Monday, November 30, 2009

What do you write about when you have nothing to say?

I have opened up Blogger many, many times since I last posted earlier this month. I promptly closed out again because in all honesty, I don't have anything to say. My life is a constant cycle of Bill Murray's Groundhog Day. It's a lot of lather, rinse, and repeat around here. Nothing exciting happens. So what the heck do I need to write about?

I could write about how Meg and Drew are doing fantastic at hockey this season. Meg is on a team and LOVING it. She has two other girls on the team with her and they are like the Three Amigos. Earlier this month her team got to play a 5 minute game during the Portland Pirates home game. They also got to be on the ice and make a tunnel for the Pirates when they were announced. We all went and the kids had a good time. And Drew is a completely different kid on the ice this time around. He is quicker, pays more attention and seems to really be loving being out there. I've taken a zillion photos of them both on the ice.

I could write about how Izzie has turned into a mini Meg with her behavior and how much that troubles me. It troubles me because I still don't have any idea how to deal with Meg when she acts up, and that's after two different therapists, timeouts and the like, and now there is Izzie repeating Meg's behavior exactly to a T. Izzie doesn't like her food? She throws it on the floor. Izzie wants that same food back? She screams for it, then throws it on the floor when you give it back to her. Lather, rinse, repeat. I am well aware it's all about control but let me tell you, it's damn frustrating to have to deal with this with yet another child. Thank goodness I drink at mealtimes (ok, just dinner, but I think about drinking at other meals).

But instead of writing about these and other things, I've been living them and dealing with them and occasionally Tweeting about them. I'm not sure I want to keep blogging. I've missed the interaction with people, and Facebook and Twitter don't really do it all for me, but I'm not sure I've missed blogging. I may have to try it out again to see. I don't know if it will change how I feel about but I guess it can't hurt to try.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Halloween was so much fun for the kids this year, despite a very early (and very busy) day for the two older kids with hockey practices. They ALL got to work on their pumpkins and this was the first year that Annie and Izzie got to trick-or-treat. It was unseasonably warm here and while everyone else was comfortable in their costumes, Izzie got a little overheated, poor thing. We went to a neighborhood that some of our kids' friends live in and it was CROWDED! And DARK (no street lights at all)! But we saw friends, got some candy and had a really great time. Meg was Hermoine Granger, Drew was Captain Jack Sparrow (the early years!), Annie was Abby Cadabby and Izzie was of course, Elmo.