Monday, August 16, 2010

Random update

Wow I looked up and realized that it's been a couple of weeks since I posted. Time got away from me again. Here we are in the middle of Aug. Where in the hell has over half of the year gone? Spawn starts school in a week, she should be starting dance classes too. I expect that I will be receiving my schedule for that this week some time. We go to meet her new teacher on Thurs. and I get to go through the explaining all over again as to what the issues are and what needs to be done about them. Same school, new grade....I want to just direct them to the last year's teacher and tell them that she can explain it but (le sigh) I will do my mom thing. I think we'll bring it up with the therapist on Tues.

I have two weeks left in the class from hell. I'm still failing ever test, I get the assignments but when it comes to the tests I just get lost. It's the damn word problems. I just get confused by them. I wish they would give us the information in a real world format. It seems like school never really does that. Well in two weeks we're on to the next one.

I'll update on Thurs after we meet the new teacher. 3rd grade here we come.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils." ~John Milton

School starts for Spawn in about a month. Scary that time has gone by so quickly. At the beginning of next week Vader would have been a amazing 3 month's behind on the new order (it's due on the 1st). However, he maned up and sent 1(one) month of support. My only thought on that was "Well it didn't take long now did it?"  They (the State) are in process of suspending his drivers licence, oh joy! That was supposed to take place this month and I am assuming that is the reason that I received any money at all. I wonder if he thinks he's okay now, I mean he still is two months behind and I wonder what happens when he doesn't pay again.

Vader happened to make one of his rare phone calls the day the check arrived as well. He made the order request that I am to force ask Spawn to tell him herself that she doesn't want to talk to him. Oh and he has nothing to say to me because I am not worth talking to. He wonders why I don't go out of my way to try to talk to him. He thinks that if he acts like a complete azzhat tries to convince me that I am the problem that I will want to talk to him.

Not sure he's ever going to learn...I did tell him that I was not going to force Spawn to talk to him and that he needed to okay his plans with me FIRST, not tell Spawn about them first and inform me of them after. It's a respect thing, he has none for me and I have none for him because he has none for me. My favorite comment of the entire call was "Well I was in Fl the last time I called and was going to try to see her but she didn't want to talk to me." Of course he never said anything to me about being in town or that being his intention so I could have tried to help him out with seeing her.

I'm sure that I'm going to have many more conversations like this. It just makes me appreciate my friends that are amazing dad's even more. (Le Sigh) I know they are ex's for a reason but damn this is one of those times where I am looking at it and asking myself "WTF was I thinking?" If it wasn't for Spawn, there would be nothing good out of knowing him.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MBA Update

When last I wrote I was in serious distress. I was failing my class. That sort of thing does not come easy to me. In fact, it's never happened before. Usually I say that there is a first time for everything, but not this time. I don't have the ability or the luxury  to allow for this to be the first time.

With so much riding on this, I emailed my teacher. Hoping, praying, almost begging that there was something that could be done to keep me from failing. She gave me a few suggestions, reminded me that I had several assignments that were not graded yet and thought that I would do okay if I was able to get the assignments in on time (I was late on two in the last couple of weeks)

So as of right now I'm not failing. I am going to press on through the next 4 weeks and get this class over with and hope for a C at least. Thanks to everyone for the positive thoughts.