Always Have A Dream



Always have a dream
Forget about the days when its been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about mistakes that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons that you've learnt.
Forget about misfortunes you encounter,
but don't forget the times you luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen.
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream.

- Amanda Bradley











Saturday, September 27, 2008

One day at a time!

Well we took Cody to the Doctor Thursday, and told him all the problems we've been having with him. He asked Cody & I some ?'s. At the first appointment he almost sounded like he didn't think Cody should have any reason to be on any meds at all, but went by what was suggested to us. He wants us to get a second opinion, so that's what I'm working on now. When we had the appointment with the 1st psych after the evaluation was already done, he told us he didn't see any reason to put him on meds. But when we got the report in the mail, he had listed that medication was a consideration. So........ He seems to be doing ok now, and who doesn't have problems with little boys while their growing up?? I personally think that if he had ADHD or ADD he would have problems with academics too. I also think he just gets bored sometimes. Anyway he's off the medication! We are following the recommendation's that were given to us by his counselor, that seemed to be working fine before. I've been so beside myself this last week it's unbelievable. Sometimes I wish I could just snap my fingers and make everything better! I stopped to talk to Mom after his appointment, and that helped a lot. Hopefully next week school will still be going good for him. The only problem that he had last week was another boy hit him in the chest. Cody said the other boy thought he had spit on him, for whatever reason I don't know. But Cody was so upset when I picked him up, I thought I was going to cry. His teacher told me that Cody did defend himself (which is good), and he didn't get in trouble. He wanted to see his Dad really bad, and he was working, so I took him, and then he did do better. I think his teacher is just wonderful, which is a good thing with all that is going on. I've been keeping her updated. She's also got my phone # posted in the room so that if there are any problems whatsoever she can bypass the office and call me directly. Hopefully everything will start getting better, and I can start to relax!! I'll keep everyone posted on how things are going, and as always keep smiling. ;0) (Here are a few pic's of Cody at the Cider Mill, Mom took him there Saturday when she watched him while Mike & I both worked, He loved it MOM!!!)

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Rough Week

We were advised to consider putting Cody on medication for ADHD (which I don't think he has). We started it on Monday, and it has been a BAD week! All of the affects that we are supposed to contact the Dr immediately are most of the affects that he's having. I called the Dr yesterday and we have an appointment today to take him in and have him checked out. They also told us to stop the medication. Like I said, I don't think he needs to be on anything. I'm really worried about him. The first week of school went great, the teacher even sent home a note saying the same thing. This week has been #%#@#%!! Will let everyone know how the appointment went when we get back. Cross your fingers for us!! And as always take care & smile!  ;0)
P.S. Thanks to Mom & Dad again for watching Cody this weekend, Cody loved going to the Cider Mill!! I'll post some pictures later today!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Long Time To Get Back

 Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while. Life has been kind of busy, getting Cody back to school and all. He just finished his antibiotics the other day, and seems to be doing a lot better. We still have to make an appointment for the ENT Dr, but that shouldn't take long to schedule. He's been doing really well in school, and getting his homework done w/o much hassle. I'm also thinking about getting his eye's checked, he's been squinting a lot. Hopefully its just a nervous quirk.
  I'm going to miss Mike & him this weekend, this is the beginning of my 36hr weekend, not including the 12 I'm working today. I almost had the chance to work 60hrs, but they wouldn't let me. We could use the extra income though. O'well, that's life.
  Other than that, not much else really important to write about. Just that I'm bummed that the summer is over! I could have used a couple more weeks!! At least we can plant some of our flower bulbs for next Spring, just have to figure out where I want to put them.
  Cody decided he wants to be Harry Potter for Halloween, have no idea how to start the costume yet, but I'm sure Mom will give me some tips!!(hint,hint)
  Until next time, take care & smile!  ;0)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Cody's Dr's appointment

Well, it's just like I thought. The Doctor said it was a sinus/ear infection. He's referring us back to the ENT Doc, for either tubes or to have his tonsils taken out. He said the left one is enlarged, but they tell us that every time. He then proceeded to tell us that when they get that large it presses on the tubes that are supposed to drain, therefore the fluid sits there and gets infected. But he always ends up with a sinus infection along with it, the ears are the last thing he complains of, and when he complains about his ears it's really bad! This makes 3 or 4 already within the past year. He's feeling better today, but we did keep him home from school, I don't think he minded that! Hopefully he'll feel even better tomorrow. So I guess that's about it for today. So everyone take care & smile. ;0)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Laying on the couch all day.

My day started early, say around 2:30am. I heard Cody coughing, and calling for either Mike or I, couldn't tell which. Anyway he's got a headache, sore throat, he's sneezing/coughing, and he's running a fever. Classic sinus/ear infection. That's the way it always starts. He was fine Friday & Saturday. In fact Saturday we had a retirement party that we all went to. It was fun. They roasted a pig, and lot's of other good food. They also had games for the kids. The only thing Cody had been complaining about a little was a scratchy throat. We thought it was just allergies. Well I need to put Cody to bed, hopefully he'll sleep all night. We are keeping him home from school tomorrow so we can make a Dr's appointment for him. Will let you know what they say. Take care. ;0)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School!

I can't believe my baby is 8 years old, and going into 3rd grade! He was excited about it. With his camouflage backpack w/wheels, and even though it got up into the mid to high 80's today, he still wanted to ware his lined sweatshirt jacket. He didn't have it on though when I picked him up from school!?!?! I wonder why?? O'well. He likes his teacher, and from what was sent home today and a couple notes she's written, I think it is going to be a good year for him! Last year the teacher used to send home writing, math, science, as well as having things to read. Which I think was too much for a 2nd grader. Besides I think he was getting a little too bored with some of it. I think I noticed 3 or 4 kids that he had in his class before, whom he got along with pretty well. Mike & I are going to keep our fingers crossed and say a few prayers anyway!! Getting back to his first day, he did say he had a good time, liked his lunch, and got along with his teacher. The only problem I had with him today, or I should say tonight, is that he didn't want to get out of the shower. He wanted to play! So it was a little later getting him to bed than at his regular time (8-8:30). We started getting him used to the earlier bed time a few weeks ago, because during the summer we were letting him stay up til 9:30-10. O'well, I finally got him in bed, said prayers & good-nights about 8:50. Which isn't that bad, but he knows his alarm clock is set for 7am! I miss Mike, he's working 48hrs, so I wont see him till Thursday morning. I guess goes the same for him sometimes. I work the 1st 12 on the 19th, then go back the next morning and work 36hrs. I guess they say "absence makes the heart grow fonder", right!?! Well, I just wanted to let everyone know how Cody's 1st day at school went. So I will write again soon! Take care & smile, and try to think only of the good times when things get rough!! ;0)
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Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

 Hopefully everyone is having a good day! I'm working so I haven't been home, but it's been a good day here at work for me. I'm hoping Mike makes something good for dinner!! (hint, hint)  Barb, hope you didn't have to work today, and that you, Paul & the Twinkies are having a good day! I've been thinking about you a lot this past week. Are the kids getting used to daycare yet? You've all been in my prayers.
 Mike took the check for MDA down today, they had it live on TV, but I missed it. I wasn't sure exactly what time he was going to be there. O'well such is life, at least I'll get to see him when I get home!! ;0)
 Cody did look like he was kind of swimming in that Karate outfit the other day! I'm going to have to hem the pants, and learn how to tie the shirt (has weird places for the ties). Anyway, got interupted on a run, and now that I'm  back its time to go home. So, Take care & smile!  ;0)

My Favorite Actors/Actresses

  • James Dean
  • Cary Grant
  • Myrna Loy
  • James Garner
  • Simon Baker
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Julia Roberts

My Favorite Movies

  • Mama Mia
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • Harry Potter
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Pretty Woman
  • All Thin Man movies
  • All Cary Grant movies
  • All James Dean movies

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today - James Dean

Best friends forever!!

Best friends forever!!

Cody & his guitar

Cody & his guitar