It’s really too early to decide what I want to write about today. It’s almost 8:30 AM EDT and I’ve been up for a while, but up and awake are not necessarily the same thing. But I wanted to make a note to myself, that you will have to read, too. I find it interesting which of my posts get the most interest. I figured the sports post would have the most hits for some reason, but I was wrong. It seems to be the health, travel and Lakota posts that garner that honor. I’m glad – I think that says something positive about you all. Well, since I skipped grocery shopping yesterday, I am obliged to get it done this morning – obligation and responsibility, hmm … that could be a soap box topic. Later.
Okay, I’m back. It’s actually closing on 8:30 PM, so it’s been about 12 hours. It’s been such an exciting day! Got the groceries bought (under budget – hooray), put them away and took off my shoes (I hate shoes!). Put the ingredients for pulled pork into the slow cooker. That took care of supper. After lunch I applied pesticide to the lawn – there are more ants than grass, it seems. All right, not really, but they are ruining the lawn. I really mulled over whether to use it or not, because I worry about what it could do to the birds. But nothing else has worked, and I’m really sick of grass with ant hills for punctuation, so I grudgingly decided to use it. Let’s hope it works.
Got a call from my “godchild” in South Dakota while I was at the market. She left a 15 second message. I’m sorry that she used her mom’s cell phone time and I wasn’t here. I didn’t know it was the cell phone, of course. I just had a SD phone number on my caller ID. So I tried it back later and got her mom on the cell phone – she was at work – oops. Very brief call. She said she’d have my “godchild” call back when she got home from work – around 6 PM my time. As I noted, it’s now about 8:30 PM and still no call. But I’m not worried this time. It’s just “Indian time.”
I also got an e-mail from her mom this morning. She got a library card so she can access her e-mail. She’s tired but happy to be away from the rez. My “godchild” wants to go to the waterpark for her birthday in a couple of weeks. She told her they can’t afford it. I think I will make arrangements for the family to go to the water-park. It’s amazing what you can arrange over the phone. Frankly, I think the family could use a day of fun together.
She also told me that although her middle daughter is still not with them, she now knows where she is. She just needs a car to go get her. She’s thinking of putting her back in the juvie center because at least she will be safe there. And maybe she’ll learn something while she’s there. That’s such a difficult decision for a mother to make. I know it breaks her heart.
If I don’t hear from them by tomorrow night, I’ll probably try calling again. Or maybe I’ll do it when I’m done here. It’s still early there.
I think I’ll go listen to the Red Sox game – maybe even watch a few innings. I’m not sure I can stand the excitement after such an exhausting, eventful day. But I’ll try.