Monthly Archives: May 2011

what we have decided -for now

We have told the department (CPS) that we are willing to bring youngest home and think our home would be a better placement than a foster or group home. We also told them our reservations having him home (or him … Continue reading

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the positives in a negative time and an impending birthday

As we agonize over what to do with Youngest Son,we are seeing a maturity leap in our older teens. This is a cause for parental celebration. My daughter has come to an internal decision to move forward with her life.She … Continue reading

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solar cooking,scorpions in herb garden and what I do when I am too stressed to think

Last fall I picked up an ancient solar cooker from an elderly hippy off Craigslist. I was fifth on the list but all those before me didn’t want it because it was too big. It is big. It looks like … Continue reading

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How do we do this?

How can I explain still loving a child who has only lived in my home for eight months in three years and has often wanted to kill me? How can I explain that a large part of me wants to … Continue reading

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thrown under the bus -which backed up and hit us again

Monday was court. On Monday we were informed that there is not one RTC that contracts with CPS in our entire state that will accept a moderate level teen. This gives us basically two options in regards to Youngest Son. … Continue reading

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looking for fairy dust or educating the neurologically impaired

We are winding up our never ending school year around here.My eighth grader only has to finish his current chapter in math and his reading. I am stopping him in the middle of a few text books and we will … Continue reading

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for your viewing pleasure

[I had to go to the library to get enough umph in order to upload and then post these. Not having decent internet is a pain in the posterior] While not the best,these were sent to me (and now posted … Continue reading

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a great loss and other stuff

My laptop has gone to the great electronic graveyard. I am working through the grieving process and should be OK in time. It is a great loss,however. I thought I had backed everything up,but unfortunately I hadn’t. So… if you … Continue reading

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a beautiful day in the neighborhood

It is absolutely gorgeous out this morning. We finally had some rain (three and a half inches around here)and today all the dust has been washed from the air. The temperatures are only supposed to be in the eighties for … Continue reading

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post mother’s day ramblings

I am over my self pity. It was (not) fun while it lasted. This has been a year of disappointments and major decisions without good alternatives. Actually, we have had two years like that. This year is looking to be … Continue reading

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