Friday, September 11, 2009

All Over The Place

So I've got a lot on my mind, and maybe putting it all down here will help me sort it out and make some sense of it. Whether you'll enjoy reading about it? Is debatable.

We're building a business, which is SO rewarding and stressful at the same time. We're involved with some of the most fabulous people we've ever met, as well as some of the most infuriating. God's prospering it though, so Yay, God!

I'm on a pretty strict eating program right now and getting GREAT weight loss results. Problem is? I'm getting oh, so bored with my eating choices. The supplements and foods keep me from craving lovely things like steak and chocolate, but still...there's only so much you can do with lean meat. Tired of chicken. Almost tired of salmon. Wah. The bright side? I did just figure out that I can have eggs, so YAY!

My dogs are old. I mean, like 14 and 15 years old. They've begun going potty all over the house and it REALLY stresses me out. Plus I think they have worms. And fleas. And we have fought such a diligent battles against those parasites that I'm upset by our failure. We haven't gone to the vet since getting their annual shots, and if we go now, he will certainly want to do "geriatric" blood work AGAIN, and DANG that's expensive.

We're planning a trip for later in the fall, and please see above re: elderly dogs. There's only one person in the world that I trust to dog sit for us, and if she's not available...AGH.

My oldest daughter has just been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, and while it's such a blessing to know the REASON for her behaviors, it's still exhausting to deal with at times.

Pretty sure my youngest daughter has some sort of Attention Deficit thingie, and her flightiness wears me out some days. Can not be still. Can't. Not an option. But we're working on getting an evaluation, so I'm looking forward to that.

Homeschool this year is like a giant chess match. We have one too few computers, and I haven't found our rhythm yet on who's where, and when. Pooh9 now has a computer in her room, so she's set. But the other two? Keeping them busy and focused has been a challenge so far.

I can't wait for those Christmas sales, so we can get one or two more computers. Of course, we'll have to move out the beds and stuff to fit it all in, but hey, whatever works.

We're going to a fantastic training for our business tomorrow, and am VERY excited. Woo Hoo!

And by the way, I know that my God will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory, and I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Because if it weren't for Him, what sense would anything make?

And on that note, y'all have a great weekend, because I intend to.


WendyDarling said...

I'm so glad your busy and all is going great. ;-)

I have a friend who adopted a boy from Russia, and he also has RAD, as well as brain damage from infant alcohol syndrom. They are really having difficulties, but are so glad they finally have a diagnosis of what is wrong. Turns out it is VERY common in children raised in orphanages/foster care.

Praying for you; and I am so happy for you for deciding to homeschool. ;-) If I can help in any way, please, let me know. ;-)

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Hooray on the weight loss! Sorry your food choices are getting dull. That can make cooking a real (boring) chore.

As far as RAD and ADD, if you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend you get on over to Christine Moers's blog Welcome to My Brain . net. She's raising one child with RAD, at least one with ADD, and she likes to talk about challenges and opportunities in dealing with their behaviors and struggles. She also has links to a ton of different resources.

I don't have any advice on the dogs, but I can certainly sympathize with puddles around the house. I hope you can find a good solution for your vacation!

A Gracious Home said...

I enjoyed your blog. My son had ADD. I started him at preschool age on DHA and it helped tremendously. You can get it at the health food store. It's now in baby food. Welcome to My sounds like a great site. I will check it out. I will remember you in my prayers. God bless, Doylene