Thursday Homeschool Recess 4/18
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|Thu, 04-18-2013 - 9:02am|
Hey moms and grandmas, come on out and play. It's recess time!
Flood of 2013 stay away. We're tired of you already! The water is rising, though not catastrophic...yet. They're saying it's going to be equal to or worse than the flood of '86. We helped my parents empty their basement yesterday, and ds helped the neighbors across the street as well. Their living area will be flooded, plus a garage, so overall they'll have it worse than my parents. My dad emptied his shed and a friend came and helped him secure it with stakes and cables (it's sitting on a cement slab but not anchored), and he's working in his workshop today getting things off the floor or moved. I have an emergency bag packed and in my car, anticipating extra work duties from filling sandbags to just being at work. The crest isn't supposed to be until Saturday sometime, so there are several days of hell yet to come. Fun stuff. The rain can just quit anytime, but nope, let's have 2-3" of rain today, please, because we need it so badly.
Today is International Day at co-op. I made pancit, a Filipino noodle and vegetable dish. DS is wearing my barong tagalog shirt. DD was going to wear a dress from the Phillipines but it didn't suit her mood this morning so she has no plan now. (Her shirt was made in the UK, so that counts, right, LOL?)
The kids have counseling for the first time in 3 weeks. Keep dd in your thoughts/prayers as she had some new memories surface and will have to start dealing with those in counseling, and they're not any prettier than anything else she's had to deal with. She's already tense over counseling, knowing what it's going to be about, but I know she'll get over it and get through it. She's also really worried about a friend of hers who has basically quit eating. She's working on the best approach to getting her help, because the friend has confided in her in trust, but dd knows that she's on very dangerous ground (lost 13 pounds in a month, etc). The friend's parents are a big part of the battle...not sure how they got to be parents but I question their abilities much of the time. They are not good for her self esteem. Anyway, the plan as it stands now is that dd will speak to the friend's school counselor, who will then enlist the help of the school nurse to confront the parents with what is going on...and that preserves dd's anonymity and friendship, and also would possibly get through the parents' thick skulls better than just dd or even myself telling. Ugh, the stuff kids have to deal with these days. Sucks. Just plain stinky sucks.