I should be working on a project but I have been picking back for almost two hours now and my neck and shoulders, hands, fingers, and arms all hurt. So I am taking a minute to step away from the task. Then I can go back to it a little fresher.
Last week was so jammed. Monday, the boys had school and my Hyper T had a singing performance that night. Tuesday, the boys had school, which I picked them up from about an hour early so my mom could watch them while I took my Tiny T to an evaluation for apraxia. What we hoped for was a diagnosis so that we can get additional services that he really really needs. The speech pathologist labeled it as Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She recommended far more speech therapy and this site: http://www.apraxia-kids.org/ When we arrived home, my mom told me that my brother in law had called and that my husband’s nephew had died from a prescription drug overdose. Painkillers and sleep aids. It’s so awful. He is several years younger than us, has a little daughter… Life can be so hard sometimes. Hubby worked pretty late and then went to his brother’s to offer whatever support he could. Wednesday, we flew out of here by 8:40 am to be in Layton in time to make my follow-up appointment for medication management for hypothyroidism. (I was almost two weeks overdue for that one – shame on me) While we were down in Layton, I stopped in on hubby’s mom to share some comfort and then dropped some banana bread to hubby’s brother. He hugged me close and rubbed my hair and I felt really inadequate to help him feel any better. A son who you never get to hold again – banana bread and a hug can’t really fix that. I didn’t really know what to do or say. I hope it helped a little. Thursday was a pretty nice Thanksgiving and found us extra grateful for the blessing of family, of course. Friday, I spent some time with my side of the family and worked on this project. I keep wondering if the project is challenging or if I am just not as good with yarn as I thought (wistful smile) Oh, I’ll keep plugging away at it. I don’t like to scrap things or ‘bag it’ if I can help it. I’m a stubborn ‘cotton-headed ninny-muggins’ (as Buddy the Elf would say) Alright, back to it : ) Have a great day!