It feels so incredible to be back after well over a month of NO INTERNET! UGH! It's so amazing how addicting and how much I depend on the internet for information. How many things I wanted to investigate, people to talk to....
Well here's what's we have all been up to:
We had a great trip going back to Iowa and Illinois last month. We put over 2200 miles on the car driving around to see everyone! Just call me the road warrior...
Patrick finally got his Bioness about two weeks ago and has been enjoying the therapy. We will go back again in about a week to work with the therapist some more. Because Patrick already has OT with another therapist, I have to pay 100% out of pocket for each visit with the bioness therapist. As you can imagine, we have to keep these visits to a bare minimum. This therapist will be giving his regular OT ideas on what to work on with him also. No one is expecting miracles, but if it helps- it helps!
Brandon has just started school again, today was his second day. Everyone else in the world seems happy when their kids go back to school except me. Brandon struggles with school (and motivation to do any schoolwork) that I live for the day when summer arrives. This year I decided to offer him monetary compensation as an incentive for doing well in school. BIG money.
I have never really agreed with that principle, but I decided it would be money well spent if it gets him to succeed in school and allow family unity (mostly my sanity). I hope it works.
My big update is that I joined weight watchers Aug. 7th and have lost just shy of 10lbs! I want to loose at least 30 more, 40 would be outstanding. Right now I am just focusing on losing it a few pounds a week. It's alott less intimidating to look at it one week at a time rather than how far I have to go before I reach my goal weight.
Patricks parents and sister joined in March, and I was shocked by how thin they looked from when I saw them in April. While we were in Iowa visiting them, I asked my MIL about weight watchers and she inspired me to join. I hope I can have that dramatic of weight loss in 6 months too!
Well anyway, thats all for now. I hope I can catch you all in chat soon... I feel so out of the loop!