Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Samantha and I came home to have some scratchy eggs for breakfast. Then she went to watch tv on Tabbi while I got busy working on auction stuff and Avon stuff. Then I headed downstairs for a work out...and to watch the Bachelor on the iPad.
We did lunch together and then headed to town to get my crown!! Samantha was determined to be with me, but the DA was very good at getting her out of the room for the needles part. I did try the nitrous oxide and I still cried like a baby!!!! I didn't like it...it smelled funny!! And didn't do anything for me but make me shaky and jittery!!! There was no laughing!!! Samantha came in while the fitted the crown and cleaned the tooth up. We were outta there just before 3 and went to get DJ from school. Then we dropped the books off at SVEC and headed for home. The kids played with the boys outside and then went inside. I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet while wearing off the freezing.
Dinner was pancakes and apple sausage...easy on the jaw!! Kids were pleased with the choice!! :) After dinner it was shower time...DJ first, then Samantha, then me!! Love how quick and easy it is now!! They both went to bed quite easily...DJ before I even got to him!! I worked on some more Avon stuff in preparation for Thursday. Howie was watching AI but I just have no interest in it now that Simon is gone...course I wasn't interested much in his show either lol I'm a Voice girl now!! GO Team Blake!!!
When I did sit I was FROZEN!!! Thanks to a cat and the grandma Thelma blanket I'm thawed out! I watched Cougar Town and laughed lots!! Funny show! Parenthood was fabulous for a season finale!!!! And so was the season finale of White Collar!!! Now im off to snuggle some blankets and finish the bachelor....
We got home and DJ went right back to playing....Sam needed to get dressed first and then she joined in...I was going to work out, but the logistics didn't work out for me to do that, so I did laundry instead...fun right!? And I got lunches ready for us...which proved difficult as DJ wanted a picnic outside...yes, the sun is shining, no, it's NOT picnic weather...oh the tears!!!!! Oh, they even asked to go to the beach today since the sun was shining....did they not remember the flakes of snow coming down yesterday!?!?! Apparently not! Man alive!!
After lunch they went back out to play again while I got ready to head to town...I was meeting one of my reps to stand at the post office to hand out Avon books and get names/numbers for potential clients. I also finally remembered to return the shredded envelope that once was my parents Christmas card...that would be why they never said anything about getting it...and since the stamp wasn't used, but had a mark thru it, I wanted my money back! Yes, it's only 80 cents, but dammit! The government already gets enough money!!! It took a good 20 minutes to get the form printed and filled out by the Postmaster and then the lady behind the counter made me wait in line AGAIN to get the 80 cents back...but I just smiled thru it all!! :D Like my mama taught me!!
We headed for home about 3:45 and made a stop at my g/f Anneke's house, chatted with her a bit and then headed home...we got home literally one minute before Howie!!! The kids went back to playing, and I got on the treadmill. Finally! Didn't do a whole hour, but got a good 45 mins in...so that's good! Dinner was FABULOUS, pork chops, wild rice which Sam LOVED, and steamed broccoli....topped off for DJ with a hot cross bun and for Sam an apple with peanut butter...lucky kids! Once they were in bed we put on The Voice and enjoyed the last of the blind auditions! Some of Blake's choices surprised me....none of Adam's did! lol And their bromance is HILARIOUS!!!! I just love it! Howie went to bed after the last audition and I kept on frogging.
Remember that sweater I made last year?? The purple/white/green one...it's FAR too big on me now, so I took it apart to re-use the yarn...it was that or let it sit in my closet! I started off okay frogging the cowl neck, but once I got into the yoke it was a mess!!!! I spent 2 hours on it last nite and a good 3 hours on it tonite!!! Til I realized I could frog it from the beginning too....oh so much smoother!!!! In the end I probably lost a skein...so I cut it up into strips for the birdies to use when I put them in the yard come Spring! I thoroughly enjoyed Smash tonite...its like an adult Glee...only somehow better...just love it!!! And 2 Broke Girls was hilarious!!! HIMYM was somewhat predictable. And now I'm off to bed!!
Til next time...God bless!
Monday, February 27, 2012
We haven't had puke from her since Friday morning at 4:30 am...but she insists she's sick and can't do anything...and we remind her, she's sick with a cold....I tell ya! DJ's also got the frog in the throat thing going on...and Howie's full on sick with a head cold too...me? I'm doing just find thankyouverymuch! I take my vitamins!! Plus, I can't afford to be sick! Time wise that is...who would take care of the kids...AND me!?!?! lol
This morning I had the glorious pleasure of sleeping in til almost noon...we'd decided not to get anyone else sick, so we skipped church and Howie said I could sleep in...and boy did I ever!! It was 11:45 when I woke up for the 3rd time...the first two were thanks to DJ...so it really was surprising I got back to sleep. When I got up the kids were hungry, so I made them each an eggamuffin (I got some gluten free english muffins for Sam) and I had scratchy eggs. Then the kids asked to watch movies in bed...their own beds....by themselves...so Sam had the iPad and DJ had Tabbi...and they were like that for over an hour!!!! It was so quiet!!!! Nice quiet! I was asked by each of them to lay with them for a bit, so I did...but around 2 my g/f came over to pick up some empty boxes as she's moving, and I got myself ready to work out once she left.
After working out, I came upstairs to find everyone watching The Muppets and so I sat with one kid, and then the next...taking turns...aren't I lucky!!??! We got dinner going after Howie had a shower and it was okay...we ran out of the hamburger meat that we love, the stuff from zaycon and I bought what we used to have from costco...Howie was excited for something different and then we were both disappointed really while eating it...we've been spoiled with GOOD beef!!!! Hopefully it comes back to our area soon!!!
It was decided after dinner that the kids were going to shower with me....Sam first, which was easy!! She loved it!! And then DJ, who is far too slippery for his own good!! But it was quick and painless!! All three of us were done in a half hour!! Which is speedy fast! They went to bed relatively easy considering they did NOTHING all day!!! And THEN I got to watch the Oscars!!!!! Whew!! LOVED the opening montage that Billy does...he does it SO well!!! And this year, they didn't have all the musical crap in between...it was simple and elegant...and more awards were actually handed out than normal...it was nice!! Long, but nice! And I still have no desire to watch The Artist....*shrug* maybe in a few years! So, once it was done, I watched Win a Date with Tad Hamilton...funny rom/com! Seen lots of Josh Duhamel this weekend!
Til next time...God bless!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
After that we came back upstairs to wait on lunch. Samantha chose her GF mac n cheese...and while its not Kraft (get on that will ya!!) it smelled okay...and looked okay...but her say-so? She thot it too crunchy...and by that she meant chewy...I tasted one and she was right...but if she wants mac n cheese, she's gotta sacrifice!! She dawdled so much we were racing to get outta here in time for recess duty!! The kids were already out when we got there, so we joined right away! Ms K said she'd do a half recess, but they really needed to blow off steam! So we did the whole thing. Then Mes. Hughes asked me to do a couple jobs, which I did easily. This is DJ's freehand of George Washington...looks more like Charlie from Charlie & Lola...but what do I know?!?!
We got home and both kids went next door to play....leaving me in quiet!!! I got the dishes done and the counters cleaned and then sat to enjoy the silence. No sooner had I commented on said silence and 4 (FOUR) children came bounding up the steps!!! They played for an hour before heading hone. But we invited K to spend the nite, so he was back pretty quick and joined us for dinner.
After we were all done eating, the kids watched Bedtime Stories while I put laundry away and took a shower. Once the movie was done they all went to bed. The boys talking, and Samantha complaining about their talking lol
I watched Grimm with Howie and it was gruesome!! Glad I watch it first!! After that Howie went to bed and I watched Castle from Monday....good two part story!! And then Blue Bloods which was good also!! Now I'm gonna go watch the backs of my eyelids!!
Til next time...God bless!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Our day started at the usual time and we were doing good til we had to leave. For some reason time goes much quicker as I'm trying to buckle everyone in, make sure all my Avon is in the truck, and everything else is taken care of. Plus I added two stops on the way to school that weren't exactly on the way TO school. Yeah, DJ was late...but only by 10 minutes!! Better than I thot it would be!!
After dropping him off I chatted with Howie and learned that Samantha woke up while he was in the shower and did some dry heaving. She'd also done a couple more while getting dressed and decided to wear jammies for the day...complete with a diaper!! Fine by me!! With the dry heaves, I only let her have sips of water...if I'd left it up to her, she would have drank the whole sippy cup!!
We made several stops...several!! One was at Trader Joes as I was told they had a good selection of GF foods, meh...I found more at Grocery Outlet here in town. It was fun to walk around tho! It's been years since I've shopped there! It was also then that I learned SamSam was feeling worlds better as she was non stop talking!!!
We got back in the truck to make more stops and I let her have a handful of dry cereal...slowly...we were armed bin case she threw up, but we were also a seat apart! She did just fine!!! About noon we were headed to Jackie's place and she fell asleep....so I got a short n sweet visit in with her and then we left. She woke up an hour later as we were on our way to Costco.
We were just in time to get DJ from school and stop by the bank before heading home to let Belle out of her misery, I mean, crate. I unloaded and dealt with whiny kids til Howie got home. He's miserable with a sinus thing going on and thankfully I got a roasted chicken and we had that for dinner...DJ and I did anyways. While eating my third bite, my temporary crown came unglued...AGAIN!! Even tho it was after 6, I called and got the after hours number for the dentist...turns out, it's his home number!!! Who does that?!?! So awesome!! What's not awesome this is he doesn't work on Fridays!! But he's meeting me in the morning to cement it back on. Thankfully it's not as painful this time around...nor as shocking!
Howie went to bed at 6:30 and I got the kids bathed and in bed by 8:30!! Quite the feat! After getting Howie's lunch made I sat and watched tv and knit, frogged and knit some more.
Grey's was good...on a human level! I enjoyed it! PP was good too!! I'm loving the addition of Benjamin Bratt!! Mmmm mmmm!! Howie woke up just after midnite, as I was about to start White Collar, so he watched with me and I headed to bed! Which is where I am now...
Til next time...God bless!
Til next time...God bless!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
After breakfast we took our sweet time leaving to go grocery shopping. First stop was Grocery Outlet...new for us , but my g/f told me they have the best local prices for GF stuff. She was right too!!! We got all kinds of GF goodies!! Crackers, tortillas, chips, noodles, noodles and more noodles!! She was one happy camper!
We then did the Freddy's run and got the rest of our necessities. I even scored some birthday gifts for DJ!! All their clothes are 70% off the lowest price...so I got 20.00 shirts for 3.00!!! How sweet is that?!?! I got 4 for DJ , one a gift, and one for Samantha! All for 19.73 or some such ridiculous number!!
We finally got home just before 2 and I made lunch immediately as we were all hungry!! They had their salami and cheese usual, so they were doing good. I was starving!!! Our afternoon consisted of glow baths and hair brushing. When they were done they headed next door to play and I hopped in the shower. Howie was home when I got done and I got right to making dinner. One of our purchases today was GF pancake mix...today IS Shrove Tuesday!! Not that we're Catholic by any means!! But once that suggestion gets implanted by others having them you can't turn that off!! lol
After a rather tasty dinner I took off for an Avon meeting in town. Long time since we've had a local one! I came home laden with stuff!! Got my Presidents Club recognition and I win three door prizes! I rock!!! Ha! No, really, I love going!! Got up try out two new products coming out and smell a new perfume.
I got home as Howie was reading to our pajama clad kids. I helped tuck them in and sat down to relax. We started watching Glee (how on EARTH could they end it that way!?!!) and Howie went up bed. Last week was a fluke! lol then I watched Cougar Town, New Girl (I'm really liking this one!!) and Raising Hope (which was hilarious!) Parenthood was heartbreaking!!! I Also learned I was a week behind on Survivor!!! It started without me!! Thankfully it's on On Demand and I caught it! Poor Kourtney! Out without a chance!!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
After breakfast we headed to my f/f Anneke's for cuts and colour!! I was stunned to learned its been since November that I had anything done!! Di too for that matter!! No wonder I could braid his hair!! lol In any case, we both look much better after today!! I even had some sexy layers put in my hair!! All in preparation for a perm in two weeks!! Oh I'm excited!!!
We got home and I did my work out before lunch. Set the kids up with Netflix and I got walking. Watched two episodes of Arrested Development and enjoyed them. One more HBO show I'm late to! I have to say, treadmill after Zumba HURTS!!! I'm feeling it!! Not so much the Zumba but the hips from the walking. Sheesh!
The afternoon literally flew by!! The boys came over to watch Mr. Popper and ended up playing downstairs. I took advantage and got the last of the tax stuff done. I was putting it all in the envelope to mail to the CPA and realized I didn't have the W2. Gah!!! Not cool!! I searched everywhere snd didn't find it!! Got a lot of things recycled, but no W2!!! Ugh! Howie's gonna request another one tomorrow and I hope it doesn't take too long!
Dinner was cheesy pesto chicken! So yummy!! The kids love it too! I also finally gave Samantha a gluten-free day!!! Completely!!! Whew! It's been a rough 5 days trying to figure this put!! Once the kids were on bed we watched The Voice and enjoyed it! Howie even stayed up til it was done. Which says a lot right there!! I'll catch up with Ben tomorrow online.
Now I'm gonna go snuggle a book that I'm sure will give me some sleepless nites once it hooks me in!!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I did finally get up after some serious snuggles from the kids who were happily fed! Samantha loved her new cereal!! Which I'm SO glad about!! She had the Chex one today. DJ had cereal too, which is unusual, especially when daddy is there to make toast. I joined the cereal ranks and had my granola with blueberries. YUM!!
Howie went for a nap when I got iPad he hadn't slept well last nite. He got up at noon and went outside to work on the fence for the dog run. I fed the kids their lunches and they were off to help!! Such golden silence!! I started reading the book I borrowed from a friend, Hunger Games, but was dozy, and ended up taking a 20 minute power nap! Boy did I feel guilty!! Howie out working AND dealing with kids while I was inside snug as a bug!! So I got up and made next weeks breakfasts for him. And put dishes away. And loaded it back up. Made some roasted garbanzo beans in the oven. And then finally read!! At which point four kids were inside playing as it was raining pretty hard. Three of them were getting along, so SamSam came up and hung out with me.
About 5 the gate was done and Miss Belle got her first taste of fenced freedom!! It was cute to watch her run around realizing she wasn't on a leash!! Much like when we go to the park. Could hardly get her to come in!! What a novelty!! Because it was pouring rain she didn't get as long as she would have liked!!
After dinner I bathed the kids and then took a shower myself while they all watched part of a movie. Then into bed the kiddos went! Hockey kept Howie up til almost 10 at which point I had control of the remote!! So I watched two weeks worth of Castle, and last weeks Revenge and one of the Blue Bloods in the memory. Whew! All the while knitting up a pair of leg warmers on 4 double point needles...which make me WISH I had the right circulars on hand!!
Til next time...God bless!
Yesterday Samantha had a follow up with the Naturopath and we learned she is definitely allergic to gluten. She does not have celiac disease, thankfully, but this will be a new way of life for her to be gluten free!! I have been pointing out the last week how her body reacts when she eats food she shouldn't....and we've talked about allergies and that's she'll be avoiding some of her FAVE foods!! I did also tell her that we'll get her some gluten free foods that she'll come to love.
I also got my blood test results...and shockingly my thyroid is perfect!!! She thought for sure it would be off! And my vitamin B is higher than needed but that's good too!! And I've only been doing one B complex a day instead of the three recommended!! My iron on the other hand is extremely low!! She likes to see numbers on the 30's...mine was 9!! Which explains why my periods are so long and heavy!! (sorry if that's tmi, but it is MY blog!) And this has been going on for YEARS!! Since before kids! It's been worse since having Sam, and I've been keeping track for four years now! Needless to say I'm on iron supplements, and should feel better in a week! The true test will be next month when aunt flo visits again.
Today was a no school day...and this afternoon I was given the gift of a quiet house! So while the kids were outside playing I got busy with doing my Avon taxes. I got a lot done in three hours!! Not completely done, but I can see the light!!
This evening I has a parent/teacher conference about Mr DJ!! Who is doing really well!! His focus still has trouble but she has a way of motivating him that just might work...and there's a couple others who need the same motivation. She just loves having him in her class and I know the feeling is mutual!! *sigh* I'm so glad his first year of school is such a positive experience.
After that we went to Freddy's to get a few things...and checked out the gluten free section...I taught Samantha the label signs for her to know if she can have it or not. We got her some cereal, breakfast bars, cookies and cheesies! We came home and they had done hit chocolate and cheesies for snack before watching a movie and bed. Howie got home just in time to tuck them in. Then we watched Grimm together from last week before he went to bed. I've been catching up on DVR stuff and knitting a pair of leg warmers...for SamSam!! Shhhh she doesn't know :)
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Cuz this big girl cried like a baby!!! Big time!!
This morning there was no way around it...DJ was gonna be late!! Can't Blane a bus, or lights, or a train...it was all us! Not one of us in particular, just all three of us...it happens! After dropping him off SamSam and I headed to Laney's house for a play date....but they weren't there...we waited a few minutes and then left. I texted Shannon and got a reply while we were at the fairgrounds asking for a donation. She was picking up another girl that's in their class. We headed back and the 3 girls played well together.
Dance is getting exciting because if the girls practicing their steps for the recital in June. Samantha loves practicing at home too!! After clad we headed to pick up pizzas....which were less than what I expected for the day after Valentines! We got home shortly after noon and got lunch going.
The plan was to drop SamSam off at Aliya's house while I went to the dentist....and DJ was already coming home with the neighvors and hang out with them. And all went according to the plan too!! I got to the dentist for 2:15 and headed right in. I was doing great til he shot me full of freezing. I worked myself into such a tizzy!! By the third needle he had to stop so I could calm down before the fourth one. This one went right into the jaw!! I was left to collect myself before he got started working....and doing a fifth shot!...which I didn't feel per se, but knowing made it worse. I thought I was getting a crown done today, bug it turns out today was impression day..and filling removal and refilled, as well as a "small" cavity near it...which were right beside the broken tooth!!!! I hate Murphy!! AND his stupid laws!! The fillings were first before to took the impression for the crown. I could have SWORN he was drilling upper teeth...yeah , beside the broken one. While there was a pause, I mentioned that I kept the crown that fell out...which turns out to be a good thing!!! They were able to file it down and reuse it!! Pretty awesome! Still doesn't help with the needles any!!
I left there shaky and headed to pick up SamSam at Aliya's house. she was all dressed up in a princess dress' so cute!! We got home and got dinner going right away! It was Awana nite so we ate early! And left daddy to himself for 3 hours!! Got home and put the kids straight to bed.
Now it's my turn...but I'm feeling kinda jittery and restless!! Wish me luck!!
Til next time, God bless!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
To be fair, it started off beautifully!! While I was making DJ's lunch the kids came into the kitchen and started whispering to each other. They'd noticed the cards left in the table for me...I was then instructed to close my eyes while DJ placed them in my hands. SO sweet!!! DJ had signed it by himself and wrote on the outside of the envelope. Samantha had a bit of help, but was still just as proud!!
We got to school with plenty of time and no tardy slips!! Sam and I headed home for breakfast and to start our day. I got to work in some emails and then bathed SamSam. Love those lazy play baths!! Then I set her up with a movie and went to shower. We had a quick lunch and then took off for town. I had a Dr appt for 1:30 and we were right on the button! Samantha recognized the building and asked if I'd be getting blood drawn too. I wasn't sure, but we'd have to wait and see.
While I was in with the Dr, she stayed out with my friend Raeshele and coloured and got a tour of all the offices. She wowed them all!! I was indeed sent for blood work...so off we went across the street. While trying to find a parking spot...the unimaginable happened!! My temporary crown fell out while chewing gum...which I typically don't chew on that side consciously...and instantly the pain of an exposed half tooth kicked in!!
As long as I didn't mouth breathe the pain is bearable...so off we went and I had blood drawn...I didn't cry, and Samantha got the sucker! She watched tho, so hopefully now that she's seen it happen calmly...maybe she'll follow suit?!?!
From there we went and got DJ picked up from school and headed to drop off books. A day early, but I needed the trunk space. After that we headed to the bank and Lowes. Got the last of what we needed for the fence and then I took the kids card shopping for daddy.
We got home and Howie unloaded us, the kids had a gate blocking them getting out. As Howie was about to start the BBQ for our steak dinner, he suggested we postpone it and have something easier on my mouth. So, we had cheesy eggs instead. Drinking water is fun....NOT! Like I said, if I don't mouth breathe, I'm good...oy! Is it tomorrow afternoon yet?!? I have an appt for 2:30 to get a crown put on. And really, I think it was 8 months ago it got put on...which is pretty long in the world of temps!!
After dinner DJ and I snuggled and we all watched Bedtime Stories before ticking the kids in bed. And then a miracle happened...when I finally sat down, Howie watched Glee with me!!!! Guess he'd heard of the Whitney ding to be sung...which of course ROCKED!!! Love Amber Riley's voice!!! Then he went to bed and I continues on. New Girl got the most laughs tonite!! Parenthood was really good too...next week looks even better!! Gotta love sweeps months!!
Til next time...God bless!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
After breakfast the kids and I got busy with making up their Valentines cards for tomorrow. It was a very surreal moment for me to watch my son print off everyone's names on their cards. Illegible, but all on his own! I was SO proud of him!! He was pretty proud too!! And rightly so! Six months ago he could write two letters...d and j....that's it! I also found it funny that he wrote our last name (and his teachers) hugHes instead of the right way! Haha
About 11 the kids went outside to may with the boys while I tidied up and did the dishes. They came in just about noon looking for lunch, which I happily obliged them. They were right back outside as soon as they were done eating. It took me a good hour of puttering around to realize how quiet it was! They'd gone inside next door, so I took some pain meds and took a 90 minute nap!! Samantha found me just before 3 and was upset that she couldn't find me...lol she must not have looked hard...or suffers Hughes-itis which affects the optical nerves when looking for something. Howie suffers terribly from it!! In any case we snuggled and chatted before I got up at her request to sit in my chair with her and watch Dora. How does one say no?!? Yeah, I don't!
Howie came home as she and I were sitting watching Dora and he watched with us! With his eyes closed! Samantha left us to go play with the boys who'd come in to play downstairs. I got dinner going and we ate shortly after 6. I was about to bathe DJ when I realized I needed to leave immediately for an Avon meeting. I knew it started at 7:30, but somehow my brain twisted that to mean leaving at 7:30. Glad I caught myself.it was a short meeting as the coffee place closed at 8! I was home shortly after 9 and found Howie watching The Voice, which is super easy to jump in on!! And exactly what I did!! Howie went to bed just before 10 and I watched the beginning. I'll have to wait til tomorrow to watch the Bachelor on On Demand. I also watched HIMYM which was goo. Sad but good! 2 Broke Girls was funny as usual. And Hart of Dixie was good!! Now I'm ready to hit the hay!
Til next time...God bless!
Monday, February 13, 2012
<p><p>That i really don't NEED to watch the Grammys....don't much enjoy all the drama and drivel...and honestly...WHO put lady GaGa next to Blake and Miranda!?!?!?! There are some weird photos floating around already of that threesome!! </p><br>
<p>This morning we were a tad late for church but not terribly so....and the message was good!! Just wish DJ wasn't as fidgety...he did OK on the noise level....angry birds helps there. Or fruit slice ninja...no napping today either! </p>
<p>After service I left them to go home while I went on my Avoning way....only took me 4 hours too....not bad really!! I got home and the fence is well under way!!!! The posts are in, the "she cant dig under the fence" boards are in...all thats left is the actual fence!! Which I'll be picking up tomorrow! So close to being done!! Howie said he had lots of help too...too much at one point and he stopped and went to take down lights so the 4 kids would go elsewhere. lol
I got home and got right into dinner mode. Afterwards, the kids and I went to the shed to see what was what...I also picked up all the books a day early...figured I'd just do it then instead of waiting. We got home, and it was bed time right away. I could see all the outdoor playing was hitting a wall for them. Sam gets downright silly when she's tired. DJ just gets lazy.
Sorry this is short...I just realized I need to make Howie's lunch yet....oops!!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Speaking of his desk....I got to help out with testing again on Friday at his school....this time with math stuff. All about patterning...ABABAB in colours and then AABAAB in different colours. The kids were to copy my tower...then make it taller...then make their own using the same pattern in their own choice of colours. DJ only got one wrong!!! I was pleased as punch!!! The girls all whizzed thru it...the boys took their time...with one boy saying "I don't want to do it, can I go now?" after creating his own ABC pattern! And one girl even built her towers from the top down....surely that means something in the corporate world!! lol
My g/f Shirah came over for dinner last nite and to hang out with us....which the kids LOVED seeing her! Its been since Christmas that we'd seen her, and there were many other distractions, so this was nice to just catch up! Howie got home just before nine, in time to kiss the kids good nite. Then Shirah and I took off to the movie theater here in town to see The Vow. Now, it was by a flip of the coin that picked that movie...the other choice was One For The Money which I'm DYING to see!! The Vow interested me, but I didn't know much other than the previews.
WOW!!!! What a movie!!!!! For whatever reason, they're not playing up the fact that it's A) based on a true story, and B) it's based on a book!! Now I simply MUST read the book!! I bawled like a baby in the movie....all throughout the movie too!! It wasn't just one thing that set the lot of us estrogen driven women in the theater to tears...the whole thing!!! I can't remember crying at a movie like that in a LONG time!!!! I'm so glad Shirah was crying right beside me!! I sobbed the whole way home too! Sheesh!!! Aunt Flo needs to show up already!!!! I'm a blubbering idiot!! But seriously, FANTASTIC movie!! Highly recommend it!! Not just cuz of Channing Tatum either (who's 32 soon, which doesn't make me a cougar!!) but man, what a performance!! He's the next Tom Cruise!! I can see many many girls swooning over him the way I did Tom when I was younger!!
Today was a good day too!! The kids and I got up and had breakfast together, and then got dressed and headed out the door as Howie was coming in it. We were off to deliver some Avon and to go to Lowes and do their Build and Grow kit for today...which was a wooden box they built and decorated to house their valentines cards they get. Such a fun one!! Only got my thumb smacked once by Sam too!! All in all, a huge success! I shall have to make more effort to take them to more of them! Howie napped while we were gone, and we got home just in time to wake him. Then he and DJ took off for Lowes to buy more fencing material to keep going.
But today was not a fencing day...we all had a dinner date!! So while the boys were out, Sam got a bath and got her hair prettied up...then Howie got a hair cut....DJ got a bath while Howie showered and then it was finally MY turn!!! Whew!! We got to the church a couple minutes late, sent the kids off to their room for the kid time (and dinner) while we went into the sanctuary for our dinner time. A lovely 5 course meal too!! The entertainment was beyond hysterical!! What fun we had tonite!!! Our table consisted of Pastor Dan and his wife Sharon...another couple who've been together for 18 years, she's from the Philippines and he's from here....another couple who run the Awana program, and it was nice to see them! and then us! Couldn't have picked a better table!!
We got done about 9 and came home to put two exhausted kids to bed! But not before lotioning them both up! DJ's showing massive improvement with his bum issue and Sam's is looking calmer, but isn't really clearing up! She LOVES taking the meds under her tongue!! Cracks me up! Howie and I watched some tv together and then he went to bed...I watched White Collar and then tried watching Castle, but my legs got restless and so I'm blogging instead and then heading to bed. May watch Hot in Cleveland in bed...LOVE that show!
Til next time...God bless!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Today was another busy one...but I can now hear I stereo!!! After dropping DJ off at school, SamSam and I went to pick up my new hearing aid!! That was a long week!! Better yet, a long 5 months of imbalance!! And now it's gonna take time to adjust to the difference in sounds!! Plus, this is sort of an old school aid, it takes 5 seconds or so to warn up and get working...odd for me!
In the parking lot, before we left, I called a Naturopath that I got the name of from my g/f yesterday...and we got an appt for 10:30!!! I was thrilled with that!! Samantha is in the middle of a really bad bout of whatever is on her skin...and I can't seem to control it like before! And I don't care for steroid creams like what she got 3 years ago. This is by far, her worst break out!!
We got there early to fill out paperwork...and it turns out one of my g/f's is the secretary...she's also a good Avon client too! We got all checked in and got taken back right away. Dr. White talked to Samantha a bit, we discussed the longevity if it all and she took a look at Samantha's upper body. Her first thoughts were to test for celiac, which is a gluten allergy....for the girl who LOVES bread and pasta, not fun!! But to test for thSf is covered...to do food allergy testing, we pay out of pocket. Do we'll go this route first and either figure it out or rule it out.
Now, to do the test, requires blood to be drawn....something she's never had done since birth!!! Nor does she remember any of her vaccines!! I tried to prep her without telling her about the needle part...and she was doing good. The tech put that rubber band thing on her and she started to get concerned. Didn't mind the rubbing alcohol, and the sight of the needle didn't bother her....but the moment that needle entered her vein, she was a screaming!!! Blood curdling screams!!! Screams I should have shit my hearing aids off for!!! Screams that drew help instantly!!! which was needed as I needed to get her to stop watching it. With all her screaming she was stopping the flow of blood and it took longer to get the vial full. My poor baby!!! Oh my heart was hurting for her!! We snuggled before the band aid was put on as I knew she needed it!! And I got her laughing within 2 minutes!! Always a good sign!!
We left there to get DJ, and she fell asleep while we waited. She deserved it!! Fell asleep mid lollipop too!! We got home and I let her sleep a while longer. When I woke her she was a hot mess!! It took 2 hours to get her velcro self off me!!! Even daddy wasn't enough!! she did finally snap out of it and went to play with the boys.
After a yummy dinner I bathed the kids and we got them into bed by 8:30!! Perfect timing really!!! Speaking of bed...I'm there already...
Til next time...God bless!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Today was another absolutely gorgeous day!!! We may have hit 60 even!! Howie was off fishing this morning, but we had pork chops for dinner...so there's the answer to that!! He said it was crazy busy too!! He got home, ate and went for a nap. The kids and I headed downstairs so I could get a walk in. They spotted Jessica outside and promptly headed out!! Perfect timing!! Unfortunately it didn't last long enough and they were back in fighting over every little thing!! So frustrating when you're trying to stay focused!! Once Howie got up, they improved! Even went outside to help him clean up. I took the opportunity to shower in peace!!
About 2:30 I headed in to town to finish the grocery shopping at Freddy's. Kinda nice to be alone snd wander the clearance aisles! I found some cool party favors for SamSam's party next month...sunglasses with matching hair bows! She'll get hers for valentines day....just gotta find done for Daniel too! It was 4:30 when I was checking out. I did my personal stuff first, got a new purse!!! After months of looking, I found one!! Now, watch, Avon will come out with one I like!! lol always the case!
Just as she was finishing up the food stuffs and I was to pay, I realized I fifth have the gift cards to pay for it. They were in my cost pocket which I didn't wear due to how nice it was outside. Grrrrr!!!! So they suspended my order and I drove home to get them, drove back to Freddy's and then came home! What a waste of an hour and a half!!
The kids got a glow bath tonite before I headed out to Panera to pick up for the shed. Usually I love the people who work there....but tonite was one of the full time day timers...and she's not the friendliest. Didn't help I broke a glass butter dish...dang it!
I got home just after 10 and all was quiet! So I got tomorrow's coffee ready and sat to watch tv. Finished last nite's Blue Bloods and then put on a movie I dvr'd last weekend. A Smile As Big As The Moon...a Hallmark movie. I was sobbing in the end!! I think that's their mission...make the viewer cry!! Works every time!! I love that it was based kn a true story!! Now, I'm off to la la land, which is kinda like outer space!! lol
Til next time...God bless!
Friday, February 3, 2012
We left at 10 to head to the school for hot lunch duty. Today's menu was corn dogs, carrots and dip, and rice krispy treats. I got the dessert handing job along with milk distribution. I just LOVE how polite all the kids are!! From kindergarten on!! I also worked with the other Daniela's mom, so I learned a bit more about him. She had been told in the office about my Daniela's name change.
After lunch was cleaned up, Samantha and I headed to Freddy's to get gas and a few essentials. And then back to the school for recess duty!! The sin was shining and it truly was a beautiful day!!! I heard we even hit 60 in some places!! Nice!! The kids enjoyed recess and once everyone was back in their classes, I found Mrs Hughes and she had some work for me. First time ever it was easy!! Straight photocopying and putting it away for her. Gave us time after to hang out in the sun on the swings.
On our way home I saw black smoke billowing up near SVEC, so we headed that way to check it out. Sure enough, right across the street a house was on fire. It was fairly recent as they were just evacuating the houses next door. The smoke had changed to white, so they were fighting it. So tragic!! I pray no one was inside!! Human of animal!! It did give us an opportunity to discuss fire safety and what to do in the event ifs fire...they knew!! We stopped at the bank on the way home and I gigs text from my mom saying she was hind from hospital and doing okay....at which point I flew into a panic and demanded she call me!! She obliged and I learned if her scheduled bladder surgery...whew!!! I remember her telling me back in December but she hadn't mentioned since so it slipped my mind. Hope she heals quickly!!
We got home and I was hoping the boys next door could play outside with my two, but that didn't happen and they both joined me downstairs while I walked on the treadmill. SO fun with both of them!!! *note sarcasm*
We enjoyed a pizza dinner and then watched movies together. Kiddie ones at first and then the start of Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler. Howie came hone and we tucked them in to bed right away! I didn't finish the movie without them, so I'm sure we'll be watching it tomorrow. I did watch Celebrity Wife Swap and had a good chuckle! Then Grimm which kinda spooked me. And then I started Blue Bloods but dozed off. Now I'm ready to nod off again...
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Last nite I fell asleep watching tv...with 4 mins left on some show I nodded off...when I woke I realized I'd not seen the end, so I fast forwarded to where I left off...while it was forwarding, I fell asleep again!!! LOL That was my cue to go to bed! Which is why I didn't post about the day!!!
Today, was day 3 on the treadmill...in a row...which was kinda sorta painful!!! I couldn't do the full time I've been doing as I just didn't have the time to do so, but I did do 45 mins! I'm glad I didn't do more as the insides of my thighs are screaming in pain!! I had to put the truck in cruise control at 35 mph just so I wouldn't have to use those muscles on the gas pedal!!! Our morning was quite full!! Our neighbour had to fly to Florida to be with her dad, and took the two oldest...so we gave K a ride to school this morning. Which worked out perfectly as today was book drop day for us too!!
Once done the books we headed to Laney's house for a play date. They have a giga ball...which you get in and roll around in it...both girls climbed in and off they went giggling! Should be called a giggle ball! From there we went to dance class and twinkle toes was happy to be there!! Pizza pick up next and then home!
We also had to pick K up from school and he gets out a half hour earlier than Daniel does, so that worked out! We got home and the kids all went next door to play...leaving me with a very quiet house! I didn't even let Belle out of her crate kind of quiet!! I instantly fell asleep! lol For 45 minutes!!!! I was so cold and put Grandma Thelma's blanket wrapped around my shoulders and got so toasty warm it was awesome!!! I couldn't help but fall asleep!! Howie came home just as I was making the sauce for sketti....and he enjoyed the quiet too! Commenting that this is what it was like pre kids!! Yeah, a lil too quiet!! They came home when I called over for them and we had a good dinner! Tonite marked the 3rd nite in a row that DJ has been the first one done!! Shocking!!! We don't know what's going on!! Well, we do, but dang!!! Wish he didn't have to get so tall so fast!!!
At Awana tonite I made the director of Awana and of the Sparks aware that DJ was being rushed thru his book...last week he did 8 sections!!!!!!! We normally do one...which typically has 2 verses...so how on earth can he do 8 in one day!?!??! Then as I'm at my table doing my work, Daniel (see, still sounds weird to me!) came out and asked me to sign his book and then he'd be done....and it was an 'at home' portion that was to take 5 days!!! No way we'd done this! So I showed the commander and he got right on it! And I refused to sign the book! The director of Sparks took a look at a couple other books and sure enough, same thing! So we're going back and doing those sections properly!!! We still have something like 14 weeks left...what's he gonna do if he finishes too early?? Seems silly to me!
We got home and the kids went right to bed! Howie was watching a movie so I got busy cleaning the kitchen and getting lunches ready for tomorrow. I sat down and he was just finishing his movie and off to bed he went! I watched White Collar from last nite and Royal Pains from tonite....I just love the USA Network shows!!! :) But now I'm ready to fall asleep again!
Til next time...God bless!