The White House

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011



If I could scream everything that is inside me people would run for miles. Seriously? What a crock of shit.

This morning I tried to move rocks, but I can’t lift. I’m not in pain otherwise, but if I lift I am. Guess falling wasn’t such a good idea.

Pulled flowers in several beds and made piles. Need to bring up the 4-wheeler to haul it away.

Had what should have been an IEP meeting at the school today. Got a report read and yes, he qualifies for an IEP. No kidding. Even if I didn’t have a degree in Special Ed. I could have figured that one out. Oh, but even though all these people were present and ready to get the ball rolling, we can’t. The disciplinary officer who was waiting for the testing to be done hasn’t made her report. Until she decides where he can go to school he continues to do nothing (because the school that is supposed to send his daily work to the school district offices isn’t complying). They’ve violated so many District, State and Federal Laws at this point it is almost laughable. So what does this all equal? A colossal waste of time. (And Lucas was an angel during the entire meeting….on speaker phone. He never made a peep for the whole hour+).

I won’t even go into all the INSANE stuff with the custody trial, but thank God that part will be over soon. I mean, there’s still 6 more years until Em ages out, but at least this phase of the crazies will be over soon. Then I guess we’ll move on to whatever crazy he or his new wife dream up next. (Sure wish she had her own kids so she’d quit trying to hurt mine).

My mother is in ICU  in CA. The short of it is she cannot keep her oxygen levels  up without aide. I don’t even know what else to say at this point. That whole “God won’t give me more than I can handle” statement is really pissing me off. Exactly how strong does he think I am???


I grew wheat. Not intentionally, but it grew in my straw mulch and I thought that was kind of cool.



After homework my dear girl helped me harvest kohlrabi and zucchini.


Does your zucchini grow this big? This is actually kind of small. I’m picking everything as fast as I can as we are in the low 30’s at night. I was a bit of a zucchini failure. All the first stuff rotted on the vine. My late harvest was 18 pounds  1.5 ounces.



The kohlrabi weighed in at 25 pounds 9.5 ounces. I have a lot of processing with all that we’ve picked the last couple of days!


A little more yellow than the other day? I think so. We had frost on the lawn this morning. Please, I need two more weeks without rain and snow. I’m really trying. I work hard, but fighting schools and an ex (for no legitimate reason except he’s being hateful or has an unhealthy obsession), medical stuff, activities, caring for a home of seven, having a lot of animals, homework, sickness, death……I really need cut some slack.  And that thing called Karma. If it ever comes around I promise not to gloat….I will be sympathetic as I can say I’ve been on the other end of this stuff!!



Hope you are enjoying hot, sunny days with zero stress. (I don’t even have that in my dreams).


FlowerLady said...

Dear Gayle ~ You sure are being dealt a whopping hand of 'stuff' to deal with. You 'are' a strong woman and all I can do is pray for God's peace and strength to see you through each day.

All the work that you do wears me out just reading about it. I've got things to do today, that I'd like to get done and hopefully I can. I don't have a family of 7, nor lots of animals or gardens to put to bed, produce to put up, etc., but it all takes time and I hope to do it all with thankfulness. Not always easy to do that is for sure.

Wishing you a less stress time in which to do all that needs doing before it turns cold and wet.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What does IEP mean? Are you telling me that school has started for the year and Eli is still not going because of all this? That's crazy - how can they let that happen?

Bonnie said...

Oh Man! Sorry to hear things are piling up again. I'll be praying things turn around soon.

Stace said...

Oh Gayle, (((HUGS))) I don't know what to say...that's a lot going on for one person. I guess the bright spot is that time marches forward regardless, and eventually you'll be able to look back on all of this and know you did your best and lived through it (all while sitting on a warm beach sipping on a drink with an umbrella in it, hopefully). Keep your chin up, there are many of us out here who think of you often throughout the day and hope that the majority of this crap is almost over for you and your family.

Janie said...

I'm sorry you've had such a lot to deal with lately. Surely you'll have had more than your fair share and fate will let up a little soon.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

You sure can grow veggies. Hope your moms health improves.

Corey~living and loving said...

I just don't know what to are soooooooooooooo have more than seems bareable. I'm thinking of you...and really really really hoping it eases up soon.