"" Three Ladies and a Dad: February 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I think that the doctor must really love our family this time of year. Our bills have probably paid their mortgage. (Not really, we have good insurance.) Yesterday, it was my turn to see the doctor. By the time I saw her, I had a migraine for 21 hours. Not. fun. My mom drove me because I lost my peripheral vision. I could use it but it was extremely painful when I did. After some blood work and a meningitis scare, they sent me home with some nice pain medication. I have not slept that good in years! Today, I am making an appointment with our chiropractor - praying he can get rid of this pain in my back. I am not too sure what is causing it, maybe it is part of the migraine.

Once I got to feeling better, I dropped Zoa off to see Go, Diego, Go, with my sister, her fiance, and their son, Ethan. Evidently, it was a great time! Sorry I missed it Tara! Macie had plans to stay the night with Jeremy's mom, so I took her there.

Since I felt better, or at least well enough to function, I took advantage of my alone time and went to The Buckle. I bought 2 pairs of shorts, both bermudas. That is the closest thing to shorts that I will wear. Did I mention I have a complex about my legs? Here is one pair, the other was not available online.

They did not have the jeans I wanted in Extra-Long, so Jeremy will be picking them up for me when he travels for a rugby game this weekend. I love these jeans!!

After dinner at Outback, we went home and I crashed. Aaaahhhhhhh.

Monday, February 25, 2008


This is the latest picture of me - this past weekend I had 2 assignments due, one of which involves writing three papers. Yes, three papers. Have I ever told you that I do not hate anything, but if I did, it would be writing papers. Even worse, they were for history. If it was something that interested me, it might be different. But history?!

On top of that, I have exactly 1,254,876 things on my To-Do list at work.

I forgot why I took a break from school a while back. School, work, children, a husband and a household is hard work. I feel like my mind is constantly racing and my emotions are running extremely low on fuel. But I am still putting along, and hopefully one of these days I can catch up to the rest of the world. i just have to keep looking ahead.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

What happened to my boring life?

The last week or two have been pretty rough on our family. The weather last week threw everything off, my days are mixed up, and the girls are out of their schedule with school closings. We are now at it again, and our Easter break from school is diminishing with each snow day. Sigh.

On the contrary, I am a fan of winter weather. I enjoy it all. My theory is if it is going to be cold, I want it to look cold outside. I have always loved snow and winter weather as much as spring.

On top of that, the girls have continued to be sick, with recovery starting yesterday. Zoa had to get a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. At the same time, it also showed fluid in her chest, but they think it is sinus drainage that has settled there. She will be on antibiotics for the next 10 days. Macie got the flu, and yes, it was the gross kind. She wanted to stay with my parent's, so I didn't really have to deal with it. Thanks mom and dad!

Instead of us all being sick at once, it all had to be at different times. I started feeling 'off' yesterday, and it continued today with a fever, body aches, and just an overall feeling of blah, for lack of a better word. It made me more upset with me being off work today and not having any motivation to do anything. Hopefully, it will be out of my system in a hurry. Mom's never have enough time to get sick. Right, mom?

This weekend will be a pretty normal one, with the exception of Adam's birthday. Happy Birthday Godfather Adam! Next weekend, we are off to St. Louis for a mini-getaway. Hopefully, it will involve a little bit of shopping (!) and a trip to Libby Lou's.

I guess there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Step Two:

The basement is done! We hauled off a truck load of items, chaged the storage area from a corner to under the stairs, swept, and finished our gym. Jeremy put together a bench we boughts months ago for it also. Now, all we have to do is fix our StairMaster and we will be in good shape....no pun intended.

Our next project will be to finish some of the basement. We at least want an office space...somewhere I can go to do my homework, pay bills, etc., and a play room for the girls with some toys. The goal will be to occupy them while Jeremy and I work out.

Zoa's fever came back. She is sleeping on the floor as I type this. I have not taken her temperature yet today, but if she does have one, then I have to take her into the doctor. I called them and they said since today will be Day 6 with a fever, they would need to see her.

We'll see...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Don't forget to tell your loved ones how you feel!

We don't have much planned for the night. I may see if Jeremy wants to go to Outback...yummy! That is our family's favorite restaraunt so it would be a good place to celebrate the holiday together.

Oh! Our power is back on. (Thanks mom and dad for letting us crash your house!) Last night, I tried to catch up on a few things around the house. Laundry, picking up, laundry...it never ends! We have a weekend packed with birthday parties so we will see what all gets accomplished.

The girls are still running a low-grade temperature. Both of their fever's got up to 103 degrees. Not sure what was causing it, but it looks like it is almost over. Some nasty virus, I'm sure.

Stay warm and be safe!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Finally...a new camera!!!

Oh, I forogt to mention...Jeremy was told a few days ago that he is the proud owner of an XBOX 360, a St. Louis Rams lounge chair, and I think a St. Louis Rams XBOX game. He won them at work a couple of months ago from a contest. They should arrive at our front door within a week. We are going to sell them to the highest bidder. We will be putting them on Ebay so if you are interested, stay tuned for the item number. I will post it here as soon as I list it.

What will we do with the money, you ask? Buy a new camera, of course! I am definitely a gadget girl, so I am extremely excited about it. Any recommendations would be appreciated. I tend to like Canon cameras so I am sure we will take that route.

Heat, anyone?

I mentioned in my last post that we were in the middle of a ice storm. Well, that ice storm has cause us to be out of power since Monday night around 10 or 11. We went to bed with power, and woke up Tuesday morning to 54 degrees. After bundling up the girls in clothes and covering them with blankets, I began searching for some food for breakfast. Have you ever thought about how much you use your microwave and stove? I was a bit scared to give them anything with milk since our refrigerator had been off for several hours.

Want to know what we at for breakfast yesterday?

That's right...potato chips. (I just know realized my last 3 posts have had something to do with potatos.) After that very nutritous and filling breakfast, we snuggled up some more, waiting for our power to be restored. We were told it should be back by noon. Tick, tock, tick, tock.

Around 12:30, Jeremy came and picked us up. We went to his sister's house and lounged all afternoon, watching movies. It was such a relaxing afternoon. Around 7:00, we ventured back to our house only find that we still had no power. We packed up to go to my parent's house, or tired to anyway. Have you ever tried to pack with a candle for your light?

This morning, I called our power company and they told me power is back in our subdivision, but a few houses in it are still without power. Uh-oh...you watch, it will be us!

To top it all off, Macie and Zoa are both running a fever. Not sure what is going on, but last night Macie had a headache. I took her temperature and it is 103! Zoa's was a mild 100.5. Macie is down a bit and Zoa's is gone for now, and hopefully it will stay gone! Looks like another day with no school for them tomorrow. Gosh, I miss childhood!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Winter is not going out without a bang! As of about an hour ago, we have a sheet if ice in our area of about 2 inches. Whew...should make for some good sledding later. I have been home since about 12 noon and what normally is normally a 30 minute commute took a little over an hour. Thank God everyone was driving sensibly. I was keeping up with traffic at a steady 35 miles per hour.

I have never been in an ice storm, but it was quite interesting. I had to pull over a couple times on the way home because the ice was freezing on my windshield wipers, which in turn meant they could not do their job of clearing my windhield. It was a bit frightening with the girls in the car, but we made it home safely. Jeremy is at work for another 30 minutes or so, so now he needs to get home safe too!

We had a wonderful time at the dance on Saturday. It was great to see so many people and catch up with everyone. I recommend that anyone go next year...it is well worth the money!

Have a good week!

Friday, February 8, 2008

And, I'm out.

This week has been flooded with things to do. Between ballet, homework, school meetings, church meetings, and just the everyday norm, I may have seen Jeremy a total of five hours. We plan on going to a Valetine's Dance on Saturday - which I am sure will be a good time. (Shoutout to Jessica! ;))

Other than that, if I happen to find any downtime, this is what I will look like.

The girls love love love ballet! I can't take pictures though because they go to a room and we get to watch from a television. I suppose those would not make the best pictures. I will try to snap a few before they start, but don't count on it. We barely make it on the door on time!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

You say potato, I say tornado.

We had some bad storms at our house last night. I was driving home from voting when I heard that annoying sound come over the radio.

"If you are in.....seek shelter immediately....tornado 3 miles south...."

I raced home as fast as I could. Which actually was not very fast at all because the rain and winds were so bad. I walked into the house and told the girls to come downstairs. Once we were settled in the basement, the tornado sirens went off for the city. About 2 minutes after that, the power went out.

Zoa started crying and said, "Mommy, I am scared of the potato." I consoled her then started laughing. All night long, she asked if there was going to be a potato.

One advantage of having to go to our basement was us making good use of our time down there. We went through a bunch of storage boxes, made a pile of things we need to haul off (Anybody need a broken bicycle?), and tried to organize as best we could. We have everything you would need for a home gym - a whole set of free weight, a StairClimber, a treadmill, an excersise ball, a weight bench, a medicine ball, and who knows what else - and we would like to get that all set up and looking more put together.

But, there was no tornado. Thank God! I just hope Zoa is not scared of potatoes for the rest of her life!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl

I like baseball. More particularly - the Cardinals. I am not much of a football person. It is not that I do not enjoy watching it, but let's just say I would enjoy it a lot more if I knew what in the heck was going on! With that being said, I chose to root for the underdogs - The New York Giants. I had AWANA yesterday so I missed the first part of the game. But the part that I did see - from the Halftime Show on - was great! You can get into any game if the teams play like that! (Plus, I was doing homework so anything could distract me!)

And now, for the best part of the game. Here are the Top Five Super Bowl Commercials.

Super Tuesday is tomorrow. I am not sure who vote for yet...I am still doing some research. I found this website that allows you to look at most of the issues and it matches them to your ideal candidate. At this time, I am not well-informed enough to make an educated decision on who to vote for in the primary. Hopefully, this tool will help me. Don't forget to vote!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Moving On Up

Last week, I mentioned we went shopping for Jeremy some new clothes. Want to know why?


I am so very proud of him. We have known for a few weeks but it was not publically announced until February 1st. He will manage about 10-12 people and coach them on how to sell the products. He will have much better hours and best of all, he will be off most Saturdays, working one every 6 weeks. His next goal is to get his degree, then hopefully continue moving up. We will see though...one step at a time, but at the same time, always looking forward.

This week is especially busy for me as well. I have papers left to write tonight for school and food to prepare for tomorrow night's Titus 2 class. I am tired just thinking about it.

The girls also have a big week. Zoa starts her Rythym class tomorrow to prepare her for Pre-Ballet. Jeremy is going to be there with her since I have Titus. I will miss her first class but I will try to sneak a picture or two before she heads off. Macie starts Pre-Ballet and Tap on Wednesday. I will try to get a few pictures of her also.

We got some winter weather this week. I love snow, but I like it when there is a foot of snow on the groud. Don't bring it unless we are going to get a lot! The girls made their first snowman, with my help of course. Either I forgot how hard it was to make one, or it was a lot easier when I was younger. Zoa got cold so we came inside and I made them homeade hot chococlate. It reminded me of when I was younger because my mom would do the exact same thing.

One last note, if you haven't checked in here in a while, scroll down to a previous post for a link to a blog that needs your prayers! There is also another family that needs your prayers for comfort during this week. I am not going to post details, but this will be a hard few days for them. Just keep them in your prayers...God will know who you are talking about. Isn't that awesome?

Have a good week!