Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm a little slow sometimes...

I just realized that my last post was on Amanda's 13th birthday.  I cannot believe she is a teenager!  and boy o boy is she acting like one (or at least what she thinks a teenager should act like)  She has been beyond defiant, rude, verbally abusive to me (calling names), writing on her body with pens and sharpie's (and sometimes purposely hard enough to cut the skin, she thinks she is tattooing herself), refusing to do schoolwork, lying about just about everything and just being an all around nightmare.  I have talked to her therapist about it with out much help.  This week I called my sister to come and get her so we could both get a little respite.  She will be back in 4 days.  I am going to enjoy all 4 of them.  Of course I will be busy cleaning and disinfecting her room, and basically taking away everything she owns except her bed, a blanket and some clothes.  She is coming back essentially on lockdown until she can earn back something.  Praying continually for some change in her.
On a brighter note, I got a call today about a baby.  He is still in the hospital right now very sick, but they wanted to arrange placement asap. I said yes, but we will see if this one actually goes through. Stay tuned
very soon, I will post some more pictures. :-)

Sunday, February 12, 2012


If there is one thing that is true around this house it is that things change... often.  January was a pretty sucky month.  I was drained and tired and bored.  I waited and waited and nothing I wanted to happen actually happened.  No new kids, no great breakthrough with my darling homeschooled child, nothing.  So when February rolled around, I felt the need for a CHANGE!  So once again I am painting a new room.  I am turning the sunroom/playroom into Caitlyn's bedroom.  It is going from barn red to sunny yellow, new curtains for the 8 windows that are in there.  Then Amanda is moving back upstairs and I am moving back upstairs, and my mom is going back downstairs. Amanda's room might get painted again too, I haven't decided if I will be that motivated.
Right now the house is a mess, there is a ladder in the sunroom waiting for me to touch up some yellow paint, the dining room chairs and table have been turned into a safari tent with a sheet and all the stuffed (jungle) animals are in a pile next to the piano.
My ice maker isn't making ice, my dryer doesn't put off hot air and my furnace stopped working twice last week.  This is my life. :-)