Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking forward to the new year....

This year has been a rough one for me for some reason. Let's see...my mom was diagnosed with cancer, in the hospital as of today for the 3rd time since June.
I finally went back to work after 2 years of looking, only to totally LOATHE the job! My blood pressure has been uncontrolled since summer and my doc has had to add a second med to what I was already taking and a couple of weeks ago she increased one of the meds because my BP still won't go down.
I failed my first class this summer after making only A's and B's for the last 2 years. I was prescribed Xanax (need I say more). I could go on but I won't.
Through it all, I have to be thankful because I'm still alive, still above water financially, still the mom of an awesome boy and still have the love of my family!

I am truly looking forward to a new year and hope and pray it is more prosperous than the one that's about to end. Here's to finding love (for those that want to), new careers, financial stability and most of all peace of mind in the year to come!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Random musings

I haven't been doing a very good job of posting lately...shame on me. I'm just enjoying my break from being a student and enjoying my son while he's out. It's nice to have a few less items on our plate for awhile.

My sis was in town last week and it was really nice seeing her. She always spoils my son when she's around (not that he needs more of that). Our niece performed in the Chocolate Nutcracker and the show was long awesome! My sister did something really awesome while she was here. Everyone knows I'm not the type to ask for help, especially if it involves money. This was going to be a lean Christmas and I was talking to my sis about that and told her all I was planning to buy my son was a bike (which is fine by me). She actually gave me the money for the bike and then turned around and paid for the bike herself plus gave me some money just for me,bills, food, whatever! I never would have asked her for that but I SO appreciate her for doing it. She also kept my car full of gas while she was here. I love her!...and not just because she did this very generous thing.

So, my mom ended up back in the hospital a couple of weeks ago and they thought she had an obstruction in her colon where the surgery was performed in June. Thankfully, that wasn't the case! The doc thinks she just picked up a virus and that was the cause of the vomiting and diarrhea.

Finally...Christmas is almost upon us. I just found out this morning that I will at least have the first part of the morning off on Sunday, which is good. Of course, I would rather be off all day (never worked Christmas in my life)but oh well, I'm happy for the morning off. Our family tradition is to meet at my mom's for breakfast and opening gifts.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Drum roll please........

You all may remember my previous posts about my son not being able to ride a bike and being concerned about his grades, well I have excellent news...!

Last week in PE, third through fifth graders started bike riding. The kids that couldn't ride are in a group and the riders are in another group. They started on Wednesday and my son started out on a bike without pedals in order to learn how to push off and balance. He was absent on Thursday (not feeling well) and then on Friday...he became a RIDER...woo hoo! He learned in ONE day and was so excited. I picked him up from school (because I played hookey from work) and he couldn't wait to get home and show me (I need to take a pic and post it).

On to the other good news...Tuesday was report card day and my child brought home 4 B's and a C! It's not the Honor Roll but I am SO proud of him. He worked super hard to pull his grades up and I can actually see that he's learning. He said next time he definitely wants Honor Roll or even Principal's List.

Just had to share the awesomeness that is my son.