Monthly Archives: October 2010

Karate and other good stuff

The kids had their karate tournament this morning. (If I had a camera I would boor you with pictures. I don’t,so you are safe.) They did very well this time. The older two took first and second in their respective … Continue reading

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it just does not get any easier

Thursdays. I really do not like Thursdays anymore. Family therapy was really husband and my therapy today. We spent most of the time with the therapist trying to figure out a way into my son. There really is not anyway … Continue reading

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feeling unsettled

I am feeling unsettled lately. No real reason. Well,we will be moving house sometime in the next month or so. That is probably most of it. We are waiting for the current occupants to close on their new home. Their … Continue reading

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literal thinking

I was grading my fourteen year old’s vocabulary homework. His last three answers were individual letters,circled. Confused, I looked at his book. It is a workbook,but like most homescholing families we do not mark in our workbooks. The kids always … Continue reading

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it’s working

I have gone back to forbidding my fourteen year old any electronic contact on Sundays. No games. No movies. Absolutely no electronic stimulation at all. Last week he was sneaking the computer and his work suffered. This weekend I made … Continue reading

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just when i think it’s safe…..

Just when I think I have a handle on my grief and all the other emotions tied up with my Youngest son, Thursday comes again. Family therapy day removes all of the protective coatings from my heart. If youngest has … Continue reading

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I’m tuckered

For the past few days I have kept three of my five grandchildren. Three little boys ages five months to three and a half years. The nearly two year old and his three year old cousin are busy. With a … Continue reading

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changes

We are officially downsizing our life. While we are considered frugal by most,we have let a lot of unneeded spending into our budget. The budget that no longer exists. We used to get a burger out once a month or … Continue reading

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family therapy

Thursdays are family therapy day. We look forward to this day all week long. Or not. Today we found out our son has been restrained and punched in the face by another resident this week. “Did we know, were we … Continue reading

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just a nice day

Our weather has been down right beautiful lately and today is no exception. All of my roses have begun blooming again. My daughter cut about a dozen blooms and they are in vases in my dinning/kitchen/living room. If my camera … Continue reading

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