Gday, everyone. Another busy day, although Tuesdays are notoriously bad for me anyway.
Jen, I'm glad difficult child's concerta is working out. I dealt with appetite attacks by keeping the fridge full of cooked, healthy food. Vegetable sticks, dips, cooked sausages and sliced meat and cheese. I let them eat when they wanted because it was what I would have given them for dinner anyway.
Sharon, I hope you can get the bugs out of your alarm system.Hope all goes well for the mother visit.
Oceans - whatever the diagnosis, the therapy is a good thing. The label is less important than the help, right now.
TM, your day sounds as hectic as mine. have you had time for coffee yet?
Linda, you're STILL getting snow? I thought I'd sent our summer in your direction already!
Sharon, I hope you can fit in a catnap somewhere. I love the idea of working on a puzzle with difficult child.
mother in law turned up early, the stuff I'd tried to put in place for her blood tests to be taken daily as her hospital doctor had ordered, apparently fell through. It was looking like I'd have to find another doctor to take her to, at zero notice. But we eventually did work it out, took me all morning.
Then difficult child 3's drama class - a girl went into meltdown, which almost sent the room full of difficult children into meltdown. difficult child 3 was barely coping, I thought I'd have to remove him as well. But we got the girl out and kept her quiet(ish) which settled the class down.
easy child 2/difficult child 2 went back to class tonight, for the first time in two weeks. She seemed to cope OK, she's getting better.
difficult child 1 says he is NOT going to the funeral tomorrow (girlfriend's aunt, who was one of four killed in a boat accident a week ago under Sydney Harbour Bridge). difficult child 1 is expecting reporters to be at the funeral. He's probably right, unfortunately.
TV today was full of tsunami-alert post mortems. I don't know why we didn't get a tsunami, considering they're now saying Solomon Islands got 10 metre waves. All I know is, I'd rather a false alarm than no alarm. I think we're going to need some sort of alarm system, though, because we're getting a lot of earthquakes around the Australasian continental plate. I blame India - it's trying to break away to the north and is moving too fast for the rest of the plate. At least our house is safe, on our hill above the sea!
I've got my busy day at home tomorrow, washing and cooking. A good thing - I'm in need of more few cooked meals prepared ahead.