We’ve been continuing to get the house in order. Man o Man does it take a lot to un-pack so much stuff, figure out what we are keeping, selling, and just simply tossing. Packers packed most of our stuff over two years ago and we haven’t seen it since. We have forgotten what we even had, in the meantime we’d bought more stuff, changed our taste and a lot of color schemes for this new house. So what is a girl to do? Have a garage sale.
Today a two day garage sale became a one day garage sale due to rain, tonight we are having friends over to watch the Blackhawk’s game, and tomorrow a friend and her family are coming to stay for two days, on their way moving from VA to GA. I’m excited for all of these things, but the house that we now live in, is still in flux. Big time flux
Yesterday we finally got a shower curtain hung in the hall bath. I wanted that rounded out hotel kind, and well we needed a drill bit to go through tile, next is painting the room and the ugly vanity, blah, blah, blah. I finished the stencil in the master bath above the toilet and I think I pulled of a trick of the eye painting issue. The toilet isn’t centered on the wall, so I painted a stripe to one side of the toilet to trick y’all and center the stencil. What do you think? Shelves hopefully go up today to provide much needed towel and TP storage.
My office is a bit more un-packed. Damn I have way too many craft supplies.
Micah cleared off his desk finally yesterday and was able to get some work done, while he worked from home. Normally he just sets up in our room and it kills his back, so that was great.
Ryan is finishing up her first year of pre-school and she did great. Her annual IEP went very well. We heard such great things, so many improvements and they all seem to really love her, and well you know that just warms my heart. We decided not enroll her in summer school this year, instead we are doing 2.5 months of full time ABA therapy four days a week. I think that the ABA therapy is helping her so much and I want to harness this time. Everything says the first five, the first five years, the first five years of brain development. Well my gal is going to be four in July and has had two lobes of her precious brain removed, so we need to do as much as possible.
Ryan will now give you five if you ask her almost every time, and then make a fist to give you knuckles after. She loves when you blow it up, and watches for it. We learned this trick from her cousin Patrick and she loves hanging out with him as much as possible. She also is understanding language a lot more. She will come right to the fridge if you ask her if she wants some cheese. She goes right to the basement door if you ask her if she wants to swing and she is looking behind her from time to time when she is running if you call her name. She is in a big time Mommy Love phase, wherever I am, Ryan is. If I am sitting on the floor, she is in my lap, if I am on the couch so is she, if she is crying for Micah and I walk in the room, she come right over to me, sits in my lap and stops crying. I love it, and well who the hell am I kidding, I just LOVE it. This is true “typical” affection, properly placed because I am awesome and properly shown because she is awesome as well.
She is doing great with her IPAD, her playroom is a Godsend and her favorite babysitter is home for the summer. So all things are coming up Ryan for our Ryan.
Speaking of coming up Ryan, well her GI tract is still and issue and she may be facing a fifth GI surgery this summer to figure out why she is spitting up so much and why if we over tube feed her she is also throwing up. By mouth too much spit up, (food not getting in to her tummy) by tube too much throw up, (food not staying in her tummy). Either way, the anatomy is working against her in some fashion. We’ve been fighting this battle for over a year, and we just need her “fixed” if possible. So a swallow study will be performed in the next few weeks and maybe a CT scan of her belly too.
The blog, the blog may be a thing of the past soon enough. As you’ve surely noticed I haven’t updated in a long time and I find that I don’t “need” it to get all of my feelings out like I used to. It is also up for renewal and the way I have it set up now, it’s a couple of hundred bucks every few years, and I just keep thinking that if I had a couple of hundred extra bucks I could get our guest room painted, or finish paying for the custom gate that is getting installed next week. (super sturdy and custom at the top of the misaligned stairs, but damn woodworking is not cheap) So we’ll see.
This is the best we could do with a store bought gate, so obviously this isn’t great, or sturdy enough. The new one will match the railing and bannister that I just did, and I’m telling myself it will be a “selling feature” in 30 years when we sell
Maybe I can knock the blog’s abilities down a few notches, as I certainly do not utilize all of them as it is. We shall see.
**Upcoming events, Our TX family Uncle M, Tia C, and cousin Gustavo are coming to town, Micah and I are headed to Las Vegas for his 40th, being joined by his best friend’s from NJ and their wives!, Huge fourth of July party and a visit from Grandma D, Auntie A, and hopefully Auntie’s K & P too. Ryan will turn four, which is the last birthday I will allow her to have. Then hopefully we’ll round out the summer with a trip to Iowa, because I have never been and we are going to seek out the American Picker’s guys and visit their store. Nerd love will hit IA this summer in the form of our family of three.