Since I've stepped up my homeschooling with Mister, life has seemed busier, but in a good way. A lot of the depression I suffered last fall has dissipated. I'm not sure if it's due to spiritual healing, better medication, my new diet and exercise, or a combination of the above, but I am THRILLED to be feeling better. As Curly succinctly put it the other day to dinner guests: "Mommy is less grouchy, finally." *grin*
The diet I've been doing is called "The Metabolism Miracle," and I found it on some diabetic message boards, because I was looking for a diet that would not make the hypoglycemia worse. The diet begins with low carbs and progresses to a lifestyle of healthy eating. I've been really pleased with it as I've lost eleven pounds, and I feel more energetic than I have in years! It's been fun and challenging coming up with yummy, low-carb recipes.
Our Doofus Dog returned from exile where he lived with my cousin and then my sister all year. Abi has been cool toward him, but she hasn't shown any of the terror she showed last year. I have high hopes she'll learn to like him. Meanwhile, the rest of us are delighted to have him back!
I made injera and shiro wat for my girlie tonight. She loved the comfort food and had thirds. (This is the kid we have trouble getting to finish her food.)
Bean is still VERY CUTE and FAIRLY NAUGHTY. Taz still fits. But man, I love him to pieces. He just has so much personality! :)
My wonderful Mother's Helper/Babysitter/Driver, Alyssa, has been doing fun craft projects with the kids while I work on more podcasts. It makes these dreary late winter days a lot more fun.
Curly's doing great in school. She brought home a report card with all "excellent" grades, and more pink slips for talking or being silly. Typical. For next year, we're looking at going back to homeschool for her, and also starting Abi in Kindergaten using the online K12 curriculum that I'm using with Mister. That way the State will provide all of the accessible materials she needs, but I can still teach her at home. I talked to the SpEd director on Friday, and although they have never had a (nearly) totally blind student, she was positive and enthusiastic, to my great relief!
Mister has been having some eye pain and problems doing his school work. For this reason, we scheduled him an appointment with the local eye doctor to see if his glasses need updating. I figured I'd talk to the doctor while we were at it about not being able to wear my glasses. Since I've tried for twenty years to find a solution: glasses, contacts, surgery, or whatever, I'm pretty okay with being legally blind, rather than having those horrible headaches. Still, a diagnosis would be handy since I need some specialized stuff to be comfortable reading etc. We'll see what he says; keep your fingers crossed for me. I'm not really sure what to expect, but I'm worried that he'll dismiss me again, like so many eye doctors have in the past, insisting that my glasses will do the trick. I really don't want to hear that again! I hope Mister and I can both find some satisfactory solutions.
There's sort of a brain dump blog post. Good for friends and family trying to keep up with what is going on with our family. Not so great for someone looking for brilliant literary content. Ah, well, c'est la vie.