First off, a happy and blessed Ostara / Spring Equinox / First Day of Spring!
Secondly? I’m still sick.
Seriously. What a rough Winter it has been! I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to try and get to the bottom of all of my various issues. Hopefully I’ll get some answers.
Now I’m just going to ramble.
I’ve already gone over it on my Goodbye to Google Reader post, but seriously, still a bit cranky that Google doesn’t see the value in keeping that service around when so many people rely on it for their feeds. I do think a lot of the reader alternatives are totally rejoicing right now though!
I still like my current design so I’ve been just changing the link / social media link hover colors. Fancy I know.
On the personal life side of things, I’ve gotten back onto the “count the calories” track again.
I’ve basically had to realize that I can’t talk to or involve my sister when it comes to my weight loss because I just get yelled at and talked down to in the form of a “lecture”. She expresses pride in “laying into” me about my weight struggles. Not to mention she apparently gossips about me to other family members and random folks and just… ugh. Because making me feel even worse about myself is a sure fire way to motivate me right.
Oddly enough making that single change that has nothing to do with food has actually seemed to aide in my weight loss a little bit. Go figure!
We bought a juicer and although I’ve made juice for my husband and kids… I just… struggle with new beverages overall. I know it’s weird. I’d really love any suggestions for juicing recipes / blogs / books though because I want to do more than just fruit juice with a carrot thrown in.
After Daniel had been out of school for 3+ weeks in February due to the bronchitis we got, he asked me if he could be homeschooled again because he couldn’t handle another day of being bullied and tormented at school. (I’ve touched on the bullying issue on my Twitter and in some old private posts.) Of course I said yes,and then bought a few complete curriculum since I have zero idea where he is educationally, since the school said he was at one level when at home he appears to be at another level, and it’s going really well. He has some mad skill with math so he’s pretty much right at grade level there and is only a couple grades behind for reading. I’ve been having him journal his day in a notebook as well which he seems to enjoy.
What’s odd is I’ve called and left messages for the school to call me and my husband has left multiple messages, specifically for the principal to call him back and neither of us have heard anything back from anyone! This was even before Danny asked to be homeschooled so I find that just very odd.
He’s eleven now which has brought on this ever so lovely pre-teen attitude. It drives me crazy! If I have to hear “but that’s not FAIR” one more time, I’ll end up taking his computer’s power cord.
Tristan is going through an interesting phase about zombies for the past few months. I have no idea where he picked it up from. I absolutely love this age though, it’s so fun!