Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Photog time


"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." ~ Gandhi

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

that was hot

have you ever had a dream about a co-worker?  you know the kind i'm talking about.  not the 'hanging out shopping together' or a work related dream.  the 'holy shit, that was hot' kind of dream.  i admit i have had a dream in which a coworker kissed my neck the other year and that was quite embarrassing because he can be an odd duck.  but the dream i had last evening, wow.  that was hot.  i woke up thinking 'what the hell was that' and could not look him in the eye today without feeling like i was turning tomato red in the face.  i think it stemmed from the end of the Castle finale on monday night as that is almost how it started out.  if my dream is even half true for this guy, his partner is one luck lady.  ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2012 Promise Walk

Support me in the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

Our family will be participating in the Neenah Promise Walk this year and have decided to do so with a pirate theme!  Should be fun!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

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the old external hard drive finally died.  and we had yet to purchase and copy over files to a new one.  eight years of data is gone.  j called a local store and it sounds like they would have to send it in for a minimum of $250.  yikes.  i have a few years on cd that we can copy over, but the last several were all just uploaded to a photo site.  now we are looking at how to handle our photo/video/file storage in the future.

and we bought a new external hard drive this afternoon.

Where to begin

Oh, where to begin.  I guess a quick update from my last post is a good place to start.  I have given my notice at my FT job and will be ending my time there at the end of May.  It is very bittersweet to come to this as I thought that was the job I would be working until it was retirement time.  However, it just isn't meant to be.  The stress of the job is changing me and I cannot allow that to continue to happen.  I could go on and on, but am choosing not to dwell. 

I will begin my next adventure after we get back from vacation in June.  I will be working for a prior place of employment, an abuse shelter; working with their volunteer program.  I am excited at this opportunity and think it is a great fit for me and me for it.  The hours are part time which leads me to having more time for the rest of life.

And the rest of life....the kids are winding down the school year and hopefully we are getting things squared away with their "extra needs."  After having some struggles with school and other areas, Ari was tested for ADHD.  In discussing it with her doctor, we thought we'd give meds a try in addition to the therapy she is doing now.  In the last 6 weeks, she is a different kid when it comes to homework.  There are days she is even finishing everything at school, which was unheard of before.  We are going to start weaning her off the anxiety meds and are hoping the anxiety is a by product of the ADHD.  We will see.  Ari's been attending weekly sessions with a therapist, which while she likes to go, she also hates going.  Miss Katie is very open with Ari in telling her that if she works hard to achieve the goals we have set forth in her treatment plan, then she can stop the sessions. 

Phoenix is doing alright.  He had some hiccups after this tonsil & adenoid surgery, but we made it through that.  We had improved sleep with him for about a month afterwards but it is now back to shit sleep and night terrors.  He has an appointment with a behavioral pediatrician to see what she can do to help us.  She's thinking possibly another sleep study....awesome. 

Lots of yelling has been occurring in our home.  It drives me absolutely frickin' insane.  I am hoping that once I change jobs things will settle in and I can assist the kids where/when they need it and have the house running a bit more smoothly.  Life is a work in progress.  That is my life lesson I am attempting to remember daily this year.  Things have not been the greatest and I am trying to hold onto the good things.