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post #21 of 507
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Ro spiked a 103+ fever a few hours ago... and I feel rotten. She was impossible to deal with today and I actually smacked her hand (she'd just slapped dd1's face hard enough to leave a mark, but still, hard to enforce a no hitting rule when a parent hits, right?). But she was probably going off like that because this virus was taking hold. I already felt bad, now I feel horrible! Poor kiddo spent the last few hours curled up in my lap. Which sent Tor down the path to screaming fussbutt.

It was one of those days I guess. But hopefully the month perks up. And on the thankful side, our grain mill arrived, we have a generator, and I placed an order for a really nice first aid kit (all courtesy of my mom). I was able to do most of the MM tasks for the day, I exercised, and it was sunny (but coooooold.... yesterday and today we ran the stove with nighttime temps in the 40s). I'd love a monsoon....
post #22 of 507
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This, right now. I'm losing my MIND from anxiety and stress. It's the end of a VERY long day, with a ds not on meds.
I just. can. not. believe. how. HYPER that kid can get. It makes my whole attitude all squirrely and I breathe shallow and my shoulders are all hunched and tight.
I am not all that mellow by nature, but boyoboy I am Buddha compared to my kid. He makes me SO, so antsy.
And he never, EVER shuts up. Constant movement, constant noise. I'm a silence kind of gal. Ye Gods. I like slow. And silent.
What in the world lesson did I not learn, or something? I thought I was a patient person.

Sigh. Thanks for listening.
post #23 of 507
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Ro spiked a 103+ fever a few hours ago... and I feel rotten. She was impossible to deal with today and I actually smacked her hand (she'd just slapped dd1's face hard enough to leave a mark, but still, hard to enforce a no hitting rule when a parent hits, right?). But she was probably going off like that because this virus was taking hold. I already felt bad, now I feel horrible! Poor kiddo spent the last few hours curled up in my lap. Which sent Tor down the path to screaming fussbutt.

It was one of those days I guess. But hopefully the month perks up. And on the thankful side, our grain mill arrived, we have a generator, and I placed an order for a really nice first aid kit (all courtesy of my mom). I was able to do most of the MM tasks for the day, I exercised, and it was sunny (but coooooold.... yesterday and today we ran the stove with nighttime temps in the 40s). I'd love a monsoon....
for you too.
post #24 of 507
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And he never, EVER shuts up. Constant movement, constant noise. I'm a silence kind of gal.
I totally get it. Even the professional (neuropsych) that is evaluating ds was a bit surprised (and wiped out) from ds's constant movement. So, I know we'll be adding the official diagnosis of ADHD to our growing list.
I, too, like quiet. Especially in the morning. The moment ds wakes up, he starts talking (with no concept of volume control.) It makes me want to crawl out of my skin.

Today was a rough day with my ds's behavior. The fact that I've felt queasy all day (and getting worse) doesn't help.

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It was one of those days I guess.
post #25 of 507
Happy July!!! Boy, how did that sneak up on me?!

We have been under a bit of stress here. DD1 was to the doc to discuss the possibility of some allergies to foods and dyes etc. Well, it didn't seem to look like a sensitivity issue to her and she is leaning towards a DX of ADHD. Soooo, we are processing. Anyhow, we have been setting up a the backyard as a play land for her to burn off some of her energies. Things work best here when she is moving at light-speed. Between her dance class and gym class we are BUSY! And we are changing up our diets toot-sweet. I never imagined sugar withdrawals would be so event-filled.

My 2 goals - I am being drawn towards the Quaker testimony of simplicity and want to more fully explore that. (and get our taxes done. I know but yadda-yadda, texas, adoption, sellling in-laws house, buying ours, moving, attachment issues, yadda-yadda.)

CLAY - would you PM me your list too of emergency preparedness supplies? I love that kind of stuff!
post #26 of 507
Thanks for the hug, FR I feel kind of spoiled after reading your post, Clay. I've got one hyper kid and you've got 3, with a sick one. I'm sorry

I made ds go in his room after our friends left, and stay there without making a single squeak for 10 minutes before I could face going in there. I don't know how he managed it.
I read to him for 10 minutes and then left him to go to sleep.

M got on webcam with me for a couple of minutes, after that He calms me right down when I'm feeling squirrely like that. He doesn't really DO anything. He just says 'Here I am; I'm here, baby" and I can breathe again

4 more days, mamas I can not WAIT to see him!

I have so much to do before I go. I have packing to do for ds's camping trip (which I thought was the 17th-24th but is the 12th-17th, so somehow he has to get there before I get home and then when I get home, *I* have to get ready to go-- I'm helping with cooking and whatnot to defray the cost of the camp for ds) and I have to pack for me to go to Boston and I have some grocery shopping to do, for while I'm gone, because the larder is bare (of fresh stuff, anyway), and...and...and... *pant, pant* !!
Oh, and I have to charge ds's pay-as-you-go phone up with minutes, and finish laundry, and....ye gods, I know I have it all written down, but I feel like I'm missing major stuff. Yikes.
Still. I am so ready to be in M's arms.

Then the day I get back from Boston I have to remember to tweak my TM before I head off to camping.
Not to mention all ds's insurance woes. Sigh.

Breathe in, breathe out.
post #27 of 507
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It was one of those days I guess.


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DD1 was to the doc to discuss the possibility of some allergies to foods and dyes etc. Well, it didn't seem to look like a sensitivity issue to her and she is leaning towards a DX of ADHD. Soooo, we are processing.
hon. They thought that with ds and found it was SPD. I like the idea of the play land for her. Ds never stands still so I have one spot in the home for him to spin in a constant circle, run, or jump. That's of course if we can't get outside.

I decided to make some homemade cornmeal blueberry muffins. They're sooooo good. And now my home smells awesome.
post #28 of 507
Clay- I wouldn't mind having your list.
I'd especially like to know which first aid kit you got.
post #29 of 507
Happy July!

This is the month of my middle guy's birthday. Because of that July always makes me smile. Theo will be 7 in a few weeks. He is my current hyper, never stops moving, never stops talking boy. His brother was once...but he's outgrown that and has begun settling into being an awesome young man...so I know there is light at the end of this particular tunnel.

Enjoying a reprieve from record temps here...it was actually cold the last few nights. But they are going back up tomorrow. Bummer. I really dislike summer. I love fall and spring and can tolerate winter, but summer, nope.
post #30 of 507
GUN- Keep researching to food allergies and get to a naturopath. My good friends's dd had some "issues" they were dealing with, and with the addition of some vitamins, elimination of different allergens, and some other techniques, they saw a huge change in her behavior, ability to focus and general mood.

Clay- thinking of you!

Maia-Can you give DS some heavy work, like weeding or moving things to help him calm his body and reorganize it? I know you said he whines/complains when asked to do the simplest things, but maybe helping you clean up the yard will help?

DOK- thinking of you!

Had a nice dinner with the kids and dh, had a nice spread of food and then watched Criminal Minds. Please remind me to not watch tv before bed. OK? I tossed and turned all night.

I picked up a few books at the Salvation Army- 1 spell book, and two books a=with the word Witch in the title. I will the titles once I get off my butt and grab them from the car.
post #31 of 507
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Mornin' all, quickie...

Ro still feverish, add throwing up all night to the list.
Tor feverish and covered with rash (roseola? I thought he had that last week, so maybe a food or contact allergy?)
Laia wanting to know why no one is snuggling her. Poor baby.

I got almost no sleep last night but am going to keep today as low key as possible. I'll PM my list (and post it on FB maybe). The first aid kit is the Red Cross approved 2 person/3 day kit. I'll round out the first aid bit with antihistamines, pepto, infant tylenol, TTO, various homeopathics, a bottle of honey, dried ginger, and a bottle of ACV. But it's a good basic kit.

And an odd message from the universe... I forwarded a few things on facebook today and each time the captcha has been "Allegra Balances". Neat!
post #32 of 507
and for all who need them!
I had click on multi-quotes but they vanished.

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Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country, still within the Empire, called Canada.[1][2][3] Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.
(Wikipedia )


I'm flying solo this week-end: DH is gone for the Firefighter's Competition and will come back Sunday night.

DD2 is already missing her dad and acting up. I might be deaf (or loose my sanity) by the end of the week-end. How in the world can a body that small generate sounds that loud???


Sacred ritual is tomorrow night! I'm so excited!!!
post #33 of 507
Karen - you are right of course! I know DD1 has allergies - both to food and environmental. Her reactions are rare though so we have yet to really figure it out. I know that she has a HUGE issue w/ Dr. Pragers veg pancakes, yet had everything in them before, so it was weird. That was the worst reaction thus far. But we have cut way down on any processed, sugars, and yellow foods. Hoping to see some positive changes.
post #34 of 507
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I know that she has a HUGE issue w/ Dr. Pragers veg pancakes, yet had everything in them before, so it was weird.
Maybe the packaging or processing?
post #35 of 507
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His brother was once...but he's outgrown that and has begun settling into being an awesome young man...so I know there is light at the end of this particular tunnel.
OMG, there's hope?? Thank you, mama!! Actually...ds has 3 older half-sibs, and the two oldest are boys. His father used to tell me that the oldest one, who was SO mellow, was an uber-hard baby. And the 2nd one, who was hyper and generally ill-behaved, was the mellow baby. Glad to be reminded of that!
Happy birthday middle guy!

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Enjoying a reprieve from record temps here...it was actually cold the last few nights. But they are going back up tomorrow. Bummer. I really dislike summer. I love fall and spring and can tolerate winter, but summer, nope.
Oh, SO me too. I hate summer. The only good thing about summer is yummy veggies. Aside from that, it can go. I love Summer Solstice because it means the dark half of the year is now happening

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Maia-Can you give DS some heavy work, like weeding or moving things to help him calm his body and reorganize it? I know you said he whines/complains when asked to do the simplest things, but maybe helping you clean up the yard will help?
It could. I don't have time to think about getting out there, myself, though. He does whine and complain-- so much so that it's not really worth it to ask for his help with anything. It's always a struggle. Starts out with me asking nicely, and ends up with me ordering him, not so nicely, and taking things away (or threatening to) to make him comply.
He has regular chores. All that needs done in the yard right now is weed-eating (alRIGHT, whacking ) and he'd cut down the dang house if I let him loose with the weed eater.
Hmm. Food for thought, though. Maybe I can hire him out

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Ro still feverish, add throwing up all night to the list.
Tor feverish and covered with rash (roseola? I thought he had that last week, so maybe a food or contact allergy?)
Laia wanting to know why no one is snuggling her. Poor baby.
Aww! Sounds like you need someone to snuggle YOU. Or just leave you alone for a few hours
, Clay.

THE BEST NEWS, mamas!!!! Guess what???? We were APPROVED APPROVED APPROVED for patient assistance with ds's most expensive med!!!!
I kid you not!
We get a 90-day supply for FREE (did I say...free? I did, I did indeed!) and the possibility of being eligible for THREE MORE 90-day supplies!! OMG I am just over the moon. I am so friggin' happy.
Abilify is $460 per month with the pharmacy discount. I just cannot believe my luck. OMG. OMG.
I am going to frame this letter
post #36 of 507
goodness. hugs and calm and healing vibes all around.

i'll send some calming energy from my mountain top meditation spot.

happy weekend, 4th, etc to all.


eta: swing by tracy's blog if you get a moment-- nice post up today.
(teaser quote: "under this final wave of Uranus in Pisces we can create a new path to spirituality that works for us." -- auspicious start to camp, no? xox)
post #37 of 507
Good gracious yesterday was a tough one! Hard day at work, then had to leave early because DD got sick...

But today the energy is better. A break is coming.

Maia, I had to laugh at your Summer solstice comment. I don't breathe relief until a few weeks after Lammas. At least the cool season comes earlier here than when I lived in vegas. Blech.

It's been such beautiful weather this week - high in the low 70's and sunny, beautiful skies. I think that's why I've been so off. Who wants to be in a windowless office for hours on end?

Clay, sorry your littles seem to be sick a fair deal lately. Good thoughts out to you.

Maia so glad you're approved for some help. Woohoo!

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I might be deaf (or loose my sanity) by the end of the week-end. How in the world can a body that small generate sounds that loud???
I know, huh? My DD and nephew are 3.5 weeks apart. The last time we were over there, they both started shrieking and matched pitch. My SIL and I looked at each other and swore we could hear the sounds winding and unwinding around each other. OMG can those little varmints be loud. May this week go well for you.
post #38 of 507
I'm still alive and sane for now.

Went to the grocery and bought treats we don't usually get to tame the little beast. So this week-end will be less than healthy (and absolutely not diet friendly ) but I'm focusing on keeping everyone safe and happy... We'll get back to the healthy food wagon in a few days.

We are going to the Farmer's Market tomorrow morning - I want to get more basil and parsley to plant in the garden...
post #39 of 507
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o.m.g. (tiny letters, too tired for caps)

Dh handed over the check and we "bought" that shiny new to us minivan! Squeeeeee!!!! He came home early in the minivan (we were up much of last night) and we decided to go to the store/pick up dh's car. We took the subaru. Well, driving home the car started making noises. I pulled over, dh pulled over, didn't see anything. Started again, pulled over again... the noise was bigger and things felt "off". Started again, this time with dh right behind me. Got another quarter mile or so when WHAM! The gas and brake froze, the front of the car plowed down, and the smell of hot rubber filled the air. Dh looked. Still nothing. So he took the subaru and I followed in the Kia. He made it another half mile or so and pulled over in a state park turn off.... the transmission is shot. The transmission that was completely replaced in Sept? And then re-replaced in October? Well... it's gone again. Completely and totally gone.



The kiddos and I sat by the side of the road while Mike took the Kia home and came back in the minivan. Which, thankfully, we had! And since we were sitting there with a pile of melting groceries I dug through the subaru trunk, found a spoon, and the girls and I shared the pint of Ben & Jerry's Creme Brulee ice cream. MMmmmmmm! Of course, the pint was supposed to last me a week or more of "late night treats" (put kiddos to bed, clean kitchen/bath, take shower, get into jammies, spoonful of ice cream or cup of tea!) and a pint of B&J ice cream is a HEAVY thing to power through, but it was kind of fun.

A nice breeze, sun, pint of ice cream... and a smoking wreck of a subaru.

Mike came back and we loaded up the minivan... it's huge! I love it as much as I could love any vehicle. This weekend I'll see about crafting a car safety pagan kit and portable altar and doing the whole blessing thing, but it really came to my rescue today.

This weekend... more drywall. But hopefully no more car problems, sick kiddos, or random moments of destruction. Ice cream, however, is always welcome.
post #40 of 507
What is it with cars right now???

I'm driving a noisy car since the muffler fell off yesterday... while driving on the highway.

So my minivan is shot (no power steering), the car is noisy and spit fuel at you when you fill it... there's only DH's truck that is okay. Hope we can get a new vehicule soon or get one of ours fixed.
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