Saturday, May 30, 2009

Art Fire.... CONTEST!!

Hi Everyone ~

Ok... I just found this totally AWESOME online market place to sell on. I'd love for you to come and join me at Art Fire!!

Now.. they are running a referral promotion that can help me and one lucky person of my choice to have a free verified account with their site FOR LIFE! Right now their verified accounts are $12 per month - I have signed up for a verified account and if you use the following link and sign up for a verified account your name will be added to the list of people I choose from to have a FREE verified account for life with Art!

If you sell online I think you'll really like Art Fire. Their system is very user friendly, with tons of promotional goodies (which as you know, is very important!!), they have a great community area and all sorts of resources that can help keep you in the know about handcrafted online sales!

So.. come check it out.. be sure to let me know if you do decide to sign up for a verified account.. that way I can add your name to the drawing list for a free account for LIFE!!

Have an enchanting day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm back.. I think..

It feels like forever.

I've been gone, again.. stuck in this horrible place I go when the stress of my life over-whelms me. I think a lot of you know I have a son with autism. Up until recently we thought his diagnosis was PDD-NOS, but at the end of 2008 the doctors changed it to... a u t i s m.

The last year has really been like a horrible roller coaster that won't stop. I just want to get off the ride or throw up already.. if that makes any sense. We've had to re-live the diagnosis process all over again and be given a new label for our son that we now have to adjust to.

The public school system has not been kind. We brought our son to school at one of their 'offerings' for 4 days. The teacher told me, "he had to be restrained" on the first day. And by the time she told me, "we had to restrain him again" that was the fourth day and I never sent him back. Now the school is calling me a liar. Saying they told me, "we had to hug your son, not restrain him."

Yes, that's why I'm so upset.. because you hugged him.


So.. I've been emotionally trying to come to terms with everything that has been going on. My son has to start therapy, since he doesn't can't trust anyone at school. We have a lawyer now, she's really good.. i like her. However much I would love to be spending my money on something fun.. if she can help my son stay at a more appropriate school then I'll give her everything I have.

The problem is now.. I'm not just mad a the public school system for me and my family. I'm mad for all the other families that can't afford a lawyer or to pay for private school until their court hearing. I'm mad because this type of crap is happening all over the country, to little children every where. I'm mad because the public school system is willing to pay 8-10 people to re-do assessments that I've already paid out of pocket for and then pay those 8-10 people to sit in 2-4 hour meetings several times before reaching a decision about what sort of therapy they think is best for my son...

With all that money they just wasted it could have been a few months of tuition at my son's private school. Why are public agencies set on wasting time and money?

The kids are suffering... while all the assholes are sitting in meetings eating cookies playing gods.

Well.. two can play that way.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Dark Side...

Well, that's it.. I've crossed over to the Dark Side.

I picked up the perfect book just in the nick-of-time...