Facebook and coupon sites and all of these freebie sites that I’m finding is really saving me a lot of money!! Plus it’s also allowing me to get really neat gifts for my family at amazing deals!! I’m just amazed by the amount of things that are given away for free or very low cost, and it’s all thanks to the ability to shop online. I certainly am not one to take the time to bargain shop when I’m in a store because I’m usually with my kids (who for some reason still haven’t fully grasped the full concept of behaving like civilized human beings in public—they have come a long ways over the past couple of years, but since they get to be wild with my in-laws in public, they think they can do it all the time.)
Anywho…I just got my husband an amazing Ipad cover, three clear covers, and three stylus pens for his Ipad for less than $10.00 including shipping and handling. That to me is way cool.
Today was a stressful day for us because my poor husband had to do a lot of rearranging in the house by himself (lifting and moving a bunch of heavy things), and with his back issues, that did not make for a good combination. Then on top of it all he had to work for several hours too.
However, we did get to go out as a family, which is something we haven’t been able to do in a while. So, that was really nice. Plus the boys and I got to enjoy the beautiful weather outside for a couple of hours before the bugs decided they wanted to try to carry Peppermint and myself away. I LOVE my deck, and fully enjoy it to the max!!
I just have one assignment and finals left to do for this semester and I’m done with yet another class. However, I start two new classes on the 23rd. I’m praying that Zeva doesn’t decide to make her grand entrance into this world until I’m done with those two classes. However, everyone at school knows what is going on and has assured me that they will work with me however they can.
Speaking of school, Jimmy’s teacher contacted me yesterday afternoon, and put me at ease. He got his equipment yesterday. The rest of his materials should be here Monday. We’ve got most of the office turned back into a classroom for the Jimmy, and Little Del will have his computer and I’ll be working with him even more so that what we already have been. I’m very blessed with two boys who love to learn things!! I just dread the days when Jimmy just isn’t in the mood to do the challenging things, but I feel confident we’ll get through it this time better than the last time we tried home schooling. I feel that way mainly because he hasn’t had a good experience at any of the schools we’ve tried for him because he seems to have a big target sign on him for other kids to pick on him and bully him around. I honestly feel that’s because he does have such a loving heart and wants to be liked by others so much that he almost invites the treatment not meaning to. It’s so rough being a kid that is picked on.
I endured it growing up a lot, but I was partly to blame because I always had a chip on my shoulder. However, there was a lot of things said about me that wasn’t true because people knew I wouldn’t argue whether it was true or false. I was always the believer that the truth always comes out in the end, and when it does the ones who said the lies would feel like idiots. I was right because I’ve received a lot of apologies over the years, but it didn’t make it easy to endure while I was living it. I guess that’s why I’m overly protective of Jimmy and his feelings. I don’t like him having to suffer through that treatment especially when he’s extremely smart and can do wonderful things with his life as long as someone will stand by him and help him get all he can educationally speaking.
Please don’t get me wrong, this last school he went to is amazing. The teachers did all they could to help him. However, there is only so much a teacher can do, and kids are going to be kids regardless and they can’t control everything that happens. They did everything to try and make the situations right!! It just got to the point that Jimmy honestly didn’t want to go school anymore, and he knew if he misbehaved enough that we would take him out of that school. I can’t get over how different his behavior has been since we enrolled him in home schooling. He was happy at his prior school until things with the other kids got bad.
Now he’s walking around so light and free, and happy again. He worked really hard this past week with his lessons. He even took on extra lessons to get ahead a little bit. So, that is extremely reassuring to me.
Little Del definitely isn’t complaining about having him home all day. Little Del loves to be a part of his lessons and learning right along beside him.
I was watching them play outside today, and I just keep hoping that their relationship just continues to grow closer over the rest of their lives. Sometimes siblings forget that they ever had a loving relationship when times get harder as you get older. Family doesn’t come a dime a dozen. I miss my brother a lot, but I also know chances are high we’ll never be close again. However, our lives were complicated and that put the distance between us.
Well, I hope this finds you doing well. Did you find any great deals today?? Did you have a great memory making day with your family?? What are your thoughts??