Thursday Homeschool Recess 1/3

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Thursday Homeschool Recess 1/3
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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 12:33am

Hey moms and grandmas, come on out and play.  It's recess time!

My first midnight shift isn't going too badly, all things considered.  I'm trying out a potential new chair and it's comfy for me, which probably means that it won't get purchased.   The last new chair we got was purchased despite every girl that works here saying that it was uncomfortable to us.  After purchase it developed a slight sideways tilt that is now visible even to girls have never sat in it!  And, for $800, the seat fabric (icky faux leather) is ripping.  So I'm sure we'll get railroaded into buying another crappy chair like that, rather than the chair I'm sitting in that is durable enough to withstand 24/7 use, and has adjustment levers galore so you can actually make it comfortable!  The only thing it doesn't have is a high back...so it would be a better weekday chair, and not as good of a nights and weekends chair (when we like to put our heads back against something comfy).  

Co-op starts back up today...which is kind of dumb because the public schools are all off until Monday.  Poor homeschooled kids, ending their break so soon.  OK, their last co-op was 12/10, so I suppose they did have bonus time that the ps kids didn't get, LOL.  After co-op is counseling and then the race home to make dinner so I can come back to work.

DD got interviewed by the detective assigned to her case, so hopefully they'll have enough details to be able to spot the guy on surveillance video.  I think she's more traumatized by it than she lets on, because she said talking about it initially caused her to have a flashback. I'm hoping that she won't have another flashback tonight.  She's on a new medication that should be starting to kick in and help with those issues...&&&fingers crossed&&& that it's kicked in by now.


Sue
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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 9:57am

I don't like the report that she is having flashbacks at all. Sometimes that can be worse than the event. I sure hope the meds and therapies can help her mind find some ease in dealing with all the stress of trauma. Way to much trauma in this world. I am glad she is strong young woman with deep faith, that always help move thru difficulty better. HUGS to our K1.

I am waiting on my kid to wake and have breakfast. I may wake her in a bit, if she is not up yet.  I want to get back to the pool routine, as we had time away from the pool to build Lego world and clean up after Christmas. She is my little fish, she enjoy's the water as much as I always do. Probably the most of my three and I had them all in the pool early in life! Then well the books...we will have to the the 3R's. 

Everyone went to bed without much struggle at all last night. The back to school routine plus colds...they knew they were tired. One woke at 2 for meds for her cold,but then decided she did want to go to school this morning. She was up before me, so I let her decide to go, just gave her some cold meds before, and sent her with cough drops for her sore throat.

So back to work today!

Heather           

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 10:22pm

Snow day here...an inch on the ground this morning...walked up to work with dh to do dd18's pet care...then borroewed a key to confirm where the exit doors in a house are (low quality scan of original isn't clear), walked home, through the woods in the last bit.  Bicycle guest stayed here instead of venturing out in the treacherous roads.  I guess the plow will probably show up tomorrow...as of now there is five to seven inches of really dense (not wet) snow...dd15 and I went out for a walk through our neighborhood's 1/2 mile loop road and it took a lot longer than usual.  Fortunately I was wearing my snow pants, boots, parka, and warm gloves from my other life in Maine.  There is now a snow angel in the middle of the road: "I always wanted to do this."  We are set for all contingencies except loss of power...yesterday dd15 and I went to town to do recycling and get food, pet food and litter, medicine, gasoline, and to retrieve our four foster kittens and their formula. 

Deborah

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 10:47pm

Heather, the flashbacks are the PTSD rearing its ugly head.  Hopefully with time and therapy they'll lessen.  The problem now is that talking to the police about the recent crime has given her flashbacks of the original perp committing the recent crime.  She absolutely does NOT want to talk to the police again, so if they do ever find the guy, I'm not sure we'd be able to get a conviction because testifying would be too traumatic for her.  Maybe, if they find him, we can at least cause him a lot of stress, thinking he's in big trouble.  Enough stress that he'll think three times about knocking down a little short girl and trying to steal her money!


Sue
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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 10:47pm

Heather, the flashbacks are the PTSD rearing its ugly head.  Hopefully with time and therapy they'll lessen.  The problem now is that talking to the police about the recent crime has given her flashbacks of the original perp committing the recent crime.  She absolutely does NOT want to talk to the police again, so if they do ever find the guy, I'm not sure we'd be able to get a conviction because testifying would be too traumatic for her.  Maybe, if they find him, we can at least cause him a lot of stress, thinking he's in big trouble.  Enough stress that he'll think three times about knocking down a little short girl and trying to steal her money!


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 10:59pm

Jealous of your snow.  It's winter here...there's supposed to be snow here, LOL.


Sue
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Fri, 01-04-2013 - 1:51am

School this morning.  Mid-morning I took Zeph and a friend to homeschool skate followed by lunch out.  When I dropped the friend off, the boys played for an hour while the mom and I visited.  Some much needed mom time:) Zeph played a ClueFinders computer game and then started building Mines Of Moria this evening.