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Drive-by posting [Mar. 7th, 2007|07:13 am]
I need to get ready for work in like, ten seconds, but I haven't posted in so long I thought I should check in. Work has just been a huge energy-sucker lately. Kinda ironic, since I work for an energy company. Or maybe not so much ironic as inevitable?

One bright spot - my team won Best Presentation at the company chili cook-off for the second year in a row. It's the only category we qualify for, since we don't actually make chili. But our presentation did blow the other teams away. Because, you know, we're the only team that actually does a presentation.

The Boy has been flipping back and forth between being really lovey and cuddly and an absolute bear. 

When he's being lovey, he says things like "If there was no more love in the whole world, there would still be love here because we are a loving house."

When he's being beary, he stomps around the house with clenched fists, growling and making faces. Yesterday he told me I wasn't the boss of him, and I reminded him that I was. I so remember these days with Middle Daughter - only she went through her megalomaniacal phase much earlier.

If I post an Oscar fashion review, will it be old  news? Is everyone over it by now? Friday is my 9/80 day, and I'm hoping I will have some time then to hunt down the pics I want to use, but has the moment passed? Remember, your vote counts!

Are Husband and I the only two people watching What About Brian? And if we're not, are we the only ones who think it's weird that they've completely flipped the premise of the show, and now no one is in a steady relationship except the mysterious Other Best Friend who showed up in season two as if he'd actually been around in season one? And while I'm on the subject of television, I just want to add that I'm extremely sad that Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip appears to be over. Why can't smart shows find an audience?

I am getting ready to shell out a thousand bucks to get Middle Daughter tested for ADD and other possible learning issues. Not sure exactly what we'll do after that, except that if she is diagnosed with something we will get an IEP in place, STAT. Right now she is in serious danger of not graduating middle school and possibly facing summer school. And of course I feel like Worst Mother Ever for not doing this sooner, and trying to go through the school for testing instead of just going for private testing in the first place.

Next week is Spring Break, and Oldest Daughter will be here, so all the kids will be here and off school at the same time. Woot!

From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-07 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! I watch What About Brian...and have been watching since episode one. You're right, it is completely changing. I was just thinking about it this morning and how they now have Stacy on and Tiffany Amber Thiessen on. I am glad that Brian's girlfriend is leaving, I couldn't stand her voice...or her eyebrows. Hope all is well....Leticia
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2007-03-07 02:43 pm (UTC)
I love your award show reviews - even if old news, do it anyway.

It must be a 5 thing. Connor has been the exact same way, only he gets angrier.

Good luck with your daughter. It's always sad to want to hope they find something but at least you know there is a way to help. You are not the worst mother.

We don't even get spring break here. They just get a few 3 or 4 day weekends every few weeks from now until school gets out. Works out ok I guess.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-08 01:29 am (UTC)

Good job on the chili cook off!

Can't agree with you on Studio 60. "Smart" is not a word I would use to describe it. "Pretentious" or the phrase "horribly contrived dialogue" ? Maybe. ;)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-08 01:30 am (UTC)


BTW.. that previous comment was from Anne, the one not in Maine. And I LOVE your Oscar Reviews, even if they happen to fall 4 months after the Oscars. Or later.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-08 01:42 pm (UTC)
Yes to the fashion review! I've not read one of them from you before, but something tells me it would be worth reading even a year later!

Sending lots of p&pt for middle daughter. Hang in there - you KNOW you are not the worst mother ever...it's simply not possible. You are doing what you can, and I have no doubt you will do what's best.

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From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-08 07:33 pm (UTC)
You are not the worst mother. I'm the worst mother. You can be the second worst mother which means, I guess, that you aren't even the best at being the worst.

So there.

Yeah, I can see that you've had just oodles of time to post your Oscar fashion blog. Sheesh! No worries, baby. When you post it, it'll be fresh news to me. Besides, I can't wait to see if you came to the same conclusions that I did about what people wore. I think you will. You'll just say it better and be funny.

Happy Spring Break!

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[User Picture]From: aims814
2007-03-09 09:39 pm (UTC)
Hey congrats on the chili cook off! No, I wouldn't consider the review old news. I haven't seen any of photos yet so it'd be (new)news to me.
Wishing you luck for the testing. If the student doesn't show obvious signs of LD, such as obvious need for special ed, it's like pulling teeth to get the school system to pay for testing. If the results come back that she does need an IEP, could you get a partial reimbursement from them? I know that's a long shot, but just curious. A good friend of mine faced the same issues in our county and fought with them for a long time to get an IEP for her daughter; When she finally paid for the testing herself, she tried to file for a reimbursement after the tests came back that she indeed had ADD and LD but I didn't ask if they received it ... At any rate, it'll be worth the expense to get her the help she needs and deserves. Do you know of an advocacy program for ADD there? It's so time consuming to a parent when you have to do all of the research and try to learn all of the laws and hoops to jump through. ADAP is an Alabama program which was a lot of help to me. Best of luck to you guys!
have a great weekend.
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