Mach 3 is the speed from Back To School until Halloween! And also the speed of growth that Aubrey Jo is having! EVERYONE SLOW DOWNNNNNNNNN! (yep, still can't decide on halloween costumes...if i wait any longer, i won't be able to get the one we want....decisions, decisions)
Aubrey Jo is spending the weekend with us (napping now or i couldn't post up). I think the kids' college-papers-due were stacking up. I don't know HOW Gabe and Ally do it, cuz i haven't showered, the house is a mess, and supper was way late last night! Aubrey doesn't like to be "stuck" anywhere now, she insists on being up and on her legs with a full 360 view!
I do get a break when the Cards are playing!
And of course EVERYONE has to get in on the action with her! Jager feels his job is to make sure her head stays sparkling clean! She thinks the dogs are hysterical!
She also has moved from a floopy little thing, to miss stiffie! Gayla? Gabe said to post this one for you...her newest trick:
He's pretty excited about it, as we could never do this with Molly!! We are all agog with that mach3 speed of devolopement in a typical child, although she has still not bypassed the size of the big, ugly baby!!
Miss Molly helps with all the chores! Sometimes by just giving me a more to do...no, I am not diapering BUB!
Mach speed is also the speed at which she coos, laughs, plays with the puppies....and then ZONKS! Too much entertainment proves itself in narcoleptic action!
We're all wanting to be snuggle bunny... due to cooler weather and september stress.
My tummy was so tore up on Thursday I had to take a powder (ulcer? not viral for sure), and Molly seems more subdued this weekend. Sometimes just getting through the week is tough on all of us, adult or child. I forget she has her own issues at school, and they are just as important to her,as the grown up issues are to me. We both distract by watching movies, and hiding under the covers.
They are unknown to me. I know they exist, and can compensate for some..*the power just blinked and the "Little Bear" she was watching while snuggled turned off...the GROAAAAAAAAAAAN that came from my bedroom registered on the richter scale!*
That one is an easy fix...but the others? The ones that cause her so much grief in the morning she feels the need to throw her shoes at her teacher? I can't read them. But they are there. Does something happen on the bus? What causes a child happy and excited leaving home...to be grumpy and noncompliant for her first classes? Moms of kids with Special Needs have many worries, and alot of FAITH in her teachers.
My stressors? Much easier to put into words.
1) Not knowing how to fix her stressors. Being unable to bridge the communication to a level of REALLY COMPREHENDING what is going on in that pretty little head.THAT is the most frustrating thing.
2) We're still waiting on the MRI results for Larry, should talk to the doctor sometime this week. Either answer we get is not good.
3) New management at the store and not knowing where I fit in, I'm watching others and know they're feeling the same way. And as always in retail, wondering why regular people can be so evil when they think no one is looking!
4) WILD BLUE HI-SPEED!! When it works, it's like 1/4 of what DSL is...I am currently on "dial up time-out" again because we blew our "alotted" bandwidth. The sarge does his ancestry, and i upload pics. Neither of us is outrageous with our work, but $70.00/month does not cover it! CENTURY-TEL PHONE COMPANY! FFS...get us the DSL! THIS is one frustrating expense i would rather do without!! Which brings us to.....
5) Finances....are yall feeling this? $5.00/gal for milk,gas OR a 10 bag of potatoes! My $100 trip to the store now $200.00, and the $30.00 tank of gas is ranging from $60-$100 depending on what day I fuel up! All the regular bills have also increased, but my paycheck hasn't.
So, we make adjustments...first thing, the savings acct gets neglected, we bypassed a real vacation this summer, and I've added 'leftovers' to the supper menu.
The latter really had to happen,because I can't seem to cook for 2. Molly and I can split one serving, and the sarge can have the rest. Those beans i made last week??? could have fed 6 people...can't seem to cook them any other way. I wonder if I will ever get over cooking an amount sufficient to feed us AND the boys! They've both been gone since 2006...and you would think 2 years would be long enough to adjust....*sigh*
I can't imagine this strain on college students, single moms, and the fixed incomers. It breaks my heart, and I so hope WHOEVER takes the USA helm steers this economy in a direction that takes care of the working stiffs. I hope, but the worry is deep as I really believe that the current administration DOES NOT CARE whether or not Joe Blow can save a dime, or can pay his utility bills. They have never known the fear that comes when creditors (paid hit-men) call your house, tell your children what a loser their mommy is cuz she won't pay her bills, and SCREAM at mommy when she finally gets to the phone. If they knew what went on with these firms, SURELY they would put a stop to it.
If those of us that have the ability to speak up for ourselves can't get the job done,just imagine what's going to happen to our special children! We have to do something
NOW! Please get involved/educated, vote wisely, and keep active with your congress. Be the squeaky wheel!
MAKE THEM STOP THE UNNECCESARY SPENDING! And make your representatives do it at state levels. Make them do like we have to do. give up the extras, tighten their belts. and I'm not talking healthcare...I'm talking THEIR PERKS and RAISES!
And to the top 1%?? The Ultra Wealthy??
Really...what are you going to do with it? Another house?Another car? HELP the govt with the economy! You obviously know how to handle the big dollars, TEACH THEM If you can't do that? Set up help here in the states for the struggling! That's not socialism...that's Christianity....or just being decent human beings. Do it in a central system that we can watch, contribute to, and participate in.
Do something you can be proud of. Look at the problems, Form a Committee...set up 10 areas that need to be address AND THEN ADDRESS THEM! Yall could CURE CANCER if you put your minds and your wallets to work. JUST DO IT!!
For the rest of us? Take care of your neighbors in whatever way you can, and start Demanding that
this govt that was suppose to be OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE start acting in just that manner.They cannot ignore ALL OF US, if we speak to them in one voice.
Ok enough ranting...I'll let Aunt Molly watch the baby for a sec, while i attend to the latest carpet disaster...Did you know that OBVIOUSLY Halloween Oreos do NOT taste like double-stuffs...BUT, make EXCELLENT ORANGE finger paints??????