Now that Thanksgiving is behind us without much bloodshed, time to move on towards Christmas and the insane procurement of more crap we don’t need. But first, let’s have Jennifer’s week in review shall we.
Last Saturday started with dear husband and the children trekking to Daytona in the Chevelle. It was popular site on the road and at the speedway, but alas, no big money offers to sell it. Upon their return, dear daughter had to go hang out with her friends so off she went.
Except, I received a phone call from her friend a few hours later declaring that we needed to come get dear daughter because she was freaking out. She allowed one of the boys to drive her beloved Jeep and he proceeded to lose control and slide it into a tree, shearing off the centering pin on the axle, bashing in the C pillar around the rear door and basically jacking it all up. Her friend called me because dear daughter sometimes has a problem with crisis management and can’t control her emotions. I don’t know why I’m saying this but the poor kid that did it was so distraught. He cried because he knew he’s screwed up, among other things. I’m reminded of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, “My brother’s gonna kill me!” “Don’t worry man, my dad’s a plumber and he’s got an awesome set of tools. I can fix it.” Its taken dear daughter several days to break out of her funk, but her father has been working steady at it. With his plumber tools (and other assorted leftover tools from the Jeep days), he thinks it will be back on the street soon, with a spare set of XJ rear quarter panels that we made years ago. For all you Jeepers out there reading, we might need a D35 rear if this one ended up bent. Maybe free to a good home.
Dear son, who I rarely talk about, hid his progress report from me and rightfully so. Extremely poor grades, but he’s hell on that XBox and Call of Duty. I should say was because his father removed all of it including his door. How hard is it to do the homework? He’s been working hard all week and thankfully the teacher let him turn in all those missing assignments, so he’s slowly digging his way out of the cellar.
The writing endeavor is going slow. I’ve been crippled the last two days with a serious case of daydreamitis and have been completely unable to focus my thoughts on the tasks before me. So much so I downloaded a planner app for my phone and tablet and spent this morning planning out Monday hour by hour in the hopes I can pull myself together.
But before Monday gets here, we have some serious redneck landscaping to do. Once I hit the “publish” button over there I’ll be going to shower and head out back to start a fire and get some of that crap up that’s just dying to be burned off. Hopefully I can get all my tasks accomplished by 4:00 because the SEC Championship Game comes on and as a mostly lifelong Bulldog fan, I can’t miss it. We are a house divided since dear husband and dear daughter pull for the Tide. My husband has a plan in place to text “Roll Tide” to a rabid Bulldog fan that he works with. This could end ugly though. Oddsmakers have ‘Bama by 7.5 as of last night. If the Georgia defense shows up and Mike Bobo doesn’t turn into some blithering offensive idiot (that happens from time to time) I think Georgia has a sporting chance. I’ll take the Dawgs and the points, but I think Bama maybe rolling to another championship.
In high school news, Derrick Henry finished out his stellar high school career last night as Yulee dropped to Bolles in the regional final football playoffs. According to dear daughter, the boys left it all on the field, gave it all they had and then some. There were reports of broken noses, bleeding gashes across foreheads and total exhaustion. While dear daughter (who’s been keeping stats for football this year) has never been real chummy with Henry their entire school careers , dear daughter does understand that she had a front row seat to high school football greatness and she got to be a part of it.
An exciting week to say the least. Here’s to having a better week coming up. Go Dawgs, Sic ’em!!