1. Sick sick sick. I’ve been coughing since Saturday but today every time I cough it’s like I’m going to throw up, and my head hurts. so exhausted I cancelled ryan’s speech therapy today.
  2. ryan is driving me nuts right now. I hear him throwing his vcr tapes. well, if he breaks them, more are gone.
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Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts!

I cancelled my interview for the second 10 hour a week job, though i felt sorry about it and wonder what it would have been like to work for them (my Avon supervisor). But then I found out my other client needs a job next week, and then also found out my other transcription job actually pays 2x as much as I expect (they pay per double space, not single space, which I didn’t remember from 2000!) So I didn’t really need another job.

sittin’ and waitin’ for the phone to ring

Well, only for a few moments. I’m going to be mindless and do a survey. I already got 2 kids off to school, took a third to speech therapy, and took a great 1/2 hour walk for some much needed exercise and prayer time. Next, back to cleaning and packing, since we’re moving out of here no matter what (just will take longer if we have to wait and sell this house and find another house if this loan fails!)

I may or may not know today, now. Lady last night said it may be a few more days. If I don’t post you know I died from waiting….. ha!

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birth date (thanks,Angela!)

Your Birthdate: February 22
While sometimes employing unorthodox approaches, you are capable of handling large scale undertakings.

You assume great responsibility and work long and hard toward completion.

Often, especially in the early part of life, there is rigidity or stubbornness, and a tendency to repress feelings.

Idealistic, you work for the greater good with a good deal of inner strength and charisma.

An extremely capable organizer, but likely to paint with broad strokes rather than detail.

You are very aware and intuitive.

You are subject to a good deal of nervous tension.

Cool. That’s pretty much me.

I did my financial aid form today. It looks initially like our income is too high for a full coverage. This is a problem! I’m going to wait and do a special conditions appeal once the college receives it (because last year, I was on unemployment, and had to put that on the form, but there was no space to say that I no longer receive it). Maybe that will be enough to qualify me. I can also apply for some scholarships.

I have a cold – we all do. Blach


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back to school?

I just joined a new community here on Live Journal called backtocollege. I’m so glad it exists, as I have to make a decision that I have been considering for years.

I will copy this entry there as well…

I know I’ve typed here about school before, but can’t remember if I ever tried to work out the decision making here before.


My new journal!

I finally have it set up the way I want with the background picture! Now I need to find some readers and blog my weight loss like I hope to!

Some of my history is at my home page on my diet page ( I plan to journal more here and hopefully meet a lot of great people in the mean time. This site is also interesting, the one I kept back in the late ninety’s (

I started dieting on and off at the age of 10. I am now 40, so a 30 year history!

but now I must go, 3 year old is crabby!

add me if you’d like!


please check out my home page,


btw — there are many many shows about Autism on TV this week — go here for a schedule.

Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, PDD, PDD-NOS, all should be applicable for this show. I still wonder if ADHD will eventually be connected, but we’ll see.

dori, who has adhd, with Chris, autistic, Colleen, adhd/asperger’s, and Ryan, speech delay and probably adhd….

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ONE MORE WEEK, one more day

WOW, time flies. Tomorrow is my and Ryan’s birthday. He’s 3, I’m 40, tomorrow, at 1:53 and 1:56 (approximately!) respectively. Three years ago at about 2:00 (it’s 1:45 now) my labor JUST started. I had my first labor pains with him ironically during “A Baby Story.” It got severe about 8 hours later in the early evening. I drove my daughter to the Y and also picked her up during labor! I felt like I was falling out. But the pains were not consistent or extremely severe so I didn’t go into the hospital until 1 a.m., after my water broke (right after Sarah Hughes won the 2002 Skating Gold Medal (gold? I think? Unless it was silver????)

Man, it seems like yesterday. He was born the next afternoon, on my birthday.

Gotta finish cleanup today—- kids home, president’s day. busy busy.

more soon — Ryan starts preschool next Monday!!!!

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