Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Jared will most likely blog about his experience with his injury, but as I mentioned to my Dad, it feels as though they are going as slow as molasses in winter. At least they approved his MRI, now if they'd only schedule it. I understand all the myriad of workers comp out there and the paperwork involved. I just can't stand to see Jared in pain, day after day with seemingly no end in site. It's very taxing. Both the Dr. and the PT believe Jared has a Meniscus tear.

School is much more tiring as a learning coach. Previously when school began, I could drop the kids off and have hours to work on either projects, chores, or errands. The teaching was (for the hours at school) 100% the responsibility of the public school system. (Other than a few volunteer hours some super Moms do). Now, I have much more responsibility. Blessing in disguise, Jared has helped sit by Duncan to make sure he stays on task, so I can work on laundry and such. It will be interesting when Lindsay begins preschool. To all those other Mom's out there, you're awesome, I don't know how you juggle the things you do... I seem to be lacking a lot. I do however still like K-12 better than public school. I wish they would integrate K-12 into the public school system, even if only as a trial run. Meaning that the students in a K-12 classroom would have each there own computer. I guess it would make the teachers feel MORE like babysitters.

Shifting gears, Ruby wanted to help with laundry today. She got up onto a step stool and hefted dirty laundry into the wash with me. And asked to help carry folded laundry up the stairs. She is so helpful (nearly 2 years old) very motherly too.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


My eldest is now 9 years old. After a rough couple of years in a school system not built for his strengths or weakness'... And after the system not offering solutions and heading in the wrong direction; we flexed our parenting abilities and took the charge of doing all we could do. For this current school year he has been enrolled and accepted into K-12 / Utah Virtual Academy. He doesn't technically begin until this coming Monday the 23rd. However he was able to take his assessment exams today and navigate the site. It will be involved, it is full time school. But it is a much MUCH better fit for my son than I had even hoped for! I hope that this year will continue to improve and he will flourish in ways I know he can, and more.

If anyone has kids that get too bored and feel held back having to wait for a huge class in school, or that they are far too distracted by the throngs of children cramped into a classroom, if they have special needs, disorders or the like I would wholeheartedly recommend K-12. I had pulled my son out of school before the end of the year last school session, I had to do it all myself, homeschooling. I'm not that organized nor am I a trained teacher. It was really hard. K-12 is more of an online charter school. He has a teacher, he is more responsible for reading and completing the task at hand. They have everything organized for us. I'm here to help, when help is required. I'm lovin' it!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Projects and injuries

I'm at the final stretch for this etsy project I've been working on. It sounds as though I've been working on it forever. It feels that way sometimes too. In reality, I just recently had been given this particular project as an expansion to another already complete. It is a Mario banner of 21 Mario characters in felt fabric. I have all of the characters cut out and tacked down, I just need some finalization hand stitching and they'll be ready to go.

On that note, I have had a LONG etsy project that I'd figured I'd lost. I've had to put it off so many times. And that one is a complete "Clue" Chess set, or a chess set based off the movie Clue. I've worked on it multiple times and haven't been very happy with it. I'd recently got word from that client that she would like me to attempt to finish it for Christmas.

I have multiple crafting ideas floating around in my head and a few more obligations, I may be stretching the crafting patience of my family. Now to have a breather and try to organize my chaos.

Ah, as for the injury. That would be Jared. He had a work related accident and has torn his meniscus and has broken cartilage in his knee. Today was his first day of PT. He has two more to go this week and then they'll assess what's next and if he needs an MRI and possible surgery. I'm guessing he'll need both, let's hope that I am wrong!