Friday, February 29, 2008
Our trip will take us about 2 1/2 hours one way and we will return again on Sunday so I am cleaning. And cleaning. And cleaning some more. Not only am I on a "we're leaving so I want to come home to a clean house" cleaning spree but I'm also on a spring cleaning mode. Off and on this week (usually about the time the kids get ready for bed) I have been hit with a nesting urge to spring clean. I have cleaned out cabinets, counter tops and one fridge (we have two). I hope to have my dishes washed (or at least loaded in the dishwasher), my microwave cleaned off (and out) and my second fridge cleaned by the time I settle down to bed for the night. I know I will be no where near where I want to be as far as cleaning when I leave, but it will be nice to know that I can come home to a mostly clean kitchen.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
But curosity took hold. I had to get another look and see if the clouds had moved on by. About 9:15, I found a mostly full eclipse completely unobstructed. So I rallied both boys and woke Belle to see it quickly. They were up a whole minute and a half before I rushed them back to bed for the night. I've become the good mom for waking them for an eclipse moment. If I'm lucky, the ice storm we're on the verge of will move through with very little effect or damage but enough ice to shut down school tomorrow so they can get some sleep.
Monday, February 18, 2008
A couple of doors down was Old Navy. I really wanted a new shirt. One that didn't have stains on it and that wasn't my husbands that I usually wear. For some odd reason, all three kids followed Hubby when we walked into the store, as he headed one direction and I another. So I got to browse childless! I got to take a few minutes and shop for something that was for me without listening to the whine of "my feet hurt" "I'm tired" and my all time favorite "are we done yet?" I found them a short time later, only to hear Belle tell me "Mom! Dad was dancing in the store!" Apparently all three kids had not only followed Dad, but glued themselves to his backside. In an effort to get them to give him a couple of feet of space, he broke out into a small hip moving, arm bouncing dance. They were more than willing to go with me once they found me. I guess that means his dance worked. I managed to find the kids each a polo shirt for under $7 and found me a shirt for $8 (again, no link because I can't find it online).
Hubby proceeded to pull this same dance yesterday afternoon. Sitting at a red light. With a lady looking out her car window. Sitting right beside him. A tourist no less. The light took forever to change. I swear it felt like it was on red for five minutes and I'm sure she would agree, since she was trying real hard to not look out her window again while suppressing a laugh. I don't know what I'm going to do with him, but to say the least he keeps the dull out of our life.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I love thy way you dry jeans in less than an hour! (I swear! It was like 45 minutes!)
I love thy way your buzzer goes beep beep beep and doesn't rouse the sleeping.
I love thy way you wash and a brake doesn't scream "screeeeeeeeeeeeech!!!!!!!"
I love thy way you spin a load of jeans and don't walk across a room.
Oh how I've longed for this day!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
This morning, she came into my room at 5:30. She couldn't sleep. She laid down in my bed with me for a bit and I sent her back to hers with instructions to clear her mind. Think of nothing but sleep. Shortly after, she let me know that she was throwing up. I found she was running a fever.
She has the beginning of the flu. Crap! She had basketball practice this afternoon and a tournament game tomorrow night. Crap crap!
I called her pediatrician and got her in just before 9:30 this morning. Her white count shows that she is fighting something but it is high enough that she won't have to go back in next week for a follow up visit. We caught it early! I never catch it early! She sent out for Tamiflu and antibiotics ("bacterial pnuemonia tends to follow the flu"). She sent out Tamiflu for Brady and Bryce as well to prevent them from coming down with it.
Hubby's schedule is off this week, from changing trucks three different times and a delay at one of his stops, so he's up until after noon instead of going to bed at 8am and driving all night. He received a phone call this morning that his step-brother had been in a nasty wreck last night and died this morning.
I'm so ready for this week to end.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
So today I'm am thankful that we didn't get the worst part of the storms, thankful Hubby wasn't in the truck that is now trashed, and hurting for the people who are suffering because of this odd weather.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
That is the 1-2 inches of snow that we received and most of it fell while the kids were eating breakfast and dressing for the school day that wasn't supposed to be. Talk about let down.
(Forecasters were also calling for 4-8 inches in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Missouri finished at 6 inches this morning. Counties to the north and west of us also cancelled school this morning after receiving much more snow than we did.)