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June 13th, 2012

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well, i heard back from the Child Find program coordinator today... She said we need to call back the first week of August and they will take down all of our information about Jason and send the referral to the local elementary school. They will then call us and set up the testing for Jason. Once he's been tested they will have a sit down meeting with us to discuss the results and if Jason qualifies for any services. If he does then we set up a program for him. That makes me feel a bit better. At least now we have a little bit of a timeline in place.

June 5th, 2012

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So i'm posting on here because i really don't want to put all of my sons info on blast... He has some speech issues (has already had an informal testing session with the school speech therapist) and he has some behavioral issues (which i really feel stem from his frustration when we, or people in general, don't understand what he is trying to tell us)... The daycare is getting frustrated with him and that makes me mad. They know he has some issues and that he needs a little more time to do things, but that doesn't give them the right to get frustrated. Either way, i know for sure he has a speech impairment/disability, but i'm starting to wonder if he may have autism. Not necessarily a severe case, but he has some of the signs of children with autism. He has trouble with his speech, he gets very, VERY stressed out when there is any change in his routine, he has a hard time focusing and relating with people (sometimes)... etc. I called the N.I.S.D. "Child Find" # today and left a voicemail. Child Find is a program with the school district that helps identify and test children with disabilities. i'm hoping they are still working this week (since school just let out) and that they call me back and let me know what i need to do to get the ball rolling and Jason can get the appropriate testing done to see what he has. They can also see what programs he qualifies for. I'm really hoping to get this done soon. I want to get Jason as much help as possible. Whether it is just a speech disorder or whether it is something more serious, I want to get him into a program as soon as possible.

May 27th, 2012

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Ugh this sucks.... financially we struggle all the time to make ends meat... We find out today that my sister in law gets CCDS to help her with daycare... I would love that... We, however, make just over the limit to qualify for CCDS. We don't get to count the fact that John pays child support. We find out that Jason can qualify for head start (which would help out a lot financially) because of his speech problems, but the cut off to apply was yesterday... ugh!!! That is so frustrating.......

We need to take Jason to the doctor and get an official declaration of speech disability because he needs that in order to qualify for anything... I can't take time off from work right now because of the position I'm in. It's all so damn annoying right now...

December 24th, 2011

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Merry Christmas to all my LJ friends! Hope all is well! Enjoy the time with your friends and family! Best part of the day was seeing my little boy SO happy opening all of his presents!

Next will be Nautyka... That has to wait for a few days though. We don't get her until Monday.

September 9th, 2011

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Is it weird that there are days that I miss cutting? And not in the rational, I actually miss it, kind of way... But in the, I miss the rush of endorphins/adrenaline and how for that short amount of time all the "bad" went away... No matter how temporary it was, that release was crucial for me... I'm so grateful that someone, who used to be a friend and is still in the lives of many of my friends, helped me stop doing it, but I guess I never really learned "proper" coping methods and I still feel like I need to run away from everything. I have become an expert at deflection and internalizing emotions, but sometimes its just too damn much... There have been days where I've had to fight with myself not to go and find something to cut with... But there are times that I just don't want to fight anymore... I still do (fight), and I haven't "relapsed" (for a lack of a better term) in a long time.. But its still there.. under the surface, clawing its way out of me... I dunno if that even makes sense... ugh.. Am I retarded or what?!

April 2nd, 2011

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Wow, its been a while since I've posted anything on here... So since my last post I was working at both petsmart and walmart (and although some people think badly of those kinds of jobs, you gotta do what you gotta do when you have a family to provide for)... I was working both jobs and it was killing me.. I was working like 12 days in a row without days off and sometimes having to leave one job, go home to shower and eat, and then going to the other job.. So I was at work from like 7a till 10:30p all together... So put in my 2 weeks notice at petsmart and was just gonna do the walmart thing because they were willing to work me more if my availability opened up. Well 2 thursdays ago I went in to fill out an application for an admin job and walked out with a job! So I quit walmart and started at U.S. Security Associates on the 21st of March. Its amazing... I'm finally back to a good job, M-F 8-5 and I get paid pretty good too... I really enjoy it! Plus its kind of in the field that my degree is in so that's a bonus. The people I work for are great! My branch manager knows my old boss at Target and my sister in law. So its a small world!

Today we have a bday party to go to for my neice Aubrey. Tomorrow we are having Nautyka's bday party at Peter Piper Pizza but I feel bad because she wanted to invite 2 girls from school but since she wasn't inviting the whole class the school wouldn't let her hand out the invitations... I just can't afford a bday party with all those kids... So its just going to be Nautyka, Jason, Aubrey, and Aubrey's cousins Maribel and Isabel. I just wish the school wouldn't have done that. If I knew where those girls lived I would have dropped the invitations off myself, but I had no clue... So Nautyka is a little down about that, but still excited about her party. Its Hello Kitty themed... So I'm making her a Hello Kitty cake and we have Hello Kitty plates and stuff to bring with us. I can't believe she's already 7!!! She's growing up so fast!!!

I've been working on losing weight and getting healthy. I've lost 6lbs over the last few weeks and I'm pushing to lose more. I really just want to be comfortable in my body and to be healthy. That's my goal. Not necessarily a weight.

Well, I need to started getting everyone ready and what not... so I'm out of here!

December 7th, 2010

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So today I had an interview with Macy's for a Loss Prevention position.. I think it went well.. They had me give them the phone numbers for my old boss at Target (I'm still in touch with him) so they could call him as a reference. I hope it turns out well!

Tomorrow I have another interview, this time with Allstate as an admin asst. I would prefer this job because it would pay me a little more and the benefits start on day one! That would be really helpful for my family. Plus it would have the easier schedule (M-F either 8-4 or 9-5).. So that's the one I'm shooting for.

On Thursday I'm going to grab lunch with my friend Amber and then we're going to go Christmas shopping for John & Eric (Eric is Amber's bf). John really wants this tool set that will help him work on his car.. I'm going to look in to that, but also keep my options open. I already know what the kids are getting him, I just have to place the order for it.

I want to get my Christmas tree put up, but I have to clear a space for it in the apartment. Our living room is so small that its really hard to put the tree up. I don't even remember where we had it last year... Christmas is just sneaking up way to soon for me! We already have the kids' present all bought except for Nautyka's bed and her bed set. She's getting a twin bed because she's just way to big for her toddler bed (and way too old). John's parents promised her a new bed 2 years ago, but of course, they never followed through. Now we don't talk to them anymore (different reasons) and my parents are helping us get it for her. My parents are buying the mattress and we're buying the bed.

December 2nd, 2010

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Wow, I don't think I've posted an actual entry in almost a year... Crazy... I tend to use LJ for keeping up with my friends more then actually posting anything.

Either way.. Things are good with me... I lost my job in August and have been having a hell of a time finding a new one, but I just had 2 preliminary interviews this week for 2 different companies) so hopefuly one of them works out for me!

Other then that I'm doing great... I feel.... whole... for the first time in a really long time... I don't know what it is exactly, but it feels good :)

John and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary last month on the 19th (which means we've been together for 5 years)... That's so long for me.. I think that's part of the reason why I feel so good... Finally have some stability in my life. For the first time I can actually anchor down with someone and I haven't felt the pull of wanting to break free... In the past, no matter how good things were, I always wanted to get the hell away before things got too serious or had the chance to get fucked up... But I'm happy with John... I don't feel like I need to run :)

Anywho... Nautyka is doing so well in school!!! Her first grade teacher (who happens to be a HUGE Harry Potter fan, so she's good in my book!) says she's really advanced in her school work and has had her tested for Gifted & Talented (which back when I was in elementary school was called TAG) and she's already getting pulled out of class once a week for an enrichment program so she doesn't get too bored in her normal class :) I'm really proud of her! She also lost her first tooth a week or so ago and she all kinds of proud of that! (makes her a "big girl" now)

Jason is amazing... He's so smart and so damn cute! I still get amazed every time I look at him.... Sometimes its hard to believe he's actually MINE! Either way, he's 2 now and he's finally moved to a toddler bed... Crazy how fast time goes by! He's in love with anything Toy Story, Iron Man, or Cars... Those are his absolute favorite things!

John's moving up with DTC so that's really cool.. I don't think it will be too much longer (within the next year) before he's full-time with the company... That will be super helpful and really awesome...

Well, that's it for me.. Gotta finish the laundry and hop in the shower...

January 8th, 2010

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My Longhorns got robbed last night....

That game was the worst display of college officiating I have EVER seen in my entire life. Bama was so damn scared of Colt that they took him out of the game in the 2nd series of the game... No penalties that actually meant a damn got called on Alabama, but UT got called for practically breathing... Alabama didn't win that game. The officials took the win from UT and handed it to Bama. In no way was that stupid ass team better then the Longhorns. Anyone celebrating an Alabama win is fooling themselves...

Disgusting...

June 20th, 2009

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Wow its been 4 months since i've posted... lol.. i've been reading everyone's journals though. Jason is 7 1/2 months already and he's gotten so big... he's crawling, has 2 teeth (almost all the way in) and is a blast. He's an extrememly happy and social baby which is awesome. We are getting ready to move again. We move in to our new place starting thursday and have until the 30th to finish it up. That will help since we'll have Jason with us. We don't really have anyone we trust to watch him. Plus, my brother has a prior engagement so he can't watch him. Well, I'm going to end this for now.. hope everyone is doing well!
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