Wednesday, September 17, 2014

And it got passed on...

The ENT's office called with a date for a pair of ear tubes, a tonsillectomy, and adenoidectomy for Ryli and Landry. All we had to do was wait for insurance authorization. No big deal, right? Then I remember the Factor Five Leiden that I have. I call to inquire if that would be a problem, being that I didn't know if they had it as well. Tests were ordered, and they each bravely provided the techs with three vials of blood. A week later, the tests came back that they both had a copy of the gene. The ENT referred us to Children's Hospital.

The kids have been to their referral appointment. They got their hearing tested and both have mild hearing loss due to fluid in the ear canal, which should be alleviated with the tubes, so that is officially a go pending a visit to hematology. Ryli gets to keep her tonsils and adenoids, as the doctor believes that hers should go back to normal after she gets her tubes. Landry, on the other hand, is getting the tubes, tonsillectomy, and adenoidectomy after the consult with hematology. The thought is Ryli will be totally outpatient, but Landry will be in the hospital at least one night. My mom and/or Dacey will come up for the assist. No sense in doing them at different times, given that they can't eat after midnight. Why do that hassle twice?

I will also be having surgery in the near future. Uterine ablation, because being of child-bearing age and being on blood thinners for life is by no means pretty. I'm hoping to schedule that right before the kids get their various procedures done. That way, none off us will be 100%.

I'm going to try and post here more often. Hopefully the fates will align and that will become a reality instead of a threat.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Holy expletive!

Not that anyone ever read this much... but no later than July 1, I'm going to be back and writing regularly. I'm even going to have more of a game plan than ever before. You have been warned.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

What I want this blog to be...

I have been thinking, stressing and praying about what I want this blog to be about, and in turn, what I want Mippy Manor to be about. There's just so much I have to write about that I was reaching a point of utter confusion and writer's block trying to narrow it down. Then, I started the other blog, and things started to make a bit more sense in my mind. 

So, from here on in, this is the place where I'll write about the day to day life here as a stay at home mom to the Mippies, commonly referred to as Ryli and Landry. I still really want to give homeschooling a try, but getting them into a routine comes first. Just parenting, cloth diapering, and things of that sort. How things get done working around my disability from the stroke and my bipolar will be discussed in both blogs, I'm sure. 

Mippy Manor will get the full on Mama's Mission, where as Mippy Mommy will just take a condensed Mippy-related version. I hope that I get the opportunity to do reviews on both. So, here's to a better, more thought out solution to split the blogs and tie them together. 

Until Monday...


Friday, March 1, 2013

March's Mama's Mission of the Month

  • Continue to take meds and chart moods (Mood Tracker)
  • Find a primary care doctor and a dentist then make and keep appointments
  • Continue to old school journal

  • Get us into a rough routine
  • Have a date night

  • New routine (posted on the blog on Tuesday) starting in earnest Monday, March 4
  • Fix problem with insurance and make check up appointments
  • Start chore chart for Ryli on Monday, March 4

  • Start “Play” school
  • Keep chugging away at Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling
  • and iPod time for Ryli

  • Meal plan and stick to it
  • Do a budget with Ryan and STICK TO IT!
  • Spring Cleaning

  • Diaper Group on 3/8
  • Call Grandma
  • Go to a Meet-up!!!

  • Blog a minimum of Monday-Friday on both blogs!
  • Come up with a plan for the blogs


Mission of the Month

Monday, February 18, 2013

Waking the Spawn

Normally, spawn is NOT a term that I would choose to use with Ryli and Landry, but when it came to waking them up this morning, it really was the only term that seemed to fit. They were evil, much like I used to be, but I had an excuse: I was a teenager then! It took roughly two hours to get them up. I'd try for about five minutes, give up, and do more housework, then go back again.

Dirty looks abounded. Ryli had some cute lines such as "I up!" and "No, you go sleep!" which made me giggle. They were both making blind jabs and kicks in my general direction. Landry, who'd feasted on beans for a bedtime snack with Daddy stuck his little cloth clad booty in the air an let one rip. Once in awhile, I'd see a flash of brown eye, usually during one of those evil looks.

Good news is I got a lot more done with them asleep than I would have if they were awake. Bad news is I have to keep them up as late as I can, totally napless, or I will easily reach the 20-hour day mark, being that I got up at 5:00 this morning. Yeah... this is going to be fun.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday #1

Chapter One: Being a Mom

"Being a mom means thinking that you're the luckiest person in the world."

Oh my goodness... yes! To make and carry and nurture something from microscopic to as yet undetermined heights is a miracle in and of itself. It should be considered a very common, very natural superpower. Just saying. Even on the most trying of days, where the kids either don't behave, puke, pee, or poop on me, or something totally non-kid related has me down, all I need to do is think about my kids and I just feel lucky. It's a title that once granted can never be revoked. To be the kisser off boo-boos; the referee; confidant; comforter; enforcer; the list just goes on and on.

My luck in a lot of things is pretty mediocre, but in motherhood, I am the luckiest person in the world. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Friday's "Thing"

Well, one thing I've decided on is my Friday "thing"... I'll be going through the book 1001 Things It Means to Be a Mom (The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly) by Harry H. Harrison Jr. and writing my take on the thing.  With 1,001 things, I should be busy for quite awhile. Some weeks, if there's not a lot about the entry that intrigues me, I reserve the right to do more than one. I'm going to start that this Friday, so stay tuned.