Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Weekend Report

Well, as I said in a previous post, this has been a pretty somber weekend.

Friday, we "tried" to celebrate Mark's birthday, but it was tough to celebrate with so much sad new lately. I went and picked up Mark's favorite, sushi and I had chinese take out (not a big raw fish fan) and we just hung out at home and watched episodes of The Big Big Theory, which was at the very least, some comic relief from everything going on. We also cleaned up the garage a bit to get ready for the delivery of my Mom's fridge.

Saturday, made biscuits and gravy for the family then cleaned and headed to Wally Mart. I needed to pick up a gift card and a couple staples, paper towels and milk. Then we took delivery of my Mom's fridge via my uncle and cousin, along with a few other things. Thanks Mom! My mom is moving out of the apartment she has lived in for the last 11 years, so packing it up has been a challenge. She is set to move in with my Grandparents to help them out. She is over there everyday now, until dark, so it really has become pointless to keep a separate place. They really could use the help. It scares me that they are alone for even part of the day. I just wish there was something more I could do to help out, but it's tough with all we have going on and living 100 miles away.

Went to bed pretty early last night after reading RDI book for a little while.

Sunday, spent the day with Mark's Grandma and family, see previous post. We did find a great coffee place in Escondido called Safari Coffee on our way to see Grandma. Had a nice cuppa on our 40 min drive up. We had lunch at Chili's with Mark's parents. I suffered for the remains of the day for my choices to mix laco-coffee (I'm lactose intolerant) and spicy buffalo chicken mini sandwiches. Have had a double whammy of GiRD and lacto tummy all day and still suffering. Sure the emotional state isn't helping either.

The kids did really well this weekend, considering we were cooped up for most of the weekend. They were very well behaved at the restaurant and the hospital. They had the hospital staff and patients swooning. Everyone just kept telling them how cute they are, to which, we cannot dispute ;)

Hoping to see find that rainbow after all this rain, but it's tough right now. It still feels like the quiet before the storm. Wish that little black rain cloud would stop following us.

On another note, Javi's IEP is coming up this week. I feel like I'm going to have to get ready for a show down. We have been having some issues at Javi's school that need resolution. We are not entirely satisfied with his placement. I haven't been satisfied from the get go, but we were trying to be patient to see if things would get better once he got used to the new routine, school, class and friends, but it seems like they aren't. He seems to be having a rough time making friends. He says the kids are mean, so he just plays by himself. We have also primarily only had negative commentary from his teacher in his communication log. We are hoping to get to the bottom of what's going on. I am going to try my best not to be the mama lion and pounce on everyone at the meeting :)


JSmith5780 said...

NEVER apologize for being a Mama Lion... that's what you are supposed to be!

Hope that black rain cloud dissapates soon!

~Mama Skates~ said...

oh gosh, those meetings - i know that pouncing feeling all too well - and like jen said, that's our job! ;0)

sorry for all the heartache & headache around u guys lately...hoping that silver lining appears soon!


baby trevor's mommy said...

Sweetie...I wish I could just huff n' puff the storm away. For both of us!


And I second Jen!

baby trevor's mommy said...

oops...I mean I 3rd Jen!


Shanna Grimes said...

Thanks everyone. Trying to look on the bright side of things.

Monica, James, Connor McGuire said...

I've just now been able to comment....So sorry to hear things are rough right now. Praying that things ease very soon. I'm all for being the mama warrior!!! If we aren't there for our kids...who will be??? Pounce away! Big hugs to you, monica 8-)