Thursday, August 6, 2009


Seems some things have changed since my last post. Wrong diagnoses for, oh, 9 years. Wrong meds for, oh, 7 years. He really still has no desire to do much of anything fun. Well, that hasn't changed. He turned 12 in July. But that isn't the worst part. Can't really talk about that now. I only have my hunches and no proof yet. Hopefully soon I'll be back. And maybe one of these days, I'll find my sense of humor again.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Long Summer Ahead

HELP... PLEASE... If anyone bothers to read this, I could use some suggestions. Really.

It's the end of the school year. Last day was today. Monday is report card pickup day. A whole hour left of school.

Elderspawn got home at 3:30 and I'm already getting the ol' I'm bored mom. And, no matter what I suggest, things I plan for the summer nothing is any good to him. I even suggested he attend some camps this summer. Instead, he prefers to argue with me and carry on about how bored he is.

Any suggestions for a near 12 year old boy who expresses very little to no interest in hobbies, sports, music or any type of fun or recreational activities whatsoever? The only thing he cares about are his video games.

Oh, I forgot to mention that he has ADHD, TS, and BPD NOS. It's very difficult to get him to do much of anything and I could really use some ideas on what would be good for him to do this summer.

His interests? Video games and BB guns. HELP!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Beautiful Day For A Park

Field trip day. We hopped the school buses at the school and headed to the train station in Harvard today.

The big train ride:

All of the kids thought it was really cool to ride on the top level of the big
Metra Train! They rode the train all the way from Harvard to Crystal Lake. About a 20 minute ride. And they all sat still and in their seats!

They met the buses at the train station in Crystal Lake and reloaded all 4 Kindergarten classes and headed to the Veterans Acre Park. We spent the whole day at the park. Most of the time the kids played on the playground epuiptment. After lunch we took a nice leisurely stroll around the pond, crossed the bridges, up the hills, around the curving bends and landed on the boat launch. Then, they played on the playground some more before it was time to play some games.

The boat launch:

Before they could play games though, all the kids had to roll down the big steep hill to get to the area where the games were at.

That big, steep hill:
I was about half way down when I snapped the pic so it was bigger than it looks!

First they played duck duck goose, then they played with a really big parachute and last they got to play with bubbles. Then we took a nice leisurely stroll back up that big steep hill so the kids could play on the playground even more!

When it was time to leave, youngerspawn asked me if I could take him to a park when we got home! It simply amazes me how much energy one little six year old has in him! That little boy played hard!

All in all it was a nice, leisurely day at the park for us adults. We got to sit around chit chatting most of the time while the kids played together.

It was also very successful day I might add. No fights broke out, no broken bones occurred, no blood spurted out anywhere, no eyeballs popped out of their sockets, not one single kid took a header into the pond and we returned with as many kids as we left with!

And all the kids had a blast together!

A beautiful day indeed!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Youngerspawn And Upcoming Field Trip

In a couple of weeks, youngerspawn gets to ride on a train and go to a park to play and have activites for his fieldtrip. This time I get to chaperone and plan on going with him. They didn't take any chaperone's on Elderspawn's fieldtrip. Bummer. I really would have liked to gone to Medeival Times again. It's been years since the first time I was there.

Hopefully it won't rain the day of the fieldtrip. YS is really looking forward to riding on a train for the first time!

*Crossing fingers*

Elderspawn And His Fieldtrip

ES and all of the other 6th graders from his school got to go on a fieldtrip to Medieval Times.

This morning I had told him about the show that they put on there such as jousting on horseback, sword fighting, etc.

Now, having gone to many reinactments with his dad, I figured this would be something he would really enjoy.

Yeah, not so much. Seems that they no longer include a beverage with the meal that was $21.00, a reduced rate because they had a fundraiser for this trip. You have to pay for the drinks seperately. Mom didn't know this, didn't send money with him and he ended up having to drink a bottle of water instead.

The announcer was way too loud for his taste. He said he was screaming over the microphone. But you have to be loud for everyone in the audience to hear you, right?

As for the show, well it wasn't "educational" enough for him. I had told him this morning that it was just a show and it was for fun.

Welp, so much for Medeival Times and Elderspawn! Next.

Updates On The Spawn

Youngerspawn ended up getting glasses. Seems he's far sighted, has astigmatism and his right eye is turning inward. His distance vision is 20/100 in his right eye and 20/200 in his left. Worse than I had thought. He got his glasses with transitioning lenses however they aren't dark enough for him when he goes outside so I have to take him back in and have more tinting put in them and have them readjusted because he says they hurt the back of his ear.

Both spawn visited the dentist today and that was even worse news. You see neither one of them takes the best care of their teeth and rarely bother to brush them even though mom hounds them to do it at least twice a day (I'm really anal about nice, clean, teeth).

Youngerspawn, who still has all baby teeth, has 3 cavities on the left side and has to have them filled. Why, I don't know, but they're going to fill his baby teeth.

Elderspawn, who has many permanent teeth, has 4 cavities, 2 on each side, all in permanent teeth. One is so bad it's down to the nerve and he may have to have a root canal. Bad news - insurance doesn't cover root canals. They only cover exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions.

Lovely, just freakin' lovely. I really don't want to have to have it yanked out. It's one of his back teeth. He needs them.

Oh, and Elderspawn still has one of the cavity filled baby teeth that hasn't fallen out yet. That may have to be yanked out as well.

I just hope the whole ordeal of having to have shots of novacaine, teeth drilled out, filled, extractions or a possible root canal will teach the two of them to take better care of their teeth. Neither one of them believe me when I tell them that their teeth are going to rot out of their jaws if they don't brush them regularly.

Why won't kids listen to their parents!!??!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

My New Motto

Beauty Tip Of The Day. I like it alot.

"All life is beautiful.
All humans are beautiful.
Only behavior makes one ugly."
Jeffrey C. Keene II

Wide Awake

Ever since the flickering of that flaslight, in my eyes, in the middle of the night, during a really bad thunderstorm, followed by a roaring KABOOM echoeing through the room, and ending in loud meniacal laughter I seem to be petrified of thunderstorms.


Yet, I still wonder why???

Losin' Love

Roses, what have I done to lose you as a follower? Please tell me. I have very few to begin with and it bothers me to see you leave and not know why.

Idiots Around Me

Remember what I said in my last post about putting up and shutting up about some people I could live without in my neighborhood? Forget what I said about that!

Why you may ask? Well, some stupid friggen idiot lets her 3 or 4 year old little girl run out in front of moving vechicles.

My mom and I were heading back from the store across the street when this little girl ran right in front of my mom's car from behind a car parked on the road. My mom saw her in the nick of time to slam the brakes and have the little girl about 6 inches or less from her front bumper. The girl froze in her tracks, threw her arms in the air, closed her eyes and let out a scream.

The mother's reaction? She just stood there and never bothered to say a single word to her. The neighbor, who this little girl was coming from, again, just stood there and said nothing.

Well, we got to my place, I got out of the car, walked into the middle of the road and screamed at the time of my lungs that they need to watch their kids better than what they do otherwise they'll get smashed! Needless to say, I sure did get the attention of the four boys across the street from me who were playing basketball at the time. They stopped dead in their tracks while staring at me and were so quiet you could hear a pin drop. It worked on them! I'm sure everyone in that mobile home park heard me and stopped dead in their tracks, except that mother.

Now, if it were my kid, I'd be screaming bloody murder him to stop because a car is coming and he's about to become road kill. But then again, I've taught my kids how NOT to play in traffic cuz the chicken never wins cuz the moving vechicle outweighs him and can outrun him no matter what.

My Perspective-Through My Eyes

To Graumagus: No password protection needed here. I'm an open book.

When I started this blog, it was supposed to be a fun outlet to me. Random crap that popped in my mind at any given time was posted. Most of it was pretty stupid stuff, I admit it, because I was so exhausted and stressed out all the time it's all my mind could come up with. That's why I chose to delete it when I restarted my blog.

Now, my posts are sporadic and I could careless if I post or not. Only when I really need to say something or something strikes my fancy or when I can find the time to sit down and write do I post. Being a single mom takes up most of time time nowadays anyways.

A quarter of the stress in my life is gone. Another quarter will be gone when things are finalized finally. Yeah, I've actually put a little weight back on. I badly needed it and I need more.

Another quarter has to do with the boys' medical problems worsening, having to get them taken care of and dealing with my cut in hours as well. Many people are getting their hours cut nowadays. It sucks big time.

The other quarter, well, I'll just have to deal with it. That won't go away for a long, long time. I won't get into that part right now. I may post about it. I may not. We'll see how things go from here on out.

To be perfectly honest with ya'll, I've never been more content and happy to be in my own home than I have been in years. I enjoy being home for a change. Of course a mobile home isn't some people's idea of a home, but, it's home to me. But there are a few people around here I could live without but you can get that anywhere you live. You just shut up and put up I guess.

Yeah, I've actually put a little weight back on. I badly needed it and I need more. I was down to 105 pounds and a measily size 4 jeans. I looked sick and gaunt. I'm starting to look better at 117 pounds. I'd like to be around 125 pounds again. I felt and looked healthy then. I'm slowly getting there and hope to be back there soon!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Laugh For The Day

Seems my ex wants to start up a blog war about our impending divorce. Hell, I didn't even know that his blog was back up and he's starting a war with me!?! The least he could have done was invite me to join his war. I'd be happy join if that's the way he prefers things to be. I've bit my tongue for WAY too long and could stand to get few things off my chest as well.

Does he really have to bring my family into this? How about his family? Does he really want to go there? I'll go there if he wishes!

Honestly, all his blog looks like to me is one big porn site!


Friday, March 13, 2009


My house:

The smell has returned to normal and the crapper's working fine.

My son's grades:

He's managing to pull them up a bit. He still has a bit to go though.

My friend:

Well, she's doing the best she can. A cyst burst and caused the stroke, an infection and nerve damage. Plus she has a second cyst as well. But she's still managing to work though. But, no driving yet.

Things are a bit better in the house of Maranda.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bummin' And Stinkin'

Where I'm at and where I've been I really couldn't tell ya. I'm wiped out. It all started a couple weeks ago when my best friend called and told me she just got out of the ER after suffering a stroke and if I'd be able to give two of her four kids a ride to school in the mornings because they have no way of getting there otherwise. Of course I said yes. Two days ago she called to tell me that her MRI results showed that she either has a cyst or a tumor and it's crushing part of her brain, she can no longer drive or work and she has to go to a brain surgeon. That doctor might be able to get her in two weeks from now. Today she calls and tells me she's had two bloody noses and she never has bloody noses. Her mom, dad, brother and a niece or nephew have all passed away from different forms of cancer at young ages. Her sister is currently battling breast cancer. She's only 36 years old and a mom of 4. If you believe, please say a few prayers for her. She really needs them right now.

Needless to say, tonight's the first night I've been on the net for a couple of weeks. I'm wiped and hungry as I speak. A midnight snack sounds good. Mmm...

Now for my problems:

Today.... I had to take my car into the fixemup shop cuz something ain't right in the front end and the steering's goin' to hell. Sumthin's bangin' and poppin' and it's ridin' like a grain truck.

And Then....As soon as I get home and open my front door I'm greeted my the pungent aroma of shit. Yeah, you read that right. Shit. SHIT!!! Sent the boyz to grandma and grandpa's while I sat in my aromatic house and waited for the fixemup guy to come over and fix my crapper catcher. Seems the septic pipe under my trailer came apart and was leaking all underneath. It just needed to be glued back together. Probably from the weather. Whew! I'm glad it was him and not me under there. EWW! That's what I'm paying him for. Right? And the worst part was if I wanted to go anywhere I had to walk there cuz my car's in the fixemup shop too! Calgon, take me away!!!!

My 11 year old is pulling straight F's in school cuz he either doesn't get the homework home or just won't do it. So now his teachers are keeping him in from recess and after school to try and pull his butt out of it so he can pass the 6th grade. Needless to say he's lost all of his electronics in the house for the remainder of the school year. And possibly this summer if he has to attend summer school. Oh, hell, maybe forever. He's not arguing with his games anymore anyways.

My 6 year old has decided to start throwing major temper tantrums lately and stomping his feet. Ya know. Needless to say, he gets alot of timeouts. Then tonight he was trying to hook a dvd player up to his TV and knocked the damned TV on the floor. I doubt it works anymore.

I need a vacation. Alone. By myself. Yeah, sounds good to me. Or maybe just nice weather so the kids can get outside and blow the stink off of them.

Hey, on a brighter house got a really good airing out and a that can of air freshener I sprayed all over my house helped. Thank goodness it was 60 and sunny today. And, I finally got my new ultra plush, pillowtop mattress and box spring set, after a 3 week delay. Ahh...a new bed. Now, where did I put that damn step stool so I can get in the damn thing!?! Hmm...

I'm still waiting on my new couch and recliner though. It'll be a month by the time I finally get the damn things. Oh, BTW, I bought some new furniture with my tax return money. Yeah, TV stand, coffee table and 3 end tables for my living room too. And they all match:) The couch and the recliner do too:)

Geez, it's after midnight. I'm tired. I'm heading to bed. Night night. Been a rough couple of weeks.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poppity Pop Pop

If I ever got married again this would be my dream gown. LOL! Made from balloons. I'd have to beware of all sharp pointy objects. Oh, I couldn't sit down either. I'd think it'd be a tad hot and sweaty too. Tee hee hee.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Old People And Me

They're attracted to me like flies to stink. Swear to gawd.

At the store I've been asked about hemorroid creams, told about bowel problems, asked where things are located at, etc, etc. Like I know or really want to know.

But today, oh, today really takes the cake for me.

I'm driving down the road when all of a sudden this huge boat of a car starts to turn in front of me from where it was parked. In a split second decision I find myself in the oncoming lane of traffic to avoid t-boning him.

He keeps on coming at me. I swerve more. His front end swipes my passenger side and keeps going. Finally realizing what just happened, he backs up and returns to his original starting point so I pull into a parking spot on the side of the road I originally started from.

This little old man gets out of his car, walks up to me by my car and says I don't know how that happened, I didn't even see you there. I don't see any damage to my car. While standing there assessing the damage to my car I ask him for his insurance info. "Eh, you have to speak up. I'm hard of hearing."

Now, when things get to the point that you can't see. You can't hear. You should NOT be driving let alone a huge boat of a car.

At least his memory's intact though. He remembered he has insurance.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Girl Time

Okay ladies time for some girl talk.

I feel like I've been drug through the mud girlfriends. I feel this way once a month and it's been for the past few years.

I go to a client's house and her son informs me that I look terrible like I haven't slept for a week.

Well, no, sir since you asked asked today is the first day of my period. I'm tired, drug out, bloated, cramping and I'm bleeding like a stuffed pig. Thanks for asking though.

Later on a girlfriend of mine stops by and tells me the same damn thing. I look like shit. Gee, thanks. She then informs me that I should have some surgery to scrape my uterus lining to stop my periods. Is that safe? Is that healthy? She's nuts.

My question to you ladies is this:

Do you think I should see a gyne after not having seen one in 6 years? Oh, I'm kinda crabby too and I've got the diarrahea! Ugh!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Supermom, Ahoy!

The beginning - 6:15 - beep, beep, beep bam hit the snooze
Next thing I know - beep, beep, beep - peer out the window and what do I see? Sunlight. Uh oh, hit the snooze one too many times. It's now 7:15. First bus arrives in 15 minutes.

Can she do it? Why yes, yes, of course she can. She's supermom!
And it goes a little something like this:

"Oh, shit, I overslept. (running around like a chicken with its head cut off) ES, YS get up now, we gotta make those buses. We've got 15 minutes."

YS comes staggering out, mom throws clothes on him, wets down and brushes hair, whips the coat, boots, hat, mittens and backpack on, hands him a breakfast bar, gives him a hug and a kiss and sends him out the door in 10 minutes flat.

All the while ES has joined the fun by passing out cold on the living room floor. "Not gonna make it mom."

Oh, if supermom can do it once she can do it again. And she did. 10 minutes later ES is headed on his way with a breakfast bar and a can of orange pop in tow. Ummm, sugar, one of the 4 basic food groups!

Now she starts the race to get to work on time. Teeth, hair, deo, clothes, shoes, coat, purse, keys. Hmm...what's she forgetting? Oh, yeah a can of coca cola. Yeah, two of the 4 basic food groups. Sugar and caffeine. By now, she needs it. Forget the breakfast bar. And she's out the door in nothing flat arriving at work one minute early.

Man, am I good or what!?!

Such Is My Life

As soon as youngerspawn walks through the door off comes the backpack, boots, coat, hat, mittens, shirt, pants, socks, underwear and then we don a fresh pair. Backwards as to give himself a wedgie.

Once elderspawn arrives home, he starts jamming to the tunes lounging around in his undies and youngerspawn is jiggling and wiggling about giving himself an atomic wedgie at this point. His undies are still on backwards.

What is with the male species and not wearing clothes?

The Male Species

Males are absolutely amazing creatures no matter how young or old they be.


Yet...they can be so duh at times.

The age old question that burns though my mind is why do they insist in answering the door in their undies? Really?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pssst, I have a secret

Want to know what it is?


Today wasn't much different than any other Sunday. Get up, fix breakfast, clean house, fix lunch, do laundry, fix supper, get homework done, get baths. Go to a monthly leader's meeting for scouts. Wait to use my computer because ES had to feed his Neopets and play his games.


I come home from my meeting. As soon as I walk through the door I hear:

My mom: KNOCK IT OFF! grumble, grumble.
ES: I need to get on the computer!
ES: I need food!
ME: *shakes head* At least my toilets are clean.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just Sayin'

MySpace drools
Blogger rules

Another Email

I must be in a really odd mood today. This really cracked me up:

A beautiful woman went to the gynecologist. The doctor took one look at the woman and all his professionalism flew out the window. He immediately told her to get undressed.

After she disrobed the doctor began to stroke her thigh. While doing so he asked her, 'Do you know what I am doing?'

'Yes,' she replied, 'You are checking for abrasions or dermatological abnormalities.'

'That's right,' said the doctor. He then began to fondle her breasts. 'Do you know what I am doing now?' he asked.

'Yes,' she said, 'You are checking for lumps which might indicate Breast cancer.'

'Correct,' replied the shady doctor. Finally, he mounted his patient and started having sexual intercourse with her. He asked, 'Do you know what I am doing now?'

'Yes,' she said, 'You're getting herpes which is why I came here in the first place.'

Cute Email

Powdering Your Nose

A little boy and girl are playing in a sandbox. The little boy has to go to take a pee but he was told by his mother to always be polite and don't talk about private matters in public.
At first he holds it in for a little while because he does not know what to say to the little girl to excuse himself. Then he remembers what his Mom had said at the restaurant to excuse herself from the table. So he turns to the little girl and says,'Will you excuse me?
I have to go powder my nose'. And saying that he leaps out of the sandbox and runs to the washroom.

When he comes back the little girl looks up at him and asks, 'Did you powder your nose?'

'Yes,' says the little boy, stepping back into the sandbox.

'Well, then,' says the little girl, 'you'd better close your purse because your lipstick is hanging out.'

Don't be stingy on the smiles. Pass them on.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Careful what you say

Our after school conversations go something like this...

My 6 year old starts hopping up and down while grabbing himself:

YS: "Mama I have a cramp in my weiner"
ME: "rubbing it will make it feel better"
*I did NOT just say that to my kid*
He runs to the bathroom holding his weiner
*Oh no, I did NOT just say that to my kid*
he returns butt ass neked
*I really did NOT say that to my kid*
YS: "Nevermind mama, I just hadta pee"
*huge sigh of relief*
ME: "glad to hear it kid."
ooohhh, I said that to my kid.

My prepubescent, preteen 11 year old

ME to ES: how was school
ES: "met a hottie on the activity bus home"
ME: "oh, who is she?"
ES: "dunno"
ME: "she doesn't have a name?"
ES: "dunno, but she's a hottie and she's in high school"
ME: "of course she's a hottie cuz she's in high school"
ES: "just cuz you're in high school doesn't make you a hottie mom"
ME: "she's too old for you"
ES: "but, I'm single mom"
ME: *blink*

Where Have I Been?

On a roller coaster ride from hell.

Past year:

Computer: fried
Car: dies
House: bye bye
Hubby: no more

Since September:

I'm livin' large in a 3 bedroom mobile home
New computer - with dialup internet
New job - needing a better one
New car - trashed by the boyz


I had to send a lady to the ER today. Possible TIA.

My mom informs me that her CT Scan showed she has polyps and a tumor the size of a golf ball. Her gyne doesn't think it's cancer yet he wants me to come with to her next app to meet and speak with me about it.

I didn't know anything about a CT Scan and if it's nothing major why am I being involved? Something's up.

So, girlfriend, there I've been and here I am.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009