Monday, February 23, 2009
-Mike asked me to stop and buy a new toilet seat...you can imagine that I really didn't want to do this particular job but taking the little girl with me made it worth doing! I didn't realize how badly saying "toilet seat" embarrassed her... she wouldn't walk near me while I carried it or paid for it. On the way out the door I saw someone I knew and took that opportunity to really embarrass her as I pointed out to my friend what I had bought and we kept talking about the 'toilet seat'... It was big fun!
But after getting it out of the package, Mike informed me it was the wrong shape of toilet seat. I have to admit, I did not take it back. Even though it was brand new, never been used, I just couldn't bring myself to return a toilet seat out of it's package... Though trying to get the girls to go with me might have been fun!
-Mike got a speeding ticket. I called to find out the price of this error and what to do. The nice lady on the phone, she told me how much it would be and what his options were along with a big long story about about her son and how he failed a drug test and he hadn't really taken drugs and on and on and on... I seem to be a magnet for strange people, even on the phone.
I hung up the phone and called Mike to tell him he owed me for checking on his ticket... he then told me he had just gotten a second ticket... it was at this point that I hung up on him and really thought he might be giving me a stroke.
-I had a few very small cracks in a a couple of the kitchen tiles that the builder came to replace today. It caused an unbelievable amount of dust, it was like a construction site in here.
As soon as they were done I ran to the grocery store... came back and my little girl 'Pigpen' had cleaned for me. And I mean cleaned. She dusted everything. Can't clean her room but cleaned up a LOT of dust for me... crazy...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
She has a new monogram on her wall she picked out.. turned out cute...
Friday, February 20, 2009
The doctor accidentally called in capsules for the little girl who refuses to try and swallow pills. Of course I didn't find this out till after the doctor was closed on Friday afternoon. You should have seen or better yet heard the screaming and crying when I told her about this. I tried to explain that I could put it in pudding or applesauce. I did explain that I was going to dump the powder from inside the capsule into the pudding but she thought I was just going to give her the whole thing in pudding... I swear I have never seen a fit like this. When she finally realized what I really was talking about it was pretty funny. The yelling stopped and she said "why didn't you tell me that?" Oh, sorry, I didn't think to tell you or maybe you didn't understand for all the screaming and falling to the floor...
Tomorrow - buying all new tooth brushes for everyone in the house! Again.
Lysol-ing everything that doesn't run from me.
Going to do some projects in the craft explosion that is currently in my dining room and maybe clean it up...
Elvis got in my spot this morning and wouldn't get up, even for his breakfast... can dogs get strep?
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
My kids have enjoyed my feeling bad because that has led to them eating out every night this week. I haven't felt like doing anything and have been willing to go anywhere that offers a good bowl of soup!
Friday, February 6, 2009
After two weeks of the rash, which I was certain was a viral rash, I finally took her to the doctor...only to find out they both have Strep!
They have both had strep a million times and have always had high fever, head ache, etc... I would have never guessed they had strep.
I'm not sure if I feel worse as a parent for not getting the rash checked out sooner or as a school nurse for not thinking it looked like a strep rash... The doctor did make me feel better...
Her words were "never underestimate the power of strep...it never looks like you expect" Noted....
The funniest part of this has been that the doctor told the girls they had to stay home from school today. They both felt fine and had been going to school with it already but she said stay home...
The big girl cried, fussed, begged, and bargained trying to get us to let her go to school!
I just don't understand. If my mom would have said you have to stay home even though you feel fine, I would have celebrated!!! But not my type A, first child. She did not want to miss school. Her sister on the other hand, she was just fine with it... she knows a good idea when she hears it!
Monday, February 2, 2009
The funny part of this is that she used to take her sisters glasses (she has actually lost them) or my glasses and want to wear them all the time. She even told me that she thought she looked better in glasses... that was until she needed her own... I think she's afraid of what kids at school will say tomorrow...
She was very, very particular about her frames... they had to be very fashionable and trendy and a designer frame was her first choice... If I picked a pair up to show her she would not even consider it... I really didn't know about the black frames that "everyone has now", but they are cute one her... the pictures don't do her justice, they were taken without her permission... did I mention she is mad...
I played along in the fall when Mamarazzi did a favorite things swap and it was big fun!
I've only done a few swaps and this one has been my favorite!
You can find the details at www.ourdandlionwishes.com . Check it out. Nothing better than getting goodies in the mail!
If you enjoy giving and getting little treats come play along!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Jennifer came Friday afternoon late. We had a little impromptu birthday dinner with her when she arrived. Her birthday is in March but last week Mike started telling me he was ordering Jennifer a birthday gift.. and "oh, when is her birthday?"....He loves his niece. Maybe more than me...he never thinks up something I need 3 months before my birthday...but after her college team won the championships he decided she needed a real championship jersey with the number of her absolute favorite player and then got on line and found it. Of course, when he gave it to her, he said it didn't really have to be her birthday gift, it could just be a gift so we could still get her something else. And of course I didn't think to get a picture of her wearing her jersey...
Sat. morning we got up and did a little shopping.
We checked out the scrapbook store where they were having a 'garage sale' and we got wonderful, wonderful bargains of crafty goodness.
We left there and went to the restaurant supply store. I had never been to one before but I believe it may be the mother-ship for me! It was cooking heaven!!! I can't tell you my love of shiny metal tongs in every size known to man, mixing bowls the size of my coffee table, and ramekins of every shape, size and color! I bought an industrial sized pizza slicer and red plastic baskets like at the burger joints and the perfect size ramekins to bake Flan in. Also scary, is that my girls were excited about these purchases. I think the big girl felt a special bond to the plastic baskets. There is nothing she likes better in life than eating burgers, chicken strips and fries in a restaurant so having the real thing to eat out of at home, it made her happy--this may be her fine china one day!
We went to a very, very good gift shop then joined my other niece and other family for lunch. We spent the rest of the afternoon in antique shops and the little girl joined us. I think I'm glad that she likes it....she however, could find something she would like to buy no matter where we go!!!
We ended the day with the whole family going to see "New in Town". Love me some Harry Connick, Jr.... Cute movie... unusual that the whole family can enjoy the same movie...
We hated for Jennifer to go home today! Wish she could have stayed for the Super Bowl fun.
So as our weekend winds to an end, we have just our little family at home, hanging out, enjoying the game and commercials and some good snacks. What a peaceful evening.
I have to tell you of the "Steak Bites" I made for us to snack on... I read about it on Pioneer Woman and she was on the money in saying that these are bliss. If you like steak, oh my heavens, it is perfect.
Let it brown
Sear steak pieces (seasoned with salt, pepper and a little garlic) on each side for about 30 seconds in a very hot pan
Pour the remaining browned butter over the steak
My pictures aren't as good as Pioneer Woman but I'm pretty sure mine tasted as good!
Yummy goodness plus some pizza rolls for the kids... one won't eat shrimp and the other won't eat steak...weird kids...