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Monday, October 29, 2007

Menu Plan Monday - Oct 29th

Boy, I think I almost hyperventilated when I saw Orgjunkie had moved her blog.. I do enjoy reading about her adventures.
Anyways, for my Menu
Mon- Hubby's BD - Not sure at 9:30 AM. I pulled ground beef out of hte freezer, but that was this Am and it will not be thawed. I may stop and pick up a steak. I did take him out for Ribs last night.
Tues- Chicken Pot pie from leftovers of the beer can chicken we grilled on Saturday
Wed - Hubby is out of toen until Friday - Maybe I'll use the defrosting ground beef and make Johnny Marzetti.
Thurs - Soup and Sandwiches
Fri - Dad's Home Yea! He can decide. LOL! Hubby works half days on Friday. I have been getting into the habit of leaving Friday dinners in his lap. Poor Guy.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Parent-teacher Conferences

Hi Everyone,

We had parent teacher conferences this week. They went very well. DS8 is doing wonderfully academically, we just need to sort out his social issues. I'm hoping that once he gets back into an organized sport that that might help with his energy level and the pent-up anger his teacher is observing. The school psychologist is working with him.

We spoke to 3 of the 5 teachers that have Ds12. He is doing pretty good. There are some behaviors he should change. Apparently he is more advanced in math than his new classmates. So he sometimes reads a novel in math class. His history teacher commented about hsi poor handwriting and suggested that he type as much of his homework as he can and take his time when he cannot type.

Overall, we were quite happy.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Menu Plan Monday - Oct 22

Hi Folks,
Mon - Salisbury steak
Tues - Ham and Green beans in the crockpot
Wed - Turkey Pot pie
Thurs - Spaghetti
Fri - Not sure...
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Suffering has ceased.

So I suffered with an intense sinus headach for about 26 hours. Last night about 7:30 I asked Hubby to run to the drugstore to get some Sudafed. An hour after I took those 2 little red pills, my headache was gone. I usually have some in the house. I did go looking for some in my tote bag. There were 2 but they had been reduced to powder.

Oh why did I take so long to find a desongestant? Ah stubbornness.

As a side note, the last time I purchased Sudafed was before the put it behind the counter. I bough a huge bottle of it. Now I think you need to show your driver's license and sign over your first born.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Various and Sundry...

Hey Folks,
It's Wednesday. I feel rotten. I have this pounding in my head that is so hard it is annoying my stomach. I got half way to work this morning when I realized I left my laptop at home. So I turned around to get it. It cost me an hour. I almost wish I had stayed home.

The 8yo is still struggling. I feel like I was completely off my game. I made the assumption that chaging schools would be a piece of cake for him. But it's not. We talked about another incident at school. He started to go back to his room. I did not like the look on his face so I called him back. As I wrapped my arms aroung his he burst into tears. He said he was having a hard time. I told him we woudl do what ever we can to help him.

This morning I reminded him to "treat others the way you want them to treat you." I hope he remembers it.

Speaking of the 8 Yo, Sunday, on our drive home from North Carolina he asked if I had my laptop.
"Can I use it to get on the internet?"
"Sorry Bud, we do not ahve Road Runner in the car."

I guess I need to expalin how wireless internet is more like a cell phone that Tv or radio signals.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Menu Plan Monday - Oct 15

Hi Everyone,

Had a wonderful long weekend visiting my parents in North Carolina. It was nice and relaxing.

But we had to come home. Here is my menu for the week:

Mon - Stroganoff & Homemade Ice cream - My cream has today as the sell by date on it.

Tue - Chicken breasts

Wed - Kielbasa & Pineapple chunks & baked beans

Thurs- Hamburgers & MAc and Cheese

Fri - Pizza homemade on store-bought crusts.

Have a great week!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'm a big fat Liar...

I just got an email from the 8 YOs teacher. He was in an argument again. He's not making friends. He's rarely happy in school. He does not seem to kow how to deal with his anger.

He tells me things are going well with school, he does nto balk about going. His grades are excellent. I though things were going splendidly.

I think we have some issue to deal with.

But Mom, I just wanted to tell you....

I was so happy when the bus stopped to load my boys this morning. Fall weather finally arrived and they had to trade their Unifrom shorts for Uniform pants. I've asked many times if their pants were OK. Sure, fine, great. The 8yo has decided that he cannot handle buttons on his pants. He prefers hooks. (The French toast brand has hooks). I explained that I would get him new pants but he had to wear one of hte two pair he already had in his room todaya nd make do.

The problem was he continuously tried to explain what the problem was. I got it! This is an issue we are having with him. He feels the need to get in the last word. He wants to explain everything 14 times. And he comes off as arguing. He just won't drop it when we acknowledge his issue/thought/emotion. How maddening. So my voice gets raised and he tells me I am scaring him. Sigh. He's a good actor.

Then the ADHD 12yo was unable to keep from singing/squealing/making all kinds of weird noises. That did not help my patience any.

Then... The 8 Yo had to run back in to get a sweatchirt, after I reminded him no less than 6 times that he would need one.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Update on the boys

Yesterday they brought home papers for conference sign-ups. The 8 YO's teacher included his grades for 4 subjects. He's in the 90's in all subjects. But we wills till go in and talk to the teacher. He has some minor behavior issues.

Now the ADHD 12 YO, on the other had, has 4 teachers. So which one do I meet with. So I asked to see his plan book. Which subject has he had the most missing assignments. Ah ha, Language Arts. Actually I asked to see the LA teacher as well as him homeroom teacher (she teaches Math).

When he handed me his plan book, I was pleasantly surprised to have him hand me a binder with his plan book in it. He also had gathered folders that fit into the binder and they were labeled with each subject name. Now this was leftovers form a couple of years ago. But I was delighted becasue it said to me that he recognized that he was haivng a problem with the flow of homework between school and home. He decided to do something about it. I guess Dad telling him that he lost TV/Internet/Video game privledges for three weeks as long as he did not bring hoe another missing assignment made an impact. We are anxious for him to get intot he mode of not procrastinating on his homework because when wrestling practices 4 or 5 days a week begin next month, he will need to do his homework when he can.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Hi Everyone,

This morning I got up and cooked tonight dinner so that it just needs to be haeted up.

Mon - Ground Beef Night - Cheeseburger Sloppy joes _ I have Physical therapy 5:30 - 6:30 so the family will et without me

Tues - Chicken Night- I will do somehting with Frozen chicken breasts

Wed - More Physical Therapy - Not sure - but there's loads in the freezer -Maybe Polish Sausage.

Thur - We are headed to NC for a long weekend. The Archdioceses has their teachers convention and the school is closed Th & F.

HAve a great week,


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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Hit and Run

So Many things going on. We have a meeting tonight for the kids making their First Communion this spring. I sent out an email to family and Godparents giving the 2 possible date. The Godfather replies - "Thanks for the 6 month notice." Knowing him he was being sarcastic. But hey, the out of town Grandparents like that information. I guess I need to send a letter or postcard to my Fil who does not have email. I'm sure he will make it a point to come in for the occasion.

Hubby is going to a seminar in Chicago in November. I going to go with him. (Yeah, Chicago in November). I think my Mom is going to come up and stay with the boys. I'm actually looking forward to it.

Next week the boys are off school Thursday and Friday. I made the Drs appointments for Thursday afternoon. Afterwards we are hitting the road and going to visit My Mom and Dad. And now Hubby gets to go with us. It's been over a year since we were down there. Between moving and my Dad's back surgery, my 8 YO breaking his arm....

Monday, October 01, 2007

Menu Plan Monday - Oct 1

I did sit down and develop my plan. I kept thinking about posting it, but did nto get to it. So Here goes:
Sunday - Tip Roast in crockpot eaten with crusty bread and broccoli. I even made a chocolate pudding pie for dessert.
Monday - Sloppy joes - regular, We are trying Aldi's version of the Manwich sauce.
Tuesday - Chicken and rice
Wednesday - I plan to take the leftover beef and au ju and make vegatable beef soup.
Thursday - Not really sure - Spaghetti or more of the Kielbasa in the freezer.
Friday - Out for my birthday since Sat (my actual birthday) I am taking to byos to watch my cousin play football in Georgetown KY.
Have agreat day.
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