Thursday, June 22, 2006

Dr's Visit and New Voice in Blogger-dom

Okay, okay! Sorry I've been too busy today to blog much. I had to leave work about an hour early to go to a doctor's appointment, so I had to really buckle down to task today (well, for the most part) to get everything done before I had to leave.

So, anyway, I went to go see Jamie's psychologist today. I accidently misspoke in my blogger rant (which only Suze and Beck saw because I deleted it the next day) and said it was with his psychiatrist. But, no - it was with his psychologist. The whole point in the appointment was for it to be just me and the doc and we would talk about how to address Jammie without blame, and in a matter-of-fact tone, when he makes incorrect choices. It's all about making Jamie realize that he is the only one who can choose what choices he's going to make. And by making those choices, he is also actively choosing the consequences of those actions - whether they be good or bad. We'll try it and see how it goes.

And I am pleased to announce that Sarah, an awesome gal I met through my singles Sunday School class and Ladies' Bible Study, has entered the world of blogger-dom! I've been telling her for a while now that she needs to check out my blog and all your all's too because of how much you all have helped me as I'm learning more about God and my faith, and how we talk a lot about the Bible, and what it means. So what day does she decide to check out all the blogs? The day we're all talking and giggling about farts... Yep, we're a delicate bunch! LOL. Sarah, I hope you went back and checked out all the times we talked about faith, too (and if you've got any fart stories, fess up! We like those, too!)

Anyway, Sarah also started her own blog, and I just got an e-mail reply from her giving me the go ahead to link to her blog on here. You can check out Sarah's blog here. So, if you see any comments from Sarah, tell her "Hi" and make her feel welcome. She's a neat, sweet, funny gal (just like us! Oh, wait, except for Everett and Geron, and Joel when he pops up to comment). So maybe I should say we're all neat, sweet, funny people. Oh wait, but that excludes Ziggy and Gjieri and Beck's cats Zeeky and what's-her-face (I'm wanting to say Nutmeg, but I can't remember for sure). So, we're all neat, sweet, funny critters! That works! Pshew! Being PC is hard work!

Anyway, I'm sitting here noshing on dinner - it's the first thing I've cooked that wasn't pizza rolls in four nights. Jamie wanted them again, but I wanted to hurl (and fart) at the idea of another pizza roll. So tonight I made chicken breast fingers, spinach and mashed sweet potatoes with honey. Yummy! We loves our veggies, yes we do!

So there, I posted. Now stop nagging! LOL. I deserve it though (and yep, I'm still going to nag you all when you don't post).


Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Uh huh! I see how ya'll are! You bugged me to death to post, and when I did, nobody read it - or if you did read it, you didn't have anything to say about it. Gee, thanks! LOL - you know I'm just kidding, right?

Tooz said...

I am reading your blog. I just got on line. We had a good dinner last night, too--baked chicken with barbecue sauce, rice, squash medley, and rainbow salad.

I'm thinking the doctor gave you some good advice. I guess you saw Ann's post/comment about making choices. I think that is a great idea. Love you both.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Well, at least somebody still thinks about me [sniff, sniff, snuffle}.... LOL!

That dinner sounds really good! We eat a lot of chicken in my house. Dad goes to all these discounted and free food banks (since he's in his 70's, he gets to do that). But you can't choose what you get, so a LOT of it is stuff Dad doesn't like - like chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, canned chicken, etc. But sometimes I think he just says he doesn't like them because he knows I could use them. Even though he's retired, he still makes more than I do. But, he put in 20 years in the military, plus worked for about 20 years after, so he earned it.

Love you all!

Becca said...

Last night, we had tuna and couscous. Quick and delicious. Although earlier this week we were eating barbecue chicken, cole slaw, and potato salad from the grocery store. I usually cook every night after getting home, but every few weeks or so, I go on strike for a few days. : )

I think the psychologist has some really good advice for you. Jamie's getting to the age where "Because I said so." isn't going to work (if it ever really does), so showing him choices and consequences is a very good approach. I wish you well.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

"Because I said so" never worked with him. But I already got to test this new approach. I'll blog later to explain.

ann said...

i'm glad you're putting so much of yourself into raising Jamie. he deserves it. he's got a good mama.

last night we had spinach fry and rice. we've been eating a lot of dal (lentils) lately, because we bought a lot of it. we might have five different kinds. i'd like to cook some more of it, just so we'll have more room in our pantry. and wednesday night, we ran out of onions, and i had a hard time finding something to cook yesterday that involved no onions, no meat, and no pasta (which daniel hates...we don't have any anyway). so spinach fry it was, and it was good.

Lydia said...

Jenn, did you tell everybody to comment on what they ate last night? Last night we had Vacation Bible School--not for supper--and I ate two small cups of chex mix and drank two or three glasses of red koolaid, oh and I also had some cheese. I think I win for best meal award. Geron and I have just realized we're going to have to cut WAY back on eating out starting now, but especially when me,jr. gets here. I don't know what we'll eat then. Maybe I'll start a new blog about food.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Thank you, Ann! I'm trying really hard to be a good momma. "Trying" is the operative word here. And the spinach does sound good! We love spinach in our house!

Lydia, does calling the baby "me, jr" mean you're naming her Lydia?

Talking about food is cool. We can talk about food all you want!