Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Day Dawning

The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and life seems to be getting a tad bit easier. The views on this rock are so beautiful! This was a sunset from our porch. We don't have a water view but it can be beautiful nonetheless.

These are the next socks in the Cat Bordhi book Pthaways for sockknitters. I like them, they are cute, but they are definitely not for me. The cuff is too tall, I am not much on a fold down cuff, and I am not in love with the Lorna's Laces colorway.....loved it on the skein, but not so much knitted up. I loved knitting the socks though......not boring at all!!!

This is the new time thief in my life! Holy Camolee, this thing will kick your Booty, hand it to you in a zip lock bag, and then kick it again just because it can!! I love it though, it is a game train, so when John uses it he plays black jack, the other day he was huffing and puffing and practically dead, and I said why don't you call it a day....? Be...pff cause pff...you pfff......have .........pff pff to pff pff peddle pff pff to play pfff.... :) Me ? I listen to my knitting podcasts and just finished the Valerie Bertinelli Book on CD If you like her, or are battling any demons (ie: alcohol, food, drugs, marriage etc....) I highly recommend it. She reads it herself and it is witty and enlightening.....I myself had quite a few lightbulb moments. I put it on the Ipod and plowed through it very quickly.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Overwhelmed and Exhausted

Pictureless Thursday couldn't come at a better time!!! OMgood gravy. So the past alost 2 weeks has been a roller coaster. My mom has been sick and treated for various illnesses (infections) and to make a long story very very short (just ask her after 7 days in the hospital) she had a staff infection in her port. She is Ok now but it was quite serious and quite scarey for all those who care bout her. I know she is a tough lady, but my god......I just got my greys blended with blond hihlights cut me a break will ya!!!

Then Bud........oh he is gonna be a hard case to stay on top of! First he has been 2 weeks with no accident!! WOOHOO!!!! How proud am I???? Over the moon. This little boy had his tongue snipped in November. Until then he couldn't move his tongue.....for those of you who follow this blog you know all about it, for those who are new to it bo to the Nov. archives and you will see the details. ANY way........he had a hard time talking swallowing etc......well the changes have been INCREDIBLE!!!!! but now I am getting some pressure to turn his records over to the schools speech therapist........he is 3......3 years old........I am being paranoid, but I feel like they are looking forward to find thier next SPED children......we have a teeny school and they get a lot of funding for the SPED end of the school......which is getting sparse right now.......I refused, flat out.....said no will not happen, he has a full nother year of preschool and his pediatrician is not concerned, and we had him independantly evaluated and they said he is well with in the normal limits. As parents, we (his daddy and I) feel such a range of emotions, protection, fear of doing the wrong thing, anger that he is being singled out, labled, and put in a category at 3, frustration, and many others to go with it! I pray we are making the right decision for our little boy, and in our fight to protect him from being labled at 3 years old, we are not hindering him. I would hope with the early childhood education I have under my belt and the many hands on experiences with children I would be capable of recognizing anything in my own children. If his father and I thought there really was something wrong, we would jump on it. Why do I allow them to make me doubt my decision and my passion in parenting my child?