Friday, September 16, 2011

In Need of a New Title Photo

Yeah, that one is a bit dated, don't you think?  I am thinking a new layout too.  I wonder if I can remember how to adjust the width of the text box to allow for my photos.  I want something brighter, maybe a little easier to read.  

Jason has been blogging a lot lately and it got me to thinking, why the hell don't I?  I used to do it all the time but now it seems like I can't be bothered with the effort of it.  

My brother set it up so the laptop and the tower can "talk" to each other.  I wonder if I could use photoshop on my laptop without needing to install it by simply accessing it on the tower and opening it that way?  That would be kick ass if that were the case.  

This summer has been crazy weird and fun.  I joined up with a bunch of rennie sword fighting odd balls and it has been a great time.  I've done a bit of photography with them and I started another blog for some of those photos.  Unfortunately, the tower died before I could edit the photos and do the first post!  Now it's back up and running so I'm hoping that in this next week I'll get them up there for everyone to take a look at.  Sadly the laptop is in the shop, the hard drive took a nose dive.  Thankfully, it's covered by my kick ass warranty!  I have to order the reboot discs from Dell, but that shouldn't cost more than $50 (I'm hoping it's less than that) and Best Buy will do all of the reinstalling.  I'm going to give them the disc for the printer and have them do that as well just so I don't have to go through all of that again.  Jack tells me he can set it up so I can I can use the laptop to tell the tower to print something for me.  When I have him come set the network back up I'm going to ask him to set that up too.

We bought our house!  We've lived here 4 years and I am SOOOO happy we are never going to have to move again!  Jason's parents helped us out with the financing part, and we are VERY grateful for that!  We couldn't have become homeowners if it wasn't for them.  I wanted to mail Jason's mom some scones when we signed the papers, but Jason told me that they probably wouldn't ship well and to just wait to make them until we see them again.

Izzy is back in school for the year.  His IEP went pretty well.  Stacey, our family case worker, rocks the fucking kazbah!  She was there for the IEP, along with Mary Beth, who is another person who works closely with our family.  It made me feel better to not walk into the room by myself.  It always feels so overwhelming when doing that.  Thankfully his teachers are familiar with me and they know that I know my kid and I don't back down when it comes to doing what I feel is best for him, what living with him for the past 5 years has taught me is best for him.

James is doing pretty well.  His medications have helped him find some stability, and he has a great therapist.  Jayda - we are in the beginning process for her.  She sees the psych on the 26th.  I have a really good idea of what is going on with her, and thankfully, this guy (the same guy James sees) knows me and listens to me and honestly and actually considers what I'm saying and recognizes the value that my words and input have.  It can be hard to find a professional, especially a psychiatric one, that does that.

The twins are 2.  Yeah, that drives home the point of the title picture being outdated, doesn't it?  I have some photos from this past spring when Kati was here visiting.  I could use those I think.  

Well, I suppose that is all for right now.  I'll try to get back and blog some more within the week.  Maybe even post some recent-ish pictures.  Prayers and blessings everyone.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Oh, as an afterthought, I've just started using this new blogger interface, so if things get a little wonky, that's why!