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Tuesday, 9/30/14

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I got a great night of rest and was raring to go for the trainer today and then found out he had the flu. I headed to the gym anyway and put in extra time on the treadmill and then did some core and stretching. I was okay with the slight break today though as I did wear out quickly.

Got home to find "stormy Isaac" brewing so tried all I could to keep the anger at bay. Worked for the most part. Mostly the day consisted of school, eating, laundry, napping and watching "The Voice". This evening Tim is working on running electrical wiring for lighting and plug-ins for the patio area before the new awning is built. The kids are outside on their boards with some of the neighbor kiddos.

The neighborhood has been an interesting thing lately.... the "mean" kids are finally getting left out by several other families now. All their mean antics are coming back to bite them. I think it took our family standing up to them to cause change. Just continuing to pray about it, but Maegann has restarted her friendship with the girl right across the street and I knew it time that would come. Isaac's made some new friends from around the corner and they seem very nice too. He isn't wanting to play with the boys right next door as they have been a bit onry lately.

The issue that happened at co-op yesterday with Maegann has been handled. I spoke with the other girls' mom this morning and I trust her to make sure it ends. Felt so bad having to tell her what was going on as I was totally surprised her daughter would be someone treating others in such a way.

Tomorrow... school, Isaac's counseling and that's it. So thankful for a quiet week.

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NELLIEC 9/30/2014 11:44PM

    It sounds like a fairly quiet day. Those are always nice!

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Monday, 9/29/14

Monday, September 29, 2014

That is what I must remind myself of for co-op days from now on. The attacks are coming fast and furious this year through behaviors of different students. It's exhausting and today it hit home as Maegann was a direct target. I have found out exactly who caused the hurt and thankfully it is a family that will take care of things so it will stop. Mostly these are just little things here and there, but all bundled together it makes for one rough day. Once home I took an hour nap, but several more would have been nicer. Did manage to get all the emails out after supper so most of it is dealt with for now.

Tomorrow... trainer (that's going to be rugged being so tired), school with the kids and I don't think there is anything else planned. I hope not!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/30/2014 3:02PM

    Hang in there. This, too, shall pass.

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TINATC26 9/30/2014 9:06AM

    rest well. Sorry your M was a target, that's so upsetting.. I'm glad it's a family who will do the right thing..

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/30/2014 9:02AM

    I hope that you can rest today!

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DOROTHYBERO 9/30/2014 7:49AM


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NELLIEC 9/29/2014 10:45PM

    I am glad that it is a responsible family. That is so much better than those who try to make it any one else's problem.

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Sunday, 9/28/14

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Had a fun evening out with some of the BAM (Boise Autism Moms) ladies. Great food, talk and a fun round of Bunco. Was a nice 4 hours out of the house!

This morning I got to enjoy the new baby for a little bit as Sascha put him in my arms and said, "Wade, meet your grandma." I know I'm just an adopted grandma, but it was touching. The mom is still in the hospital, but the good news is her kidneys have begun to work and they are doing less platelet infusions. Hopefully she will go home this week, but everyone is so thankful she pulled through at all as it was very uncertain a week ago.

This afternoon I got things as ready as I could for co-op as it is going to be a very early morning (7:30) due to yearbook photos. Have to have things ready for the first group of families to arrive at 8. I know I'll be exhausted by 3 tomorrow. I am going to take a break during 2nd & 3rd hours (2nd...go get myself a sandwich at Blimpies down the street) and then be in study hall for 3rd).

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DOROTHYBERO 9/29/2014 11:49AM

    Thankful she is doing better.

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TINATC26 9/29/2014 11:30AM

    glad to hear the mom is doing better. Good luck at co-op today!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/29/2014 10:14AM

    Congrats on the new baby grand!

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/29/2014 10:13AM

    Sounds like you had a fun time! So glad to her that the mom is doing better. God is definitely at work there!

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    Sounds like a busy but good day!

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Saturday, 9/27/14

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Today has been fairly quiet. The usual morning of the gym, food shopping and a few errands. I was home by 10 and did the vacuuming once the food stuff was put away. I also got items ready for Maegann's cooking class so I'm ahead on that for tomorrow.

Tonight I am going to the Boise Autism Moms quarterly fun night. I debated about going, but decided that there wasn't anything else happening and I could use a few hours out with others who really get how hard it is raising spectrum kiddos. I figure I can leave about the time the alcohol starts kicking in for some of them. Glad that isn't the majority or I wouldn't go as that isn't fun to me. Bought myself a huge bottle of water to take as last time I couldn't find a drop of that anywhere!

Tomorrow.... worship and getting ready for co-op.

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DOROTHYBERO 9/29/2014 11:49AM

    Hope you hadf a good time!

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/28/2014 12:07PM

    Hope you had a fun time last night. Enjoy your quiet Sunday!

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CARRIE1948 9/28/2014 11:25AM

    It's always good to go prepared

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NELLIEC 9/27/2014 11:20PM

    Your saying you couldn't find a drop of water anywhere last time somehow reminded me of that phrase from literature that says, "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink." It refers to seawater which is too salty to drink.

Back when Jason was young, it would have been nice if he had been diagnosed as autistic. Back then they didn't know about the spectrum, and because he was intelligent, the doctor assumed he wasn't autistic. I KNEW he had autistic behaviors, and so we stumbled onward together. He diagnosed himself as Asperger's when he was in his late teens, and then the doctor we had at that time verified it. He had been reading Temple Grandin's writings about cattle and I guess she mentioned her autism.

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JUNA89 9/27/2014 7:55PM

    Amen!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Friday, 9/26/14

Friday, September 26, 2014

As today is an official rest day from the gym I slept in and then took the kiddos to breakfast. Figured out one thing I did wrong...let Isaac have an item with eggs in it. emoticon Eggs=anger And yes, that anger did show up during schoolwork time. Did get him through it all, but it was rugged. Maegann didn't do as well with her schoolwork because she was still tired from her fun evening with the co-op teens. Thankful she had an amazing time and made new friendships.

This afternoon Maegann helped me get the bathrooms cleaned and I managed to get 3 loads of laundry done. As the work is done I am watching Biggest Loser online and planning to finish my Janet Evanovich book that was due back to the library a few days ago. Worth the fine to keep it until done!

We will be babysitting Dakota tonight and that will be fun, but means the house will be more busy.

Tomorrow.... gym, Costco, vacuuming and mopping floors.

BL Challenge - Team Emerald: The team's second weigh-in went very smoothly and loved seeing a "no gain" report! Cardio & Strength minutes increased as well. So proud of Emerald's hard work this past week!

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/27/2014 11:18AM

    I still need to read that book! Enjoy your weekend!!

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DOROTHYBERO 9/27/2014 7:33AM

    Love Janet Evonovich - she alwasy makes me laugh!

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NELLIEC 9/26/2014 5:34PM

    Eggs and anger -- wow!

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ROBBIEY 9/26/2014 4:46PM

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