Lookie, lookie! I designed! Aren't you proud of me! I can't even remember when I last had products new in the store - ha! Anyway, here's my new stuff! Click HERE to go to my store to check it out :) $2.00 per WordArt pack :)
And these adorable layouts were made by some of my Facebook Fans. Didn't they do a FANTASTIC job!!
We got the kids ready for school, and Captain America and I headed to our appointment. And we'd had a stupid little argument on the way over. Oh well, it lended itself well to an example of the squabbles we get into.
The guy talked to us about typical marriage problems, and said that we were right there with the group. OK, so at least we're not a-typical, right?
And he gave us some tips for better communication, and ways to get closer together. Part of my problem, with my transient lifestyle up to this point, is that I don't make many deep connections with people. I've had a few over my life, but not many. And my connection with Captain America isn't as deep as it should be.
SO, the doctor recommended that he and I work on our emotional connection. Which is gonna take a lot of time. So I need to focus on him more, and less on my friends. Which I know will help our marriage. And I really want my marriage to work. So don't be surprised to see less of my buddies, and more of my cute husband :) hehehe.
We stopped at Howdy's for a soda on the way home, and further discussed the things we'd talked about with our doctor. Sharing feelings and junk. That's good stuff.
We got home, got Jimmy ready for the bus, and drove him over to the bus stop. I know, it's only 1 block away. But it was raining, and I didn't feel like getting wet. And, of course, when I let him out of the truck, he ran STRAIGHT for a puddle and jumped in it. Sigh. He was dry when he left the house, at least.
I came back home, and started work on my designing. And was distracted, but got some work done. Captain America came home for lunch, and I hung out with him AND designed at the same time. I had fun showing him all the many steps that go into designing a WordArt pack and uploading it to a store. It's quite a process, let me tell you. I think he's glad he has HIS job and not mine.
I had 4 of the 5 WordArt packs designed (but not packaged) by 2:30pm. Captain America got Jimmy from the bus stop, and I picked up the other 3 kids from Elementary school, swung by the house and picked up Jake and Jim and Captain America, and we headed out to Jacob's appointment with Doctor Harvey. For the Autism thing.
He asked how Jacob was doing, and we answered honestly that he was doing a lot better. I think once we realized that Jacob was just Jacob, and stopped having unrealistic expectations of him, things went a TON more smooth. He was able to thrive in a better environment, and really is doing good. Dr. Harvey wants to meet with us every few weeks, and he'll keep giving us more tips on how to help Jacob.
We decided to eat in the Hospital cafeteria for dinner. Well, I did. I didn't wanna cook, since I still had designing to do, AND Joe had Cub Scouts to go to. Yeah, maybe we should have just gone home. hehe. It stressed me out, taking ALL these kids to the DFAC at the hospital. hehe.
He looks sweet and all, but RIGHT before this picture was taken, he farted so loud it vibrated the seat and EVERYONE in the cafeteria could hear, I'm sure.... sigh. Little boys...
Andrea had commented on this photo on my facebook account, that I looked somewhat smart and innocent. Um, yeah, I don't know how to take that - hehehe.
Yeah, those chicken bones are NASTY! They shouldn't be in my "somewhat smart and innocent" picture...
I got chicken and a salad, and Captain America got chicken, a salad, and some cooked spinach (ewww). Jake and Tom split a piece of pizza (because Tom took it before I could stop him, and once you touch it, it's yours...), had a cheeseburger and fries, and the other kids had grilled cheese and fries. Everyone got a soda, and had a cookie for dessert. And all that, for $20. Not too bad, to feed a family of 7...
We got home a little after 5:30pm, and I started designing. Captain America and Joe got ready to go to Scouts. Aren't they cute? It's Joe's first meeting with his Wolf stuff...
Kids played nicely among themselves, and did their chores, and let me design. I got the last WordArt pack designed, everything packaged, uploaded, products loaded, linked, and all was good.
I texted with Andrea for a while, and got a few Facebook Fans to make layouts to go with my new WordArt products. All in all, it was a VERY productive day.
We put the kids to bed before 8pm, and Captain America and I hung out for a while. And we even went on a walk. Check out me in my workout clothes. Amazing that it was still warm enough outside for me to wear this. hehe.
My therapist said that starting to exercise was one of my "homework assignments". So here's my proof that I own cute workout clothes, um, er, exercised! No really, we walked for about 25-30 minutes. That's not too bad, to start.
I grabbed a laptop after the walk, Captain America went to sleep, and I started blogging. I already had the pictures loaded, and the WordArt designed and linked. I just had to add the words. It's now 11:31pm, and I'm ready for bed. Tomorrow won't be such a crazy day. No doctors appointments. No plans. No work deadlines. Just a relaxing day :) hehe
Oh yeah, and on the medication front, I've decided taking the Prozac in the morning is not good. It makes me sleepy during the day. BUT, taking the Prozac at night is not good, either. About 6 hours after I take it, I get a BUZZ. Yeah, I totally woke up at 4am last night, and COULD not fall back asleep. It was horrible.
So I took it at noon today. And there was a little bit of drowsiness, but not horrible. And around 6pm, I hit a BUZZ time, and it served me well for designing. And now it's late, and I'm feeling sleepy again. I'll let you know how I sleep tonight. I'd really like a sleeping pill, so I get a good nights sleep, but I wanna see how taking the pill at noon affects me, and I don't wanna taint the experiment. hehe.
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