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 […]

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 […]

Helping Brianna with Multiplication

I helped Brianna study her multiplication last night. To make sure it was random I dealt 2 playing cards at a time (J=11, Q=12, K=whatever I said). If she got it right, she kept the cards – she got it wrong, I got them & recycled them into the deck until she had all the […]

Brianna Day 2

Today I gave Brianna both doses of her Adderall. The only thing I’ve really noticed is she was not hungry during the day until about the time her 2nd dose was probably wearing off. I say “probably” because at this point I am not seeing a difference in her ADHD symptoms. About 45 minutes after […]

Brianna's Day 1 on Adderall

I gave Brianna 1 dose of Adderall this morning at breakfast just to test the waters to see how she was going to have any negative reactions to the medication. We talked about having her pay attention to her body and letting me know if anything felt weird or wrong or if anything hurt, etc. […]

December Review

It’s been a busy month here in our household. I was trying to squeeze in all my usual monthly client work into about 2 1/2 weeks so I could take these last 2 weeks of the month off (mostly). Then, of course, there are the other normal regular life things going on – PTA, Brianna’s […]

New member of the family

We added another member to the family over the weekend.  Here are some pictures. She’s 7 weeks old. 7/8 Lab & 1/8 Husky.  We finally decided on a name for her yesterday – Jackie.  Partly to tie it in with the fact that we got her on Halloween (Jackie – from Jack-o-lantern) and partly to […]

Finally Catching My Breath

Well, after a whirlwind couple of weeks of PTA fundraiser money counting, Fall Festival planning, prep & implementation, Fall Festival money counting, client work, signing new clients I’m finally digging myself out of my hole filled with tasks and am seeing the light! Today & tomorrow I’ve mostly just got some QuickBooks work to do. […]

Update on Brianna's Braces

The day after Brianna got her braces put on, she popped one of the brackets off one of her front teeth – the orthodontist said to just wait until her next appointment to have it put back on. (That appointment is this coming Monday.) Last night while we were at dinner I took a good […]