Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday Funny: September 27/14

Yes we are back!


I am soo sorry this has been missed the past few months. 

If you read my last post about BPD you will understand why. 

So now that Teen #2 is safe at the treatment facility we can start going back to normal routines. 

So let's see what was funny on Facebook this week:











Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What it's been like to live with someone who has #BPD Borderline Personality Disorder


All the above words best decribe our daughter. Teen #2 is our (Spirited One) for the last 3 years have been hell in our home. We ran the gambit with Doctors and other professionals telling us "This is normal Teen Behaviors".... "Your making too much out of it." And anything else to give her the power to make us look crazy. 

Then this past January Teen #2 took it to the extreme. She attempted to kill herself. She planned to overdose and never wake up. I am the one that found her 13 hours after she made the decision and consumed a mix of 55 pills. The scariest day in my life. Ever. 

From there I though now, now these Doctors will have to take this seriously. But unfortunately we didn't have such luck. 

Teen #2 was discharged a week later to resume life as she made it for us. We still had no official diagnosis. Just a pill bottle in hand saying this will help. 

So with no follow up or a way to get a repeat on this new medication we were sent on our way. 

Now we didn't leave it at that as a family. I kicked screamed & cried till I finally found a Phsyciatrist that would properly assess her. 

That meeting was very enlightening. It was back in May, when this Doctor asked if I had ever heard of BPD? No. No I had not. We finally could put a name to this "thing" that had taken over our amazing, funny, creative daughter. We were relieved. 

That sence of relief did not last long when it became clear there was not much that could be done to help us help her. We were back to walking on eggshells. Scared of the reaction you would get for breathing wrong in her company. 

That is until now. Friday Teen #2 leaves us to voluntarily go to a private residential treatment facility. For those that will& have wondered... No Child Services is NOT removing her from us. It was a decision we all made. Our hope this  will help teach her & us as a family how to better deal with the craziness that is going on in her brain. The hope is we can finally start to piece our family back together. 

She will get to come home every other weekend and most holiday's. 

So why am I writing this? Mostly to explain my long absence this last few months. As well I think I was ready to say it all out loud. 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

It's that time of year again! Where EVERYTHING is pumpkin spiced. Me personally I love this time of year. 


So in honor of all things Pumpkin I give you these little bits of Pumkin heaven:

Ingredients:

For the cinnamon streusel:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks

To make the pancakes: 
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

directions:

1. First, make the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix together with your hands or a fork, until you have a crumbly mixture. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg, pumpkin, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and whisk until combined.

4. Heat a griddle or pan to medium low. Coat with cooking spray. Drop 1/3 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of the cinnamon streusel. Cook on the first side until bubbles begin to form, about 2-3 minutes. Carefully flip pancake over and cover very generously with cinnamon streusel. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Continue this process to make the rest of the pancakes.

5. Serve pancakes warm with maple syrup and butter.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Where were you 13 years ago today? #NEVERFORGET


Today is the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center & the Pentagon.  

As we take a few moments out of our very busy lives to stop and remember the lost & sacrifice from that horrific day. 

I want to also remember the sense of community & togetherness that came from it. 

As I sit here & remember where I was when it happened. I was not with my husband yet. I was in my home getting my (then) baby ready for daycare as well as I was running late to get to school. With the news on like I always do. I remember the news interruption & I was looking at the images coming across the TV thinking no chance this is really happening. 

It took me hours to wrap my brain around the fact this was actually happening. I still can not even 13 years later understand the "why" of the hatred that caused this. 

I want everyone to remember not the 12 years the collision has been at war with the Middle East. Or the theories as to why war was declared.  

Please remember the loss of all from these attacks. The moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles grandparents and children. Please Include the Military Personnel & First responders we have lost since that day defending our freedoms. 

             Most of all Never forget!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Funny: August 23/14

Happy Saturday!!


Sorry for being MIA the last few weeks. The family went away & we now have a 16 year old boy living with us. He comes from a bad home & had been on the streets all summer. 

So it's extra crazy around here. Back to school starts in just over a week. THANK HEAVENS!! 

So on that crazy note let's see what's been funny this week on Facebook:


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