The other night, N came into my room around 11:00. He had this confused but wild glassy eyed look and was sweating profusely. As he has been sick and feverish, I was initially alarmed that his fever had spiked and I was going to have to take him to Urgent Care or something. This was the conversation that ensued.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
In the past seven years, we have moved from Utah to California, within California, back to Utah, and now to Virginia. That is five locations for anyone who was counting. Yesterday I was thinking about our nomadic tendencies and realized that though we have met many fantastic people in each location, and learned many great things from our experiences, each move has one crummy thing in common. With each uprooting I have lost my support network, and upon arrival in a new location, it takes time to develop a new one.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Now I have become acclimated with the GILMORE GIRLS, and I have to say that getting 'into' a series after it has been syndicated is way better because you get to watch one new episode a day, thus - the entire 7 year series can be viewed within a matter of months, without missing a single episode, thanks to my dearest of all night-time friends - TIVO.
So what was I to do when I received this message on my TIVO screen that my program information was about to expire? I called the TIVO guy who said that the phone lines in our area were going digital and that TIVO can't translate digitally - so I was going to have to do stuff with the modem and ether-net lines. I had to wait a long week until The Hub got home and could fix the electronic problem.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
1. I will pursue greater understanding of 4th grade mathematics in order to be of some use to Miss A's homework endeavors when the Hub is out of town.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Last night I had a killer head ache so I grabbed a bottle of Tylenol and dumped a few in my hand. Okay, by a few I mean four. And though I realized that the quantity was definitely over the dosage recommended on the label, I took them. The headache was that bad. (In my defense, I always take 3 because 2 never works - and I take them very rarely.) About 45 minutes later I was in a dead sleep on the sofa. This ordinarily would not seem so strange except that it was 4:30 in the afternoon and I was supposed to be listening to Mr. N read. He woke me up, announcing that he was done with his 30 minutes so I groggily called Miss A over to complete her reading. I slept through her half hour as well. After she woke me up I trudged into the kitchen to make dinner. I thought I must be sick - I had zero energy and felt like I was going to collapse, so I chopped up a few apples and reheated various leftovers from the fridge for dinner. I sat with the family, not eating, because I felt so horrible...like I was drugged - which is when I glanced at the bottle of Tylenol on the counter....
While in Utah over Christmas break, I purchased four very large magnet boards. One for a fundraising project for Mr. N's school class and one for each of my kids rooms. Traveling home with these boards was a challenge (please see previous post - traumatic travel - for refrence to a large box) My plan is to modge-podge (coat with clear adheisve like product) scrapbook items around the wood frame, and today I was at a craft store with Mr. Z, looking for paper and supplies. I had instructed Mr. Z to keep his eyes open for any pirate stuff to go with his swashbuckling room. As I looked for items that would somehow bring my mental picture of these projects to life, Mr. Z brought me a sheet of stickers and said, "Here is my Pirate stuff."
I was confused. The stickers were adhesive depictions of glass bottles filled with what I assumed was cola. The tiny bottles were not labeled so I suppose it could also have been Root Beer, or Dr. Pepper, etc.
Me: This isn't Pirate stuff , go put it back where you found it.
Mr. Z: Yes it is Pirate stuff - it's bottles of Rum.
Needless to say, I am not embellishing Z's magnet board with any type of alcoholic beverage.
And has anyone noticed a slightly irreverent theme to many of my blogs?
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
We just spent our New Year's Eve in various modes of transportation. The Hub had left Salt Lake earlier for work related purposes, so it was me directing, three sleep deprived kids, and all of our Christmas loot. I don't know why I thought that a 3:00 pm departure time from SLC with an 11:30 pm arrival in Washington D.C. on New Year's Eve would be an appropriate time for travel - but - that's what we scheduled.