soo tired, read three books since thurs!! the morganville vampires are AWESOME books!! there's at least 11 right now so i'll be busy for a bit, got smart and only order 3-4 at a time from the library, if it's on my shelf i HAVE to read it! then of course nothing gets done and i stay up till 1 am, oops! today was one of those days, read till midnight, then teehee jade let me read while she played in the living room and listened to backyardigans, watching it every so often, so bad i know but i couldn't put the dang book down! now i have to wait till mon or tues for the next set. Jade can blow bubbles!!! the wand kind! daddy's so happy to have been there to see it! and then she got to see hot air balloons go right over the house and the ppl waved at her! and said hi they were that close! BAD day diet and exercise wise, af is totally coming i can feel it.
kristine - glad the playdate went well, sorry about nathans face! that sounds great about the shirts and the baseball game, how nice (i remember that i think) af the witch is casting her shadow finally? wow what a rough day, so sorry to hear about that. nathan and i have a deal, i play with her all day, he moans that he misses her so the first hour or two when he gets home is his time, i am not to be disturbed. this is when most of the cleaning gets down because i can just relax and do it my way on my terms with her running under foot, then at bedtime i get puter time or snuggle time. his days off we do the our time thing. i hear you though it's not easy being mommy!! lol almost said cheesy! WOW what a big boy (in a happy healthy sense!) jade finally broke the 23 lbs mark i think. but she's up to 2 ft 9 inches (34.8 inches)
amanda - LOL! catch twenty two huh! peace and quiet and the perfect time to slip away but NO! glad dh got to get out for a bit though your turn next! hope the recipe works for you (i posted two more favs on Kayla's post on the april board) they are cute shoes will have to get a pic with them before they are totally worn in! WTG!!! i forgot to check when i checked that we were second!!! so proud of you! as i said on the april post, i did not tolerate it from her, if she screamed she got told no and a time out in her room, it took two days, that was it. now we do 'deep breathe' or 'calm' and she takes a big breath, and repeats big breath till she's calm enough to be distracted, i've dealt with too many screamers to accept it from my own child! i was going to mention this to you when i read it! i put her in her room and close the door, wait one-two minutes till she calms, then check in 'are you done? deep breath?' scream = door closed for another 1-2 min, deep breath means we talk. repeat until solved. glad you did so great with shopping! cajun chicken breast lunch meat is sooooo yummy!!!!
so it appears that i gapped on a really good mini challenge last week this week is probably the goals recap. last week ladies then on to the back to school challenge! been managing to maintain some weight loss, little loss here and there, the library was helping, looking forward to that coming back. probably would have been better if the bugs had been under control this year, it sucks being stuck in the house due to the mosquitos all summer but the pool is fun and the local community rec center has agreed to open a indoor playgroup like i was doing last fall with jade! no more 1/2 hour bus rides and lots of walks just to have her pass out and me freeze my tushy off! the local one is still a 4 block walk so there will be lots of walking, but it's only 4 blocks from home and jade doesn't nap mornings anymore so it should be a go this winter to keep me moving!
my SIL is the BEST, seriously how do you thank someone who you love and loves you back and then on top of just being a great family member makes the best things happen for your child knowing that it would otherwise be out of your reach? i seriously don't know how i can ever repay her all the wonderful things that we have been able to do with jade this year, and then she goes one more, 3 tix to the backyardigans at the alberta jubilee and is going to drive us :cryinghard: even i've only been to the theatre once, the vancouver one, with a school field trip and she's sending dh and i with jade for her fav show.
anyway, today jade and i walked to the store for sour cream for dinner, dh is going to WWE with sil and her son tonight so it's just jade and i and we are having weight watchers chicken quesadillas Mmmmm! off to nap soon, she's already down. hope everyone is having a great one!
Evening, gals. I cannot believe I lost a pound last week with no exercise. Maybe I should sit on my duff more often... I'm shocked, but pleased. I plan to get back to the exercise this week, however. I am 2 pounds away from pre-pregnancy weight so I am feeling like a milestone is coming, you know??
Maia does the cutest thing now. I've always pointed to me and said Momma and then I draw a heart around my heart and say loves and then point to her and say Mi-Mi (which I pronounce like My-My.) Well, now when I do it, she'll point to herself when I get to the Mi-Mi part. SO stinking sweet I can't stand it. LOL
Mara: That is awesome of your SIL!!! I'm so glad she's such an awesome friend and aunt. She sounds like one of those rare people that you can truly count on! I'm sorry you've been stuck inside. The mosquitos are horrid this year! I think you'll have a great time in the fall at the rec center. I love that you and Jade get out and do so much. That is awesome! I feel like I'm lacking a bit with that for Maia. But there's usually nothing happening on the weekends. I need to look into it more. That's awesome about your book series. Nothing better than a series to really sink your teeth into... hee. Hope you had a great day, lady!!
Sorry I've been MIA! so much is going on, I haven't had a chance to catch up with everyone's posts, sorry, I'm hoping to on my days off. Let's see, we almost had a deal with a guy to trade the truck and some cash for a minivan, he was going away and wanted us to hang on to the truck, but with no guarantee that he'd take it when he got back. My Dad wanted to truck so we sold it to him (for a lot less) instead. We've been scrounging every penny we could and bought a minivan this past friday. The insurance company was closed on the weekend but I got up early yesterday and went into state farm and the license bureau. The minivan is on the road now! (well for 10days anyway until we get the safety, appt is booked) I'm so relieved because finally we have a vehicle that has enough room for the kids, YAY! it's older but in much better shape than the car was, much safer. the kids play in it like it's a fort lol
lets see what else....Jack can count to 13 now, in consecutive order, he can rhyme off higher numbers but not in the right order, I can't believe this is his last year at home before full time every day school :eek:
Daisy is doing well, no more teeth, but no less either lol talking more and more everyday, joining words into 2 word sentences. She's really sweet and has the girliest of voices.
Andy's gone for the week to his Dad's. I had an appt for him last thurs too and had his dosage reduced to the minimum. He lost 8.5lbs in 3mths. He's still not under weight but the dr said if his appetite doesn't increase or if his ticks aren't any better, then we're going to try a different med. When she increased the dose his ticks got really bad and his adhd went way out of control.
and me, I'm feeling a bit fragile lately, so much going on at home, idiots at work have my boss dragging me in giving me their feedback, which is based on their paranoia. I dread going into work now, I'm miserable. I'm not sleeping as I should. I had a family meeting to discuss my work hours and it was decided that I need to go on days. It was cute when after I told Andy that it would mean that I would work 4 days on and 4 days off so that meant I'll have to work weekends. I'd be home at 7:30pm but home every night but would have to work on some of the days that he's home for the weekend. His only question was " Is this going to be better for you?" and when I told him how it would be he said "Then I think you should go to days because you need things to be easier." he knows that we'll still have some days together. The way it cycles through the month it seems I would work most of the weekends one month but not the next but most of the next but not the one after etc.
John 100% supports me and is frustrated with seeing me so tired and frustrated. I talked to my boss and asked him to look into what it would take for me to get onto a day shift. He said I'd have to wait for an opening which could take a week, 6mths or a year, who knows. It's likely that I'll have to give up my role and I'll def have to take a cut in pay. He's going to get back to me with some numbers so I can see if I can afford it. It might be as much as a $10,000/yr cut in pay :puke2: but what can I do?
hope you're all doing well, I'll try to catch up with you!
Good Evening Ladies on Day 2 of Week 8!
Motivational quote of the day:
"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author Unknown"
A couple pics from over the weekend....
Nathan's eye after falling off my cousin's playhouse. Looks like a little iron hit him in the eye lol
Lucas learned a valuable lesson.... "Move your meat... Loose your cake and ice cream" lol
And a video of Nathan driving his first Power Wheels...
OMG, ladies. I ate WAY too much food today!! My cousin had found a lump in her breast a few weeks back and today she had a mam and an ultrasound which revealed that it was nothing and that all is well. So I met up with her on my lunch break to celebrate! We had TGI Friday's and oh man. Was it tasty. And I'm so relieved that my cousin is okay. She's a close friend and my closest cousin and I couldn't imagine anything happening to her!
Cherie: Yay for the van! And I'm glad your kiddos are doing so well! I hope Andy gets a dosage that agrees with him and that he'll put on the weight he's lost. From your pics he's a lanky guy already!! I'm sorry work is sucking so much. Your coworkers sound like real pills. Good luck, lady! :bigarmhug:
Kristine: Your little guy is so adorable!!!
I am seriously having a hard time slowing down :(. If I try to do nothing but look after Annabelle all day (which is really a workout in itself), I just feel so crabby by the end of the day. If I try to push and actually get other things done, I'm in such serious pain by the end of the day that I'm crying. I know there is a healthy balance somewhere in the middle there, but I'm having a hard time finding it. And how do I only have 49 days until my due date? Even though there is nothing that HAS to still be done, I'm still freaking out a bit! Going to try and clean the kitchen today, that should be enough activity for the day without overdoing it ... have to stay around the house to wait for a delivery ... it's supposed to be such a gorgeous day that I'd rather be outside.
first off wtg and thanks to all the ladies getting points up already! makes things easy! kristine still need yours but i'll check back on tonight.
yest was great exercise wise, went to the mall to hang out and waste some time, jade won $2 on a bingo scratcher that she picked out so i let her have it and she bought herself a book! on sale for $2 so mommy chipped in the .10! hit some sales at zellers. taco time and orange julius were the food court choices (over mcds very happy with myself!) then on home for a quick nap, then daddy came home, supper and off to the library to pick up new books (the next 4 of my vampires! and some for jade) so a good day. today will be another good exercise day, my rebate check came in from buying the furnace so it's off to the bank to cash that, then the store for a couple things then home. tom is my dentist appt to fill a stable cavity, still can't believe i've done so well that its now stable! been trying to think of something other than the drop in playdates once a week to fill our fall schedule and while watching phineas and ferb is dawned on me…. girl guides! need to look into it but once upon a time if the adult was volunteering then they were allowed to bring a small child with them. good start and intro as we are planning on doing this for jade (sparks start at 5 yrs old) since we don't have a vehicle to do all the camping and such like we did as kids, this is the alternative to make sure she gets some experience with it all. so dh just suggested an addition to jade an i's outing! to get the extra retailer we need for gold on airmiles i am to take her to boston pizza and share a lunch! gold gets discounts on flights and that's how we pay for our halloween trip! not going to argue when dh says 'eat out'!!! especially since he wont be there as he's going out with his dad!
oh and need ideas for dh's halloween costume, i'm going as a witch and jade will be my black cat (glow in the dark in the ears, tummy and collar and paws) i was thinking a mouse trick or treat bag for her! cant decide if dh should be the broom or a warlock or what? it's fun to do family themes!
amanda - wtg i love how once you get on a roll with a loss sometimes it keeps going for a bit! make sure to share when you hit the magic mark! we'll celebrate with you!! maia's too cute! i always promised myself lots of things for 'when i'm a parent' and getting out of the house is one that i really have no excuse not to do with parks and walks and such so close. somedays it's as simple as going out the front door and letting jade decide what directions we'll take and following her around the neighbourhood! it also helps to teach her the surrounding should anything happen to her, we point out neighbours we know and say hi to those that are out so that she's comfortable with ppl if she needs help. but SIL is a huge help with the big outings! OMG that's so great that it was nothing!! well worth the extra calories to celebrate that one!!! big hugs to her!
cherie - sorry about the first deal but yay on getting the van! LOL i remember doing that with our van before mom crashed it! wtg jack!! OMG two words is great! this morning jade came out with her first in a long time 'a bear'! andy sounds like such a sweetheart, give him a big hug and tell he's doing a great job with mom from me!!! and i agree with him, if it's better for you then you should do it! that sucks about the pay cut though, but a pay cut now or a major pay cut when you have to take stress leave! good luck figuring it out and kup.
kristine - LOL! great pics!!! i saw the vid on fb too dang cute!! oh yeah anyone here knows you DONT leave cake unattended!
dana - sorry that it's so hard to slow down, i know you need to but i understand completely. can annabelle help with stuff? jade likes to help wash the floor and pick up her own toys and laundry and stuff and i can hand her things that go in lower drawers and she'll put them away (less bending over). good luck with that! OMG can't wait to hear all about the new arrival! it's getting soo close! can you play in the yard while you wait? was wondering if you have help lined up for when you come home from the hospital? is dh staying home for a bit, even a week?
ps dana how did i miss that! the new siggy pic is soo cute!!!
back to school challenge is up, i'm game for another go!! looks like the budget might be a little flexible to fruits and such this time around for at least a little while and the bugs are down so more outings are in store for me i hope i hope i hope!!! i would love to see 175 before we go to bc or at least christmas! thats 15 lbs.
thanks all for points got'em in!!
good morning all. well today may or may not suck! still need to do groceries and it's raining at the moment but the sun is shining on half the yard so i'm hoping that it doesn't last all day! can't believe how jades advancing right now, i love these little spurts of progress!! our dear friend elaine is helping out with jades costume, she's making an earflap style winter hat, all black with cat ears on top! problem of keeping the ears on solved, problem of getting her a new winter hat that will fit solved! she really does do a good job on her work! SO yest sucked big time, went to the bank and on the way to boston pizza i blew a tire on the monster truck (aka normal stroller) a tire store patched it enough to get home, i of course thought it looked good and went for lunch first, the patch blew as i left the restaurant so i get to spend 102$ replacing tires on the stroller. HAHA fate message received i know they all needed to be done anyway now i have no choice! bonus, lunch was really good! so i got my exercise by putting the handle all the way up, tipping it back (front tire blew) and walking the 17 blocks home like that trying to be careful not to wake her up! lol total day 3 hours :eek: just from that. books are still really good! dentist today.
Good Evening Ladies on Day 4 of Week 8! Time is just ticking away....
Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. ~Charles F. Kettering
Well ladies today was the BIG day! Kindergarten orientation night. It went pretty well, the only little bit of a problem that we had was Lucas didn't want to leave and started to have a meltdown. There were ALOT of ppl there, and it made me very uncomfortable, so I can just imagine how it was for him. We got to meet Lucas' teacher and see his class room, which was nice. I really like Mr. Stamp whom Mark renamed "Mr. Green Jeans" because of course he had green jeans on which was a little strange, but I've heard that they were back in style. We talked with his teacher, the principle and the guidance consular about Lucas being tested for AS and they all are very open to working with us about it and that makes me very happy.
Lucas was really good today for my Nanny. He was very helpful and even took a nice nap for her, which is no suprise. lol! My Nan's house has this feel to it that makes you feel very sleepy and like you were at home. I LOVE it there and love the way that Lucas' clothes smell when he comes home from there. I'll sniff them deeply and say to him, "Mmm you smell like Nanny's house." Its a very comforting smell for me and if I could bottle it I would so that I could sniff it everytime that I felt stressed or sad. My Nanny is a very BIG part of my life and I am still very sad about loosing my Pappy, but I cannot imagine what it is going to be like when her time comes. I pray that it isn't for a LONG time. But anyways Nanny seemed to be rather sad when Lucas left today, because this was her last day with hime before he starts school and she has had him ATLEAST once a week since he was a newborn. He's as much her baby as he is mine and she is closer to him than the other ggkids. She told him that he can come stay with her 1 weekend a month and that any day that he has off school for a vacation day that I can send him down to see her. Its gonna be a big change for the both of them.
Lucas did very well with therapy today. He didn't fight when we left and he went down with his therapist all on his own. He was so proud of himself when he came off the elevator with his "chain of love". Which unfortunatly Nathan has already distroyed. ugh! but I did warn him about it.
Nathan enjoyed his Lucas free day today, he took a nice nap for me and was very cuddly. He was nice and awake this morning and wasn't scared when the horrible thunderstorm that we had this morning woke him and me up. It was cute, he slept through his first earthquake the other day. It was the first one that I ever felt. I just thought that my washer was going crazy, and shaking the whole house. I was very suprised to find out that it was a earthquake that orginated in Virginia.
But anyways, we have a playdate tomorrow so that should be fun. And I am up for another round, I definatly need it.... got on the evil scale yesterday and I am up 23 lbs since my wedding in May, how GROSS is that seriously! Time to make it dissapear!
Good evening ladies! Had a nice, fairly relaxing day. Morning was a bit crazy with Annabelle refusing to go down for a nap, she lay in bed and talked to her seahorse for an hour ... I figure that a rest is sometimes as good as a sleep, and as long as she isn't upset I will let her stay in bed and talk. I dropped her off at her dayhome, then enjoyed a very nice pedicure ... can't wait until I can get the massage part again Of course we had an evening meltdown because we didn't have our morning nap ... as much as she sometimes thinks she's ready, she just isn't to drop down to one nap. Did pretty good on diet today, going to enjoy some cherries in a bit. The only thing that sucks is that pregnancy insomnia is starting to hit, I'm just barely getting in my 7 hours Which makes me cranky in the evenings as well.
Mara - Sucks about having to replace the wheels on the stroller! I'm hoping that this summer weather actually lasts a little while longer, I love not having to bundle up before going out the door. It's crazy how the little ones are just going crazy with their skills right now, Annabelle is trying to figure out how to jump with both feet. The crazy thing is that she almost has it.
Kristine - Glad Lucas had a good day. Hopefully the transition to school won't be too hard on him (or you). It's so sweet how attached he is to his ggrandma, family is very important to me, and I love seeing how well bonded Annabelle is to her grandparents.
Afternoon, gals! I'm sorry I didn't get to check in last night. My BFF was in again from San Fran and she and I went out. She's getting ready to head to India for a month so she was in to see her parents and to do some shopping for items to take with her. We went and had :icecream: ... naughty but OMG so good. There is just nothing like a waffle cone with banana ice-cream! Ahem. But anyway, I'm trying to be good this week and hoping the scale won't be against me...
Dana: Sometimes Maia wants to do that, too--just chat in the crib. It's cute but sometimes you wonder how they just don't want to rest! After going 90 mph all day I'd want to! LOL The pedicure sounds great! I'm glad you're getting to relax some! I hope the insomnia eases and you can get some sleep!
Kristine: I'm glad your boys are doing great! Kindergarten is such a fun time for a kid. I hope he loves it! And I'm glad Nathan is loving having some solo mommy time. Good luck with getting back in the exercise/dieting groove. You've had so much stress but now I think you'll be able to succeed because you're somewhat more relaxed.
Mara: I'm in for the BTS challenge for sure!! (I love your new avatar! SO adorable!!) That sucks about the tires on the stroller. Not cool. And that price--ack! I know that's such a crock to have to spend that money when it could go toward so many other things. Good luck, lady!!
so tired!!! lol getting my 7 hours but just, these books are too damn good! currently on book 6! yest shopping was great so between the dentist and shopping i was way over my 12 for the day! got some great prices on chicken and stuff and finished off the required airmiles needed for dh to come with us, now just need them to post and the airfare (taxes) to be on a credit card! i have new shoes waiting for me at the mall, finally broke the balance balls in my old ones. but thinking i will get them tom or sun they said they'd hold them till monday for my and SIL is coming over tom, hopefully! plans may have changed she got passed over for basically the job she's doing now only better pay and all that, well she found out some info on the guy they hired and then grieved it, well they decided at the last minute that they didn't want to fight the grievance and gave her the job!!! starts mon, i AM NOT TO TELL ANYONE but seriously, i have to tell someone and you ladies are the only ones in my circle that are all mine (Mwahahaha!!!) not to sound creepy or anything! lol! soooooo happy for her! so tom will be the shop to get paint and such for the outside trims and stairs, going with a dark hunter green of some sort to go on our white house, can't wait to get inside paint too but right now at the cost of paint the outside has new wood (stairs and windows that were done for us!) that needs it.
kristine - sounds like orientation went great! glad they are on board for support and all that!! OMG i know what you mean my grams house was like that and she died when i was 9 those memories never fade! awww melt my heart why dont you! toddlers will do that! LOL!! i saw your fb about the earthquake and the washer! hope the playdate went well!
dana - glad the day was good! ah a pedi would be so nice, i never did get my prg pedi, glad you enjoyed it you've been working so hard lately! lol i know when jade cut out the second nap of the day it was really hard for about a week! mmm cherries! jades working jumps too, proper ones not just falling/stepping off! only off things instead of straight on the ground! still waiting to see summer all i've seen are shinooks LOL the weathers crazy scary this year hope winter isn't brutal.
amanda - yay for another bff visit! hope her trip goes well. as for the stroller, well at least it could be worse its an awesome monster truck of a stroller and it's been very good to us (up to $300 worth of groceries and miss jade for a 30 min home!) so i can't really complain it's only a 55lbs weight or something like that! thanks the avatar was us chalk colouring the patio and we did both our feet! we have one with dad and jades feet too!
I have been an awful teammate this challenge. Sorry ladies. It is just such a pain to post on my phone. Haven't lost any weight. Starting to really stress about money. We got WIC which helps, but only with a couple things. Our fridge is full of milk! We had to apply for food stamps and cash assistance. We should know in the next week or 2 if we qualify. I highly doubt we will get any cash assistance. I am just hoping for at least $200 in food stamps. It sucks, but we really need it. We welcomed a new little cousin into the family on Tuesday. She had a home birth (planned that way) but had to take the little guy to the hospital for respiratory problems. He was fine once he got to the hospital. They just wanted to monitor him for 24 hours and they are now home and happy. The same day he was born, we found out that DH's grandfather has cancer. It is spreading quickly. It is already in 4 places, including the prostate and bones. All stage 4. He is already not in the best health. He had a stroke several years ago and has diabetes. So it does not look good. We were going to go visit him with the kids but he had just had a port inserted so we have to wait. So, lots going on lately. Just wanted to let you know I am around and reading everyone's posts. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
still need to check the sign ups but it looks like we need one more member to keep going, so far i have:
they like to see at a least 5 but the week is still young and i know a few ppl haven't been around yet!
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af is a week late, not panicking yet, but there has been NO sign of her at all, and that's not normal or at least i don't remember it being normal since i started the metformin, PLS correct me if you remember me saying something like this in the last 4 months! if she's still not her by next fri then i'll test, hoping it's just stress and lowered water intake (bad me!) anyway, had a great day with SIL we went shopping! totem for some paint (deep jade green!) and a new shower head, it's soo cool can't wait to try it out later!
ashley - no worries glad to hear from you and that things are okay if not worse! good luck with the funding. soo happy to hear that the little one is okay now!!!
Had a pretty good day today. The boys got to play with their cousin. She is 10 and Noah absolutely adores her. We don't get to see her often even though she lives so close. Her mom's brother came over too. He is 11 or 12, good kid. They kept Noah busy most of the day. I don't get my diet points today. I made cookies and have eaten like 3 already. Watched the weather quite a bit today as well. Bad news. Our fridge crapped out. We definitely can't afford a new one. Hopefully it can be fixed and for not too much! Luckily MIL took the stuff that could go bad and brought it to her house until we get something figured out. Just seems like it is always something and it is so incredibly frustrating!
Good Evening Ladies on Day 6 of Week 8 ... and I think we need a paddle
Motivational Quote of the day:
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. ~Lucretius I couldn't resist.... LOL
I am going to dub my AF Irene (cause the one that is rageing hell outside isn't the only ***** in town lol) because it is HORRIBLE. Well its what I used to think of as normal.... I guess that I was really backed up from the past 3 months of barely having nothing. Yesterday was horrible though. I had the worst headache ALL day... and I was sooo crampying because I hadn't been having any clotting AT ALL the past few months so it hurt sooo bad when I finally started passing them. So much that between the headache and the clots I was throwing up and miserable. DH let me lay down for a couple of hrs and put the boys to bed before me. Which was nice.
I'll update in a little bit... we are in a little bit of a crisis mode... Taylor issue.
Evening, ladies. I'm on my way to bed but thought I'd check in first. Diet was good today but exercise was not so great. I really think that I might not lose anything this week... But I guess Monday will tell. I tried a Yoplait smoothie today... it was okay. I might just try to make my own.
Kristine: I'm sorry you felt so badly yesterday! I hope the pain has passed and that you feel better today. And good luck with the Taylor issue. I know you guys have been through the wringer.
Ashley: Oh, no!! That sucks about the fridge!! Ours went out soon after we moved into the new house (well, it was leaking everywhere) and our home owners insurance didn't cover it. It sucked because fridges are not cheap. I hope this one can be fixed and asap!
Mara: OMG!! Wow! A week late already? Girl, I'd go on and test to ease your mind! Either way, I am thinking of you!! :bigarmhug:
Oaky I'm back... Need to send lots of prayers Mark's way. He's out driving in the heavy rain right now, he's gotta go like 2 hrs away to sign something for them to take Taylor from his diagnostic placement back to Kids Peace. He tried to kill himself twice today.... He doesn't like where he is because they are trying to help him and running a whole bunch of tests to figure out what is the best thing for him. I think that he knows that what they find out will put him away for a LONG time. And I'm glad that Mark told him that Lucas is in therapy, because i want that to eat at him knowing that his brother's condition makes it so that he can't really lie and we are going to get to the bottom of this and he is gonna have more charges over his head.
But what he doesn't realize is its all well and good that he goes to Kids Peace where he wants to go, because he likes it there and its easy. He's gonna have to start this whole 45 day eval all over again! He was only like 2 weeks shy of his 45 days and then he would have to go back to the youth intervention center which is like juvinille hall. Doing the crap that he's been doing he's just making everything worse! And drawing the process out longer.
The only reason that Mark agreed to go out in this weather is because its an emergency.
Keep him in your thoughts. :confused:
Ugh I can sleep... Mark wants me to get some sleep. But I can't knowing that he's out there in the storm. AND I can't go to sleep because Lucas just woke up..... and I just got Nathan to sleep finally. scratch that.... Nathan WAS asleep... hopefully some Enya will do the trick again since we have to keep the weather channel on right now and can't put his music channel on.
Today was defiantly a rough day. It was a very hurtful day for me. Mark and I were fighting all day. He said something to me and I told him that he doesn't know what its like being here with the two boys alone all day, and he said to me "Well I know that nothing gets done..." that really hurt me so I reacted and cleaned the entire house, did 4 loads of laundry. I clean when I am upset and angry. I didn't have very nice things to say today either and proved more to myself that I have AS. Hopefully tomorrow/today is better....
OMG my neighbour is soo the bomb!! not only is he easy on the eyes but i casually asked if he had any tips on snaking a drain, got talking and now he's going into my crawl space, taking pipes apart and doing it properly! :eek: so glad that he does this stuff for a living! he's a roofer by main trade but is currently installing first response sprinkler systems, and yes this is the same neighbour that did my bathroom window trim for me! so many ppl to be thankful for in my life and no clue how to show them just how grateful i am for all that they do and who they are! and yes you ladies are on that list!!!
got the window trim and back steps painted today, just waiting for second coat to dry on stairs so i can flip them and do the last side. looks great! asked jade if she wanted to go swimming or watch mommy paint and she said paint so that worked well for me i can be closer to the bathroom, stupid metformin hitting me again, shouldn't have had that triple chocolate cake and then a piece of caramilk in the last two days! lol! hot beautiful and sunny out, thinking sprinkler afternoon kinda day, wish the pool was clean so could have filled it this morning, oh well!
ashley - saw the pics of noah! glad they have family that they get along with so well, i love an older family member that may eventually become the confidant! LOL cookies are evil!!! GGGRRR yep if it's not one thing it's another, crossing fingers that you guys can get it dealt with without too much trouble. not what you needed right now though.
kristine - LMOA!! i hate when they hit like that and the nicest thing you can do is just hide from society! wtg mark on letting you sleep some of it off, that was nice! saw on fb that he made it home safe and sound. sorry that this bs is happening all over again, i'm not big on revenge but i TOTALLY agree on self inflicted revenge, it's the worst kind, the thoughts you do to yourself based on one or two comments, good job!! LOL i do the same thing, it used to be my manic phase too, clean clean clean, almost miss that some days! hoping that those comments were just stress talking and that things work themselves out, around here that's the lowest of blows and dh knows it. heehee last time he made a noise like that i hid away all day on his next day off, he had to do everything from get her up to putting her to bed, then i got to lecture him on how many times he screamed for help!!! and we only have one!
amanda - homemade are always better, unless it orange julius! the manager was telling me he can even bring it all home and it's still not the same! thanks, if i find a dollar store one then i might do it earlier but i know i've done this before just not in a long time.
I wasn't going to join the challenge because I haven't really been here and my heart hasn't been in it for awhile, but as long as you guys need another member I'll be here :thumbsup:
My priorities have been lieing elsewhere lately but I still love you guys!
Well, I just blew the last night of the challenge. This may be the first week I gain weight. But I had to take Momma to the ER. She was severely dehydrated. She's been fighting a virus all week and it just took it out of her. I was hungry and on the way back went through a McD's, though I knew I shouldn't. Now I'm kind of regretting it, but it made me feel somewhat better... It just brings back bad memories of her cancer and what we went through then, I guess. She's fine and resting. Her little body (she weighs all of 90 pounds, sopping wet and always has) just can't take viruses and things like it used to.
Anyway, I'm off to bed. Maia has a well visit in the morning and her MMR shot. FUN! :confused:
I hope you're all well tonight and I'm ready to start the new challenge!
well ladies, week eight is over and i totally gapped that we have a week off! lol! still need points for the last week, so almost off i guess! had a good day, went out shopping with jade, i have gotten to a point where i hate zellers, did i seriously just say that? 8 things on the list that once upon a time i could have gotten there, pads, salt, icing sugar, drain catcher (for hair), drano, etc. ONE THING that was it that was in stock :eek: oh they had pads but not my size, kotex long was it, no regular? not even a hole for it? when i have better luck (and prices for that matter) shopping at shoppers drug mart and the dollar store than zellers theres a problem!
anyway, did great walking, go my replacement balance ball runners, only had a little A&W chased with an orange julius smoothie (i tried to be good!) no sweets after! wanted to get pics done at sears, there are no just me and her or just her and daddy sears shots yet. have to wait till next tues though. books are in at the library but she's asleep before i got the message oh well, i know what i'm doing tonight!
cherie - LOL! of course we need you! i know things have been rough on you for a while now, if there's anything we can do to help you with your funk just ask! in fact, first order of the week off is to dance with your kids for 1/2 an hour! lol!!! hey it counts for 3 points! LOL! luv ya hun!
amanda - sorry that momma was not well, glad things are on the mend, that's a tiny frame to be fighting off anything! mcds in my books is always allowed late night post hospital run! hey i do it when im 1 hour out of surgeries! (okay the whole two i've had!) WTG last week weigh in!!!! so proud of you and how well you are doing, you make me want to keep fighting! kup on the well check!
oh and i had to share this! today's parent is doing there cover thing again for christmas! so this year i had a personal one done!!! it's only my copy that will have this cover, if you have a subscription it goes off your account number (and yes i'm on the rogers cell deal where it's only $1 a month and it still counts!) so i thought i'd share!!
it's all about active families and outings and dental care so i thought her first taste of cotton candy at her first trip to the zoo with aunty and mommy was tooooo appropriate!
af has arrived…? hate when it does the off and on spot/clot routine, seriously thinking about going for an ablaision, sick and tired of this bs af!!!
OMG! I hear you there!!!!! Mine finally slowed down... now we are to the light... stop.... heavy.... stop... etc. Hopefully only 3 more days!!! And answer me this... Y is it that DH is more frisky when AF is here? Ugh! Its sooooo not fair and then he said to me the other night, "I'm just not in the mood to make out...." Excuse me? You gotta give me a little something, It's not FAIR that you get off and I get jack ****?! MEN! GRRRR.... AF! DOUBLE GRRR.... lol
On the plus side Mara, least it came. You and I seem to have the same stuff going on in the AF department. :bigarmhug:
Hi ya! work is really busy this week, very short handed, no one wants to work o/t but of course they want us to do as much as we can get done and then some :rolleyes:
Jack is being so so bold, pushy daisy over, biting, hitting, kicking. Partly due to his age, partly due to being bored but the most part is due to him needing a firm kick in the arse lol Daddy isn't as strong of a disciplinarian that I am. His technique involves warning over and over and not following through until he's screaming and yelling no and taking swings at him. I dont' let it escalate that far, one warning and if i don't get the behaviour I want, he gets a time out - as many as he needs before he'll do as he's asked to. It's hard because John's in charge for 4 days a week as I'm barely here from Sun to wed night. I remember that Andy went through a little spell the year before he went to school, he was more irriating than bold though lol Jack will def. be ready for school by next fall.
Daisy has 2 molars almost through on the bottom. It looks funny when she smiles because the only other teeth she has on the bottom are the bottom front two so when she smiles you see 2 teeth, tongue then points of teeth on opposite sides lol
Hope everything is going well for everyone!
Kristine - I've heard some guys say that they can tell when a women has af because they find them so sexy! I really really don't get it, if they had any clue as to what goes on down there
Mara - dancing ok! but not til my days off. Jade is so cute on her Parents cover! what a great idea!
Amanda- hope your Mom is doing much better! no worries on the Mc'D's, important to indulge now and then to avoid a binge.
Points for last week!
Week 8 August 22 - August 28
Monday: Breakfast (1), Water (10), Diet (3), Exercise (4), Sleep (1), Support Post (0) Total= 19
Tuesday: Breakfast (1), Water (12), Diet (3), Exercise (4), Sleep (1), Support Post (1) Total= 22
Wednesday: Breakfast (1), Water (12), Diet (3), Exercise (4), Sleep (1), Support Post (0) Total= 21
Thursday: Breakfast (1), Water (10), Diet (3), Exercise (5), Sleep (1), Support Post (1) Total= 21
Friday: Breakfast (1), Water (12), Diet (3), Exercise (6), Sleep (1), Support Post (0)
Saturday: Breakfast (1), Water (12), Diet (3), Exercise (10), Sleep (1), Support Post (1) Total= 28
Sunday: Breakfast (1), Water (12), Diet (3), Exercise (5), Sleep (0), Support Post (1)
Total= 156 +10 =166
Weight Loss: No loss
So the big fight today was that the doc wants to put Lucas on Prozac to help with his AS, that he pick up on BEFORE I said anything. It will help min. his anxiety, calm the meltdowns and help his sleep better. I am okay with it, ANYTHING to help him. But of course Daddy is not... He said we'll have another Taylor on our hands (meaning over medicated). I said that they are two completely different ppl with different problems.
So I am going to do research and talk to his therapist, see what she thinks. I'll even go as far as getting a secong opinion. I just want my son to get the help the he needs and my hubby has never taken anything for anxiety or depression, so he thinks that meds are over perscribed.....
But anyways, Lucas' first day of school went really well. Poor kid look so confused at drop off because he couldn't understand why everyone was crying. He just kinda had this blank look on his face as he looked around. Today he was the first to line up to go in the building. He did have a little accident at school today. He peed his pants and I hope that doesn't follow him around. Because kids are cruel.
Evening ladies! Had a rough weekend - I somehow got dehydrated even drinking 4 liters of water a day, and wound up having some pretty wicked contractions ... the only thing that would slow them down was lying down. I had to get my mom over to watch Annabelle so that I could lie down. Feeling better now, although I'm still in disbelief that I'm this close to the end.
seriously?! how did next week become this week? anyhoo the new thread is up and i feel like a fool!!! still need to go over and make sure that we have everybody on the list (in case some new members are hiding on the sign up!) as usual lets just hang out here for a day or two to make sure everyone gets their spot! member list is at the top to see that we have everyone.
happy wednesday! any plans for labor day? can't believe it's the last long weekend of the summer already! we got sunday off for the holiday, gotta love long weekends. after i got back to town this morning (from work) i drove the van right over to the mechanics, getting the safety today. he called back to say that all it needs to pass safety is two thingamajiggers in the front to fix that whining sound ($140 incl. labor) and some body work on the drivers side rocker panel (we've got all the stuff and my john john can fix that xoxo) then it's $70 for the safety. Not too freakin bad!
I'm feeling rejeuvenated as the new challenge often leaves me feeling. I'm thinking on my fit for 40 plan again, reorganizing, plan etc. My reformatted plan is to get onto days at work (my boss is working on it, 4 on 4 off would rock), get the divorce done (waiting for a bit because of money), absolutely debt free on April 26,2012, lose about 3lbs/mth to get me to 175 for 40 and la piece de resistance...drumroll please....john will formally propose. fun fun!
Mara - why do you feel like a fool, silly?
Dana - yikes! how much water does that little pumpkin need??? little sweetheart will be here before we know it, so soon! hope you feel better!
Kristine - hopefully you and dh come to an agreement you're both happy with. You both have Lucas' best interests at heart so all will be fine.
has anyone heard how Elaine weathered hurricane irene? or if she found out what she's having?
i just want to cry when jade has these days, no appetite, mildly/slyly pushing buttons, and then a big owy on hour before bed. running the backyard with papa and she missed a step and scraped the heck out of her pinky toe from experience those REALLY hurt! needless to say thankful that sil snagged some hospital spray on bandaid (not recommended for children under 18 months ?) which stopped it long enough to play for a bit longer, then cranky took over and it was early bedtime tonight. it hurts to hear her cry like that, just so honestly miserable and knowing there is almost nothing you can do other than the snuggles. anyway, long day, lots of walking, pooor diet all week, been a 'force feed to eat' kinda week all through the house, weathers changing again.
kristine - arg af sucks!!! LOL! mines the same and his reasoning/excuse for not is 'it's not fair if you don't get to' when will they learn we are not men, four play IS enough sometimes! got your points! ITA with research and talking it out, medicating at this age can be very tricky especially with stuff like that, i can see dh's point of view, however sometimes meds are there for a reason! personally i would be leery of prozac. side note here, i went off and did a little dogpile search and the results look overwhelmingly in favour of no. just thought i'd share. i know you'll do the right thing when the right thing comes across! you are doing a fantastic job and i'm so proud to know you! this isn't easy and his age makes it all the harder to deal with. crossing fingers that it doesn't linger on him. glad the rest of the day went well!! his pics looked so cute and happy!
cherie - days like that i don't miss working! crossing fingers that dh is trained well enough by the time jade hits that difficult stage, he has bad days where he just lets it go a little too far, i started putting him in time outs! 'hun, you need to go to the garage before WE have a problem' then i talk with him the same as i do with jade! LOL! unfortunately some days i need one too and there's no one here to give it to me, good luck getting john and jack straightened out! teeth are so cute when they come in like that! the van sounds like you're off to a great start!!! WOOHOO!!! glad to hear you sounding pumped again! totally do-able plan and YAY!! can't wait to hear those wonderful words! don't forget to register online too! lol!! feeling like a fool as i totally gapped on the fact that there was not a week off like i thought! sounds like she did okay, got some crafting done and seems in good spirits, at least via fb posts anyhoo.
dana - :EEK: that sucks, glad you had the help and that you were able to calm them down, bake baby bake! close but not there yet!
Okay so just a quick check in before I head off to bed. To must have been a bad day for Lucas because he seemed really down when he came home from school. It is almost impossible at time to get him to tell us what he did in school and a lot of the time he talks in circles.. I am trying to get him on some sort of a schdule and trying to find ways to calm him down and get him to go to sleep earlier. Seems that keeping his bathtime at about the same time is working and he and I worked on his workbooks and drew pictures for about and hr or so afterwards. I then made his some "sleepy ice tea" (sleepytime tea which is cold so he thinks that it is ice tea. Had to make a big bottle because he asks for it all the time now and its a pain to make it one cup at a time) and turned a Thomas movie on and he was asleep by the time that the Thomas movie was over. I know Mark doesn't want him sleeping on the couch but right now I am just trying not to have a meltdown everynight before bed.
Tomorrow morning is therapy, then home for lunch and off to school for the last day this week. Going to call his insurance company and see what places are in his coverage area for Autsim testing and try to get him in sooner than FEB. or I am going to make him an appt for a second opinion at or Peds with another one of the docs from the practice. And maybe they could make a refurral for me. Also have to call my old insurance company and get a letter from them to fax to the CHIP office to try to get Nathan insurance. They claim that he has private insurance and I was like, "ummm no! his insuranced ended with mine in June.." stupid ppl... stupid insurance companies.... ugh!
On the plus side AF will be gone tomorrow!!! yay! this whole wearing undies to bed thing is driving me nutz! srry TMI there... but wait we've talked about worse... lol And I'm gonna put an Coffee IV drip on Mr. Pugh so that... hehe!
okay me and my aching legs are going to bed. had to walk back and forth to the school 6Xs today. It's only 1/2 a block, but the first 4Xs we were rushing and power walking it with a 30lb toddle in the umbrella stroller uphill. lol
Night ladies... will let you know how therapy goes tomorrow.