You see, we kind of made this deal about him racing his r/c’s every Saturday night and me going knitting once a week for a few hours, (at night). Well after reading, “Babyproofing your Marriage”, I realized we really needed to make more attempts at spending more time together, rather than apart for our own hobbies. So yesterday, I went to see him race at 5:30. We stayed til about 8:30. And then today, he said he wanted me to teach him to knit. Now mind you, he’s not interested in knit/purl/dec/inc…he is just doing garter stitch. He says he’ll make me a scarf. I said I’d wear it. I’m really proud of him for a.) asking me to teach him and b.) that he took to it so well. Are you jealous? LOL.
This afternoon I made some cupcakes, (which would later turn my craving into my demise), for May: Yeah, I brought out the piping tips and all. I felt creative. Unfortunately, eating a cupcake caused my TMJ to flare up. My right jaw is extremely sore after having it locked up for about a half hour. The biggest problem is that the dentist really can’t do anything. They can send me to an oral surgeon, but short of surgery all I can do is take Tylenol and wear a mouth guard at night, (which I’m doing anyway). Surgery isn’t in the cards at the moment. Cold compress it is for the time being. *sigh* Were the cupcakes worth it, you ask? Yes. They were.
On the homefront, Jem is doing his State Testing this week. He also has his Psych Evaluation this Wednesday. It’s looking more and more like ADD/ADHD. We’ll find out the details on Wednesday and go from there. I must say, he’s been a pretty good kid the past couple of days. After he got called out on the attitude though. *boys*
Scout is doing well, as always. She’s eating cereal and baby food now. She ♥ Sweet Potatoes and Bananas.
And on a final note. I’d really like to know what you all think about swaps. I’m a bit disappointed in the Sockret Pal Swap. Not in the person who spoiled me. But in the person I spoiled. I sent off the first package, no problem. The second and third, I put into one box and had Shawn mail off for me. Stupid me for not having him get a delivery confirmation. Apparently the box hasn’t gotten there yet, and it’s been weeks. Now, I understand her disappointment BUT she’s posted about how she’s been “jilted” (mind you she doesn’t post my name), even after I offered to knit her another pair of socks and replace the things that I bought her. But I’m irked. It really bothers me that some people can’t be grateful for the things they do get. I tried my best. In fact, in my first package alone I went above and beyond the “minimum”, not to mention I constantly emailed without many responses.
I suppose my expectations of swaps are a bit more than the “post a blog twice a month, contact your pal on the 1st and 15th”, kind of thing. I do a lot for my pals and now I feel like I am being outted because the lousy Post Office lost her package. *sigh* So anyway, I just want to know how you feel about swaps? Do you join them or stay away? What have your experiences been like?