His First Visit To His New School

Kyle starts school in just a few days!  He will be starting 6th grade at a brand new school, in a new school district.  

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kyle falling asleep/New Plant

Kyle fell asleep in his own bed BY HIMSELF for the first time last night. We were both so amazed. Normally, one of us (usually me) had to be at his side when he fell asleep.

Kyle still isn’t talking yet, but we are both so eager for him to start. Shannon had met another mother at his work and her son was 3 ½. She had said her son didn’t start talking until around 2 ½. So we’re hoping this will happen for us. The last few days, Kyle has been trying to say many things. We just don’t know yet, but we both stop to listen.

I ordered a free plant (all I paid for was shipping) on my birthday and it arrived today. I ordered a baby aloe vera plant. I am nervous about it possibly dying on me because I did have an aloe vera before and that one died. But I have done my research on what type of conditions this plant needs. So I feel a little more confident with keeping this one alive. Shannon bought me a pot for it so I potted up my new plant tonight. I am actually proud of Shannon because he found a pot that was on clearance! LOL Plus I like it, it’s the type I would buy. I am new to cactus/drought tolerant type of plants so I am hoping I won’t kill this plant with love (over-watering).

My other plants are doing good. I have a handful of my spider plants in the kitchen, the light comes from the living room window. Only one side of our apartment has windows, so I don’t have many places to put plants. I have to keep my plants off the ground and out of reach from Kyle. My other plants are all in our third bedroom, which we use as our computer room.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Communication, Hummingbird, Digital Camera

I’ve had a nice couple of days that were peaceful with Kyle! Yesterday he was well behaved.

Today he actually took a nap. He started to get tired so he climbed up on the couch and fell asleep. He slept for about an hour and a half. It was really nice and really quiet.

He’s been lazy with communication to where I SIGN and ASK him what he wants and he just keeps whining and crying and grabbing my arm to pull me in the direction he wants me to go in. So, I’ve been pulling my arm away from him and asking/signing to him and I won’t move until he finally signs it. I don’t want him to depend on just pulling either one of us to what he wants.

I saw a hummingbird fly up to our window today. It was the cutest little bird. He probably got confused and thought he saw a feeder.

I am looking at buying a new digital camera. We have 2 cameras. One we bought in 2001 or 2002, so it’s big and bulky. We have another one that only survived a short time. The flash doesn’t work, so it makes it difficult to plan your pictures around a sunny window or making sure the lights on. Plus both of them are really slow at taking actual pictures which doesn’t work with a 2 ½ year old who can be very quick. The newer camera also takes batteries which is wasteful and costly. I found a few cameras that I like and of course, they come in the color PINK!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The hospital

I received a letter from the hospital where I had our son 2 ½ years ago. At first I thought it was another bill, which I knew we paid off. It was official looking and it just had that “bill” look. So of course I had to open it right away to see what it was all about. Apparently my personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorized party. Because of this, I was able to sign up for 1 full year of service with a credit protection company. They send me alerts anytime my name and/or social security number is used. I am upset that my information was accessed and compromised but I am thankful that they gave me a year of free service. I signed up without a problem and took a look at my credit report. It’s not as bad as I thought. LOL

Shannon is doing good at work. We really like the place he works for and it seems to be a great company to stay with. Unfortunately there have been a few people who have tried to slander his name, but they are met with dead ends. He is well liked by the General Manager, Director of Human Resources, and the Assistant General Manager of Hotel. They already know his skills and what type of person and manager he is. So when these fools make a fool out of themselves, they are just digging their own graves. Plus, the idiot bitches who are trying to do this are not well liked. They think they know their shit, but they don’t. LOL One of them actually tried to complain to the General Manager about my husband and the Assistant General Manager!

Kyle is still having tantrums here and there. I figured out that his bedtime is between 9:30pm and 10pm, which doesn‘t give me a whole lot of time at night to relax. I don’t know how he can stay up for so long without a nap during the day! I must be one lucky mother - having a 2 ½ year old who doesn’t take a nap!

I started doing Tae Bo again last week. I am doing the “8 minute workout” video. The first few days was torture. I was so sore. My arms hurt so much that I could barely lift them over my head, let alone move them at all. My whole body was sore. I wanted a little break from pilates, so I am glad I found my Tae Bo video.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Better Late Than Never

I checked the mail today and I finally received a Thanksgiving Card from November 2007, as well as a Christmas Card from my Uncle! LOL

I also received a few more pieces of mail from my old address. It’s good knowing they aren’t still trying to stuff my mailbox, even though we moved out in November.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I can’t believe I forgot

I almost forgot to pay our rent for this month! I was reminding myself as the first of the month got closer. We didn’t pay rent until July 2nd. Thankfully they give us until the 5th of each month before it’s considered late.

Shannon has split days off this week. Tomorrow he is off so I did my cleaning today instead of tomorrow. His manager is still out of town. She doesn’t return until next Tuesday. So Shannon’s been running the department with the help of his division manager for the last 2 weeks. He also did the schedule for both weeks.

There are a lot more changes going on at his work. They are cutting hours like crazy! When they cut hours like they are, they are also cutting key positions, so some of the duties those people were doing aren’t getting done because everyone else is trying to do their work as well as do the work of 3 other people. They also sent several people home in the middle of a banquet, so the people that stayed ended up having to do twice the work. The people that went home, also lost out on their hours. The cut backs don’t make sense, and they also end up costing more in the end. They are also putting more strain on the supervisors and the employees that do end up staying.

As far as ordering the supplies they need, they only order what they need for the week and if they run out, they either go out and buy it at the store, or they work around it. This method ends up costing more because you have to send an employee off property in the company van, and buy the products you need. Their methods don’t make sense to the employees, supervisors and even me and I don’t even work there.

I’ve been taking a 10 in 1 liquid vitamin for the past few weeks and finally I had Shannon start taking it. On the first day, he noticed the benefits and he loves it. So I remind him to take his vitamin before he goes to work. Since his job is making some odd moves with cutting hours and putting strain on him and everyone else, I figured he could use the vitamin during this time. I joined a home business and their product is the 10 in 1 liquid vitamin. It is delivered to us every month.

We’re still waiting for Kyle’s potty! Kyle seems so ready to learn too. He’s always interested in our potty and it seems he’s ready to sit down on it.

I steam cleaned our carpets last weekend as well. I ran out of the manufacturers brand of recommended formula so I made a solution from Shaklee products and it worked fine. I actually think it worked out better. There was no chemical smells during and after the cleaning.