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05 April 2004 @ 06:10 am
It's early....  
It's too dark outside and it's just too early! At least it's not too cold and later today it will be very nice and in the 70's.

I didn't sleep quite as bad last night, but it sure didn't feel like bed time when I turned out the light. This is the harder time change to get used to.

I hope everyone has a great today, even if your start is too early like mine!
Current Mood: sleepy
Patriot: Hatpatriot on April 5th, 2004 05:17 am (UTC)
Good morning Gary. My eyes just spraing open at 6:30 this morning, two days ago that would have been 5:30....LOL. You're right, this is the toughest time change to get used too.
smilinpessimist on April 5th, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
I don't like the dark at 7:00:AM...I don't like the feeling that I've lost an hour of sleep for days after the change...I definitely didn't like being awake at 1:00:AM, not being able to fall to sleep...
Did I mention I don't like DST;-)

Hope your day is a good one.:-)
Garygdj on April 5th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
Hi Jo! I'm not doing too bad. I felt like taking a nap all morning which is hard to do at work! Other than that, I am good!
smilinpessimist on April 5th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
Me too!
A nap would be nice about now!:-)

I just finished up mowing & weed eating the rest of the yard.
I did most of it yesterday.:-)
There sure is a lot of work outdoors this time of year!

Just out of curiosity...
If you had said what I said yesterday...& she stayed & even walked back into your home, disregarding it...what would you do?
Let it go? Confront her?
I'm not surprised by this.
I'd have been surprised if they had shown a little respect for my wishes.
Gary: megdj on April 5th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what I would do because I've never been in that situation. I would like to think that I would have escorted her out of my home. This might have been easier for you do do as a woman without problem, but I am not at all sure of that either!

I might have tried to work through the son first. It's definitely a hard situation. When I was growing up, this sort of thing would NOT have happened. We knew better than to disrespect someone else's parent in their own home!

As a last resort, I suppose the police would need to be called in to escort her out!

n a lighter note: I see our grass needs cutting for the first time. That is the grass that grows afte rlast years drought. There are several completely bare spots!
smilinpessimist on April 7th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
Sorry it's taken me so long.....
>>>>to respond to your reply<<<<

I thank you first of all, for taking the time to respond.

I guess it's a good thing that I was mowing when I saw them enter the house.
Truthfully, anger is so tiring.
I haven't really decided what to do yet, however, I have to take into consideration, that both of them are not thinking clearly & maybe just a little too selfish for their own good.

You are very right that this would NOT have happened in our day, but it's not our day & kids have changed.
I found out early on, that it doesn't matter how they are raised,(Their childhood was pretty much unblemished) at the end of the day, they have to step up to the plate & make the right choices & decisions.
Matt's track record isn't good here, we both know this.
I've just been trying to focus on Landon. He definitely deserves all of my attention.
I hate to get bogged down in their mind games.
I'm glad that they left yesterday morning & have apparently gone to her Dad's, as they still aren't back here.
I did manage to drop the hint that I didn't want her here anymore, again, when I was over at his place weeding & he walked out & was telling me that they'd gone out to eat with her Dad. I told him that he was suppose to leave her there & walked away, before he could start a fuss.

Grass is definitely one of the drawbacks to Spring.
When Summer gets here, our grass seems to grow a bit slower, because it's so HOT!;-)

So my friend...
I hope you're having a good day & work hasn't been too stressful for you.
Garygdj on April 7th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry it's taken me so long.....
Hi Jo! Well, if there's one thing I've learned it is that even the kids who get the best instruction and family experience can choose to go their own way! I sadly know so many who have had that experience with their kids! We as parents should not "beat ourselves up" over the reactions and actions of our kids as they near maturity. I do believe there is hope that, if they were raised properly, they will return to what the do know is right. Unfortunately, they sometimes have to be brought low before they return.

You are right, now is the time to devote to Landon!

My day is going OK. I survived my meeting and am none the worse for wear! Another couple of hours and I'll be headed home!

I hope your day is going well!
smilinpessimist on April 7th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
Hi Gary!
I just wrote an entire entry, only to delete it!
I suppose some things are just better left unsaid.

I'm longing & praying for the day that Landon will be able to answer a detailed question.
When I think of Matthew with all of his wits about him & making the decisions he is, it makes me very sad.

What's the status of your move?

Garygdj on April 7th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
Re: Hi Gary!
It's hurry up and wait, as is normal for the government. It may be in a week or two, or it might be by the end of April. We'll know before we go and they will have to give us some time to pack, so it can't be too sudden! I'm trying to not worry about it!
smilinpessimist on April 7th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
Re: Hi Gary!
So you know for sure that you're going, it's just a matter of when, right?

Good ol govt.;-)
Garygdj on April 7th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC)
Re: Hi Gary!
Yes, we've been told they need this room we are in now. I'm sure they want it soon, but the wheels of government turn slowly sometimes! :-)