Sunday, August 26, 2012

The positives!

Despite last week being riddled with negatives, I didn't list many positives in my last post. 2 big things did occur this week which should be addressed.


Yes, the kiddos started school and they all loved it! Kieran in in TREC (gifted and talented) again this year, she scored above the 98% and 99% in her National test scores. Gage was accepted into both Pre AP Science and Pre AP Social Studies. He was hoping to get into at least one, but his National test scores in both from last year were both very high. Ryker has been super excited about Kindergarten and loves his teacher. He also loves that he doesn't have to sleep during his "nap time".

 2. My "last day" at Vista was Tuesday. I had originally planned to be there a few hours finalizing stuff, but due to the ER trip the night/morning before I only came in for an hour with Heston at my side. Now I am down to 2 jobs. Both of which I will be keeping. It's nice not to have to worry about squeezing in what little time I could give on Mondays and Tuesdays. Now I can relax a little and not have to run back and forth between the two on those days. Starting next week I have a full day of clients through my contract on both those days. There were of course other positives, but I wanted to address those two especially. So far this day has been good. And it's been raining, which has been much needed.

My mood is more positive as well. And yes, I was able to make it to church this morning. Ironically we covered spiritual warfare. hmmm

I'm looking forward to this week.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Awful week...

I'm just hoping it's on its way out. Murphy's Law was kicking my butt all week long.

Sunday (Saturday night)- Heston was sick the night before with cold and slept horribly. Therefore I slept horribly, unable to make it to church (maybe this was the spark?).

Monday (Sunday night)- Another horrible night made even worse. Heston woke me up before 2 a.m. I had Steven take him so I could sleep some, only... I couldn't ever fall back asleep. AT ALL! Stomach started hurting a few hours into it. Thought it was from lack of sleep. Canceled 2 of my 3 sessions that day as I couldn't get a hold of the other. On my way into seeing that client she called to cancel. Realized my stomach isn't hurting due to lack of sleep but from a bug. Went home, tried to sleep, maybe got 2 hours? Stomach was buggin.

Monday night into Tuesday- already told Steven earlier I was going to bed early as I was hurting for sleep. Luckily stomach bug was easing up. 9:30 p.m. I get ready for bed, turn down my covers, and Steven comes in holding Heston with a bad look on his face. Heston's little man parts were extremely swollen, about 3 times the size in a matter of a couple of hours since last diaper change. We both freaked. Decided he needed to go to ER in case it was something bad. Steven just started back to teaching this week and Tuesday would only be day #2, so I agreed to take Heston to Talequah to the Indian Hospital (yes, us white folk happen to be card carrying Native Americans). I leave at 9:45. I get there and there are a few people there, but apparently only one Doctor because we waited forever. It was after 2 a.m. before we got called back. They did blood tests and a very thorough ultrasound on his man parts. I had to hold him all night long. Thank you God for letting me remember my sling, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do it. The only time I didn't hold him is when he got his blood drawn and they gave him the ultrasound, oh and the 2 minutes I asked a nurse to hold him so I could pee. Other than the drive to and from I held him the whole time. BTW, we didn't get back until 5:30 a.m. That is almost 8 hours for a ER trip. CRAZY! He was diagnosed having a hydrocele caused from an infection. We were given antibiotics and sent home. So I get home a realize there is no way I can work with the lack of sleep I have had. If you know my history at all you know I went to the NAVY at 18 and got sent home for seizures due to lack of sleep. So yes, severe lack of sleep is a fear for me. Tuesday day - Heston stayed with me all day. I got 3 hours of sleep during the day. Still about 13-15 behind what I need.

Wednesday - Blurry. Heston still slept horribly. I woke up at 4:45 and tried to get Steven to take him. By the time I got him woke up I was too awake to go back to sleep. Anyways, up and at 'em. Several no shows in therapy. Yay.

Thursday - My birthday. Got to sleep until 6 for the first time all week :). I have a cold :(. Had to take Heston to check up. Asked Steven to make it early in morning so I could try to make it through as much as possible before I had to go to work. He took a half day. Well, we waited and I had to leave before we got called back :(. Swelling is going down, no major concerns by Doctor. Still too exhausted to enjoy birthday.

Friday - Another sleeping until 6 but continued cold. Nothing terrible I suppose.

Saturday - finally, my day to sleep in! Wrong, Heston woke up early :(. Exhausted all day long!!

And here we are getting ready to go to bed, hoping and praying for a better week. Sleep is still behind. A good night sleeps seems like the best gift right now.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August oh August!

What other month in the year can be so stressful? Even December takes a second to this one in my life. I don't know what my husband and I were thinking by getting married this month. Ideally we should have waited until September, but we did it before college started in the Fall. August will also be the month when school starts for everyone. That will never change. And now that Steven is a teacher it will also be the time he goes back to being a non stay at home dad, which I admit I have enjoyed (he's actually pretty good at it). This August also marked the beginning of my business opening, however I have not been able to do much considering I am still waiting on my insurance panelings. This week is my last at Vista, just in time for school to start on Monday. Luckily the have a replacement for me in my 3 schools. My contract work is busier than I could have ever imagined. I am up to 26 clients. And they have to be seen weekly. Not sure how much I will be able to see my private clients if this keeps up. Being contract work it will ease up and eventually I will have a nice balance between the two.

Last month I told my husband I wanted to get rid of our Freestyle. It had too many issues from the get go and its stupid electronic transmission had "issues". So he actually listened and got on the ball searching for a good replacement. This past week we got lucky and got a Hyundai Entourage minivan and they offered a good trade in value for the Freestyle. So far I love it, sadly he will be driving it more as he takes the 3 oldest to and from school. So he is calling it his mini van. A real man will drive mini vans! ;)

If this wasn't a crazy month I might actually be able to enjoy my birthday coming up. As it stands I am too tired to enjoy or look forward to it.

My "husband's" new mini van. I like that it is Hyundai, it matches my car. :)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Grand Opening

Our Grand Opening was a success. This week has been so crazy. Seems like it's getting even more so.
Here are some pics from our awesome open house. The purplish one is my office. And it's just in the beginning phase, much more to come.