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About lenell

Wife to a very patient man and mom to 8 interesting kids via birth,marriage and adoption. Grandma to nearly 5,nearly perfect grandchildren.

what could have been

On Saturday I had one of those moments that happen very infrequently when parenting hurt kids with issues. My sixteen year old is in the color guard for CAP. They are not all that organized,but they are trying to get … Continue reading

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Grandkids and spring

Starting Sat afternoon the invasion of the grandchildren will commence. By Sunday I will have six children seven and under causing havoc and mayhem at my house. They are coming in batches and will go home the same way. This … Continue reading

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This and that,

My son has been doing better emotionally. He is still pretending to do his biology (I mean really,does he thinnk I don’t notice he has been recopying the same page in his lab book for the last week-he has never … Continue reading

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On to the next step.

My son’s MRI showed no problems. We will do the EEG in two weeks but I doubt it will show anything. The Neurologist says probable complex migrains (the consumption diagnosis for all things brain related) and we have started him … Continue reading

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Neurological changes or brand new psychiatric issues or just FAS or….

My sixteen year old is regressing emotionally. He is having subtle personality changes (and every once and a while not so subtle changes). He is ticking more than he isn’t. His verbal ticks are worse than his physical ones. He … Continue reading

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we survived 2012 (and the holidays)

Christmas was discombobulated,but non-eventful. To raise my spirits (and challenge other’s perception of my questionable sanity) I kept five out of the six grandbabies from the Wed.to the Sat.after Christmas. (little bit hasn’t been weaned yet). Four little boys,five down … Continue reading

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have a passive aggressive holiday

As I have said before,I prefer outright defiance (sans violence) to passive aggression any day of the week. Unfortunately,my sixteen year old prefers passive aggression with a healthy dose of blaming others (primarily me) for his own actions thown into … Continue reading

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it isn’t about guns)

I will not pretend to be able to get my mind around the slaughter of innocents. I cannot do it. It is impossible for a “normal” thinking person with any sort of inner morrality to do so. I am also … Continue reading

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one doing much better,one still on the fence and one well on the way to a becoming a trainwreck

First the good stuff. My sixteen year old is motivated (at least he is verbalising motivation) to¬† promote in CAP. I am hoping he will follow through. He needs the affirmation. He and I visited a Lutheran Church this Sunday. … Continue reading

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too many thoughts in my head

Even though I haven’t been very good about blogging this past year,I still blog in my addled brain quite frequently. It is just that this past year has been somewhat horendous and many of those thoughts have been a bit … Continue reading

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