Monday, March 24, 2014

this and that

  • I've been missing in this space because I got busy with life.
  • work has been busy. Which I really appreciate. Most of the time. Except when it means I don't have time for blogging.
  • thankfully, we've not been sick lately. which leads me to my next point...
  • I need spring to come, like for real, not this teasing "Hello, it's Spring for two days and then it snows again" crap. We've had at least 2 more snow days since my post on snow days. It's ridiculous. and I'm certain this is related to why at least one of us has had some form of cold/upper respiratory gunk pretty continuously since November.
  • we've been participating in a co-op called Bountiful Baskets the last couple of months. It's a great deal (6 each veggies and fruits, generally providing most of the produce we need for a week for just $15, or upgraded to an all organic basket for $25). They also offer different foods in bulk so we've been getting those (a bushel of apples for $25, 25lbs of brussel sprouts for $18, 22lbs of asparagus for $28) and then canning and/or freezing them. I kind of love canning and want to can AllTheThings. Hubby rolls his eyes at me. Until he eats the stuff. I love seeing all those colorful cans lined up in the pantry. and i need to convince hubby that we need a bigger deep freezer. 
  • maybe one day I'll do a post about canning. once I know what I'm doing and feel confident that I'm not going to give anyone botulism.
  • the kid's behavior has been stellar the last couple of weeks. Idk why, but I'll take it. We've been praising him all over the place and I know that is also making a difference but I'm not really sure what else is going on. Just hoping it's a trend that continues.
  • we did manage to post hearts on the boys' door every day in February. I think it helped me focus on being more positive. Maybe. E didn't pay the slightest bit of attention to them. The kid barely did. I rate it as not worth doing again. Oh well. I should at least take pics of their doors before taking them down because they look cute. But, seeing as I'm sure it'll be like August before I get around to that, I'm sure I have plenty of time.
  • e's favorite song is Beyonce's "All the Single Ladies" (or whatever the real name of that song is). He sings it. All. The. Time. and it is hilarious. I should get a video.
  • so, turns out the self-absorbed midwife was right about my Vit D level. And I admit it was irritating that she was right. I am taking some outrageously high dosage of it once a week for the next couple of months. But, I've seen no change as it relates to any of my symptoms so there's that. And I am still on the search for a new provider. The phone call we had when she told me the results would be good fodder for another post. Because it was no better than my actual visit with her.
  • I really miss nursing E. A lot. He still asks on occasion. it doesn't seem it's because he really wants to, but more because he's curious as to what my response will be. mostly I tell him that he's all done nursing and gets milk from a cup now. he then goes through a litany of the babies we know who still nurse/used to nurse and then moves on to other topics.
  • last week I did the training to be carseat tech. I am a total geek and was very excited about it. 
  • we continue to have school issues with the kid. I think I've come to the realization that public school is just not a place where he is going to thrive. and I'm not sure what we're going to do with that. it makes me feel sick every time I think about it.

Today's Lesson: When all the single ladies are calling your 3yo while he's at the dinner table, it is time to set some limits. Like no cell phones at the table. And you need to play a different genre of music more often.


Thrift Store Mama said...

Any chance you could post a video of a rendition of the Kid singing? If not, it gives me a smile just to imagine it!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry about all the sickness! :( And the bad experience with school. Ugh. N isn't even 2 yet and I'm about to tour some elementary schools to see where we'd like to move within the next 3 years for a very good and diverse school.

Also, I also have Vitamin D deficiency! I think it's really, really common.

Venessa said...

You can come visit here for some sunshine. I am dreading the warmer weather as you are hoping for it. It means it will be hotter longer and around here that is not fun! I hope you get some spring like weather soon!!!

Kerry said...

This crazy weather has driven me crazy! I hate it. My doc has also put me on Vitamin D, along with a B12 shot once a month. I'm hoping it will give me a little boost. In reality, I think I just need some good old fashioned sunshine and 70 degree weather. LOL