I know it’s been a long time. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. Beat me with a stick and call it a lollipop. So sue me.
To catch up a little:
My knee is better. It works. I can do stairs and multi-mile walks (which we did, in Chicago – from Willis Tower to Navy Pier via Millenium Park:
We also had a blast in the Wisconsin Dells in June. The general consensus was that
was the favorite activity… Despite the roughly 19 million stairs involved.
The rest has been, unfortunately, a struggle. My big kid is in her last year of middle school, which means high school registration is in a couple weeks. I am completely unprepared for such a thing.
My little kid is struggling with behavioral issues at school. She is a great refuser of any task she isn’t interested in completing, and it’s really getting in the way of educational opportunities. She is missing out on the High Potential program, which I believe she’d love. She was worse last year, but she’s no prize this year. We’re doing everything we can think of, and I think there has been improvement, but it’s a shame and a huge frustration.
I recently opened an Etsy store, which you may be interested in visiting: ElsmamaCrochet It’s certainly nice to have the possibility of some income, but the real treat is having a creative self-calming activity to pursue.
I guess that’s the big update. I will do my best to keep posting. It’s really difficult for me to reveal much of myself, though I think the effort will pay off eventually. Outlets are good, right?
I relate, and way to go opening your store! I’m so glad to hear all this!!! Also, I am studying up on Howard Glasser’s Nurtured Heart approach because my house has now become an asylum. It is noted to be extremely helpful and successful with “difficult” children. If you want to get together and talk about it, it might be just the ticket for your special girl. xoxo, J
We should. I’m going to call in a few minutes.
I’m so sorry I missed you! I was, as you know now, showering. I’m now out the door! Grrrr….let’s try again even if it’s scheduling to meet or call.