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September 25th, 2009

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How could I forget to update THIS??

If you may remember, in my September 22 post, I mentioned my mother was in the hospital with diverticulitis. The next day, I posted that she might be coming home that day. Well, fast forward to today, the 25th, and she is still in the hospital, still having pains, which they are giving her meds to control.

Doctor tells her there is a small rupture in her colon, and they are currently trying to treat it with antibiotics. If that doesn't work, they will have to go in and remove part of her colon. Doctor says it's a relatively simple procedure though, so no problems should arise.

I'm still going next door twice a day to check on her cat "Booger".

In other news, went back to work yesterday, even though still not feeling quite well myself with this flu. Woke up this morning coughing again, feeling like someone was sitting on my chest... so called to let work know I wasn't feeling well enough to come in. Going to try again tomorrow. I was feeling somewhat better when I went in yesterday, but by the end of the day, I felt like I'd been run over by an 18-wheeler. The antibiotics they prescribed seem to be taking their time to knock this stuff out!

Also, it seems most replies I get to my posts are coming from Facebook, once the post appears there, not from LiveJournal, where it was originally posted... and from people also on my LiveJournal friends lists. Also again, have noticed a huge slowdown of posts from people on LiveJournal. Are THAT many folks "abandoning" LJ for Facebook and Twitter?!?
drink coffee

Flu, flu, go away....

Still feeling like crapola, so going away from the keyboard for a while, to watch some more of "The IT Crowd:Season 3" DVD, and maybe see what is on TV tonight. Spy if you like.
drink coffee

He's done it to me again...

Instead of playing games this evening, Andrew came into the living room to watch some of the new "The IT Crowd" disc I bought. In the episode entitled "Are We Not Men?", the word "court" was mentioned, which prompted a thought to the boy. He had already said yesterday he might have to appear in court over the assault charge that prompted his 2-day suspension, and he gave me envelopes containing disciplinary sheets from the school... but there was one sheet... one major sheet...he hadn't shown me yet, with this header...



...which states, "I hearby acknowledge the receipt of this Summons and I understand that it is being issued in lieu of my being physically arrested. I also understand that a Warrant of Arrest may be later issued in place of this Summons. By accepting this Summons, I am not making any admission of guilt, but I do promise to appear at the place and time designated herein."

Okay, no date for a court appearance was mentioned, BUT it says the parent needs to contact a Juvenile District Attorney within 72 hours of the notice. Well, the write-up happened yesterday afternoon(Thursday)... I got the notice tonight(Friday) around 8:30pm. Tried calling the number, where I got a recorded message stating the offices were only open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, and to call back then.

Do you suppose the notice takes in mind weekends, or do you think Andrew might be picked up after noon day after tomorrow? If so, nothing I can do, my hands are tied. Warned him time and time again to behave in school no matter WHAT occures... I never confronted anyone that picked on me in school, and I got picked on A LOT!!

Mom and several friends say it might be the best thing IF he gets picked up... might be the ONLY way he will understand the consequences of his actions. Sometimes, learning "the hard way" is the only way to learn... like to never marry someone unless you've known them longer than a year...