt right now! After much debating with myself, I have decided I am going to drop one of my classes. But I can't do it quite yet, as I have to get a consortium agreement between the two colleges which I am attending, and the head honcho I have to talk to about it isn't in the office this week. In the mean time, I have to keep up with my coursework, just in case for some reason H.H.-dude says "no".

Jamie is ecstatic that soccer has started back up for the season. His first practice was on Wednesday, and he was giddy with joy at seeing his coach again. This is his third season with the same coach, and his sixth season playing soccer. He's getting to be quite the good defender. Coach would even like to see him playing goalie more, but after Jamie's experience as goalie last season, he's really having to work at it to not be afraid of the ball when it comes to him.

Saturday, I'm babysitting Destiny, the sassy little two year old who's simultaneously in love with both my son and my dog. It's usually a toss up on which one she greets first when she comes over. She loves to play fetch with Ziggy. About a million times a visit, I'll hear her say "Go gitit, Siggy" (she can't make the Z sound yet). Then she'll go looking for Jamie, asking Rachel "Where's him?" if she can't find Jamie. 9 times out of 10, Jamie's hiding from her. He claims he's trying to play hide and seek, but I get the feeling sometimes he's just hiding, period! But for the most part, he's really good with her and plays really well with her. He doesn't like to admit it in front of his "macho" friends, but he loves playing with babies and little kids.

So far, Jamie is off to a great start at school. He still hasn't gotten his pyramid taken down at school any and his grades are all A's and some high B's. That's quite the change for a little boy who about six months ago was getting in trouble several times a day every day and had D's and F's! I'm very proud of the little booger!

The booger has soccer practice again tonight, and I'm seriously considering taking a nap in the car during practice. I've got more homework to do tonight, and also have to copy everything on my computer I want to keep. Joel is going to walk me through wiping my operating system and installing a better one, then I've got to re-install all the stuff I actually need and use on a daily basis. That consists of maybe 3 or 4 programs for me and about 20 education game programs for Jamie!

Love and hugs to you all!


Tooz said...

Sounds like a busy weekend for you. Thanks for blogging. I was just wondering if we need to set up a third blog, sort of a graffiti board where we can leave short posts and quick comments. What do you think?

Becca said...

I can't keep up with my blog and the recipe blog, and we're proposing a third? Just how often do we want Jenn singing to us?!?


I have to buy a new PC and I've been putting it off. My current desktop was purchasing back in '99, with Windows ME and a cool 800MHz processor (which was quite powerful way back when!). Now, it loses time, freezes once a week, and the OS is no longer supported. I've been putting it off because I don't want to deal with cables, installing programs, making recovery disks, etc. Just laziness. Last week, CJ spilled water on the keyboard so it doesn't work anymore. Another sign to replace it before it completely dies!

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

That's exactly what I'm going through, Becca! I also have the demon-spawn Windows ME. So, I'm going to save what I need off the computer, then Joel is going to walk me through installing a new OS. Joel sent me a Mac laptop for me to use on the 'net, but it hasn't gotten here yet. So, I'll repair this one as I can until the laptop gets here. Then, the desktop will pass to Jamie for his educational games and I will use the laptop for my school work.

Hugs to you all!

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

And Tooz, right now I'm having the same problem as Becca. Not enough time for the blogs we have, much less a third one. I will make a committment to blog at least three times a week on here, and once a week on ROUS.

Suze said...

oh, guys, give up with the PCs already and get on board with apple! trust me, you won't be sorry.

jenn, good luck with everything. i think dropping a class is smart if you're this sleep-deprived already and it's only the beginning of the semester.