Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Daily musings

Seth left yesterday to go to Louisiana. He will be gone for ten days.


I hate it. Now, don't get me wrong. The thought of having some Me Time is nice. Joe and I are going to South Carolina to visit his family, and I am looking forward to that. But! Seth is sooooo far away, for sooooo long. Ag. I am consumed with worry. Joe said he'll have to sedate me when Seth leaves for college. And he is right.

When Seth returns, he has an appointment with Dr. Coward. Rick and I went to Dr. Coward. And I trust him implicitly. No, he did not save my marriage to Rick. But that could not be saved. He DID help me with me, though. I sorted myself out. And this, my friends, is a good thing.

Anywho, Seth had some problems in first grade. The school did extensive testing on him, with our permission. This included a psychological evaluation. The school psychologist thinks that Seth exhibits some signs of Asperger's and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I say, maybe. I truly feel, deep in my soul, that the past few years have affected him. Divorce...remarriage...moving...new baby on the way...two different homes, with two different lifestyles.

Wish us luck. My baby is troubled, ya'll. And it breaks my heart. And I will do everything possible to help him.

On to a different subject...

Behold, our first major baby purchase!

Damn, these things have advanced over the years.

We just HAD to have the one, the only, "Z" handle. You know, so our wrists don't twist. And the one-handed steering thingee on the stroller. Yes. It is good.

OK. Off to shower, and get ready for work. Hopes for the evening:

  • Generous tippers
  • Heavy drinkers
  • Pleasant, courteous customers
  • Generous tippers

We have five servers scheduled tonight, including me. All female. Oughta be interesting...


Cookleman said...

Hmmm...not sure what to say about Seth. You ARE on the right track though, in my opinion. He is definitely being effected by the recent happenings of his life. I am not a parent though, so I can't really form an educated decision. I wish you all lived here so I could hang out with him....really. I miss y'all. A lot.