Friday, June 26, 2009

Surgery is done

I had my surgery yesterday and am feeling OK. The areas where my drains are hurt a bit, but it is not too bad. I can't wait to see the end results in a month or two when the swelling and bruising go away. Yay for perky girls again.

A friend lost her 14 year old son yesterday in a accident involving a gun. That is all I know. I cannot imagine her grief. Please pray for them. He was always the sweetest kid. He was in homeschool choir with my children and always, always went out of his way to say hello to me. So very sad.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jucy Lucy

Yes, I misspelled that on purpose.  My husband made Jucy Lucys tonight and they were yummers.  I spent today with the girls at WalMart doing some much needed grocery shopping.  The dogs are infested with fleas because apparently they can become immune to Frontline.  So, tomorrow I get to go to the vet to try to find flea medicine that will actually kill the fleas.  We put Flea Stoppers on our carpet to make sure it wasn't our house that had the fleas.  Nope.  It's the darn dogs.  And cats.  Have I ever mentioned how much I despise Georgia in the summer?  The heat, the humidity, the bugs, the heat, the bugs, and the heat.  I want to live in Montana or Vermont.  

My children are cute, cute, cute.  I am looking at Grace and Josiah watching Max and Ruby and they are adorable.  Josiah is a spitting image of my brother.  He is the only child of mine that doesn't look German except his skin tone is dark like Olaf.  He is my only skinny kid too.  He weighs 48 pounds and is tall, tall, tall.  Simon probably weighs 35.  
Simon is a spitting image of Camille.  I wish I had baby pictures of Camille on the computer but that was before the day of digital pictures.  I guess you just gotta trust me on that one.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bloggy thoughts

Can I just say that I am so happy that Molly is blogging again? I love Molly. I love her honesty and her spiritual journey. I love that she can write so well that you can see exactly what she is trying to convey. Oh thank you Molly for blogging again. My good friend, Cheri, is also blogging again. Since I love and adore Cheri I think you too should read her blog. Oh, and I found out from a girlfriend tonight that Darren Isherwood,the widower of my friend Karen who passed away of breast cancer in October 2007, is getting married again. If you want to check out his blog you can do that too. I can honestly say that if Olaf should remarry so soon after I die, I will personally come back and haunt his arse. I am not trying to belittle Darren in any way, shape, or form. I know different strokes for different folks.  ::in my best Forrest Gump voice::  That's all I got to say 'bout that.

I went to dinner tonight with my friends, Tammy and Patty.  I don't get to see them often, but it is fun when I do.  Patty tells stories better than anyone I know except a Maily David.  Maily was in the Air Force with me and that guy could have us all rolling when he told a story.  Needless to say, Patty makes me laugh with her stories too.  You really should ask her about the time she and Steve went four wheeling.

Looks like I will start school with the children the 2nd week in July.  We've been out since mid May.  Need to get a little bit ahead before vacation in September.  

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Sundays are the best

We went to Callaway Gardens today so the family could enjoy the beach. I absolutely despise the beach and everything it entails. I hate getting sandy, I don't like the heat, I won't wear a swimsuit. The beach is torture for me. But, the littles had fun and that is all that matters. Ummmm....right? Camille sat with me in the shade and we complained about how hot is was and how Olaf wasn't watching the children in the water well enough and on and on... Get a fat mom and a 13 year old daughter (who happens to be on her period) together at the beach and we can complain about anything.

As I type this Simon is running around the house naked after his bath. He loves to be naked and when you are two and have fat rolls it is cute. Forty two and fat rolls...not so much. I need to start potty training him but I think I will wait until I am healed from surgery. I don't want to start then stop. That is confusing to little kids. I'd like him to be potty trained before we go to Disney. That would be fabulous.

Olaf's elbow is still infected with staph 30 days later. He is on yet another antibiotic and hoping like crazy that he won't have to go back into the hospital. If this round doesn't work I am afraid he will have to. He was ::this close:: to going back into the hospital a few days ago. Luckily he talked the doctor into another round of oral antibiotics. He still feels like crap every single day and his hope and optimism is beginning to fade. You can only take so much ill health before you actually start thinking that perhaps you will never get better. I am hoping these feelings are from the prednisone and once he is weaned off of that drug that he will begin to feel better. I know it is hard on him, but it is taking its toll on the entire family as well.

Margarita, our chihuahua, got spayed on Friday. Poor little thing. She seems better today but Friday night was horrible. She whined and yelped all night long.

Happy 7th Anniversary to Scott and Frances tomorrow. I hope you two have a fabulous day.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Summer Break

Caleb is out of school and the summer break has started. I have ordered the DVD's for the next school year for the three who will be homeschooled. I am little nervous about Josiah starting first grade though. I didn't do a great job this year and I fear he will be behind. It will be interesting to say the least.

We are counting down until our Disney vacation. A little less than four months and we will be there. Right in time for hurricane season. Oh well. This will be the only year that we won't be going in November. I am not looking forward to the heat either. Blech. Fat ladies + hot weather = mean.

I am having surgery June 25th. Yep, I am getting that long awaited breast lift. No more pendulous orbs for me. I am super excited and nervous all at the same time. No implants, just the lift. Instead of being a cover model for National Geographic, I will be perky again. WOOT!! If you want to see the procedure I am having done, you can find it here. That is an animated walk through of the actual procedure.

Off to change a poopy diaper. I should start potty training the boy now that he turned two.