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Anyone at the goose and carrot this eve? (25th April)

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signandsingcarols Fri 25-Apr-14 19:23:20

Hi all, thought I would bite the bullet and open the thread, just posted on the last one about mil's mini stroke sad MRI says no long term effects/brain damage, so that's good news, but it has shaken us a bit..

How is everyone else this rainy eve?

ouryve Fri 25-Apr-14 19:27:35

Hi sign! Looks like I checked just as you'd posted!

Hoping your MIL makes a good recovery.

We got a good soaking on our way home. DH said it hardly rained at all at work!

homework Fri 25-Apr-14 19:48:10

Sorry to hear about your mil sign , hope she has a full recovery and no further episodes .
Raining here too , picked up early from school to go dentist , got wet walking there and then wet again when got off bus on way home , had to get stuff for dinner.
In , quick change into pj and dinner , should do some English but we going to have film and do it tomorrow , before I head to work.

hazeyjane Fri 25-Apr-14 19:53:14

Sorry to hear about your mil, sign I'm not surprised you are shaken thanks

Have some prosecco chilling, and some chocolate and cherry brownies freshly baked.

Just hoping ds has a more settled night than last night.

Bilberry Fri 25-Apr-14 21:15:54

Glad mil has no long term damage. Hopefully this will get them treating her so is a good thing as means she has avoided something worse. We've had fog most of the day and that sort of rain that hangs in the air rather than falls but still gets you cold and wet.

Ds had a party this evening for a neighbours son which was so nice as he doesn't get many invites.

Hi sign! Posted on the other thread saying that if there are any simple jobs that need doing in London that I can do to save you a trek up here let me know.

youarewinning Fri 25-Apr-14 21:52:05

Hi sign, sorry to hear about a MIL but glad the prognosis seems positive.

It's pissing it down here as well - hasn't stopped all day!

Got an EP thread in SN children if anyone can offer suggestions?!

Galena Fri 25-Apr-14 22:00:08

Sorry about the mini-stroke.

Life busy tonight, amd girl-child needs to learn that at bedtime she needs to stop shoiting and go to sleep. Grrrr!

Faver0lles Fri 25-Apr-14 22:23:29

Sorry to hear about your mil's stroke Sign. Good news that the MRI is clear. DH had a stroke 15 months ago, it's quite hard to move past it and not imagining it happening again, but he is completely back to normal (apart from conveniently being able to stop thinking about things that are bothering him, which at the moment seems to be a gift!)

Very interesting stuff about PDA on the old thread, feel like I'm learning things every day here, but so sorry that life is difficult for lots of you.

We saw the autism outreach lady today, who feels that ds is hypo and hyper sensory to certain things at the same time, I think this means that whilst noise can drive him to distraction, he needs his own noise (in the form of roaring, singing, swearing, bashing things etc) to cancel out any noise that we make. He doesn't always seem to be aware that he's doing it, and can seem zoned out, although still aggressive.
Does anyone here have any experience of that?
AO said he needs an hour after school of silence to help him wind down, which is going to be veeeery tricky to organise, but we have a few plans to try. Got to ask some family members for some big favours.

PolterGoose Fri 25-Apr-14 22:25:38

Fav my ds presents with a mix of hypo and hyper sensitivities too...

moosemama Fri 25-Apr-14 22:29:42

Sorry to hear about our MIL sign.

I'm absolutely knackered this evening. Ds1 went to work with dh today, but I spent the whole day, right up till tea time working on ds1's holiday homework project with him.

Tomorrow is ridiculously busy, starting with both boys needing haircuts and ds1 already in refusal mode because his usual hairdresser had the audacity to go on maternity leave and not come back. This left the salon we usually go to (which is a two minute walk form the house) with no-one skilled in barbering and unable to do boys anymore. hmm They were very apologetic, as they are really fond of my dcs and are always telling us that they're the only kids they do that actually sit still and behave themselves - and said they are actively looking for a replacement, but there aren't many people around with barbering skills that don't want to work in a 'barber shop', apparently. Ds's reaction to hearing about his usual lady not returning reminded me so much of Sheldon in Big Bang when he wouldn't go elsewhere as they wouldn't have his haircutting records. hmm grin

Then have to fling the dcs at my Mum, so she can deliver them to Pokemon League, while dh and I take the pup for his first visit to kennels. Just a walkaround tomorrow, but I am worried, because he's a sensitive chap at the best of times and tries to hide if he hears other dogs barking in the park when he's out in the garden. Has to be done though, as he's got to be acclimatised enough for a weekend stay fairly soon. At least he's finally had his staples removed though, so he can stop wearing his daft t-shirt.

Then dh is driving a very long way to take the VW to be resprayed, while I have ds2's best friend over for the afternoon. Fortunately, they have big Minecrafting plans, so at least they'll be quiet. grin

Ds2 and dd go back to school on Monday (although we still haven't finished his blooming project) and ds1 on Tuesday. Need to get an email off to the LEA and school objecting because the sneaky school IM has tried to cross out an extra paragraph in ds's statement which lets them off the hook about something in quite a big way and was most definitely not agreed to at AR. Problem is the LEA Officer attended ds's AR on her last day at our LA. Thank heavens we took a PP rep with us, or it would be our word against theirs. angry

Oh and dh literally just realised he got his payday wrong (told me it was today) so now we're going to have to pay a couple of hundred quids worth of school dinners for ds1 before his money comes in. Great timing. hmm

moosemama Fri 25-Apr-14 22:32:14

Fav ds1 is another one who's both hyper and hypo sensitive. We've learned the best way for him to destress after school is to allow him computer time straight away, as he focusses on that and shuts the world out. We used to make him wait until after homework, but learned it's far better the other way around. (We don't allow sound on on games because they drive me up the wall so it's something quiet to do as well.)

PolterGoose Fri 25-Apr-14 22:44:34

Best of luck for tomorrow moose, sounds awfully busy. My plan is to cut my hair and assemble a little lean to shed I've bought for my little courtyard, if it's not pissing down, and maybe paint it too. Ds needs to go and buy some more plants for the tadpoles we've got indoors as the greedy sods have decimated the bunch of oxygenator we put in there, dp will take him to do that as they like looking at the fish and reptiles.

zzzzz Fri 25-Apr-14 23:06:26

Temple Grandin! Wow!

moosemama Fri 25-Apr-14 23:10:54

Thanks Polt, that's not all of it, unfortunately. The calendar on my phone is getting cross with me because I'm triple booked at one point. hmm

At least we have nothing planned for Sunday, so I can collapse in a heap on the sofa then! grin

I'm desperate for a hair cut. Was supposed to be having it all cut off and sent to The Little Princess charity on 1 April of all days, but had to cancel, as I had no-one to dogsit thanks to ds's AR cropping up the same week. Doubt it's going to get done until June now, as May is looking somewhat hectic.

moosemama Fri 25-Apr-14 23:12:17

I noticed that earlier and had the same reaction zzzzz. Haven't the brain for reading it tonight sadly, it's all worn out from trying to teach ds2 to budget and create powerpoint presentations at the same time. shock

PolterGoose Fri 25-Apr-14 23:12:50

I just cut my own moose, can't bear the thought of anyone else doing it, I'll start it tomorrow and then tidy it up on Sunday, if it goes horribly wrong I will clipper it grin

moosemama Fri 25-Apr-14 23:18:19

I've had the same hairdresser since the 80's. She does it at my Mum's house and only weekdays during term-time, which means I can't get there very often. I cut my own in between, but she get's really cross when I do. grin

zzzzz Fri 25-Apr-14 23:20:49

I cut my own too. Not that it's exactly challenging. It's long so I just cut a couple of inches off and keep it in a pony tail.

ouryve Fri 25-Apr-14 23:38:19

I've found a nice young man who cuts mine pretty much the same as he would his grin

Got a load of potential dates through for some full day visits to DS1's new school, btw. I showed them to him and he said "I think I'll go to them all". It's going to be fun organising around DH's current work demands. The first one is too soon to arrange childcare for DS2, but the second is on the original tribunal date, so DH was expected to take that one off, anyhow.

We'll work it out.

SummerRain Sat 26-Apr-14 00:26:52

just marking my place for tomorrow wine

AtYourCervix Sat 26-Apr-14 10:08:01

Morning all.

Missed the G&C last night as WE WENT TO SEE MCBUSTED!

Yes I am shouting! It was BRILLIANT@

Things DD did that stress her...

1. Busy station - different one from usual

2. Tube! We did the Tube!

3. Nandos. Her favourite but always stressy in case it doesn't live up to expectations.

4. People, noise, loads of both. Very loud.

5. Crowds of people getting back on the tube.

6. Very late night.

Bloody marvelous.

SummerRain Sat 26-Apr-14 10:46:53

Sounds fab Ayc grin

I cut my own hair. I used to go to Toppers in London where you drop in when you are in the right frame of mind, they would squirt it with water, cut and let me out in 10 mins for £5, but then they changed their policy and insisted that women must have their hair washed and therefore be charged £11. A couple of times I argued that they could HAVE their damn £11 but no way could they wash my hair, but it all got a bit stressful.

I then found another hairdressers who were happy to do a dry cut with squirted water but they seemed to want to blow dry it at the end. I had to book and that was stressful as I had to calculate rainy days as that seemed their only accepted reason not to blowdry.

I have regularly asked DS' barber if he'll do my hair but he refuses.

Brilliant AYC!

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