Sunday, February 15, 2009
Project 365~Feb 8-14
My dear bloggerinas and bloggers, I do apologize for falling of the face of the blogosphere. The weather has been unstable at best and our power has been off and on... but mostly off. It wouldn't be so bad except our phones are down too which means no internet for this poor mommy.
I have finally been able to escape the madness and drive to Safeway to connect with the real world and leave a post. I did have time to play with my pics a little though... at least until the battery died. Let me know what you think.
I am afraid I will not be able to catch up with all of you... not right now any way... because I will have to get home before it begins snowing again and to make dinner. ;-)
But for now, on with the show...
Sunday February 8th My Love is his usual cleaning machine self. During the week I will actually allow dishes to build up in the sink then do them all at once just before My Love gets home. And occasionally I will even let them go until after dinner. *GASP* I know! I'm such a daredevil.
However, on Sundays My Love just can not let one dish sit without stickin' it in the washer. I grab a glass and drink a bit of water, set it down and BAM! ...its gone before it touches my lips again.
Really, trust me on this one, I'm not complaining. I know he does it because he wants the house clean when we get home from church... I think its cute and enduring and his empty counter fetish has been the source of many smirks between us... especially when I am trying to remember where I set my water down!?!
Monday, February 9th James insists on sneaking under the table over and over again during "nap" time. I know he doesn't take naps but I do sometimes just need him to stay in his room for a bit of quiet time so that my eardrums can have a chance to heal. No such luck. And yes James, I can see you very clearly from the recliner... even when my eyes are closed. :-p
Tuesday, February 10th I knew it would a somewhat lazy day. Snow was threatening and the sky was gray. On particularly cold quiet mornings I am usually awakened by a squinty Boogs trying to get under the covers to warm her icy toes before she sleeps the day away.
Oh, to be a cat.
Wednesday, February 11th we were heading out to ballet lessons and were haulted by giant cottonball snowflakes falling from the sky. Flip stepped out to assess the situation and the look on her face was enough to make me decide to stay home. Each white spot on her back is ONE snowflake. They. Were. Huge!
Thursday, February 12th was a busy day. Eden had a dentist appointment that morning and I got to take all the kids since my babysitters (parents) were out of town. That was ... um... fun?... no, interesting. The pediatric dentist we see is fantastic. They have a toy room all set up like the inside of a giant tree with a movie playing in one section and video games in another. Eden was treated like a princess, that's even what they called her. With all the special treatment Eden was getting the other children of mine quickly became jealous, and whiny, and extra specially bitter that they were not queen/king of the dentist office. *sigh*
Then in the afternoon I had my post op check up which was a waste of time but nice anway because I got to sit and read a magazine and get out of the house alone. Very nice.
Did I take any pictures??? No. And I didn't remember until 11:30PM. Eh... nothing to see around these parts at that time of night. But I did find a picture of the appendix... just in case you wanted to ... ya know...know where it is or something.
Friday, February 13th was my mom's birthday. The power was out but we have a generator and were able to cook her a nice dinner of Hawaiian Chicken. Hee hee. The power came on just before we sat down to eat. It stayed on for at least two hours before it went out again. The weird thing is that our neighbor told us that his power was only on for five minutes. We know it was Gods answer to our prayers that kept our power on for so long... Mom hates it when the power is out... HATES it.
Our goal at every gift giving holiday is to try and get my mom to cry... its not that hard, LOL. Once again with the help of homemade gifts from the kids we were successful at getting her to squirt some tears.
My Dad was quite disgusted because we spent less than five bucks and got tears and he had bought Mom a new computer and, "didn't even get a drop!" LMBO!!!
Saturday, February 14th ... Valentine's Day! After a morning of chocolate lips and candy hearts we setted in for yet another day of snow boundedness... is that a word? It is now ;-)
Fortunately, there was a break between storms so all the neighbors brought out their tractors and helped us dig out so we could make a run into town before the next storm. We were up to about two feet already and since my kids are all pretty young we generally keep them indoors when its so cold. Except for James. He NEEDS to get out. So, when I went for a walk over to my parents house I took him along... He doesn't seem to mind the wet and cold as much as the girls.
My Love and I were able to get into town for a nice homey resturant lunch sans kids and then we did the grocery shopping together which we rarely ever do. That was our Valentine's Day. It was very romantic. OH, and My Love gave me a Starbucks card for Vday too. He sure knows his way into his lover's heart. ;-)
My Love just called me on my cell phone and told me the power is out AGAIN! *sigh* I guess it will be another long quiet night. At least all the kids got baths this morning. No power = no water. :-p
God Bless you... and if you think about it pray for my sanity. :-D