Monday, August 13, 2018

Back to school...

I am writing this on Sunday night,  but I will schedule post on Monday.  This was my last day before school...I start back on Monday.  We have meetings including a motivational speaker in the morning and we will work in our classrooms in the afternoon.  We have more training on Tuesday and the kids start on Wednesday.  
I took Josh back to the doctor last week and the doctor said to cut his medication back to what it was before the increase.  However, Josh says he is not feeling any better.  He was saying his emotions are worse and he is having bad thoughts.  We will contact the doctor again this week, he may just need to go ahead and make a medication change.  Josh starts counseling this Friday the 17th.
I am going to try to get in the habit of doing my meme's on the weekend and then making a regular post to add on Monday morning like this every week.  We will see if that happens, but that is my hope to keep you all updated.  I do not post on facebook about Josh or anywhere else.  I like to keep a record on here for myself as well to look back on and see what kinds of progress we are making.
I cannot believe how fast the summer went.  I did enjoy watching Kelly and Ryan, Kathie Lee and Hoda and late at night James Corden...I think that is his name.  He is from England...he is funny.  I will miss those shows, I think everything else I can keep up with in the evening.  I am a little sad this evening about going back to school, but I always am.  I will be fine once I get started back.
I hope you all have a great week and I will post as soon as I can.
Susie's longer online

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1 - You’re in a tattoo parlor about to get inked. What are you getting done?  Tattoos are not for me
2 - If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? 
I don't know
3 - You’re given $10,000…under one condition: you cannot keep the money for yourself. Who would you give it to? 
My son, he suffers with depression and anxiety and is not able to work right now...we are working on it.  I would give it to him so he could have things.
4 - If you had to go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
I would have been nicer to two people in school, I was never mean, but for some reason on two o
ccasions, I was mean to two people.  I would not do that.
5 - If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?
2015, I left my old teaching job and it was very painful for a while. I had been there 10 years.  I would not delete that year though, leaving has been a good thing.

6. You’re an Action Movie Hero. What’s your weapon of choice and the line you scream when defeating your arch enemy? lasers coming out of my hands to destroy things...don't mess with me.
7 - What is the first curse word that comes to mind? 
8 - Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with someone you love for ten years or someone you hate for a month? Explain why. 
Love for 10 years.  I can't stand to be with people I dislike for more than a few hours.  If you are with someone you love, times goes by so fast.
9 - 5 things within touching distance: 
glasses, phone, lotion, remote control for tv, kleenex.
10 - What are you supposed to be doing right now? 
whatever I want, I am doing this and laundry.
11 - Currently wanting to see anyone? 
My family members that have passed away, my dad and Granie and Papa Oslin.
12 - Would you go against your moral code for money? 
depends what it was, probably not though.
13 - What’s more important to you: strength of the body or strength of the mind?
mind, but both are important.
14 - How important you think education is?
I thought it was very important for most of my life and I am a teacher, but my husband is a union laborer and makes way more money than I do and he did not go to college.  I guess it depends on what you want to do.
15 - If you were the president, what would you do? 
that is one job, I do not want ever, but I would want to try to figure out some medical stuff, why so much autism?  Do something about it.  I work with kids with autism and I love them, but I hate to see them and their families suffer.  Also, better insutrance for mental health, we are running into this problem with our son, insurance does not want to pay for mental helath care.  That is not good.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday 9

Saturday 9

The Nanny

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! 

Saturday 9: The Nanny (1993)

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1) This week's song is the theme from a sitcom that originally aired from 1993 to 1999. Were you a fan?  I was!  I loved that show and watched most of the episodes.

2) The song tells us that Fran once worked in a bridal shop. Have you ever worked in a retail setting?  no, but I wouldn't mind it.

3) The kids in the Sheffield household appreciate their nanny's "joie de vivre," which is defined as "exuberant enjoyment of life." Are you feeling joie de vivre this morning?  no, not really, I am feeling a little sad today because school is getting ready to start. I will be fine once it does though.  I am like this every year at the end of the summer.

4) "The Nanny" is the colorful one, the one who wears red when everyone else wears tan. What color do you think you look best in?  I am really trying to wear colors again, but I was stuck on black for a long time because I have gained a lot of weight.  I like to wear back and I look good in browns or earth tones.

5) The TV show, The Nanny, was the brainchild of actress Fran Drescher. She got the idea while visiting her an old friend in London. Her friend's pre-teen daughter enjoyed having Fran as a confidante and shopping buddy. Do you enjoy shopping as a leisure activity? Or would you prefer to just dash into a store, grab what you need, and get out and go home?  I am a grab and go person, my mom is a shop leisurely person.  It drives me crazy.

6) The friend Fran was visiting in London was Twiggy, who was the world's most famous model in the 1960s. Name another famous model.  Giselle

7) The Nanny: The Complete Series is available on DVD on Amazon. It consists of 19 discs and takes 55 hours to watch, start to finish. What TV show have you recently binge watched?  I binge watched The Reverie this summer and it is good, but my latest binge was the new Agatha Christie mini series on Amazon Prime called Ordeal by Innocence.  It was so good!  It is 3 one hour shows.

8) The Nanny theme was sung by Liz Callaway. Her father, the late John Callway, was a long-time Chicago newscaster. Have you, or has a loved one, ever been on TV?  Karl and I have both been on local tv singing in our church choir and I was once on the news when I took Josh to a reading time at the library.  No one nationally though that I am aware of.

9) Random question -- Which of these adjectives comes closest to describing you: sexy, sophisticated or down-to-earth?  down to earth for sure.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

blood work update and new window

I went to the doctor on Monday to have my follow up blood draws on my TSH (Thyroid) and my Vitamin D and they were both normal!  Yay!  I have not heard from the doctor yet about if I will continue medication or not for thyroid, I hope so.  I did call on the vitamin D a couple of weeks ago because I was getting low and I know they will not be continuing that prescription, so I am going to have to try to figure out how much to take on my own.  I always run low even when I take it over the counter.  We shall see.  We also went to eat at Captain D's, my mom and Josh came with me and I took my mom to where Josh will have counseling, so she will know where to go when she has to take him.  Then when I got home I noticed the internet was down!  Karl called to let them know, and it was a known problem that they were working on in town.  I got home around 2PM and it came back on around midnight.  Josh and I ended up playing a game and we had fun.
Josh is worried his medicine may be too strong, so I am taking him back to see his doctor tomorrow at 1:30PM.  This is my last week off and it has been a crazy summer.  I will let you guys know about the results of his visit before I go back to work.  I will try really hard to pop in once school starts and let you all know how counseling is going for him and how he is doing.
We did get our window last Wednesday.  I have before and after pictures of that.  I had made a video of the outside work we was a before video, but it is too long.  I will see if I can at least get an after video and make it shorter.  I am hoping this window will help us with energy costs!  The old window looks dirty, but that fog is actually on the inside of the window.  It is nice to be able to see out of the new window again.  Have a nice week and I will post again soon.

Summer Preferences:

1.  Lounging by the Pool or Picnic by the Lake?   Pool, I usually enjoy my own pool, but I haven't been able to have it out in a few years...maybe next summer...fingers crossed!
2.  Shopping or Day at the Beach?   I hate shopping, so day at the beach every time!
3.  Favorite Restaurant or Barbecue Cookout?  Oh I enjoy both!  My favorite restaurant lately has been Chili's, they have everything.
4.  Sports Game or Flea Market?  St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.  I rarely go to flea markets.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday Stealing

Sunda Stealing

1. First thing you wash in the shower? My hair

2. What colour is your favourite hoodie?  black

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? yes

4. Do you plan outfits? yes, the night before so I do not take so long in the morning.

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?  I feel good.

6. What’s the closest thing to you that's red? a candle

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?  I was young and I was a princess...never dreamed I was a princess before. hahaha

8. Did you meet anybody new today?  I just woke up, so no.

9. What are you craving right now? fettuccine, I have some leftover from dinner last night.

10. Do you floss? yes

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? cole slaw

12. Are you emotional? yes, too is embarrassing

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000? not sure...probably not, that would take a while.

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? I try to lick, but I end up biting.

15. Do you like your hair?  I have learned to like it.  It is naturally curly.  I had to learning how to style it.

16. Do you like yourself?  kind of

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?  yes

18.What are you listening to right now?  church

19. Are your parents strict?  they were when I was young

20. Would you go sky diving?  no

21. Do you like cottage cheese? no

22. Have you ever met a celebrity? yes

23. Do you rent movies often?  define often, probably once a week

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?  I don't see anything sparkly.

25. How many countries have you visited?  just the U.S.

26. Have you made a prank phone call? yes, when I was in college we prank called a friend of ours every night for a couple of days using a crazy voice, then we used the voice in person with him to let him know it was us.

27. Ever been on a train? yes

28. Brown or white eggs? either

29.Do you have a cell-phone? yes

30. Do you use chap stick? I use blistex

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

more on Josh

Josh's teeth problems seem almost endless.  I went to have my hair done last Wednesday cut and color...getting ready for school, and I get a phone call saying the call is for Josh and they are calling to set up services for Josh.  I called them back and it is Burrell, his doctor had referred him to be seen for counseling and Josh did not tell me.  I was thrown off.  I told Josh we needed to go to this place the next day, that is is important and he said...well, my jaw is swollen again.  Sooooo, we had an appointment already with the dentist because there was some flash left between his teeth, and it was driving him crazy.  It is almost like having paper stuck in your teeth and Josh was not able to floss it was so stuck.  Anyway, then we went and got Josh a Missouri ID.  His anxiety is too bad for him to drive right now or even have a job, but he needs an ID, so that is taken care of.  Then later that day we went to see the oral surgeon again.  He said it was not a big deal, that is was just the soft tissue trying to heal and the blood flow was causing the jaw to swell.  He gave him some antibiotics just in case, but hopefully that is the end of it.
I took Josh to Burrell yesterday for his evaluation and he was recommended for counseling and also psychiatric services to oversee his medication.  I am hoping this will help him.  The medicine seems to help some, but Josh says it is only helping a little.  Hopefully counseling and time will heal.  Keep praying for him.
I also decided to go to the chiropractor while I was up there to save me a trip, so that is done.  It helps keep my back strong during the school year.
Tomorrow we are getting our new front window.  I am excited about that.  I think the one we have has been letting out a lot of heat in the winter... it does the same in the summer, but we really feel it in the winter when we pay for propane.
Josh's birthday is this weekend, so we are starting to make plans for that.
This summer has been crazy.  I just hope with everything we have done and will be doing with counseling, that Josh and I both will start feeling better and it will all be worth it.  I think it will for sure. 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing
(Pretend there were 29 questions you already answered!)

30. What color is your watch?  silver and blue

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia?  kangaroos, koala bears, Julie Howard and Hillsong church

32. Ever ridden on a roller coaster?  of course

33. Birthstone?  Sapphire

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through?  both

35. Do you have any friends on facebook that you actually hate?  I do not hate anyone, but I have some former co-workers that I think are just trying to be nosey about what I am doing in my new job, so I do not follow them and I really want to unfriend them.

36. Do you have a dog?  I have 3!

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?  My mom

38. Have you met anyone famous?  Stan Musial (St. Louis Cardinals baseball Hall of Famer)

39. Any plans today?  doing laundry and watching the St. Louis Cardinals later

40.  Where are you right now? home

41. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? it is almost time to go back to school/work...I love being home for the summer.  I only have 2 more weeks.

42. Last song listened to? not sure

43. Last movie you saw? It was a Hallmark movie last night called Love on Safari..super cute.

44. Are you allergic to anything? dust

45. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Saucony tennis shoes and LL Bean mocs

46. What time is it?  2:45PM (Sunday)

47. Do any of your friends have children?  most of them, I am older

48. Do you eat healthy? no

49. What do you usually do during the day? I usually work, but it is summer vacation, so this summer has been full of doctor's appointments and other running around I do when I am not working.

50. Do you hate anyone right now?no

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