Friday, January 30, 2004

So....our field trip today was FANTASTIC! NOAH was super....he listened ALL day and was soooo good. The symphony was excellent!! We had a great time! Noah has a local reaction to one of his vaccines from yesterday. I need to watch that. I have been giving him some Benadryl and Tylenol. He has a HUGE red welt on the injection site.

So...was watching Oprah today. A doctor (Dr. Oz a surgeon?) was on there. He was showing different cadaver body parts and how they look healthy and diseased. It was very interesting! He also gave some tidbits of information that was quite interesting! For a human being to be healthy...the average times per week you should have sex is FOUR! IF you have 200 orgasms per year you can take up to SIX YEARS off your physiological age! WOW. SO much new and exciting information. I guess he has a show on the Discovery Channel called "Second Opinion" on Monday nights...early in the evening. I think 5:00 p.m. EASTERN probably earlier for me here at mountain time. I will have to check and see as I would LOVE to watch the show now. he is a very good teacher and a VISUAL one!!

So.....Keith did some shopping this morning. He did great. I started another blog about him....Keith's excuses. Funny..since I have done that now he is not coming up with so many different if any excuses. I don't have any material to write about! WHAH!!!!

Okay..Noah is waiting patiently to play on the computer. I will be back on later.

OUT for now!!

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Okay...Noah did GREAT at the doctor's office today. He did not cry much at all for his 5 year Booster shots....but he does complain about his one thigh being a little sore. I guess it would be after 2 shots in it!! His pediatrician, Keith and I talked about things again today. Dr. Baker really thinks Noah has no problems...but that instead...he is extremely bright and intelligent and is like a gifted child/or something....he said over and over many many times he feels Noah is going to become some superstar in the near he was doing things in the office for him that 6-8 years olds do...not 5 year olds. I was surprised I guess I felt most of these things were normal for 5 year olds to some degree. I mean I KNOW he can do many things and KNOWS many things that many or most 5 year olds do not. BUT he is also behind in some with his language. BUT is the typical Einstein syndrome all over again. When a very intelligent child is extremely ahead in areas like math, music and (shoot...something else that escapes me at this point) I think perhaps reading? Anyway...their brains spend so much time advancing in these areas that the expressive language or speech portions of their brains literally gets placed on HOLD while these other areas go like SUPER NORMAL to an advanced stage. We told him about Noah working 3 digit problems on a calculator...adding and subtracting. His EXTREME memory..I mean this is a child who can see something like ONCE and KNOW it. He has an incanny sense of direction and after only being someplace ONE time he can tell Keith and I how to get there again. We can be driving some place and he KNOWS where we are and where we are going. It is amazing. He is better at this than I AM!! He has a great love of numbers and music. He has a toy piano where it teaches him how to play a song..he can learn it after like one time. He can learn songs after like one time. The list goes on and on. He can spell and write and type many words. He can figure out any computer game that we have given him...all by himself. Even older kids and adult games. He was telling Dr. Baker what color to mix with what color to get another color. Dr. Baker was stunned and sat there shocked. I did not think this was so unusual. He said it was something he has only seen 7-8 year olds do. He asked how LONG Noah has been able to do these things. I said he has known what colors to mix to get what colors for over a year now. And yet the struggle continues with potty training!

SO...Dr. Baker basically said to not worry about Noah "having anything wrong" that he tends to believe the opposite.....that he will show everyone how bright and intelligent he is...and the older he gets and better he gets at expressing himself and talking....we will probably all be amazed at what we hear. So........time will tell I guess. I think I am going to ask him to write me some kind of letter saying all this as ANY time I mention things like this to the staff at Parr Preschool they look at me like "yeah right" as I believe they all think something is wrong with Noah. They even had me looking for a reason as to why he is the way he is. Dr. Baker said that Noah needs to be challenged more...and I told him I have told the staff this at the preschool...and he again recommended computer programs...etc. AND I told him that is pretty much what we have been doing. I told him I felt Noah had problems at the preschool many times because he just gets bored. So we try to stimulate him more at home and make up for it. SO he agreed to continue to do that. I feel much better and we have decided to NOT do any testing on Noah at this time.

So.....our day was good. Noah was great. I was so proud of him. I bought him lunch at Burger King...and he was happy. We played Candyland at home later...and trucks.

Noah is now getting tired. He wants to play on the computer before it is too late. We have a field trip on Friday. He and I will go to school together and ride a bus to the Westminster Rec Center to see an orchestra play. So it should be fun. Keith will drop us off and pick us up..and then it is out to lunch....keith's treat! So until then..

man..this picture that will not show up here was really gross....blood and stuff all over the streets and on cars..etc....what a mess. POOR whale!!
Updated: 12:16 PM EST
Thar She Blows!
Decomposing Whale Explodes on Taiwan Street

The whale died on a beach Jan. 17. Due to decomposition, the whale’s organs burst from its belly on the way to a laboratory.

TAIPEI (Jan 29) - The decomposing remains of a 66-ton sperm whale exploded on a busy Taiwan street, showering nearby cars and shops with blood and organs and stopping traffic for hours, local newspapers said.

The 56-foot dead whale had been on a truck headed for an autopsy at a university earlier this week, when gases from internal decay caused its entrails to explode in the southern city of Tainan.

The whale had died after it was beached on the southwestern coast of the island.

01/29/04 07:09 ET

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Well...American Idol is interesting again this year. AND I said I was NOT going to watch it another season!! Oh well. Next week it is on THREE nights....yes...THREE nights!

Warmer here...41 degrees still at 9:30 p.m. Just got done watching this new show about America's Top Model? Something like that. Was interesting. MAN..this one chick sure was a cry baby. She drops at the drop of a hat over everything!

Did a lot of deep thinking today. Cleaned some things up in the room..some papers...PLAYED CANDYLAND with Noah MANY times. He had another FABULOUS day at school. Friday I go with him to school and we will ride a bus together with the class and take a field trip. We go to Tots Inside the Orchestra.....should be fun. Tomorrow he goes for his FIVE year booster shots...three of them. Hopefully that will go well. We will then probably pop over and register him for Kindergarten at his home school.

I am getting will be heading to bed soon. I read somewhere today that ONLY AFTER 8 HOURS of sleep does your body begin rejuveninating new cells! EIGHT HOURS!!!?? WOW....I don't get that much sleep anymore...have not for a long time.

I continue to ask myself why I stand in front of the open cupboard door looking inside for something to eat when I am not really hungry. AND I ONLY do it like in the afternoons. Like now I do NOT want anything....and am not hungry...etc. I am not out there rummaging around for something. Can't quite figure it out yet but I am working on it.

Well...getting tired and my eyes are blurry. MUCH work to do later.


Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Noah had a great day in school Monday after all! WHEW! What relief! They have a field trip on Friday but he did not get signed up since he was out of and I will have to take him somewhere instead.

Took Noah to KFC for lunch since he did so well yesterday. I had a horrible migraine when I woke up..I MEAN A POUNDING one...finally got rid of that. Got some work done once we got home from lunch and running to the dollar store.

Not much else happening. Snow..cold...and now EXTREMELY WINDY. Not much snow though. Need to work...more later


Monday, January 26, 2004

had to end with a quiz!
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Well.....figures now TODAY I WOULD have a migraine! is a no win situation for getting things done! EXCEPT for the fact that when I have a migraine...I can get some of my best work done. Not sure if it is from the medicine I take for them or what! BUT....I feel better SITTING UPRIGHT for one I don't lay down......and then once up...I get full of energy so I just WORK it off. SO today should actually be a productive day!!

MAN...we got a cold front that moved in here. I don't think they were planning on's super cold. Only 10 degrees now and we have a couple of inches of snow on the ground!! BBBBBRRRRRRRRR. I should make a fire in the fireplace...but I did not clean it out yet and it really needs cleaned first before making another fire in it. Maybe I can clean it today so Noah and I can make a fire in there tonight. I have lit my cocoa/peppermint and one just a minty scent. The bathroom has cinnamon!! Making some coffee now the smells are wonderful at least in here!!

Noah and I made some cut out gingerbread cookies last night. They had all these Pillsbury Gingerbread cookie dough rolls on sale at the store for 99 cents each. So I got like 8 rolls I think. SO we made up 2 rolls last night. Unless you make tiny cookies you only get a couple dozen per roll. He LOVES to help me make cookies. I roll out the dough after he helps put flour down..then he cuts the dough all out with different cookie cutters. I place them on the cookie sheets and into the oven. Once baked I put icing on them and he then decorates them with different sprinkles. He makes wonderfully beautiful cookies and sits the entire time and works hard.

After we got all that finished and cleaned up I called my grandma. We talked for like 2 HOURS!! She invited us to stay at her house when we make it back for a visit to Ohio this Easter. We had decided Easter might be a nice time to travel to Ohio for a visit as we have never been there in the spring. We would leave on Good Friday and get there Saturday...and then could actually stay till like the following Sat. or Sun. before heading back. So it would be or SHOULD be a nice visit. I was very surprised she asked us to stay...and I told her we would ONLY stay if she would NOT wait on us hand and foot and work herself to death while we were there. I told her that whenever I have been there for visits it seems more like I have come home for a visit and I enjoy it more....even than when I visit at my parent's house. I think because dad kind of gets into a "stressed out" mode while we are there and he does not do well with kids or a lot of people it is like walking on eggshells the entire time we visit there. AND Noah seems to always want to chase their dog around and since the dog never gets put into a separate room....that is a problem. Last time we were there Noah got bit on the nose! Anyway.....certain people felt it was all Noah's fault anyway as he would not leave the dog alone. However..when he got bit he was only going up to the dog to kiss her on her nose and pet her on her head. He was not chasing her or anything like that as dad was holding her in his lap at the time! Oh well that is yet another story! So...staying at grandma's house would be an incredibly wonderful way to relive my visits there as a child..and have Noah experience it too. A wonderful way to visit with grandma....and to enjoy a nice stay...instead of in a motel room!

Having problems with our computers. The CD-ROM on my own computer messed up a long time ago. THANKFULLY I have 2 on this computer so I still have one that works. However...the computer I have here at home from work now has a CD-ROM drive on it that is not working properly. Seems Keith is always the last one using a computer before these things needless to say I was pretty ticked at him. I spent my entire Sunday morning working on computers instead of working for WORK.....and then I still had to work for I got a late start with doing ANYTHING. Keith had a migraine on Saturday so we did not get anything done that day. We were going to finish putting away Christmas boxes out in the closet..etc. PLUS we have to get up in our attic and check out the space up there and see about storing anything up there in the future. SOME things might be able to go up there and be stored...but I would prefer everything be on this level if possible. So the weekend that I had planned to get things done really did not come to pass. I did get to read a book..or some of it which was nice. I will finish it today probably. I don't get much free time to read these days.

Noah goes back to the doctor on Thursday for his 5 year BOOSTER shots. HOPEFULLY that will go well. He goes back to school today but I am dreading it. I expect to hear from the school that he did something he was not supposed to do. I pray that does not happen but lately it does. I also just don't feel comfortable with him going to this preschool anymore for some odd reason. Noah wants to go..he has a couple of friends we will try it anyway. We will talk to the doctor on Thursday more about possible fragile x syndrome and any testing for that that might need to be done. We can have Noah tested for it now if we want but I KNOW he would not handle a blood draw well. SO we are going to ask if WE could get tested for we would have to have a mutation of the gene to pass it onto Noah...and we would only have gotten it via our father. I guess my father would have had to pass it to me...and then I guess when I have a child they inherit the mutated gene. SO we will see. COuld just be Noah has some behavioral and sensory integration problems to still work through. But he sure has many of the symptoms of fragile x. Course like with most things....many symptoms can sound similar for so many things these could be anything or NOTHING.

My friend Cheryl in Ohio and I talked to each other on Saturday. I don't know about her sometimes. She of course was like "how old is Noah now?"....I told her he turned 5 at the end of December...and she is like "well he should be potty trained by now". (AS he still is not POOP potty trained completely and will NOT go unless we make him). I said "yes...I KNOW he should be but he is not....and it is an ongoing continual struggle to help him become completely potty trained. Unless you have a child like this trust have NO CLUE!!". She said it was best I had a child like that as she probably could not handle it. GEE...could this be perhaps why she has no children? hahahah. YEAH DUH!!! So is extremely taxing and frustrating to try to get Noah completely potty trained...and you can lose your patience with him which does NOT help the situation any. AND kids with fragile x (especially boys) DO have this problem. Most (as Noah can do) are PEE potty trained without problems. HE is too. MOST however do not completely get poop potty trained till 6-7 years of age or older. HEAVEN HELP US!! They say eventually they will get there but not till they are ready just go with the flow. Hey..if anyone out there thinks they can do it GO FOR IT I say..hahaha. I remember my sister's son who also was late in potty training...POOP wise that is. He still pooped his pants all the time instead of going to the bathroom when he was like 8-9 years old! NOW WHAT is that all about?? Not like he did not know he had to go or anything......he also had a speech delay. SO makes you wonder if he has or had anything kind of wrong with him too. Since fragile x syndrome is a genetically inherited thing...I guess it would be possible.

So here I sit....need to get some work done officially. Sure looks cold out there and in fact the temperatures dropped and it is now only 9 degrees outside! We have several days coming this week of extremely windy days. Now out here extremely windy means like 50-90 MPH winds!!! It can be unreal!

Watched a show on building a low cabin yesterday afternoon. That was nice but I guess I would prefer a LOG HOME...something a little bigger. After seeing how they do it though it sure does not look as hard as you would think it would be. BUT you would have to have LAND to build it on..and then MONEY to pay people to do certain things..hahaha. I have always thought a nice log home would be nice someday. I get a magazine about log homes all the time and there are gorgeous ones in there. Hey this would be the perfect place to have a log home....COLORADO? Yeah!!!

I worry about my mom sometimes. Grandma and I talked about that and my sister Melissa and I have talked about it. Mom has made some strange comments about Jesus and religion. I know she went to church as a child and was baptized (not sure of what age)....but if she is a believer and all....some of her comments sound strange. She has made mention a few times now that perhaps Jesus was GAY!!! HELLO?? I guess because he had all these MALE disciples who followed him around...and you never heard much about him being with or around women in the Bible. Well he was around some women......and there are stories in there about this....but I found the comment disturbing. NOT quite sure what to think of that! And she is terrified of dying. Now I know most don't want to die..but if you believe in GOd as your should have some idea of what will happen to you after you die. I think mom acts like perhaps she is not sure? I would think that would be the only reason she would be terrified? Not sure. So that kind of bothers me. Grandma said something about how mom should read her bible every day....and I told her I did not think mom owned a bible. I think dad has one somewhere...not even sure about that. SO anyway...that is yet another story too.

Well..I better get my butt in gear and get off here and get to work.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

GEESH!! Keith was last on the computer from work and once again my D:Drive seems to be shot. WhAT in the world does he do? OR is he just the unlucky one to always be on the computer when a drive goes bad? I am so ticked off. Yesterday he complained of a headache all day. Could not do shit. Today I spent all my morning trying to rectify crap he did last night...instead of doing MY JOB as I should have been. NOW that means my day that was planned to complete the work he could not help me with yesterday has been shot to hell and back again....why? Because now I have to sit here and type and work to make up what I should have done this morning!! AND....he manages to finally get Noah dressed and ready for the day. Finally warmed him up leftover pizza for his lunch. Now....instead of fixing US lunch let's see what he does. I refuse to make him anything today...I will see what HE comes up with if anything to eat. He is free...I AM WORKING. He can make lunch or dinner....instead I find him sitting in the room eating candy in front of Noah when Noah is to be eating much for setting a good example. I told him he should ONLY be eating lunch (REAL FOOD) in front of Noah and not candy if he is to be eating lunch and real food. SO now he is out rummaging around in the kitchen...who knows doing what! So the Christmas stuff is still sitting and I am soooo ticked off it can now just wait. I will do it myself when KEITH IS NOT HERE...that is the ONLY time I seem to get anything accomplished these days anyway..when he is NOT here. gee..wonder what that means? It means HE IS not very good at helping do squat around here that is what it means! AND instead of having him stand around with a stick up his least I can accomplish something if he is not present as he won't get in my way.

Sorry..the expletives are something I should NOT be doing but sometimes they are the only things that seem to make you feel better or get a point across! Man......makes me sick.

Meanwhile my work load job PERSONAL TIME (what the crap is that????) suffers.....and everything else too.

Okay..he just walked in with a sandwich for HIMSELF...not asking me if I wanted anything..not asking me shit!@!!~!! Talk about selfish? And if I make a comment about will be :" you want something". I could just SLAP him sometimes. NO amount of talking seems to penetrate his THICK SKULL...which even if it did..I have to wonder if there would be a brain there to asborb any information anyway.
brother..think I better stop while I am ahead!!
well...ever since I hit the BLOG THIS on a website now my posts are not showing up.....have to work on this
now my posts don't seem to be posting right away. Hope nothing is wrong
okay..all seems to be working. next i will work on the links!
Now THIS is COOL! It worked. I may get these codes down yet! Well..they make it pretty simple.....THANKS HALOSCAN!!
seeing if the swap worked
Well...seems to be working correctly now. I NOW have a place and way to publish COMMENTS to my page. many choices out there and at first they were not working for me. Seems to be now...although my COMMENTS section should really be BELOW each entry and not at the beginning of each entry. Will probably have to change that around or it might get confusion. NOT that I have many if ANY posting comments
still testing....nothing is working right
testing again
okay...testing something out

why do we save things to do on the weekends anyway? Seems by then we end up always "too tired" or "have a headache" or "feel sick"...and things never get accomplished! Then you strive the entire next week to accomplish those same things and are lucky if you get them done cause then you "
don't have time" or are "too tired cause you don't have enough time and have to work" or "have a headache"..hahaha. The cycle goes on and on. Oh well....guess there will always be something to do.

AGAIN getting a late start to my work. The name Noah means "comfort from work, rest, peace, find rest in Christ". VERY appropriate for my NOAH!!

Noah goes back to school tomorrow and I am already dreading it as I fear we will get some kind of phone call telling us he has done something he should not.

Called Cheryl in Ohio last night. Not sure about her sometimes.

Keith's son Dale emailed and said his future in-laws wanted to meet at least KEITH since he is planning on marrying their daughter. Found his email a bit interesting. He gave Terra an engagement ring for Christmas. Not sure WHEN they may be talking about one has ever really said. Since there seems to be a RUSH on about MEETING....I wonder if perhaps they are thinking THIS YEAR in the summer or something? Course meeting ME or NOAH is apparently not necessary......but I guess Dale assumes if they meet Keith they will at the same time meet me and Noah. HELLO! Yes I guess Keith could meet these people by himself somewhere...but that would be a bit odd too wouldn't it? I mean he is remarried now...and has a new child. I could care less about meeting these people and don't feel it is an actual requirement that needs to be completed BEFORE Dale marries their daughter. He has never seemed to concerned about all of us meeting before now...and Terra and him have been serious for some time now. It always comes down to that with his other kids...they are all the same. It always ends up about THEM and what THEY NEED to get something they want in the end. Never concerns for Keith or us or anything like that. They are all pretty selfish and expect things on a silver platter. I get pretty tired of their crap to be honest and get the attitude WHY EVEN BOTHER pretending to be an "extended family" when the ONLY time we hear from them is when they want something anyway. They don't even send Keith a CARD let alone anything else for his birthday or Father's phone calls...he usually has to call them. Just amazing to me. MANY times I have wanted to tell them what I think...but then realize like that WOULD MATTER TO ANY OF THEM? I am just sick of it all. So I am sure we will do this little meeting at some point..although what's wrong with waiting to meet at the rehearsal dinner or whatever? I guess that would be okay. I mean this marriage and wedding is not contingent on meeting Keith is it? Brother...hahaha.

I have to work now....