Sunday, March 29, 2009
Is that so bad?
But she is a genius, right?? I know she must be.
Celia is speaking in 2 word sentences on a regular basis now, what 18 month old does that (okay so my friend Nicole's little boy was talking at 9 months but he too is a genius). She says "My Celia" or "Mine Celia", Hi ___, I sit chair, No, no, be nice. There are a list of phrases that she says. She even helped me read her "Monkey and Me" book today. She actualy said elephant, elephant- that is a hard word. Oh and the funniest thing now is that she is using "excuse me" appropriately and it is so cute.
The little genius still has some poopy trouble, not as bad. We are not sure what we are doing yet, might have to call in Grandpa to help out tomorrow. But I am hoping that either she is kicking this bug/ that she is getting used to the antibiotic. She is certainly in a good mood and she was hungry this morning. We have learned something through this- putting Ear drops in Celia's ear really, really, pisses her off. Oh and it pisses me off because the stupid bottle cost $30 and most of it drains right out of her ear no matter how long I hold her in the upright position like the directions suggest.
My two aunts are coming to visit Celia today, I am hoping that she turns on the charm.
Oh and my little genius doesn't just have brains, she has heart. She asks for hugs now all that time and according to her teachers she is the class comforter. When another student is upset Celia will give them a hug. So sweet.
Friday, March 27, 2009
The coupons: I absolutely hate coupons, if you can get something cheap, then why not put them on sale. I know, too easy, too easy. It all has to be a stupid game. Actualy, it is a game to me to try to get our grocery bill as low as we can go. Pete doesn't quite understand it but he tries. He doesn't understand when I say, I am trying to get our grocery bill to x amount this week. He reasonably questions why, because the truth is- we can afford more. Right now I would like to get our grocery bill down to less then $300 a month. I have been doing that however we have had a pretty good supply in our freezer. Actualy, I am purging of things in our freezer. Stocking up is great, I did that when our local Acme closed. They had frozen veggies at a deep discount and so I stocked up. I then found myself still buying more that were on sale when I questioned why on earth I was doing that, we have to eat the veggies in the freezer. So we are eating our way through the frozen veggies. When we are out, then I will restock.
Here was my thoughts on restocking, I will start early and search for coupons. So I started searching online. A few sites make you download their coupon reader/software, others make you sign up for them to send them you emails, others you have to register. Just give me the stinkin coupon and call it a day. I hate them.
I do meal plan 2 to 3 weeks in advance which really helps our budget. Pete doesn't fully understand that either. I think he wants things to be a little bit more spontaneous but that doesn't work for budgeting. I do freeze alot that I make which really helps with the budget and time. I love looking at my freezer and realizing that I had forgotten I made that, etc. Right now I need to get out my ground turkey recipes as I have a ton in the freezer. I couldn't pass up the 1 1b packages for 1.99 with 30% off when the Acme was closing.
Celia Update- My poor little girl is sick, yet again. This is what daycare does, I know. She doesn't seem to be able to kick ear infections lately. She started getting them in January. The pediatrician told me that he really only thinks she has had two. She got one with RSV in January, 2 days after stopping the antibiotic she had a fever and I took her back to the doctor. Her ears were infected. The doctor thought that the antibiotic never really worked because it was so close. The same thing happened this month. At her 18 month check up her ears were found to be infected and now her left ear is infected again. The doctor doesn't think that it was ever cleared up. So she just has stubborn ear infections. So we have April, May, and June to get through. Please prayer for no more ear infections. Oh and we think she has the stomach bug. After her doctor's appointment yesterday I took her to daycare and before I left she started to throw up! So I took her home and she started with diarrhea in the evening. Prior to the diarrhea she showed no signs of being sick. Her antibiotic has that as the number one side effect for children under age 2 because the antibiotic is not intended for children under age 2... But that is what was prescribed. In anycase though her appetite is decreased and she doesn't have quite as much energy so who knows... Antibiotic or stomach flu (it is going around her daycare).
The good news about daycare- she is less likely to get leukemia and asthma. Of course this question the positive effects of breastfeeding, does it really protect them so much?? Granted she really hasn't gotten all of the colds that have been spread around, but still. You would think that since she is the only one in the room who is still nursing, actualy that I think was breastfeed, she would be the most healthy.
On the bright side she is talking more then ever, even phrases. She has perfected mine, I am not appreciating that word at all.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I am not very religious however alot of blogs that I visit are and it has really made me think more about spirituality.
So say a little prayer for a sweet 4 month old that he will show us another miracle. I read blogs like they are novels and I am praying for only happy endings in this novel.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I was sitting in my carseat, jammin to my tunes. My Mom stopped the car and informed me that we were going to get my hair cut. This was my reaction. I like my hair, I thought it was fine the way it was. I prefer the hippy, shaggy dog look. I also didn't think she was serious, cut my hair, yeah right!! But we went inside a place called Snipits.
Guess what??? She was serious and when the lady came at me with the scissors, I reacted sort of like this. I asked for lots of hugs and kept telling them "all done" but they apparently didn't hear me.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
It took many months of ignoring her behavior and trying to encourage the other students to ignore her. It took sticker charts and various rewards, patience, walking with a painting poll in the hallway... But we got her to a tolerable point, more then tolerable Sally was sweet, funny, and a hard worker.
Fast forward to this week... Evil Sally is back. She wants to invite her classmates to join her in disrupting anything at all times. She tickles them, hits them, pokes them, laughs in their faces. She runs around the room like a lunatic. She tantrums when she is told to go to the bathroom, she runs full force down the hallway, she flops on the floor. Sally screams and cries during speech group. Okay it is just this week, but I see the pattern coming back. I see the beginning of the school year in which we were all exhausted and questioned if we wanted to keep our job. We blamed on a need to poop earlier in the week (she only goes a few times a month, ouch) but that issue was resolved and her mood still remains.
So why? why? why????? We will go back to charting behavior, the sticker charts will go back up perhaps, the rewards will become more frequent for her classmates to try to keep them back on track.
On a good note she somehow has started really remembering alot of information. Somehow she knows some of her letters and numbers. Perhaps she thinks that she has accomplished her academic goals and it is time to play...
I just don't get it at all. But we got through it in September and October, we shall get through it now!
Monday, March 9, 2009
I certainly don't like watching the Secret Life of the American Teenager, no I would never watch anything as bad as that. If I did it would be because it is so pathetically bad that I find it hilarious. I don't find it slightly satisfying either that my husband is almost embarrassed when I watch it but will still watch some of it too.
I don't get Celia to sit in her carseat in the afternoon by telling her that we are going to see Amber every single day now, knowing full well that will probably won't. We also don't pretend to see a dog outside the window everytime we want to distract Celia.
I did not run a list of 4 letter words through my head as my student peed her pants on purpose this afternoon because I did not give her a cookie. While the other students were in Goodbye Circle she chose to run in and out of the room.. thus not deserving a cookie.
I am certainly not overwhelmed by life right now with taxes due, 5 million things due at work, refinancing the house, dealing with an idiotic trash removal company that overbills and underbills us, team in training, my 18 month old who thinks she is 2... No I am calm and collected.
I am certainly not nervous about the veggie soup I made in the crockpot yesterday that we are eating tomorrow. The one that I just threw in random things that I thought sounded tasty and ended up smelling delicious, but I wonder if it tastes delicious!
So that is Not Me Monday
Monday, March 2, 2009
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
Nothing is overly exciting this week, so I apologize.
I am certainly not sitting here on a snow day in March, watching delicious snow fall from the sky. I certainly didn't find out as early as last night that I have a snow day but still wake up a million times last night to watch the snow.
I certainly am not very frustrated and ticked off at someone who keeps putting their job above their health, then complaining about the same old health problems. I certainly will not throw a fit if that person reschedules yet another appointment. No I am understanding and I mind my own business, of course that person's business is partially mine, but I never nag.. Not me.
I certainly am not praying for another snow day at some point in the next week or so, even though I know it is March and the likelyhood is zilch.
I know that I am going to get dressed today at some point, I don't have an intention of wearing my comfy, cozy, fleece pjs the entire day.
I haven't had a mug of hot cocoa because I think that is what you are supposed to do on a snow day, even though I had to add a cup of milk and sugar to cover up the true cocoa taste (not a chocolate fan).
I am not overly grateful for MckMamma's post about potty training early because my genius daughter is not interested in potty training at 18 months. She didn't drag me to the potty a million times this morning so that she could sit on the potty. She did not pee in it, then pee in her diaper and say "pee pee".
My student certainly did not announce that he "blew Miss. K (his Occupational Therapist)" when we were discussing the things that we could blow in Science- we are studying air.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
So this snow storm is going to be the most we have had in awhile (okay it is supposed to be, but it has yet to start snowing here so I am not that optimistic at this point). It isn't going to be a blizzard or an ice storm. I am going to jump up and down if we have a blizzard in the next few years. I love blizzards, one every 2 to 3 years is perfect.
So send happy snow thoughts my way. I want lots of the fluffy stuff. I want it packable enough to make a 3 tiered snowman. I wanted to form snowballs as round as a tennis ball. I want to have a snow day too.. Though, Celia already has one so I guess I am staying home whether I have off or not!