11 years ago the most beautiful little girl made her appearance in this world! Margaret Jean Williams, 8 lbs, 9 oz, and 20 1/2 inches long born at approximately 5:25 p.m. I am so glad God gave us this sweet little girl. She has been such a joy in our lives, she can be a pistol, but she is such a sweet girl. I don't have any pictures of her on the computer of her as an infant but this one is when she was right around a year old.
The end of the school year has arrived, well last week, and want to know what that means? It's time for new beginnings. I see lots of changes around here going to take place, with people and spaces.
Maggie is going into the 6th grade and will be 11 tomorrow. She's going through big changes too. Physically and emotionally. I see fun times in our future. For her birthday we are going to get her a real good flat iron, my mother is going to get her a real good hairdryer, she started shaving her legs a couple of weeks ago, she is getting her ears pierced and getting contacts. BIG changes, I'm tellin' ya! Although school was out last Wednesday, she went on Thursday to try out for a band instrument and she is going to play the french horn. We are all excited about that!
Sarah will be going into the 2nd grade. Lawd help us!!! She had a pretty good year with her ADHD but the last month of school was pretty rough. She kept getting off task and her teacher kept having to redirect her, which I'm sure can be quite frustrating when you are trying to teach other children. She has a doctor's appointment in the middle of June and I'm sure they will want to adjust her medication a bit. She is also heading to get a consultation with an orthodontist. She has a really bad overbite, since she was born and she is just stinkin' cute! I'm quite sure she is going to need extensive orthodontic work.
They are both spending the summer at the YMCA. Maggie is going to volleyball camp right now, then she will also do a babysitting camp and cooking camp. Sarah is going to do a soccer camp, princess camp and pool games camp. So far, they are having a good time. Great for them, not so much for me because I have camp t-shirts, wet towels and wet swimsuits to wash EVERY NIGHT!!!! Oh well, it could be worse I guess!
I'm also going to use my time this summer to organize my spaces in my house. I don't have a great place to keep the kids schools paper and important stuff that I need to remember to do. I am going to reorganize my desk in the downstairs den, put some little storage drawers and clipboards on the wall. As I get it done, I will post my progress. I want to do some crafts I've been putting off and I will post those as I get them done.
I am done for the summer with Facebook. It's a waste of time. I have a friend and I will call her "friend A". Friend A and I have been friends with each other for a few years now and her husband works with mine. There were several of us girls that were good friends so always did stuff together and when school started, we kind of drifted apart, but I always tried to maintain some kind of communication with her. A few of us decided at some point to create a group on FB so our group of friends could plan something and not include others that would cause problems. Then we created another group all of the wives and/or other employees of our husbands' employment could keep in touch and let each other know if there were any needs, i.e., deaths, illnesses, new babies, etc.
Well, to make a long story short, an employee died, and some of the ladies in the larger group felt like no one cared, no one did anything for this family, etc. It was blamed on Friend A, so she made it where everyone in the group could post anything anytime, which was a great idea. I talked to Friend A and reminded her what kind of women we are dealing with and not to let that worry her. I tried to do some damage control.
Fast forward a bit to March of this year, a friend was hurt on the job and his wife was expecting a new baby any day. So I send out message to the larger group of ladies and was basically said that I knew there was animosity between some of the women, but it needed to be put aside for the good of our husbands and their jobs. I had a few agreements and I thought everything was okay. I never got a response of any kind from Friend A. Not one. I put one of the female employees in charge that's in the office of letting me know when someone might have a need and she agreed she would do that. I was trying to keep everything together.
That's what I do. I will always put any feelings I have aside to keep from there being any friction with family or friends. That's who I am.
Apparently, this time it backfired on me. I've noticed some changes in how Friend A was acting towards me, making me feel like she could take me or leave me. I've invited her to stuff to which she has declined. I am so sad that she is not a part of my life anymore. She is such a good hearted person and me being around her made me a better person. I'm not going to beg someone to be my friend, but I need to know that I've done everything I can and as long as I feel good about what I've done, then it's not my problem.
Therefore, because of that and the fact that my kids are out of school for the summer and they have to get up earlier than they do when school is in session, I'm going to enjoy my long summer evenings with them because they are the most important in my life, I am not getting on Facebook. Always too much drama! We have swimming to do, Monopoly to play, ice cream to eat and lots of hugs and kisses to be had.