I held hot compresses on my eye several times a day, and it did finally drain. It was still a little sore yesterday, and today it doesn't hurt at all. I am so thankful to have that getting better. The only thing it stopped me from doing was reading. I was finally able to read before bed again last night.
Awww to Leah crawling. The kids are growing so quickly. I remember when I was anxiously waiting for JJ to be able to entertain himself for awhile. I am big on teaching my kids independent play. Because I didn't entertain my kids for every waking hour, they can both play in their rooms alone for at least 30 minutes now. Actually, JJ is starting to transition out of naps. On non sleep days, he plays quietly in his room for two hours.
I'm glad my little "kitchen in the garage" doesn't sound too strange. Dh actually wanted me to put the appliances in the attic. The only problem with that is the access to our attic is a pull down ladder. I asked him to picture me trying to come down that ladder with the bread maker in my hands. That is when he agreed to put them in the garage. But he still complains about it whenever I mention it, lol.
I just ordered myself a Bible in a year Chronological NLT Bible. I am hoping having it in order, and more story like will help me stick to my reading. I also have trouble remembering what I read a lot, so hopefully this version will help with that as well. I would really love to go to a Bible study, but don't have the time IRL. I suggested an online Bible study on the Christian Bookshelf board. If they are not interested, I ask the ladies here. I just thought the book board made more sense. Especially since they have been attempted here and fizzled out.
I should get going. I need to make chocolate peanut butter cheese cake and home made vanilla ice cream for a birthday get together here today. I also have to make a pasta salad and chocolate chip cookies for the picnic at church tomorrow. Busy day.
OH! I forgot to tell you. I am finally getting Baptized next Sunday!! I haven't been able to do it for years. The first two times they did it I was pregnant. I didn't feel comfortable climbing in and out of the tank with the belly. After that I would never sign up because if dh got stuck at work I wouldn't have been able to get there. Plus, I was embarrassed to get my large self on that stage and have wet clothes clinging to me. I know that shouldn't have worried about that, but sadly, my self esteem was very low back then. This year I have none of those issues! I am very excited about it.
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Why do people always have to have something to say? That is crazy that you have people telling you Andrew needs speech therapy. You are right, us moms do know. I wish I had followed my gut earlier and called sooner, but I let other people influence me. Lesson learned.
Yikes to them wanting you to run a nursery with a newborn. That would be way too much!
We did go to the dentist. I do plan on talking to my dr about my scalp. If I am able to control it for now, I would like to wait for my next scheduled appt to talk to her. I am tired of going to the dr. I know that sounds silly, but I have had to go a lot lately. I did determine that I have a sty and not a bug bite. So now I am watching that. If that doesn't heal up with home treatment, I will have to cal the dr anyway. Only time will tell.
I understand your dh wanting to be a provider for his family. That is how men are wired. He is going to have a tough time finding an at home job with a purpose. I looked into home jobs a couple of years ago, and there is not much out there. That is why I started babysitting. I charge very little, that way I can be a blessing to other families when they need a sitter.
Oh no to screaming kids during your call! Why does that always happen? It happens here as well.
It sounds like a busy week for you. I hope you are able to find some sort of relax time in there somewhere. I haven't been doing too much this week simply because I am exhausted. Between af and all my afflictions, it sucked the energy right out of me. I hope I get healed up this week. I am going to my first PTA meeting next week, and am going to meet everybody for the first time. I would like to be my normal self when I go.
Today I am going to try to catch up on the house work I have neglected this week. I need to start getting things together for the church garage sale, and make arrangements for transforming my mudroom into a dining room. I can't wait to do that! I am going to put our freezer and shelf of extra small appliances in the garage. Dh doesn't want that stuff out there, but there is no where else to put it. I am going to take one corner, get some nice cabinets for the appliances, and even put a little rug out there. I told him it will actually look nice, not just like a bunch of stuff thrown out there. I know it's not a normal set up, but our house is small and we have to make do with what we have.
Thanks for the payers with JJ's speech. I'm usually fine with waiting on God's timing for when he will start speaking. It just really gets to me when other people tell me he doesn't need therapy, he will start on his own, and that I am rushing him. Or when other parents give me "the look" in public during one of his melt downs. I am usually good at ignoring them, but some days that is the last thing I need.
I used to love working in the nursery on Wednesday nights. When I became pregnant with JJ, I stopped teaching the class. It was just to much. Now they have no nursery class on that night. So I can't take my kids on Wednesday night. I could start taking them this fall when JJ is in the next age group, but I will be babysitting. The parents said I can take them too, but I don't know if I want to drag 4 kids to and from church.
I am the same way. The kids are not allowed outside to play on the hot and humid days. They don't understand, and they get upset sometimes, but I try to make the inside fun. We have finger paints and other crafts. I'll also let them watch movies and have popcorn.
Oh,sorry I didn't get online yesterday to see this. I hope your meeting with that employee went ok!
We went to a water amusement park yesterday. It was a fun day, but everybody is exhausted today. Everybody else is still sleeping. I had to get up because the speech therapist never called to tell me when JJ's has a session. He usually has one Tuesday mornings,s o I wanted to get up and clean, (house is wrecked from yesterday) just in case she called and asked if she could come over this morning. I really wish she would get more organized about the appts.
I am supposed to go to the dentist today. I just don't know if I am up to it. My scalp is in bad shape. I think I have psoriasis or something. Sorry if I already mentioned that, I can't remember. I have a sting or bug bite on the lower lid of my eye that is all swollen, sore, and looks horrible. Plus I have af here kicking my booty and leaving me exhausted. I may call and cancel and see how soon they could get Julia and I in. I just don't know yet.
Oh I am so frustrated with my grandmother! She is a very strange lady, and I don't want to go into the entire crazy situation that has been going on between her, her one dd, and my mom and uncle. But my aunt and cousin secretly stole almost all her money, but she still wants to be stuck up their rear end. (No nicer way of putting it.) I told you that just so you understand the next part. She seriously pretended to have another stroke, and that she was completely blind, so that my aunt would stay right with her. She has been busted pretending to be blind. She "can't see' when somebody comes to visit, or when she wants somebody to FEED HER, but she was able to see the athletes while watching the Olympics on tv. We all thought she was having more strokes, thought we were going to be losing her, and she is faking. I am so frustrated, especially with what is also going on with dh's grandma.
I don't get too frustrated when JJ doesn't cooperate with the ST. At least he sits there and doesn't scream and have a fit. I just so badly want to be able to talk to my little boy. I'm usually ok, but sometimes I get so upset that I can't. I know it will all work out, and trusting in God that it will happen at the perfect time.
It must be fun to sing at church. I wish I could volunteer more at church, but it just isn't possible right now. Dh's work schedule is so unpredictable with the over time, and if I had JJ with me, I wouldn't be able to do anything besides chase him. Hopefully when my kids get older.
It is supposed to be hot and humid here as well. I want to sneak out before it gets too hot and mow my backyard. The front and sides are ok, but the back is really long. During the drought, it got plenty of water from the kiddie pool, sprinklers, and slip and slides. So it is very long, and now attracting bees. I got stung yesterday, so this is a high priority for me today.
Have a good day today!
JJ doesn't mind sharing me with babies. I think the fact that I babysit, and Ariana is only 4 months older then him. So I used to hold them at the same time a lot. He just didn't like that he couldn't get to me. The rooms are separated by a half wall with a half door. He knew I was there, but he couldn't see me.
My grandma may need to go to a nursing home also. Especially if she doesn't cooperate with the physical therapy. I have to call my mom today and see how it is going. I feel so torn. I want to go down to visit with my grandmother, but at the same time I want to stay near dh and his grandmother. Dhs' grandma is in worse condition, and I am not close to my grandmother. I am actually closer to dh's then my own. Sad, but very true. Mine didn't treat me very well, and his treated me like one of her own. She treated her own extremely well.
I love our trips to the parks. There are three all within 15 minutes of me. The one we went to yesterday is even closer then that. The second has a splash pad with the kids love to use. The third we tried once, but it is kind of crummy. We won't be back to that one at all.
I hope the man is able to find another job. This is obviously not the one he is meant to have. So hopefully God leads him to the correct one.
Julia and I worked with JJ last night identifying pictures from a book. He did really well. So I hope he carries that over to his speech therapy today. I'm hoping if we celebrate his successes the same as we did last night, maybe he'll want to cooperate. After that, I am hoping to make a quick run to the library. The kids need new books, and I have 3 on hold.
I hope you have a great day today!