Let's see, big news from us lately...
Eagle has figured out how to roll over and scootch across the room (although he's not close to crawling, he is very mobile). He puts everything in his mouth so the babyproofing and obsessive cleaning up has begun!
Bear is, well, he's 3.
Wolf is going to be evaluated for aspergers this week. There have been markers and issues for years, but there was always something to blame it on (new baby, bullies, bad teacher, the list goes on and on). We always felt like if we could just find a new method to teach him ____ or to reinforce ____, or if we just showed a little more love...but what it comes down to is that there is something off and we can't just love him better, so with everythign else ruled out we're finally seeking a diagnosis. Part of me is glad that this was the last resort, but a bigger part of me is sad that it has taken us so long to realize that this was what we needed to do. Hopefully it will help. I really want to blog the whole thing to share with the world about how even the most attentive parents can totally miss it (since aspergers is so high functioning), but I dont' want to violate my son's privacy by posting on my blog because a lot of people that we know irl read it and I dont' want him stigmatized about it... I'm finding that my own perceptions about the whole autism thing are changing rapidly now that I'm realizing it's so close to home, but he has had enough struggles, he doesn't need to be singled out on this too...
Hmm, maybe I should write a post on blogher. That's an idea.
And DH got pink-slipped. We knew it was possible, but it's frustrating and stressful. We're not really telling the whole world, but I figure I can trust you ladies to not talk to anyone I know irl
There are at least a couple of positions here in Homer which he is applying for (one each at the high school, middle school, and alternative high school). Thankfully his principal has been very straight with him, and told him that there are nearly 20 applicants for the position at the HS, and that some of them are tenured people so he *has* to give them interviews, although apparently some of them are not even 'highly qualified' in the subject area, and DH is, so hopefully that gives him a one up. He also interviewed for a position in Eagle River, and he interviews today for one in Soldotna...so we'll just see. We felt like being brought to homer was an answer to prayer, so we figured we'd be staying (and we sure don't want to move!) but I guess we just have to wait and see what happens next.
So yeah, I'm juggling a lot right now. On the entertaining side, yesterday we switched internet providers (cheaper). I went through the whole setup thing and restarted everything and it didn't work. So I did it all again, then went through the troubleshooting list in the guide...still not working, so I called tech support. She started taking me through the setup again (I was feelign annoyed at that point because I'd been through it twice, right?) and then I noticed something...my username (which is MY NAME) was misspelled. Yeah, I couldn't get online because I misspelled my own name, and didn't notice it. Then I didn't notice it AGAIN. The tech support lady was very nice and didn't laugh at me. Betcha she lost it to giggles as soon as we hung up though.