Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Monday, July 16, 2012

Still here

Do you ever have those times when you don't "do" anything, don't accomplish anything, and still feel like you've been running constantly? That's kind of what our weekend was like. Forgive me for not blogging...

Saturday morning was pretty lazy. The couple who bought my house shortly after Mark and I got married came over to talk about their plans. We sold it to them on a contract for deed arrangement and they are now going to buy a different home so they wanted to talk to us about what's going to happen. I spent the afternoon at work, trying to catch up. Made a little dent in my "to-do" list, but not as much as I would have liked. Oh well.

For those of you who have followed our blog since Matthew came home, you may remember our failed attempt to see fireworks last year. Maia started crying at the noise and Matthew hid on my lap under a blanket. We left after a few minutes. Decided to brave it again Saturday night. There is a small town not too far away that puts on a really nice show for their city celebration. Matthew and I played catch while we waited for it to get dark. Maia and Mark visited with the family sitting next to us. It was a really late start this  year - probably around 10:15pm. Matthew had been excited about the fireworks - until they actually started. He did not like the "booms," so Mark took him to the car. I was a little concerned about how Maia was gong to react, but she enjoyed the show. For whatever reason... since her illness, she has really enjoyed loud noises, seeing things knocked over, hearing things crash down, etc. So yep, the loud noises were right up her alley. It was a late night for all of us, after midnight when we got home and then up early for church on Sunday morning.

Matthew didn't wake up too cheerful. He generally has to wake up on his own to be happy in the morning. If we are waking him up... not a pretty sight. But, he pulled it together at church. I was impressed. He was excited when one of the ladies asked him to sit with her (in the row right in front of us) for a little while. After the service, we stayed for fellowship and to visit with our friends, the Gillis family, who left today for Ukraine to adopt a little boy. So excited for them and praying that God will just bless each step of their journey!

A friend brought over dinner and we had the chance to visit a little while. Matthew had a wonderful time playing with her son until he decided that he didn't need to listen to the little boy's requests for Matthew to stop (he was driving a tractor and pulling the little boy behind it in the wagon). A major meltdown followed. We've been seeing a few of those lately, a lot of anger and defiance when he can't do something that he wants to. It's responded to with calm and reminders that he is not the adult and he doesn't get to make the rules. Ah.... life is rough, isn't it?

So, that was the extent of our weekend excitement. Boring as all get-out. And yet, I didn't get any laundry done, no cleaning, nothing. There were a couple of things that Mark and I REALLY needed to work on - nope, didn't happen.

I even had something I wanted to share here on the blog on Saturday, feeling like God was really speaking to me. And as you know... that didn't happen either. The nights have continuously gotten shorter over the weekend as I try to get a little more accomplished. UGH! I really don't want more hours in the day, guess I just need to manage my time better.

Tomorrow's a busy day. Matthew goes to speech therapy, I go to the dentist, and Maia has PT, OT, and her first speech appointment. She's still not verbalizing, but for the past 2 days has decided to scream when she's happy. Love to hear it, although it does hurt my ears - it's at just the right level to be very piercing. Hopefully, it's a step in the right direction.

I am falling asleep as I type so I will leave you with that mundane post. I've got a few pics and other things to share tomorrow so check back for something more readable - lol! And for those of you who I have promised to email, it will be tomorrow.

Thanks to those who have checked in to make sure everything's ok. We are hanging in there.


  1. Thanks for the update! I'm glad that Maia enjoyed the fireworks! How fun!

  2. Good that you had a family weekend. I think taking the weekend off from blogging and spending quality time with your family is a good thing. Your family and especially time with your hubby is more important than we your readers. It won't hurt us to wait until Monday for you to post, it will give us something to look forward to.
    Hugs to you all. Happy Maia is screeching, maybe that is the beginning of her finding her voice. Praying especially for her communication. Covering you all in prayer. Praying for Matthew and his "new" behaviours.
    Jacquelene L.


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