2011 NASP National Archery Tournament – Day 1

It’s the end of day 1 of Blaney Elementary Archery Team’s trip to the NASP National Tournament. We left the school a little after 7 this morning and got to the hotel at 5 PM…10 hours on a charter bus with a bunch of 10-12 year-olds. We unloaded and then headed out to dinner at […]

Days Like Today Could Drive Me To Drinkin’

It’s days like today that might drive me to drinkin’! UGH. The kitchen sink sprayer lever broke after breakfast. I had a replacement sprayer under the sink from a repair we ended up not having to do, so I brought it out and replaced the sprayer. Perfect fit. Great. Unfortunately, THAT sprayer lever broke also! […]

Poor Working Memory & ADHD

When many people hear that someone has ADHD (ADD) they immediately think of physical hyperactivity. I must admit, until I was diagnosed and began educating myself on the subject, I also thought that’s all that it was and that it was “outgrown”. Boy was I wrong! I was doing some reading today, and ran across […]

Conversation With Delaney: Kitties & Zombies

Today’s interesting conversation…all in the span of about 30 seconds… Are we going to Tyler & Chase’s house today? Me: No, not today. They have lots of dogs & a kitty. I like kitties. Kitties are not zombies. I did not see zombies around here. There are no zombies at our house. But spiders are […]

Conversations with Delaney: The Shadows That Live In Her Window

Most nights I sit next to each girl on their respective beds and spend a minute or two (sometimes 10 or 20) talking about their day and whatever else they want to talk about. Stink turned 4 a week and a half ago and her imagination has been growing by leaps and bounds these past […]

Cardiologist Visit 06-10-10

I saw the cardiologist today. It was rather anticlimactic. I didn’t really hear anything I didn’t expect. I’ve got 3 choices for dealing with the PSVT: do nothing, continue with the meds, cardiac ablation. I can do nothing & just live with it. It’s not “life threatening” – I won’t die from the PSVT episodes, […]

First Dose of New Meds

Well, I took my first dose of my Toprol last night. I had hoped not to have many of the side effects that were listed, but unfortunately I did. I had trouble sleeping, strange dreams, very tired. The side effects are supposed to go away once your body gets used to it…I sure hope so…I […]

My ER Visit Update

Since everyone is wanting an update on exactly what happened with me yesterday, I figure a blog post is in order. Many of you now know that I had to have JR take me to the ER yesterday. The whole thing actually started very early in the morning yesterday – around a quarter to 1. […]

From Understanding Why Some Species Eat Their Young To "Awe" Within Moments

There are those times as a parent when you understand why some species eat their young. Then, within minutes, that changes to an “aaawwwweee” moment. It’s lunchtime. Delaney had started eating her apple (whole). Brianna just finished slicing hers & got the last caramel dipping cup from the cabinet. Delaney started throwing a fit that […]

April Fool's Day – And I'm Not Even Dressed Yet

Well, I’ve definitely had an interesting start to my April Fool’s Day. I woke up to the “reminder alarm” I have set on my iPod to start looking for Brianna’s bus – instead of my regular morning alarm – I had problems getting to sleep last night … I guess my body was making up […]