Friday, August 21, 2009
Whole lotta stuff going on ....
Another weekend has snuck up on me.I swear life seems to be going by faster and faster,the older and older I get.I seem to always say that there is never enough time and then I am reminded of this quote:“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ... alrighty then,no more excuses for me! The weekend is packed but what else is new.First and foremost, making sure Taylor has the last minute things she needs before she heads off to college on Tuesday.Yes,my "baby of the first set" is college bound.Hard to believe and I'll stop there cuz I might just start crying.Tuesday is also the boys first day of school.Third grade for Jake and kindergarten for Joe.People ask me if Joe is ready for kindergarten.My answer is always the same "Is kindergarten ready for Joe?Enough said.Next week starts with labs for Miss Zoey first thing Monday morning.Not looking forward to that in the least,given the fiasco and near mental breakdown( me!) of 2 weeks ago.But what am I to do?Got to do what we got to do.Zoey also has evaluations at CCS.CCS is a state program with services geared especially towards children like Zoey to help them find their way.We are so fortunate to have qualified for services, as it is normally based on income but in Zoey's case her status on the medical waiver and diagnosis of hemiplegia gets her in.I am most exited to get input and guidance in their medical equipment department.We are really seeing a need for a chair/adaptive stroller and seating for Zoey.We need to get her up and participating more in the world around her.She wants so badly to be down but her only mode of transportation is rolling and using her little legs against walls and objects to pivot and maneuver from one place to another.Ask Lacey and Ray ... they have seen her in action.Quite remarkable how she has compensated for her deficits.Hopefully we will have that equipment before years end.I think it will make a difference in Zoey's frustration in not being up and in the action.We also pick up her Sure Steps next week.Throw in five days of therapy and that is one full week.And that's just Zoeys deal ... I haven't even hit the tip of the iceberg for the rest of them!Oh,it just dawned on me ... AND My sister in-law and niece come on Thursday ... almost forgot about that.No offense Lisa and Michelle,just lost you a bit in the craziness.Let's see, have I forgotten anything?I am certain I did.I'll report on the rest another day.Just putting that in writing has exhausted me.Have a beautiful weekend everyone.Enjoy each other and throw in a prayer or two for Zoey if you would.I am not sure my heart can take a repeat performance.In fact,I know it can't.
*I cleaned the alcove in our closet and made Zoey a little space.She's not sure what to make of it.I am going to hang a sign that we had from her first birthday party which said:"Princess Parking All others will be TOAD".Zoey is not at a stage where she is able to play independently by any means but one day I have a dream that she'll spy her little space,light up,climb in her chair all by herself and play away.It is so hard keeping her occupied because Zoey is so not a toy person.Not at all.She likes people,their faces,their voices,the boys chaotic play,being held by them.Only people.That's her thing.Take for instance the picture of her and the nifty toy I saw on a darling girls blog.I ran out,bought that sucker and well,the novelty has worn off already.She just shows absolutely no interest in toys.Throws them most of the time and smiles while doing it.Books she likes.Music she likes.Toys she doesn't.Oh well ... the social butterfly in her makes up for it and keeps her content.If Zoey has a room full of people to play with and put on a show on for,she is all good!
*Bracelets ... didn't go out.sorry:(!Tomorrow ... for sure.