Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm still working out

Can you believe it? I can't. It's so not like me to be motivated like that. I slept all day today in preparation for work tonight and then got up and did some kettlebells. I don't feel anything yet but soreness, but I'm thinking that results will have to show soon. Show or I'll quit and that would be bad ;)

We are still working with Max through his "meds not quite working" phase, but on the whole he is doing much better. He started Zoloft last weekend to replace his prozac and that has definitely helped his out of control meltdowns. He still has way too much energy, but from what the doctor says, the energy isn't going to go away with Straterra anyway so we just use it for good as often as possible.

Alex is Alex. He has been spending time in the older two classroom at school this week. I think he really enjoys it. He's all happiness when I pick him up but still quite the little monster at home. Whatever Max has, Alex wants. It's not pretty, but we are slowing learning to distract him.

I have quite a few pictures to post, but they are still on the camera and I don't have time before I go get Max. Krystle came this past weekend to stay with the boys while I worked and Tim had them outside in the snow on Sunday. It was a really good weekend and I am very sad that I had to miss it because I slept all day. It has been quite a while since I worked 3 in a row and it almost killed me, but I made it. Have to get used to it since Krystle thinks she'll be able to do this every 3 weeks. Yay!!! It's nice to have two weekends in a row off now instead of working someone else's Saturday to get my Friday off.

Hmm, as I'm thinking about what I'm typing, I realize it's probably pretty boring to everyone. Life has been so busy lately there just isn't anything super exciting to talk about. Hopefully when I get the pictures on here that'll make it more exciting.

I'm out for now, but you can bet I'll be back! Hopefully sooner rather than later!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 3 of working out

And I feel awesome! Still a little sore in spots, but it's a good sore. I know it's working. I definitely don't hurt nearly as bad as I did yesterday, and I can walk up and down the stairs without wanting to cry. I'm so proud of myself because I don't know that I have ever stuck with anything so long before ;)

In other news, I'm going shopping tomorrow with two friends from work and looking forward to it. On Thursday Max and I have his first counseling appointment, only I forgot to get a pre-approval from the insurance company so hopefully I can do that tomorrow. Friday Krystle, and probably Bill, will be here to watch the kids for me this weekend. I have to work all 3 days and without them, I wouldn't be able to sleep on Saturday. What nice siblings I have!! Tim will be around in the evenings so maybe someone or two will be able to get out of the house. That would make me very jealous, but what can I do? Hope to VEX. Haha!

I'll update on Max as soon as I know more. Meds still don't seem to be doing much, but Tim has been doing some amazing discipline which seems to be helping some. I hope the combination kicks in soon because he is definitely having a rough time at school and I do NOT want him to lose the friends he has made because he can't control himself. That would make me very sad.

Have a good night!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just thought I would share

Tim made me crab dip because I asked nicely and it was soooo yummy! I have really missed it. We didn't even get to use fresh crab because I don't think they have that in the midwest ;), but it was still good.

The boys have been fighting all day and they are driving me nuts. I remember Bill and Rusty fighting all the time, but it seemed different. Maybe because it wasn't my problem? Haha! Alex is a little terror! Max is having a hard time without working meds, but at least he tries sometimes. Alex just antagonizes and screeches, and makes me crazy. I do love them both. I wouldn't trade them for the world even on the worst day. I do threaten to sell them daily though.

I guess I don't have much else to talk about. I need to do my work out but Max is watching Dungeons and Dragons. As soon as he's done, I'll do 20 minutes or so and then hit the shower. Shortly after will be bedtime. Yay!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm spending it alone with the boys because Tim has a big dinner at work tonight. The day is lasting forever!

Lots of new developments. A few weeks ago, Max's teacher pointed out that she didn't think his meds were working very well anymore. I noticed at home too, but I attributed that to me just being tired and cranky all the time. Anyway, I called his psychiatrist and we changed him to Focalin. Well, that didn't work either. He was horrible on it and didn't sleep at night. We lasted a week and I had to call back because we were miserable. This time we are trying Straterra. I've never wanted to go that route because I am a fan of the stimulents, but with Max being so little, we don't have many options. He still only weighs 38lbs which is what he weighed at his 4 year check up too. Anyway, the Straterra was making him sleep in school, and not so good at night so they recommended we give it to him at night instead. We still have not noticed it helping, but he has only been on it a week and we have to give it at least 4 before deciding it doesn't work. The next 3 weeks are going to be the longest of my life.

Alex is moving up to the next classroom at daycare in the next few weeks. I'm really happy about that. He is one heck of a bullyl lately and I'm so afraid he's going to hurt one of the younger kids. He's doing really well there, though, and Tim said it has been much easier lately to drop him off in the morning. He still cries for me, but I'm sure it's because he'd rather I not leave.

Tim has been working a ton this past week and they are trying to make cuts at his hotel. Luckily everyone loves him so his job is pretty secure. It's stressful for me to work at night, sleep during the day, and deal with the kids so much on my own, but I'll survive. The older Alex gets, the harder it gets because he is quite the little demon! He gives a whole new meaning to terrible twos. Max threw tantrums, but Alex screams, says NO, hits, and has no reservations about anything at all. He'll jump from any height and climb on anything he can. He can pretty much kick Max's ass at this point.

I decided to start making some changes. With the few days of warm weather that we just had I kinda got a bit of spring fever. I'm starting a Homeowner's Notebook to have handy around the house. Addresses, phone numbers, tracking bills, to-do lists, home improvements that we want to make, emergency info and stuff like that. It's a long project but it gives me something to do to fill the time.

I've also decided that I HAVE to start working out. On one of the message boards I read, the women have been discussing kettlebells. I had never heard of them before, but people were saying they noticed a difference in the first 2 weeks. Exactly what I was looking for. Even if I don't lose weight because I gain muscle, my flabby self is ok with that. I ordered one from Amazon and it arrived this morning. Holy shit am I sore!! I only did one of three workouts on the DVD that came with it and I feel like I can barely move my arms and legs. I guess that means it's already working though. I'm hoping to do a little each day and build up to doing longer sessions. I'm thinking if I was physically healthier I might be happier with myself.

I'm also trying to get a budget going. Unlike many people today, we both have pretty stable jobs but I hate the debt that lingers. We were doing so good for so long until we moved. My goal is to live like we don't have any money, get rid of the debt, and then we'll finally be able to live with the money we do have! Not sure if that even makes sense, but it does in my own head ;)

I guess that's about all I have for right now. Alex is jumping on me and it's making typing a little difficult. I had Max take a before picture for my workouts. I'm not posting it now, but if I do start seeing changes, watch for it because I'll definitely post it then.

Peace out and have a good Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sorry I've been so bad about updating!

Between us all being sick and work, I've just been tired all the time and barely on the computer. I just got over the stomach flu yet again, but it seems so far that everyone else has been spared.

Last weekend I took the boys and we went up to Bill's house in Grand Rapids. Had a blast. Alex got to go sledding in Bill's backyard, and Max mostly hung out in the house shooting his new nerf gun. I went out Saturday night with Bill, Krystle and Rusty and we had a ton of fun. The only thing that would have made it better was Tim being able to come with me. Hopefully next time.

Not a whole lot new to report. The kids are growing and changing so much all the time. I'll need to post the details on that soon but I have to go get Max in a few minutes from school so I don't have enough time now. I also have some pictures of them from last weekend and a ton of pictures that Max has taken. I think he desperately needs his own camera ;)

Anyway, thanks for your patience and keep checking back because I promise to be a better blogger in the near future!