Friday, April 27, 2007

One Of Those Days

It was one of those days where you do alot and yet accomplish nothing. E was running a fever this morning, I thought she should stay home, she was obsessing about some info in her locker she needed. Nice mother that I am, I volunteered to drive to town and get it for her. I left the house to find one of the tires of the van low, I limped over to the local garage and had them plug the tire. I picked up a nail somewhere. THEN I drove to town and got her stuff. I stopped at some garage sales but scored nada. I figured I might as well pick up some milk while I was near Aldi's. That all took 2 1/2 hours. I thought I was done so drug out all the summer clothes for F and C (in case it ever gets nice). I got them all strung around when the kids got home and C announced he had broken his glasses. They made it two weeks, that's something right. I put him in the car and drove to Sears to get them fixed, then stopped at the drugstore to pick up some meds. Our insurance changed and I'd been waiting on a pre-authorization so I could have the priviledge of paying $20 more than I did last month for the same med. I still need to at least kick the boys' clothes out of the way in their room, but my heart just ain't in it. I hate days where you never sit down and accomplish nothing!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


So, lots of people have asked me "Are you changing the name of the blog?" I can't think of anything even vaguely amusing concerning the number 7. Do any of you have any thoughts? Got a name you think is funny, even if it has nothing to do with numbers? Otherwise, we're keeping the same boring name folks. Now as for the name of the baby-anybody got any ideas about that either?????

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Think About It

Read this article. Now tell me it's not true of you. I do it all the time. I put myself at the bottom of every list. I'm gonna quit that.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Random Thoughts

* I'm finally, finally, finally feeling better.

* This means that the children are dropping like flies. We've had 4 fevers and one ear infection/burst ear drum.

* Our new insurance now requires $50 copay at urgent care. The old one (which just expired last week) only required a $15
copay. Note, no one was sick last week!

* The weather at least was lovely. It looked nice through the window, sigh.

* I had time to read two books this weekend. America's Cheapest Family and Not Buying It. The first makes me think that if
they are the cheapest we must be what, the stingiest? scroogiest? The second one had alot of interesting info on
consumer society. The author undertook it as an experiment and her goals were really more environmental than frugal. It
was still interesting though.

* I have too much to do this week, but you knew that.

* Neither the lawn mower nor the garden tiller will run. I guess we quickly pay for a repair or go for that natural prarie look.

* I had to replace three shingles on the garage roof. I don't even want to contemplate what I looked like on the roof.

* I am annoyed by little things this morning. I want to quit feeling nauseous and vomiting. I don't want to have heartburn. I
want to sleep, without eight hours of the strangest dreams/nightmares. If I didn't know better, I'd think Timothy Leery had
been doctoring my tea. I want to quit feeling whiny and be one of those positive people who glow through pregnancy,
whip up gourmet dinners, know how to repair lawnmowers and never snap at their children. Ain't gonna happen though.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Lung Removal

I'm still trying to remove my lungs through my esophagus. I've been so worn out I haven't posted in a week, oops! Hmm, what's been going on? The boys went camping last weekend. It snowed. Fun, fun. Everything they brought home was soaked. I went ice skating with the Brownies. I'm sure I cut quite a Kristi Yamaguchi-like figure, 20 weeks pregnant and coughing. Sooooo attractive. Sports are runnning full throttle. Last night (is Tuesday the only night of the week folks?) 2 soccer practices, 1 baseball practice and a boy scout meeting. I sent L with another family to soccer. I can only be so many places, right? They told me when they got home about what a delight she had been. She is not a delight here, WTF? I guess she went on and on about what a nice family they had and how it's great they do things together and like being together so much. Hello! Thus suggesting we are knuckle-dragging yokels who don't give our own kids love, attention and horizon expanding activities. And I will note, she has not been a delight here this week at all! It must be due to our apathetic child rearing.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


1) bronchitis. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes. 2. A disease marked by this inflammation. bron·chitic (-kitik) -ADJECTIVE...

It doesn't sound so bad does it.... unless of course you are 20 weeks pregnant, and you cough so hard you pull muscles, and people keep avoiding you, and your family tells you to go to bed, you look really bad, and you fear a, shall we say, incontinent moment. On the other hand, a huge thank you to my SIL, who after talking to me, sent me a beautiful bouquet. I'm giving it until tomorrow, and if I'm not better, I might even have to go to the doctor. ~ Shudder~

Monday, April 09, 2007


Saturday was E's 15th birthday, so the day involved cherry turnovers and chocolate lava cake, then we had the Easter chocolate-a-thon. I wonder why the kids seemed keyed up.
Either a demented Easter bunny or training for a future career waiting tables at a cheap bar.
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Five well dressed children
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But where you ask is #6?
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Time to cut that one back on sugar.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Easter Time

Inside it's Easter
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and bunnies
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but outside, it's beginning to look alot like Christmas
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Bah Humbug!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Good News

I got my amnio results back on Monday. It appears this baby is perfectly normal, at least physically. Considering the others, I'll take a rain check on how "normal" it ends up after 18 years of me and dh as parents. I'll admit, it was a relief to hear this. Now I can relax and let that worry fade away.

Yesterday I took my youngest five to the Indianapolis Children's Museum. It was a good time. Favorites were the water clock, the Indy car, the dinosphere and for Mel, the really cool kid sized potty and sink in the bathroom. Oh, the wonders of plumbing! S and I really liked this Chihuly glass sculpture. It is 43 feet tall. We sat in the revolving seat below it and it sort of reminded us of being in a kaleidoscope. Lest you think we became to 'artsy' while gone, we stopped on the way home at White Castle and bought a case of sliders.