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this morning started on a bit of a rough note...right from the fighting the kids to get them dressed and out the door to school...to slipping and sliding on slush and ice, but i wasn't going to let it keep me down. it was raining a cold rain all day long , but i was not going to let it keep me down. what did almost manage to keep me down and ruin my day was the boys' school...i get really frustrated with them...the kids can't bring food with them to school so they have to eat what they give them and there are very few vegetarian choices, if any and no vegan choices, so that really irritates me, then they are mandated reports, which is a good thing, however everytime the boys get in a fight with one another and go to school with a scratch or bite mark i have to send a letter explaining what happened in detail, then they tell me i have to make it stop or they'll report me to DSS and because of the fights they did send them a report a few weeks ago, which DSS has on file, but didn't warrant anything else...now, monday the boys got in a fight and connor bit declyn's cheek and it left quite a mark...i wrote a letter, but today with the same attitude as if i'm off in LA-LA land while the kids beat on each other or something they call up and act nasty and threatening and tell me someone has to pick declyn up immediately and bring him to see the dr about the bite mark...now this wouldn't tick me off so much if i didn't know that there are kids in their class with druggie parents and kids who bully my kids on a regular basis or who teach them lots of things they wouldn't ever hear in my home and i've brought this to the teachers' attention and no one does anything about THAT, yet my kids get in fights with each other (which all kids do) and they feel the need to treat me like i'm doing something wrong. so there is my little rant....now what i can take away from this is that rather than feeling helpless as i have in the past, i need to step up and find who i need to talk to to ensure that my children's needs are being met and if they are not, i will have to find a way to ensure that they will be. so while i could have let this ruin my day i've decided to have it empower me.
we decided to watch "Cool Runnings" tonight...it's been one of my favorite movies since i first saw it in the movie theater in high school. i haven't watched it in several years, but WOW! it's still excellent and extremely inspiring.
now here is a song that i really love and on day like today, when things are going wrong and it's raining and i feel like i really don't know what i can do to make it better, always seems to lift my spirits.
now here is what i ate today:
32 oz of water with lemon
8:45am big green smoothie
12:00pm veggie burger, guacamole and broccoli cranberry salad
5:30pm veggie burger, salsa, broccoli cranberry salad and a rawktail
:) i had a fair amount of water in between, though probably could have done a little better on the water front.
i hope everyone else has had a fabulous day, or at least can face their challenges and find a way to turn every challenge into an opportunity for empowerment! i'm sending out love and light to all of you here on RFR! you rawk!
peace and love,