Blogger’s block

29 Oct

I think I have that right now.  I can’t think of anything to blog about, so guess what? You get this post about me being blocked.

Aren’t you thrilled?

I’m still doing the same old same old – still trying to get the place organized from unpacking, still trying to keep up with school stuff, still trying to figure out how we ended up in Seattle…

At least I’m not trying to figure out the “Oh dear God in Heaven, what is that smell???”

See?  Optimist here!

But life is cruising along.  Kids are good.  My teen boys have been watching “Food, Inc” in health class – one is now feeling guilty about his Teen Diet of pizza and pot pies, the other eyed chicken burritos and passed after learning how meat was processed (which led to the “Mom only buys meat from farms that are nice to their animals…well…before butchering them” discussion.)  I’m actually okay with them being slightly traumatized by this film, because it is getting them thinking about things like sugar in everything, and food poisoning, and where their food comes from.  Hooray for learning!

Besides, it’s not truly a high school experience until you’ve been traumatized by some teacher, right?

Maura’s IEP was yesterday.  She has qualified for…well, everything, as expected.  And I left still smiling.  So very different from our last IEP in Michigan, which left me in tears, then angry, then really really angry.  No, yesterday was just more confirmation that we’ve landed well, that Maura is in great hands, and that we made an excellent choice in school districts here.

Meanwhile, I am still in love with my clothes dryer (that never gets old!) and the dogs are enjoying chasing squirrels.  I’m signed up for a writer’s conference next weekend, so hopefully that will go well. I got to once again buy all the things at Ikea (well, bookshelves) so maybe, finally, I can get us settled in and organized.  And yesterday, Maura and I cuddled on the couch watching Ruby Gloom for an hour.

So yeah, life is going along well enough, even as I my brain oozes out one ear and I try to figure out how it has become the very end of October.  I guess I should go ahead and carve that pumpkin, huh?



4 Responses to “Blogger’s block”

  1. charlie shotsky October 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    You ask why you ended up in Seattle, then answer the question. It is a great place for Maura.

  2. Cheri October 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    LOL, been there done that…try this: The Idea Factory

  3. Nancy Spivey October 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    I’m glad things are going well, for all of you! And I am still trying to figure out how we got to 2013, and it’s almost over!

  4. mrskelly5 October 30, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    Phoebe, so glad to hear that everyone is getting settled in and doing well. I truly enjoy your posts so much. (Even with bloggers block you are still interesting! ) Raising a child with special needs is challenging to say the least. Reading your blog helps me to know that I am not alone in all of this and there is another mom who truly understands how I feel. Thank You!

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