Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Gotta catch up...

Lots of fun in Virginia Beach and some great photos too. Need to download photos and get thoughts together for next post. See ya soon!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Today's Goal

Today's goal was to get the entire house cleaned - dust, vacuum, bathrooms, and mop. I DID IT!!! Now that means I can work tonight and maybe even scrap a little.

I have:

  • paid the bills
  • checked the weather in Virginia Beach
  • stopped the mail
  • stopped the newspaper
  • made arrangements for the dog
  • made arrangements for the cats and fish
  • packed up stuff to read
  • started picking out the kids' toys and books to take
  • went to the bank
  • the suitcases are out and ready to be packed

Woo Hoo!!!!! We will leave on time on Wednesday and without a tear shed!

Black Rock Retreat

I had a blast this past weekend at the Black Rock Retreat. I actually accomplished getting all of the photos organized as well as the materials for Abbey's and Audrey's school album. Yeah, me. Here is one of the pictures from Saturday night:

What a fun group of women. I think Liz laughed forever. Sharon and Lee were definitely instigators of trouble. I think Cathy, Patti and I behaved ourselves a little better. The poor non SS women had no clue what they had gotten themselves into - all of the inside jokes and the boob pictures (which I am not posting!) Ya just had to be there to appreciate it.
It was therapeutic to get away from the kids and house for a few hours (um, 13 hours?) and connect with some wonderful friends - old and new. Now to see if we can get together again before the CNY Retreat in April - that is just too long to wait.
Alright, gotta go finish cleaning. Going to Virginia Beach on Wednesday for Thanksgiving. Dad, no heart attack this time, got it?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, they are not! Darn it all, they are!

Just fantastic - I look up from the computer and there are surveyors on the lot next door marking lines. I so do NOT want a house put on the lot next to us. I love having that open space. I dread the noise, the debris, the traffic... I am not going to be a happy girl the next four months as the new house goes up.

Youngest is sick

Ugh...started @ 3AM on Sunday with puking right on my bedroom carpet. Poor thing. She seems to have just a random virus (vomiting, diarrhea) but also had a high fever of 102.7 taken under her arm and a headache. We had her checked out yesterday at the pediatrician with the caution to come back if the fever, vomiting or headache continued. Poor thing.

Thought she was better but she threw up again this morning @8 (just clear liquid.) Ugh.. that makes over 29 hours. The worst part is the randomness of it. She started at 3 AM, then went on to 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 AM then nothing all day Sunday. Sunday night it was 7:30, 9:00 and 9:30. Monday morning @ 4:15. Nothing all day on Monday. I am really glad we took her to the peds since they checked her for strep, flu, and meningitis.

She doesn't have a fever today but still has the occasional headache (probably dehydration) and no energy (not a surprise though.) She did allow me to give her a bath and has eaten a couple of soda crackers. We bought four flavors of Gatorade so that seems to be getting liquids in her - thank goodness.

This is sooooo not fun. All of my plans for the last three days are out the window - parent visitation at Oldest's school, preschool for Youngest, goodie bag items for the Black Rock Retreat, working last night, etc...

Keep your fingers crossed that this is it. My poor little baby.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Hubby's away at an Ed. Conference

and boy do I miss him. The kids behave until 4:30/5 ish and then boom. I am tired, tired, tired of referring the fighting and name calling and hitting. Oldest is 13 and should know better than engage in battle with a 6 year old. But nooooooo, she has to fight back. Youngest and her lovely insults are just about doing me in. How did my sweet, lovable, cuddly baby become this 4 year old that runs hot and cold. One minute she loves ya, the next she tells ya what an idiot you are. Like I said, I am TIRED of all of their attitudes and behavior. Mommy needs a nanny!!!!

Report cards come home tomorrow for the older two so I cannot wait. I already know Oldest made Honor Roll as usual. Middle - waiting to see where her skills are as a first grader. Youngest's conference is in two weeks - see if there is any difference from last year.

Youngest's next hearing test is in early January. I really wish it were tomorrow - I want to know if there is truly a hearing loss and to what point. Will it get worse? Will she go completely deaf in her ear? What about the other ear? Gah....I detest waiting.

Mammogram report came back clean. Yeah - first one down - many to go. :-)

J will be back tomorrow night. We are all looking forward to Daddy's return. The kids are getting gifts; I am getting some alone time - just ME!!!!

We have a date night set for Saturday. Mom sent us some gift certificates to Gibraltars. YUMMY! The last time we went was for our anniversary a couple of years ago; it set us back over $100. Gracious it was so worth it though. I am going to indulge and enjoy every stinking bite.

Biggest news for a promotion today at work. I am moving up to Teacher Monitor and get a small raise of $2 per hour. That will help with the bills. I was so darn nervous during the interview and tried very hard to answer the questions thoroughly. Guess I did OK because I was offered the job after the first ten minutes of the interview. I will be one busy chick as the company is going to hire over 1000 new teachers, and I will be one of the TMs doing the evaluations for new hires. WOW!!!!! Oh, and I love that I get to set my own hours. That will be wonderful especially with the holidays and the kids schedules - plus J's hours changing again for the last set of doctoral classes.

Time for bed. I did not sleep well last night since J wasn't here. Guess I should turn in early for a little more zzzzzzs.

'night y'all