Friday, January 30, 2009

When an illness knocks you on your ass, you should stay down and relax for a while before trying to get back up. ~Candea Core-Starke

Zoey has been home sick with a fever of 103 for two days. Usually she is the faker, with a pretend cough then saying "Mom I have a bad cough" looking for a trip to the doc or some medicine. She didn't need to see the doc, but no school and no ice skating lessons for her. Ike had to go to the lessons anyway, even though he is just going because Zoey wanted to take lessons. Ice skating is not really his thing. So anyway, this morning he wakes up and decides HE needs a sick day too. No stinkin way!!! He wasn't even going to get dressed, just made up his mind. Right before we leave his eye is pink and swollen. I tell him to stop itching it and it probably wouldn't be red. Shortly after I arrive at work I get a call from my friend Juanita--subbing for the regualar nurse at Sunflower. Apparently Ike has to come home until he has been seen for pink eye. Did you know that you can get pink eye meds over the counter? You can. So I asked my doc about it and she said that it would be good to use for eye irritation due to allergy. So we get a prescription for that and since we are there why not throw in some strep and an antibiotic for that too.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ~Ogden Nash

I am going to blog with the few minutes I have. I have pics and video to post, but that will have to wait for another day.
The kids have started ice skating. I think its going ok. Zoey tells her teachers that she knows how--so they just let her do what she wants. Ike tells me he knows how to skate, but when it comes to skating backwards he has some difficulty. But they are each enjoying it.
We had a pretty busy week last week. Isaac didn't have school on Monday due to the holiday, but I didn't take the day off. I think he felt a little jipped, so I took him to McDonald's for lunch.
Wednesday we had family come visit us. I am always so excited to have a happy full, busy house. It was great to see everyone. Little Libby wasn't feeling her best, but we did get to give her a birthday party. We spent some time in the Black Hills, some time sledding and looking for moose in the mountains. Isaac had been asking me to come eat lunch with him, so we all showed up for lunch at his school on Thursday. He was pretty excited about that. However, he seemed more excited that Zoey came than any of the rest of us. He took her in and the rest of us kinda had to fend for ourselves with little kindergarteners running us over!
I have more fabulous stories to tell, but it will have to wait for the show and tell with pictures. Right now I think this cold I had last week has decided to move into my sinuses, so I kinda feel like my face is going to explode. But I'll be back.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey

Happy new year!!! everyone (even though January is like half over already!)
The kids had a long two week break. Actually Zoey still got to go to daycare some while Ike was my side kick. It went well. Zoey, however, knew that Isaac wasn't going to school, so she was not happy being dropped off at daycare and Isaac quickly learned that it is not as much fun to hang out with Mom while she working. They did get a sleep over at Solem's, which was fabulous. I got to give some massages without scrounging for a portable DVD player and then I went to the Energy Classic basketball game and actually watched the game. I went home a little early in hopes to find a quiet house with a husband in it. No such luck. Chris has been working so much overtime that he is always home late. I think that week they had him up by Sheridan and Montana the whole week. We went to a friend's house for New Year's and had a great time. Despite the sleepover the night before the kids stayed up the whole time, and didn't fight or argue with anyone. Quite remarkable. I played a card game called pitt. Apparently a game from 1918 but very entertaining none the less. The last few days of break I didn't have to pack the kids anywhere so I told them to relax, sleep in and take it easy. They were up early almost everyday of break. Last Sunday I was looking forward to having our regular routine back. I thought the kids would be too. I tried to psych up Isaac by telling him that he would get to see his friends and teachers. Monday morning came and Isaac was "Still Sleepy". We were nearly late and I am not even sure he ate breakfast that day! Not quite the way I had imagined it.
Some ask if I have any new year's resolutions. Not really. They don't ususally mean anything. However, I am very focused this year. I have just had an extreme year of change--my job, moving to another state, spending more time with my kids--I really feel that I am starting everything from the bottom. It really needed to happen, but now I need to nurture those changes. So this will be a year of nurturing.
The kids start ice skating lessons next week and Isaac is having a friend spend the night on Friday. My job has gotten off on the right foot and with the new year personal training has brought me many new clients. I am still looking to increase my clientel for massage and to promote my sport specific progam at the rec center. The house is, well, a work in progress. I have been painting some and I hope to get the energy to reorganize some (alot) of the basement. Chris got a storage unit for the Dish Network stuff so I am hoping to use the crawl space (or whatever it is under the dining room) for extra storage.
An interesting thing (for me) is that without working events all the time, watching pro sports on TV is more entertaining. I was really rooting for the Viks this season--Silly Viks. But I still had the playoffs on today. I don't know that there are any teams in particular that I will cheer on, but I will watch. Well that should bring us pretty much up to date--except that this morning on the way to church Zoey said that on her next birthday she will be 16. Yeah, not much to say after that.