I have a few minutes to sit and catch my breath and write.
Jordan came home for a week to get his drivers license-he had about a week’s worth of actual behind the wheel driving experience and figured he was a pro and that it was time to bite the bullet.
He arrived on a Saturday morning, got his permit on Monday and went driving with me afterwards (talk about scared Mom mode…), had some professional drivers training on Tuesday, and took his test on Wednesday. Talk about a whirlwind week; I don’t know how we managed but he was confident and I had coffee so we got through it alive. He went back home pre dawn Friday and is now the proud owner of a California drivers license! My first kid to drive legally!
The Monday after Jordan flew home the kids all started at their new school. This has been another tornado adventure, let me tell you, but we all love it! I’m sure I’ve mentioned previously that they’re attending a school geared towards the arts-Hannah has Choir and Dance classes in the morning while the boys have Band. Matthew plays guitar while Elijah is learning bass and I believe that after all of the practice they’ll be having, these kids will have some serious skills. The school also has a recording studio where the teachers and students can collaborate and actually produce music. Not many schools have such opportunities for their students. It’s an exciting time!
The oldest was released from jail yesterday after being incarcerated for a month. He is being allowed to do Drug Court which means he’ll be drug tested several times each week, must attend drug classes, and he also has to do community service which will all be checked on by a judge each Friday. He’s staying with my mom who was nice enough to offer up her home-she’s subjecting herself to random house searches by probations…I had already refused to allow him to stay here. I just can’t have his anger outbursts, drugs, and homeless “friends” hanging out here. I’m done with that. If he fails, he faces 4 years in prison. I hope he can finally get his shit together because he’s running out of options and bridges to burn.
I had a chat with my husband about different ideas to try and he suggested I start a podcast. So I’m trying to come up with what I’d like to do with it-what my topics should be, a name, and what kind of microphone I need to purchase. I’m very new to this form of expression but I think it will actually be fun-there are endless possibilities. No politics, just something interesting and entertaining. I’ll also have to hone my editing skills…lots of new things on the horizon and I love it. I’ve been stuck in a rut for so long.