today (Thursday, yes it's after midnight when i'm posting again) i paid up all the bills and i'm noticing the new job is enabling my cash flow to take a turn in the right direction. there's light at the end of the tunnel, and it's no longer a train. crashed out after work for a while this afternoon. i remember seeing old guys do that stuff when i was a kid and wondering how they could just zonk out in the middle of the afternoon or early evening. now i know- it's called exhaustion LOL.
Loren called to tell me his mother bought him a Marvel Universe Encyclopedia book at Target. he read me about 1/2 of the text on the phone i think- grinz. i told him i wanted him to write an entire page of conversational writing (complete sentences) for every day he was off school this week. the first two days he did it no problem, but then he went back to his mother's house, where she promptly told him he didn't have to do it. leaves me wondering how the hell i'm supposed to have any influence on the boy's education, if she's gonna shoot down the things i do to force him to improve. writing is his weakest thing, and i specifically gave him something to do that made him practice it. this is the same woman who gets upset when i refuse to carry over a specific punishment for something that happened at her house. there's some flexibility in that policy- i don't automatically disregard her punishments, on the contrary i usually uphold them- but i reserve the right to make my own judgements about what punishments and for what offenses. it's clear Loren needs to do some extra work as far as writing goes, it was his worst grade. grrrrr. maddening. when i asked Loren if he did his assignment today he told me his mom said he didn't have to then handed her the phone to explain it to me herself. so i just ended the conversation by telling her i didn't want to argue about it. i'll spend some my own time with him having him do extra writing.
gotta run- laundry's dry and it's time to crash. PEACE
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