Friday, April 29, 2011

It's field day!!!

I love this day at school but it's also bittersweet because it signals the upcoming end of the school year. Today was field day at my son's school. The kids,parents and teachers love this day because it's a full day of fun for the kids.

They get to play games and at the end of the day they get wet during water games and on bouncy water slides! It's great because even the principal and some of the teachers get in on the fun.

Those kids get wet, downright dirty and tired! Being there watching them totally lifts the spirits (ahh to be a kid again). My son asked me as we were leaving "mom, is school almost over?" Yes it is son, only a few more weeks before summer and I'll have a 3rd grader (sniff, sniff).

Here's to youth, fun and summer(almost)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pooping in public (or not)

My son was potty trained just before turning 3 and has had problems with pooping since then. He's never been an every pooper (stopped going daily around 3/4 months old), yet the pedi said that wasn't a problem because "some people don't go daily."

After he was potty trained, his teacher said he never went at daycare and around the age of 4 he started having accidents occasionally. The accidents became more frequent around 5 or so and that's when I started researching and took him to the doc and they said it was Encopresis (which I had already found out myself).

Anyway, he's been on Miralax since then but I don't give it daily as I should. I keep track of his poops and if he goes more than 3 days or so, I start the Miralax.

I'm posting this because of a conversation my son and I just had. I think in the back of my mind I knew his 'withholding' had to do with him not wanting to go in public but he finally confirmed that. I sneaked put some Miralax in his apple juice, this evening and he walked in on me, so he wouldn't drink it. I told him I had done the same thing last night and he drank it just fine. He said he doesn't want to drink it because he "might go to the bathroom at school."

I told him as I have before that it's ok to poop away from home (school, granny's house, dad's house, etc.). Maybe this will be the time that sinks in so we can beat this issue. The good thing is that he hasn't had an accident in about 2 years...YAY!!

Anyone else?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quote of the day (or year if needed)

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and discover that the prisoner was you.” - Lewis Smedes


This is a quote I read on another blog recently and I hope she doesn't mind me stealing borrowing it. I so needed to stumble upon that blog post at this time in my life. I don't think I've ever been one that was quick to forgive but I'm just now realizing how that has held me back over the last few years.

What I have failed to do though is move on from the anger. Now, eight years later and still single (haven't even considered a relationship since the divorce), I'm still very much angry with the ex and I really have no clue how to move on. The quote above really rings true because unforgiveness only punishes the person that's unforgiving.

I'm 40 and I need to let this go, once and for all and this will be my year. I'm thankful for coming across that blog post and say thanks to the person that wrote it (won't share the blog name without permission). I wish I could go back over 8 yrs ago and start over but I know I can't, so I'll just start fresh today, this very moment.

Baby steps.....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter random thoughs


Hope everyone has a great day and remember the true meaning of the day.

I'm on a 6 day stretch at work and I'm just OVER it already and still have one more day to go. I traded days with someone and was off on Monday and worked Saturday instead, so I've been working since Wednesday and won't get a day off until Tuesday.

I'm planning to start a business in the next few months and every day I go on this job, that I hate I'm more motivated than ever to get my business going. And working on Sundays certainly doesn't make me like the job any more.

So again, here's to a great day for everyone, including my son who will be going to church with Granny and Auntie while I'm at work....

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Missing in action lately

Just wanted to pop in and say that I'm still here and alive :) I've been a bit busy trying to keep up with being a mom, studying and working and unfortunately mom blogging has suffered.

Things are going well here, the little one is doing well in 2nd grade and the school year is winding down for him. I can't believe I will soon have a 3rd grader!...wasn't it just yesterday that I was nervous about him starting kindergarten! :o

School is going well for me also and I recently found out I'll be getting financial aid for the summer term..WOO HOO! I applied for scholarships so hopefully I'll get one.

I posted last time about starting a vegetable garden and that has yet to happen. I really hope I haven't missed my window to plant the things I want. I'm still working on keeping my new plants alive in the front of the house and trying to decide what to plant in my circle near the curb...decisions, decisions...LOL!

I promised myself that I would post at least once a week and haven't been keeping that promise lately, so I'm going to do better...promise.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Random thoughts

I honestly don't have a lot of thoughts to post this week. I took the weekend off to hang out with the little one during the end of his Spring Break. I thought we would go away for a long weekend but that didn't happen, so we've just been doing things close to home. We went to the beach yesterday and took my 1 yr old great neice; that was a bunch of fun!

I really do dread the thought of going back to work on Monday. It's really sad but true. I've been very emotional and depressed lately and hope the funk lifts soon. This weekend off has been nice and I just want to enjoy my last day tomorrow.

I've decided to start a vegetable garden. I do NOT have a green thumb and have never been a gardener...EVER, so this should be interesting. I'm also going to bring some life back to my flower bed in the front and hope to eventually get my yard looking up to par again. I'll try to post pics as I go along.

Have a great Sunday everyone!