October 27, 2005

Almost a month later

Don't think for one second that I've been sitting around eating bon-bons and watching soaps the last 3 weeks! couldn't be farther from the truth. This will probably be the longest blog post in blog history.

Let's start with Oct. 8th..a girl dh works with called and asked if I wanted to go to a local dinner theatre with her. I gladly said "YES!". Dh watched the kids and her & I had a fantastic meal and saw Dracula. It was wonderful!! Wasn't "Hairspray" quality, but it was still very enjoyable.

Oct. 9th..the kids b-day, we spent the night at a hotel nearby that has a swimming pool and indoor water slides. The kids loved it.

Oct. 10th..took Abby to the eye dr. She doesn't need glasses! YEA Came home from our night away and kids opened their b-day presents.

Oct. 11th..took Abby to the dr. because I noticed she was breaking out in a rash. Dr. said it was a Staph Infection and it wasn't contagious. Got antibotics.

Oct. 13-15th..meet my mom in Omaha for a fun filled kids weekend with swimming, Chuck E. Cheese, McDonald's playland, did some Goodwill shopping (god I love them!! lol).

Oct. 16th..noticed the boys started breaking out in a rash..called the dr.'s nurse and found out it wasn't a Staph infection but Impetigo!! HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS!!! GRRRR!! I nearly killed the dr, because I swear he said he wasn't contagious. Meds for both boys and she said Abby should be fine (haha).

Oct 16-Oct. 19-Impetigo treatment for boys. The dr. said the boys (and Abby) should be fine to go to school on Oct. 19th since they (the boys) have been on antibotics for 3 days and Abby should still have the antibotics from her treatment in her system. Sent everyone to school on the 19th. Nurse from school called and said Blaine is still contagious.

Oct. 20-Called dr..Abby reinfected with Impetigo. Treatment started again for all 3.

Oct. 20-Oct 25-Pretty much confinded at home with a couple little trips to the local park for sanity reasons.

Oct. 26th-kids had a field trip to a pumpkin patch. Impetigo gone!! So we all went (minus dh).

Oct. 27th-sent kids to school again because frankly they needed to get away from me (and me them). It wasn't a regular *school* day for them but the teacher said it was fine.

During that insanity I also managed to do the offical flip of the kids clothes from summer to winter. God I loathe that job..

Also I managed to finished "A Fine Balance" and started "No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy. It (NCFOM) was recommended by my librarian..this will definately be the last recommendation I take from her. The last 3 she has given me (and praised about) were total flops IMHO. I will finish this one because it's realatively short with big page margins.

I'll finish that tonight, that is if my dd ever goes to sleep. 10:30 and she's still running around strong. GRR!!! She wants me to build houses with her with lincoln logs. I have NO PROBLEM doing this during "regular working mom hours" but damn it..this is MY TIME!!!

October 04, 2005

Very quick!!

I have been spending wayyy to much time online the last couple of days! So this post is going to be very quick and then Im going to go fold laundry and then read.

It was a really good day here today, the temps were up in the afternoon and then a front went through and it went from 89° to about 60° in a matter of minutes. It poured, and I mean POURED rain for about 20 minutes.

Not much else to say today. Tomorrow the kids are going to preschool. I was hoping that I would spend the day vegging out in front of the TV, but I remembered this afternoon that sunday is the kids b-day and I haven't boughten a thing. I know what to get Abby..a Barbie doll house and some Barbie clothes, but Im totally clueless about the boys. Who knows..maybe I will decide to stay home tomorrow and then tomorrow night I'll make a run to Walmart after the kids go to bed. That sounds like a better idea then trying to find something here in town. I'll probably do that.

October 03, 2005

Busy day!!

After the kids left for preschool I got in the car and went to Kearney. I had to go to Target and return the halloween costume I got Wyatt, it's to small. I had to go to the hospital and drop off the care package I got for Denise (Zack's mom). I needed to get gas and I wanted to have enough time to stop at the library.

First..1/2 way through my 1 hour drive I realized I forgot the receipt for the costume. Damn... I figured I'd just buy him a new costume and then return the other one a different day. No big deal..

Then..I realized instead of grabbing the care package for Denise I grabbed a garbage bag (WITH GARBAGE IN IT!!) Double damn.. I was pissed but didn't have time to turn around and still make it there and back before the kids got home so I decided to just re-buy everything at Target. Pissed me off..but not a huge deal. I had just bought her some magazines, crossword books, a notebook and envelopes. I can use those eventually at home and thumb through the magazines and give my MIL the crossword books.

I went to the library to pick up a book and found out that it was just checked out! Triple Damn!! It's ok though, it's for an upcoming group read in November, so I put my name on the list (Im next in line) and should have it early next month. I paid my .10 fine from an overdue movie of the kids, looked at a few books, but nothing followed me home.

I ended up literally running in/out Zack's hospital room because they were getting him prepped for surgery. What little I saw of him, I thought he looked great! His leg had color and that seemed to be his only injury. His dad told me there is a pulse on his foot, that's GREAT news!!!

I got home with 30 minutes to spare, threw dinner in the crockpot and then the kids came home. I swear they must of had straight sugar for snack today. Wyatt was literally jumping off the walls!! He was sooo hyper!! Abby & Blaine were not nearly as bad, but still very high strung.

Gotta go get Abby to sleep (grrr..she's still awake and it's almost 11pm!!) and I want to read more of "A Fine Balance". I am loving this book!!! Excellent character development!!!

October 01, 2005

Ooooh boy..

What a day..good news first or bad news? We'll go with the good news.

The kids & I had a great day! They got to go for a tractor/combine ride and were gone for about 2 1/2 hours. Heavenly for me!! I brought "A Fine Balance" with me and read sooo much! I think I read close to 100 pages!! Im really enjoying this book. After the ride we went to my friend Jane's house (aka..Grandma Jane) and played with the puppy, kittens, chased butterflies, had rootbeer floats and spent at least 3 hours there. We came home tonight and both boys were exhausted and are now sound asleep! Abby took a nice long nap in the combine (grrr..) so she's still wide awake.

Now for the bad news...

Troy called me this morning and told me Zack was in a car accident and was airlifted to Kearney. He underwent surgery and the next 24 hours is criticial to see if he'll loose his leg or not. My heart goes out to the entire family, last night was the High School homecoming game and the team played GREAT winning 55-0. They probably celbrated a little too hard, and obviously to long because apparently Zack said he "fell asleep". Regardless of what happened moments before the accident, the end results was Zack hitting a semi practically head on and his left leg was practically amputated. The local hospital wanted to amputate (sp?) his leg, but they flew him to Kearney and he had surgery today and another surgery scheduled for Monday.

Season Premiere of SNL starts in 5 minutes and Im determinded to get back into watching that show! I use to watch it religiously several years ago, but since kids..well you know the drill...