Another Edition of Friday Fragments

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Yeah.  It’s Friday.  You know what to do.  Skip MY post and go check out the other ones linked to Mrs.4444.  There are a whole shitload of much more entertaining writers than me!

***I don’t think the neighbor’s kids eat anything besides shit.  Or maybe anything.  When it comes dinner time at our house, the little girl actually comes to the door and knocks to ask if she can have some of whatever it is we are eating.  At first I just felt bad, and now I feel bad but also annoyed.  Last night I actually had to get up and close the curtains because there were four little kids standing on the porch staring in, and MY kids are no longer “allowed” to take a snack outside with them for fear of being wrestled to the ground for a bite of an apple.

***Steve has been sick ( I mean physically); he has had a terrible cold, and why oh why can’t men just suck it up?  He is going out of town tonight to help his brother move, and I am all like “Thank you Jebus.”  Because I am tired of the whining and the pissing and moaning, and also annoyed that I have all of these things I do when I have a cold (Vicks, Herbal tea, etc…) that WILL help, only he would just rather be miserable.

***I am putting Sam on an airplane to Seattle on Sunday; he is going to spend a week with my friend C.  The thing is, he has been staying up until all hours imagining the worst scenarios ever, having never been on a plane on his own; I might have to give him a Xanax to get him ON the plane. 

***I was really kind of bummed that I couldn’t go to BlogHer, right?  But the more posts I read about it, the more glad I am that I didn’tgo.  And I highly doubt that I will be so upset next year for not being able to go, either.  It sounds just like high school-and not only am I not an A-List blogger, I am not even a B or C blogger.  More like a T blogger. 

***So far, in the last week I have discovered that if you have a kid in trouble, you better be wealthy.  There are some really great programs available to families with money.  The irony doesn’t escape me; statistically speaking, children from low-income families are in much more need of intervention in order to prevent the descent into delinquent behavior, yet there are no programs available UNTIL such delinquent behavior is documented-by repeated run-ins with law enforcement.  Makes me really.fucking.sick. that in order to get REAL help for Hannah, I have to wait until she gets arrested for something.  Isnt’ that just lovely?

***I was having a terrible dream last night about a policeman coming to the house late at night, looking for my ex-husband.  And no matter how much I insisted that he didn’t live there, the cop was equally insistent that he was, that I was hiding him.  So he came into my house, smoking a cigarette and carrying a gun, and Steve was there on the couch; cop still wouldn’t believe that HE wasn’t my ex-husband, so he pointed the gun at him.  In my dream, I hit the cop, and he turned and knocked me down.   I started to wake up then because I could feel the hairs on the back of my neck starting to raise even in my sleep, but it was one of those dreams where you just can’t get all the way awake.  Just then, in my REAL life, all  three of the dogs started barking like mad, those deep, loud scary barks, and I am not ashamed to say I peed just a little. 

On that note, I will say sayonara for now; head on over the see Mrs.4444 for the REAL goods.


22 thoughts on “Another Edition of Friday Fragments

  1. i didnt go to blogher either BUT i still want to go in2010 have you read any of the keynotes yet? it will change your mind cuz i know what your talking about with the cliques and drama…i did a post about this yesterday…

    Your neighbor kids part of the post breaks my heart…i can understand your fustration-perhaps a call to DHS may help?

    enjoyed your FF
    .-= georgie´s last blog ..Friday Fragments =-.

  2. That nightmare sounds horrible!

    My heart goes out to those little hungry kids. I think you should report their parents to CP if you really believe they are being neglected. They may be offered services the parents aren’t aware of.

    So sorry about that lack of services thing. There are a lot of programs for “at-risk” kids, but that term refers to those already in big trouble, usually. They need to stretch it back.

    I think you’re reading the wrong BlogHer posts. I meant it when I said everyone I met felt like a friend. Not a single person said, “Oh, I read your blog!” but I didn’t feel like a peon at all. (I’m not going to BlogHer ’10, so you can’t go either, anyway.)
    .-= Mrs4444´s last blog ..Friday Fragments/Friday’s Freewrite =-.

    • @Mrs4444, I think there are as many different perspectives re: blogher, for sure; I have read some really great ones and some really shitty ones. Still, I just think that I would founder, you know? Besides, yeah, NYC? There is I could afford to go. Sigh….think they will have one in, say, Boise Idaho?

      • @kori, I’m not going anyway, but you really don’t get out of the hotel much anyway (unless you decide to not go to one of the many, many events/sessions/parties/etc. so to me, it might as well BE in Boise, Idaho. That said, the conference costs $198 right now, and the rooms are $199. If you got a roommate, that’s all it would cost you. I’d rather go to Boise anyway, so I could meet up with YOU 🙂
        .-= Mrs4444´s last blog ..Friday Fragments/Friday’s Freewrite =-.

      • @Mrs4444, Sorry. Also, I understand about the floundering part. If you’re a social butterfly, BlogHer is heaven. If not, you might hate it. Plus, the sheer VOLUME of the event (constant happy squeeling when people first get there, followed by LOTS and LOTs of talking going on in every area) can be really over-stimulating.
        .-= Mrs4444´s last blog ..Friday Fragments/Friday’s Freewrite =-.

      • @Mrs4444, You are THE nicest person I know. And I really think that it would be good to go, just to say I went, but for the rest? Meh, not so much, ha ha ha.

  3. If you’re a T-list blogger, then I’m V or W – ‘cuz I don’t even know who half the A-list bloggers are!

    So why don’t we start planning NOW to meet up in Vegas the weekend of BlogHer next year?
    .-= April´s last blog ..Wrap-Up =-.

  4. I didn’t go to BlogHer… I was kind of envious of those who went….I haven’t really read anything but good things, but I’d like to see the other side of the fence as well, because I’m all about balance-like that. Or atleast making informed decisions.

    And if you’re a “T” list blogger, I must be a Y or Z list blogger. Dang–just when I was hopin’ to hit the big time any day now. 🙂

    Sorry that Steve is sick….oh boy, do I know how dudes are when they’re sick….
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    .-= Juls´s last blog ..Friday Fragments: Confession Time =-.

  5. I totally get the wealthy vs help. We’re fighting that now with our son and our insurance. Sucks.

    I have told my hubs many times that if I had to choose, I would rather one of our kids be sick than him. Men can be such babies.

    I did get to BH, aside from getting to meet so many of my fav bloggers (missed you terribly), it was like a high school reunion. The drama was a bit on the silly side. I won’t be going in ’10.
    .-= Tara R.´s last blog ..Archives Shortcode =-.

  6. That sounds like a terrifying dream. Ugh

    Mental health stuff, alternative programs, any kind of support for kids is really hard to access. The good practitioners only take private insurance (or none at all). And programs funded by the gov’t, if they exist, usually have a ridiculous wait list. It’s so hard. I really feel for you.
    .-= michelle´s last blog ..Fragments & Freewrites =-.

  7. Men are SO RIDICULOUS when they are sick, seriously. I don’t know what it is about them, honestly.

    I might be able to help you track down some stuff for Hannah, mainly because I paid for most of my therapy out of pocket from the time I went in, up until now. And for most of it, I didn’t have health insurance, so just send me an email, and I’ll see if I can find anything in your area.

    As for BlogHer? It was incredible, spending time with those that I got to meet, and hug for the first time ever, but to be honest, I doubt I’ll go back. It was crazy overstimulating, and unless I got sponsored, or something of that nature, there is no way we could afford it again. It was CRAZY expensive (and I didn’t even go to the conference part!) (and on that note, I am a “t” blogger too, HAH!)

    I hope Sam has a good trip!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Open Letter#14: Dear Hannah =-.

  8. Wow, that is scary.

    I had a dream the other night that Mark was scarfing down Xanax, and I couldn’t stop him; and when I woke up all freaked out and angry he asked what was wrong, and I was embarrassed to tell him because he is trying so hard right now. So I said nothing. But it really upset my night.
    .-= FreedomFirst´s last blog ..Busy, busy, busy =-.

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