Thursday, August 27, 2009

This and That

Yesterday was a bit of a crazy day for us. First I had to deal with the problem mentioned in the last post. We have counseling set up for this afternoon.

Then Rick calls and says he thinks his arm is broken. He has been riding his bike to work for fitness but unfortunately there isn't a bike path and some of the drivers aren't too kind. He went off the road and as he was trying to manuver back on, he wiped out. And yep, the wrist is broken. We are waiting to see if they are going to cast it this morning.

Here is what we all did yesterday. Of course everyone was off to school between 6:05 and 7:10 a.m. Jasmine got home at 2:00 and Adam at 3:00. Jessica had to catch the city bus to work and was 24 minutes late. Ty just bumped around after college, went to the mall and hung out until church. Then he caught the city bus to church and I didn't see him until I got home at 10:00 so he's not in these pictures.

Jasmine brought home cursive home work! She did a good job with it. I hope her teacher realizes how hard she has to work to form letters correctly. I sent in the same special needs form from her Shands team that I've sent in for three years only to have it ignored and be told that she has to be failing to get help and she doesn't qualify for OT or PT either because those don't affect her school progress at this point. But she had an "N" in handwriting last year so that should tell them something. I think she did a beautiful job on this paper!

Yep, it's broken. He's hoping they'll let him just wear this splint.

Adam is getting to be quite the handiman. He is fastening his screen from the outside so that it can't be removed.

Rick took Jasmine to GAs and church choir. I went to the mall to look for a couple of things and Jessica was in the food court talking to someone. She had nine minutes left on break so we got pretzel nuggets with carmal dip and a Dr. Pepper.

She really is ringing up customers in this picture. It was two guys and they kept wanting to pose with her but I got her alone.

Jessica got off at 9:45 and we went to Dominoes to get Rick some pizza. Figured he could use it. Besides the broken arm, he has a bad scrape on his leg, swollen lip, scrapes on his face (you can't really see them in this picture) etc. Dominoes has large one topping pizza for $5 from 8pm until closing and you can chose any topping so we got one sausage and one ham. We had half of each left because Jasmine and Adam were already in bed (it was well after 10:00 by this time).

Today is going to be really crazy too. So far I've driven Jasmine to school so we didn't have to walk down to the bus in wet weather, dropped Ty at the city bus stop and then took Jessica's marching band music to school. I don't do delivery service much but since it's the beginning of the year...
When Jasmine gets home, we are going to pick up the child for counseling, pick up Jessica's senior portraits and then go to counseling. We need to stop at Walmart on the way home for school supplies.
In the meantime, Jessica will march from 3-5 and then catch the city bus (we hope) to church for a special 3 hour orchestra practice. So she will have been gone from 6 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Oh to be young and have that kind of energy again.
Ty will go to karate on bike if it's not raining, then come home and eat and Rick will drop him off at the police dept for Explorers, then pick him and go pick Jessica up. I can tell school has started again because our schedule is getting crazy again! And soccer practies and dance hasn't started yet for the year.


One Crowded House said...

goodness.. your house is crazy like ours... broken arms and all!

kayder1996 said...

Tell Rick D's broken hand is heading for week 5 in the cast, with probably two more weeks to go. I'm hoping Rick will just have to wear a splint; a cast is a pain in the hiney!

The OT/PT is sad but true. That statement about it having to negatively affect their school performance is a government line on special education. It's silly because what it means is if parents take the time to work with their kids on weak areas, it usually means then those weak areas aren't weak enough for extra help. So parents who help and are involved get the shaft while those who do nothing get extra help. (Not that those kids whose parents are uninvolved shouldn't get help; it's just not fair to those who are struggling but are making it due to parental support.)

Karen said...

When do you breathe? Do you take time for yourself? How about when all the kids are in school and your not picking up a wounded hubbie? :)

God bless this year for you and all your family!

kb said...

I get tired just reading all that!
Pizza sounds like a good treat for a crummy day... even late at night! :)

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Could you send those handimen my way? Our Christian camp always needs help!!

Kathy C. said...

I should send you Jessica. Did you see all the projects she's done? I posted on it a few weeks ago. She's amazing. Adam is very capable too.