So THIS happened over the weekend: Yes, friends, I jacked up my knee, so I'm practicing RICE. That's Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. I forget that I'm clinically hyper until something of this nature forces me to sit still for extended periods of time. This is day three of this RICE jazz and I am over … Continue reading View From the Couch
I'm back! I attempted several drafts...in December...then in January, trying to succinctly sum up last year and offer hope for 2017. But truthfully, I've been a little down. 2016 was a good year for Grief Happens. I posted regularly, saw an increase in views and gained more followers, but for some reason, rather than feeling … Continue reading Happy February!
The holidays have a way of making me turn inward. I find everything about them overstimulating and just...too much. When I look back, I realize they've always had this effect on me, but since becoming a parent, the overstimulating factor is amplified. While some people surge into high gear, I become slower and more methodic. … Continue reading Still Clearing Clutter, Kid Updates, and Other Ponderings
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of you. This blogosphere has seen me through some tough times and I will forever be grateful for you -- my friends and readers. I've done my best to bring variety to Grief Happens, even though it didn't start out that way. This blog has become a happy space for … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season, Happy Tardy Thanksgiving, and a Week of Tidying
A few weeks ago I wrote about having Wallace tested for a whole slew of behavioral and learning differences/disabilities. This has dragged on longer because of Hurricane Matthew, so I'm meeting with the psychologist this afternoon. I am a hot anxious disaster right now. I've been listening to Violent Femmes on repeat for the past … Continue reading When You Get Your Answer…
We're still putting things back together after Hurricane Matthew. This will be a streaming sort of post; I could shoot for polished, but I want a finished product. My drafts folder is cluttered enough. The following story might paint a better picture of how this week is moving along: I cook more in the fall. … Continue reading My Life May Be Many Things, but It’s Rarely Dull
This is a continuation of my last post. It will make more sense if you check out Reading, Wallace, ADHD, and Testing first. ***** I have suspected that Gil has dyslexia for some time now. He's never confirmed it, and though I've had numerous conversations on the subject with his mom and other family … Continue reading Reading, ADHD, Wallace, and Testing Part 2
I'm still trying to wrap my head around a lot that happened last week, but I'll start with this: We had Wallace evaluated for dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning issues last week. Something is going on, but it's not clearcut. He started second grade this year and for the third year I got the same … Continue reading Reading, ADHD, Wallace, and Testing
I haven't done one of these in a long time, so how about some long overdue happy. Exploring outdoors helps everyone in our household. Engaging with nature is centering and peaceful, and it certainly appears to have that effect on my children. By hump day, I couldn't face our dining room table and homework and … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday #WGWW — on Friday!
I have to deal with something I don't want to, and it's taking entirely too much of my energy. Before starting this blog post I was working through various tasks -- household stuff, other writing projects, planning the week out in my head, moving through my morning. But I was having trouble focusing on anything … Continue reading Know Thyself: The PTA Volunteer Dilemma