Monday, November 22, 2010

misc assorted stuff

When we were packing to move here I laughed at Wesley.  My boxes were all labeled with "spices", "books" etc.  And Wesley's were pretty much labeled "misc assorted stuff".  Poor guy.  But I have a sneaking sympathy for him tonight when I really have no idea what to label this blog post. 

Snoopy is still hanging in there.  Wesley took her last week to the vet in Waynesboro and he recommended putting her on 3 different antibiotics.  2 are twice a day and one is once a day. This is in addition to her 2 stomach pills and her cancer pill.  He also said we can increase her cancer med to twice a day and see how that does.  She isn't really wanting to eat, we're having to give her extra stuff in her dog food to make her eat.  I made a gravy out of supper leftovers and that went really well tonight.  She seems a little better than she did, so I guess we'll see how things go.

I've been having a blast making felt food for the kids for Christmas.  I'm working on a turkey tonight-too cute!  I think they'll really love it-I hope they will!  So far I've made fruit (orange, apple, kiwi, grapefruit, lemon, lime, pear), a 1/2 bread loaf and 2 slices of bread that fit into a hot pink bread pan, some Christmas cookies and now the turkey.  :) 

The kids are doing well.  We had a good weekend, they were relatively well behaved.  We've had to pull Robert and Logan out of nursery during worship due to a sudden influx of 7-12 month olds (we had 4 the other week!).  They are technically too old to be back there so it was past time.  So this was Robert's first week in church with me for worship and he did well.  I took crayons/coloring book/space flashcards and he picked out a handful of cars/trucks.  That seemed to get him through worship, announcements etc OK.  Mary wasn't sure about being in nursery without Robert but I talked up helping take care of the babies and she went for it!   

Ms Sherry was telling me about the Christmas play practice today-Mary and whoever it is who will be Joesph-Jackson maybe? were up front and then they called for whoever is going to be an angel and reminded him to fly his arms.  Mary proceeded to try to fly her arms and hold the doll baby Jesus all at the same time, she said it was hilarious.  Robert's funny is that he calls egg nog "egg noggin".  It is too cute :)  He is playing more and more with his legos and with the dress up stuff.  I got a wicker hamper at the sunnyside sale last weekend and it is working great for the dress up clothes.  I have some more put away to give him for Christmas.  Mary spends all her time with her babies.  She takes such careful care of them.  It's so cute.  I've really been battling eczema with her this winter-it's getting really old.  I can't wait to have her out of her shirt! 

I had a dentist appointment today and they massacred my teeth so I've taken some ibuprofen and am chilling while Wesley give the kids a bath.  No cavities just lots of tarter.  I got the kids dressed and to school and picked them up and made supper so I figured I've earned a few minutes of down time.  Tomorrow I have tele class so my normally free/catch up on the laundry/house day will be gone doing that.  Sigh.  But I really don't think I could pass the test without re-taking the class!

I can't believe Thanksgiving is coming so soon and I know that before I know it it will be Christmas.  It's crazy.Working full time has really made the weeks fly for me.  Every time I turn around it's Friday.  I think it's because I work wed and thurs nights so I go to work Wed, sleep, back to work and wake up and it's friday evening, lol.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Life in these here parts...

is busy. I worked 42 hours last week, a combo of 3 nights, a class and a 4 hour day shift.  Blech.  I have had enjoyed the time that I've been able to spend with the kids though!  We've had some fun times after school and then Sat we went to walmart as a family and then Sun we went out for ice cream and to Ollies (discount store) and just hung out.  This week I just have my 3 12 hour night shifts so that will be good.  I'm fighting off a cough/sinus thing so I'm def trying to get extra rest and fluids.  I was just dragging last night at work but I made it though-even through the never ending to-do list that people called in.  3 transports for PACU, 10 IV/labs, 2 EKG's... there for a while it seemed like it would never end.  I'm glad to be home in the QUIET this afternoon.  I need to get the house picked up and work on laundry some here in a few min but I'm enjoying relaxing and watching trashy TV.  I'm not sure how I ended up watching Steve Wilkos but I guess I'll stick with it and see who is lying, lol.  It does give me some perspective on some of my patients...

The kids are doing well.  They are starting to play TOGETHER which is so cute to see.  Mary is obsessed with nursery rhymes recently, we have a clip on one of the kid DVD's and she wants to watch it over and over.  Robert is obsessed with dress up, we got some more costumes when they were 90% off at walmart.  I have some put away for Christmas, I think I'll put together a dress up trunk for him. 

I'm really worried about Snoopy.  She seems to get more tired day by day.  She has a lot of trouble peeing (although eventually she can get it out).  We're going to do a culture and then start another round of antibiotics and see what that does.  I just don't know.  I for some reason just lost it yesterday at the vet.  Couldn't strop crying.  I guess as a nurse I see so many people who are dying and something in me says that she is .  It just really hit me yesterday.  There was a lady in the waiting room who had a dog in a similar place and she was so nice and helpful.  Her advice was "when you are no longer having fun the dog is no longer having fun either".  It's just going to be so hard to decide when and how to say goodbye.  And then how to get through it with the kids.  Triple blech.

The good news is that they have finally hired someone to do 1 day/wk so that will help some.  I've gotten some days off before and after Christmas which will be nice.  I am going to be working some Sun nights though as well, some weeks I'll work sun instead of mon.

Saturday, November 06, 2010


1) The best investment you ever made:
-college I guess but also when we made the walls thicker/heavier insulated in the house we built

2) If you could’ve written any book, directed any movie, and composed any song, which three would you pick:

Book: Little Women

Movie: Princess Bride
Song: no idea
3) Weirdest quirk:

I really hate to call people on the phone.  I'm much better about it than I was (since that is the hugest part of my job) but still...
4) One wish immediately granted:

The upstairs cleared out and finished

5) Most expensive hobby:

it was scrapbooking/staming.  I hate to think how much $ I have tied up in that I don't do now.  Now probably raising kids, lol.  They are expensive!

6) An inexhaustible gift-card at which store:


7) In another lifetime, you’d be:

a colonial person, preferably a midwife.  Complete with hoopskirts.  I've always wanted to wear a hoopskirt.