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Thursday, April 19, 2012

I am so freaking exhausted! I need a nap, but, we have our first ever classmate/new friend over and she is absolutely LOVING it here in Crazyville. From the time I met this quiet, sweet little thang I actually was worried we'd overwhelm her with our vivaciousness. We almost have her exhausted.

Good. I need her edible dimpled face to get out! Then I can go to bed and leave everything to the Giant Teen, just for tonight.

This trying to conform to a Morning Person thing is going to do me in.
I now do my WEEKLY physical activity in ONE DAY according to my Tracker. I need to escort my kids to and from school (as I mentioned previous we have a convicted repeat pedophile that the police keep surveillance on, but, I'm NOTleaving anything to chance. If they can keep almost 24 hr/7day a week watch on the guy, he must be a threat). Not good. I am so tired. I haven't been changing my intake to compensate. I have to recaliber that because tonight, I blindly ate cookies like they were my oxygen. I need energy. I need a nap, but, I can't leave 6 kids unsupervised while my 16 hr day hubby tries to sleep his whole 5 hours.

Sleep deprivation from SLeep Party crashers emoticon

EDIT: The point of the blog was not supposed to be about how exhausted I was or about the neighbourhood loser. No, it was supposed to be to say that the meeting with my son's teacher tonight went well. He now has a Special Education Teacher. They're putting him on a Personalized Learning Plan for his literacy. He has Ontario Grade 3 "Finals" (huge province wide standardized testing ). They're issuing him a scribe and a computer that speaks to him. Hearing impairment was discussed as a possible impediment ( I had already had him tested, so, now they'll be looking at dyslexia). His math is exemplary.

Overall, looks good, but, I can't tell cuz I am so exhausted I am cross-eyed.

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    No more COOKIES, Liz! If you can't control the portions, stop eating them altogether, honey. Sugar Detox! You know dis stuff! ;)

Hurray for your son and the good meeting and that he is going to have support for that test with the computer and scribe. Yay! Good luck to him on that big annoying test. And hurray for his great math skills!

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NANHBH 4/24/2012 5:41PM

    WOW, lots on your plate right now. Hope you have caught up on your sleep by now.

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TEXASFILLY 4/21/2012 9:51AM

    emoticonHope you've gotten some rest, sweetie. Congrats on your son getting what he needs in school. Of course, I have a huge problem with "standardized" testing because I'm an advocate of multiple intelligences (witness your son's exemplary math). Take it one day at a time~ you'll adjust just fine. Love ya, gal~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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LEIAMLOW 4/20/2012 12:41AM

    Mmmmmmm, now I am really craving oreos. emoticon

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LENKA763 4/19/2012 11:56PM

    night cookies :)

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MNOT2THICK 4/19/2012 11:11PM

    Woman, step away from the cookies and go to bed. Are you asleep??? emoticon

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DAWNFIRE72 4/19/2012 10:35PM

    Hope you get some rest soon.

Have they tested your son for high functioning autism? Just curious because my nephew had great marks in math and science but couldn't read until he was in grade 5.

Hope things go well with the transition to regular school vs home school.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/19/2012 9:03PM

    hope you can get a good nights sleep/rest. Good luck. emoticon

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JOYINKY 4/19/2012 8:46PM

    I hope you rest well tonight! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 4/19/2012 8:36PM

    I'm so glad your son is getting the help he needs! That's fantastic. Those accommodations can make a world of difference.
Hope you can get to bed early and get a full night's sleep.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/19/2012 8:35PM

    Hope you get some much needed rest tonight. emoticon That is great that they are working with your baby to really help him. When Jess was in school they didn't want to help as much as they wanted me to medicate him..err But that was forever ago.

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CHUBRUB3 4/19/2012 7:53PM

    You are a great Mom.
You and your kids will adjust, sleep will eventually happen and those evil cookies will no longer call your name.

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RUNNERRACHEL 4/19/2012 7:43PM

    Whew! A lot to deal with. Good job on getting it all done. Get some rest. You're doing a great job!

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    I'm sorry you're so exhausted, but glad to hear the good news about how much help your son will be getting!

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WINNIE1978 4/19/2012 6:55PM

    I hope you adjust to the new schedule and get some rest very soon!

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OREGONLAUREL 4/19/2012 6:48PM

    sounds like a great start for your son with the school system. part of my break from SP was due to the exhausitng process of getting our middle girl diagnosed with her neurological and learning disorders. our school has been a PITA to work with... giving us the run-around, indicating that *WE* are the problem (lack of discipline from home), etc... kind of ironic that you have been revving up to put your kids IN school and I am preparing to bring 2/3 of mine HOME. :) we are switching from our neighborhood schools for the current 3rd & 5th grader to a charter school in the neighboring county that is based on a classical education and they are in class one day a week and the rest of the work is done at home. It's kind of like homeschooling with training wheels. ;)

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_JODI404 4/19/2012 6:06PM

    Wishing you a REALLY GREAT night's sleep Liz!

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Is It Friday YET?! D.P.F!!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I'm a 'Bobby' Girl..."
Duchess is going to be heisting my computer with her classmate and I just plain ol' felt like doin' DPF.
I need Friday, now.

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    I really enjoyed seeing you dance and play with your little daughter. :) Isn't that kind of strength training fun and useful? :) I do that with my son once in awhile, though I haven't swung him around by his arms due to some strange fear that I'll pull his arms out of their sockets if I do that. Can you assure me that would never happen or is it a real worry? I just don't know. You have some awesome moves. I really wonder if I will be able to move my body so smoothly and elegantly when I get down to my ideal weight. I hope so! But in any case, I have fun trying and dancing getting there. :) OH yeah, and I haven't heard that song in AGES!

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NANHBH 4/24/2012 5:39PM

    Too cute! At first, I thought you both had the same t-shirt on.

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TEXASFILLY 4/21/2012 9:45AM

    Awww~ how sweet y'all are~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LENKA763 4/20/2012 11:34PM

    ADORABLE...both of you!

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MNOT2THICK 4/19/2012 11:44PM

    Can we clone you? Looks like so much fun. She is truly adorable. I want to go back in time and request a mommy like you, headaches and all, you are awesome!! emoticon

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KATHYD82 4/19/2012 4:24PM

    Looks like a lot of fun!!!!! I love the moves your daughter is doing on the funny! Thanks for the spunky fun music and dancing. I need to get my buns moving too!! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/19/2012 4:11PM

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I*AM*BLESSED 4/19/2012 3:56PM

    How sweet! Baby Girl gets to spend time with Mommy...creating priceless memories!

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MOSTMOM1 4/19/2012 3:00PM

    That looked highly inappropriate. LOL!
Aw, baby girl is such a cutie. The Running Man, on the floor! Doesn't that kid get dizzy?
Apparently not.
That was FUN.
I needed a break. Thanks for that.
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What's a Diva to Do?!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Bobby, I seriously thought I would be bored when the kids were at school. You know, kinda like a Mental Health Vacay."

"ROFL, HUGS & KISSES!" emoticons over Yahoo messenger were my hubby's responses to my revelation.

He was aware of what I do around here and he is currently doing two full-time jobs (16 hours of work, not including commute). I was distracted by my other unpaid occupation, Referee, and I missed the details. I wonder if I can include Bomb Squad on that list of duties as well?

No matter.

My day is spent trying to conform to Morning People Purgatory. It's been swell. Being that I adore being a Night Owl. I feel like a vampire being tossed out on a beach at the noon hour.

I had the Principal at the school chide me saying, "Well, what are you going to be doing with allllll this time you'll have on your hands?"

I wanted to simultaneoulsy slap her, step on her and challenge her to a month. ONE MONTH in each others shoes. I have enough sense to know that I can not play delegating guru to all the snivelling parents and tweens she deals with in any given day. Seriously though it saddened me to the core the amount of disrespect that one sentence was laced with.

What is it to her if I did choose to waste my time as she implied? It is my time.

I told her that even though three of my five children were no longer being schooled at home that the care for the home and the two siblings that are not being educated at the public school remains. I was still homeschooling a high school student and raising my four year old.

Her response, "No, really you'll have so much more time. What are you going to do?"

I had two choices (that were legal). I could stand there and defend my career OR let it go. I can't cure idiocy.

I chose the latter.

I chose to smile and nod. Friends. Smile and nod. My kids were shocked. They know my usual response at this point is, "Ya, I just sit on my butt and pop bon bons allllll day and watch soap operas (I don't have cable)."

My absolute favourite quote is from author C.S.Lewis,

My absolute favourite book that encourages me in my unpaid profession is, "Professionalizing Motherhood" by Jill Savage.

I needed those reminders that I have every right to take pride in my unpaid profession. My husband works two full-time jobs for this privilege and he couldn't be prouder of the job that I do with our family. Who is she or any of the other vicious women to rain on my joy?

So for those with an interest in the Domestic Diva World, this is my life:
Laundry will be getting caught up...I'm going through sizes (again...the 8 year old is in size 12's....seriously?!! Stop with the growing kids!!)

I'm going through Winter Stuff. Washing, Drying, blah, blah, blah...(if Ontario decides on a season this can go lot smoother!). This is my Mud Room/Entry. I have a beautiful Butter Yellow and once I have this area organized I am painting it!

Same room and further proof that my house need me on Maid Duty...

The boys' room is pink. Ya, about that....

Sarah's Room, needs Maid and Painter...

Since Diva-Tween has packed off to school for the last three days she has forgotten to feed her kitty. Good thing I have not.

You were right Lisa about Cruzer doing the poop-in-the-house thing to help the kids smell their way home because he thought they were lost. He did it again today. It has been so much fun!

The dishwasher died two years ago so we use it for our Tupperware cupboard...dishes seem never ever to be "DONE"!

Well, there's my day in a nutshell...gotta go eat Bon Bons.

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TEXASFILLY 4/21/2012 9:41AM

    What an arrogant principal! You're a great Mom, so don't sweat the idiots in this world, sunshine. *hugs* C. S. Lewis was right. You are incredible. God bless~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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WINNIE1978 4/19/2012 7:22PM

    Way to go with the restraint! Sometimes it's better to just be the bigger person... and like you said, you can't cure idiocy!

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    First of all, I have a working dishwasher and my kitchen looks much worse than yours at this very moment.
Also, I think it's wise that you respect the demands of her job. Maybe at some point she'll learn to show respect for the demands of yours, too. So much of life is about perspective!

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NANHBH 4/18/2012 10:18PM

    I think you should have told her that you were going to practice hooping so that you can go to Vegas and be in a stage show! Work at home/home schooling mom's ROCK! Love the C. S. Lewis quote.
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MIBELLALUNA 4/18/2012 8:44PM

    OHHHHHH......woman! I can't help you out there. Can you imagine what people think of an ask ME? WIth no real job AND no kids!? AND my house is always messy!? AND my husband likes to get the groceries because he cooks them.......dang, come to think of it, what do I do all day? Oh yeah, I remember, I am in "Goddess Training" (seriously that is the sales pitch on the workout dvds I have, HOW COULD I NOT BUY INTO THAT???ROLF)

Well, heck, I better get up and do something useful now, dang it.....

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KALLIOPE_CATES 4/18/2012 7:59PM

    my mom was a stay at home mom too, and people always used to say those things to her too. You dont get paid to go to jury duty, you dont claim anything on your taxes...etc...i couldnt find the link off hand, but there are constant studies about what your time is actually worth. How much would it cost to hire a chef, a chauffeur, a maid, a constant really adds up! you did the right thing by holding your tongue!! as long as your kids and your man know all you do, screw everyone else!!!

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MNOT2THICK 4/18/2012 6:02PM


You should have waved your magic wand or rubbed your genie lamp to show her your house gets clean, food gets purchased, dishes, and all of the things you do to beautify and maintain your home. In addition to being the parent at home for 5 children, 5 different personalities, needs, activities and wants. Some people, emoticon.

Live your life Liz, as long as you and yours are happy and comfortable, DO YOU. There are soo many who would pass judgement by word and or deed. emoticon

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MKPRINCESS007 4/18/2012 5:48PM

    I think JOYINKY is on to something.....she was looking for a way to pull you in to help out at the school! That would be my guess too! She could have just come out and said it and saved the obnoxious questioning but.....oh well, her loss. Now you are insulted. I would be too. Just remember, its probably more about her than it is about you.

I personally don't know how you do it! Having that many people to keep track of would be more than my brain could handle. I give you the award for AWESOME DIVA a long time ago. I was at home for 7 years, and honestly, working outside the home is easier! There were times that being at work felt like a vacation! NOT KIDDING.

So, I know of what you speak, and it is darn hard work. YOU ROCK!

Love ya, Lizzy!

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MOSTMOM1 4/18/2012 4:40PM

    People are starting to ask me the same thing. I usually give the standard, "more time for editing" answer. I think I'm going to come up with a new answer. Think, think, think...

Possible Answers:
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to destroy the space/time continuum, wreak havoc on the free world and, eventually, achieve world domination.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to build a life-size replica of the Parthenon with Saltine crackers.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to write the Great Suburban Novel.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to train as a NASCAR pit crew tire ninja.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to train as an actual ninja.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to prepare for Chubb's and Pudding's next presidential campaign.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to build a scaled model of the Statue of Liberty with mini marshmallows.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to write an opera, entirely cast with guinea pigs.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to film a sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, entirely cast with guinea pigs.
-I'm planning on using all my extra time to reshoot Titantic, entirely cast with guinea pigs.

Thank you for asking.
(I'm thinking Option #1 is looking pretty good.)

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JSTHIESS 4/18/2012 4:18PM

    I am proud of your restraint! Way to go! I am fairly certain i may have had a moment where i would have snapped. Why do people have to be so insensitive? I hope that she gets a clue! i like your sarcasm:)

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BIGGEEKDAD 4/18/2012 3:40PM

    No jury of your peers would have convicted you.

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JOYINKY 4/18/2012 3:03PM

    I truly think your principal was looking for a ''Volunteer" for the school! Hoping to cash in on some of that time she's imagining you have. I was a stay at home Mom and it wore me out doing class parties, chaperoning field trips, signing and holding neighbors deliveries and occasionally watching their kids. My daughters take time from work to be able to do those things or found a way to be home in the early years; I know that's not always possible. There is no "spare time" when you have kids at home. I really admire what you and your husband are doing; I'd do it again in a heartbeat! Hugs.

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MOM23ES 4/18/2012 2:56PM

    Love it!! Can't tell you how many times I have had people say the same thing to me. I use to try and justify everything like the choice I have made is somehow unworthy ..... I have been home 6 years now and I no longer justify myself to anyone. I run my home, a little small business and my children's lives to the best of my ability and poo on anyone who thinks I should have used that MBA any better!

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LEIAMLOW 4/18/2012 2:40PM

    I am constantly amazed at how blatantly rude some people can be. And I am so sick of the stigma that SAHM/WAHM do nothing all day but watch bad television! My house looks similar to yours and I only have one little spawn to wreak havok. I call her Hurricane Z.
But seriously, what are you going to do with all your time...? JUST KIDDING! DON"T HURT ME! lol! You are a Goddess! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/18/2012 1:19PM

    From one mom slave to another, the work is never done. It may be postponed or ignored but there is always plenty to do. Four of my five are grown and gone and I still have plenty to keep me busy plus I enjoy the privilege of me time after 27 years of being wife and mom. Never ever ever apologize for your life choices.

My husband like yours has worked his tooty off so I could stay at home. We will never be among the rich and famous and no I'm not going to work so we can have more. A common question posed to me especially since the kiddos are mostly grown. My husband my home an my garden are my world and I like it.

Embrace whatever choices you make. They are yours to be made. Don't let anyone minimize who you are. You are a diva in so many ways. emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 4/18/2012 1:07PM

Love your blog Liz. I so get the disrespect too.
I have 2 home business's and one child (nothing compared with your 5), and all that entails with a family. Had one person ask where I worked and as soon as I started to say at home (no further details) she turned her back and walked away. Now how is that for disrespect?!
You are doing great! And I wish you well in catching up with things, I still aim to try.

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I*AM*BLESSED 4/18/2012 1:07PM

    emoticonYou Diva, you...Shame on you for not holding down 2 full time jobs...wait a minute...ALONG with your measly household chores...just say'n.

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Hippy Heart?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

randomness divine...and that blasted hearing aid bit the bisquit.

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    You know when you tried to show us dude in trench coat, we saw just a white light? LOL! Ah well. Sorry the dog is being so difficult right now. Dogs do not understand.


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    OMG how I have missed these vlogs. So exciting that the kids are back in school..but when did that happen and why? Yeah baby, I so have to catch up in your life. Poor dog...missing his little children! You had me cracking up today with this vlog, your life is always so interesting and lol on drooling over your hubby all weekend long...awesome!

Have a beautiful day girl~!


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    You have a translator that hangs outside your window? Can I borrow them? Do they do dishes to? :D
And it is cute, and gross at the same time that Cruizer thinks you've lost your children so leaves "reminders" at the door for you :D
Your nails are getting long girl, when should we go next?
Love YOU :D

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/18/2012 7:18AM

    Next time I take a pic instead of video...I added the other dude's pic to the other vlog...He was there Shel...Honest! it was weird!
YEs...their host, WAY understimated us. tsk tsk.
I gotta go put on my face so |I can complete with the secretary when I drop my kids off at school...HOLY schedule SHOCK! here...twitch twitch...I'll be back (be sure to use Arny voice)

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MOSTMOM1 4/18/2012 7:11AM

    The broom looks like it wants to dance.

HEY--NOT my fault! I think it took over an hour for my vlog to load too. I think SP's video host vendor people have underestimated the vloggitude of the SP community.

Your weather is spastic.
Poor Cruzer. He's trying to adjust. Send him to school and leave him with the secretary. Maybe she'd enjoy the company. Plus, she could bedazzle him.
Hmm, our school district doesn't do that. We have deadlines and due dates, much to my son's chagrin.

HAHAHAHA--riiiiiight. There's a dude in a trench coat. (says the woman, as she shows her viewing audience a blinding white light) Run toward the light, dude in the trench coat; run toward the light!

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NANHBH 4/17/2012 11:35PM

    Fabulous musings, as usual! Thanks for sharing.

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MIBELLALUNA 4/17/2012 9:36PM

    Ok, deep breathe, compassion for the poor doggy. Ya gotta go, ya gotta go. I know cats have been known to 'mark' the bed or anything else when their owners go away, it's their way of trying to help them find their way home! Not sure if dogs do that. You need to redirect him, get him some of those toys that you put the treat inside of and he has to figure out how to get it out. Don't forget, he protects you! :0 No killing! haha

Your new pic is awesome, as are you!! Geez, at your height and weight ratio, to catch up I need to get down to about 120 or less!! Man, I gotta get with it.....

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ASRMOM 4/17/2012 7:00PM

    Yeah!!! I held on long enough!

Hey, I do back vlogs--only of yours though. You are the main one that vlogs and I can't see them on my tablet. :( But I simply must know what my Diva Peep is doing!

So what does the Diva do with her time now that the kids are off (besides scooping poo). Transitions are always hard--especially when it comes to my time.

I hope you take some time to consider what You want and/or need and fit it into the time before it is filled with things that don't fill you!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/17/2012 6:10PM

    We had a temperature drop also but nothing compared to yours...burrr Too cold for this ole gal.

So glad your babies are loving school and you are adjusting. Too bad your pup is not. I think he and Chester should go to the SPCA together. There is nothing that Chester won't chew. He ate my brand new stretchy shirt, a ball cap, a log, socks, a water bottle, an old pudding cup...I could go on but I'll spare you. Remie is being a good boy. Could be because I find he can do know wrong? emoticon

Hope you and yours have a wonderful evening. I've got to pull the fish from the freezer and start on dinner.

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LEIAMLOW 4/17/2012 5:49PM

    My vlog from yesterday took almost 2 hours to load. :( I will keep checking back for you chica!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/17/2012 5:35PM

    I blaming this one on Shel...her SuperVlog is hogging all the SparkJuice...(Yes, I have no shame)

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/17/2012 5:34PM

    I got tired of fighting the never ending load. I broke down and put two on youtube.
Hope your's loads soon. emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/17/2012 5:23PM

    I can't even remember what I vlogged...sheesh.

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ASRMOM 4/17/2012 5:15PM

    "Hold on. Your video is almost available." I am holdin' on!! emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/17/2012 5:01PM

    one hour upload? Hmmmm...

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Good Morning

Monday, April 16, 2012

No call from the school. I guess Dutchess has not succeeded in takin it over (yet). It is still early.

I'm not reloading this vlog...I was listening to itunes while uploading...hence the bad audio syncing. (Note to self...don't do that.)

From homeschool to Public.
Katie started it.
It's probably the boys, but, we'll give her the benefit of the doubt and believe her when she says it's the Phys. Ed. that she's gaga about. She's a tad competitive and she can whip everybody's butt here, so, she needs to move onto greener pastures. The younger boys followed along once the option was opened to them. Sarah will go in the fall. She's hanging around here with me so I don't go into complete Culture Shock.
I've been contemplating this change since Migraine Mayhem of '11 and I was spending 2-3/5 days a week in agony in a dark room. It's nigh impossible to education children, care for them and be a loving human being when you want to die. I'm a lot better now, but, the damage from that much pain has left a feeling of overall weakness and bruising. I feel very mentally fragile.
I jumped on this transition like a Diva on a Diamond. ;)
Yes, it is my dream to teach my children at home, but, I know that 'paper thin' feeling.

By enrolling them this week instead of waiting until September as I had originally intended, my Joseph has a 7 month advantage and a personal E.A. A student in his very grade is moving this week. Because Jojo is mild (un-diagnosed aspergers with a severe speech impediment) if we waited until the fall it would be November until everything would be in the works (by everything, I mean therapists). With this student moving and leaving a vacancy, Jojo has the advantage of a Educational Assistant to help him transition and leap on his speech work. It was a miracle. No therapists were willing to help him at home once he hit school age. I was not able to help him any further.
I was concerned for David and his reluctancy with reading and the entered him in to keep with his peer group, when we met his class they were all sweet little kids and my anxiety was completely deflated. His teachers all were kind and looked as though they were all ready to equip and not belittle.
Katie is 3 years ahead in the math they are teaching and is convinced she is ready for "Mensa International"...

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    70 lbs gone in a year!!!!! WTH!!!!!!
I'm so jealous!!!! I love that you have done that, I'm so proud.
Moms like 5'6/5'7..... And she is scary for a little lady isnt she, lol :D
But NO FASTING (to loose weight)!!!!!!
Are you complaining about having a bony butt because you're thin?????? NO WAY!!!!

And the Cotton Candy Jam ROCKS!!!!
A Pink sweater that says "GO COUGARS!!!" would rock...

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MIBELLALUNA 4/17/2012 8:52PM

    Oh girrlllllllllllllllllllll...I''m so jelly!! I am so close to getting into the size 10 jeans I bought for motivation but lately I'm pretty sure they are getting tighter, I can get in them and zip 'em but I can't sit down and have a heckl of a muffin top! haha

OMG, with your long legs, Capri's have to be super cute!! I'm freaking 5' 2" but NO ONE will ever know it! Even my sneakers have some height, even after I broke my ankle on my PLATFORM sneakers I went back to wearing them for awhile! haha

You absolutely and with completely innocent intentions MUST get and wear a cougar sweatshirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, give me the school website and I will SO get one! haha

I'm proud of you for letting the kids go to public school. Iknow that has to be scary in lots of ways but I bet they will be awesomely acclimated in no time!
(P.S I'm resubscribing AGAIN to everyone since SP won't keep me updated, they hate me...they really hate me.....haha)

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NAVYMOM133 4/17/2012 12:57PM

    emoticon I can't hear you! Is this old age?? Nooooooo!! I can hear some bits and pieces. That's not the quiet you're talking about though! Congrats on size 10!! Hugs to you as the kids and you make this transition!

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LEIAMLOW 4/17/2012 12:27AM

    You are sooooo adorable! I love your vlogs! Hope the quietness gets easier for you! Way to go on size 10!!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/16/2012 10:45PM

    Still size ten since we met Angel, just awesome that something for my daughter endd up for moi! Guys, I'm toooo tired to do a "Tonight" Vlog...I' do one after Gigantor goes to the dentist and they try to steal all my money...
Nan, thanks for being SO awesomely supportive about my does look like it's going to be really good for them schoolwise...
I want to talk to you guys (really bad, but, I hafta to go to bed I'm so tired...)

Tea, hee caugh that I was all for making my mama my slave and 'that' was okay...hee hee...
Shel, no pencils, BUT, OH GUESS What?! When we were part of the church plant in town 3 of Katie's classmates recognized her and friended her right away. She's Lil' Miss. Popular!!!

I'm so pooched tired. Nite-nite guys!

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 4/16/2012 10:01PM

    seems quiet..
hang in there!
10 steaks?

I think you've been a size 10 the whole time I've been following you, haven't you - a few months?

And WOOOOHOOOOO to the 70 lbs gone!

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NANHBH 4/16/2012 7:55PM

70 pounds to the curb - WOOT!

Your kids are so smart. You've been a great teacher to them.

Love the cute flats!

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MNOT2THICK 4/16/2012 6:59PM

    emoticonand emoticonon your size 10!!! I am so happy for JoJo getting in and being blessed with perfect timing for him to get all of his needs met. emoticon, no you do not want everyone else to be slim and trim like you, but, but you do want free labor emoticon. Love it!!!

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MOSTMOM1 4/16/2012 1:29PM

    Wow, it really IS quiet there! Wait, is Gigantor still there? I thought I heard him.
EEEEEEE TEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO to the HOO!!!!!!!!!!
Nah, you can do it without fasting. No prob.
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Whoa, Nana is pretty tall to me. She would be the Hobbit Queen.
COUGAR!!! ROFL!!!! Tell them you're willing to dress up like the school mascot. Bwahahahaha
Honey, she's a school secretary. She probably needs the sparkle, to counteract the effects of that many sweaty, noisy children in one building. Does she have a bazillion pencils in her hair, like the chick on Ferris Bueller? Save Ferris!
I bet the kiddos are having a great day and will have all kinds of stuff to tell you when they get home.

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CHUBRUB3 4/16/2012 12:50PM

    Yes, Yes, I am out here... (sounds really echoey)
The kids will settle in well, praying it all goes smoothly. they will love the interaction with the other kids. Don't worry about their clothes, I am sure you have them dressed nicely.
Congrats on your size 10!!! So happy for you!!
Do you really find fasts to help you? I haven't done them and wonder if I should. I am a type 1 diabetic, don't know if I can.
We do feel more energetic as we lose that weight. Have to carry our own pillow for our skinny butts from now on.
LOL! You are so right they do think we want everyone to lose now. I truly do not judge, I know what it feels like to be judged and never want to make someone else feel that way.
LOL! A pink Cougar Sweatshirt?! Maybe we all need one!
Have a great day Liz,

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/16/2012 12:27PM

    emoticon emoticonAwesome on the new size. You've worked hard for it.

Are you enjoying the quiet or do you miss the busyness of all your babies at home? You'll soon begin to LOVE that quiet time trust me.

I eat my peanut butter sandwich with just peanut butter. emoticon Do you like smooth or crunchy? I'm a crunchy gal.

I follow your train and keep up but when the sound and mouth are doing two different things that is when I close my eyes. emoticon Just messin'. emoticon

Hope you have a super day and do NOT get that headache you felt coming on.

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