Friday, September 01, 2006

Thanks for the encouragement

Thanks for the words of encouragement on dealing with the thorn that is my daughter. She just turned 6 but you'd think she was 16 with the attitude she's been giving lately.
No improvements at school for her and we took her to a therapist who said that she didn't think she had ADD, she thinks my sweet daughter is just really smart and one step ahead, so she tries to push her boundaries. We're so lucky!

At the same time, I'm impressed with her abilities and how well she's doing when she writes and reads. And there are times she's just so lovely with her little brother. But man, there are other times, like right now... :-)

The sad thing is anytime I'm having a problem she freaks out. The other night I couldn't sleep because I had really sharp pains going up and down my right arm and my thumb, index and middle fingers were numb, but my ring finger just hurt, like it was on fire. So I was really sore and in pain the next day, like I'm having today. Well, my daughter just really worries. I hate this. It's hard to say, "I'm okay" but then wince in pain at the same time.

My son is hitting and whining a lot. My goodness - what did I do having kids so late in life? I'm 39 years old and I feel like I'm 60! No wonder all the sharp pains are back! LOL!

My son is talking so much, but the funniest thing is when he says firetruck - his "tr" sounds like "f!" LOL!! I laugh every time but I try to correct him. Of course there was the day he came into my room and said the f word plain as day. When I asked him what he said he looked at me and said, "Um, I love you?" LOL!!
See - you take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have the facts of life... I heard that somewhere before. Tee-Hee! Of course I've heard that, I can't tell you how often my husband walks around the house singing old TV show themes! LOL! What is up with that?

I hope you're all doing well. Please take care and thanks for reading!

Up my meds

Ok - another long while since I posted last.
I've been a little on the down side.
A couple of weeks ago I got the stomach flu - was vomiting. I was still called at home and asked to do something for work.
The next day I wanted to at least work a half day from home, but ended up working about 9 hours from home.
In the middle of it all I got ticked at these dumb emails that kept going back and forth and called a friend co-worker and yelled at her about it. Big mistake. I immediately apologized, etc. I apologized the next day, she was really rude.
This happened on a Tuesday. Friday morning I walked up to her and asked if we were okay and she said, "You need to go to your doctor and have him up your medication because whatever you're taking isn't working."
OMG!! I said, "I can't believe you totally personally attacked me." She said, "You're wasting my time."
I have NEVER had anyone be so cruel and so hurtful. What she said was ten times worse then me venting to her, which I will never forgive myself for doing. Plus it was embarrassing because she said it in front of others.
The only good thing that came out of it is I saw the true colors of someone I thought was a friend.
I'm not saying I have an excuse, but I apologized profusely. And I never said anything to attack her character or her personally, in fact, I was complaining about two new hires she was supposed to be training.

Anywho - that's what's had me down for two full weeks.
And at first I didn't really want to talk about it.
Oh well, what can you do?