Sunday, February 27, 2011

Two Down, One To Go!

Algebra Final: 77%
Health Insurance Final: 70%  (that one weirded me out...figured I'd do better than that.)

One class left.  Taking a short brain break by folding clothes and writing blog posts.

Skipped church today so I could concentrate on school.  Unfortunately, a young lady who lives on her block has made it her mission to annoy the snot out of me for the most of the weekend.  She came over twice today so far; both times I had to tell her I was in the middle of either taking a final or writing a paper, and I didn't want any extra kids in the house.  On Saturday, she was over most of the day while I was trying to study my algebra videos.  And she's loud, peeps.  And not in a cute way.  I was so relieved when she finally left.  I'm just not sure what to do about this child.  I've caught her stealing from us, lying to us, and picking on Bucket pretty relentlessly.  Mr. R insists that she can stay because she is very lonely and has no one to hang out with.  Well, after knowing this kid for a few years, I kind of know why.  Not very mannerly, kind of rude.  And VERY flirtatious with Tiger.  I will not allow her to enter his room unless the door is open, and I've had to tell her to get her legs off my son, and to not sit so close to him on the couch.  She is so sexually suggestive with him that *I* get embarrassed.  Funny thing is, Tiger doesn't like her at all.  Every time she comes over, he tells her he is doing chores, homework, or he runs over to a friend's house.  One time, he climbed out his window to avoid her.  Sigh...I do feel sorry for her, but not sorry enough to have her over all weekend.  And I will have no excuses once I graduate school.  Waaaaaaah.

Last week, I did my first Craigslist purchase.  I've lived in my house for almost 10 years, and have never had a patio set.  I still don't have one.  But I finally purchased a chaise lounge wooden chair.  I absolutely love it.  I studied out there this weekend.  So I got up and was going to sit out there today with my tall glass of water and a book, and look at what I found:

I said to Mr. R, "I wonder how long it will be before O'Malley finds my new chair."  Well, it has been put together for less than 24 hours and my kitty loves it.

His poor butt is going gray.  Of all places.  I hope my butt doesn't go gray first.

He even looks like a grouchy old man, doesn't he?  He's 12 years old.  Missy got him as a present for her 4th birthday from Granny.  And she's going to be 16 this year!

Hmmm, here is someone else who is also 12 years old!  Not as gray as poor O'Malley, but just as stinky and still sitting in my chair.  Hmph.


Anonymous said...

Hmm.. It makes me wonder what that little girl's home life must be like. She clearly is dying for attention. Maybe you could kill her with kindness? Invite her along with your fam to church or out to the movies? Maybe she's at your house so much because her parents are screaming at each other or they hit her? Who knows.

Sarah R said...

That is what Mr. R says too. So I really do try to be patient with her. I haven't invited her anywhere...I'm afraid of opening Pandora's Box on that. She lives close enough that she can see when I'm loading up the car. Sigh...I'm at a crossroads here.