Thursday, March 26, 2009

Still a little off....

J was still a little off today. During school she kept mentioning that she was sooooo tired. Finally I threw school to the wind and put her down for a nap at 1:30. She was still SOUND asleep at 3:45. Had to shake her to wake her up which is really unusual.

Normally I'm the freezer queen for dinner. I cook everything then freeze it in individual portions then pull it out and have dinner in 15 minutes. Tonight I cooked a fresh dinner and we had Pioneer Woman's meatballs for dinner and they were sooooo yummy. Next time I'm going to use panko bread crumbs instead of oatmeal though. I always use panko for meatloaf instead of oatmeal and love it so much more so I'm thinking they'd be really good in the meatballs too. The panko crumbs seem to make it lighter. I added a little cumin to the sauce and I think it really added a little something extra. These would freeze really well but I'd freeze the sauce separately.

One of my new friends, fellow RAD mom Laynie, had a friend of hers send me an email about cranial sacral and somato emotional release. Her friend, Elisha, sent me a great link so I'm sharing it with y'all. Click here. Our first AT's were trained in CST, as most AT's are, but never used it on J. Have no idea why. It's one of the few things I haven't tried but I'm going to be looking into it. It might be another great thing to start with Special K.

No news on Special K. She's stable in the RTC, there's no fire to put out so she waits. And so do we.....

This weekend I'm going to be starting a new blog to chronicle the newest adventures and I'm going to make it private. Most of you are special needs moms so you'll know I need to vent and I'll need to do it without trolls judging our roller coaster ride. I'm also going to need all your ideas and brainstorming to help us along.

I'll invite everyone that's following here (if you have an email attached to your id - if not please email me if you want to follow along). Since private blogs only allow 100 readers and don't show up in google reader I'll put an alert on this blog to check the new blog. Is that convoluted enough???????

18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Awesome idea!

And those meatballs looked amazing. I was drooling when I saw them this morning.

Dia por Dia said...

I will check out that link. We used craniosacral with Corazon and it was amazing! I whole-heartedly recommend it.

pam said...

I am going to take a look at the recipe. Have you made her sheet cake? It is a favourite around here. I would love to follow along on your new blog, as support!

Dinah said...

I hate the pioneer woman...she makes me feel like a big fat failure! ;)

I make a sauce like that for sloppy joes. yum.

now I have something else to research...craniosacral...hmmmm

Christa said...

I've offered my kids money if they would just take a nap. It's never worked.

The meatballs sound yummy. I love cumin. I think I'm going to have to try the recipe.

SocialWkr24/7 said...

OMGosh - please don't forget to add me to your new blog. *begs on knees* I mean, I'm sure you won't - but I'm having abandonment issues.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Oh yes, please. i am on the follower list. My email is not linked there but you have it.
We are all sick here except Teena. Genea slept for 5 hours today. Maybe J is still recovering the end of her flu.

Kelly said...

Can't wait to follow along with your new adventure. I am so excited!!!!

Diana said...

Add me too :-) There's a link to my email on my blog.

I get CST for myself and my bio daughter. They are WONDERFUL (but intense and very draining, too.) Our therapist wasn't quite ready to work on our boys severe trauma. They're not quite ready for it either.

Torina said...

I am so jealous that your kid will take a nap :)

Good idea about the private adoption blog. It'll be hairy for a while and it is good to circle yourself in support.

vicsens said...

Lisa:
I would love to be able to follow yur journey with Special K when you start your new blog. I read yours all the time, as well as J's. I have commented a couple of times on J's but don't remember commenting before on yours. I'm not a blogger, but love reading about your adventures. If you have enough room and don't mind me being there, please send me an invite.
Thanks!
Vicki

Hannah_Rae said...

The meat balls sounds delicious! :)

Make sure I get an invite! :)

Linda B. said...

I've often thought about starting a new one too for this very reason. Because of some family readers I can't say what I really want to. But if I do a private one, they'll find out by announcement in my regular blog. Any ideas? Maybe just send out emails to let those invited know? You had better let me in your private one! I mean, May I be invited to your new one?

ldw said...

So glad Elisha emailed you - she is such a helpful person!

Please, please send me an invite too!

-Laynie

Muppet Soul said...

I want an invite!

sure I'm no form of mother to anyone without fur and I'm a little trolly, but I also enjoy stalking you.

That qualifier didn't make me sound any better.

Jo said...

Bless her heart! I totally feel bad for anyone who is that tired.
I sure hope I get an invite for the new blog, please???

RamblingMother said...

Will you still post here? If not I would be interested if you have room for me.

dawnmei said...

I have no idea if I'm a follower or not, but I want to read your new blog.