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Saturday, July 01, 2006

KatieBug is Home!

I know I haven't posted anything for weeks, but I checked my pulse and took my tempature, and I was depressed.

Anything I would have posted would have been a serious downer.
Not that I don't post about my weaker moments, not that I don't talk about my sad stuff, not that I am above a pity party now and again, but it was too much.
I was too sad to write.
My rock, my reason, was away.
She is why I get up everyday.
I can handle sad when Kate is here, without her, the bad stuff seems harder.
But she's back!

Katie did her traditional ( second time) two week visit to California.
The great adventure, the vacation!

There was a bit of conflict this time, she and her Grandmother butted heads a bit. They are both strong willed and uncompromising women. Grandmother didn't get that the reason they clashed was that they both like to be right. What she sees as helpful, Kate sees as critical. Neither one will ever admit they are wrong about anything.
Of course Kate is excused somewhat, since she is a fourteen year old girl and they are suppossed to be kinda bitchy and think they know everything. It't the nature of the beast.

Grandmother, ( this is what the kids call her) bought Katie everything her heart desired, and then some. She came home with tons of clothes, and various other stuff.
Thank goodness I cleared out her dresser and made room in her closet. So grateful for the new clothes, I wouldn't have been able to buy them. ( But did the child need 12 bras, and 20 pairs of socks?)

I did have to listen to a 45 minute phone earfull about all the things that were wrong with my kid, with implications of bad parenting being the cause of her every flaw. But hey, the kid has 2 new pairs of school shoes and 8 pairs of pants. ( I know when I've been bought and paid for, I know who owns me)

Katie's impression of her trip is much better then the version I heard.
I'd rather she didn't try to live up to the image that was expected of her, better she is just who she is. She is home now, and can drive me crazy just the way I like.

Yep, it still sucks here. I still don't have a job, and am still stressed out about paying the bills.
All the same crap, but I sleep better, because my kid is home.

My Katie is home.
My heart is back.


Blogger Silvergirl said...

Yay! My Cait just came home after a 4 day youth conference, and we were all happy to see her, too. The cat was beside himself, crying for her while she was gone.

I'm sorry things still suck, but at least Katie is home.

3:56 AM  
Blogger ~Nutz said...

I'm so happy your Katiebug is home!

{{{hugs}}} for the Buggah!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Puffy said...

I waved at her as she drove by my house and shopped in my mall.

3:52 PM  
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