Jul 31, 2020

Good Enough

My goal today was to enjoy my kids, take it easy, and stay out of my own head.  I tried to not think as much as possible so that I could avoid anxiety.  So far, it seems to be successful.  It may not be a good long term plan, but it is good enough for now.  I will choose to enjoy the little things.

Jul 30, 2020

The Struggle is Real.

I am struggling with major anxiety right now.  I am functioning around the house and getting things done, but I feel SO stressed at all times.  I had to take quiet time for a little while today's I felt my blood pressure get so high that I got a headache.  This will pass, but it sucks.

Jul 29, 2020


Today was a quiet day at home.  I  got the house tidier after a day out yesterday.  It was just really untidy.  So, today, I tidied, did laundry and just did home things.

Jul 27, 2020

Trying Again

I have been working my butt off to try to find a way to make our life better. The biggest thing we need to change is our housing. Rent takes up most of our income and, we just can't cover all our expenses here. So, I have been looking for a place, but Covid-19 has made it complicated. I am pursuing different avenues but so much of it is out of my control. I had my hopes up for the last place, but it was the worst dump I have ever seen. The pictures must have been decades old. It was in a great location and it would have made such a difference financially. I was heartbroken. Tomorrow I am trying again, but I am scared to get my hopes up again.  The anxiety of this whole thing is costing me sleep again. Yuck!

Jul 26, 2020


I spent today trying hard to just function.  I didn't get enough sleep last night and today I feel foggy and exhausted.  Thank goodness my kids were little angels and behaved themselves today.  Even the rainy day didn't dampen their spirits.

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Jul 25, 2020


Well, it didn't happen.  I am super disappointed.  But, it would not have been the good thing that I thought it would.  I am more than a little heartbroken.

Jul 24, 2020

Trying Hard

I am working on something that would greatly improve our lot in the long term.  It would be really hard for a month or two, but if it works, it will be amazing after that.  We are looking into some of it tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed!!

On the other hand, the kids had fun outside today.  I got them some chalk, bubbles, and playdoh. They had a great time.

Weight Loss

I have been on the keto diet for 30 days now. I have to say, I feel better on this then I did on WW. The thing is, I don't feel deprived. I don't feel like I need cheat days. In 30 days, I haven't had a cheat day. I am in the last month, I have lost 8.6 pounds. I lost one pound this week. I don't mind my weight loss being slow, as long as it keeps going in the right direction. I have been really careful about keeping my fat intake healthy and getting lots of electrolytes. As a result, I haven't had any negative results so far. 

Jul 23, 2020


We gave a Little Prince and old cell phone and case which we had in a drawer. He can play games on it. He loves it. He is still learning that sometimes he has to wait for it to charge. It is a learning process. But, I am certain he will get used to it. It is fun to listen to the joy he has with his phone.

Jul 22, 2020


Happy birthday to my beautiful daughter,  Maggie! She is such a sweet, sensitive, caring, smart, incredible person.  I am do proud of her.

Jul 20, 2020

Not bad

Despite the fact that I only got 2 1/2 hours of sleep last night, I did manage to be a little productive.  I got some things done, ate well, and enjoyed my babies.  Not too bad, all things considered.

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Jul 19, 2020

This face

This is the face of the sweetest little boy in the world.  He is so funny.  He makes me laugh every day.  He is sweet and doesn't like when people are upset.  He is constantly learning and loves to know new things.  He doesn't let Autism hold him back.  He is incredible and wonderful.  He may not learn as quickly as other people, but he is fantastic.

Jul 18, 2020


I spent some time outside chatting with our neighbor.  She is awesome and I really enjoy our conversations.  Today, her dog was making me laugh as she sat with her nose to the fence so that she could see the kids next door. 

Jul 17, 2020


It is a beautiful day.  Warm, sunny, and a light breeze.  The kids spent time outside and I did a million and a half loads of laundry.   I starting to see a dent in the laundry, thank goodness.

Jul 16, 2020


We had a quiet day today. We did manage to get the kids rooms clean. It was nice to get that all done. Then the kids enjoyed some fun time. Little Prince enjoyed time on the deck. He insisted on bringing all of the stuffies out onto the deck. He made a little nest, sat in it, and hugged his 'magic' pillow. It is a sparkly pillow that belongs to his sister.  He thinks the sparkles must mean it is magic.  It was super cute.

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Jul 15, 2020

Catching Up

I spent today doing countless loads of laundry. Many, many trips up-and-down the stairs with laundry. I also puttered around getting the kitchen and clean, the Dining Room clean, and working on the kids bedrooms.

I am trying really hard to get this house under control. It feels like since quarantine started everything and just got a little behind. So now, I am catching up. I am getting my house under control, I am getting my weight under control, and I am working on my finances (as best as in my control).

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Jul 14, 2020


It was freezing out today, but my boy wanted to play outside anyway.  I insisted on him wearing a jacket.  Princess Snifflefritz made a little nest of pillows and a blanket and lived her best life with her phone.

Jul 13, 2020

I'm Loving It

I love watching my girls with their brother.  They teach him so much with their play and he adores them completely. (The feeling is quite mutual).

Jul 12, 2020


My Little Prince has started having preferences with regards to his clothes.   He loves his Santa pajama bottoms, his astronaut sleeper, and his alien sleeper.  For the most part, where I can, I let him take the lead.  He loves it.  Today, he was running around outside on the deck in a light sprinkle of rain wearing a puppy sleeper. He was SO happy.  Later, he came in and spent some time cooling off in just his diaper.  I think he likes feeling like he has some say in as many parts of his world as possible.

Jul 11, 2020

Poor baby

Despite my best efforts my baby boy got a sunburn.  He was even wearing long sleeves and pants!  How do I help him in a way that he can understand.   Poor little guy.

Jul 10, 2020


I love my neighbor!  Yesterday, while were out, we got a text from her, "Put out your garbage. Have a great day!"

Today, she mowed our yard. Little Prince set himself up on the deck to watch her as he loves all machines of all kinds.

I really do think that I have the sweetest neighbor ever.

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Jul 9, 2020


We took Princess Magpie out to get booster shots today.  She was so brave.  I was really proud of her.  She amazes me sometimes.

She was feeling silly as we were leaving. 

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Jul 8, 2020

Little Prince

Little Prince is having a rough couple of days.   I can only think that he is missing  school, since he did mention it yesterday.  On a positive side, he has started showing interest is potty training again!  So that is a wonderful thing.  And, he insisting on wearing the alien Jammies that are getting too short in the arms.  He is so silly.

Jul 6, 2020


So, I am trying everything that I can think of to help my sciatic pain.  Hot showers, walking, painkillers, anything.  It is affecting my sleep and I can NOT have that.  Today feels like the longest day ever.

Jul 5, 2020


Somewhere along the way I hurt my sciatic nerve.  My hip, leg and back are in so much pain!  What do you guys do for sciatica?

Jul 3, 2020

New Glasses

My youngest baby girl, Princess Snifflefritz got glasses today.  She looks adorable and was excited to get them.