Monday, September 29, 2008

Round Three!

....of antibiotics. Now it is DOUBLE ear infections, and a massive sinus infection. The doctor said if this latest "atom bomb" of antibiotics doesn't do the trick, he will have to send me to a specialist. I am absolutely miserable. and sick. and so very tired. and extremely sore. I began my latest med on Saturday night. I am hoping that by Wednesday I am at least feeling a little bit improved. Not holding my breath at this point though. Ugh!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Ear infection and sinus infection are back. I am miserable, but too busy with kid stuff to rest. Hopefully my latest two prescriptions kick in by tomorrow. I can't stand much more of this!

On a bright note, Katie had her first day of no "time-outs" at school on Thursday. I took her to McDonald's for lunch to celebrate. Hopefully she keeps up the good work. I'll post about her latest exploits later when I feel better.

I'm taking Brendan to get his braces in 1/2 hour. Bottom braces this time, top braces in November. His teeth are already looking better than before. I'll try to get some pics posted.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

BYU 44 WYO 0

'Nuff said.

Yah, I'm a slacker.

Not really - it just appears that way. Once again, we are sick (or is it "still"?). We aren't suffering from anything major, just a nasty cold/sinus infection/cough thing that won't leave. Doesn't it know it is unwelcome? I don't have time to entertain you, Mr. Cold. I have a kazillion other things to do right now.

Huge football game today. BYU v. WYO. In Provo. I soooooo wish I was going to be there. I live for this game each year. Our friend Steve and I have a fun rivalry over this game. And considering that BYU beat UCLA by such a humongo margin last week, I think I'll win this year. again. I had intentions of going online and ordering a window cling that looked like a football had smashed into your windshield - and it said, "BYU FOOTBALL" on it. I wasn't going to order it for myself. I was going to stick it on Steve's car. Fortunately for Steve, I got sick again and never got around to placing my special order. Maybe next year. He'll love it, I'm certain. Steve, Caroline, and their family are in Casper today so poor Steve is going to miss the game. But, I am a great friend so I volunteered to text him updates of the score all afternoon. I'm sure he is looking forward to hearing from me. every single time that BYU scores. Which should be quite a lot. Of course, if BYU doesn't win, I will be eating CROW served up by my good buddy Steve.

For the record, I don't really like BYU that much. I actually just ADORE Steve Young - and BYU happens to be his Alma Mater. I started liking BYU during Steve Young's college days. Then the LA Express was my fave team. Then the Bucs. Then the 49ers were my favorite team. So, really, BYU isn't my favorite team any more. ESPN is. But, it is just too much fun teasing my buddy Steve (the other Steve, not Steve Young) about it every year. Now, don't go feeling sorry for my pal. He can dish it out far better than I ever thought of doing. When word got out that Steve Young had gotten married, my buddy Steve called me to make sure I knew all about it. Of course, that day I happened to be home from work, lying in bed nursing a broken heart. (Not really, I had a bad case of bronchitis, but a broken heart sounds better. )

I am blessed to be married to a very understanding husband. One who completely tolerates my mad crush for Steve Young. Gosh I love that man (Tom, not Steve Young). Well, him, too. But mostly Tom.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

OK. Never Mind.

I thought I wanted the blog to go private, but decided it was too much of a pain. Sorry for the confusion. Ugh!

Monday, September 15, 2008

A special Day for a Special Person.

22 years ago right this minute, I was in labor with Sean. When I wake up in the morning, I can still say the same thing. I was in labor for almost 36 hours. Then I hemorrhaged after he was born. And my blood pressure plummeted to 50/10. And I felt really awful and tired and sick for a long time (a couple of years). I was in the hospital for 5 days (so was he because he was 5 weeks premature). But he was so worth-it. Every second of it.

Happy Birthday, my Seanie Bonnie Bear. I love you.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Slowly improving

We are all slowly improving here. Tom is still fine. Brendan had to go to the Dr. yesterday and was diagnosed with a sinus infection. Katie seems to have rebounded nicely. I am feeling a little better today, thankfully.

I'll post more later. Just wanted to let you know that we are all surviving this.

Prayers are going up for all those in Ike's path right now. Keep safe.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Tom is so lucky......

.....because he is the only one in this house not sick right now. Unfortunately that means he has to take care of all of us. So he comes upstairs to make us soup, get us something to drink, and make himself dinner - then he retreats to his cave in the basement to avoid our germs. Coward.

Brendan is on the mend and actually went to school today. I had to go back to the dr. (went on Friday) again this morning and she said I have a nasty sinus infection. Katie just started coming down with it last night. Stay away from our house. You don't want this. I'm going back to bed now. If I don't update this by the end of the week, call Tom to ask when my funeral is :o)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


It was Katie's 1st day of preschool today. Which was accompanied by her 1st "time out" (at school) for not listening to the teacher. Apparently, it was time to sit down and Katie had other ideas.........

When I got her in the car, I asked her if she had a good day. She replied, "Yes! I wasn't done yet!". She then informed me that they had sung "Itsy Bitsy Spider". Unfortunately, Katie has trouble with some of her sounds so it came out as "Itchy Bitchy Spider". She couldn't quite figure out why I was laughing so hard after hearing that.

Before we left for her first day.

Walking into school. Do you think I could've found a backpack that was any larger?

Katie had to pick up her apple and put it on the tree. She correctly chose her name!

The preschool had "survival bags" for us Moms to help us survive our first day of preschool.

This was her reaction when I came to pick her up from school.

She. ran. away.
There's never a dull moment with Katie around. Fortunately, I only have to deal with all of this just two mornings each week. I don't think I could handle much more than that.