Thursday, December 27, 2012
I received several tubes in exchange for my opinion. The lipstick goes on smoothly and stays on for hours. There are many color combos to choose from and no end to the colors you can come up with by mixing and matching.
I do have to say by themselves I was not thrilled with the colors I received by after mixing some I came up with a color that I really love.
I really think you should give it a try!!!
Monday, October 8, 2012
Monday: Roast in crock pot
Tuesday: taco Tuesday
Wednesday: church chili in crock pot
Thursday: something with chicken in the crockpot (edited to add I decided to make Chicken delicious
Friday: Chinese take out probably
Friday is grocery day, will have to plan the weekend based on what meats I can find will shopping.
For now I am off to make some cupcakes (from scratch) for our scout meeting tonight.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
So what I have decided to do until I have more things to talk about is to start menu planning. I keep saying I need to menu plan but since Little Waffle was diagnosed I have found it really is essential. So here is my first stab at it. I know most people do Menu Plan Monday but I don't know about anyone else around these parts we eat on Sunday too! So my meal plans will actually be for two weeks from Sunday to Friday(the Saturday after pay day we generally end up getting food out or take out.)
filet of beef with potatoes
in the crock pot
I have a season packet that I will put on a whole cut up chicken that you then roast in the provided bag with long grain rice
Easy Slow Cooker chicken
( a recipe I found on a diabetic website) with some noodles
tater tot casserole
Chuck roast steak in crock pot with potatoes
Chicken and dumplins in crock pot
These menus will hopefully improve after 10/5 when I can actually enjoy the food as well but in the meantime this is the best I have since I don't get to even eat!!!!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I do have to say I have never been happier that we home school!
Friday, August 10, 2012
We will be starting:Right Start Math level C
All About Spelling level 3
Writing With Ease level 2
First Language Lessons level 2
Life of Fred- Butterflies, Cats and possibly Dogs
Story of the World-The Middle Ages
and Handwriting without Tears 3rd grade (cursive)
I am very excited to get started on this year. We will basically go right through with no days off until Thanksgiving at which time we will wrap things up for the year pretty much and start back up after Christmas. We will be surprising Little Waffle with a trip to Disney World (SHHHH no one tell her!) I can't wait!
This weekend in the mean time we will be so busy. Our semi-annual huge consignment sale is next week so I am busy busy busy pricking, hanging and tagging my items. The Sunday we are going to a reptile exhibition show to buy Little Waffle a bearded dragon. We have promised her a new pet since her leopard gecko from Santa died 3 months after Christmas.
That is all for now, hopefully I will update by next Friday with how our first week goes!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
As soon as I figure it all out, I will come share with the world what we will be studying.
On a Baby Waffle note, I am in a very frustrated place with his speech situation. The state agency that has been helping us with his speech has a strict policy that he must receive his services in the 'least restrictive environment' which for us means in our house. However everyone fully agrees this is NOT working for him. Well I have found out that other people who have insurance that helps with the cost have been seen in the office. Now it turns out since switching agencies we have to cover part of the cost. I am not upset at having to pay a part however if I am paying WHY can we not go to the clinic first of all and secondly WHY did I get a bill for FIVE months of services at ONE time. I have put a call into the agency to look into these issues but in the mean time I am taking my search elsewhere. I live within 45 minutes of two of the best University hospitals in the country, to be sure there is some sort of program that will help us really get some where with his problems!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
I am not going to go into details because I am trying to be a better person but let me just say, dumping your kid with out the first clue what he was going to do for a place to stay or a way to get home just so you could run off on a honeymoon is about the lowest most disgusting level of scum I can think of and I THINK comes really close to disqualifying you as a mom at all.
That is all!
Monday, June 11, 2012
It doesn't happen often but some days I just get so frustrated, will he ever be able to make us understand??????? I worry alot what is going to happen after we lose our current speech situation at the end of summer when he turns three. It took a long time to find someone doing something that all lined up and seemed to click with him and make some major difference. What if the school system SLP tries other things and we spend another year and a half until something clicks.....
to be continued is all I can say I guess.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Baby Waffle has really been making some progress with his speech therapy. He is picking up new words all the time but honestly nothing that most people can understand. He will age out of his current program on July 22 when he turns 3. At that point he will go into the Early intervention program through the public school system. I have serious reservations about this BUT unfortunately we are not independently wealthy and well those SLP's have a pesky way of expecting payment!
So we had our intake meeting for the school system today. I was actually semi prepped for a fight because our current case manager gave me a lot of 'if he qualifies' comments but I think she just had to cover her heiny! When I first arrived at my meeting today they had already completed all the paperwork that made him eligible and basically I was there to sign. They did however have him only getting 1 1/2 hour session a week but between my caseworker and myself we got that back up to 2 1/2 hour sessions a week which he is getting now. Unfortunately since this is the public school system they will not start with him until school starts leaving almost exactly a month without services. This also means nothing during Christmas, spring break or summer. United healthcare will not help with anything speech related to 'developmental delays'. We have already decided to do what we can to continue our current services on our own dime until the school starts but that wont help with the other breaks. Anyone who knows Baby Waffle KNOWS this will probably be a problem. No one seems to be able to definitively say yes this is Apraxia we are dealing with. He is sooo not a textbook case of anything! What the ladies did say is that if we COULD get an actual Apraxia tag on him then it is medical NOT developmental and UHC would in fact pick up some speech. NOW if anyone (*Amanda Furbeck if you read this!) could tell me what I should do to make that happen I would greatly appreciate the suggestions! For now we are staying with the status quo and enjoying the cuteness that is Baby Waffle!
Friday, May 18, 2012
This post will pick up with the new shows in order by day beginning on Wednesday.
The season's most peculiar new offering comes in the form of ABC's new comedy, The Neighbors with Jamie Gertz. LOVE Jamie Gertz and as much as I am a little ashamed to admit it LOVE this show. So strange but oddly I couldn't turn away. I can see this being my new guilty pleasure. You move into a new neighborhood only to find out all the neighbors are aliens. They cry green slimy stuff from their ears!!!
ABC will also bring a new drama to the 10pm slot called Nashville. Connie Britton, Powers Booth, Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Panettiere. A fading Nashville superstar is forced to team up with a teen sensation or face the loss of her tour and promotion of her latest records.
It has a great cast so I would say this one has potential. Hey who isn't happy 'Lucky' is in something other than General Hospital?
NBC brings two new comedies and a drama covering an area which in my opinion is usually VERY lacking FIREMEN!
So tonight I began a journey, maybe a quest even, to find previews for all the new shows. I am going to go through day by day and give my opinions on all the new shows (along with a clip). So if you aren't interested just feel free to ignore the rest of this. I do have an update on Baby Waffle and his speech but I will make that a separate post. This might actually be come about 3 or 4 posts so the entries don't end up colossal. And, away we go.
First of all I got my schedule information here fall-tv-grid-day-by-day-schedule-abc-cbs-fox-nbc-cw/falltvgrid2012r4/
There seems to be a big shake up as far as old shows and slots but I am only going to address the new shows for now. Also all times I list are eastern.
I mean really what do you expect when 666 is RIGHT THERE IN THE NAME!!!
All that said I will definitely be checking this out!
We have three to look at for Monday the first is Partners on CBS at 8:30. Sophia Bush (Brooke OTH) and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) to name a few. This is very reminiscent of Will and Grace so while I would like to like this, not sure I will. Let's let you decide.
Next up is The Mob Doctor on Fox following Bones. 'Matt Sorensen' from Friday Night lights caught my attention first but really there are quite a few faces in this one. It's no House but with that no longer and option this might fill the void. I really didn't want to like this but based on this clip I think I might get drawn in.
Finally the last new show for Mondays is Revolution. The ONLY bad thing I can find to say about this one is they have made the mistake of putting it up against Castle and if you know me you know that will always come first! There was only one face I recognized and even with that it is no one I would swoon to a show just because they are in it. However it is all about the 'grid' going down and that is such a big thing in this day and age. I HIGHLY recommend Revolution based on this clip!
Tuesday has quite a few additions beginning with Vegas on CBS at 10pm. Seems interesting and has quite few familiar faces. Set in the '60's when Vegas began. Dennis Quaid rides rough to hold down crime. I should add it is inpired by a true story. Not really my thing but I can see it would have potential with the right person which probably means CBS is the perfect spot for it. You be the judge.
Next up are Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project both on Fox following their established comedies Raising Hope and The New Girl respectively. Ben & Kate has potential. I really see it more as a rom com movie than a weekly comedy but I will reserve judgement.
NBC is also bringing two new comedies to Tuesday to round off their comedy block. First Matthew Perry is back (again) in Go On. Like most of his post Friends work it looks good, it would have to he is a funny guy but somehow he doesn't seem to have much luck. Maybe this will be the one to make people forget he will always be remember as Chandler Bing!
NBC's second new Tuesday comedy so far wins in my book for looking the most promising. The New Normal has it all, racism, bigotry, homophobia and that is just out of the mouth of the grandmother! The story is a touching one of two gay men hoping to find a surrogate to give them their dream of a baby which in turn makes them decide to help the surrogate achieve her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Finally the last new offering for Tuesdays is Emily Owens, MD on the CW. It will follow Hart of Dixie. Especially following a show as good as Hart of Dixie I am going to go ahead and call this one LAME. I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't cut before Christmas. Maybe it is better than the clip but based on this clip I have to say FAIL!!
So that takes us through Tuesday but since this is getting long I will start a new post for the rest of the week. Hope you enjoyed this enough to come back!!!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The best update would have to be that he is really sleeping so much better. A couple of weeks ago he started having me rock him to sleep but he would sleep in his own bed for at least a few hours after that. NOW, he puts up a little fight BUT he is going into his own bed under his own power at the same time his sissy goes! OH and he is staying in his own bed almost every night until at least 5 am.
Sleep for the win!!!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Good news though now MAYBE I can lose some weight!!!!!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I am so proud of Baby Waffle. For the first time in probably a month we had a very successful speech therapy session! Even his therapist commented it was the most words she had ever heard him say. He has pretty much figured out consonant/vowel combos like me, bee, knee etc although he still may need some prompting at times. He has much more trouble when the vowel comes first so she is working a little more on that. Also we have noticed he is trying more to call daddy waffle daddy instead of guy like he has been doing and mom is moving more to mommy although much less clear than his mom is.
I also want to give him props for surviving the longest shopping trip today which ended with only a brief nap in the car. He never attempted to nurse once we got home which resulted with him not getting a full nap but he never tried and for the fourth night in a row he is sleeping in his own bed. I am spending a few nights in his room on the floor because he seems to wake around 2 am which wakes me, if he does that with me right here I can gently pat his tushy and he goes back to sleep.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I am one who actually read the book before seeing the movie and I just thought I would put my two cents out there. I LOVED it. Was it the book to the letter? NO but it was close enough that I wouldn't complain at all. That is my one big grip with all of the Harry Potter flicks, they are sooo different from the books, leaving out major plot points. But back to HG, I feel like it really helped that I had read the whole series before seeing this movie because I was really invested in the characters far before or even more than I would have been otherwise. I actually teared up several times but for those who may not have seen it yet NO SPOILERS. Bottom line, go see it. Even my usually grumpy gus hubby had to admit he liked it. If that doesn't make you run out, NOTHING will.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
He continues to receive speech therapy 30 minutes twice a week but we went to a new provider. Our new therapist is an actual SLP and she is still trying to decide if he has Apraxia or if it is more an articulation problem. Poor little Baby Waffle has had the brunt of the changes this year, we changed therapists, his preschool teacher quit, and we have moved. I haven't mention that yet but yes we moved. On the other hand, he seems to like the new therapist, his assistant teacher who has been there all year is now the main teacher and our new house is two doors from the old house so while he has had to adjust, it hasn't been that much adjusting, lol. It has however let to some behavior issues. Baby Waffle very much is his own man. Things have to be done his way and he has to do things for himself. He has made some process. I was talking to his therapist today and we figure he now has between 25 and 50 words. He still uses signs but he is asking for things when he can and at least trying to ask for the things he cant seem to say. He is also saying some two and even three word phrases but usually it comes out as one long slurred together word, it is clear enough to figure out usually at least. Other than speech, he seems to be doing ok. He has made some buddies at his preschool and really enjoys independently playing with cars or anything he can make into a car. He also loves our new back yard. We finally have a fenced in yard with a sliding glass door right off of the kitchen and he likes to go in and out as he pleases. He is DEFINITELY and outside child.
So then there is Little Waffle. She is growing like a weed. She loves to read and couldn't be more excited to have received the entire Little House on the Prairie book series from the Easter bunny. She has lost 6 teeth and keeps telling us 3 more are loose. Poor girl couldn't eat corn on the cob if she tried right now! She recently had a chance to be a model as she was part of an American Girl doll fashion show to help support the Child Advocacy Center in town. She had a ball. I will upload a bunch of pictures when I find the cord to my camera. We are all moved in but some stuff has yet to surface.
As far as school for Little Waffle, the chance to move came out of now where so we choose to take the month of March off of structured schooling so we could do some life lessons. She learned about all the things involved in moving, packing, cleaning and the works.
There isn't much new with the Big Waffles other than trying to recuperate from the move while trying to get the old house move out inspection ready after living in it almost 10 years! Almost 10 years, isn't that crazy? The new house really doesn't feel like home yet, I am sure that can be chalked up to being in the old house so long. It is getting better though. I will say as nice as it is to have the second tv back in a room we can get use out of it, I must say I totally miss suffering through his shows while just catching my stuff on my ipad. We aren't spending enough time together, so I am going to have to stop hanging out in my office/classroom at night.....like I think I will do now.
I am back now, so I promise blogs at least 3 times a week. Maybe if I do more people will follow me which in turn would inspire me to write more....its such a vicious circle we wanna be bloggers live in!
Night to all!!!
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