Monthly Archives: January 2011

blindsided yet again

Family therapy day was yesterday. This was with yet another therapist. He has been my son’s individual therapist since fall,but this is the first time we have done family therapy with him. Nearly the first thing out of his mouth … Continue reading

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a different perspective

It must be the time of year,but most of the things I am reading (and unfortunately writing) are from a negative perspective. It is true to an extent. Issues surrounding older child adoption can defeat the weak. Trauma,inter-uterine exposure to … Continue reading

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tax man and craigslist finds

As most everyone in the adoption world now knows,the adoption tax credit is real and will be coming to your bank account courtesy of the IRS soon. We only have one child that qualifies. I found out that if I … Continue reading

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painting fools and other bits and peices of a mundane life

Or just fools. We have three and three-fourths rooms painted. Since this is an old house, there are a lot of windows and doors per room. The kitchen has four windows and two doors. The dinning room has three windows … Continue reading

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trying yet again to find the balance

My nineteen year od and her eighteen year old brother will be testing for their brown belt in a little over four weeks. I only know this because as we picked them up from karate last night I heard in … Continue reading

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hoping this will work

We are having internet angst again. I can do without many,many things. But when I can’t get on line…. We have been busy painting and trying to seal all of the giant gaps around widows and doors. The boy’s room … Continue reading

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this and that

My husband is taking a week of vacation. He needs it badly. His hours are long and stress is high. He last took vacation in July. The week we had youngest placed inpatient instead of pressing charges for his violence. … Continue reading

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i’m cold

It probably does not help that it was eighty-two degrees last Friday. It also does not help that this house is a sieve This is our fourth day not getting out of the thirties and I am ready for some … Continue reading

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losing math

My second to youngest son lost his math today. Not his book. Nor his schoolwork. He lost his ability to understand his problems. Yesterday he could understand how to factor. Today he could not. Yesterday he knew his times tables. … Continue reading

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learning,understanding

I hate being at the beginning of a learning curve. Our experiment in becoming more self sustaining means learning new skills. I have a three part way of learning new things. I read everything I can get my hands on. … Continue reading

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