Update, Apologies, Dentist & COYER~ WIR & TSP

Posted June 12, 2016 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIReadview / 18 Comments

WIR&TSPWeek in READ-view is a post I have posted on Sundays telling you what I have been up to this week and what I read or am reading. The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the awesome Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap of the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

On the Blog & Real Life:

Ok, let me apologize first for not visiting everyone on the Sunday post the last two Sundays, I feel really bad about it and I am around this Sunday, hopefully with no major set backs. I’ve been around a bit but nothing like I usually am and here is why…Most of you know the situation with my son, well the last month or so things have gotten crazy with him and we started to see him get more violent and just down right mean, nothing like last year, but it’s been enough that I had to readjust some things to focus on him. We think Ryan is accepting that he isn’t a good kid and that he will always be bad. He also will not face what he is doing wrong because he feels like this is just what it is. No matter what we say he just doesn’t care and instead of learning from his mistakes he is just accepting them as a part of who he is. Now how do we fix that? I have no idea. We have had some very crazy nights and I am exhausted from worry and tired of it all. That doesn’t mean I am giving up on him. I NEVER will give up on him but it just might be a little more work to make him see his worth and get him to understand emotions we have and he feels better. I spoke to his psychiatric nurse and we both feel that he just needs a bit of a change because the tactics we are using he seems to know the outcome and doesn’t care (we are hoping a change is what is needed). So if we change up how we do things it might make it harder for him to see what is coming. I will talk/work with his in home therapist and the state service person to see if we can adjust what we are doing. We are not changing his meds since we don’t think it is that it’s more behavior or something else going on in his head. I don’t know if what we plan to do will work but I am running out of options. I don’t want him back in the hospital, that killed me, I just hope we can get through to him. Sorry this is such a long post I just wanted to explain why I am not around but things seem a little better, for now, so I can get back to visits and posts because of course, I am behind AGAIN!!! 🙂

I was able to read this week and that always makes me feel better because it just takes me away from real life. I was able to finish Cheyanne Young’s City of Legends series and it was so much fun to be back in that world again. I am going to miss it so much. Such a great series. I am also mentioned in the second book which makes me so delighted! I need to get my hands on hardcopies, so I can display them on my bookshelf. (which I actually need a new one because I ran out of room)

This week I am hoping to work on more posts and get myself back to being organized because I totally fell off the wagon and noticed how stressful I feel when I am not. So I got a few things for my planner and will hopefully start getting myself back together. I also came up with a way to organize my books, of course I can’t find anything to suit my needs and will have to make it myself. I will share it when it is finished.

Julia had a great last game, of course she didn’t hit anything, of all the games she has always hit the ball at least once but the last game she just didn’t seem like she was 100% in but I must say throughout the season she has come a very long way. We came home to eat are celebratory Pizza Hut and ordered buffalo wings. Bite into the yummy buffalo wing and guess who broke her tooth? Yup! This girl right here. I am so mad, I am trying so hard to save money for Disney and now I have to get a tooth pulled because it pretty much broke in half, stupid teeth, this tooth never had any issues so I have no idea what happened.

I am also designing like a mad woman and I couldn’t be happier. If you need anything don’t forget to let me know. I would be delighted to make whatever you need look amazing.


Have you signed up for COYER Yet? You still have plenty of time, it starts NEXT SATURDAY!!! OMG!!!
Also COYER has a website! If you haven’t seen it yet you really need to go check it out. We have a lot of stuff to fill in still but it is up and running and hopefully will have to blog button for it up soon so for those that love COYER, you can post it on your blogs 🙂

Last Week on the Blog:

This Week on the Blog:

  • Task it Tuesday
  • Summer Suggestion Reading List 3 posts (I might switch them around)


Read/Currently Reading/Next

Books I got this week:

NOTHING!!!!! *dances around*

Picture of the week:

She got a trophy!
She got a trophy! So proud of her!!!


So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Happy Reading




About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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18 responses to “Update, Apologies, Dentist & COYER~ WIR & TSP

  1. *hugs* I hope you can get through to Ryan and that things move towards better. It’s the weirdest things that cause teeth to break. I was eating prime rib at a friend’s rehearsal dinner when my wisdom tooth shattered! Hope you can get that fixed soon.

    In the mean time try to enjoy yourself and hopefully you’ll get in a few extra pockets of time for reading to soothe you.

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Ryan and I hope things get better. Don’t worry about the blog since we all understand that family comes first. I hope you have a good week!

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  3. I am so sorry to hear what’s going on with your son. *hugs* i can’t imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family. And don’t worry about the visiting, we understand that life gets int he ways sometimes! It’s so sad to hear he doesn’t care and doesn’t think he can change and I hope you can find a way to make him see things differently.

    I am glad to hear you got some reading done. It was a bit of a slow reading week for me, especially on my ipad. I am still reading Sunborn Rising, but it’s really good so far! I hope you can get back to being organized soon, but with everything you had going on I can imagine you didn’t have as much time for writing posts.

    I am glad to hear you’ve been busy with design work, although i figure part of that is due to me, lol. I am really happy with everything you designed for me! And I am so excited for Coyer starting next week! I always have so much fun during coyer.

    That’s so sad you broke your tooth now when you’re trying to save money for Disney. It always seems those things happen when you least can afford it. I hope this week will be a good one for you!

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  4. I hope your able to reach Ryan. I’m sure things will get better. I’m intrigued by Woman in the walls, going to check that out. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  5. Oh, Michelle, I hope your efforts reach Ryan! I understand how utterly draining that can be, so don’t worry about us! I can’t imagine biting into something like that and breaking a tooth! How awful! I hope the dentist visit doesn’t put too terrible a dent in your Disney savings. I’m glad COYER is back for summer! Just the motivation I need!

  6. Oh, I am so sad to hear that you are having some issues with Ryan, he is such a sweet boy! I hope you are able to figure out how to help him with his behavior. *hugs* Julia looks super cute with her trophy! 🙂 Ouch on the tooth thing that sucks. 🙁

    Congrats on not getting any books, I was doing good till the end of the week…lol.

    Happy reading!

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  7. I hope you are able to find a way to get through to your son. I teach special education and I know exactly how you feel! Hang in there and know that you will find a way eventually!
    Hope you have a great week!

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  8. Oh, Michelle, my heart goes out to you! I can see how frustrating and upsetting the situation is for you; you love Ryan and want the best for him, and you certainly don’t want him to give up on himself. Many hugs to you, my friend, and I pray that you the right approach for Ryan, for you, and for the rest of your family. Meanwhile, don’t worry about keeping up with the blog or with comments and visits; we all understand that family comes first. Beyond that, do the things that sustain and refresh you (like reading!), and let the rest go.

    I wish you a better week, and I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  9. I’m sorry about Ryan! (((hugs))) I’ll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Never feel bad about blogging and missing visiting others. We’ll still be around. He’s first priority and we understand 🙂 I hope things begin to calm down for you. I understand the organized thing. I like my lists, they keep me sane! I hope you have a wonderful week Michelle! Only a few more days to COYER 😀

  10. I’m sorry Ryan is having such a hard time lately! And I think the ‘no matter what I do this is how it’s going to be’ attitude is normal, I’ve seen that in #3 here, when he had a lot of trouble at school, and with a teacher, and with some of the kids in his class. I think summer really changed that for him, though, because we did other things, and we were able to discuss things in a much calmer setting. I hope you’ll be able to find the small things that can change the big things, Michelle!

    And what’s up with your tooth? Does it not understand that it’s really bad form to break when you’re enjoying buffalo wings to celebrate? I hope It will be easy to take care of it.

    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading, my dear. I miss you a lot! *HUGS*

    Lexxie recently posted: Sunday and Weekly Wrap-up #87
    • Thanks Lexxie! We changed some of the things we do and we already see a slight change. Making him see his emotions is helping a lot. He sort of just is very negative about everything no positive at all. Now we are asking him more about how he feels after getting mad or when he does something good and pointing out those emotions. It seems to be helping.

      Seriously, can’t even celebrate without breaking something. Looks like that tooth will be out of my mouth on Wednesday, not a very happy girl at the moment.

      Miss you LOTS AND LOTS!!! Hugs!!!!

  11. Sorry to hear about Ryan, keep your head up it’ll get better. Don’t feel bad about blogging stuff, you have your hands full and we all want it to go well for you and get better soon. And congrats to your daughter on her trophy!

    So glad to see COYER back, looking forward to perusing the reviews and I need to go check out the new website. And cool that you were mentioned in City of Legends! Have a good week Michelle!

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    • Thank you, I think a change will make a difference, we are trying a few things and they seem to be working. She was very happy with her trophy and can’t wait to play again next year.

      The website is pretty much done we just need to fill a few things in like all the old review links so you can still see the reviews.

      It was a GREAT series, worth checking out, I was surprised to see it mentioned in the book.

  12. Sounds like your plate is overflowing. Poor you! I am so sorry about the tooth. Yikes. I hate having to have dental work done. Even with dental insurance the cost seems to always be outrageous.

    Big hug to you for everything you are going through with your son. To say it isn’t easy is no doubt an understatement. You are a wonderful mother and you are doing the best you can for him. He’s lucky to have you on his side.

    I just realized it’s after nine and my daughter is still up. Hopefully she’ll sleep in tomorrow morning? One can hope . . . Have a good week, Michelle!

    • It is what it is 🙂 It will be cheaper to get it pulled, I hate to do it but it broke in half and I don’t think it will be cheap to fix it.

      Thank you, he has been doing really good so far, I think focusing on his emotions is helping him see himself a lot better.

      I did that on Thursday. I thought it was Friday and the kids and I were playing WiiU until almost 10:30…Oops! 🙂