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November, 2010:

back to preschool

Recently she’s been pushing back a bit about going to school, participating in lil kickers, and a number of other things.   Should I worry about this???  I’m concerned of course.

Today was preschool again and one of the first things she said was that she didn’t want to go.  Ugh!  I thought we had this solved yesterday when she said she was going.  Fortunately she went although grandma said she was very upset about it the whole way to school.  But afterwards she said she had a good time.  Phew!  Hopefully we’re past that one.  We did kind of bribe her with a present so hopefully that doesn’t turn into a habit because we’re going to end up spending a lot of time and money at the dollar store if it does.

The kids stayed at grandma’s today because she was going to mass for papa’s b-day tomorrow 🙁 and with me having a client meeting picking up the kids on time just wasn’t going to work.  So I got a few things done.  Most of the xmas lights outside are up.  I swear I plugged in all the lights but now that they are up and on I can see that some sections aren’t working.  SDF!  Oh well.  It’s freezing out there so I just let them b.  But then I also cleaned up a bit in the house.  C must have spilled his bottle in his room today because man it stuck in there … speaking of, gotta get rid of that bottle ASAP and that NUK too.  Maybe after christmas.

Things are busy.  I’m probably going to pick up some more hours in the very near future and I’m not sure I’m ready for it.  The work is similar to my experience so it shouldn’t be extremely difficult but I’m kind of getting used to the part-time hours and the flexibility that goes along with that.  Although even though I say part time I’m probably still working more than full time.  Today I prob put in 10 hours total doing client work and working on my own proj’s.  Hopefully one of these things pans out.  I do need some $ for christmas presents though.

My back is still really hurting.  I’m a mess.  Nothing seems to help.  Even advil/tylonel now don’t seem to do the trick.  Nor does an ice pack or heating pad.  I really think that phys therapy stuff made it all worse.  Ugh!  Maybe one day it’ll b better.  Hopefully soon


Thanksgiving #2. 

It’s such a difficult topic, at least for me, that I think it’s simply not discussed.  Although I did receive a number of messages from friends and family and a card from a friend.  They rock!  It’s seems like I just went thru the motions to get past the day.  But that was Thursday and then there was a family wedding on Friday

I knew it would be a tough day, for everyone.  I think the wedding a little earlier this month was harder for me and maybe numbed me a bit for this wedding.  This was her sisters wedding.  So it was going to be hard.  My kids were the flower girl and ring boy (SO CUTE). 

I think their involvement allowed, or forced, me to put my focus on something else.  With C it wasn’t hard to lose focus on things for a while.  Besides the fact that he is non stop and requires  your constant attention, he tried his best to steal the scene from the bride and groom.  Not only were they adorable walking down the aisle, when they announced the wedding party later on he came out with a huge smile, pointed his fingers in the air, and started to dance around.  And he kept on dancing til 10:20p when I grabbed him up and packed him into grandma’s car.  Otherwise, the bride was beautiful and Cari would have been SO excited for her.  There have been many times that I looked at her sister and saw Cari.  And Friday at the wedding I stood there for a few minutes and relived our reception which happened to be at the same venue (that was our 2nd reception as our 1st was in mexico).

A couple tough days down but birthdays, christmas & the anniversary are still to come.


She was asked … Are you excited that it might snow soon?  Are you going to build a snowman?

I just knew what this topic might bring up.  And that’s exactly what it did.

Last year daddy made snowmen.  There were showmen of us and Mommy & Daddy

But Mommy doesn’t live with us right now.  She’s up in Heaven


A random person today said, “you’re doing a really good job, I know it’s really hard”

We had a busy weekend.  Mag Mile Light Parade saturday night and Ringling Brothers Circus today … pictures to come.  I’m exhausted and need to go to bed.

Fall Photos

Yesterday …

was exhausting!

I think I responded to all the e-mails but I’m sure I missed a few.  I think the article touched a lot of people.  As of today the article says it was shared with 564 people.  I guarantee many more read the story.  Having it out there is an odd feeling.  Hopefully it gives someone else some strength even though strength is hardly the way I would define all this … just trying to do what I have to do.

There’s a number of things that I don’t think the article captured.  Eventually I’ll write something about that

Tonight I did a quick dinner out with a friend and the kids.  It’s something I rarely do; dining out with the kids.  Especially if I don’t have someone else to really entertain them and keep their attention.  And since nap time for her during the day is pretty much non-existent these days, she’s more than ready to go to bed before 7.  It was like 6:30 when we finally got to the restaurant.  She was really good but pretty tired by the time we got back to the car.  He was nonstop.  He probably sat in his chair for 5 minutes.  The rest of the time he hardly sat still … going from person to person, running around the table again and again … hence the reason I avoid dining out like that.  I should have known … I mean I did know I just thought I would give it a try.  It was nice to see my friend but I think I’m going to hold off on that dining out with the kids thing for a while.

Got the 2nd of three weddings this month on friday.  The adult time will be nice but I know there will be some emotions because of whose wedding it is and because of who will be there.  Oh well, what’s new???!!!

I should really go to bed