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Aug. 31st, 2017 05:04 pm
eee1313: (What up)
Hi people! I can't write for very long, but I wanted to check in and say hi. Life is continuing as per normal, though we have had some major changes.

First off, since I last updated all the drama with my in-laws being at my place all the time has come to a close. So that's good. We have our house back to ourselves and it's very nice. And my mother-in-law's house looks lovely, so that's goodP, too.

The big change around here is that VEE started kindergarten last week. I know. I KNOW. It's full-day kindergarten and so far she's doing great. Her reading level is WAY beyond that of a normal kindergartener but she really does need socialization with other kids. Her only real friend her age is the little girl who lived next door, and she's six going on 17. Even her grandma (our neighbor) is like "That kid is OLD for her age." And not in an "old soul" kind of way. She's six and she has a favorite horror movie (Child's Play, in case you were curious). So I don't necessarily mind that she moved away. VEE needs more friends her age who just want to play superheroes or ponies or something. But I digress. She likes school, but usually by the time I pick her up after work she's gone from telling her uncle "School was great!" to "Ariel called me Puke Shoes and now I never want to go back to school." Ah, kids. Such fun...

MDR is doing okay. He's in therapy three times a week: developmental, speech, and occupational. The first and third therapists say he's doing well with him and they're seeing good progress. The speech therapist isn't getting as good of results, but 2 out of 3 aren't bad. He seems to *maybe* be better after a few months of therapy? I'm not sure. I might just be optimistic. But I've had a meeting with the local school about getting him into the IEP preschool program there. Next month there will be a play evaluation to see how he's doing and then he'll be placed into either the full-class IEP or the blended preschool. I have a strong feeling he'll be in the former. I'm hoping that doing 2.5 hours of preschool/therapy 5 times a week will make some big improvements in him. But we'll see. It'll take time.

Anyway, that's what's up. Work is busy again all of a sudden, which I don't enjoy since the books I'm working on are poopy. But one of the guys in my department has resigned (and since then been re-hired to work in the warehouse doing distribution) and once he's gone I get his desk. He's got a corner desk with double windows, so I'll take that spot, thank you. After nine years in the same desk, I'm looking forward to a change of scenery. But I'm still curious as to what brought a 19-year employee to quit...

So there we are. Hope you're all doing well!
eee1313: (Boohbah!)
Okay, first off, I have to get some more icons for this journal. This is weak. Second, HI!

So today I officially pulled off a surprise party for my husband. This has been months in the making. MONTHS. I believe I went and booked the party room at our homeowners association clubhouse back in January. Maybe February. But yes, it's been months in the making. I hired my coworker who doubles as a caterer to help me with the party. There was no way I'd be able to pull off any kind of food prep without help, and the Scientist would have figured it out if I had been making food at home prior to the event. VEE was really great helping to get everything in order before the party started, putting out chairs and helping with decorations. God bless that kid sometimes. My BFF and her husband showed up to help and several of my in-laws came to assist as well. Thank God for them too. Literally. I think the party went over well. Lots of friends showed up, including some of my husband's work friends, which I think surprised him. People came in from the city and it was an all-around good time. He's upstairs snoring away, so I think it tired him out. Good deal!

Besides that, stuff is just coming along per usual. MDR has started therapy for his delays. Speech, developmental, and occupational therapy once a week. Both his speech and developmental therapists think that occupational therapy will be the most beneficial for him, but unfortunately an occupational therapist for a kid his age is nearly impossible to find. Luckily we got one, but she's only been able to do one session for him thus far.

Work is going fine. One of the women in my department suddenly resigned about a month ago with no warning. I'm about 99.9% certain she didn't resign but was told she was leaving due to ... well, piss-poor work and attitude. I don't care that you've been with a company for nearly 40 years. If you're not doing the work and you're dumb enough to be vocal about it, well, you get what's coming to you. As for me, work is the same as usual. I'm waiting for a whole bunch of stuff to come in, and in the meantime I'm just plodding along waiting for the big stuff to hit.

I don't know what else is up. I feel like I should update more here since I haven't done it in forever. But it's past 1:30 in the morning and my brain is starting to slow down... Yeah, I'm calling it. Have a good night, people. I'll catch up another time.

Yo.

May. 4th, 2017 08:40 am
eee1313: (Rejected spoon)
So today I'm taking the day off from work. This entire week I've had zero work to do at work, and I finally decided "Screw it, I have vacation days that I'm not going to use and there's housework to be done." So I took today and tomorrow off. Of course, instead of housework I'm sitting here updating my journal. Heh.

The reason I'm staying home is this: my kids haven't let my husband and I sleep for more than 4 hours uninterrupted in about two years. It's AWFUL. I honestly think that our health is suffering from lack of sleep. My daughter goes to bed at 8:30, has stories read and songs sung (if she needs them), and then she sleeps for several hours. She usually wakes around 3 a.m. to ask me to come sing to her until she falls back asleep, which is almost instantly. She's the easy one. My son, on the other hand, is THE WORST when it comes to sleep. He won't fall asleep until usually around 11:00 at night, which has been par for the course with him since he was a baby. Last night he went down at 11:30, then woke up at 2:00. He climbed into our bed and fell asleep. Since I was already up singing my daughter back to sleep, I just got into his bed and slept there. My husband woke me up to move the kid back to his room and I went back to sleep in my bed, but at 4:00 he was back in bed with us. My husband gave up and moved to my son's bed for the rest of the night.

Due to this kind of craziness on a regular basis, WE'RE ABOUT TO LOSE OUR MINDS. So I'm taking today and tomorrow and splitting up the kids' bedrooms. Right now they're sharing a room, which I think is part of the problem. She wakes him up, he wakes her up, it's a mess. Hopefully giving each of them their own space will help. And if my son still won't sleep, at least this way we can shut the bedroom door and let him cry it out or play with his toys in the middle of the night without waking up his parents and/or sister. Fingers crossed here, people. Because again, WE'RE ABOUT TO LOSE OUR MINDS.

Anyway, that's things here. I hope things are going well in your world.
eee1313: (Rejected spoon)
It feels really weird to have officially deactivated my LJ account. Really weird. At least I was able to save everything (thanks, Dreamwidth!) so that's something. But man, end of an era, indeed.

It's super-late and I've had WAAAAAAAY too much wine while sitting around with my sister-in-law J chatting about everything under the sun. She's great. But yeah, too much wine. *Just* as I was about to go to bed at 1:05 a.m. my son woke up and charged into our room to sleep on my side of the bed. Dammit. I was gonna sleep there.

So we're having MDR evaluated by Child & Family Services of Illinois to see if he's developmentally delayed, or if he has speech delay. He's not talking much. J thinks he's just stubborn and lazy, which could entirely be the case, but better safe than sorry. We'll see what the therapists have to say after observation. He's supposed to have two meetings before May 18: one with a speech therapist and one with a developmental therapist. Neither have called yet. Hopefully that will happen soon.

After several nights in a row of not sleeping AT ALL, I finally convinced my husband to let me split the kids' bedrooms up. I think MDR wakes VEE up and vice versa. Having one or BOTH kids in our room at night is too much. So maybe if they have their own space it will be better.

Anyway, enough time has passed that maybe I'll be able to go in and take MDR out of our bed and back to his own and get some sleep. Maybe...
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Like everyone else I follow on here, I'm shutting down my LJ. Everything's being migrated over to DW as I type, and when that's all done I'm going to close this puppy down. I'm thinking that I may also import over the Dancing Lessons archive. That was a damn long time ago and I don't know if anyone still even cares, but a lot of people put a lot of work into that back in the day, and I'd hate for it to be lost forever. Thoughts?

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Apr. 16th, 2017 11:40 am
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Hey people! I'm migrating over here from LJ (along with, it seems, the rest of the free world). I should have done this long ago. If I was an LJ friend of yours, hit me up and I'll reconnect with you here.

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