*walks in dazedly, swatting at the dust swirls in the stale air*
It’s been a while, hasn’t it. It seems to be OK, though, apparently no one even missed me. LoL. Well, anyway, even though I’m not sure I am feeling this blog thing so much anymore, I figured I’d come back and let people know what’s been going on.
In a nutshell, the first major thing that happened was my old computer died. The motherboard apparently fried. Kaput. Done for. I was heartbroken, and kind of dumbfounded and wondering what the HECK I could do. My first thought was to try and replace the motherboard (which I will still, in fact, attempt so that I can try and give that computer to the boys). But for the past 6 months or so it had become increasingly apparent to me that my little 800 mhz machine, no matter how dear to me, was falling behind performance-wise, and it really was time for a new, or at least newer, machine. So I tried Compaq. No luck, no financing. I was pretty discouraged after that one try, mostly because I am so used to not being able to get financing because of having such bad credit for so long. But I have been working at it for almost 3 years now, so there was still SOME hope in the back of my mind that I might get somewhere. After all, I had recently been able to get a cell phone with NO deposit down with Sprint, so I know SOME things had to be better.
So, I have a friend that works in Dell tech support, and he encouraged me to call them. Oh, man. I don’t think I even heard anything after “Sure, we can finance you.” LoL!! So, here is me back on the net with a brand spanking new smooooth pretty Dell computer!! Go, me! And go, me, for all of my hard work on my credit. I know for a fact that I won’t be screwing up again, but only making things better now that I have not one but two bills working in accord to build my good credit rating once again.
Another good thing that happened is I lost ANOTHER 7 pounds, bringing my total weight loss now to 34 pounds! I’m not always proud of myself for how I eat day to day, but the important thing is that I am trying not to give in to beating myself up and eating more. I just take it day to day and start each day as a fresh try, and I really think this time it is going to happen.
Things are still tough for Gregory. He got into another fight on Friday, and this time he had to have a suspension hearing this morning. Thank GOODNESS he didn’t get suspended this time, only two days of detention, but we really need to get a handle on this NOW before he gets older. He did have an evaluation meeting for special education services and was determined to be not eligible for an IEP, mostly because all of his cognitive tests put him ABOVE grade level in EVERY area (proud Mama moment), but he will have a 504 plan, which is one step down from a full-blown IEP and will allow him to stay in regular ed while still getting the help and services (mostly for emotional and social support) that he needs, so I think I am pretty content with that. I have put in for a transfer for him for next year, so even though I KNOW a different school isn’t going to solve all of his problems, hopefuly being in a different school with higher expectations and different goals WILL help in the long run. *crosses fingers*
DJ is doing well, and is starting to get really excited about Kingergarten in September. And that’s pretty much all of the updates I have right now. Anything else you are just DYING to know, just ask.

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birdwoman · April 4, 2005 at 2:11 pm

Congrats on all the weight loss! that’s a tough road…
Sorry about the fighting boys. I have 2 boys, younger than yours, and I can see it’s gonna be a hard road. Good luck to you…

Carla · April 4, 2005 at 5:22 pm

You have been missed. I’ve been coming by every so often to see if you’ve updated. At first I thought my Bloglines notifier quit working. LOL

Kris · April 8, 2005 at 11:43 pm

Hey, you’re back! Wheeeeeeee!
now I can get my weekly fix again! (Start slow. There are days I’m dry as a bone, too. I just blog around until I find a topic that I can relate to and then I run with it.)
The kids are cuties! (Trying to get my oldest tested for aptitiude, IQ, whatever they’ll do. She’s so bored it’s pathetic. Our school system stinks!)

syd · April 14, 2005 at 3:13 pm

Hi, just stopped by. You are in my burn it group and we share the same birthday. Hope you are having a good day.

donyell · April 15, 2005 at 2:33 pm

glad to see you back…i figure every blogger is entitled to a break every now and again 😉

Mandi · April 18, 2005 at 10:45 am

Hey girlie.. huge congratz on your weight loss! One day I hope to gain the strength to tackle my own weight issues.. mentally & physically.

Hang in there with little man. It’s so hard, I know. Having a strong, loving Mom in his corner when his days get rough will mean the world to him when he least expects it. I wish with my 17yr old step-son that I was able to step into his life much sooner.

*hugs* to you!

jr · May 24, 2005 at 12:57 am

hope things are ok since this entry

Carla · May 29, 2005 at 7:54 pm

Hi Tricia! I hope all is going well with you and your sons. *HUGS*

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