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Friday’s Feats and Fails

  
Easter weekend is upon us and I’m excited. I always look forward to Easter and all the fun extravaganza of the Easter bunny’s arrival and seeing my son’s excitement. It’s the only time I allow chocolate before breakfast or even candy for breakfast! Well let’s get to the good stuff have a wonderful Easter. ?

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I had a really relaxing weekend my husband let me sleep in Sunday and then I spent the morning beta reading. Then we switched off and he napped, while the kids played hockey in the backyard and I started a marathon of the Outlander on tv! Oh my gosh I’m so hooked on it I have to start reading the books!!! Oh be still my Celtic heart. ❤️ I was very fortunate to be a guest post on the http://thehappylifeaholic.wordpress.com

She’s an amazing and inspiring woman and I feel blessed that she gave me that honour. You can see my interview here: https://happylifeaholic.wordpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/24/thl-interview-jeanine-lebsack/ 

And my blog post here:

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Due to my beta reading I got a little behind on my housework so I had to do a mad scramble before my Mad dog’s birthday party. It was ok though because overflowing laundry baskets can always be stuffed in a closet. ? My husband helped me by vacuuming and I quickly tidied, organized toys, and bedrooms, and made up the goodie bags. It’s so wonderful when we work as a team, I feel less overwhelmed when I have his support. 

FEAT

My husband and I pulled off a great party for our little four year old. We weren’t sure how well things would go because four of the guests were sick and unable to attend. So the two other kids (brothers) showed up with their Mom. It was a wonderful day as the kids are close in age and my husband and I enjoyed getting to know their Mom. It was a blast while the kids played, snacked, and we had a yummy Thomas cake to dive in. 

 

Our birthday boy and his cake face. ?❤️


 

This cake was so delicious. ?


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It’s been a short school week so I’ve got all the laundry baskets folded and put away except for two. I’ve been getting the kids to help me more so I feel better about that. My youngest enjoys helping me, while the oldest grumbles but if wants screen time certain chores have to be done. I was able to have a nice visit with my in-laws as they were just passing through and stayed the night. Once again my house is always at its cleanest an hour before company comes. So we had Chinese food, relaxed and had a few cocktails while the kids entertained us. I took my Captain out of school early and then took him to an appointment to meet the infant and adolescent psychiatrist. He took him for the first half of the visit and then we went in towards the end. My Captain really liked this therapist and said he’d love to go back to see him. He doesn’t think there’s a need for my oldest son to start medication and will write up a report for our paediatrician saying so. I left there feeling like I was on cloud nine finally someone that understood that not every issue in children needs to be medicated. I recognize it’s needed in some cases as well as therapy so I wasn’t completely opposed to it.  Im happy to say that we’ll continue doing what we’re doing with managing his anxiety and getting the school to fill out paperwork to help him with his sensory needs there. 

  
So that brings us to the  weekend of TGIF day so I send you Easter blessings  to you all. Hug your loved ones close, and remember the reason for the season. Thank you for stopping by now it’s time to link up with me and More Than Cheese and Beer and let us know how your week was. ????

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Friday’s Feats and Fails

Is it really Friday? I’ve gone a few weeks thinking it was and then it ended up being Wednesday. ? I just checked on my calendar it really IS Friday!!! Yay, oh wait I’m a Mom I don’t do much but watch Netflix and uncork a bottle of wine. ??

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I made it through the very long week, so big golf clap for me!!! I had fun kicking rocks on the walk home from school with my kids. Then we went to the new playground and enjoyed watching them play while I soaked up some sun. I usually jump right in there and go sliding, but the the place was crawling with kids.

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As soon as we arrived home from the playground my Captain told me had been bullied again. This &@@$#% kid went up to my son and just starting hitting him on the head. It was in gym class like last time with the first bully. I did NOT handle this well at all!!! I ranted, raved, blogged, and cried for my son. He’s too afraid of getting in trouble for hitting or pushing back, but honestly some little a-holes don’t get the message otherwise!!! What I was taught by my parents was you don’t start the fight, but you sure in hell finish it. ?

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I managed to get everyone out the house and downtown for our towns annual outdoor outhouse races. Yes you read that correctly, an outhouse. Or as my little Mad dog calls it a potty on wheels. My hubby and a co-worker have been building that in our garage all week. It was fun to see all the communities excitement of these flying potties down main street. Local businesses get involved, and the competition between the Fire department and RCMP was fierce! After, I took Mad dog to get lunch and the Captain stayed with Dad. Parents for the win, as each got to kid got quality time with Mom and Dad. ❤️
Sunday was a leisurely day to end the weekend and the only day to sleep in. So I watched a movie after breakfast and wrote my Sunday confessions blog. It was a tough one to write, as I wrote in detail what it’s like to live with my sensory son. All the work it takes to keep him calm while transitioning, keeping his central nervous system regulated, and how to help him when he’s melting down. I don’t talk a lot about it, but I write tons on living with it. So all in all, it was very therapeutic for me to share with whoever wanted to read it. Thank you Ash for the prompt topic reach. I reached to new heights with it, and surprised myself with my capabilities. ?

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With all that relaxing time and blogging I didn’t get the 4 loads of laundry put away. While my hubby kept on washing more. In fact I honour my Sabbath and don’t do any housework unless it’s laundry or emptying the dishwasher. I’m a good Catholic like that. ?

FEAT

Monday morning I went to school to talk to the Vice Principal. Even though
I was feeling crazy and I wanted to scream like a banshee!!! It was pouring yesterday as I walked my kids to school. We get to school and my oldest son says where’s my backpack? So I trudge home in the rain and both my youngest son and I are soaked. I quickly change my pants and his coat and walk back with the backpack. I then step in a puddle and I realize I have a hole in my rubber boot. I sit in the office and wait for my meeting with the administration, due to my son being constantly bullied!!! I take off my soaked sock and put a plastic bag on my foot and then have my meeting. In the middle of it my youngest gets bored, and sees some plastic sticking out and pulls until he takes my boot off and falls on the floor. So there I am soaking wet, looking like a drown rat with a plastic bag on my foot. The Vice principal looked down and just laughed. Definitely a tension breaker and a pre retrograde moment. ? To thank Mad dog for all his patience I took him to a play centre and played on a kids pirate ship for 2 hours. We met another Mom and son there so it was a great way to spend the afternoon.

FAIL

I didn’t replace my rubber boots so I still had a wet foot in my boot, as I ran around town and did errands. Although it entertained Mad dog listening to the squishy squashy sounds I made when I walked. I still never put laundry away and instead went shopping and found some good deals. I came home after school crawled into bed and immediately had a nap with my youngest. I didn’t prep dinner so it was a mad scramble when hubby arrived home. Ala Kraft dinner, smokies, hotdogs, and a salad was all I had time and energy for. I don’t think he was impressed but I was too tired to care. ?

FEAT

I got paperwork into the Dr to get the ball rolling on getting Mad dog a referral to a developmental paediatrician. So I’m feeling very accomplished about that, and I emailed to follow up with his previous one to forward me more paperwork. It takes a year to get into the Children’s hospital here so I’m going to see if I can be fast tracked into there ASAP. Having another DP give a referral plus a work up of the patient, gets the squeaky wheel greased more effectively than asking myself.

FAIL

I really haven’t been making many healthy meals this week. Which really sucks because I started a fitness challenge and have failed it completely. I had really good intentions but I’ve been so tired because Mad dog hasn’t been sleeping well at all. I haven’t had a lot of patience either so hubby and I have been snappy at each other. Usually when I’m bitchy I start baking. So I’m going to make a cake and write I’m sorry on it in icing. I guess I have a lot of baking to do. ?

FEAT

I managed to get my Captain ready for his first hockey practice, an early dinner, and out the door with Dad and little brother. Even though we found out his shin pads were to big, so off hubby went to rescue the day. He also took both kids to practice because I had rehearsal. I had a glorious 2 hours to myself before I had to run off so I folded more laundry, cleaned the kitchen, swept and mopped the floor, and ate a HOT dinner myself. Yay me, I got to practice and we had a small cast so I got to read someone else’s lines. I’m in the chorus so I repeat dialogue with 20 other people, so this was a treat. I’m also cast in a singing part so when I got to take the stage, and act so I was in my glory. ?

FAIL

I came home and celebrated wine Wednesday, folded more laundry, and watched my beloved Chicago PD and the premiere of Stalkers. Within 5 minutes I was freaked out, so I drank more. So there I was staying up late and crashed on the couch till 4:30 am, and then woke up disoriented and stumbled to bed. And you know when you’ve been drinking and you’re trying to be quiet? Well yeah that was me, not so much in the quiet department. ?

FEAT

I made it to Friday, and this started the Mercury in retrograde phase. So if you’re empathic like me you feel this very strongly, as do my kiddies. So I’ve got another bottle of wine chilling and my sense of humour in tact. And as always a plan B up my sleeve because when the planets going screwy you have too!!! The best, most awesome, most incredible thing to happen was I got nominated for the Liebster blogging award. My fabulous, soul sister, hot Mommy blogger http://angrivatedmom.wordpress.com showed me lots of love and nominated me. ?❤️So stay tuned when I follow up with that blog and make some nominations myself. ?

This Friday’s Feats and Fails brought to you by awesome Ash at www.morethancheeseandbeer.com. Check out her blog and all the other fantastic bloggers who link up. Cheers. ??❤️
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