Friday, April 23, 2021

New Changes......

Life has been absolutely crazy at our house.  Working full-time.  And everything extra has been a struggle.  

Joey was sick for a couple of weeks.  He had something similar to diverticulitis.  He was miserable.  It was awful.  We had to take him to the ER twice.  This made his anxiety run off the chart, but he was so miserable he begged to go to the ER one day.  He is doing better now.  But it was very rough.  He's almost back on normal meds.

I have been looking to open up more independent employment options for myself.  So I am heading back to school part time this summer.  I'm going to try full-time this upcoming fall semester.  The past 21 years of being a mom has really prevented me from reaching degree goals.  It's time to close up the gap.  

Lydia is working at the zoo part time.  We have allowed her to go one day a week and help in a non-public position.  Where she can get hours, but not be overly exposed to possible close-contact situations.  She has really been enjoying this, but alas the shifts will end at the end of this month.  So they promised to find her something else to do, to keep her protected.

Caty has ..well.. Caty has been a typical 13 year old.  She keeps me on my toes.

Brayden is staying under the wire in the house.  He is working on updating his room.  He's doing a great job.  Constant reminders, but he's making sure he's doing just enough work to stay out of trouble.

I am in planning stages for summer.  I honestly have been exhausted.  The girls have gotten an impromptu week off from school.  They are supposed to be cleaning their rooms and reorganizing them.  We are shifting around beds.  The girls are redecorating their rooms.  I would like it all done in the next few weeks.  I think I have figured out our summer work.  I'll do a separate post about that.

I went for more bloodwork.  I may have an official diagnosis...maybe?!?!  I don't want to be hopeful, but it would be nice.  I would hopefully know a way to try and start healing and feel a bit better.  I have had several reactions.  Chronic pain, fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, depression, anxiety attacks, the list just goes on and on....That is a whole other post.  I will update.

This is just a brief update.  I had to get a new laptop and still working on connecting and downloading photos from my phone.  I should have it all figured out soon.

I hope everyone is having a great week...we are experiencing a pretty heavy snowfall on the 20th of April.  It's crazy to have spring flower buds now under snow.  When I can think clearer later in the week, I'll post progress on all the kids.

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