Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hubbard's Cupboard...


I came up with the concept of Fairytale Enchantments several years ago. I haven't really added many items to the product lines in a while, but as of late I've been a busy, busy witch and so I've been creating new products and adding them to my little Etsy Boutique...

The latest addition to my Hubbard's Cupboard All Natural Line of Pet Care Products is some absolutely divine (and very useful) Rosemary Flea Wash! I actually just brewed up a batch since my little puppy dog Rex has been super itchy and unable to get a good nights sleep, which in turn was making it difficult for me to sleep. So yesterday my daughter and I gave Rex a good washing and finished his bath off with a bit of the Rosemary Flea Wash.

He was so happy! He was jumping up and down trying to kiss me on the nose (which is the usual spot for giving kissies.. ) I was very glad that the rinse helped bring him relief so quickly and that everyone was able to get a good nights sleep once again~ There's nothing like having a 120 pound dog in your face at 3 in the morning!

So.. Yesterday was a long day~ physically and emotionally. It was back to school day for my oldest, so we were all up early to drive him the 20 miles (one way) to his private school. He was really happy to go to school until he realized that his teacher from last year would not be back. She moved to Africa at the end of the last school year. We told him many times that she would not be coming back, but he has autism and sometimes I'm not sure how much he really understands from us... yesterday was a perfect example. I've told him about 20 times that his teacher wasn't coming back and yet he was in tears yesterday after he got to school and finally understood what my words could not prepare him for. Thankfully I know he's safe where he is and that the school is equipped to help him deal with his overwhelming emotions.. I'm so thankful for his private school and the wonderful caring staff that is there for all the exceptional children that attend there....

Today my daughter and I are taking it easy.. things will be difficult for the nest few weeks of adjusting to school. I'm trying to rest as much as I can to prepare myself for the evenings, when emotions run high and I have to keep my cool. We get a few weeks to adjust to one new schedule and then the other little one goes back to school... we'll just keep taking things one moment at a time and dealing with the situation that is at hand, not worrying about what's to come, but being happy and content with whatever we can now. Sure things won't always be wonderful 100% of the time, but I really feel not making a big deal out of things helps to diffuse the tough situations... 'cuz really they're not so tough, it's just a moment in time and it will pass just as quickly as it came.


4 comments:

mrsb said...

We start back on the 2nd, and of course in the middle school program, they get new teachers every year. I don't know why they don't at least keep the same in-class support/resource room teachers to give the kids some continuity. Blah.

I'm saying a prayer that both of us have an easy transition!

MarZel said...

I like college for the fact that I could get out of class quick if I knew that teach wasnt going to work. I became able to tell with in the first week or so and could transfer to another class. When I found teachers I connected with and understood, well I could follow them in their subject. I feel for kids, where they are stuck with teacher even if they do not work for them. The nice thing is that each challenge teaches its own thing and this too shall pass!! Keep Smiling!!

mermaiden said...

love the name for your pet-themed brews- very clever!

"Sage" advice; rest is what I've found to be the best tonic to help deal with emotional stress, too.
Cheers to you.

Sage Moonstone said...

Thank you so much Mermaiden!

Yes.. it's hard when there are changes and new teachers. But, most kids get new teachers every year. Change is just hard for us.. I keep reminding my son that he's still got a lot of his same friends in the class and he's still in the same room.. so all that is really good.

We're going to try this new voice technology therapy on him next week to see if it will help with his emotions.. I'll let you guys know if it works!

Hope it goes well for you too Mrs. B!!