It’s been a goal of mine to blog more, but — as you’ve maybe noticed (or maybe not) — that hasn’t been happening lately. I’ve had a pretty big post drop off this summer in general, but August has been bad post-wise.
Since it’s been a little while since I posted any real life type stuff, I’m going to do a longish, all-over-the-place type post right now.
So, what’s new with me? For starters, I’m finally mostly over bronchitis. About three weeks ago, I got a cold, which turned into bronchitis. My timing with illnesses is so great that I got a confirmation of bronchitis on the way to the beach, for our end-of-summer vacation. Let’s just say that an almost four-hour drive with two kids who hate drives combined with a stop at a CVS Minute Clinic and Sam complaining that I didn’t tell the NP “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” over bronchitis didn’t make for the best trip down there.
Part one of the beach trip was mostly spent in bed, with a brief appearance with the family on the actual beach. There was also the part where I drank, only it was the nastiest shit God has put on this earth, Rock and Rye. Sam always gets after me to take a shot when I have an awful cough, since he’s of the mind that it’s an all natural cure all.
Part two of the beach trip — the part where we came home one day and drove back with our friends the next day — was better, since I was taking my prescription cough medicine, my inhaler, and a bunch of OTC meds that probably should have caused some interaction (but didn’t). We mostly lazed around by the ocean and had some drinks. Apparently rum is quite effective at helping with coughs.
That part of the trip was short-lived, and we headed back early on Sunday to pick up LM and go to open house at his school.
On LM’s teacher — can teachers have roadies? Because his third grade teachers seems amazing. Wait, no, AMAZING. She deserves all the caps. The woman had a Gotham themed reading nook and a superhero theme going on in her classroom. Need I say more? Maybe not, but I will. Talking to hear, hearing about her expectations for the year, learning about her teaching methods, etc. made me extremely excited for the year. We talked a bit about LM’s ADHD diagnosis and sensory issues, and although it’ll be a while before we get an IEP meeting, she told us to let her know what he needs and it’ll be handled (and it has). I think this school year will be a lot better and that he’ll finally be challenged. He also starts the GT program, which is one day per week, for the icing on the cake. For even more icing on the cake, the bully in his class moved!
The day after LM’s open house, bronchitis decided that it wanted another shot at me. So I spent the following week cooped up in the house, loading up on all the OTC meds, refusing to go back to the doctor for something stronger/better, and making chocolate chip cookies. (Those who don’t feel like cleaning or taking kids to the park get a free pass when there are homemade cookies available, which is easy enough. And it’s scientifically proven that raw cookie dough helps soothe any illness.)
Little Man’s first week at school went very well, and he says he enjoys it and loves his teacher, although he has had a hard time transitioning back into the swing of things. He worries over everything and has had an awful time sleeping (gee, who does that sound like?). Plus, he’s been moody as heck and bursts into tears at the slightest thing. I hope that’ll get better as he gets used to it again.
Moving on to the current week…Sam fucked up our living room floor on Tuesday. He was trying to drill a hole to run the antenna cable since we rearranged our furniture, and he ended up drilling three holes in the middle of the floor. Let’s just say that I didn’t react too well. “Bitch fit” may work here.
And, yesterday morning, on the way out to school, Little Man found his dog on the porch after having been hit by a car. (As awful as it was, at least he was able to come back up.) The vet said that the dog’s leg is broken in four places and his pelvis is broken. He offered the options of removing the leg, having surgery and putting a plate in his leg, or putting the dog down. We opted for surgery, which he’ll have today, and hopefully it’ll work. After we got word that the dog would be okay, Sam called the school and LM’s teacher talked to him and let him know Bilbo would be fine, which made him feel a lot better, of course. We also took him by the vet to see him (and aside from the leg and a few scratches, he really looks okay), which helped a lot.
In the meantime, Baby Girl has been Baby Girl. Full of personality, her vocabulary has completely exploded and she’s using a lot of full sentences. She deserves her own Things Kids Say Thursday post, so hopefully I’ll get around to that today (if not, I may break the rules and post on a day not Thursday😉 ).
As y’all can tell from my likes and comments on week-old posts, I’m behind with my reading. At one point my blog email inbox had over 200 new messages. Yikes! I’ve been trying to catch up, but not sure I will entirely, so feel free to tell me what’s new with you below.