Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
So she crawled on top of Alec and this is where they stayed until Julie & Steve came to get them!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
What a rip-off that "snowstorm" was! We maybe got 2 inches! I hope this winter doesn't fizzle out so soon like last winter did. Come on, don't hate me just because I like winter - you know it'll be weeks before the weather warms and the tulips start popping and stuff, so relax and enjoy the last of this beautiful winter weather! Top photo was about 11 am before it started snowing. Below was taken about 5 pm just after it stopped. See how much prettier it is with snow???Without the snow it would be brown and boring and ugly:~)
Speaking of ugly, I have really ugly wallpaper in my bathroom. Really really ugly. It has been there since we moved in about 12 years ago so obviously I've come to terms with its ugliness. But recently, while I've been in the bathroom, I've noticed that some of the edges and seams are coming away from the wall; practically begging me to rip them from the wall. So little by little I have been pulling away little strips and chunks of ugly wallpaper. I don't put these scraps in the garbage - oh no! I carry them out in my pockets - like a prisoner who digs himself out of his cell and stuffs the dirt in his shoes. It's not because I feel bad or guilty or anything. It's because once Tom notices it (and I do wonder how much longer he can NOT notice it!) he will want to finish the job and that means finish it right then, no matter what. I prefer to take my time, peeling away tiny strips, sometimes with tweezers and always right after a shower when the humidity does its magic. And that way maybe in another 12 years or so, I'll be ready to re-paper or paint!
And here is baby Maggie in her new hat that a friend from work made for her. Cute???
Friday, February 20, 2009
Well I did it! I dodged a bullet today!! I guess it's one of the hazards of working in a school....head lice, that is. Every year or so there seems to be an outbreak and this was the "lucky" year! We all heaved a sigh of relief yesterday when our class room seemed unscathed but this morning it was our turn to be screened by the nurses. The kids were all checked before the bus came for bowling and one of our students was sure enough infested! Naturally it was a student whose new hat had been placed on each of our heads earlier this week - YIKES!!! There wasn't time for the nurse to check staff before bowling so I was worked up to a pretty good panic, complete with itchy head, by the time we returned to school. (Did someone say pineapple?)
I nearly ran to the nurses room when we returned to school. I guess the nurses drew straws to see who would get stuck with me - well, my hair actually! It took a nurse and an assistant about 15 minutes to search my hair for bugs......I was ready to throw up! Every time there was a pause I was convinced they'd found a nest! My palms were sweating and I was hyper ventilating. And I was trying to figure out who would actually have the task of raking through my hair for the hours long job if they did indeed find bugs (probably someone with a grudge!) and that maybe I should just buzz it all off and trying to decide what my other options were when the nurse proclaimed me bug free!
I'm sure there'll be a next time - maybe not for lice - but for today, I dodged this bullet!!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I was just remembering that quite often when Julie (my daughter - 20 years younger than me) & I are out somewhere people frequently ask if we are sisters. Seriously! A good question from my viewpoint......not so good for Julie! I always smile and answer "yes"! Sorry Julie...maybe if I had a real sister.....
Saturday, February 14, 2009
This next sequence is kinda cute.
UH-OH! Looks like Maggie "spilled"!
Don't worry - Selah knows just what to do with a baby wipe!
Checking..... There! That's much better!
Oh yeah, Grandma was trying to get me to smile with my eyes open!! Maybe next time!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Triskaidekaphobia - is defined as the fear of the number thirteen especially Friday the thirteenth. I am not triskaidekaphobic......well not before today anyways.
My day (off) started with a phone call at 6:30 am. Unless it's a snow day/no school call, a call at that hour is usually not good news. Today's early call was no different - my dad was calling to let me know that my mom had suffered a seizure. And so I spent the morning helping him with her.
I left them about noon and went to Walmart (I can't stand Walmart! see earlier posts) to pick up a prescription for my mom. I was pleasantly surprised to find that unlike the other day, there was no line at the pharmacy! Unfortunately, they did not have the drug we needed but the pharmacist offered to call around for it (!) and was able to find it at a nearby CVS. Unbelievable! Stacy, the pharmacist, promised to order it immediately "within 10 minutes". So I left Walmart and headed out on some errands, happy that I was in and out of Walmart so quickly. Silly me.
Tonight we left home to take dinner over to my mom & dad and stopped by CVS to pick up the prescription. You know this doesn't end well already, don't you?? Of course Walmart never called this prescription over to CVS (why would they do something right?) and here we are about 6 hours later trying to straighten things out while our dinner is getting colder and colder. Not only that but you know that every person in the CVS pharmacy was coughing, sneezing and sick! Gross! I didn't even want to breathe in there. It took 45 minutes to get the Rx!!! I couldn't get to the Purell fast enough!
So as far as I can tell, I'm still not triskaidekaphobic . But I definitely have a fear of Walmart!
I wonder what you call that??
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. February 8, 2009.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here she is before we even left the parking lot! We stayed at Disney from the time the gates opened until the last firework had been launched....we went to the afternoon parade (don't remember what they call it), the Spectral Magic parade at about 10 PM, we saw the fireworks, rode just about every ride in the park, stood in various lines for about half the day, had pictures taken with dozens of characters, and walked about 52 miles around the park! We had so much fun!
I can't wait to go back with another grandbaby!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
These are some of our mailboxes. Here you can see how deep it really is!