Friday, March 10, 2017

Trial and Error?

I am still not sure if this ended in an error.  We took Caz off his medication for a week, to see how he would fare.  He will be going off to college soon.  That is a natural time for kids with ADHD to stop medicating.  We figured now would be the time to know.
     Caz didn't do himself any favors.  He was extra crabby.  There was less time for him to be cranky, since he was sleeping or eating.  Either way his mouth was occupied.  In hind sight, this was not an ideal week for this test.  Demi had her own situation going on.  She was way more susceptible to being egged on by Caz.  It was a recipe for disaster.
     It was hard to tell if Caz was just being an annoying teen or extra bitchy because he was off medication.  We couldn't even ask him about school or studying.  It was a rough week.  It this one is an anomaly and we have to test again.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Teenage Years Movie Night

....for Demi and me that is.
     The boys did not want to go to the movies.  So?  No problem.  Demi and I go to dinner, then the movie.  The boys are left home to fend for themselves.  We didn't cook for them.  We didn't order dinner for them.  If they get hungry, they can cook for themselves.  That is the pro of the teenage years.
     Demi and I had a nice first foray to a new-ish restaurant in the Kingston Collection.  It is a strange place for a dressier, fancier eatery.  But the food was good.  We were right there for the movie.  We finished and went to see Logan.  Great film by the way.  I give it 4.5 Chinnies.  It was less Superhero Movie and more character.  Logan is a great character.  This was a great way for Hugh Jackman to go out as the Wolverine.  Better than the first two.  That is not easy for the third in a series.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mom's Birthday

Happy Birthday Demi!  Well.....almost.  There has to be a second around midnight, between February 28 and March 1, on the off Leap Years, where it is actually your birthday.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sweet 16 Part Deux

Happy Birthday Coco!  The big 1-6!  Sweet 16.  Just in time for March Madness.  I took him first thing to the RMV down in Plymouth.  I had the application ready.  I had his birth certificate, passport and social security card.  We got there just as the doors opened at 8 AM.  We had to be 30-40 deep.  The line moved pretty quickly though.  We didn't have to wait too long.  Coco took his test.  One needs 18 of 25.  He sweat out a few but he passed.  He had a huge smile as we left the building.
     Coco could not wait to get home and drive.  He grabbed the keys and then me.  We headed out the door.  We stayed in the cul-de-sac here.  We did 3 laps or so.  He did well.  I only got minor whiplash.....jk.  He is off to a good start.

Monday, February 20, 2017


Caz got a much needed banking lesson today.  Today's lesson was the art of the ATM deposit.  It was a good choice of days, since it was a federal holiday.  Less chance of a line without the normal banking crowd.  Of course as luck would have it, we were third in line at the drive up ATM.
     I walked Caz thru the process from entering his card, to feeding his checks in.  It is much easier today, than even a few years ago.  There is no envelope, no totaling multiple checks or no deposit slips to fill out.  Feed checks and let the machine scan and do math.  Now, he should be good to do it all on his own.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Coco Training

Coco has decided to train himself this winter.  I think XC was a bit of a wake up call for him.  He didn't realize how much of a toll being away from an active lifestyle, his ailments have taken on him.  He thought he would pick up where he left off.  Not that he was ever a distance runner.  But I think he felt his natural athleticism would allow him to jump right back into the mix.  Coco got a bit of a rude awakening in the fall.
     Demi and I got a bit more gym and training equipment.  Demi had the boys clean out the XBOX room.  She set up a nice little training facility in there.  And so far Coco has used it.  I am not quite sure what he is doing.  I try to observe but don't want to spook him.  I think he is looking some techniques up on YouTube.  Or maybe his football buddies are sharing their workout regimes with him.  But he is doing something more often than not.  He is going in the right direction.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Decision 2017

Well, Caz had that moment.  He knew from walking the campus that he belonged at Auburn.  Good for him.  The confirmation deposit is made.  Once that processes, we will do the housing application.  And deposit of course.  Nothing associated with college is free.  But he's happy.  We are happy.  I think going South makes more financial sense for us all.  It is a highly ranked engineering school.  He will be out of the New England winters.  He can eat his fill of Southern cuisine.  Win, Win.
     War Eagle!