Apr 9, 2010

Delay longer than expected

It's been something like 2 months since my last post...a lot's happened since then. I slowly got over the side effects of this treatment, but am still doing the minimum to keep from tiring myself out (taking it easy on the Superwoman stuff, LOL). Some days I catch up easily and other days I do good to stay caught up. You know how it is.

There has been some issues with my family. After my grandpa's girlfriend died a couple/three months ago, he steadily got worse himself. A week or so after his 95th birthday, I got the call he was in the hospital. A few days later, I got the call that they found cancer on his liver and one lung, among other problems. The following morning, I got the call that he'd passed during the night. The funeral was two days before my dad's birthday, so we all went out of our way to make it as good a one as possible.

Some family members chose this time to create drama over the craziest, most ridiculous stuff...namely my mom, brother and ex (oldest son's dad). Generally, we just stay away from them now and I only deal with my ex on weekends anyway.

I recently found out that I could get my son tested for autism. I've been suspecting since he was two (he has many of the classic symptoms), but couldn't get his dad (who has custody) to get him checked (his response is 'there isn't anything wrong with my boy...don't even suggest it!'). It's my legal right to be involved in his schooling and I found out schools can test. I also got the contact info for the nearest specialist. If his dad fails to look out for his best interests, I'll be forced to sue and revoke my signature on those custody papers.

On a good note, I've been able to slowly increase my work hours back up to something normal and am finally re-enrolling in a reputable state university's online marketing program. It'll be challenging, but soooo worth it.

The baby's growing like a weed and talks even more...tries to draw and write...he's only 18 months old! My niece is adjusting to this area, but still misses her friends in Cincy...she's been a big help to me lately through all this.

WOW, this thing's turned into an essay. Guess it goes with the territory of the long delay. I'll try to keep the next one shorter.

Hope everything's going well with all of you!


  1. Hi Ambrosia!

    thank you for the update...I was worried!
    I'm sorry there are people in your life that drain your energy, but it's good that you identified them. It's crucial for your well-being, both physically and mentally, that you get yourself a good support system!
    I hope your ex relents to having your son tested, as his best interests is all that counts.
    I'm so glad to hear you're progressing well work-wise - GOOD LUCK with your studies!

    p.s. thank you for stopping by my blog, and yes, sewing thick fabric hurts!!!

  2. Glad to see you back and blogging. I hope that everything works out with your son. I can't believe his dad won't get him tested. That's ridiculous. If he is autistic he's going to need help. Good luck with that!

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa.

    Have a wonderful week.

  3. Thank you both for your comments. Hopefully, my son can get what he needs, whether he turns out to be autistic or not. I'll certainly do everything I can for him.

    Hope you are both well!