Life has been crazy. Perhaps it should be filed under the category TMI but I have gone off of Zoloft as of the time change. I notice I am not as relaxed about things as I used to be. Things tend to annoy me a bit more. I have lost my patience with the kids more than I usually do (which is never). It’s hard to explain but the smaller things are just making me a bit nuts. Case in point, selling stuff on eBay for Granny–old magazines, etc.–I screwed up on packaging left and right, printing out the wrong postage. I think I caught all of it but the feedback will tell. I gave myself a stomach ache. Granted, I had a wicked cold and PMS. Someone shoplifted from Granny’s. I wasn’t working that day but I am just so upset about it. Cameron got a haircut this moring. The usual place was closed so we tried a new place. The last time we tried a new place, poor Cam looked like a weenie. This time he looks like a bully. I said "No crew cut." Needless to say, he has a crew cut. He looked like he was going to cry in the chair. My little Adonis. 😉 A quick phone call to Dad in Philly turned things around with a "Carlos Beltran of the Mets has a crew cut too" conversation and all is well. But I was ready to wrestle the barber to the ground and shave his head.
Knitting, I need to rip the sock it is just too loose on the 1’s. Down to 0’s, I guess. And I have been knitting Soap Socks as end of year gifts. I don’t know why I followed the directions on the first one (in purple) and bound off on the right side. Yuck. The second looks better done on the inside. I may knit washcloths too. I haven’t decided. I am still blown away by my decision to start them now rather then doing them last minute. Admittedly, I bought the yarn in November to do as Christmas gifts.
In the very good and exciting news of the week…I had a parent training at Owen’s school on Tuesday and learned that a new program will be added to his book. Reading to peers. I am so proud of him. The little bugger won’t talk but he will read aloud. Mind you, these are very easy books but he is picking up on them really well. We don’t believe it is just memorization as he can read the pages out of order as well and on ditto sheets. Reading to peers (higher functioning 5 and 6 yr. olds) they hope will improve Owen’s articualtion and volume. They say the kids act as natural prompts because they ask questions and what not. I am very excited for him. He does have a strength in being somewhat social. He just hasn’t had much opportunity. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn’t deck the kids though.
Another blogger had asked who will pay for the Dynamite if Owen qualifies. I am sorry I haven’t responded and the email is buried. Luckily, it is the districts responsibility. Interestingly, his PECS has been coming along as has his verbal requesting. Go Owen!!
Gracie has a mock meet for swimming today. It is perfect as Cam has very little homework and Owen has respite. I am trying to look on the bright side, I hope you can too.
One last thing…oh cruddy, jumbly post. I am missing the dinner dance at Owen’s school and it isn’t because of the nasty response to the shawl I knit. Granny and I are going on a business trip!