I've had a couple of productive days here during the day by myself. It rained overnight and then the pool company was out early this afternoon again to set up the pool. Turns out the filter housing is cracked and needs to be repaired so hopefully our insurance will cover it. I have to wait for the company to send a technician to look at work order for the repair. After that, hopefully, it will be approved. But I found out, the insurance won't cover the diving board because it is a structure so we will have to purchase a new one, and that stinks, as it isn't cheap ($375). It's cracked and we have never used it once. I've had a massive migraine for over 5 days now and nothing seems to make it subside. It is driving me absolutely crazy. And I have to clean up after the dogs as my oldest one is now trying to mark everything, mostly out of spite. He is old and incontinent and has to wear a diaper part of the time so I am thinking this is his opinion of life now.
Wow...the older she get's the more I cannot tolerate her. Today I came home to find Melanie sprawled out on her bed watching a movie with her friends. Some snide comment was made about me while I requested the dishwasher unload.
The weekend started with Fri.'s orthodontist appointment. It was supposed to be a constultation but turned into a get fitted for a $250 retainer! Yippy! Yet another thing for my stepson to take care of!! Plus, we have to get bio mom to pay her half. Not fun! We also found out that braces will cost $3850 minus whatever the insurance pays. Ouch!!
I had a really sunny day today!!! And I feel like I got a whole lot accomplished! We have been living here in Georgia just short of 3 months now and just had "pool school" today. It was pretty much a refresher for me but it had been quite a while since I had operated a pool system! We had to order some parts and my husband needed training from start to finish. I think next year, though, I may have someone come open and close it. I also was able to knock out some gardening and transplanting today and spent time with our dogs and we had all 3 of them outside at once. They had a ball! And it looks like my husband will enjoy using the pool for which I am glad as I know it will be an expense but it will also benefit his health as well. We spent almost the entire day outside working on one thing or another. I even got some sun, but need to be careful, especially in the future, because I do burn easily.
Well, TGIF, because I don't think I could really handle this week again. My husband is quite the grouch these days and can't seem to understand that I do need his help with these dogs. His idea of "helping" is to watch tv and set the toybox out for the pup.
Well, here's some food for thought as I have been thinking about this for days and days. I had written a couple of blog entries in the last two days but accidentally deleted them before I got them posted. SD's biomom sent my husband a ridiculous melodramatic email at work stating that SD was being harassed by me and that my husband needed to stop me or she would look into filing a restraining order. My husband fired back about all of SD's deflammatory remarks on the public blogs and that I had the right to respond. So, it has been an aggravating, turbulent couple of days. Much of what has happened could have been avoided if biomom had courteously shared information but refused to do so. She has repeatedly spent all her time trying to sabotage the relationship my husband and I had with SD. There is absolutely nothing left--we feel nothing towards here but a lot of hostility for stringing us along. It would have been okay if she just said she wanted to stay at Mom's--but not play all the games. We were in debt up to our necks in legal fees and could have easily lost our home. But she has followed suit to the tee with her Mom and there are no morals, it's like everything I tried to teach her has gone out the window. And then SD complains because we did not send a "mushy" card to her with her Christmas gift--mind you I went out of my way to get 2 gifts for her as my stepson called me and said she kept asking him if she was getting anything from us. So, I sent a dolphin necklace and a blue fleece jacket for skiing. Then, we never even get a thank you. This past week, she writes in her blog, that I ruined her Christmas and her time with her Mom, Mom's boyfriend, and brother by sending her a gift. I am just literally sick and I just shake all over. What is the point in trying to do the right thing? Like how was I supposed to send a Hallmark card to someone that has barely spoken to me in a year--how do you find a card that says--thanks for screwing your dad and me over?
Well, we just got some interesting info form my stepson's teacher this morning.
My stepson wrote out his definitions for the spelling/vocabulary words on Tue. night(he just got the list that same day at school). There was one word that he couldn't find in the dictionary so I suggested that he take his list to school and ask the teacher if she could help him or tell him where to look. I told him to make sure that he brings his definitions home that night so that he can study them. If he didn't bring them home, then he would have to write them over again.
I need to know how to get a 10 yr old boy to understand what studying actually is. He thinks that he can look over something for 5 min. and that is it. He studied. Now he is done. Whether he knows the stuff or not. It is like pulling teeth.
Greetings to everyone here! I found this site by searching the internet on something that would allow me to vent about my stepson. I feel bad doing this but he is like nothing I've ever seen. He has known me since he was 8.