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Getting Better

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“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better(Better)
A little better all the time (It can’t get no worse)
I have to admit it’s getting better (Better)
It’s getting better
Since you’ve been mine

Getting so much better all the time!”

The Beatles, “Getting Better”, Lennon/McCartney, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Parlophone 1967

I told you there was a Beatles song for just about any blog post.  I wouldn’t say I’m out of the funk yet, but I am getting better all the time.  I read through some post reports last night to get a better understanding of some of the places we are bidding on.  I tried to imagine the kids living there.  I could do it.  This won’t be so bad.  We should hear something soon, over the next couple of weeks.  This might be complicated by Spectrummy Daddy having to take a trip.  The waiting kills me every time, but seems worse this bidding cycle.  It is likely by the time we go that Cubby will have a diagnosis too.  So far we’ve only concentrated on getting services for her, but we’ll have to get them in place for him too.  We just don’t know what yet.    Sheesh!

Spectrummy Daddy has to go to Afghanistan again.  I’m being a petulant child about it.  It is awful timing, but it is only for 8 days.  I know there are some of you reading this whose spouses are gone for a whole year, so I do get that I’m overreacting to a short trip.  And they have allowed him to leave after Cubby’s EI evaluation, so I don’t have to go through that by myself, at least.  And we’ve roped Grandma in to come and help while he is away.  See, I have it easy!

In order to get all the way better though, we really need to rent out our house.  We’ve been paying rent and a mortgage for well over a year now, which just isn’t fun on the one salary.  We’ve lowered the price a couple of times, but we’ll keep going until we get it rented.  Hopefully, that will be really soon.  On the positive side, we finally found an OT and ST who take our insurance, so we have way less out-of-pocket insurance costs than we did before.  They’re good too, it just means a lot more driving.  I’ve started a yahoo group so they can communicate easily with each other and Pudding’s teacher, so we know what we’re all working on, and I can easily share this with her new school or therapists when we get to that stage.

The kids are still having sleep trouble, but they got to 4.45 this morning, which is an improvement, and Pudding only woke up one time before that.  I’m now fully prepared for torture by sleep-deprivation, should that ever occur.  They should send Black Ops agents here for training before they let them loose in the field.  Not sure I want those guys to be in a downbeat funk though, which may be an unfortunate side-effect of the lack of sleep.

Finally, in two months time we are going on vacation with my parents!  I can’t wait- it will have been a year since we were last together.  Getting better all the time.

Written by Spectrummy Mummy

September 28, 2010 at 9:17 am

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  1. My friend recently blessed me with a quote that I want to pass on to you. I was a crying mess after having A’s EI eval and she gave me a card that said, “Faith is believing that one of two things will happen. That there will be something sold for you to stand on – or that you will be taught to fly.”

    Have faith that thing will get better. They will, they have to!


    September 28, 2010 at 10:31 am

    • They will get better, I know. I’m just a control freak, so waiting around is not good for me. But things are happening behind the scenes, I just need to be more patient. Shame I used up all my patience on the kids!


      September 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm

  2. Love that quote!
    I’m glad things are looking up. I think things are always worse when you add lack of sleep on top of it. Kudos for you for feeling like you could handle sleep deprivation torture. I was just thinking the opposite – “please, I’ll say anything. ANYTHING! Just let me get 6 hours straight of sleep and I’ll spill all government secrets!!”
    Life will get better. It has to, right?


    September 28, 2010 at 11:57 am

    • You make a valid point. ALL I would have to do to get sleep is to spill some secrets? I’d be telling them before they asked! Wish I knew some to tell Pudding and Cubby, it would be worth a try. I’m in a better mood than I have been the last few days, so whether or not things get better in the immediate future, I can cope better. There are many people in far worse situations, I need to remember that before I have a full-on pity party! If I do though, you’re all invited.


      September 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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