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New Friends And Classroom Supplies

Things have been going great!  My daughter had a little problem with making friends the first week of school.  I told her to be patient, it’ll happen.  The second week went a lot better.  She made a couple new friends, and is now really happy with her new school.  She was a little disappointed that she wouldn’t be allowed to do any of the school’s team sports.  Sixth graders aren’t allowed to join.  She has to wait until next year.

My son has settled into the new school year.  His teacher sent home a list of classroom supplies, and I had fun shopping for them.  It was a wish list of items, not a list of required supplies.  For the high school students, the focus is on daily living skills.  They like to do a lot of cooking with the kids, but the budget doesn’t allow for the teacher’s to buy the supplies needed to cook with the kids.

My son really loves helping in the kitchen.  He had a lot of fun learning how to cook some things last year.  I really wanted to do what I could to ensure that he would be able to continue his cooking lessons this year.  The supplies list was half baking items and half cleaning supplies/disinfectants.  I bought some Lysol and disinfectant wipes, (bulk) and all the baking items on the list.  I bought several bags of flour and a huge bag of sugar.  I also bought the mixes and frostings that were on the list.  I also added a few things that were not on the list.  Every baker knows you have to have baking soda, vanilla, and baking powder.  I also picked up brown sugar, powdered sugar and cocoa.  The list had asked for all types of sugar, but not the other things.  Needless to say, his teacher was very happy to get the baking supplies.

I need to spread the word, with my family, to add some baking supplies to their shopping carts each time they go grocery shopping.  If they do that, by the time my son’s teacher sends out a request for more, they will have a nice stock-up of items for me to collect.

I’m still working on the bathroom.  It’s taking a lot of coats of Killz to cover that awful purple.  I’m hoping to have that part done this week, and to be able to start with the white paint this weekend.  Hopefully, it will only take one coat of the white paint.  If I was working on it everyday, I could have had the bathroom done last week.  But, I haven’t been.  I’m not in a rush to get it done.  I work on it when I’m in the mood.  There’s a benefit to being the mom in charge of all things in the house.  I set my own time table for when things get done, or not get done.  Thanks to my depression meds, I have been wanting to get out of the house a lot more.  That means that I have less time in the house to get things done.  It also means that my family is happier, because they like getting out of the house with me.  I am really enjoying my life now.

Trying To Take A Day To Relax

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I usually take Mondays as a rest day. Hard to do that when it’s a holiday, and everyone is home with me. I should take today as a rest day, but I haven’t had a chance to. After getting the kids off to school, I had to get a load of laundry going. Then I . . . → Read More: Trying To Take A Day To Relax

First Day Of School and Bathroom Renovation

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I can’t believe the summer break is over. Both kids started back to school today. My daughter made it off to school with no problem, but my son’s bus was late. I ended up taking him to school, because I wasn’t sure when his bus would end up arriving. I’ve been working on a bathroom . . . → Read More: First Day Of School and Bathroom Renovation

Something Is Wrong, But I Don’t Know What

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It’s 5:30 in the morning, and I’m awake. Same thing happened yesterday. Of course, I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep the last two nights, too. Something is wrong, but I don’t know what it is. I’m taking my sleep meds at night. I’m taking my depression pills everyday. I’m feeling alright, I . . . → Read More: Something Is Wrong, But I Don’t Know What

I Hate Being Admitted To The Hospital

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My husband took last week off of work, and we had a great time as a family. It was great, until Friday. I was doing just fine, until a really sharp pain in my chest decided to scare the living daylights out of me. It was the worse pain that I ever felt, . . . → Read More: I Hate Being Admitted To The Hospital

Bring Out External Nature’s Beauty Inside Your Room


Every person wishes to get appreciated for their home decorating and get compliments for the interior décor concepts they have chosen. A blank wall always tempts the owner of the house to add some beautiful facet on it that match up with their preferences and likes. Persons who wish to transform their interiors of home . . . → Read More: Bring Out External Nature’s Beauty Inside Your Room

What Autism Is – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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When you do a search for “autism” or “what is autism”, you get websites that will provide you with a sweet, scientific definition. It will tell you that it is a “complex developmental disability”, or a “brain-based disorder.” These definitions are a nice stepping stone for understanding what autism is, but they don’t . . . → Read More: What Autism Is – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Change In Medicine For Depression

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I had my two week follow-up with my doctor. We talked about how I was doing, and I tried to be very detailed in answering her. I have still been having trouble sleeping. Not as bad as I was, but still not getting enough sleep each night. I’ve also been noticing a drop in my . . . → Read More: Change In Medicine For Depression

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