Nov 16, 2019

The View

My house looks beautiful with all the Christmas decorations. One thing about having a smaller house, is that our decorations fill the whole place up. It's just so pretty. The living room bright and beautiful. And the dining room has a lovely glow about it that just makes me so happy. When I'm feeling down, I put on a favorite movie, and enjoy the view of the tree beside me. It's the first time I put the tree between the two chairs in living room and having right beside makes me happy.

Nov 15, 2019

My boy

Yesterday, he stayed at school, but he slept all afternoon.  Today, he woke up asking to go to school.  So, I decided to send him in. 

My boy finally seems to be feeling better!! He had a good day in school for the first time to since he got sick. He ate most of his lunch in school, and there's some extra snacks in his bag that it looks like he was eating. He came home and drank juice, he had a snack and then later he ate three sandwiches. He is happy, he is playing, and he seems healthy.

I also went out and bought some high calorie Boost for him. I want to boost his weight up a little bit to be honest. He's lost some weight since he's been sick. And, he was already way too small. The doctor said he was underweight before he even got sick. He didn't need to lose this weight. So I am a happy mommy with a happy boy. What more can I ask for it.

Nov 14, 2019


So the school called to tell me Little Prince was having a full-blown meltdown. They want to know if maybe he was tired. Then they suggested maybe he was hungry. I let them know that he had got a lot of sleep last night, and so he could probably be hungry. He hasn't been eating well lately. So, they said they would head down to lunch and call me back if he was still upset.

The truth is, he could just want to come home.  He hasn't been enjoying school as much since he was home sick for a week.

In the meantime, I'm sitting here on pins and needles wondering whether or not the school is going to call me. I possibly have a couple hours to clean the house and do make supper or I'll have to get up and go get Little Prince. This not knowing thing sucks.

Nov 13, 2019


I am done decorating.  The little girls helped me finish the tree and I wrapped the railing outside.  The house looks so cheerful and cozy.

Nov 12, 2019

Today is the Day

In the spirit of getting in the Christmas mood, I decorated our house today. It was actually fun. It was cute to see the kids so excited. Little Prince came in saw all the decorations and said, "Gifts!" and "Christmas." That means he understands Christmas. And that's really exciting. He was fascinated by the lights and by all the pretty decorations. The only thing I have left to do is put the put the ornaments on the tree. And the Princesses wanted to help with that.  They are going to do that tomorrow. As for me, I am tired but the decorations make me happy. 

Nov 11, 2019


I am putting together a list of cookies and other baked goods that the kids and I can make before Christmas using the things I have in my pantry.  So far I have:
- gingerbread
- peanut butter cookies
- shortbread cookies
- biscuits
- banana bread
- would cornbread be too odd?

We also can make salt dough ornaments!  That will be fun.

Nov 10, 2019

My One Wallow

Here's my little complaint post and then I will try to be positive and festive.

The thing is, I have the kids taken care of.  I will make Christmas happen, they have winter coats, we have snacks for school, but there are things that I can't make happen. The kids have winter coats, I don't (my old leather coat with the ripped up lining will have to suffice)..  The kids will have winter boots by Christmas, I won't have any this year (my old worn out running shoes with holes in the toes will have to do).  I have had a cracked filling for months, I don't know when I will ever get it fixed.  I have no winter tires, I can't afford them and my summer tires gave a slow leak.   We are doing better than last year, we can afford to eat, but this move was supposed to make things so much better and it didn't. I wish we never did this.  I should gave stayed in Nova Scotia.  And lets be honest, I was never that fond of Newfoundland winters!

Okay, that's all I will allow myself.  I am going to spend this season decorating, baking cookies, enjoying holiday movies and my family.  I will NOT wallow in self pity.

Nov 9, 2019


It is still snowing today.  So, we are hunkered down, making broth, enjoying each others company, our nice warm house, Christmas movies, and pumpkin tea. 

Nov 8, 2019

The First

We had the first snow of the season today.  The kids were thrilled.  Little Prince was fascinated.  While I thought it was pretty, I am definitely missing the warm Nova Scotia weather right now.

Nov 7, 2019


The little girls had their first Choir performances today.  It was really good and I was so proud of them!

Nov 6, 2019


Little Prince had another rough day at school  today.  I can only think that being home sick for a week has stressed him out.  His routine was thrown off, and he isn't happy.  This weekend is a long weekend, and so how routine will still be off.  His poor workers at school. 

Nov 5, 2019


I did a bunch of running around today and got a lot done.  Little Prince apparently had a rough day at school.  He was tired and uncooperative.  Oh well, not much I can do.  I hope he isn't feeling sick again.

Nov 4, 2019


My little ones are finally all feeling well enough to go back to school! I am so glad, and do are they!

Nov 3, 2019

Starting Early

I am breaking out my Christmas mug and watching Christmas movies early this year.  I am trying to get myself psyched up for Christmas. 

We are pretty broke already and our income will drop in December and again in January, so I am pretty stressed.  I don't know how I am going to make ends meet, let alone make two birthdays and Christmas happen.  I am counting down the months until our lease is up in six months and we can get ourselves in a better situation. 

So, I am going to decorate after Remembrance Day, watch lots of Christmas movies, try to do baking, and get as much in the spirit of the season as possible. 

Nov 1, 2019

Take 2

Given the fact that my kids couldn't go out trick-or-treating last night, we decided to have a second day of Halloween fun.  We had Slime Spaghetti and eyeballs in blood sauce and watched "Coco". It was a great night.

Oct 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Well, it was cold, it was raining, the kids are sick, and I am sick. But, it wasn't a bad Halloween. The kids had movies and wore their costumes. Then, when they were feeling a little better, they helped and pass out to trick-or-treaters at the door. And, believe it or not, we actually an trick-or-treaters brave the weather to come to get treats. And the girls enjoyed seeing who they were. So, even though I wish they could gave had a regular Halloween, it was kind of fun anyway. And, on Friday night, tomorrow night, we are going to have another movie night with all the leftover candy and just have fun while the kids stay up late.

Princess Snifflefritz spent most of the day miserable, but came around in the evening.

Little Prince was pretty miserable,  but he did come a little alive in the evening.

The little girls even helped hand out treats

Oct 29, 2019


I kept Little Prince and Princess Snifflefritz hime from school today. I think they just need a couple of days off to just be still curl up and get better. Little Prince finally managed to go all day without actually getting a fever. He is still sick, but I do see a little more life in him today than he has had. Now, if I could just get him eating it would be good. On the other hand, I have joined the land of the sick. I should have known that nursing sick babies would eventually make a Sick Mommy. Oh well, we're all sitting around being sick together.

Oct 28, 2019


Princess Snifflefritz made it through the day.  Little Prince got sent home an hour before the end of the day.  I think I am going to keep them both home tomorrow.  I just really wish they would feel better soon. 

Did I Do Right?

Both Princess Snifflefritz and Little Prince seem to be feeling better today. They both wanted to go to school. So, I sent them. But, I'm worried about them. I hope I did the right thing. I hope they have a good day. I am spending the whole day with one ear listening for phone. Waiting for the school to call for me to take them back home.

Oct 27, 2019

Another One

And another one is down.  My poor babies are having a rough time with sickness since starting school.  While he is taking in liquids today, I will be grateful when Little Prince starts eating again. 

Oct 26, 2019

Favorite Time

My favourite parts of the day are relaxing with my first hot cup of coffee of the day, and relaxing with a snack and a made-for-tv movie at the end of the day. Those few minutes of me time where I just put something on TV ( a home show in the morning and a movie in the evening) and I just relax. Now, I am fully aware that when I watch a movie, I'm going to get interrupted 75 times with all sorts of things from the kids. But, I always get at least a few minutes of relaxation with me, my snack and my show. It's even a healthy snack. Doesn't matter, it's me time.

On a side note, Little Prince woke up sick again.  This public school things has been hard on his immune system.

Oct 25, 2019


To update on a couple of things, Little Prince and Princess Belle did well at their appointment the other day. 

The doctor suggested medications that may help Princess Belle with some of her issues.  But, she flatly refused. 

Little Prince is underweight, which we knew.  We are getting bloodwork done to check out his health.

We are getting a referral for Princess Snifflefritz to be get tested.

Princess Belle helped to entertain Little Prince in the waiting room, and he did really well coping with the unfamiliar environment.

Little Prince is feeling a lot better this morning.

Oct 24, 2019


I get so irritated when people say that public school will fix something about Little Prince. Public school is not a cure-all. He still going to be autistic. He's still going to have his challenges. He's not going to go to public school and suddenly become normal. Whatever that is. He may get a little better at some things. And, he is getting better at some things. But, he will always have challenges, he will always have some difficulties, and he will always be autistic. Public school will not cure him.  He is still going to be prone to running.  He is still going to pick at things.   He isn't the way he is because we were homeschooling him and we weren't doing a good job in helping him.  He is the way he is, because he is my beautiful, sweet, funny, autistic boy.  It just feels as though they figure that now that he is in public school it will be all better now.  He will be easy, uncomplicated, and average.  They won't have to make allowances for him anymore.  

Oct 23, 2019

My Boy

Little Prince is sick today. He got up this morning and he seemed tired. I wasn't sure if he was sick or just tired. So I sent him into school. Apparently, he stepped off the bus and got sick. I felt so bad. This is one bad part about him being autistic. He couldn't tell me he was feeling sick. I had no way of knowing other than just how he was acting. And he acts that same way if he just wakes up a little more tired than usual. Anyway, he came home, fell asleep, and slept till lunch time. Now we are up and watching logos on YouTube together.

Oct 22, 2019

A Day

I'm having a high anxiety day. I know I'm overreacting. But, it's hard for me to keep it under control. Princess Magpie is sick again. We got paid but the budget is super tight and it's hard to get everything that I need to get done out of the money we have. Princess Belle and Little Prince both have a doctor's appointment this afternoon. I'm stressed about that. And, I spoke to the doctor and she didn't do the paperwork I need for Princess Belle, which means more delay. And possibly a loss of money for me because of the time frame. It's just a lot of stress. I think I need more coffee and a good chick movie.

This girl is unimpressed with having to go to school without her sister again today.

This little guy was super-tired this morning:

Oct 21, 2019

Poor girl

Poor Princess Magpie was home sick from school today.  She was miserable and hated having to stay home.  She spent the whole day snuggled up in bed. 

Oct 20, 2019

Simply Sunday

It has been a simple but lovely Sunday. It has been a day filled with homemade soup for lunch, Mexican for supper, homework, baths, laughing children, singing, and kid-made Halloween decorations. It is the best kind of Sunday.

He called himself a jack-in-the-box

Oct 19, 2019

Im Loving It

I love my Halloween decorations.  Just seeing them looking all cute and seasonal makes me happy.  I love the ones the kids have made, the reusable ones, and all the colors.  And I LOVE my new Halloween mug.

Oct 18, 2019

She's Home!

Princess Snifflefritz came home from camp today. She was sleepy but happy. She had lots of stories to tell and was thrilled to see her sister and brother. My house is now full again. It is amazing how much quieter the absence of one child can make it. My heart is full.

It seems kind of symbolic that there was a rainbow over her school as she came home from her field trip.