Monthly Archives: September 2010

a conversation with my daughter

I was sitting at the dinning room table talking with my eighteen year old daughter about this,that and the other. It has only been the last year or so she has been seeking me out to talk to. For over … Continue reading

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slowly doing better

Yesterday blindsided me. I was not expecting to feel wave after wave of grief. It knocked the wind our of me completely. Having the papers served made everything not only real,but unstoppable. We are going to court. We are requesting … Continue reading

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some days i just want to get off

Family therapy was a joke today. Not a funny,ha-ha joke either. After being told youngest attacked another resident without provocation, after telling the therapist (again) what our safety measures are,after the therapist telling us our son wasn’t ready to come … Continue reading

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twenty four hours later he got it and too high a pain tolerance.

Yesterday my fourteen year old was caught lying about his school work. This is an ongoing battle with all three kids. His consequence was to finish his assignment. If he missed CAP,so be it. He missed CAP. Once he was … Continue reading

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resignation and cost

We have a court date for giving (or their taking) CPS Temporary Joint Conservatory of our son. I cried yesterday when the date was set. I do not know if it is grief for what has been lost,or what will … Continue reading

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school and other random thoughts

Last week was the first week in which our school schedule was interrupted by life. The kids still had their schedule for the most part. I was the one who had other things going on which meant I wasn’t a … Continue reading

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it’s all about me

I haven’t been posting pictures lately because my camera died. I have more typos than normal because my keyboard has missing keys and the ones that remain do not always strike. I am tired of feeling negative and stressed out … Continue reading

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a birthday visit

Youngest came home for his birthday. He was home about twenty-four hours. I prepared his meal of choice,baked him a cake and he had some presents to open. He ate his meal,opened his presents and obsessed with the dogs.He did … Continue reading

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decision made

We deal with the devil. We have decided to pursue Temporary Joint Managing Conservatorship. And yes, we feel the failure of being unable to parent our son. I know he came to us broken. I know we have and are … Continue reading

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cleaning the garage

Later this week we have a Realtor coming to tell us the approximate market value of our house. We need to know if it is worth enough to try and sell in this market. I am using this as an … Continue reading

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