Saturday, July 25, 2009

More Flu!

Well, Friday we had to go back to the Dr for Monkey. He had a slight fever, had been coughing, and said that he had a headache. I took a proactive approach and turns out that I was right! his symptoms were so slight, but he had a fever and he said that he had a headache and had been sneezing since Thursday. With that, I had a four day weekend, with two sick kids! Monkey was acting just fine, and Bug wasn't acting out many of her symptoms, but daycare was going on a field trip and I didn't think that they should be traipsing all over the state with the flu!
What it did mean, was that I could get a head start on house work for the weekend! Which means that I might get a chance to enjoy my Sunday with the kiddos! Sounds great, right?
Yesterday, Sam came home from his meeting and said that he had a headache and was going to lay down for a bit. A few hours later I go to ask him if he was okay, and he was burning up with fever. You guessed it, he's got the flu as well!!
the kids got a package from Grammy yesterday. Bug got a new Hanna Montana backpack for school, and Monkey got a new summer workbook, and then she sent the mother load of goodness! She sent a box of CoCo Wheats! If you don't know what they are, then you must have been hiding under a rock for the last 60 some years... CoCo Wheats are like chocolate Cream of Wheats. Man! I forgot how great the taste! We had that this morning for breakfast, and now my 2 "flu sick" kids are bouncing all over! I think today we will go to the park, and possibly even take the dog as well. Not sure yet.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bug Flu!

So, this morning around 5am, Bug comes crawling in Sam and I's bed and says "Mommy, I don't feel good!" I feel her and she is burning hot! I proceed to call out of work, while I get a cool wash cloth and some water for her. I, unfortunately did not have any children's Tylenol or Motrin, or a thermometer! Sam gets up, gets ready for work, and quickly heads out of the house. He doesn't do sick people well. I put Bug in bed with me, wipe her down with the cool wash cloth and try to get her to go back to sleep.
Around 7:30 Monkey comes in and wakes us up and says "Mom! We're gonna be late if you don't get up!" I tell him that Bug is sick and that they won't be going to daycare today. They were both a lil bummed about that, but, there's not a whole lot that you can do when they're sick! I guess I could have sent Monkey to daycare and just kep Bug home, but that wouldn't really be fair.
I call TriCare to make sure that their primary care provider is mine as well. I guess it's a good thing that I did because they were still registered in Ohio! I then call the doctors office. They didn't have any available appointments for today, but I wasn't going to wait! I went as a walk-in, and it seemed to take forever, especially with Bug whining because the chairs are uncomfortable, that she wants to be held, that it's taking too long, that she doesn't feel good, etc etc, and the other one whining that he doesn't want to sit close to his sick sister! We finally get seen and the doctor wants to test her for strep and the flu. Well, she has the flu! Poor thing.
We get her scripts and we head to Walgreens next to my work because I got a doctors note saying that I don't have to return to work until Monday. It's all going to be on her and how she feels. I'm not going to push her to go to daycare tomorrow because they are going on a field trip and I don't think that she should have to walk around all day in the sun and such. It might just be too much for her.
She is now sleeping on the couch with her "bucket" next to it, while Monkey plays Mario Kart on the Wii. I, on the other hand, am catchin up on house work! So much for a day off work!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Sometimes people just suck!
My best friend, J, has been out of town for work since the Tuesday after July 4th. I've been going over to her house to get her mail, to feed and water her cat, make sure nobody has broken in. You know, things you do for friends when they're away. This morning I took the morning off to go register the kids for school. I get a frantic phone call from J this morning as I'm getting ready. Apparently someone had broken into her house at some point last night! Her cat, who is just like her daughter, was still there. I quickly got dressed and got in the car and took the quick 9 minute drive over to her house. It seemed like it took forever! She called me as I was pulling into the driveway. I walked in and the house was a disaster! They had cased the place and taken just about everything of value. The kicked in both doors to the house, disarmed the motion lights, and just cased the place. I got there, and the cat was still inside. Thank God for small favors!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Funday!

Well, we are going to try and continue the trend that my parents started with the kiddos. It's what they called "Sunday Funday" where the whole family goes out (or stays in) together and does something fun.

Well, we decided that we were going to go to the beach! Well, we got the blankets, towels, beach toys, and the most important item, sunscreen!! Monkey has a very fair complexion, just like me, but Bug is blessed with a bit darker complexion like Sam. I slathered Monkey up with some sunscreen and he got his swim trunks, and he was ready to go! Get Bug slathered up with slightly less of the white mess for the sun goddesses skin and she's ready to go! Sam and I get everything packed into the pack, get everything into the car and off we go to the beach! Now, Sam being Native American, we never ever would have thought that he needed any sort of sunscreen. I should have known better! He now is definitely a red man! Of course, I didn't fair much better either. I have very fair complexion just like my son, and should have known better than to not wear sunscreen. I do know better.

When I was younger, I didn't really need to wear sunscreen because I was outside almost all the time with my horses and such. I would just gradually build up the tan as I needed it. Oh no! Not now! Being an adult really stinks sometimes! I miss being able to go outside and play, and just be a kid. Now, I have to stay inside for 8+ hours at work, go get the kids from daycare, come home, make dinner, do laundry, clean the house, make sure the dog has food and water, make the bed, read bedtime stories, run baths, and a million other things!

Speaking of dinner! Boy, did I make a great dinner tonight!! I made a roast, with carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, and garlic. Threw some watered down tomato paste and some milk in there, covered it with aluminum foil and cooked it on 350 for about an hour or so, and oh man it was good! Even Monkey, who doesn't like potatoes, commented how great they were! What a surprise! It wasn't my best roast, but it was close!

Now, it is time to head off to bed. This lady is pooped!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The News

Well, yesterday was a much better day for Monkey. The staff actually commented on how helpful he was and how great he was! Of course, his lunch box was jammed full of food and snacks! I knew that he could do it and I'm so very proud that he showed everyone what a great kid he is.

So, this morning, since everything is done early, we're all sitting in the living room watching Blue's Clues. I'm reading the latest headlines on, I'm reading an article on the funeral of Michael Jackson. Bug, the youngest, says "It's really sad that he died." I agree with her and then she says "His name was Andrew Jackson right?!"

I had to laugh at the imagery. Could you imagine our 7th President being Michael Jackson?? I could imagine those poor 1800's people being just as confused as we were about poor 'ol Michael. Don't get me wrong. I loved Michael's music, and I'm sure I'm not the only one out there, but you have to admit, he was more than just a little strange.

On that note, it's time to get the young ones to daycare and myself to work!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Trouble at school

So, today I dropped Monkey and Bug off at school, and Monkey and I had a small talk before I left, and I told him to be good and keep his hands to himself. He's not well known for being able to contain himself very well. I get a call right before my first break from the daycare and I'm freakin out thinking that Monkey had done something wrong. It turns out that that they spotted some marks on Bug and thought she had a rash. It was from the mosquito bites from the July 4th festivities. The day is going rather well, then I start getting calls at the managers desk from the daycare. It turns out that Monkey isn't doing so well. He's being very disruptive and doesn't want to talk to anyone. I end up having to leave work. Apparently, he was mad at one of the boys in his class and he was hungry. So, instead of telling the director what was wrong, he tried to bite her! He then hit one of his teachers.
He and I talked to his teachers about different ways to get him to come out of his shell. I told him that he needed to be more vocal with his teachers. We came home, did some work writing out our letters and doing some reading. I'm in the middle of making dinner now and doing some more laundry!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes!

So, I made breakfast this morning. Scrambled eggs, toast with strawberry jam, and milk. We're all sitting around the new table (thanks mom!) eating, talking about different things when I notice that there is a Boys and Girls Club of America symbol on the back of the jar. I tell the kids "This is where you guys are going on Monday! The Boys and Girls Club!" to which Monkey responds "Are we going to be making jelly there?"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Final countdown!

Well, tomorrow the parents and the kids will be here! I'm anxious, excited, and nervous all at once! It's been quite a while since the kids have lived with me, and Sam has never had kids live with him, so it's going to be a big change for us. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait for them to be here!

I've been watching HGTV non-stop to get some ideas for the house. So far, I'm seeing alot of things that I like, and alot of money that we don't have to put into it. I know that I want to do painting in the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen, other than that, I got nothin! For some reason, it feels really warm in the house. I guess we're going to have to crawl under the house again and make sure that the cross over pipe hasn't fallen down again. that would be horrible if it had. Yet more small fixes that we don't need and can't afford right now!

We still haven't met any more of our neighbors, nor have we seen our newighbor Jeremy lately either. It's not like we spend alot of time outside tho. That should be changing this weekend tho. I haven't really had time to do much of anything but sleep, eat, unpack, and go to work. At this point in time, I'm just so tired! It's not going to get any better from here, and I realize this.

Tomorrow is going to be crazy as well. We have to go to Lowes or something and get the materials to fix the back gate before everyone gets here, and many other things. I would really like to have my mom take a picture of all of us on the front steps of the house, and then have one taken every July 4th weekend from here on out. I know that it seems like something silly, but, I want to keep a record of how we grow and change throughout the years.

Okay, I have taken enough time to write a little bit and get some thoughts down. I guess it's time to get back to working on the house.