Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Like Sands through the hourglass......

Well, it has only been 8 months since my last post-not too bad. It seems like we are constantly on the go. I love to catch up and read everyone's blog but never feel like sitting down and typing one myself. So many things have happened since the last post. Where to start??????
First off, I guess I will start back in May. I got a phone call that no one wants. My mom called and told me she had cancer. After losing my grandmother to cancer, I had a hard time even hearing it. She said the doctor told her she had a type of "female" cancer(for lack of actually typing the word out). Of course, I start asking all kinds of questions, to which she doesn't have the answers. She told me that after she heard the word cancer she stopped listening. After the initial shock wore off, I told myself we were going to not worry until the doctor told us to worry. Long story short, she had surgery at the end of June, and as of now, she is cancer free. Luckily, I guess they caught it early on.
In June Aidan turned 3. He has changed so much in one year. He is now completely potty trained, which is big. He talks non-stop and loves going to school. He also loves his Meme-Jeremi, for those of you who don't know her nickname. He follows her around like crazy. He always asks her if he can come play in her room, which she always says no. He just keeps on until she finally gives in. He is such a repeat of what she does or says. He is still not into TV, which I guess I shouldn't complain. He still loves trains and trucks, and loves to go for a ride on his trike. Also in June, marked a year since I was diagnosed with diabetes. I like to think I am doing great. It is definitely a life changer.
In July, I got a call from my principal asking if I wanted to take the ESL teacher position. After talking it over with some friends, I took the job. I have to say, I am loving it. It is such a change from being in the classroom. I am getting to know more kiddos and getting to work with all grade levels. It is definitely a learning process. I have been so accustomed to Kindergarten and wrapped up in all of that, I never knew anything else.
In August, I was a little sad. Some of you know my baby girl was going to be starting High School. She had been ready since her 8th grade dance. Mom on the other hand, not so much. We just got finished with Homecoming, which was an experience in itself. I just can't believe that she is all grown up(in some ways at least). I can remember the day she was born. I am still getting used to the fact that she is 15 and already asking when she can take driver's ed. Yikes!!!!

There is so much more, but I can't think right now. I would post pics but our camera is not working. Hopefully, it will be fixed soon. Thanks for keeping up with the craziness I like to call my life.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Not enough time

So I have come to realize that it has been a very long time since my last blog. I have also come to realize that there is not enough time in our days. Since school has started this year we have been going non-stop. Jeremi was playing volleyball and cheering so we were doing 6:45 practices every morning for vball and after school cheer on Mondays and Tuesdays and then vball games on Thursday. Then, she started basketball so we had 7:15 practices every morning and cheer on Mondays and Tuesdays and bball on Thursdays. Well, we just finished bball and we are finally getting a rest. She is not playing any spring sports(that I know of) so we will get a break. She is still involved in everything at school but I don't have to be there for that. I just have to pick her up from school late, which is good because I have more time to work in my classroom. That is another story. This year has been a very stressful year at work. I feel like I am a babysitter, a secretary, a nurse, a counselor, janitor, and whatever else I do. Sometimes I feel like there is something else out there for me. It has been a struggle to say the least. I am sure my husband wishes I would do something else as well. Right after Christmas, I got my insulin pump. We are still working out all the details and settings, but I guess it has been easier. I am not having to give an injection 3-4 times a day-just once every 3 days. Aidan calls it my button. Kinda cute. Speaking of Aidan, he is a handful. He talks so much. It is funny because Bobby will say-remember when you thought he would never talk? Well, not anymore. There are times I need silence. He is the funniest kid and can always make us laugh. He is also very loving. He comes up to us all the time and says, "Mommy, I wub you." For those of you who don't know what he is saying---Mommy I love you. It melts my heart. He also tells us we are his friends. He still will not use the potty at home, however, he goes all the time at school. He will wear underwear and sit on the potty but won't do anything. I knew boys were harder, but come on. I guess I know what I will be doing during Spring Break, which by the way, I can't wait for. Well, this is it for now. It was a quick update. Sorry no pictures.