Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Few of my favorite Things

A night off with my husband who has the day off of work

A clean kitchen floor that is freshly mopped - after a dog and 3 kids my floor gets REAllY Gross and dh mopped it

BBQ chicken that DH makes on the grill - am I spoiled or what :)

Sitting in grandma's chair enjoying putting my feet up on the ottoman that sat in grandma and grandpa's house for years

Having my husband sit across from me in grandpa's chair and just talk

Vanilla Almond Tea in the fantastic little Teapot for one that my stepmommy Jean gave me :)

Ok now I gotta pee - one of my least favorite things but I have been really good getting me daily intake of water in - unfortunately that means extra trips up the stairs to the ladies room :) Oh and supper is DONE :)

Y'all have a GREAT night!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Where Oh Where

Where Oh Where has my little house gone...

Oh Where Oh Where can it be?

With the Laundry Piled high

and the dishes constantly dirty

and the kids always bickering

Oh yeah - this is my house!

Ok so I can't Rhyme too well..

Ok the week in fast review

1) Left Wed Morning to head to dad and Jean's to drop off dog
2) ate yummy lunch of spaghetti Jean made
3)feel real guilty for dropping off my very timid dog
4)Arrive in Caledonia to do a quick change to head to funeral home
5) how I long to just hug grandpa one more time but so thankful for the oppportunity to do just that when he was in the hospital
6)my wonderful husband took the kids back to the hotel to swim which left me at the funeral
7)my SIL headed backt to the hotel to take her kids swimming
8)me and my brother alone with NO kids.. and NO ride... think we can hitch one though
9) A ride awaits us from my cousin Jeff and his pretty girl Kristin - it was great to get to know her - wonderful girl
10) back to the hotel to hang out at the pool and chat with family - wonderful
11)half the party went to DQ for ice cream - YUM!!
12) Zzzzzzzzzz............

Thursday
1)I am awake - it is 4am... D is awake.... warns me not to stumble on the suitcases but doesn't move them for me.
2) get up to pee and trip over suitcases that D warned me about - totally blind without my glasses :::::sigh::::::
3)awake at 5:45 - give up and hop in shower
4)sing to children and hubby at 6:25 to get ready to Isaiah with his endless pit of a stomach can raid the breakfast area
5) annoy the heck out of my family with my chipper attitude in the early am
6)Isaiah has 3 Belgian waffles, a bowl of cereal, 2 cups of juice, a carton of milk, 1 donut, and 3 cups of hot chocolate for breakfast - Anyone want to contribute to his food fund??
7) get kids ready to funeral
8) head to church and funeral - my uncle is one of the priests residing over grandpa's funeral - he also did grandma's and aunt Rita's
9) explain to the 9 year old everything going on in the funeral - he has LOTS of questions and no the little thing you kneel on is NOT a foot rest Isaiah and your grandma Gladys did NOT die - that is Grandpa's sister Gladys and she is very much alive and yes they are all drinking from the same wine cup and no they won't get drunk
10) head to the cementary to say prayers and visit Aunt Rita's grave and listen to Uncle Bob go down memory lane - what a wonderful couple they were - so full of love for each other
11) back to the church to eat and then to hotel to say goodbyes
12) pick the scenic way back to dad and Jean's - right along the Mississippi river - wait the youngest and oldest are SNORING so miss the sights
13) Arrive at Dad and Jeans just in time for supper - my OLD sister (hahaha) who is ALREADY 38 is there as well as Grandpa - Jean's dad. Lovely supper with them while the children are on the deck. Colleen heads home - one day we will have a long visit :)
14) Snuffy heads out the door and goes under a vehicle
15) Snuffy is gone - look for snuffy - hear two cats squabbling - hear one gun shot.. then another.. round the corner of the house next door to see snuffy in a little lump in front of the garage :-(
16) Jean Buries Snuffy in the flower bed :-(
17) Two too many to bury in one day.....

More to come........

Friday, June 13, 2008

Grandma and Grandpa are together again

With a heavy heart I write here to say my grandfather is gone. Mom called me shortly this morning to say he was gone :-( He has missed grandma so much since she left us about 10 years ago that I know he is glad to see her again.

Sounds like the funeral will be next Thursday - we will have to travel 5-6 hours to get there. Oh how I wish the price of gas was just over $1 like the olden days. Dwyane will be a pallbearer - they wanted the grandchildren but decided Dwyane would be a great substitute for me since my back is pretty messed up.

I haven't told the kids yet. Allison has a party this afternoon and her first ride in a LIMO that I don't want to ruin it for her so I will wait til she comes home. In the meantime I left work and came home and brought all kinds of work home with me to do.

Until next time......

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Still here

I everyone.

I am still here. A bit sad but still here. My grandfather who is 97 years young is in the hospital. I fear this is the end for him and I am going to miss him - he was a terrific grandfather who still has his sense of humor. His oxygen level won't stabilize, he hasn't eaten anything all day, and no urine output. He has had a bladder infection for a month at least I think. His last stay in the hospital was over Memorial day and it lasted about a week but he went to a nursing home to rehabilitate due to the pain in his back from 4 old factured vertebrae. Anyhow that is where my life stands right now.

We will be heading to his apartment this weekend to move some stuff out.

Kristofer is complaining of neck pain but ya know, he complains ALL the time about this hurting or that hurting that it is hard to figure out how serious to take it.

Work is going well for Dwyane. The benefits are awesome so needless to say we have all been to the Eye Dr. Allison is sporting contact lenses now and looks awfully cute but she is having a slow process to adjusting to them.

I even made an appointment to have a physical done - OH JOY!! I scheduled it for September since I will be off work here soon for the summer and didn't want to add all the copays and costs with a physical on to the Eye Dr visit. The strange thing is that I took my planner out to put my appointment in there and realize that my planner is missing the month of August and September. Wierd. I have October thru December but not those two months.

Isaiah has a soccer tournament Saturday - that should be fine. They have blowups and everything for the kids to enjoy too.

We are TIRED of the rain - anyone want some?

Well I better get off here - the kids want me to hook up the printer finally to their computer and I am going to hook it up via the router so D and I can get it it too.

Until Later - I will write more in a few days.