Monday, November 24, 2008
bye bye buzz and bloom
Well I had a great two years on the design team of Buzz and Bloom, I got to play with new products and be part of a team of really talented ladies. I resigned last month because I knew come November/December I wouldn't be able to fulfil my commitments to them. Things are happening right now, not sure if I'm going to blab it all now or after the fact, I'm a bit nervous I suppose. Nothing what so ever to do with scrapbooking but a lifestyle life type thing.

I did finally get a few pages done this weekend, I still hadn't scrapped Riley's birthday from back in the beginning of October so I have some to get done. I'm going to organise my supplies, that always seems to get me going.

I've also cut down my online time, I was spending too much time sitting staring at nothing so now after 2 weeks I almost have a clean house and all my laundry is folded.

Off to the book store and Gymbaroo with Riley today.. have a good one
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
yuck yuck yuck... and a warning!!!
it seems to be cleaning time here, yesterday I spent far too much time on my hands and knees scrubbing things with toothbrushes and unwinding scummy revolting hair from other bits. Then to day I stripped the fridge, cleaned it inside and out and actually moved it and cleaned under it. No there are no pictures, I did think about it but it was just way too humiliating because it was all so disgusting. The fridge alone took me 1 hour and 48 minutes. I keep trying to justify it condition by telling myself well you know if it didn't have a door I can conveniently closes after grabbing out what I want it would be a lot cleaner than it is. Oh and to make my humiliation complete I had jars of stuff that had use by dates of March 2007. Tomorrow I tackle the kitchen cupboard doors and the pantry.

Now a warning, this is really important. On recommendation from my mum I changed nausea medication, mum said this one was better than what I took now, I need it when I get migraines and vertigo. So Friday I had a migraine and felt queasy so throughout the day I took 3 tablets, by 6pm when I poured myself into bed I couldn't settle, every thought I had ever had was speeding through my head then Saturday morning I woke feeling jittery, overwhelmed and I had feelings doom. It took a while to work out, I kept telling Michael something was wrong with me I felt totally out of control. It took a while but we worked out it was the medication. It wasn't until Monday morning that I felt in control again, the anxiety subsided but I'm still a bit jittery, so please please read the pamphlets that come with medication and if you feel different tell someone, I can't remember ever feeling so awful.
Monday, November 03, 2008
The last two!!!
I am so thrilled with my 365 days project. These are the last two photos for the book. You can see most of the 365 day photos HERE on flickr.

Saturday, November 01, 2008
When it all gets too much
This is Alec this morning while Michael ground his coffee. I chose a cup of tea instead. Noise is such a factor in Alec's stress levels I hate to add to them.

After early intervention finished in 2007 we were left with minimal services, minimal as in 6 visits this year opposed to 100 sessions last year. So we have used it as an assessment year and came to the conclusion we need more help for Alec. I'm sad I don't have the knowledge and tools available to help him so we look outside for help. While we wait for our appointment with the paediatrician we are going to start seeing a child psychologist and try and work on the effects of his sensory issues.
I am sad but encouraged that we are doing something.

Routine is so important to Alec, on school days I have said there is no computer for Alec and no lego star wars for Riley, we marked Friday afternoon the beginning of the weekend and the weekend is when you can play. Alec had been talking about Friday afternoon all week , then at school pick up my friend Ali asked if I wanted to come around for a cuppa... I really really did but I remembered my promise to Alec and we came home and he played happily for an hour. Then Saturday morning he was telling Michael how nice mummy had been not having coffee with Ali, he came and thanked me for not going.. it's the little things like this that make being Alec's mum the best things ever.

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