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Wednesday, 10/29/14

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This has been an up and down day thanks to "Storm Isaac". He was doing great until he refused to ask for help on a math problem. Took him 15 minutes to finally ask and then after I helped him he just shut down and wouldn't hear anything while discussing a new grammar topic. I closed the books and stopped his school day. Shortly after it was time to head to his counseling session and the transformation was interesting. I took a fuming boy and as soon as the counselor was nearing us he turned around and became all smiles and happiness. Just performance mode combined with "I get to do what I want to now." I will say I don't like how many counselors just let the client lead the sessions...especially when they are a 10 year old spectrum child. Just seems to be a waste of time. After our next evaluation we may stop. We'll see.

The afternoon returned to stormy mode even after one of his favorite lunches at Taco Time. Tonight it got worse when Maegann's new scooter arrived as his is still sitting in the box waiting for him to work off his consequence. He has to get through his 2 mile run on Saturday with physical therapy and tomorrow and Saturday must have good behavior/attitude to earn it. Hopefully one day he will see how his behaviors affect things. Anyway...glad he chose to go with his dad on an errand so we could both get a break.

Something that makes me smile....

These sweet faces wanting to come inside.

Tomorrow... trainer, school and then I get an evening out for a doTerra gathering.

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NELLIEC 10/29/2014 9:36PM

    It does sound wearing!

And I agree, that it is nice to see sweet doggy faces wanting to come in!

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Tuesday, 10/28/14

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Going on 7 p.m. and finally having time to sit down and do my tracking and sparking for the day.

I was up and at 'em for the training session this morning and once again Rocky had pulled his back out, but he came and worked out on the foam roller while barking commands for interval training. "Plank!" "Bridge!" "Squats!" I did some other things too, but this was the bulk of our 30 minutes. At the end he told me to come get him after my stretching as it was weigh-in day. Gulp! I was thrilled...down 12 on their scale! He was so excited for me and I think it helped him to know for sure that even with my moans and groans about the muscles and fatigue that I am working at making a change. One more session with him until he heads to Spain for a long vacation in November. I need to confirm whether there is a fill-in trainer or if I'm on my own until December. I'm good either way.

Once home and breakfast was done we all got our household chores finished and then we started school. Kenzie came for Isaac (physical therapy) at 10 so I had about an hour or so of quiet while Maegann was working upstairs to finish up the co-op stuff before tackling anything else. The "anything else" was folding laundry, making some phone calls and then wanting to Spark. Didn't plan on the internet going down in the afternoon. LOL Found out that they were doing upgrade maintenance in our area. You would think they would notify you before instead of after. Just thankful it is back up and running.

Tomorrow.... school, Maegann's orthodontic check, Isaac's counseling and lunch out. Appears the morning is jam packed! Betting some of the school and chores will have to happen in the afternoon.

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/29/2014 11:41AM

    Sounds like the trainer sessions are working! Congrats on the loss Janet!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/29/2014 8:42AM

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EBEAMS 10/28/2014 9:39PM

    Sounds like your schedule is full but flexible which is the best part of making a schedule. Certain things are "have to's" but being able to shift things around is a huge stress reliever! I'm guessing you'll be knocking things off your list left and right!

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NELLIEC 10/28/2014 9:31PM

    Yes, it would be nice to know ahead of time that they are doing maintenance. Nothing like getting frustrated that the internet is not working!

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Monday, 10/27/14

Monday, October 27, 2014

What a day! I am thoroughly exhausted and it is now 9:30, Dancing with the Stars is playing and I'm finally sparking. I took a nap once home because I couldn't deal with everything without some rest. Couldn't get my brain to shut down, but at least felt a bit rested.

Co-op was good, but it was full of "stuff" that came home with me to be dealt with in the email that goes out each week. Wasn't huge stuff, but so many little things become huge. LOL I still have more to do, but the worst of it is dealt with.

Tomorrow I am already wondering how I will get through the trainer time. Shoulder blades, right shoulder muscle, leg muscles.... still bothering to different degrees. I will just be honest with Rocky and see what he can do to help.

Other than the trainer is school with the kiddos and nothing else on the schedule so should be able to get co-op and some other paperwork items out of the way for the week.

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/28/2014 1:09PM

    Hope your day goes well! Hang in there!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/28/2014 10:09AM

    Hope all goes well and smoother for you today.

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NELLIEC 10/27/2014 11:59PM

    I'm glad that tomorrow your schedule sounds light enough you can get some paperwork details taken care of!

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Sunday, 10/26/14

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I was hoping for a quiet day and I did receive that, but I hadn't asked to wake up emotionally locked and loaded. Ugh! Finally got the majority of it under control by mid afternoon thankfully. Not sure what caught me, but the emotion I landed on was feeling like there is no way of being a priority. Just going to the gym a few times a week is not what I call being a priority when that is at best 90 minutes out of the week. I also found it crazy that this hit today after I've had a fun week with lots of time out away from home. I have been applying my essential oils more often and can feel the difference within minutes.

I also took time this afternoon to go get my hair trimmed and purchase some office supplies that we needed. Once home I got busy on the last minute co-op stuff for tomorrow and then enjoyed "Biggest Loser" and now an episode of "Property Brothers." The time by myself has been helpful this afternoon even though it feels a little selfish. Right now Maegann is off with her dad doing a couple things and Isaac is watching the Pittsburgh game and keeps me updated on the score.

Still fighting the muscle aches in my legs from Thursday's squats. I tell you what...20 minutes of those was way too much! LOL The stretching several times a day has been very helpful and at least it isn't as painful to walk up the stairs now.

Tomorrow... co-op is the only thing on the schedule. I think that will be plenty!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/27/2014 10:45AM


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MUSICMOMOF2 10/27/2014 9:37AM

    Hugs Janet! I don't think that you should feel selfish at all. You have so much coming at you that you deserve that time to yourself. Hope everything goes smoothly today!

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KEEPITUP62 10/26/2014 8:41PM

    Hope the muscle pain will be gone tomorrow. Stretching it out does help.
Maybe there is a full moon on the rise that prompted your emotional side.

Glad you have remained under control in spite of it. Keep up the greatwork.

Susan emoticon

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LEANIE64 10/26/2014 8:16PM

    I love this scripture has helped me countless times..Hope you are out of your funk and doing better this afternoon.

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NELSONCHERYL59 10/26/2014 8:06PM

    i woke up in a funk today too. i had no motivation to do anything; i didn't even go to church. i sat around feeling bla for a while, listened to church on tv and then finally got up and did a few things.
i think that the changing seasons has a lot to do with it for me. the weather is getting colder. the sun is hiding more. the barometer is fluxuating a lot, which contributes to more aches and pains. and my emotions are much more eratic, and depressed.
i take vitamin D 2-6,000 IU's daily. exercise helps and boosts my feel good neurotransmitters...
but, there are just some days when i do not want to do anything. and those are the days when i usually do more emotional eating and have a don't care attitude.

kudos to you for getting yourself up and going, and doing things.
good for you for the work you are doing at the gym and the goals that you are setting.
keep up the good stuff.

ps. i am not familiar with essential oils. please share some info with me. do they help with depression and stuff too?
i go to an herbalist and use herb teas and tinctures for depression. are esential oils similar just topical and olfactory?

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NELLIEC 10/26/2014 7:50PM

    I'm glad the stretching is helping!

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Saturday, 10/25/14

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Whew! That was a wild and crazy couple of days!

Friday was a lot of fun though. School went smoothly, got Maegann off to the teen party (had mixed reviews afterwards) and then I headed to meet a couple ladies regarding doTerra essential oils. Enjoyed a Pumpkin Spice steamer while I was at the coffee shop too. I wasn't sure if I was going to make Mom's Night after all as Tim had another episode about 40 minutes before I was supposed to leave. He was working outside and almost passed out. Blood pressure was up high and we finally got him to eat some grapes and drink water. About 30 minutes later he was able to get into the house and stay on the sofa. I left giving Maegann orders to text me if I needed to come home as I was only 5 minutes away. Never did hear from her, but when I got home around 10 he told me he didn't remember anything until about 8pm so he'd lost 3 hours of memory. Wow. I did enjoy Mom's Night Out and all the yummy pumpkin offerings that we had there! My ice cream went well in the homemade Pumpkin Chai tea.

This morning I was out like usual for Bountiful Basket and groceries. Had Maegann with me today though as the boys were helping a family move before going to get grandpa. Maegann needed to stay with me as she is babysitting a hamster and that was being delivered about 10:30 and then we were off to the birthday party for the little guy she sits for. We stayed for about 2 hours and then left. Party was still going at the fun center. I will say it was interesting watching over a dozen spectrum kiddos bowling and enjoying the pizza and birthday presents. Did offer me the glimpse that our life is "easy" with Isaac. Wow.

I finished up the finances and did find the discrepancy that had been lurking for months. Just hadn't had time to compare the computer to the bank statements since we moved. Wish it had been in our favor. LOL

Tim got the door in the "playhouse" side of the shed hung and also lights working in both "rooms".

Only thing left is the siding and sofit, but that can wait until we get the driving lanes fixed up that come from the back yard to the street on grass that is very sunken from the cement and gravel trucks this summer. Really looking nice outside!

Now we're getting ready to just enjoy some TV before the kiddos head to bed. We are all very tired.

Tomorrow... church and getting ready for co-op.

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DOROTHYBERO 10/27/2014 10:44AM

    see - the grass is not alwasy greener on the other side - lol. Glad you had a good mommys night out. Hope Tim is feeling better.,

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/26/2014 7:42AM

    Hope you are able to relax today!

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NELLIEC 10/25/2014 11:16PM

    Yes, as they say autism is a spectrum. It is nice to realize that you do "have it easy."

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