24 04 2008

I noticed that Daffy had her kids posted so I thought I’d brush up on my uploading abilities!  Alright, I just wanted to show off my kiddies…..yes Mylo too!

Look at them together!

April 2008

Out for a walk on a nice April afternoon

Trying to act innocent and doing a good job of it!

Apple of Daddy\'s eye

The Apple of Daddy’s eye.  Wearing her dad’s DJ Head phones.  He’s TICKLED over how she loves them!

Me and My Girl

Me and my girl.  Not the best pick put us none the less!

And last but not least……..the fam!  It’ from last summer but it’ll have to do for now!





23 04 2008

I stole this from Hoverfrog.  The original authors of this exercise are Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, and Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate, they ask that you PLEASE acknowledge their copyright.

Bold the true statements. You can explain further if you wish.

1. Father went to college
2. Father finished college
3. Mother went to college
4. Mother finished college
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor.
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
9. Were read children’s books by a parent
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18

Gymnastics, vocal and instrumental.

12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively.
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home

25. You had your own room as a child

For last half of my childhood, shared with my sister till I was 9.

26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school

I lived on my own (without parents/guardian) in high school

29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college  

I had an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) in high school, I think that counts

30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family


10 is not too shabby…….I don’t think anyway.  I was raised (until the age of about 13) in loving, caring, honest home filled with morals and values.  There is no measurement on those virtues.  They are something that is embedded in you and you take with you on YOUR journey through life!

It’s been a while………

22 04 2008

……..and a lot has gone on.  I’ll start with my deepest sympathies for my dear friend “R” whose father lost the battle for life on Saturday April 12th, 2008.  May he rest in peace and may “R’s” time of healing be filled with thoughts of how much her father loved her.  There is a great sense of relief in his passing as he was very ill and his last days here with us were not good ones.  There was a lot of pain and fear for him so his passing was actually a blessing in my opinion.  No more suffering and he is now in a place where I can only hope he is young and vibrant again and with all the people whom he’d lost and missed over the years.  RIP Dad Ireland!  I feel as though I should say something more on this subject but can’t seem to find the words right now so on that note, I’ll move on.

A while back I posted this about The Peanut maybe having to have surgery to insert tubes into he ears.  We finally had the appointment last Friday with the ENT specialist and he confirmed that she should have this procedure done.  I kinda already knew this was going to be the out come but still not to sure how I feel about it.  Hubby and I have agreed that she should have this done.  Every logical part of my thinking tells me that this is the best thing for her but trying to convince my heart is another.  I do know that this is such a common and easy procedure that is done thousands of times a year but it’s not done thousands of times to MY daughter.  She has to be put to sleep for the surgery and all though it is only for a very short time; she has to be put under none the less.  She’s just a baby for gawd sakes!!  I have been talking my self out of looking up the statistic’s of general anesthetic on the internet for fear of scaring the pants off of me but it is definitely at the for front of my mind.  So now we wait to hear from the hospital as to when the date of her surgery will be.  UGH!

In other news with The Peanut, her right elbow keeps dislocating and for the littlest reasons.  When she was little (6 months or so) I almost dropped her in the shower and when I caught her from falling, her elbow popped out.  I was MORTIFIED!!  How could I have done this…..blah, blah, blah.  I blogged about this on my old one on Platform 27 I’m sure.  Anyhow, 2 hospital trips and 17 hours later and they put in back into socket.  Then just this winter, again in the bath she stood up and when hubby when to catch her (by the hand) she went limp and turned and out it came.  So yet another trip to the hospital, a 2 hour wait and this time I actually put it back in by accident when trying to take her arm out of her sleeve for the doctor to see it.  Then less then a week later, walking through a store, she decided to go limp at the knees yet again while this time I had her hand and it came out again.  I put her in the shopping cart and moved her arm up and down a couple times and POP…….it was in.  This last time was just this past Thursday.  Yet ANOTHER trip to the hospital and yet ANOTHER 2 hour wait, the doc popped it in, took x-rays, told us she was fine but to follow up with her family doctor in a week so that is what we are doing tomorrow.  Interested to see what he has to say about a 20 month old (today actually) dislocating her arm 4 times in about 1 year.  Keep you all posted.

And on that note, I just noticed the time and I get to leave work for the day now.  Hope all is well with you my little duckies!!!

Proceed with caution…….

4 04 2008

…………may cause you to pee your pants

Rockin Drummer!

Catching up

2 04 2008

Easter weekend was not really that “easter-ish” for us.  Friday was a nice day off to do nothing.  A very old friend of mine from my child hood travelled in from out of town to see me for the night.  My house was a stop over on the way to her family’s house for Easter.  I had not seen her in almost 10 years so it was an unbelievably fantastic visit with LOTS of good ol’ memories of us growing up next door to each other.  We drank wine and chatted for hours.  A truly lovely visit.  Well, that is until just after she went to bed.  I went into check on The Peanut (she had been coughing and crying a bit) and found her and her room COVERED in vomit.  So 12 towels, 5 wash cloths, 2 sets of bed sheets, 4 pairs of PJ’s and 1 king size duvet later and the purging finally stopped.  That was 5:30 am Saturday morning.  Oh, and did I mention the fever of 102.9 f that came along with the stomach flu?  Saturday ended up being not too bad of a day.  The Peanut was actually in not so bad of a mood considering and other then her appetite being none existent, we had a pretty good day.  My mom and step dad came over, we watched the movie “Into the Wild” after The Peanut was in bed and a good time was had by all.  Specially Hannah………she just adores her Gramma and Grampa!Sunday we really did nothing as we were all a bit warn from Friday night and really not feeling up to par.  We really didn’t even celebrate Easter at all not that it bothers me one bit. J Sunday after we put The Peanut to bed we watched the movie “I am Legend” and LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVE IT!!!  I have to say that it’s now on my “favorites” list. 

Monday I ended up waking up feeling like crap.  I had a “touch” of the stomach flu my self so I ended up staying home from work and kept The Peanut home with me as she was still not 100%.  It was kinda nice just spending the day with her even if were both were not feeling so hot.  The rest of that week came and went and this past weekend came along.  Friday we had a couple of friends over for dinner and a visit, Saturday was my brothers birthday so we drove out to his house and spent the night there so that we could have a few bevies!  Sunday we came home around lunch time and I cooked a really nice Roast Chicken with roasted potato’s and carrots and while that was in the oven I got ambitious and made a pot of spaghetti sauce for us for dinner the next night.  Today is Wednesday and we have to take The Peanut to the doctors to finally get the 2nd of her two 18 month immunizations.  The doctor only gave her the one at her 18 month check up because she was a bit sick and he didn’t want to push her little body so now that she is feeling better we have to get the other one done.  Thank gawd this is it till she is 4!!!

This weekend we have been invited back out to my brothers but I think we are just gonna have a quiet family weekend.  I feel like I need to just re-connect with our little family.  Just Mama, Daddy, The Peanut and The Boy.  That’s it.  It’s suppose to be 10 degree’s and sunny on Saturday which sounds to me like a fantastic day for walking around our neighbourhood and checking out what spring has sprung so far!  Not that much I assume as we still have snow but it’ll still be a nice walk though.  I also want to maybe take a trip to one of my favorite stores EVER…………IKEA!  I need a few things from there and I love walking around their show room pretending like all their room set ups are actually rooms in my imaginary home!  TEE HEE……..childish I know but FUN none the less!  Other then that, I want to do nothing but enjoy my time with my husband, daughter and faithful mutt!  That’s it, that’s all. 

Oh and on a side note (which we are NOT discussing as it may jinks things), I am down 8 pounds and going strong.  WOOT!