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monday, december 15, 2008

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lately it seems i do a lot of waiting. right now, i'm waiting for the first bus to send a kid out to. once he's gone, i'll be waiting for the second bus. at least after that i get to go to bed for a few more hours.

later today, i was supposed to be waiting for a washer and dryer. instead i'll be waiting for the laundry at a laundromat because the washer and dryer won't make it today. at least at the laundromat, i can read or work on another new project while i wait. and while the washer and dryer is an unexpected gift, i'm a little impatient for it. laundromats are expensive. very expensive. so, one the one hand, i'd rather not get my hopes up that the good samaritan involved is going to follow through; one the other, i just can't help but continue to wait and hope he comes through.

i'm also waiting for a deposit from kitten's soon to be ex. the money is supposed to be in today...it's not. he supposedly made this an allotment, which means the military should be paying it directly, but it's not in the account. this money is supposed to pay our electric bill and buy food and do a few other things. waiting on this is not a good feeling, especially with the issues between trin and kitten. but all i can do is wait for it. more than likely she won't wait; she'll call and get into another fight. his attitude towards money and taking care of his daughter is just appalling; but her picking fights over it doesn't help. all i can do in the mess is wait, so that's what i do.

i'm waiting for this year to end. it's been a lousy one and i'd really like to put it behind me. of course, this is in the hope that next year will be a better one, but the signs aren't really indicating that will be the case. still i can hope. even if the beginning of the year continues the suck that was this year, it might get better from there. all i can do is wait and see.

i'm waiting for slush -- unsolicited manuscripts -- to come in for lilley. preferably good ones, but they seem to be in short supply. this is a continuous wait at the moment. maybe one day i'll be waiting for a break in the slush, but not quite yet.

sometimes it feels like i'm waiting to start exercising again, even though i probably shouldn't be. i've actually been waiting more for the schedule to settle, which it sort of has. but, of course, holidays always mess up schedules, so i'm still waiting for all that to get past us.

i know, excuses, excuses. :P

next week starts christmas vacation for the kids, and soon enough, i'll be waiting for that to end. as much as i love my kids, having them cooped up in the house for any length of time drives everyone up the wall. it makes it harder to get anything done when i'm constantly trying to monitor taz in particular. yes, it's my job, but school is a god send. and froggy has once again gotten herself in trouble and may end up grounded for the entire two weeks.

have you ever noticed how grounding a kid doesn't just affect them?

so, yea, a lot of waiting going on. but for now, my waiting is about over. kid number two is on her way out the door, and i'm going to head back to bed. i might wait some more once i get up for round two of my morning, or i might just head on out to the laundromat. either way, there will be more waiting just around the corner.


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