Sunday, September 27, 2009
Oh well. Guess I'll settle for some great memories instead!
Friday, September 25, 2009
"Hello, FFG, this is "so and so"
Me: "Hi, Im returning a call that I had on my answering machine today"
So and So: "Are you sure we weren't just calling to talk to your answering machine?"
Apparently, So and So thinks he's a real smartass.
Me: "Well, I'm returning the message LEFT on my answering machine"
So and So: "So someone talked to your answering machine"?
Now, I'm irritated at this jerk. Real professional.
Me: "Can you tell me what this is about?"
So and So: "Are you calling from ***-****?"
So and So: "Are you David Sutton?"
So and So: "Are you sure?"
OH PUH-LEEZE. Do I SOUND like David Sutton?
Me: "uh, yeah. I'm sure"
So and so: "we'll take you off our call list then, bye."
And he hangs up. Are you kidding me? I was LIVID at this point. First of all, to be bothered with something like this in the first place. Especially since I knew it couldn't be anything pertaining to us, since we PAY OUR BILLS! Even more so, was the sarcasm and smart-alec tone to the whole conversation. Talk about unprofessional! The more research I did online, the more garbage I found out about this so-called company. I'm currently filing a complaint with the BBB over these jerks.
We'll see if they truly do take me off their list.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
working, filling out school papers, writing checks for hot lunches, filling out volunteer forms, packing lunches, going to corporate meetings and trade shows, laundry, breakfast-ing with girlfriends, buying yarn, going to Costco, cleaning up cat puke, putting up with steamrollers and backhoes in my yard, going to our first girl scout meeting, keeping track of the family schedule, paying bills, trying to come up with meal plans, watering flowers, soccer practice, hunting down soccer balls, sneaking spinach into my kids, avoiding the dentist....and on it goes.
Yes, its been quite the busy week! It isn't that I haven't had anything to say, its just been that more important things keep taking precedence. So, for now, at least you know where I've been! :)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
When my project is complete, I will share it with all of you. Until then, I'll keep on knitting...knitting...knitting.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
After all that time in the sun, we were hot and thirsty! We went to Azteca for some delicious mexican food. Muy delicioso! Then we stopped by Michael's craft store to wander about and check out their yarn. Still working on completing my scarf.
Friday, September 11, 2009
I have some plans with a few girlfriends to sow our oats and find some trouble. Okay, Okay, we're headed out to the Vintage Barn antique show http://barnbarnbaby.com/ in Rathdrum, Idaho to enjoy antiques, crafts, live bluegrass music, maybe a little yummy food, and whatever else the show has to offer. After that we are headed to the craft store to check out some yarn for our knitting. I'm afraid I'm a little behind the rest of the girls on my knitting. As in, I haven't completed a single project yet. Sigh. Gotta get moving on that again. After that, who knows what we may do. Better yet, who cares?? Mom's day out!
He said on a scale of 1-10 that the pain was off the chart. I can't believe Gracie has endured that kind of pain twice now. Anyway...things are looking up, I am keeping my distance from my husband (in a loving way of course), and praying that I stay healthy. Hopefully all my fruits, veggies and vitamins will pay off!!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
The downside? Getting them to chew FOUR vitamins a day. I thought that might be a problem, so I've found some fantastic smoothie recipes to use. I grind the vitamins up, mix them in and they have no clue! So far, our favorite has been the Groovy Green Smoothie....(For the record, this is not my picture...I got it off allrecipes.com).
This delicious concoction has apple chunks, frozen grapes (just to make it colder), banana, vanilla yogurt...and....(TADA!) spinach leaves. Hence the gorgeous green color. Now, before you start gagging, choking and rolling around on the floor, let me tell you something. It tastes amazing!! If you don't like spinach, you would never know it was in there (personally I like spinach). We all loved it! I am also able to put all the kids' vitamins in it, and you can't taste a difference. I put emergen-c in mine for a little extra boost. The only bad side to this one is that when you put the pink vitamins in it, the color changes to a yuckier green/gray. It doesn't change the taste, but Grace didn't like the color. So, this morning she had a strawberry smoothie (no color change) and all was well in her world!!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I keep reminding myself that school starts in 2 days and there will be lunches to pack. I'd like to have chili or soups in the slow cooker on Tuesdays and Thursdays when we have soccer practice. What kind of mother am I? My son had bacon for breakfast. That's it. Just bacon. Gracie had cereal, which is normal.
I need to get my act together. My house is falling apart. We haven't mowed in 2 weeks. I finally did the checkbook this morning for the first time in a week and a half. (I usually do it every other day). Our swimming pool is drained but waiting for me to scrub the algae. Why don't I get my crap together? I have to get the kids clothes and backpacks and everything else they need for school sorted out. Gracie needs a haircut. Gracie still needs shoes. I need 2 binders to keep their school stuff organized. Someone needs to write checks for the occassional hot lunches (when Mom and Dad are not up to packing a lunch).
If you talk to me today tell me to get a move on. I need to get back in control! For now, I'll settle for a cup of coffee and blogging about needing to get my life in order. That'll work. For now.
Since Cole is a Cub Scout now, he had to wear his uniform and he and Dad "worked" at the Scout table handing out flyers. Here he is with his pack leader (or at least I think thats what they're called..I can't keep it straight)...As for Gracie, she is entering 1st grade this year! She was placed in a 1st/2nd grade combo class. I think this will be great for her because she is so independent and totally into learning. I'm hoping she will be really challenged. Even though she missed a month of Kindergarten last year, she had a perfect report card at the end of the year. (no bragging here) Her teacher is Mrs. Ball....
She also got to pick where she wants to sit. She was very excited to see that her friend Mason from last year is also in this class! Gracie chose to sit with him...
So, in just 2 short days we will be off to school! I'm sad and excited. I'm thrilled that they will be at the same school and can walk from our front door to the school yard in less than a minute. Talk about making things easy! Cole has already taken on the responsiblity of showing his sister his "stomping grounds" and looking out for her.
We also start soccer practice this week, with Cole's first game being on Saturday. Gracie starts dance next week, and Cole starts official Scout meetings next week as well. And I thought I was busy now!
Friday, September 4, 2009
- 1 audiobook titled "YaYa's in bloom". I highly recommend this
- 1 audiobook titled "Magic tree house". You know, for the times when I have others to entertain
- 1 barf bowl left behind from our recent trip to the children's hospital. I won't tell you if it was clean or not. I WILL tell you that if you come over for dinner and we serve you salad in a large yellow bowl, it would be in your best interest to decline.
- 1 roll of paper towels. This kinda goes along with the barf bowl
- 2 kids bikes and helmets. Still in the car from our Mt. Rainier trip last weekend
- 4 booster seats. 2 that stay in my van and 2 others that better make it out of the van tonight or my husband will be very unhappy tomorrow morning
- 2 beach towels
- 1 copy of The Friday Night Knitting Club
- 1 receipt from the library fine I had to pay for a lost magazine. Otherwise I wouldn't have one copy of The Friday Night Knitting Club
- 321 pine needles from Mt. Rainier
- 1 pair of really cool pink Steve Madden sunglasses. Thanks again, honey!
- 6 long lost french fries
- 1 long lost "my most favorite ever" lip gloss. Yay!
- 2 "nite-nite's" (ask Gracie)
- 1 can of chick peas that made its way out of a grocery bag
- 2 kid-sized sleeping bags
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Yep, again. Can you believe that? This girl likes to play the odds.
It started out yesterday morning with a slight headache..which isn't that unusual for her. She spent some time at Grandpa's, and then the headache worsened. (not because of Grandpa! HA!) By the time I got there and took her home, she was in agonizing pain. Paco came home from work early, we dropped Cole off with Lesley and Jeremy (Paco's sister and her husband), and began our VERY long night at the ER. We got there at 7pm and left about 1:30am. By the time we all crawled into bed it was 3am.
The Doctor believes that she has viral meningitis, which is the less dangerous strain of meningitis. We never did find out which strain she had in January due to the antibiotics that were already in her system. The spinal tap culture wouldn't grow because of this, so they chose to treat her for bacterial meningitis at that time to be on the safe side. This time, her symptoms seem less severe, so we chose not to put her through another tap right now. If she were to get worse, we will reconsider.
She is taking anti-nausea medication and tylenol with codeine for the headaches. For those of you who aren't familiar with meningitis, the headaches are excruciating. Its hard to watch her suffer with them. Fortunately, the medicine controls it fairly well, and watching Gracie on codeine is quite entertaining!
I think she is improving, and seems to be feeling pretty good today. She's much better than yesterday! It's unlikely that the rest of us will contract meningitis. There is the possiblity of catching the virus that causes the disease, but the literature I read said something like a 1 in 1000 chance of it actually developing into meningitis itself. We believe she still has a weak immune system, and may not have completely kicked the strep throat from a few weeks ago, which could have made her more vulnerable.
Like I said, she seems to be feeling pretty good today and is hoping to feel well enough to stop by "back to school night" tomorrow to meet her teacher and see her classroom. We'll see what tomorrow brings!