Friday, April 9, 2010

Our New Look!




Big thanks to Holly for the new header!! This is a picture she took of Kendall at the Easter Egg Hunt. She's very talented :) I just love it!




We have a garage sale planned for tomorrow. And can I just tell you how much I hate garage sales? Justin too. (he's volunteered to sit inside the whole time with Kendall so he doesn't have to deal with the people!) So, why am I doing it? I'm not really sure, other than the fact the third part of our garage is completely filled with junk I haven't been able to get rid of yet. And of course the money. The Listening Program we were interested in starting Kendall on is VERY expensive. I mean VERY. We have to pay the OT for her services as well as buy the program. I'm not super big on alternative things, mainly because I don't have the time to do my research and adjusting to being a one income family unexpectedly doesn't leave much room to throw money around on things that may or may not work. But I've heard several success stories on how it calms the nervous system and even helps with sleep! So, I'm willing to try it.








As I've been sorting through all of our things, it has been very bittersweet. I have a bizarre attachment to Kendall's old clothes. Who am I kidding? I have an attachment to Kamden's clothes, and mine too. It seems I have a story about every piece of clothing. I can remember events that happened when wearing certain things. So, a lot of memories of the past two years flooded back. I've spent a lot of time in the garage standing there in silence, looking around at things. I guess it was therapeutic, and getting rid of it will be too. Gosh, its just a garage sale! I need to get over it!




Things have been about the same all week around here. Kendall's not sleeping, and Cooper (my cocker spaniel) is getting into everything. Our house gets crazy around 3:15, and doesn't settle down until around midnight. Then, we wake up and do it all over again. I've come to love my coffee and time between 7:45 when the house is silent til 8:15 when Kendall gets up for meds. Its my time to blog and catch up on Tivo'd reality shows :) So, I'm off to do just that.


6 comments:

Candace said...

Oh Jocalyn, I am the same way with Faith's clothes. A couple of years ago I finally sat down and got rid of a bunch of stuff. But I kept two small bags of her little baby clothes b/c I couldn't bear to part with them. Silly are we?

Debbie said...

Good luck with selling~

Enjoy *your* time...

don't you love how a good cup of coffee and reality t.v. can take you to afar away place...only if it is for 15 minutes~

Gilda said...
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Gilda said...

Ha, I too get attached to my kiddos clothing,but start to think about others who can really use it. So I donate most of it to a local church that has a shelter for abused women and children. Love the new look, lots of luck with your garage sell. Have a great Weekend!

kate c said...

Hi Jocalyn - First - such a cute pic!! What a happy girl ! I'm not a big post-er (sorry!) but had to comment. Is the listening program called EASe ? If it is I can't recommend it enough. It has changed my families life. We started it a month ago to regulate my son's sleep. He was up 2-3 x a night. The very first night after we tried this he slept through the night ... and every night since (except maybe 3x - up for 5 mins)! I'm talking 8pm- 8am every day.
Before we started this he slept through the night maybe 5X in his life (almost 3). We just borrowed headphones & a CD from our OT. We have to give them back next week & we will order our own. I've been told you just buy the CD & the headphones. The CD is spendy but we are just going to try & find the headphones on ebay - I don't think you should have to pay your OT. It's putting on headphones for twice a day..but maybe this isn't the same program ? If it's not - email me & I will get you more info on the EASe.
Kate

Cjengo said...

My whole guestroom is FULL of baby stuff, I just cannot part with it yet. GOOD LUCK on the sale. Hey I brought your stuff from Anna to work today so send it UPS, and forgot packing tape...ARGH! I promise I will get it to you, I am sorry we are always so busy.