Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Happy Hump day...


I drop Sebastian off at school early every Wednesday so he can do some extra reading with his teacher. It's really nice of her to go out of her way to give him this help. It's frustrating to admit, but as his mom, I can only get so far when it comes to sitting down and working with him. There's a comfort level kids have with their parents that brings out the brat in them when you try to tutor them, that they don't have with a teacher, so she's really been nice about it. I'm trying to think of something we can do for her towards the end of the year to show our appreciation, because she really doesn't have to do it, and these days, it's hard to find someone who is willing to spend their time this way, so I want to make sure she understands what a great thing she is doing for him.

Aside from that, I'm still having my first cup of coffee. We should hear something today about the loan and to be honest I really don't know what to expect. At first I was worried about just the appraisal...but yesterday when our taxes arrived from our accountant, I looked at our taxes from a different perspective than I usually do, and I'm not sure how the underwriter is going to perceive them.

Since Phil is an independent contractor, his taxes are a lot different. His accountant is very...creative when it comes to write offs and such, and I am kind of concerned that it might bite us in the ass. We'll have to see. I'm on pins and needles, though, because on one hand, I don't like paying a shitload of taxes. On the other hand, using an accountant who cooks the books is really not something you think about as a bad thing until you go applying for a loan.

Took Sebastian to the dentist last night. After going in and having my tooth fixed, I knew that these people were just perfect to deal with Sebastian. I really want to make sure that he has the most positive experience possible, because the last thing I want is for him to be fearful, because that leads to being in my boat, where you are overwhelmed by a lot of work needing to be done.

He did have two cavities. I knew about these, they're being filled next week. What I did not expect though, was what I saw when we went over his panoramic x-ray. Our son has a ton of teeth trying to come in but there is just not enough room for them. He's going to have to get to an orthodontist as soon as we get settled in WA. It was pretty overwhelming for me to see, and my first instinct was to make an ass of myself and cry, but that would have been a really stupid thing to do with Sebastiano sitting right there. I didn't want to scare him but I'm really upset at the long road he faces while we get this taken care of for him. It's just not something anyone wants their kid to have to go through...pulled teeth, plates with screws to expand the jaw, braces...etc. I'm pretty depressed about that, because that's a lot of stuff for a little kid to deal with. It's just easier right now to not say much of anything and just take it one step at a time for him.

I'm pretty sure that this is something he probably got from my side of the family. I never had braces but I recall my sister having very similar problems. That, and she sucked her thumb for a long time which resulted in a really severe overbite. My husband is adopted though, so since we know nothing about his biological medical history, I'm just going to make myself feel better by blaming it on people we don't know.

You do what you have to do for your kids. I expect that once we sell our NJ house that we will have a nice cushion for investments out of our proceeds, and I consider his teeth to be an investment, and I plan on finding the best orthodontist I can to make sure that this is not only handled but also that it's done in a way where our son doesn't end up with a bad impression or a bad taste in his mouth over dentistry. Pardon the pun.

I started the Conwy sock with my "Tuscany" yarn yesterday. I had a hard time adjusting to the chart, I found it pretty confusing at first...but it went well once I got the hang of it. The thing was though, at least to me, was that the yarn colors are so busy that you could barely see the detail of the cabling which really disappointed me. This is a beautiful pattern but I think it's one more appropriate for a yarn with fewer colors to take away from the detail.

I ripped back, and sat around for a while trying to decide what to do with this yarn, because it really is pretty. The only thing that I kept thinking over and over was that this yarn wanted to be Jaywalker socks. I know it's not very creative of me to go right back to my favorite sock, but I'm pretty convinced that these colors will make a beautious Jaywalker. So, I cast on late last night, and I'm working on the ribbing for the first sock. I'll put some pictures up later this week as I make progress on it.

Anyway, I'm off to pace and worry. I hope that I'm just worrying about nothing, but when you want something to work out as bad as we want this to work out, there are always just too many factors involved to make it go smoothe.

See ya'll later.

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