Wednesday, September 26, 2007

here we go again....



one week since I last blogged.....I'll learn someday.........instead of having this pretty lengthy like I have easily done before....I'm going to try to be as short as possible with each little bit.....
HA! is that even possible with me since I ramble so much???

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ANTS!!!!!!
I am soooo tired of our ants. I don't know if it's because we've had more rain than usual, so our summer hasn't been as dry as usual....we've actually had humidity here in Phoenix............whatever the reason....we've been invaded by ants in various places inside the house and all of our front and back yards.................and......we are not alone...apparently it's pretty common

after the boys found a few more ants in the house last Friday morning and Griffin's left foot getting totally covered by them later that afternoon in the backyard (oh yea, his foot looked
black)........our bugman sprayed again on Saturday morning......he said he's gotten so many new customers lately for the same reason.........he found at least 5 ant colonies in the front and back ........ after all the time he spent and potent stuff he put on them, most are still alive......it's crazy! he said the only other thing he could do is basically bomb them, but a couple weeks later, they'll be back.........soooooo, we just need the cold weather to hit us

oh...and Griff's foot....I counted at least 32 bites on his little left foot alone...and 4 on his right one ........he was soooooo good too, all he did was say "ants, ants!" (I was sitting at our little kids picnic table with my back to him).......I immediately picked him up and hosed his feet down ... besides saying ants twice, he never cried or anything...........he's only 23 months old............. if it was me, I would've been miserable

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the only other exciting thing since then is that I have an appt. with Hudson's soon-to-be new preschool teacher and a speech pathologist this morning ........ we've been trying to get him into our school district's special ed preschool for speech & the time is finally here....his evaluation with the district was 3 weeks ago.....it was a very lengthy 11 page report that basically boiled down to the same thing we know....his articulation is horrible...he just turned 3 a couple weeks ago and he is in the 1 percentile range for sounds in words.... he does try to put 2-3 words together, but he can't pronounce anything very well ..............and he's been going to a private
speech therapist since June....................

two huge diff with being accepted into our school district's program ---- it's FREE and it's more time with him ........................... today's meeting will determine whether he's in the 3 day program with 2 hours each day or the 2 day program that is only 30 min each day ......... wish us luck with the 3 day one

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ok.........now for pimping time ........



you can get this FREE for the rest of September with the purchase of the coordinating Not So Spooky collab kit by Faith True and Sara Ellis....



see more details and grab it HERE


and.....................
I've been having lots of fun making some commercial usage ok paper textures and templates (personal use great too) this week and they are in both of my stores at DSB and OAKS ...
I have a total of 6 sets available right now at only $3 each...
here's a small sampling of each ....


well...you hopefully have already heard that OAKS is going Collab crazy this month...and I don't think it will stop .........
I have 2 in the store now...with Faith True (Not So Spooky) and Danielle Engebretsen (Royal Chaos)....... ...........................
and.... Unbe-Leaf-Able Autumn with Jessica David should be in the store very soon .......

I am finishing up my portion to another one with a very cool designer that isn't at either of my stores .................... and then I have a couple more that I need to start working on

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ok.....time to go so I can hop on the train...the DST blog train ......... and get back to designing (before my appt that's in a couple hours)

6 comments:

Tammy said...

We have red biting ants here in the south and they leave hugh blisters. I've only been bit a couple of times, and I can only imagine having many bites. Bless his little hearts. Hang in there with speech and thank goodness you are getting the help for him at a very early age. It will help alot. Don't give up!! Take care

Patricia said...

Sorry you are having a problem with ants. We don't get the in the house, but there have been a lot of fire ants around here.

Both of my boys had speech problems. My older son is 10 and speaks perfectly now. My other son is 5 1/2 and only has a few words he misspronounces. They both did speech therapy.

FYI, I may be the only one having this problem, but I thought the yellow writing on the yellow background hard to read.

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Sorry about your ant problem. But it beats spiders, that's our problem. Wishing you well with the pre-school situation. You would think that those who need more help would get the longer time? Go figure school red tape. Cute Halloween kit.

Monique said...

Great Halloween kit and album, love 'em! And I'm so sorry to hear about the ants, poor little thing getting that many bites! Hope you have a great day.

Ladybug said...

Great kit btw....and awesome blog!

Donna B. Miller said...

What a cute Halloween kit. I love that grinning spider.

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