Random is the best I can probably do this week. I apologize, that although random, it has much to do with Tara and Justin. That’s pretty much all that has been on my mind.
All kidding aside, Justin’s accident has impacted me in ways I never anticipated. I realize that NONE of this is about me, but I have been feeling some anxiousness and restlessness ever since that night that I can’t seem to calm. Justin had just left our house, and I heard about the accident almost instantly via a tweet from a local reporter who was headed to the scene after hearing it on the scanner. I knew without a doubt that it was Justin.
The best I felt was when we were at the hospital with Justin. I felt like I was serving a purpose I guess. He wanted Tara to be there, Tara wanted to be there, and maybe, just maybe I could be of a little support to his mom. We were able to be there with him most of the day Saturday so she could be at home preparing the house for his return home, wheelchair bound for a least a month.
Tara has know this young man for two years and it took this accident for me to meet his parents. His dad is local, his mom lives 2 hours away. He has always hung out at our house. His parents already liked Tara before they even met her!
It is strange the way it all worked out. I had taken 4 days off from work, just to be off. My mother is away, and I didn’t want Tara to be home all day alone while I worked. We were able to use some of the time to go to the hospital, and some of it has been spent just the two of us.
Her anxiety is through the roof as well. She’s also having to go to school to take her finals (she has been on home bound instruction for the past 1 1/2 mos due to her “anxiety and panic attacks). This is not helping! This made me laugh when we pulled into the school!
Today after taking three finals we headed out for the afternoon. We had some things to pick up from the store and Tara is usually the calmest when riding in the car listening to her music.
On the way to Wal-Mart, I remembered that I still had a free movie pass, and we were headed near the theater. We decided to go see Star Trek Into the Darkness again. Chris Pine is enough to get your mind off of anything for a couple hours. Sadly, the darkness found me having trouble keeping my eyes open. That’s okay. Tara enjoyed watching again, and I probably saw more than half. I was never really asleep, just “resting my eyes”!
On the way home a boy Tara had dated for a short time last year texted to see if she wanted to hang out. (Out of the blue the other day he had messaged her, needing to apologize for the awful way he broke up with her and wanting to try and be friends) I told her she should go for a distraction. He has a car, and she could get out of the house without me! Just because she is dating a boy does not mean she can’t have other male friends. I think (no, I know, he told her) the boy regrets breaking up!
Tara is not a psycho girlfriend like so many teens. She let’s the boy do the work, she does not chase after them! Too many girls these days feel they need to throw themselves at boys to have them like them. This is one of the circumstances that Tara is a bit more mature than some of her friends.
Tara needs her own Lifetime Movie! “My Boyfriend is Broken, and my Ex Wants Me Back” We have had to find humor in this situation!
Jack our kitten has been quite the trouble maker. I woke in a start to a noise that I realized was a paper Whole Food bag running down the hallway. Jack loves playing in paper bags. Somehow he must have gotten his leg in the handle and when running down the hallway with the bag along with him. It was quite a way to wake up.
When Tara and I came home from being out this afternoon, we could not find him. I knew he could not have gotten out, and then realized he was in the pantry closet. Have must have followed me in when I put something away. He does not cry when he is stuck somewhere….. he did however claw at the carpet under the door. Poor kitty.
This evening I was in my room and heard an odd noise. Thought one of the cats had a hairball or something. I went to check it out and Jack sure did have a hair ball… only the hair was attached to Wes the Hamster. Some how Jack got him out of his cage and was carrying him down the hallway. It took us a couple minutes to get him to drop the poor thing. Bad kitty!
I have one more day off from work. I wish I had taken a full week. I only have to work three days until my next day off. It will not however be a day to relax. My mother and I are going to try and sell some stuff at a flea market being held by her church. I hope we sell enough to get our $25 back! We have so much stuff… people have to want some of it! Anyone want a Shrek bowling ball?
Tara takes her last two finals today. This is the strangest end of school year ever. I honestly don’t know what we would have done this past week if she would have had to attend school. She emotionally could not have pulled it off! I’ve been in contact with her Dr. via email, and thankfully he feels I am doing all the right things!
So how was your week. Your kids must be done school, I think our district is the last one in the area to still be in session, but they must have gone back before Labor Day.
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