Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Busy Busy

so we had our first gymnastics meet of the real season on Saturday. It was fun. Kaitlyn forgot her beam routine and fell on her dismount but she rallied back and did well on the rest.
Conner had a really good meet, and got a 9.0 on his pommel horse routine! It was so awesome! His coach said he has never had a level 4 boy get a 9.0 on a pommel routine before! Conner was totally excited of course, and I was very proud of him!

We have another meet coming up this weekend. It is the largest one in our state. This week is full of practice, set up and more. I am hoping that my mom and dad can come up...it will depend on how well she is feeling after her surgery.

I am busy knitting. my local parenting group is doing charity knitting this year, and right now we are doing chemo caps! I am pretty excited to do these and my first one is half done.

how true this is: My 2 favorite places in the world
You Are Boston
Both modern and old school, you never forget your roots.
Well educated and a little snobby, you demand the best.
And quite frankly, you think you are the best.

Famous people from the Boston area: Conan O'Brien, Ben Affleck, New Kids on the Block

You Belong in the UK


A little proper, a little saucy.

You're so witty and charming...

No one notices your curry breath

Monday, January 22, 2007

Just too much fun

I love these...sometimes! LOL

You Are Jean Grey

Although your fate is often unknown, you always seem to survive (even after death).

Your mind is your greatest weapon, literally!

Powers: telepathy and telekinesis, the ability to project thoughts into the mind of others, communication with animals


Well, I started out making myself VOODOO . About half way through of magic looping (knitting both at the same time on one needle) I still got the dreaded second sock syndrome and didn't want to finish!
I ended up cutting it off half way through realizing that at the size they were, they would fit my daughter!
So here is Kaitlyn and her voodoo, yarn dyed by my friend Inspired Mama

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Report Card day

I have to say, I am amazed!

Noah has made the honor roll! We've worked so hard with him, and worked so hard getting the teacher to listen to what he needs in the way of how to teach him (with his brain issues-he learns differently) The teacher has finally listened. He went from a F in Language Arts to an A!! An A!!!
Amazing when someone finally listens what can be accomplished! He ended up with 3 A's and a B (in the areas that are actually given a letter grade instead of meet expectations)
I am so proud of him!

Hannah did very well too, as did Conner and Kaitlyn. They all had A's as well.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I am going to make this-so beautiful!

I got this KNITTING PATTERN A DAY calendar for Christmas from a friend. As I was flipping through to see what patterns I wanted to make, I came across this and new in an INSTANT that I had to have it!

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It is called the Aran bag. I have some BFL aran weight to make it. I cannot wait! It is kind of old fashioned I think, but so beautiful and totally the style I have come to love.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

A few fun things

You Are 20% Politically Radical

You're a very traditional person and perhaps a little resistant to change. In a few more years, your beliefs will be so old fashioned that they'll be radical!

You Are 44% Open Minded

You aren't exactly open minded, but you have been known to occasionally change your mind.

You're tolerant enough to get along with others who are very different...

But you may be quietly judgmental of things or people you think are wrong.

You take your own values pretty seriously, and it would take a lot to change them.

Your Seduction Style: Ideal Lover

You seduce people by tapping into their dreams and desires.

And because of this sensitivity, you can be the ideal lover for anyone you seek.

You are a shapeshifter - bringing romance, adventure, spirituality to relationships.

It all depends on who your with, and what their vision of a perfect relationship is.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

All is quiet now

Noah went back to school today. It is quiet again. I can't believe how much goes on when he is home.

I just sat down and had a deep breath of calm. :)

Projects in the works

well, I decided to tackle Little Turtle Knits stripey slipper pattern. I made one in a newborn, screwed it up! LOL and am now making a pair for Isabella. I will make the newborn again...I have a friends baby shower coming up.

I got my yarn from JoAnn's today! I cannot wait to do my new Calorimetry with the new colors

I am also starting to purge! *GASP* I am getting rid of some yarn and fabric that I don't need. I cannot believe it. My goal is to take my room back down to normal size and mess...LOL

Sunday, January 14, 2007

and it keeps on rolling

So, Shawn and I decided that we are going to try and get the kids into the charter school out here for next year. Conner and Kaitlyn will be going back to school next year, and Alexis will be starting kindergarten. With the current school situation, we do not feel comfortable putting the rest of our children there next year....so last night, Shawn filled out all the applications for them and we are taking them in. It is hard to get in, so we will continue to pray that they get accepted this first year.
The school is very nice. Small and involved heavily with parents. They also follow the Harbor Method which we feel is a very good fit for our children. (the link does not take you to our childrens future school-but is a good explanation for what this method is)

Noah decreased his medications today. We could already see a difference. Lots of highs and lows with him today.

I haven't been feeling well (imagine that with all my stress!) So after we went grocery shopping, I pretty much vegged out today and kind of took it easy. It was nice to be able to rest and know that Shawn was home to help out with anything that popped up with the kids.

I got a call from my mom last night. I can't remember if I had posted that she was ill? Well, she went in for a bunch of testing last week (CT scan, gastroscopy, HIDA scan) and was due to get her results this next monday when her doctor was in. Instead, she ended up with an emergency surgery to remove her gallbladder on Thursday. Wednesday night she got very ill--called in Thursday, the on call doctor reviewed her chart and test results and got her in immediately. Her gall bladder was just rotten and there was infection everywhere. She ended up staying overnight for IV antibiotics, is home now and feeling loads better!

That's all for now!

Friday, January 12, 2007

no good title today

ok, first--as an update to yesterday, I talked to Noah's psychologist this morning. He has lowered the dosage of his zoloft until we can get the trazadone started. That is all I know for now.
I decided I wanted to go back over some of his history... , FIRST and again and MORE and MORE - and I just keep thinking...we just aren't getting very far.

onto other things....congratulations Boise State University Coach Chris Petersen, named coach of the year - First year head coach...led the Broncos to a 13-0 season..the only undefeated team this year. What an honor!

And I haven't done one of these in a while:

You Are the Furthest Thing From Grinch

You love and live for the holidays. You even love the Grinch!

You're in the holiday spirit year round... because you're all about celebrating and giving.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Worst Mother of the Year

Yup-I swear this is me.
I just can't do it anymore. Noah is beyond my control. The medications are not helping. The doctor has yet to switch him from the zoloft to the trazadone....it has been a month since our last visit-and yet, he is still on the medications that make him worse.
I don't know what to do with him. No discipline works. He is acting out. He is stealing from the stores. He is stealing from people. He is lying all the time. His agression is worse. We can't get through to him. I don't know what to do. I dread answering the phone because it always seems to be the school calling to tell me one more thing he has done wrong. But realistically? they are picking on him....they see him do something wrong and they punish him without bothering to find out the whole story. So Noah is being bullied in school, and then being punished for reacting. The principle is a total joke. Seriously. A real class act.
And you know what? It is my fault. *I* made the choice to send him back to school this year because I could not handle him at home anymore. I thought it would be good...and I think if he would have gotten a teacher that is more than a "first year" teacher right out of school, one that actually gave a crap about him--this wouldn't be happening.
Shawn is no help with him. He doesn't understand-and gets so frustrated with Noah-and the reacts in the wrong way repeatedly. I know he tries, but it is so hard to be the one having this all on her shoulders.
A few weeks ago - I broke down and just wished for one second that he wasn't here. That is horrible of me. I can't even believe I thought it for one second. I don't deserve to be a mother.

I just don't even know what to do.

I am so impressed

In an earlier postYarn-Dye and Show there were some yarns I dyed for a craft show-and then put in my STORE

Well, one of them I sold to a fellow store owner, Amanda of Drip Drop Designs purchased it. She crocheted a few hats of it...and look how it turned out!

This is the maize colorway...I must make more!

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

my life-updated

wow, it has been since October! sorry guys!

if you don't see me here, I am usually posting at my Sewing and Knitting blog about current projects etc-so you will at least know I am still alive! LOL

First off...GO BSU !!!! Boise State University - considered the underdog in the sports world, ridiculed for not being good enough, sadly underestimated--beat the Oklahoma Sooners in the Tostito's Bowl!!!! see more here - now I don't normally watch football--but that game had me on the edge of my seat! I was so mad that last minute when Zabransky threw that horrible pass that was intercepted (that led to the Sooners scoring and pulling ahead in the score) but then he redeemed himself when with 7 seconds left BSU scored and tied for the OT..which led to BSU winning by 1 when they showed guts and didn't play it safe by going for the 2 point conversion.
I don't think I have jumped that high in the air since my days of cheerleading!

(oy..I go back and read that....and it is just so not right for sports talk to be coming out of my mouth...aka my fingers, so we will go on now)

OK--since October....my business has been doing good. Lots of orders - everyone seems to really like the pattern I drafted for my circular needle rolls. I have a lot of fun with it - and it is nice to bring in my own money *smile*

November was good with Thanksgiving. We stayed home and had a nice day. Shawn put up the lights and the tree, and was in a more jolly-like attitude this year. I was the scrooge though...so he had to make up for me.

December was tough. We stayed home for Christmas for Isabella's health-and it was kind of nice to be able to spend the day home. We had a nice dinner and I got to talk to all my family. My grandparents were upset that I wasn't there, and I really missed them. My mom got really sick that week and they still do not know what is wrong with her. She has gone in for a lot of tests and we are just waiting for results.

Gymnastics season is upon us, and we have meets starting for Conner and Kaitlyn. I will post pictures as we get them. Hopefully we will have a good year and Conner will keep his health this season.

and that is all-quick updates

Real men wear pink

I needed to check the size on someone else. Title says it all......

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well, I decided after seeing this pattern the other day that I HAD to have it, so I whipped it up last night. Knitty's current issue, Calorimetry pattern, it is very cute! but a lot wider than it looks in the picture. I am going to do another one and cut some rows out in the middle to make it smaller

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