My week was not productive, at least not in terms of accomplishing things on my list.
Do you wanna hear my excuses? Do ya?
I’ll tell you anyway:
- Monday I got an offer to transfer to my daughter’s school. I work as a paraprofessional educator at another school in the district, but the commute has doubled my car gas usage, and so I was hoping to be able to transfer someday. I certainly didn’t expect it to happen this quickly! My new commute will be about 8 minutes shorter, and I’ll be walking now! I had a lot of finalizing to do at the school I’m currently at, and I had a lot of kids mad at me for leaving. The commute won’t be missed. The
kids will be.
- Wednesday was my last day at the school. Thank goodness, because Thursday I got a call from Buddy Boy’s school. They NEVER call. (Even last year when an aide dropped him out of a therapy swing and gave him a huge goose egg, they didn’t call me!!) He was very emotional, refused to eat, and complained of a tummy ache. I took him home early and after a night of no sleep and all cry, we took him to the doctor, who advised us to take him to the ER. That poor kid spent the whole day in the ER. The doctors (and I) all thought he had appendicitis. The symptoms were all spot-on, and his white blood cell count and inflammation count were both really high. The ultrasound, however, couldn’t find his appendix, meaning it was likely NOT what was inflamed. Then began a series of other tests to try and figure it out.
Silly little dude was crying when I took this, but in his mind, if you point a camera at him, he MUST SMILE. (Look how splotchy and red his face is…he broke out in hives in like, 5 minutes! Broke my heart)
Anywho, 8 hours and a bazillion tests later, they decided he likely has the “anthro-virus” (the spelling is probably wrong). They wanted to either keep him overnight for observation, or to let me take him home on the promise that I would observe him very closely. I chose home, baby. He’s still under the weather, but this morning his fever finally broke, and his hives, fever,and dehydration are mostly gone. The stomach ache is very persistently hanging on, but he’s doing SO much better now!
HUGE thanks to Primary Children’s hospital, who is the best of the best. The staff is incredible, and the nurses gave Buddy Boy a puppet and a blanket to keep. Those two gifts gave him such needed comfort! It’s so hard to have a child who is sick, and in Buddy’s case, with autism, and so explaining what is going on is extremely difficult. He was so scared the entire time, and those two gifts really truly made all the difference. Munchkin’s school actually donated similar blankets to the hospital, and she’s convinced that they gave Buddy Boy the very one she helped to tie.
So there you have it. My excuses. Now, I’ll show you the list:
- Meeting at Buddy Boy’s school.- YES
- Make a few more freezer meals…gluten free! – NO
- Make a menu plan for November. – NO
- Re-organize bedroom bookshelf. – NO
- Email Christmas list to family members, get family birthday cards sent out. – 1/2 YES, 1/2 NO
- Clean out/reorganize medicine cabinet – YES
The plan for this week…I don’t even care what the plan is, as long as it’s something I accomplish!
Put together teacher luncheon.
Attend SEP conference for Munchkin.
- Make a few more freezer meals – preferably GF.
- Re-organize bedroom bookshelf and bedroom closet.
- Get birthday cards sent out ASAP!
- Finalize Christmas budget, write down gifts in Christmas Notebook. (Yes, I keep a binder for Christmas. It helps me organize things!)
- Clean out/reorganize pantry.
Also, I’m going to begin posting my weight for the week. (we’ll see if I remember!) As of this morning, I weigh 145 lbs, which is down 10 lbs from the summer. Yay!
Have a great week, everyone.