"Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it."
~ Swedish Proverb, from Dr. Robert Melillo's book, "Reconnected Kids"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Plugging along - thank goodness I take notes!

So last Wednesday was a pretty normal day, whatever that means, right? The weather was gross, so we made a giant arts and crafts mess in the morning. We headed to Roswell in the afternoon for Aidan's Brain Balance session, and some (MUCH less dramatic) fun at PLAY place. And we even managed to hit the park that evening after dinner. Hurray for low-key and "normal!" Here are some cute photos, clowning around at PLAY place!
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Aidan made a new friend, and was WAY too busy playing with him to pose for any photos - but Aeson was all about the close-up!
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Thursday was interesting (morning), LONG (afternoon), and a rockin' good time for Mama (night). We began our day early, with a NAET appointment in Cumming (a few exits north of here). Here is a very brief explanation of NAET treatment, taken directly from their website. "Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, also known as NAET®, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine." To learn more about NAET, please visit their website at http://www.naet.com/subscribers/what.html

Anyway, we have been seeing Tom Dill at North Georgia Wellness for a few weeks, and he has been treating all three boys for their many allergies. I was concerned that strep was once again an issue for Aidan, because of the recent and very dramatic changes in behavior that he had been displaying. (Been there, done that, got the dang T-shirt.) Tom uses muscle testing to determine if the patient is sensitive or reacting to a substance, and he found that Aidan was very strongly reacting to two different strains of strep. He cleared Aidan for both strains, and once the body is "cleared" of a substance, it should no longer be an issue. (Side note - while we were home over the weekend, I had Aidan swabbed for strep and no active infection was present. We also did a blood test to check his strep titers, and his number came back lower than it had EVER been - I'm becoming a true believer in NAET, as I very strongly feel that strep was at least a big part of the behavior problem last week.)

We headed to Roswell a little early for Brain Balance, so we went to PLAY place to burn some energy before our long car ride home to Savannah. Everyone played well, and we even got to attend story time at PLAY place that morning, which the boys LOVED! There was lots of singing and dancing, and some pretty cool scarves to play with too!
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And apparently, no story time is complete without bubbles...who knew?
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Aidan had another great session at Brain Balance, and everyone was (mostly) good on our long car ride home!

Thursday night, Mimi kept the monkeys and Andy and I headed to Live Wire Music Hall to see the fabulous Sonia Leigh, with Coy Bowles (of ZBB) and his super funky band opening the show. It. Was. AWESOME!! And I will now once again hijack Aidan's blog to show you all the fun that I had that night!

Walking in the door, I FINALLY got to meet the very fun co-captains of all things Sonia Leigh - Susie and Ginger. These ladies work tirelessly to support and promote Sonia, and work any show that they can, selling her merchandise and pulling folks off the street to experience her talent. They even got to spend a few days touring with the band, on the tour bus and everything (SUPER jealous, ladies! I have ALWAYS wanted to go "on tour!") Hey Sonia, if Susie and Ginger are ever too busy, I'd be happy to fill in...;)
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The show was AMAZING, as always. Coy and his band were on fire - unfortunately, the lights were always strangely red or purple when I reached for my phone, and I couldn't get a decent shot to save my life!) Sonia and her band rocked the house - they are always SO much fun to catch live!
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Jam session - there's Coy on the right!
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And they ALL could not be any nicer or more gracious in person! See?
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Me and "Tube top" Gregg Shapiro - the bad a$$ bass player! Thanks Tube Top and Sonia for the photos!
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What a super fun night with my honey! (Thanks Mimi for taking one for the team and monkey-sitting!)

Sonia's album, "1978 December" and Coy's album "Love Takes Flight" are both AMAZING and available on itunes. Do yourself a favor and add them both to your collection - you'll be very happy that you did!

Once again, I'm over my 600 word goal...sheesh, it's harder to be "brief" than I thought it would be. Well, not really. I knew it was gonna be tough, but I'm trying! Until next time...

Much love,

Allie

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