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Been forever [Mar. 28th, 2008|10:34 am]
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And I'm just testing. To blog or not to blog...
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Shannon [May. 31st, 2007|09:59 am]
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Shannon, I don't know if you still read livejournal but my computer deleted some of my favorites and I can't get to your blog that you still have. Could you send me the link?
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Interview Me [Feb. 16th, 2007|08:22 am]
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Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more
intimate!
You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


I was intervied by Charv. Here are my answers (I don't know how to do a cut, or even if I can)

1. If you could talk to anyone, fictional or not, living or dead, who would it be?
--I'd like to talk to Christopher Reeve. I found him so inspiring I'd love to sit down and have a chat with him.

2. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
--Probably as a midwife, grown children, traveling a lot with dh, possible living on a farm but definately still in the country somewhere.

3. What is your earliest memory?
--I don't have a lot of early memories. I'm not sure why that is. I remember when I got my glasses and I was probably 8 or 9 years old. I don't remember my first few grades of school at all.

4. What is your favourite meal?
--Anything mexican. Dh actually can't eat tacos and fajitas anymore because we have them so often.

5. Where is the first placeyou go when you head online?
--Normally to check my email.
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I am...really [Feb. 8th, 2007|03:22 pm]
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I'm still alive everyone. I have no excuse or anything. I just havn't been keeping up with my journal.

I'm online a lot less these days.

Patrick is doing great in Jr Kindy. I'm really proud of him. Matthew's doing wonderfully too and I'm proud of him also. Sometimes it's hard to remember just because he doesn't have "issues" and he's always well behaved that he needs to know how well he's doing too. I've been working on that.

I dunno, life is just life. I'm happy. We've discussed moving recently. I'm doing better at keeping my house. James was so happy yesterday to see that I kept the fire going all day in the wood stove, the kitchen was clean and I'd started de-cluttering our bedroom (the clutter's mostly mine btw).

Anyway, I can't promise I'll be back any time soon but I will try. I do read and keep up with everybody.
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stolen from char [Nov. 11th, 2006|10:58 am]
blissfulmama
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Sunday I gave momeejenjen a Dutch Oven (-10 points). In January mommyshannon and I robbed a bank (-50 points). In June I ruled Duluth, Minnesota as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). In July I pulled nikc's hair (-5 points). Last Saturday I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-773 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!

Sincerely,
blissfulmama

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CHAR [Nov. 9th, 2006|10:38 am]
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CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARR!

Charlene I need to talk to you RIGHT NOW! I'm about to do something I probably shouldn't do. I need you to either encourage me by being a bad influence or stop me.
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I'm bored [Oct. 4th, 2006|11:45 am]
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Almost time for Patrick to get on the bus. I have nobody to talk to on the phone and nothing I can do until he goes so....here I am.

Lit a fire in the woodstove and, of course, smoked out the basement. It's fine though and now the fire is lit.

Today's pizza day at school. I don't know why but I didn't want Matthew to feel left out so I paid for it. Silly me. We don't eat junk as a regular rule and we probably can't afford it so we won't be doing it next semester. Turns out he's not so shy anymore and not much bothers him. Who'd have thought?

Today I have to go get 100 pics printed off my digital camera. One of the downfalls of not using a film camera is you don't HAVE to get them develped before you take more. *sigh* We're going to my in-laws this weekend and I really need to bring some newer pics.

I was upset yesterday. Two days in a row now Patrick has melted down getting off the bus and stayed that way for over an hour. I'm guessing that the afternoon in school is just as much as he can handle and he's needing to let off steam. I have no idea what the solution is. My wonderful dh brought dinner home though cause I didn't get any made.

Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy he's doing so well in school. It just hurts my heart when he melts down and it does then take a lot of work, physical and mental, to get him calmed down. This isn't tantrums. It's like he can't process with his brain. So he cries a bit, lays in his bed, climbs on me crying, can't answer yes/no questions reliably etc.

Anyway, that's what's going on in my life right now. Just had to blurt some stuff out.
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well hello everyone [Sep. 23rd, 2006|03:54 pm]
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We did not fall off the face of the earth.

The boys are great. Patrick had his first full week of school and things are going amazingly. Much better than we ever could have hoped for. He's even riding the bus successfully.

Matthew has adjusted to grade 1. The hardest thing being the long day at school instead of half days. He's doing well and his teacher says he's delightful.

Beavers has started up again. Matthew goes now and they will take Patrick when he turns 5. He'll have to have a support person though.

I'm thinking of teacher Patrick how to play the piano.

I'm finally getting some time to myself. Maybe I'll even get a chance to update regularly. LOL
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I'm so sorry [Aug. 11th, 2006|01:55 pm]
blissfulmama
I wish people would stop saying this to me. Whenever it comes up in conversation that Patrick has recently been diagnosed with Autism I get "Oh, I'm so sorry, that must be so difficult".

Perhaps I just need to educate a bit. Patrick is still the same child he was the day before the diagnosis. Life wasn't easy before and it isn't easy now. But hey, my kid is alive and healthy and we are so happy for that.

He is the sweetest child. Seriously, I rarely meet a child who's a sweet, happy and wonderful as he is. Some of that is parental bias of course but some of it isn't. I've met some really annoying, whiney kids and sometimes I go home glad I have Patrick and not those "normal" kids.

Autism is a progressive disorder. Meaning although he's slower than other kids in his emotional and social development and life is harder for him in general he will always improve. And it makes us all so happy when he masters a new skill.

People also seem to think that means he's dumb. Autistic children can be metally delated just like typical children can be. But they are not more inclined to be so. Also, autistic children aren't all hidden savants either who are super smart but have communication issues. I hate it when people try to make me feel better but trotting out this myth.

Anyway, sorry about the rant. Just needed to get it out.
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sleep, glorious sleep [Jul. 26th, 2006|08:58 am]
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Patrick woke me up this morning as usual. I've pretty much given up hope of ever getting a full night's sleep. Today he woke me up at......wait for it.......8:30!!!!

I couldn't believe it. Yay Patrick (and me *grin*)!
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