Updates On This And That

Outside of needing to paint some trim, the bathroom is done.

It only took another week, and then my husband had to do all of the painting because the guy took on another job and wanted to push ours back, but it is now functional and no longer a state of chaos. This has been a sucky month/almost two months, but at least it’s over and hopefully nothing else will come up this year.

So, we took the boy to his ADHD appointment last week. Aside from giving us a few tips on helping him, nothing is changing, no new medication. His doctor wants to wait until part of the way through fifth grade to see what changes before putting him on one of the more serious meds. She said since we don’t have to worry about issues cropping up with his teachers that it’d be better to wait, so wait, we will.

I also had my first mapping appointment for the implant. Things are going pretty good with that. In quiet environments, I can make out enough speech to carry on a conversation (with my good ear plugged), so that is progressing faster than I had anticipated. I even made it through one of the rehab apps already. That whole thing was kinda funny, since it was called Continents and Oceans, and you had to pick out the locations on a map, and y’all know how bad I am with geography!

My job has been put on hold temporarily. I got an email on Friday about it, something about the company merging some offices and needing to hold off on assignments. My manager said it was temporary, but I’m always wary of that with freelance positions, since shit can change overnight. Bad timing money-wise, but good timing in the sense that I was struggling to juggle all the things. Now maybe I’ll get caught up a bit.

And speaking of writing, remember how I was working on books? I haven’t touched those projects in a few days, because I started working on a children’s book. My brain is just all over the damn place! My kids have always required me to make up stories at nighttime for them instead of read a book, and Baby Girl has been requesting two stories lately. Sometimes the stories are takes on classic stories (like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, only it ends up being Baby Girl and the Three Avengers, or something like that) and sometimes the stories are legit stories.

Last week, one of the stories I made up on the spot was good enough that I could see it being published, if I can get all my ducks in a row and find an agent, figure all of that out. I’m really excited about that, and since it’s already written from start to finish, I’m optimistic about finishing editing and all that. It’s a departure from what I wanted to finish writing, but at least I completed something for a change. šŸ˜‰

That’s all for now. Time to go get the girl from preschool!


Weekend Coffee Share: More Puking, Testing, And Four-Letter Words


Hello, coffee drinkers! Remember how you wanted to stay away from my house last week because Baby Girl had a stomach bug and was all pukey? Well, you’ll also want to stay away this week, as Sam got it. [And then, as I was in the middle of writing this post, BG woke up from her nap puking all over. Here goes Round 2.] So far Little Man and I have managed to stay bug-free.

SamĀ felt rough as hell for a couple days, but has been gloating about how it has put him ahead of me for our Weight Loss Challenge, so don’t feel too bad for him. He’ll get that tattoo, by God. Especially since he went to a Chinese buffet tonight and got himself a huge containerĀ of food. Eat that fried rice, Sam, eat that rice.

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Next week Little Man has his appointment to be screened for a sensory processing disorder. I’m not sure what all that will entail, but hopefully that will get us one step closer to figuring things out for him. After that, he should be screened for ADHD back at theĀ Pediatric Behavioral Health place. Too bad they couldn’t do it all at the same place — we would probably be wrapped up by now, but it is what it is.

He’s still doing well at school. The accommodations his teacher made for himĀ are still helping. I’ve said it before and will say it again — thank God for good teachers!

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If we were having coffee, I’d also tell you that I taught Baby Girl a new word today: butt. Whenever she has a poopy diaper, which is probably four times per day, I comment that she has a “stinky butt.” I made that comment again today when it was time to change her, and just as Sam was walking out of the room, she shouted, “butt, butt, butt!” I thought it was hilarious, but he wasn’t as amused at her using her first sorta four letter word. šŸ˜‰

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That’s all I’ve got for now, since this has been a mostly uneventful week. And by uneventful, I mean “lazy.” I hope y’all have had a good week!

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Diana at Part-Time Monster.