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Sunday, 10/19/14

Sunday, October 19, 2014




Had a wonderful visit with my brother and his wife, but the time was way too short. They didn't get here until about 5 on Friday and then had to leave this morning at 5 to drive back to Salt Lake City to catch their flight home. We made the most of our time though.

Friday night we had supper here at the house and then spent time on the patio talking. First night out there with the new patio covering! The lights were installed today which will be very nice during the darker evenings.

Saturday we did a lot of running around and one trip was at Walmart. Thought this was cute of my dad, Tim and my brother all in a row.



Here Maegann and Donna are having a conversation while waiting for the boys to be done.



I did go to Bountiful Basket in the morning and if anyone can tell me what this veggie is I would sure appreciate it.



This afternoon I spent hours getting things ready for co-op tomorrow and some other events that are coming up quickly. Good to be back on top of it all, but didn't plan to spend that much time on it today.

So tomorrow...co-op, a few hours home and then off for craft night.

  
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BLESSED2BEME 10/20/2014 12:55PM

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner but that is fennel Janet. We have a 'flyer' we pass through the line at my site when we have an unusual veggie or fruit that tells about it. I'm not a big fan of fennel but you can make some pretty cool stuff with it.

Meagan is looking so grown up these days.

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/20/2014 10:06AM

    Glad you had a great weekend!

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DETERMINEDJANET 10/19/2014 11:51PM

    Looks just like fennel images. Thanks Nellie!!

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NELLIEC 10/19/2014 11:32PM

    Jason says it is fennel.

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NELLIEC 10/19/2014 11:13PM

    I have emailed my oldest son who knows a lot about plants to see if he can identify the picture. When he answers I will let you know.

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Thursday, 10/16/14

Thursday, October 16, 2014




The essential oils class on emotional healing last night was so much fun and very informative. I was able to get a treatment before things got started and I felt 100% better within minutes. I was totally shut down emotionally and it was different than any other time before. I need two oils (naturally I don't have them yet), he gave me some floral drops and then reset a muscle/pressure point. I found it quite interesting that the muscle spot was the same place I'd had so much trouble with on Tuesday morning with the trainer while doing leg lifts.

This morning I headed to the gym and I flew through the workout although my shins are quite sore this afternoon from the treadmill (we increased the speed today). We also had a good talk after the workout just to evaluate some things.

School with the kids went smoothly as did counseling. We decided to stop the in-home sessions unless needed so one less thing for awhile. Still looking at adding another therapy, but it is not confirmed yet.

Went to the grocery store so I could skip that this weekend as I want to have all the time possible to spend with my brother and sis-in-law. They are enjoying Yellowstone Park today and will drive here in the morning and will be here through Saturday night. Short visit from Memphis, but it is better than nothing!

  
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LILY8486 10/19/2014 6:20AM

    I am so glad to hear how well everything is going!! Enjoy time with your family!! :-)

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/17/2014 8:41AM

    So glad that you had a wonderful day!

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NELLIEC 10/16/2014 9:41PM

    Definitely sounds like a better day.

How nice you get a family visit!

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AUNTALICE2 10/16/2014 9:01PM

    So very glad today was a better day for you. Have fun with your visit with your brother and his wife! emoticon

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Wednesday, 10/15/14

Wednesday, October 15, 2014





My hope for a drama free day was not meant to be. I'm am emotionally drained today and beginning to feel depressed. Thankful tonight I am heading for an evening out with doTerra essential oils for a class on emotional healing so perfect timing. It is offered at my chiropractor's office and he said I was welcome to come even though I am already a rep as I want to see what I can learn.

The day began with more of the typical "I'm the only one that knows anything" attitude from the little guy. We did make it through school (thankful) and I got him to counseling. There he again said all the right words for the counselor (he is such a good performer) and thankfully the counselor saw that I withdrew and did not respond to what Isaac was saying. He did ask why I chose "no response" so I told him that I have gone to that mode of functioning as anything I say/do is met with resistance. He said it is not good that I am withdrawing from life and I agreed, but I told him I am picking my battles and allowing conflict on things that really matter. I told him that is why I brought some notes for him to look over and see what he could offer tomorrow to help us out. I did shed tears later, but I'm glad he saw how serious this is for us.

And while this was going on.... Tim was in the parking lot putting the spare tire onto the van as we had another flat tire. I shouldn't have driven it that far, but didn't know how bad it was because usually when the light comes on to indicate a low tire I can get to the tire shop. Not this time! So after lunch we headed to the tire shop.

Had about an hour at home and then it was off to the vet for nail trims for the houndies. Now I need to be figuring out supper, but to be honest I couldn't care less. LOL

Tomorrow.... trainer, school with the kids, hair trim for Maegann, in-home counseling, Isaac with Kenzie.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 10/16/2014 10:34AM

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/16/2014 10:22AM

    Hugs Janet! Hope that today is not so emotionally draining!

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AUNTALICE2 10/15/2014 9:41PM

    So sorry your day went badly. Hopefully tomorrow you will be able to deal better with your stresses. It is so hard when you have such alot to deal with. Praying for you. emoticon

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NELLIEC 10/15/2014 7:48PM

    It does sound very draining to deal with Isaac. I do hope the counselor has some help for all of you!

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GEORGE815 10/15/2014 6:36PM

    Great Christian idea. Thanks!

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Tuesday, 10/14/14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014




I drug myself out of bed this morning and headed off for my time with the trainer. Amazing how difficult some of those core/glute exercises can be! Whew! I made it through and it was good to hear at the end after struggling to make it through at times that I was making good progress and to just keep working. He gave me some new exercises to do at home as we are really trying to strengthen up the core/glutes further. I have to get better at spending 20-30 minutes on the stretching and exercises at home on the "rest" days.

Once home it seemed like the day would be calm as we were working through school and laundry, but then I had to make a phone call to a co-op mom that I was dreading. I wanted to put it off until tomorrow, but when the notes kept coming from other families I knew it just needed to be done. So hard and my heart just breaks that I had to deliver this news. This is a family with one special needs boy (age 16) and unfortunately he reacts violently and loudly when he doesn't like something and as he is so big he scares people. One mom was afraid for this boy's mom yesterday and next time said she will call the police. There will not be a next time as I had to ask them not to come back. Just too many reports and the Board has to think of the whole. We've tried to make this work since day one and it is getting worse instead of better. I was saddened by this, but then there was more.

Kenzie returned with Isaac and again not a good report. He was continuing his defiance when she asks him to do things he doesn't like or want to do. He was disrespectful with his words and his actions in so many ways. She doesn't know what to do with him now for consequence as the running isn't even working with him like it was. This is the same behavior that has escalated with our family lately as well. I plan to write it up for the counselor to have tomorrow and ask that we need his thoughts/ideas when he comes for the home visit on Thursday. We truly believe a lot of this is total choice, but it is enhanced by the selfish nature of autism. He has now lost a lot of privileges (neighbor boys, tv this afternoon, his new scooter when it arrives) until we can figure out how to tackle this. We believe he knows this tactic works, but we also believe he doesn't realize how rude and disrespectful this type of behavior actually is to people.

This afternoon I took Maegann to the chiropractor for the sinus infection and car sickness stuff again. We're working through it, but today things were quite rough for her. Now we're home and I am about ready to go take a nap. I've been ready to drop since 10 this morning and I'm sure all the emotional stuff has taken a toll.

Tonight I am heading to the monthly get together with the other co-op directors at a coffee shop. I'm looking forward to a steamer, conversation, laughter and prayer.

  
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TINATC26 10/15/2014 12:41PM

    I hope your "coffee time" with the other directors was relaxing last night, my friend..

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/15/2014 8:41AM

    Hugs and prayers Janet! Hope that today is much calmer!

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MUSICMOMOF2 10/15/2014 8:41AM

    Hugs and prayers Janet! Hope that today is much calmer!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/15/2014 7:48AM

    emoticon emoticon Sounds like a rough day - would not want to be in your shoes. I hope it all works out.

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NELLIEC 10/14/2014 9:43PM

    I do think you need a more relaxing time this evening to make up for the day!

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BLESSED2BEME 10/14/2014 6:10PM

    That is a rough day Janet. So sorry. My heart goes out to you. Lifting the kids up in prayer right now. Glad you have something to look forward to later!

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Monday, 10/13/14

Monday, October 13, 2014




I had the calmest day at co-op since we began the first part of September! I prayed for it and am thankful to receive the blessing of calmness. Do have one family that the Board has to deal with, but it has been coming for weeks now so didn't throw me off much.

This afternoon I took a 30 minute nap and then got all the co-op emails finished up. Now I'm sparking before just settling down on the sofa to watch "I Dream of Jeannie" before the kiddos head to bed. Later...Dancing with the Stars!

Tomorrow... school and co-op directors night out.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 10/14/2014 12:26PM

    Woo hoo!!

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/13/2014 10:54PM

    Enjoy personal trainer tomorrow!

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NOTSPEEDY 10/13/2014 10:24PM

    Calm days are such a blessing. emoticon

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NELLIEC 10/13/2014 10:06PM

    Hooray for calm days!

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