Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|(Through the microwave door... sorry such a funny pic!)|
Saturday, September 24, 2011
|Red Peppers, Green Peppers, Tomatoes, 2 kinds of Apples, Cucumbers, bananas, Nectarines, Grapes, Plums (Holy cow! They are huge!), Onions, lettuce... and when was the last time you could get a pineapple for $.59/lb??)|
Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
The other day, while riding in the car, Caleb said:
"Mom... I t'ink I need ta go to da teeth place"
"The teeth place...? You mean the dentist?", I asked.
"Yeah", my cute 6 year old replied.
"Oh yeah? How come love?", I asked.
To which he replied, matter of factly, "Well... we need ta ask him how come my teeth are leavin' me!"
He lost his second tooth last week...
... appearantly this is a problem! LOL
Friday, September 16, 2011
Today in my morning prayers, I received the distinct impression that I need to write.
Write about it all.
I have been feeding you all fluff, in a vain effort to avoid feeling the realities of our life. Some realities are amazing and good. Some are down right dark and hard. And all make up this amazing quilt of our lives!
I also have been justifying not posting because I am out of order, and so far behind on putting up pictures... blah blah blah.
Well... my 10 years of FLYLady experience has taught a great principle that I have not been applying:
"Jump in where you are" and "You are not behind".
Meaning... quit waiting for xyz and LIVE your life.
So... without further ado... here's some real honest truth updates:
I've decided to go back to school. I was working through all the hoops, feeling quite happy with my choice. Full-time college while my kids are all in school all day seemed logical. It could help better our family's situation, our future, my mental capacity and much more. We would undoubtedly qualify for grants after the last couple of years we have had. I was READY.
I spent the day at the college, filling out last minute paperwork, and taking the dread assessment tests (who really wants to know how much info did not stay in their heads from school at age 35??). The English portion was not too hard for me. I loved English, in fact if I had applied myself I would have done really well in high school - I was in honors English for heavens sake! I just never applied myself. I denied myself that potential... but seriously... let's not open *that* can of worms! LOL!!
The math was TORTURE.
Literally. It hurt my mind. See... since my stroke... numbers do not stick. Tell me a phone number? it is gone within seconds. Tell me how long to cook something? I can't recall it from the time it took to turn around and push the buttons on the timer. Really. It's that bad. I can't even remember what channel I was just watching if it isn't a show I know belongs on a certain channel from before my stroke. Remembering what grade my kids are in is rough. Unless it's a number I knew before the stroke... it is like an opposite magnet to my brain's memory system. I am doing daily brain exercises to try and improve that. (and they literally hurt my head)
SOOO... here I am taking the math assessment test. I KNOW I know how to do the problem before me. I know the steps. Common... it's "elementary algebra" for heaven's sake! LOL Nope. I would get one or two steps into a problem and completely have no idea how I got there and where I was going with it. It would take me 10-15 min per problem!! Story problems like the ones our 2-3rd graders bring home?? Could not take all the steps. Even with writing them down! :P It was t.o.r.t.u.r.e!!! I admit though... some of the processing got better the more I did. (hence why I am now pushing daily practices) I bombed it. I will have to take a bunch of prep math classes. *sigh*
I left campus that day, glad the tests were behind me, ready to go online and select my classes.
And then I thought I should stop at the grocery store for some items for dinner. Not a good choice in my life....