Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali
Anyone doing anything good this weekend?
I want to go home. Back to my home state. I've been calling and searching for places but am getting so discouraged. I'm beginning to think I should look within MA but near the RI border. But, if I do that, my insurance still won't cover Roo's neuropsych (who is in RI.)
Speaking of Roo's neuropsych, Roo has his appt today. Not looking forward to driving in the holiday weekend traffic. Ugh.
Oh, double-ugh on the holiday traffic! M has an appt 7pm Monday night. I was like...who in the world would be open on a holiday, let alone at 7pm???
So...if you go to RI your ds's neuro will be covered, am I getting that correctly? I wish you well, whatever you end up doing. And Roo, too Is he 8 yet?
Plans-- we went to the Scottish Highland games today, in SC, only about an hour's drive away. What a pretty drive, and an hour seems so short because we're used to driving 8 at a time! I've been wanting to go there for like 8 years. We had a good time, ds and I both, but I was rather bummed that it seemed to be mostly vendors. I did get some neat leads on M's family genealogy, or a possible way to trace it. I found a possible tartan, too, though they didn't have a specific one for his family name. I took photos of it in the guy's book so I can look it up more I was very tempted by the stuff in the Irish booth, but I was good and didn't buy a thing for me. I got ds a stone bracelet (lots of pretty stones on a stretchy band) and a wooden toy crossbow that works with rubberbands and eraser-tipped darts. And I indulged us a soda for each. In all, I don't think it was really worth the $5 for parking and the $20 to get in, but at least it didn't cost us much gas.
AND I discovered that about 7 miles south of my house, the gas is exponentially cheaper! I wonder if it'd be worth driving 7 miles each way to get 12 or more cents off a gallon?
OH!!! DS's martial arts teacher-- dunno if I mentioned this, but he's also a woodsman type and survivalist type and live-off-the-land type, and he runs these camps every summer. I could never afford them because they're $350 for four days!! But Mr.B is working with me and that's the week I'll be going to MA and he's giving me a pretty decent discount. AND I won't have to pay someone else for childcare for a different week, so yay all around! *Cross fingers* that it all works out!
Oh...I got a response letter from my mom, finally. She is pretty upset with me, and some of the things she said were rather accusing as well. I really will be honest and try to look at some of those things and go "Do I really do that?" and try to modify, because I don't like it. She, for her part, said pretty much that she's Always Been Like That and is unwilling to change. I feel that my letter expressed a whole bunch of my feelings and "I" statements and that hers was a lot of pointing fingers, but whatever...I guess from here I'll just have to work on practicing acceptance of That's Just Who She Is, I dunno. I don't think I'll be putting myself in the situation of going there anymore, though.
Them's some storms, y'all. I hope everyone's alright.