Monday, January 30, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
My quest to lose 30 pounds felt like it was going well when I celebrated a 4.5 pound weight loss this morning, but that Twix is my nemesis. There is a discrepancy between my desire to lose weight and my ability to not purchase a Twix.
Discrepancy. That's been the word of the day lately. "P exhibits severe ability/achievement discrepancies in the areas of basic reading, reading fluency, and written expression and is eligible for services for the disability Developmental Delays established Specific Learning Disability."
I was prepared for the IEP meeting when I we received that info. Oh, I had printed out extra copies of suggested accommodations from our eye doctor, brought in examples of his classwork to show areas of concern, and felt ready for anything thrown at me.
But I don't think I was prepared for that sentence. Not at all. It was so official, so final, so foreboding. I wanted to dash out of that conference room, get him from his class, and take him home and take him in my arms and tell him I'd always protect him and never let anyone hurt him. Or embarrass him. Or make fun of him.
Because those are my fears, so they must be his too.
Last night I attended an event with a friend at her church, and oh my gosh I should have taken notes, but my arms felt too heavy to make the effort to get a pen out of my purse. This is probably all sorts of wrong, but the speaker said something to the effect of, "We can teach our kids one of two things. First, the love of the Lord and his grace and protection of us. Or second, to take on our fears."
But I remember being a kid. I remember being taunted for wearing big Sally Jessie glasses when I had an eye infection and having bangs that winged out and walking extremely fast by nature. Freshman year of high school sucked. I remember being left out of things, arriving for plans with a group of friends to discover that everyone had eaten take-out dinner without me, me having been left out of that part of the plans on purpose (I'm not a good dinner companion, I suppose.). Junior year of high school sucked. I remember crying over a Triple Cheese Melt from Arby's with my dad after a silly boy broke my heart. Senior year of high school sucked.
And school was easy for me. So how do I prepare my son for what lies ahead, knowing that there may be even different challenges for him than there were for me? But more importantly, how do I keep from projecting my fears on to him? I think that's that biggest question and what I'm struggling with today.
He's not me. That's what I keep repeating.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Swatching SinfulColors Sugar Sugar for Manicure Mommas
Yay for Little Debbie seasonal Marshmallow Supremes! I can NEVER find them!
Look who got a little haircut- MUCH better! She can see!
I am loving how this pic in sepia looks in my new Pier 1 frame.
Comparing Physicians Formula Happy Booster blush in Rose vs. the new Pink
Love my $3 Big Lots find- Unchartered TerriTori
Thursday, January 19, 2012
FOTD: Too Faced by sasha2599 on polyvore.com
Monday, January 16, 2012
preparing for P's IEP meeting
getting worse before it gets better
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Last week, my IRL friend Megan posted:
These are the things I want to focus on this month, and I'll be sharing more on each in detail as we move through January together:And later, I saw this facebook post from my friend Liz:
1. Why I quit running (and the weight-training program I've taken up instead).
So, friends, ChaLEAN Extreme is on it's way to me! (Click on Shop, then Fitness Programs to check it out.)
But in the meantime, I've reacquainted myself with my old friend Jillian- four nights out of the past five!. I have long been a lover of her 30 Day Shred DVD.
The 30 Day Shred follows a 3, 2, 1 formula (3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of abs, repeated 3 times) and it a fabulous quick workout. It clocks in at about 23 minutes including the warm-up (I must admit I am a cool-down skipper).
But I've got to tell you that I am loving her newer 3, 2, 1 formula DVD- Ripped in 30- even more.
- Ripped in 30 has 4 workouts on it, compared to 3 on 30 Day Shred.
- The workout clocks in at closer to 30 minutes, rather than 23. Nice to add a few minutes, but still stay a manageable length.
- There are 3 different moves per strength circuit as opposed to just 2. The 30 Day Shred had you doing the same strength move for 1 minute (rough!) and Ripped in 30 does each move for 30 seconds.
So my plan is to continue to do Jillian while I wait for ChaLEAN to arrive. I'm also planning to run the Dallas Rock 'n Roll Half in March, which I did last year and enjoyed. I really need to concentrate on my fitness in 2012, and although I'm not making it an official resolution, I'm setting it as a priority.
Have you tried Jillian or ChaLEAN? Any fitness goals or upcoming races for you?
Disclosure: This post contains Amazon referral links.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Project 365: 01-07-12
The birthday that never ends! WC invited friends to see the new Chipmunks movie with her on Sunday for her birthday celebration. The movie was cute, although I missed quite a bit making eleventy billion trips to the bathroom!
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Warm
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
If you have a first gen iPad, you must get one of these Otterbox cases! They are on sale for $13.XX and I got mine yesterday and it's so wonderful! It even has a stand on the back which I think will be so nice.
I have been in need of a case for quite some time- my son had already dropped mine once, on concrete, but luckily it just got a hairline crack along the bottom of the screen that doesn't hamper it's working. This case covers that crack beautifully and I feel like there is absolutely no chance in any more accidents like that because this puppy is structured.
If you are not into pink like moi, here's a black and white one that just a few cents more.
And all black is $13.
Disclosure: This post contains an Amazon referral link.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
So I've decided 2012 is the year- the year of memory making and recording for the Sashas.
New to Project 365? Angry Julie just posted a great Project 365 tutorial, and she's definitely qualified since she participated in 2011.
Here are my first three photos:
Enjoying our new Modern Family daily calendar
Very excited for my Sephora birthday gift- minis of the Original Sugar balm and the Rose version as well