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.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Possible babysitting on Monday

Ever since Kyle started riding the bus this year, I have befriended another parent of a child who rides the same bus.  All the kids that wait at our bus stop happen to live in the same apartment community as us.  The father that I have befriended happens to live across the street.  He and his wife are both Chinese, however, they are 5-7 years older than we are.  They have two very adorable kids, they are so precious!  I love talking to them because they are able to respond verbally when I ask them questions.  The little boy is a few months older than Kyle, so he is 6 and also in Kindergarten (he's in a different classroom than Kyle) and the little girl is 3 years old and she goes to preschool at a church.  The dad has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and the mom has a Ph.D. in Chemistry.  Wow, right?! 

Anyway, the dad asked me if I would be available to watch his son on Monday afternoon.  He has a job interview and he's not sure he'll be back home in time to meet his son at the bus stop.  I agreed and let Shannon know about it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Back on track

While Kyle was off from school last week, I was unable to workout.  He was sick and he would wake up soon after I did.  I just couldn't find the time to workout as I like to workout right after I put him on the bus in the morning.  Since he started back at school yesterday, I am back on track with my workouts! 

I definitely missed working out!  I've had to start over on the workout schedule.  I started over 2 weeks ago and now I'm on week 2!  I've already completed this workout once, so this is considered Round 2! 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I subscribed to the newspaper

I just subscribed to our local Sunday paper delivery, which I never thought I would.  I ended up subscribing because I went to purchase the Sunday paper at the corner gas station [for the first time in almost 2 months] and found out that the price was raised from $1.50 to $2.00!  I only brought $1.50 with me! 

I decided to look on the newspaper website to see how much it would be to subscribe for the Sunday paper delivery and it's only $8.84 a month.  It's only 84 cents more to subscribe, so I decided to sign up!  It will save me from getting dressed and getting Kyle ready and taking him for a little walk to buy the paper.  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Walmart after Black Friday

We ended up going to Walmart today.  We wanted to go yesterday but Kyle was still feeling sick, coughing and throwing up.  Today he's a little better.  I hope he'll be ready for school on Monday, either way, I hope to send him! 

We bought the usually groceries.  I plan on making a green bean casserole and banana nut muffins this week.  We also bought 2 pumpkin pies!  I also decided we should buy a small bag of potatoes to have baked potatoes and any leftovers can be re-heated the next day or I can add them to soups or as a side for dinner. 

Walmart wasn't as busy in the grocery section.  Shannon and I figured that everyone has plenty of leftovers, so they don't need to be shopping for food. 

I also bought a few cleaning supplies: sponges, dishwasher tabs, baking soda (to clean), and zote laundry bar (to make homemade laundry soap).

Kyle behaved at the store.  I think he was so distracted looking all around the store and he never got bored.  If he gets bored, he'll start to whine.  I think there was too much going on for him to get bored. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Holiday

Kyle is off from school this week.  He had school on Monday and Tuesday and has the rest of the week off, which means 5 days off from school!  Unfortunately, he is sick!  We're not sure if it's the flu (again) or a cold but we can tell he has a sore throat because he keeps coughing.  Yesterday and today, he's been sleeping throughout the day.  He doesn't like to be left alone so he'll sleep in the living room with us.  Poor little bug should be asleep in bed, but he doesn't like to be alone.  He also feels much warmer to the touch than normal.  I haven't checked his temperature since Tuesday but he is warmer than he should be. 

He showed symptoms of being sick on Monday and Tuesday but I still sent him to school since he has the Thanksgiving holiday off. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving meal at school

We received a flyer last week from Kyle's teachers letting us know that they were having a Thanksgiving meal in the classroom on Tuesday, November 22nd.  They listed the planned menu and asked the parents for donations of $10.  I've been debating on whether or not to send Kyle to school with the $10.  When I asked Shannon if we should donate, he would say, "yes."  But he's not the one who insures that the bills are paid, he doesn't see how little money we have.  Finally, I asked him last night if we should donate the money he finally agreed that we shouldn't and to send a note to school.  I wrote a simple note saying we are unable to donate as we have been unemployed for almost 2 years.  I also asked if we need to pick him up early from school that day. 

I am so tired of the teachers always asking for school supplies, snacks, and other items. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lots of fruit and a veggie tray!

Shannon and I went to Walmart while Kyle was at school this afternoon.  It was really nice going shopping without him because he can get irritated and bored after so long.  With Kyle, he is unpredictable.

As we were shopping, we saw a lot of people shopping for their Thanksgiving dinner.  I made a comment about everyone shopping for their Thanksgiving dinner and he replied, "so that's what it is?"  He had no idea why it was a little busy in the store.  We didn't buy anything for Thanksgiving, just our regular groceries.  We bought a lot of fruits just because we haven't had fruit in the house for so long.  Shannon also bought a little veggie tray that he likes to eat on his own.

Ever since he had to take a Health class and now he's having to go through another Health class, he's been trying to choose healthier food and buying more fruits and veggies. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

The things I love!

Happy Monday!  It's a new week! 

I decided to do the things that make me happy.  This past weekend, I made more soy candles and had extra wax leftover to make tarts too!  I also put some candles up for sale through my Facebook page.  Once I sell the soy candle sets I have for sale, I hope to buy more candle supplies! 

Last week, I was still getting over the flu but while I wasn't feeling 100%, I was working out.  Instead of doing Turbo Fire, I went back to Turbo Jam all of last week.  This week, I am back to doing Turbo Fire!  I am restarting the schedule from the beginning.  I hope to stick to the schedule as much as possible! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Filling our time

I've been trying to find a variety of volunteer opportunities and even contacted a local "Autism Society" and they said to call a number and they would call "when they had opportunities available."  I felt like they were blowing me off.  I even emailed someone with Kyle's school.  A few months ago, they sent home a flyer asking for volunteers for various projects and it had an email address listed as well.  I emailed the contact person a few days ago and have yet to hear anything back!  I just don't understand why it's so hard to find VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!  LOL

This afternoon, I saw a commercial for serve.gov with Obama encouraging American's to volunteer our time.  I quickly went to the website and did a search.  I found many opportunities and I even found opportunities that would interest Shannon.  There were two of them, one to volunteer at the Sheriff's Department and at the Police Department.  I emailed the Police Department lead to Shannon and explained why he should go for this volunteer opportunity.

Well, it turns out, after I listed my reasoning and thoughts on why he should volunteer at the Police Department, he ended up emailing them letting them know he was interested! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hoping to win something!

Lately, I've been entering as many blog giveaways as I can find!  Most of the giveaways I am entering are for gift cards, cash and other prizes!  I would love to win!  It would be nice to be able to get something special for my family! 

I am also making an effort to enter the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes on a daily basis.  I used to enter every time they sent me an email, but I am now going to enter daily.  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hit with the flu

I am convinced we were hit with the flu.  Kyle was sick with the flu for over a week and as he was getting over it, I started showing symptoms.  I am getting over it and now Shannon is showing symptoms.  I looked up the "flu symptoms" online and most of our symptoms matched up.  Kyle did throw up a few times and they said that was common in children, rather than adults. 

Since I was sick, I put off my workouts.  As I am feeling better these days, I am trying to get back on track with my workouts.  Last night, I did pilates just before bed.  I am also doing Turbo Jam for a bit before I jump back into Turbo Fire.  My asthma has been acting up lately too. 

Thankfully, Kyle seems to be much better and only missed one day of school since he caught the flu.  I can only imagine how bad it is in his classroom if he caught it. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wrong bra size

While we were in Myrtle Beach, SC, we walked around one of their outdoor malls (Broadway at the Beach) on one of our date nights.  I stopped in Victoria's Secret and started looking around and one of the sales associates approached me and ended up asking me if I wanted a bra fitting.  Well, lo and behold, it turns out I am wearing the wrong bra size.  It's really hard to believe the cup size but instead of wearing a 34B, I wear a 32C.  I am thinking the cup size may be wrong though.  I haven't tried on any new bras since receiving my new bra size so I don't know if it's right or not. 

Drip Drop, Drip Drop...

Around 6pm, I hear drip drop, drip drop coming from the bathroom.  I had taken a shower and just finished giving Kyle a bath.  I went into the bathroom to check it out and I look up to see water dripping from our ceiling!  Then I remembered just as I was leaving the bathroom after giving Kyle a bath, I heard a big "whoosh" sound, like a toilet flushing or a dishwasher running upstairs.  It sounds like water gushing! 

As I am trying to find the number to "emergency maintenance" pager for our complex (since it's after business hours), I am worrying and freaking out about what is causing the whole mess.  Of course I can't find the paper with the information.  I gave Shannon the main office number and the recording had the pager number for us to call.  Shannon called the number and left our phone number for them to call us back.  Thankfully they called back within 2 minutes or so.  They told us they would be here in half an hour.

I just hope this can be fixed quickly without us having to stay elsewhere.