See, that's, like, two crafts.[/QUOTE]
:) You are really branching out Zoe!
See, that's, like, two crafts.[/QUOTE]
:) You are really branching out Zoe!
all those sticker charts and rewards never worked for us but my oldest was big on them for a while with the grand daughter. i think at the end of the day, a united front on the parental front ( ie both parents ), consistency and fairness of rules and peace and harmony at home go a very long way. feeling totally rinsed today. not sure why as i was in bed early and up late. i am training today too so that is going to be a challenge. last week we did HIIT sorta with weights which was horrendous. "press up ladder" for example. what you do is do 1 proper press up at the end of the mat. jump up, turn around move swiftly to the other end of the mat. do 2 proper press ups. jump up. turn around and move swiftly to the other end of the mat again. do 3 proper press ups etc till you hit 10 proper pressups. 20 lunges with 15kg weights in either hand that sort of thing and then stright into dumbbell clean and press followed by lateral raises. so this week, i think we will do huge weights slowly lol gonna concentrate on lower back, do some curtsey lunges, machine shrugs for upper traps. few more lunges. one legged smith squats and leg press maybe.
Wow seaweed I got exhausted just reading your post! Seriously slack in the exercise department here but I have my appointment with the specialist about my toe next week, hopefully I'll get a better idea about what I can and cannot do after that.
What I can't do today is move. I friggin tweaked my back [I]again[/I] yesturday afternoon and now have the most awful muscle spasm in my lower back. The good news is the last two times I did this I ended up passed out in an ambulance and on diazepam, so I'm doing better than that. Just feeling annoyed with myself today and of course the usual tearfulness I get with pain. I couldn't even tell my DH what I had done because I feel like such a winger, he noticed anyway when I was struggling to get stuff in the dishwasher this morning. So I'm telling all of you instead LOL! Off for a massage this afternoon which should help the spasm and I stocked up on painkillers on the way to work so I'm good to go. Stupid, stupid, stupid friggin back. (it feels better to say that)
Since we don't work in a punishment/reward system, this isn't a rewards system.
The first is more like a "check list." DS likes to know what the plan is for the day, and then follow through on the plan. That makes him feel safe. If we don't follow through on the plan, he feels really disappointed. So, what we are doing is creating a plan for him to follow and a way for him to 'tick off' things on the list so that he can't claim that X didn't happen (which he is currently claiming every now and again).
Also, since I gave him a run-down two nights ago of our process, he went to bed on his own. I did the same yesterday, and he went to bed on his own again! He was a bit more mussy (messing around in bed), but at least DH and I got to eat before the window closed! And, he fell asleep around 8:00, which was good (both nights at 8:00!).
The chart gives him a run-down so that we know that we are moving through our activities. This first one was such a hit last night (a bit less so this morning because we switched berries and egg eating, putting the eggs first!), but he enjoyed "starring" off his list.
This gave us the idea to put out our weekly schedule as well (monday -- clean home AM; PM swimming; Tuesday -- girlfriend play date; afternoon park; etc). And, we're looking at doing something similar for our holiday as well -- since it's the long holiday and DH and I need to plan (not just the holiday/vacation, but when the school is on holiday and our schedule is wonked!).
I think it gives him a little more stability emotionally -- he knows what is coming.
The coupon book is a way for us to stay organized. DH and I were brainstorming the "DS day" (which I wrote about before), and we came up with about 100 different ideas. Maybe more. LOL Anyway, I thought I would craft them out (i got started already), and we'll have them laminated for re-use, and then he can use them on his day. We divided them into meals, treats and snack/beverages, outside activities, inside activities. They are color-coded so that we can easily tell which are which.
These are then put into their own envelopes, with an extra for "used" coupons. On DS's day, we'll look at the weather and then sit down with him in the AM and have him make decisions in terms of what he wants: lunch, snack, and two activities (indoor or outdoor depending upon the weather). Activities include things like "going to the park" and "going to the pool" and other free activities as well as ones that cost money like "bowling" and "movie."
Since it includes things like "extra play time with daddy/mommy," we thought we would open it up "randomly" when DS seems to be feeling particularly good or going through his check lists well.
I think it will be interesting to put all of these laminated things up on the wall in the kitchen though. One corner is all buddhist stuff (basics of buddhism), and then we'll have a kitchen full of . . . yeah. LOL Maybe I'll get some contact paper in black to make a big chalk board calendar thingy instead.
lets do a skype relatively soon, and I can give you some daily yoga movies that can help with your back. No more than 5-10 minutes of movies that you can do first thing in the morning (after peeing, of course! LOL), and then you should help make your back stronger and less prone to these things, while also reducing pain.
Thanks Zoe - you are right I do need to do something about this. Will PM you from home with my skype details soon. I've been doing fairly well with my scoli recently (although this changes daily), I've been using some really effective stretches from my osteo. This lower back thing is a reaccuring nightmare that we aren't too sure about the cause, may be related to the upper back scoli causing over straining on the rest of my back, not helped by post baby separated abdo muscles that I'm slack at doing anything about, or it could be something else altogether. I was working on those abs until my toe started to play up and then I sort of threw the towel in, which is a piss poor excuse I know. I'm fit and healthy and of ideal weight, just havn't got my back or abs on board.
Okay here is my fairy house.
Complete disaster !!!!! I used white chocolate instead of my usual milky brown....and it was too thin, wouldn't set, and coupled with a 35 degree day.......... so a huge disaster, but have patched it up as best I could, and it will have to do as the neighbours 8 year olds cake.
Nice one Gwamma - doesn't look too bad to me at all. Is it hollow or is there some cake in there?
Okay so a really busy day getting stuff finished for Christmas. This is my 7th or 8th queen sized knitted/crocheted blanket that I have made for family members. The bed that it is sitting on is actually a king....so once I have washed it again and stretched it slightly, it should fit onto a queenie !!!!
This result is a little more pleasing than the fairy house !!!!!! LOL
[QUOTE=Lizzielou;1024791]Nice one Gwamma - doesn't look too bad to me at all. Is it hollow or is there some cake in there?[/QUOTE]
No LL its hollow. Just chocolate panels glued together with chocolate.
How is your day panning out ? you poor wee sausage.
NOTE : wee sausage is one of Gwammas nice little sayings, another one is chick-a-lix, poppy-dops, gorgeous girl, girlfriend....so please don't be offended with my playing with words.
thank you !!!!! LOL