Ham and Potato Casserole

In our home everyone takes turns making dinner. A few days ago it was child #3’s turn. I realize she has many mental issues, but she is still capable of making a nice dinner with some direction. So, here I was, laid up on the couch, as I have been for the last over aContinue reading “Ham and Potato Casserole”

Mental Health Update!

This week is child #3’s Spring break. We started out on Friday with a good day. Yesterday she went with a friend and hung out. Everything was going well…until today. I tried to give her a treat by letting her stay up last night until 10 p.m. to watch “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Yes,Continue reading “Mental Health Update!”

Wisely Choose Your Words

This evening I was chatting with child #3 about many different topics, and we came upon things we won’t do. I told her that, while I have a degree in English, I refuse to teach. Why? Because children can be very cruel. I know my limitations and I won’t do it. Not to mention, thatContinue reading “Wisely Choose Your Words”

A Disturbing Trip

Child #2 and I went food shopping today. We haven’t been to get food in quite a while. We knew it would be a long day, so we started early. Besides getting food we like to shop at resale stores. Money is extremely tight and if we can get the supplies we need at discountedContinue reading “A Disturbing Trip”

Are you “Fine?”

When people ask you “How are you?” do you respond by saying “Fine?” Are you really? I know. I know. Nobody likes a complainer, but by saying you are fine when you aren’t isn’t just lying, it’s wearing a mask. Am I saying that you should spill all of your troubles with everyone who asks?Continue reading “Are you “Fine?””

What now, Lord?

Yesterday we found out that child #3 was in close contact with someone who was diagnosed with Covid. Wonderful. So, she is in quarantine. At home. With us. Yeah. Today I learned that the job I had wanted and went through two interviews for, was offered to someone else. I was devastated. I have beenContinue reading “What now, Lord?”

A Guilty Pleasure

I have a guilty pleasure. Want me to share? I like to watch nanny shows. Perhaps it makes me feel better that my children are not that badly behaved. Oh, wait. Yeah. Reality check. Well, at least they’re different problems. I mean, I have never seen anyone’s child cut themselves or try to commit suicide.Continue reading “A Guilty Pleasure”