I'm hoping this is gone before Wednesday which when I'll be going to John's to see him. I usually go Saturday and Sunday and Wednesday into Thursday morning. I don't want to be around him if I still have this cold because he goes in for surgery on Monday the 12th. And if he has any kind of cold, they aren't going to do the surgery. And if I'm sick and I don't go to see him, he won't like that either (he's kind of stubborn that way ... he'll say "I don't care. I want you with me.")
I'm not there now because I had to pick up Dani from the airport yesterday and I'd feel guilty just dropping her off and going to John's (although she'd have done that to me in a heartbeat). And John is working extra hours to try to build up some overtime pay to make up for some that he''ll be losing when he's out of work after his surgery. He doesn't get sick pay and he used up his vacation time and his year starts in June. So his boss suggested he pick up a few weekend shifts. He worked 11am to 11 pm last Saturday and Sunday and this Saturday and Sunday and possibly even next Saturday and Sunday. He's a secuirity guard at a big chemical company. Fortunately his job isn't strenuous at all. It's time and a half, so he'll be able to rack up an extra grand or so for a cushion.
On a completely different note... when I picked up Dani from the airport yesterday, she was standing right beside me and I did not recognize her! I knew she was going to do something while visiting the other side of the country and I wasn't wrong. She cut her bangs, dyed it reddish brown and got her lip pierced! Frankly, I was surprised she didn't get a tattoo. She turned 18 last week and there's really nothing I can legally do to stop her (other than throw her ass out of the house lol) But if she gets caught with the piercing in her Catholic school and gets detention, it will serve her right! LOL Dani LOVES piercings... sigh.... ears 3X on each side, 2 cartileges, belly button, nose (but that one closed up) and now her lip. She wears clear studs on the illegal ones and the teachers think it's a pimple. I have these awful visions of her looking like this someday:
Lord, I hope I'm wrong!
This is why I didn't recognize my own kid at the airport. The first picture is Dani the night she arrived in Portland. Dani is on the right on both pictures. The second picture is what she looked like when she got home a week later.