Wow, I have really been out of the loop. But I am still here and I am okay. I feel like I’ve been crazy busy with everything and nothing. Doing taxes, getting involved in my bible study (we are doing a Beth Moore study on James), starting Matthew on a new diet (because limiting him from gluten and dairy is very smart, especially since Isaac is allergic to 11 OTHER foods). On a whim, I decided to start a new way of eating and gave up meat, wheat, caffeine and dairy. And it hasn’t even been hard. I’m just doing it to feel better–I have to find a way to kick these migraines. So now I’m that weirdo who drinks greenish brown smoothies with spinach and flax in them. Or puts nutritional yeast on popcorn for a snack. I’m really annoying, but I’m gonna be a healthy annoying person.
We’re doing a lot of conferences with Matthew’s teacher. They have decided to reevaluate him. He has made so much progress that they believe he may be ready to leave the special education program. This is really exciting and deserves its own post, but the evaluations aren’t completely over so I will wait until it’s official.
Isaac has been worrying us with some stomach issues. Could be more food allergies or intolerances, but we’ve been dealing with this off and on for months. We are seeing a gastroenterologist next week.
I hate that I’ve been absent from blogland, but the kids have reached an age where they don’t nap anymore and they give me almost NO downtime during the day. So when they do watch a TV show, I have to balance the checkbook or plan meals or make myself a green smoothie.
Right now they are watching a Tom and Jerry DVD from the library. I just heard Isaac whisper, “if I was there, I would help Jerry”.
Better sign off for now. Gotta figure out a way to make eggplant appealing for dinner!