Saturday, February 25, 2012


Each month we hand AT&T aprox $400.  That's right - $400.  Our TV/Internet runs about $200 a month.  This includes U-Verse and internet that is slow.  We've had our modem replaced, but we still have to reboot it a couple times a week.  Our wifi sucks.  There are times I need to switch my phone to 3g in my house because the wifi is so bad.  The TV is OK but not great.  We've had our recordings disappear a few times and we don't get the Padres, but it's easier to stay with them then change.

For our phone we have 4 lines on their family plan.  The lowest family plan has 700 minutes per month and rollover.  We use about 200 minutes between the 4 of us.  We have the family texting plan.  And 2 iPhones with unlimited data.

Each month my husband uses about 150,000 kb of data.  He could switch to the $15 plan but he never knows if the navy will send him somewhere where he will need to have unlimited data.  I made the stupid decision to put my music in the cloud with music match.  I suspect a lot of the backups they are doing are sucking bandwidth too

Well now I need to worry about being throttled.  I use over 3gb of data a month, which could put me in the top 5%.  I'm not happy about this - I have a deep committed love affair with my iPhone and I don't know if I can handle being throttled.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Three sheets?

When asked about the picture - she reviewed everything, pointed to the "H" in shit and said "that's supposed to be an 'H' mom"

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wish us luck tomorrow!

Dani is competing in the Gold Coast sweetheart pageant!  It's on her birthday!  She's convinced she's going to win.  I'm convinced I'm nuts :)  We shall see how it goes - I am hopeful for her but not totally convinced she will nail it...

We are seeing her psychiatrist today (yes on a Saturday!) to review meds.  I'm interested in seeing how that works out for her.  I hope it goes good but we shall see.  The lack of focus is driving me nuts!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Medication Update

Here we are - a couple of weeks into our experiment with new meds for Aspergers.

I've seen a great amount of improvement with her mood.  We haven't had a single meltdown since she started on it.  She's been happy and carefree. 

The downside - she is happy and carefree.  Her tests are now coming back with 75% instead of 95%.  Her homework is back to taking her 2 hours to finish instead of 30 minutes.  Her teacher has noticed a significant loss of focus. 

Earlier today she was begging to take her old meds again.  She says she hates not being able to focus.  She says her brain feels like when we were driving up the freeway and all of the radio stations would get fuzzy.  Poor kiddo. 

Sometimes I get angry that she has to go through all of this.  I hate having to have my 7 year old taking all of these grown up drugs.  I hate worrying that they will have serious side effects in another 30 years that we just don't know about.   It's just not fair. I wish I could make it all go away.  Little kids shouldn't have to worry about all of these things. 

We go back to the doctor this weekend and she will see how Dani is doing- and  where we go from here.