Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Turkey Day and Stuff **udpated again**

Sorry all. I have been extremely busy. I took Wednesday off from work and I managed to finish one set of curtains for Patrick's room finally. I also made a yummy pumpkin cheesecake for Turkey Day dinner. Then I napped, and it was time to go get the little guy. I can't believe how quickly that day went by.

Thursday we went to a friend's house for dinner. We had husband's parents there with us as well. My parents did not come up but ended up going to my Grandma's house instead.

Friday we took Patrick to the doctor since he still seemed congested. Turns out the poor guy had an ear infection in BOTH EARS as well as a bit of bronchitis. They gave us antibiotics, steroids, and an albuterol inhaler for when he gets really wheezy. We were shocked. We had no idea he was that sick, he was still smiling and talking and playing and eating and sleeping!?! Now that he's been taking the medicine for three days though you can definately see an increase in energy/appetite. Huh. Oh yeah, he is 18lbs now. What a beefcake!

Saturday we stayed home all day and my parents came up that evening. Not much done.

Sunday we took Patrick to Sears for pictures. OH MY GOD. HE IS SOOOO CUTE. We had a hard time choosing which ones we liked best. He was so good, and he smiled in every picture. I will try to add a link to the site where you can see them if you want later (I don't have the password and stuff here at work with me).

OKAY - I took down the link - it kept asking for a log in and password so I'll just add them in a new post.

It was hard to get up this morning. Long weekends tend to do that I guess.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Big Plans

So Tammi posted here on the soon to be takeover at Drunken Wisdom. I just have to say, I have something very special planned as well, and I think you all will love it. So make sure you check and check often.


Friday, November 09, 2007

No More to Say

Blogging will probably be light as we are hitting high season here at work, but I got this from my mother-in-law this morning and just HAD to share - we all know the story of the grasshopper and the ant:

Two Different Versions

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'
Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.'
Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.
Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.
The ant loses the case.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Halloween and Other Stuff

So we took Patrick over to our small town trick or treat gala (they close off main street and all the stores give out candy). He was up past his bed time but seemed to have quite a blast with all the attention he got. He LOVED his costume (he was a wizard). He seems to enjoy hats and he kept trying to eat his beard. Unfortunately, we missed the costume contest by about 3 minutes. FIL was rather disappointed since he worked for three weeks making his costume, but he got candy so all was good. And before you ask - yes I do have pictures which I WILL post tomorrow. I was not looking forward to going, but ended up having a great time. It was definitely small town America at it's finest.

The memorial service on Tuesday was very nice. It was for my brother's dad's step-father (sort of - he and grandma were never married). Yes, not my grandfather but I went none the less since my brother's dad may as well have been my dad - he's the only dad I've known since I was two. And that story is another post in itself which I may post someday, but not now.
Anyway, he was a World War II vet - a member of the 101st airborne no less - and a purple heart recipient. A great patriot and lover of America - he will be sorely missed by his family I'm sure. Since he was a vet of course he had a proper military burial with Taps and the gun salute and the whole nine yards. It was very moving and makes me wonder why people have no respect for our soldiers. Afterwards was a party at the local Elks Lodge (he insisted no one be sad). Unfortunately I didn't get to stay long (since it was a three hour drive for me to get home) but I enjoyed every minute and my condolences go out to his children and family.

In other news - I discovered that Patrick does not scare easily - he didn't even flinch when the guns went off at the funeral. And it seems Patrick's "cold" is going away on its own so we may not have to make the trip to the doctor.