Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thankful Thursday

It's now time for this weeks version of Thankful Thursday. I must admit that I am having a harder time this week coming up with things to be thankful for. I've had a hard week and some times, it's just easier to wallow in the hard than work to find the good.

This week I'm thankful I'm not dead. I'm thankful no one I know has died, cause dealing with a funeral and all of that on top of everything else would be a real harbringer of depression I believe. I'm thankful that, for the most part, we are all healthy. There is a weird flu/virus thingy going around and while it knocks you down for a couple of days, you recover quickly and there isn't too much puking going on. I'm thankful there is a house over my head and food in my belly. Things have been super tight this week, though we all have been able to eat our fill and not go hungry at night, and that's good. I'm thankful my garden continues to grow and I know that soon we'll start reaping the rewards of our home grown goodness. I'm thankful Jason and I have jobs. I think that will be a repeat each week. In this time of hardness for everyone in the country, and unemployment rates continuing to climb and costs climbing even higher, it's good to still have a job to go to.

I'm tired and worn out this week. I've had Allen and Jessi this week. They are Jack's kids. Adding them in with the mix makes me so thankful I didn't have twins with Jayden and another between Jayden and Izzy. Oh my my. I had James go in to the eye doc by himself to day while we all sat in the van for the 10 minutes it took him to get his glasses adjusted. I also sent him in to get our bread at Hardings. They have Aunt Millie's on sale for Buy One Get One, and with as much bread as all of these guys have gone through this week, 2 loaves for the price of one is ALWAYS good. We bought loaves 4 and 5 today. Usually we go through 2 to 3 loaves a week.

James went for a check up with his endocrinologist today. He has lost about 2 pounds and grown about an inch. The growing is good, the losing weight is bad. He's been eating like crazy. Now I need to have him eat MORE. His metabolism has gone in to super hyper active overdrive. He won't continue to grow if he doesn't continue to gain either. I need to start making sure he's drinking 4 glasses of milk a day. WOW! I'd do the whole milk, but he has a hard time digesting that, so we'll stay with the skim. Not to mention getting him to eat more cheese and yogurt. And carbs. And protien. He needs to start taking 2nds for every meal and snacking all day long. We got back the very beginning of January, and he should have gained some by then, I'm thinking at least 5 pounds.

It's kind of funny, I'm trying to lose weight and I'm trying to pack it on to James at the same time. We are trying to get him to gain weight in a healthy way. I could just stuff him full of junk food, however the long term health benefits of that are ZILCH. It seems that we both have food issues that we need to come to terms with. Wish us luck. I like to eat, and James isn't fond of it, so it'll be a struggle for both of us I think.

Once Jack's kids are gone tonight, I'm going to have James and Jayden help me make No Bake Cookies. It'll be a nice treat for everyone, and I can work on math and fractions with the both of them. School will be starting soon all around us, and I'm working on figuring out what and how I'm going to teach them this year. It's going to be an interesting year to say the least.

I've listed items on EBay. The profits from those sales will go to purchase school supplies for us. there are a couple of curriculum things that I'd like to get already. I'm trying to get multiple grade formats and unit studies for a lot of things. I want to try to find some good learning to read/phonics stuff for Jayden and work on pennmenship with James this year too. I've got a couple of sites that has stuff that is interesting me, and thankfully their costs aren't outrageous. I'm thinking I also need to dedicate some space in our filing cabinet for the downloads so that I can keep the lessons somewhat organized. I need to organize my office first. It's all rather overwhelming and exciting at the same time.

That's all for today. I'm going to go work on curtains or throw blankets right now. And make sure that James is folding laundry like he is supposed to be. Have a wonderful day and prayers and blessings.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Jamie,
I love this idea (I think I said that last week). Anyways, I wanted to say that today I'm thankful that my husband has work and that I have two hands and two feet to do the work required of me at home.