I haven't posted at all up til yesterday for the WIPocalypse. I started having major back pain last Saturday, and by Monday, could hardly move. It was mostly sciatica pain, and I am fortunate to have a physical therapist on call, and she was able to get me in on Monday. I went to therapy 3 days in a row, and returned to work on Thursday. Unfortunately, I still have some major pain going on, and while it isn't the suck in your breath, I can't breathe kinda pain, it is enough to continue with extra pain meds. I have a horrible time getting comfy in bed, or sitting, so not too much stitching is getting done. I'm thinking that if it doesn't get better soon, I'll need to return to the dr. and see what else can be done. I don't know if the sciatica has caused my fibro to raise it's ugly head or what, but I can't live like this much longer.
On to happier thoughts-my son brought home his 1st semester report card on Friday, and has a 4.13 GPA. He is a junior this year, and has a mix of hard and easy classes. Regardless, he has a history of not doing homework, studying, etc, and almost flunked 8th grade. He was determined to not let that continue into high school, and has been on the honor roll for each semester. This is the first semester grade to be all A's and with his honors English class, it gives him the 4.13 GPA. He wants to be hair dresser/make up artist after high school, so I have asked him, why is it so important to him to get such good grades. He said 'Mom, I want to keep my options open". I swear, the skies opened up, and the angels sang! I have been saying that to him for quite a while now-he is very intelligent, but I know how important it is to do what you love to do, so I have encouraged him to continue the college prep classes and the take the PSAT, just in case he changes his mind in a year. To hear him repeat those words to me, and know he meant them, was music to my ears.
My son is the short one, with the pink hair, and with his is his boyfriend Tyler. Yes, he is gay, he is almost 17, and came out in 7th grade. No, we do not live in a major city, where you might think this kind of "lifestyle" would be more accepted. We live in a small town of 6000 people, and the high school has about 500 kids in it, all of who we know, or we know their parents. We were very scared when he "came out" for his safety, but nothing horrible happened. He does get teased occasionally, but in high school who doesn't. It is not a lifestyle choice, it is who he is, and no one in my family was surprised. He is a wonderful kid, and comfortable in his own skin. Tyler is a great kid too-I'm am very attached to him, and love him like my own. I know that their relationship may not last longer than high school (Tyler is a Sophomore, and William a Junior), but his "coming out" did not go over as well with his family. He knows he is always welcome here, and we don't judge anyone based things you can't change.
This picture was taken last night, on their way to the Winter Ball, the 1st school dance they have attended as a couple. They said that no one gave them any crap, and they know all they have to do is tell me if something did happen that made them feel unwelcome, and I would be on the phone.
Sorry if this "offends" anyone, I just refuse to hide my son's life, in the fear that someone may be offended. I would be posting a picture of my daughter and her boyfriend in the same situation, so I will for my son as well.
Must get off my butt now and find something to do that doesnt' hurt.
Have a good week!