Another Wasted Summer
I did get rid of a lot of the kid's stuff, but it's always much harder to get rid of MY stuff. It's strange because that's all it is - stuff. I don't need most of it but who knows, if I throw it out, I might. Ugh.
Sammy graduated from ABA at the end of June and immediately started a socialization program we had been waiting forever for. While I was glad to get in, I was a bit miffed at the timing. Our whole summer was stretching before us with no therapies and then it was snatched away. It has turned out to be a blessing. Azure goes to help out, and both kids are having a great time.
I am not doing wonderfully on the health front, nothing major, but I'm in constant pain. My arm and shoulder started hurting some months ago. I ignored it, hoping it would go away, and then it became excruciating.
I begrudgingly went to the doctor. The diagnosis is rotator cuff tendinitis. Since I waited so long, now I have to have physical therapy.
I waited another week to call the physical therapist, because I kept hoping it would heal once I was popping 800 mg Motrin three times a day.
Alas, I now seem to have a frozen shoulder. Ever try shaving your armpit when you can't lift your arm up high enough?
This sucks and it hurts a lot. And I'm sure physical therapy will make it hurt MORE. Gah!
But enough of the pity party. I am so good at throwing those, don't ya think?
We haven't been all idle this summer. We have been to the library a lot, although I am the one doing most of the reading.
The children saw a magician at the library. We went to two different story times and we are going to a wild animal presentation on Tuesday.
We've been on a hike and a picnic. We've been to two different parks with water features and we are going to a new one Monday, all of them free.
We still need to go berry picking before all the blueberries are gone. I love blueberries and so does Sammy.
My Grandma is visiting my mother so we will be going down there for a while. Since my Grandma lives in Maine, we haven't seen her in over four years. My daughter lives with my mother so I will get a chance to see her too. Also, my Mom has a pool, a pool! I can't wait to swim.
There are only three weeks left until school starts. An eight week summer isn't nearly long enough, in my opinion. On days the kids are whining, that opinion has been known to change.
When the kids go back to school, it will be a full day for both of them. I need to find a way to make extra money with my time. Are there even jobs out there? Even if there are, do they want somebody who can only work from 8:30 to 1:30 that has to stay home with sick kids and on school vacations? I doubt it. So I need to find a way to make money from home.
I don't have the temperament to do sales or daycare. Could I make this any more difficult? LOL
Life has a way of going on regardless. It's all good.