Fly, Steven, Fly!


Spent all day yesterday wrapping up odds and ends for Steven.  Buying groceries.  A mop and bucket.  New underwear and socks.  A new printer for his computer.  He’s in the shower as I write and we’ll be hitching up the trailer and hitting the road in an hour and a half to deliver him to Western.  I’m sure I’ll cry.  It’s been a long haul since he moved in with us as a scared little 7th grader.  Hated school, way behind in his classwork, bullied and tormented.  He’s come a long way.  I suppose he’ll always be introverted due to his Asberger’s but he’s pretty confident now and is really excited about the future.

I’m going to miss my baby.  I really do think of Steven and Andrew as my own children instead of grandchildren since they’ve lived with us for 7 years.  I hope I did a better job with them than I did with my own boys when it comes to their drive to go to school and plan for the futute.  Go, Baby, Go!

I tried a new recipe from Sparkpeople last night for dinner and it was fabulous.  Copied and pasted in My favorites.  Thai Noodle Salad.  Not sure how healthy it is…It has lots of vermicelli noodles and soy sauce but the overall calorie count was pretty low.  I always use rice vermicelli when I’m cooking Thai or Asian although the recipe doesn’t specify.  Still, the rice vermicelli comes in at 180 per cup and regular vermicelli at 220 per cup so it either keeps the calories count the same or even reduces it.  Don’t know if the soy sauce will make me retain water because I haven’t weighed yet for today but I used the reduced sodium.  It was really good!  Next time, I’m adding edamame beans to increase the protein and reducing the amount of pasta.  I served it with sliced homegrown tomatoes and thought I’d died and gone to Heaven.  But then, I love Thai food anyway.

Guess I should get my shower and get ready to go.  I dread it.  I know it’s bound to be a madhouse down there.  In fact, they’ve already warned us that “move-in day” is totally chaotic and busy.  We’re supposed to pull up to the curb and a bunch of volunteers will descend on us to help carry everything to Steven’s room.  Then we have to immediately move the car and trailer and find someplace to park it for the rest of the day.  Steven has a couple of mandatory welcome/orientation meetings he has to attend and then we have the parent meeting/pizza dinner with KAP this afternoon.  After everything…a 2 1/2 hour drive to get home.  Bowling Green is an hour behind us so their 6:00 p.m. meeting is really 7:00 our time.  We’ll be lucky to get home by 10:00.


susan says 21st August @ 12:22

All good wishes for Steven as he spreads his wings.
You done good 🙂

beerab says 21st August @ 15:39

*hugs* those kids are so lucky to have you 🙂

Careful with the sparkrecipes- make sure you look at the part that says how they calculate the recipes- sometimes people don’t put everything in.

brseay says 21st August @ 18:06

You should feel good about how well you have taken care of those boys. I can only imagine where they would be if you and DH hadn’t taken over.

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