Wednesday, February 28, 2007

sleepy head

The yucky bug germs have been transferred from one child to the other.
The princess and I were playing hide and seek and she hid under her blanket
in her room. I gave her a few minutes as she loves to "hide".
I went up to her room and she was fast asleep.
Without her dolly.
It was 6:20.
I noticed goopy stuff in her eye. Just like her brother had last week. I really shouldn't be surprised.
The sad thing is that her birthday is a few days away and now she gets to be sick on her special day.
The fun curves life has in it!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Today has been a bit of a long day.

1. Awake with sick son at 3:45 this morning.

2. Could not ease the searing pain in his ear.

3. Knowing antibiotics were going to be needed. This equals $$.

4. Finding out he had an ear infection in the other ear too.

5. It looks like a truck has run over him with dark circles under his blood shot eyes.

1. Able to go back to sleep around 5:30.

2. Husband came in and soothed son to sleep in a matter of seconds. He IS super dad.

3. Antiobiotics were FREE at the store.

4. He has a very high pain tolerance (though this could be a down if he breaks a bone and never tells us).

5. All sickness came at once. Two ear infections, colds (or pink one knows) in both eyes, sore throat and upset stomach.

6. He did not miss one minute of school with it being winter break.

I'm ready for bed.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

snipits of the day


Sam: Mom, I had a dream last night.

Me: Really? Do you remember what it was about?

Sam: No. But you were in it.

Me: Interesting. Was I doing anything?

Sam: I don't know. Don't you remember?

Me: Don't I remember what?

Sam: Don't you remember being there?

Me: In your dream?

Sam: Yeah. You were in my dream. Don't you remember?

Me: I don't.

Sam: oh. well..maybe next time you'll remember.

#2: 4:30 a.m.

Alina (in her bed): MOMMMYYYY??!??

Me (in my bed): Yes Alina?

Alina: I wanted you to play with me.

Me: I will when the sun comes up.

Alina: But I wanted you to play with me!

Me: Wait until the sun comes up.

Alina: silence.

Alina: Mommy???

Me: yes Alina

Alina: Where's the books?

Me: In your room.

Alina: But I want you to read them.

Me: When the sun comes up.

Alina: silence.

Ahhh...the joys of having a child that talks in her sleep and can actually carry on a conversation.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Tonight at 5:30, my niece knocked on the door and came in.
This part of the mystery I knew. The kids were so excited that she was babysitting. I was excited too. To be out for a few hours with my handsome husband.
I called Ed to let him know I was all ready and he directed me to his office book case (in our home), 4th row up, all the way to the left, green notebook, front page.
There was a map with directions of where I was to meet him.
We ended up meeting at a Japanese/Chinese restaurant where we have dined before, but always on the Chinese side.
Tonight we experienced the hibachi side. It was fabulous. We were immediately warmed up from being so close to the flames. I think I may have even acquired a sun tan.
Soup, salad, shrimp appetizer (those brave enough had the opportunity to catch a flying shrimp, by mouth, from the chef), filet mignon, fresh veggies and rice.
So very tasty and I was fascinated with the chef and what a treat to watch our food being cooked right in front of us (plus the fancy knife and spatula throwing, egg tossing/catching with the spatula and not breaking, and the volcano onion...yes....just like the Office episode...Ed and I had a good chuckle over that).
After dinner we went to a different restaurant for dessert and non-stop conversation.
Home early due to roads as my niece had to be taken back home.
It was a great evening.
It was a great birthday. :)

the mystery

I found this slip of paper on my computer this morning.

"Someone will arrive at 5:30 pm to watch Sam and Alina.
Please be dressed (no jeans) by then for our evening.
After you have briefed the sitter, please call me for further instructions."

Oh the suspense!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


There are now choices on the horizon.
A horizon that dawned rather quickly.
The waiting game seems to have fallen to the back of the line.
For now.
Decisions have taken the lead.
Decisions that include several forks in the road.
One fork leads to another.
No matter which prong is chosen.
Who knew there could be so many forks.

Monday, February 05, 2007

a hearty evening

With the weather the way it has been and the Super Bowl last night, a good hearty dish was being called for. Ed's taste buds were sending messages to his brain that had to do with white chili. I was up to the challenge.

The search started. Scouring over recipes looking for the one. I thought I had found it. This white chili was what I ended up making. It was OK. Too many beans, too little chicken for my taste (these two white items were what caused this chili to be considered acceptable in the "white" category). So the rest is in the freezer for another day whenst I may add some extra chicken.

What better to go with chili than corn bread. Again, the scouring ensued. And again, I thought I had found the recipe. My palate was anticipating what I thought was going to be some mouth watering corn bread. Perfect consistency and taste. I was sorely disappointed. Too bland. Not sweet enough and too gritty. But I did enjoy trying out one of Ed's dad's iron skillets and baking the bread in the oven. It did turn out very good, but just wasn't the taste I was looking for. So now I am on the lookout for a good cornbread recipe. One that is 3/4 good for you, possibly 4/4 good for you. :)

It was a good day, all snuggled inside with our family and watching a sport (with commercials that were so/so this year) that I have come to enjoy (with many years of Ed's patience in teaching me about all the rules. Especially moving the chains. That took a loooong time to teach this volleyball/cheerleader high school gal who knew nothing of the sport.) The company sure made up for the so-so food.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

current news

1. There is a blizzard warning until midnight tonight.
2. The highway is closed in 3 areas between our home and where my husband is at a retreat (of which he is supposed to come home today).
3. I have a nice big candle burning to give off a nice piney scent.
4. We are toasty and all snuggled in despite the blowing craziness outside.
5. All three of us are still in our jammies.