Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trying some new tactics

I  have an idea hope it works.  I think that there's too much energy and not enough outlets.  So I am letting him run and play to get some of that out.  My hubs thinks that there's no lesson learned here.  I on the other hand am willing to try stuff that I think will work.  I am going to make some lunch here pretty quick I wanted to try to sleep in but it just didn't happen today.  I think that this will work if it doesn't the only think it cost me was time.  My daughters eczema has really flared up.  I know that if we keep plugging away it will end up better.   I have faith I really do.  I looked up some tips and tricks in dealing with it.  Tonite's the big Halloween party.  I was excited to go but it's been pretty windy and chilly outside today so I am not sure about the weather.  I was going to buy myself a costume this year.  But it's been a tight month and all.  I put a call in to the Dr.'s office so I can have them call me Monday morning.  I know that all will get better it just takes time to get it all together.  The dogs are even antsy today.  I am doing laundry and the kids got their baths done.  I need to run into town to get some batteries though.  My camera sucks through them too fast.  That's on my christmas wish list.  I seriously need a new one.  Wish me luck I am afraid it's gonna be a long day.

Friday, October 28, 2011

So long day

My husband won some tickets.  He is so lucky.  Hope we can travel and get our stuff together for the fair.  He also won tickets to a rodeo.  I am really proud of him.  Then we got invited to a Halloween party.  So it's gonna be busy weekend.  I am sure of it.  I just found out that it's going to get pretty cold again tonite.  Hope that it doesn't drop too much.  Looking forward to our little cookout and my tacos tonite.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Fun

The kids brought home some info on a trick or trunk yesterday.  They were excited so I thought why not.  We thought it would be nice to get out and do some family stuff.  It rained.  It was dark cold.  Reminded me of Trick or Treating in the Midwest.  Cold and rainy.  The kids went through the maze than we ate some chili and some hot dogs.  The chili really warmed us up.  Than we went home and my daughter made some brownies I was craving them.  The evening started up kinda bad though because my daughter broke out.  We were late heading out there because we were at the Dr.'s office.  The diagnosis Tapioca Excema.  It started out like dry skin and it turned out to be blisters.  The teacher wouldn't let her go to the nurse.  I was livid.  When she came home and told me that.  I was like what kind of person doesn't let a kid see the nurse.  It looked like blisters which the dr. and her popped them together.  I was a nervous wreck.  But they then bandaged them up.  I worry because of her weakened immune system that she seems to catch the smallest of bugs.  So the Dr. said we need to be especially open to using hand sanatizer and Dial soap.  She can't use hand sanatizer with alchohal because it makes her skin too dry.  So we are going to be seeing the Derm again.  I am thinking of having her allergy tested.  We will talk about it at her next appointment.  I will be making several phone calls to the school super.  I will speak to the teacher and the principal tomorrow.  I am disappointed and upset. Tomorrow is also the IEP meeting.  I am hoping to find out some more information about what they are planning to do for my son.  If I didn't advocate for my kids nobody else would.  He's on day two of the new ADHD medicine.  I knew tonite when it ran out.  And he needed his next dose. He became argumentative and I was like time to go.  I have really learned to be aware of the hints that he is over stimulated or frustrated.  I wonder if this is Asberger Syndrome and mabye some dyslexia.  They say that they don't realize cause and effect.  They want to follow the rules but can't I wonder if this is the case.  Wish me luck still doing some research on this myself.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The resources availiable for ADHD/ODD

Well yesterday we went to see the child therapist.  I want to say it went over well.  I filled out GOBS of paperwork.  Explained the back story with his dad.  And I asked for some feedback from him.  He was like I don't know what to tell you we'll talk about that later.  I asked him numerous times.  I am not impressed. I wanted his suggestions as to what I shall do about his behavior and the way he treats his siblings and I.  He's like we'll mke an appointment to discuss that later.... I was like really seriously.  I want your opinion and you give me nothing.  My first reaction was anger.  Why go through all that I could have filled out that paper earlier.  I want solutions now.  I don't know what to do.  The last few weeks I have been reading books and I have gathered some information about this dual diagnosis I feel like there's some information out there.  But every child is different to. So I meet with him again next week just him and I hope that I can get some feedback........ otherwise I will be finding a different person for him to see.  I think he put me off because he wants more money from my insurance.  So I didn't get any further from where I started from.  Hope this next apt. goes by better.. Wish me luck please if you have any suggestions please leave it an let me know.  Thanks again.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gosh been so busy and wanted to catch up with ya'll

Went to Eight Conferences last night.  Boy was I tired!!!!!!  Went to the store and got a few items and made some homemade Chili.  I just ate some left overs.  So I won't know how good it is today.  I like my chili to sit overnight before I eat it!  My kids are doing really good in school.  My  daughter is above avg for other kids her age and for the district.  She's gonna be a genius likes to read etc.  She always wants to learn.  My son is doing good he's not where he should be though.  They are working with him.  His behavior is good he just has trouble focusing the ADHD  plays a big role in that.  We haven't found the right combo of medicine.  I know it takes time there's so many different ones.  On the other hand he is a really good artist.  The school doesn't have an art program can you believe it.  I was talking to my son's teacher about stuff and she was telling me how bad she really wants a wireless printer.  I am hoping that I can find one on sale and use my gift cards to buy one for the class for Christmas.  I am going to try to work something out.  Or even find a good used one.  I just got one a couple months ago  It was on sale but I don't know maybe I can find a few mom's to help me out on it.  If all the kids could bring 2 bucks I think the sales still going on although I don't think the school would let me do it.  I am going to try not sure if I will be able to do it but still I want to try doing something.

Monday, October 17, 2011

So here I am wondering about things

It was such an active weekend.  I am glad that I got some stuff  done this past week.  Helping getting ready the preachers home was hard work for them.  They have traveled all these miles and bad things have happened yet they aren't discouraged.  Their faith in God is strong.  I don't know if I would be the same.  I know that this is a trial in life.  They have had several blowouts vehicle problems and a bad fuel pump while on the road. Yet their attitude is strong.  They are happy.  If it would have been me I would have cried no doubt about it.  I put in several messages to the nurses to call me back .  Today's the results of my husband's MRI.  I am nervous.  I know his problems have gotten worse.  They don't want to do any operation yet. I kind of understand there's a lot of risks involved in it. Early this morning my uncle's sugar dropped really low.  I hate when that happens.  I wish there was a cure for diabetics .  There won't be because they don't make any money off of cures only sickness.  It's such a sad disease.  It runs thick in my family.  I talked to some of my family this weekend my dad was finally rewarded for his 2 million accident free miles.  I am proud of him .  He wasn't alone in his celebration though there were other drivers.   Our church is making thanksgiving baskets for the less lucky people that need help.  I am glad they do this.  There's several families that need some help this year.  Everyone deserves a Thanksgiving Dinner.  My time is usually spent at my mother in law's house.  She makes really good food.  Usually the kids bring some food to share too.  I have yet to pick up the kids costumes I plan on doing that today.  My son wants to be a Ninja.  My daughter wants to be a Zombie Princess.   I am not sure what to do for her costume.  Maybe cut up a dress fake blood.  Not to sure on that one.  It's def a Monday as I am rambling on but just had to get it out there Thanks for listening talk to you guys soon.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Homemade Saturday Supper

I really like to eat food.  Can't you tell.. Tonight we are going to have BBQ with most likely corn. I am gonna whip up some corn bread too here.  I think that sounds so good.  My son is playing with his baby blanket.  He really likes it and I don't want it to get soiled or ruined.  He is in the phase he doesn't care about getting germs.  Yuck.  But it's a learning curve.  Hope that he grows out of it .  He's growing through a girl phase.  I don't remember my time coming so early in that regards.  How times have changed. My friends having a bonfire.  So my other daughter is going to babysit my niece and nephews.  That should be tons of fun.  The dogs are doing well spoiled rotten though.  Hope it is still sunny tomorrow have a good day everyone.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Morning Fun

Yes it's raining here cold chilly fall rain.  Hoping that it stops soon it's hampering the taking in of crops.  Been doing a lot of praying and getting along good otherwise.  Talked to an old friend today.  Sometimes they bring you back to reality.  What I learned is to not sweat the small stuff.  Quit worrying what everyone else is thinking because with the big and little things life's too short to every worry about all the little crap.  I can't sit here and feel sorry for those people who don't care about others.  I sat here and put some thought into it.  I am thankful for my kids my husband and my life.  I don't know where I would be without them or god for that matter.  Not to get all religious on you but he has blessed me and my kids lives beyond belief. I am glad that there's always someone in my court.  My family is there for me as is my friends.  Not the fake friends that claim that they are there for you.  Sometimes I think that Karma takes to long to come back around.  Theirs a lot of people that do bad things and theirs no punishment even in this life.  Someday they will get what's coming to them .  Just sit back and wait.  I am not really a patient waiter.  I know that all will be wonderful but it's just the time involved in getting their.  You say you want such and such it comes and you continue to want more.  I used to be one of those people just a wanter instead of a need based person.  I am thoughtful and wonderful and I don't need the approval of anyone .  That's what made my life.   I am down to wearing an XL I was a 3 or 4X.  I wanted change and I wanted something more so I changed my eating I am not at my goal but working on it . But I know there's pitfalls isn't there with everything.   But I can hold my head up high and carry on.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So went to Dr, and picked up fundraiser

Went to the Dr. Today... Got that done with don't have to see him for another three months! Onto the thing of the day my daughter's class made their fundraiser goal.  So they get to go on their class field trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's sad now days how the schools money has dried up.  I delivered some of the products today.  I ordered some awesome cookies.  I also went to the store and got some boneless skinless chicken  breasts for 1.69 a pound that's cheap round these parts it's usually like three bucks.  And this is the All Natural Organic kind.  I got some fall cleaning done and some laundry done also.  I like to do that daily.  My cousins goats and chickens are so cute!  They are growing by leaps and bounds.  I am making homemade Chicken Nuggets with tater tots and corn and green beans.  There's another mom that I talk to whose kids also have special needs.  It's nice that I don't feel so all alone.  Someone who understands.  I went to my MIL house today she's doing well..  The best news yet I am down to a size 18 I started out at a size 28 a snug 28.  Now I have given away most of my big girl clothes to a friend from church.  I don't want to ever feel comfortable that I could fall back into my old ways.  If the clothes were here it would be easy.  I don't want to live like that anymore.  I really just want to be comfortable with myself.  My kids are doing well at school I am so proud of them.  They are my babies still.  My family is watching Rio .  I haven't seen it but I have mixed reviews about the show.  I hope it is really good.  Ill let you know.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

So missing in action really is hard

I have been super busy as of late.  My husband has another MRI today.  My son went to the Dr. yesterday.  The insurance won't cover his meds.  I am trying to get all the preapproval stuff done but the Dr. is sick for two days.  So at least he hasn't run out of medicine.  It's just that it's such a process.  I talked to an old friend today and I want to be honest  I dreaded it.  I wouldn't call him a friend per say but someone I was dealing with years ago.  It was weird to me.  I felt like happy and sad.  My son had a rough morning again. ....... Don't like those kind of days.  I have been doing some research on ADHD and ODD.   I still feel in the dark about it.  I wonder a lot about medicine and side effects etc.  I was overwhelmed yesterday and I cried.  I felt like I needed to grow up but still it is like nobody understands at all.  It's not their kid.  Than sometimes he can get along well with others sometimes not.  I wonder if this will hurt hum down the road..  I know it's hard for him to focus and to sit still .  It's hard because I feel like his mind is always running.  I hope that when they adjust the medicine it will be easier for him to concentrate.  He can't even eat a meal without getting up and down all the time still..  I advocate for him I am over protective of him.  But sometimes I wonder what happens when I get old and don't who will be there then.  I feel like it's taboo with a lot of people.  They have their perfect kids and don't understand.  So maybe I will meet other moms with kids that have the same thing.  It would sure be nice to bounce off ideas off someone whos been there off for awhile see you guys soon.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Making Dinner and proud of my kids

I had a good day overall I got my errands ran and my son's insurance card!  It didn't take as long as I expected though thank god for that.  Picked up some medicine.  I was without my to do list.  I forgot it in my fog today.  I was concerned.  My husband's friends funeral was today.  He was one of the paul bearers.  There was only three I thought that was kind of sad.  He didn't have many friends. The dogs have been all over me been doing some fall cleaning I haven't been feeling all  that well as of late.  My husband is watching some Old Dean Shows that I rented at the book rental such a wealth of  info all for free. I am disappointed that I can't rent books on my kindle from our lib.  But that's what it is.  I am making baked potatoes and Green Beans and Corn and Fried Pork Chops.  We haven't had them in awhile.  I have started a new hobby. I am now a MK rep.  I wasn't sure if I was going to do it.  I haven't gotten my kit or nothing yet but it's on it's way. I am nervous.  Will I be any good.  I like talking and meeting new people so I may do well.  If anybodies interested  let me know!! I have another friend that sells but she lives too far away. I am kind of hangs on learning. So I need someone that lives closer.  But I am still nervous.  We played bunco last night.  That was fun my friend was sick so she didn't show up neither did my x sil.  But I still got second place.  I was worried there for awhile .  I got to spend some time with my sil who is becoming a nurse she's in school now and doing pretty well.  I am glad she is doing it.  She is really smart. Other than that I am still loosing weight and I donated a Giant bag to a girl from church.  It was kind of sad to see it all go but if it doesn't I won't stick to the plan and I need to do .  It until later.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Such a busy day Today

Been such a busy day this past week.  I wonder when it will let up some.  I went to the pharmacy last night and ordered some medicine.  Hopefully it will all work out.  I really need to pray .  I am so thankful for my aunt for helping me understand things.  She is an angel in ordinary clothes .  Swear to god.  I am glad to have her opinion.  My heat aches today.  My daughter had a awful migraine last night.  This is something new but it runs in the family.  Hopefully she will have a wonderful day as she has practice tonite.  I am really looking forward to it.  She is really talented and sweet.  My asthma has been playing on me pretty bad since last weekend.  The Albuterol and the others help some.  They are a pain to carry in the summer time I am afraid they will get too hot and explode in my purse.  I have such a swamped day again and I need to run some stuff over to the office today.  But kind of waiting on some phone calls wish I was a little more patient on that front.  I woke up this morning wheezing pretty bad I may need to get a nebulizer.  I am not sure need to call and make an appointment it's either gonna be tacos or hamburgers tonight I am leaning towards tacos though as I haven't had those in a while.  Keep pondering weather I need to get some shells or not at the store I think I have the soft shells not sure about the hard shells talk to you guys later.

Monday, October 3, 2011

You know I realize it's Monday

It was so cold last night.  I wasn't thinking it would get so cold.  I am blessed with my aunts you know they are always there for me.  I needed that.  You ask and god shall provide.  At church someones grandson grew out of his clothes so my son got a ton of shirts and a pair of jeans they look really nice. I am thankful for that.  The toilet broke so that had to get fixed yesterday.  My uncle made it back from afganistan.  Thank god for that.  He won't have to leave again until November.  I got to talk to my dad to so that was nice.  I miss my grandma.  Stayed with my Uncle this weekend and took care of him.  I love him a lot.  He is actually my husbands uncle but he has adopted me with open arms.  I miss his wife she passed away almost a year ago.  I keep thinking of her but I won't bring it up because I don't want to hurt his feelings.  You know besides being my uncle he's my hero someone I look up to even though his health is failing.  He is the best father and grandfather you could ask for.  He has NEVER ever yelled or spanked his kids.  Of course they are grown now but you know what that says a lot he doesn't even raise his voice.  Can you imagine I think he's part saint.  My son has a Dr. Appt today.  It's supposed to take a few hours.  Don't you hate those kind.  This is a busy place.  Last night we had left over chili .  It is pretty good.  I got out some hamburger.  I am not sure what I am gonna make.  One of the church elders gave us some home grown green and red tomatoes.  Two giant sacks full.  What a blessing .  I talked to his wife after church.  I started to cry this woman is so wise.  I am glad to know that I can count on her.  It sucks when you feel all alone and nobody cares.  The tooth fairy came last night both kids lost teeth .  They were thrilled when I was a kid it was fifty sense.  I figure due to inflation it's now a dollar. Laughing.  Well I will keep you guys posted. Hugs.