Saturday, April 30, 2005
Friday, April 29, 2005
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Monday, April 25, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Thursday, April 21, 2005
“ Mommy, come quick, something in your room fell!”
Mommy runs into her room sees side table drawer on ground with contents on floor.
“ Did you do that?”
“No mommy I didn’t do it, it fell by itself”
“No, I don’t think that is possible, did you do it?”
“No, it fell by itself”
“Did you do it?”
“ I think a ghost did it.”
“ No, we don’t have a ghost, did you do it?”
“Am I in big trouble?”
“Did you do it?”
Excerpt from Emma and Mommy in morning concversation April 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
SO after a long agonizing brain process I have decided that tomorrow, Thursday, April 20, 2005 will be my last day working part time for the county. Hopefully not the last time I work for the county, but the last time as a part timer because as much as I love the county, they don’t pay diddly to their PTer’s. If you email me at work, please stop. As I said before, I received my surgery date for May 16th and I must have the next three weeks to prepare for many things. My house looks like a Toys R Us going out of business sale and I must purge many items. I must do this when the children are away because when I pull out ANYTHING to throw away, they claim that they have been looking for that particular item and must have it right now. I have applied to many jobs and hope to hear from them during my hiatus as the working class. I need to prep a room for my mom to come and stay, I must prep for long needed, much anticipated garage sale, and I must prep for the 8 year old birthday extravaganza of the year in June. It will be a combo pirate / mermaid bash and I must prepare accordingly to my daughters wishes. You’ll be lucky to get an invite from her!
My headaches have gotten a little bit worse over the past few days. Granted I am stressed about not having a job, the surgery, cleaning my house, and the big 8-year-old blow out, but my head is overshadowing many of these tasks making want to do nothing but sleep it off.
By the way, if anyone has a Microsoft Office CD that I can “look” at, please email me so we can make arrangements. Thank you!
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
I think that Las Vegas is Bipolar. That or menopausal. Yesterday it was 90 degrees and today it is 56. And raining. This town is so confused and I think a nice dose of Valium is in order
Saw Garden State last night and now I am craving the soundtrack. It was an interesting movie. I love Natalie Portman and she was really cute in this movie.
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Friday, April 15, 2005
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
I am feeling better. These vitamins kick ass. I am taking a multi vitamin, ginseng, green tea, and magnesium. I just signed the girls up for a Care Bear party, cuz that is what you do here in the big city. Sign your kids up for parties for bears. AND.. I am on a Pro - Jeff Campaign. Jeff used to shoot competitively. But he quit when he lost his job at PMC. They were one of his sponsors as well as Oakley. He is really good. No,. seriously GOOD. He went to a shoot in Arizona and came in 14th out of 400 people. He has trophies and awards and then he quit. But I am on the campaign to get him to start again. He got rid of a lot of his gear and we need to start a letter writing campaign to get some donations of equipment. If you know anybody with professional gun equipment ties PLEASE email me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE really appreciate anything you can do to help.
Saturday, April 9, 2005
I am not very happy in my body right now. Besides it being terribly large, I have bad skin, my ear is hurting again, My shoulder is killing me, I can't see out of my left eye and my hair needs washing. Plus I still have an annoying cough I can't get rid of. So today I am changing....again. Today I start my vitamins and herbs. No more soda and I am trying to pump up the energy and attitude. Lets see how this goes, shall we?
I watched part of the royal wedding this morning. I know that the Brits don't like Cammie but I think their story is so romantic. Call me a sucker. I love romance. Jeff is romantic. Before we were married and living in sin we both got sick with some sort of stomach virus at the same time. We were living in a one bedroom , one bathroom apartment. Well, he was in the bathroom keeled over from cramps when I told him that I had to get in there right away. So he came out even though he was still in a lot of pain. That was sweet. And when I was pregnant with Alyssa he held my hair when i puked. Of course when I had Emma and was throwing up he said, "babe, can you go in the other bathroom? You are scaring Alyssa."
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
So of course my life would not be complete if everyone in the house didn’t have a cough like a seal. Emma still has something going on and now Alyssa has random laryngitis. What’s that? Oh well it is when she loses her voice every now and then so her sister thinks she is losing her hearing or going crazy or both. This morning Alyssa could speak and she spoke quite well as she told me that she already ate breakfast by herself. When Emma had woken up her voice was gone again and she was whispering that she couldn’t possibly get her shoes on because her throat hurt. 30 minutes later when she asked me for lunch money it was back again. She is an interesting kid. Yesterday she collected 20 ladybugs from the schoolyard. It was pretty cool. Jeff put them in a jar for her and they went on a ride in a 56 Chevy to our house. The ladies were a bit jaded and didn’t much care for the vintage ride. Much like our children. Alyssa eventually let them go in our flower bush later. Ladybugs aren’t all ladies don’t ya know? I learned that from A Bugs Life.
On to other things
I have Keratoconus.
What is a Keratoconus?<oThe normal cornea is usually has a spherical curvature. A disease called keratoconus causes the cornea to undergo progressive thinning and thus protrude outward, forming a cone-like curvature, which leads to distortion and decreased vision. The disease is thought to be inherited and begins to manifest itself sometime in the late-teen through early adult years.<
I need corneal replacement surgery.
I am scheduled to get this surgery on May 16. I am scared and I have a lot of anxiety about having sutures in my eye. But I cannot see anymore and it must be done. I was diagnosed three years ago and have not done anything to take care of it.
Monday, April 4, 2005
So, let me tell you about the last three weeks. My mind is a complete blur. As you know we went back East for a family vacation. I was very excited because Jeff had not been on vacation in three years. We were all going together. My parents, the girls, and Jeff and I. Of course I was nervous about all of us flying together but I made everyone do my ritual to ensure a safe trip. We touch the plane before we go on it. I know it sounds silly but I have always gotten off a plane safely when I touch the outside!! That was sort of nightmarish trip since we had a layover in Chicago. The girls did well though. Alyssa slept and got a bit grumpy. She refused to touch the outside of the plane on the 2nd flight to Massachusetts so I had to push her into the side of the plane. I felt a little bad but not too bad after she stopped crying. That week was fun. And like I had mentioned before, we did get to see my Uncle Dennis on Sunday for a short time. He was very sick. He knew he wasn’t going to be here long. He told me on that day but I “ pee-shawed” him. But the weird and strange part is Emma. She hates everybody pretty much and on that day when we saw him she held his hand walking to my cousins house. She probably didn’t remember him from the last time we saw him which was at my brothers wedding so it is a mystery on why she all of a sudden felt the need to hold his hand willingly. I need to say that one of my favorite memories of my uncle is when he and Jeff and I would play these pony races at the casino. It is a way cool game where you bet on these little electronic horse races. I also had a really nice time with him during my brothers wedding where we drove around looking for cigars for him. He was a good guy who LOVED Elvis and gave my daughters their birthday money on Elvis checks.
Anyway, that is that. We came home on March 22. That was my parent’s anniversary. 41 years IN A ROW! We celebrated by spending aprox 150 hours in various airports then driving home to a torrential downpour. Then the illness’s came. Jeff was sick, my mom was sick and the girls were kinda yucky too. We slept all day Wednesday. Jeff went back to work on that Thursday but my mom was still way sick. That Friday I took her to the hospital and she found out she had a kidney infection. Otis fell down so we took him to the vet. He fell again while he was there and done knocked himself out. He is ok now. And it may be our imagination but we think his lump is getting smaller. On Sunday we got the word that Uncle Dennis had passed so we made the arrangements to fly back to New York for the funeral on Thursday.
We flew in on Wednesday and spent the whole day sleeping. My mom was still really sick and had a hard time walking even short distances. On Thursday we went to the funeral and Friday my mom, Julia and I spent the day together and had an amazing time. I was a little bummed because Rachel Ray from 30 minute meals on Food network was signing autographs at the Williams Sonoma at the Time Warner building from 1-3 PM. We got there at 3 but she was already finished. I love her and think she is totally cute. I just wanted her picture. On Friday night I got a call from Jeff saying that Emma had 103 temperatures and she was really sick and pukey. Nice. I had no choice but to release the “take care of it and make it better” responsibility to Jeff. He took her to quick care where she was diagnosed with a viral infection and pink eye. Yes, I said pink eye. My eyes are a little itchy today but shhhhhh, I am back at work again and let’s keep that our little secret. I took some of her drops just in case. We left on Saturday and spent 14 hours in various airports. We were at the Newark airport when the pope was gravely ill. By the time we reached Atlanta he was dead. Bummer. I remember when he was placed in his position. I think I was 7 or 8. So now we are back and I don’t know what time it is. This “Spring forward” crap is really throwing me for a loop. I have been in so many time zones that I wasn’t really surprised when at 6 pm last night I got incredibly sleepy. But like I said. I am back at work and it feels good to get back in the groove. March was pretty crappy for me. April has a lot of pressure to be a good month.