July 28, 2008

Weekend Recap

Our weekend went way too fast. I got to see Mr.R for about 4 hours on Saturday, then me and the kids left to go to my parents' house. I had to go there because I had to pick up my ring. We went to church Sunday morning and then had Applebees for lunch. Then me, my mom and the boys went to get my ring. I took it home so I could have it for a day, then we went back this morning so it could get sized. It will be back by next Sunday.

We decided since Mr. R had to go back to Chicago, we'd stay at my parents' last night. My grandma is visiting for another week so it's nice to spend some time with her. She's 91 so I like to try to see her when I get the chance.

So the kids were bored last night and asked if we could go for a drive. We did and it was not fun! I made the mistake of going over the river and into the downtown area.

Well, I thought if I stayed on the same road, all I'd have to do is turn around and it would lead us back out. OH NO! Somehow it turned into a different street and all the streets turned into ONE-WAY streets. And yes, at one point I was driving the WRONG WAY down one of them. And a nice man in a huge truck coming straight at me, YELLED at me for it.

Well, to make a long story short, I tried to be a big girl and say a silent prayer and make it out of there myself, but after getting MORE lost and not having any clue where we were, I decided to call my mom.

Well, neither my mom or dad know the downtown area and had no idea what to tell me to do. At that point I started having some anxiety. Ok, a LOT of anxiety. I was very close to a panic attack and I knew that wasn't going to help anything and would only scare my poor kids more, so I finally told my mom that I had to let her go and I was going to pull over and call the police.

So, I pulled over and called and by this time I was almost crying because we were SO lost and it was so dark and it was just a terrible feeling. I called 911 and when the lady came on, I told her it wasn't an emergency, but I didn't know who else to call. She asked why I was calling and I said "Well, I'm downtown and I'm lost." She told me to hold on for a second and she'd get me some help and then a REALLY nice lady got on and helped me find my way out. I told her I was really sorry to call 911 for just getting lost and she told me that they get many calls from people getting lost downtown and have to help people find their way back to where they came from all the time. I told her they have WAY to many one-way streets and she said that's one of the reason why people get lost so easily. She gave me a few simple directions and we were back on the main road in no time. I thanked her over and over.

OH MY GOSH, I was never so glad to see my parents' house!!! Of course this all happened at 10:30 at NIGHT so that made it even worse because I could really see. I don't know WHAT we were thinking!?!

When I told Mr. R about it I was still shaking and he said he'd get me a GPS when he comes back. He has one to get him around Chicago and he said he doesn't know what he'd do without it.

Yeah, I don't think we'll be going on anymore "joy" rides for awhile!

July 25, 2008

Colds In July?

I've heard summer colds are the worst... ugh! My mom is sick, my dad is sick, T2 is sick and I really, REALLY don't want to be sick. T1 had a sore throat last night but is better today. T2 had a temp, was sneezing, coughing, and was real tired last night.

Today... T1 seems ok and T2's temp is gone and he just has an earache, so that is a good sign. I used our homeopathic ear drops on him and I'm hoping they work. I know one of my dc kids has an ear infection and I'm hoping that wasn't passed along.

I'm still good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and will continue to suck on my Halls ProHealth Defense drops. I got the Blueberry Blend and they're not too bad. They've got Zinc and Echinacea in them, so hopefully they'll work and make my immune system nice and strong.

My neighbor lady came over last night and we walked around the neighborhood and talked with people. I think we're going to start getting together with some of them and just sit out in our lawn chairs with a good drink and just shoot the breeze some night. We're all bored. :)

Today I haven't done much. Got up, went tanning, was going to take the kids to McDonald's for french fries but the line was way out in the road. They had $1 Happy Meals today and there were a LOT of cheap people! I wasn't about to sit in that line so I just went into Subway instead. The lady who was doing my order asked if I had a hard time getting in the parking lot and I told her we always come in the back way but that the line was crazy in the front. She said that was too much wasted gas for a dollar Happy Meal. I agreed and said Subway was healthier anyway. On our way back home I stopped at the gas station and got T2 some Gatorade. He was worried about getting dehydrated. I think it's because there's a man in our church who ended up in the hospital last week from it. Oh well, whatever helps make T2 feel better! :)

Now I am working on laundry and thinking about what to make for dinner. Mr. R may be coming home this weekend because he doesn't have to work on Saturday and won't have to go in on Sunday until real late. I think that's a lot of traveling and gas, but it's his time and money! I can't say I'll be too disappointed if he comes back. :)

Only 2 more weeks...

July 23, 2008

I'm Good

Posting two days in a row... I'm so good. Except for the fact that this post will not have much excitement in it. We did nothing today. I woke up late because I couldn't sleep at all. First, I couldn't even get to sleep, then when I did, Mr. R kept texting me. He's working 3rd shift now, so he gets bored. Well, at 4:30 in the morning, I'm not bored... I'm trying to sleep.

Anyway, I got no sleep last night but I did have a funny dream. I dreamt that we were having our second wedding and I had already had a baby. It was a boy. All our close friends and family were staying at the hotel together and I kept telling Mr. R he had to stay with us. He said he didn't like most of the people there and that he was going to a Pirates game instead. HUH?? Pirates game? That makes absolutely no sense because he's never even mentioned the Pirates or even much about sports in general. But it was funny anyway. And no, we're not having a baby any time soon.

So I got up late, went tanning, came home, made lunch and watched Y&R. Then I went outside and sat on the patio and listened to some music while T2 and his friend "M" went swimming.

I made dinner for everyone and then finally got to talk to Mr. R on the phone. Since he's working nights, he sleeps all day and we don't get to talk that much. Right now he's working 9:30pm - 10:00am. He usually gets done with work, gets a shower, goes tanning, gets something to drink and heads for bed. (And I thought my days were boring.)

After dinner I mowed the front yard. Then I decided that I deserved a hot fudge sundae, so the kids and I ran out and got ice cream and now we're home.

I think I'm going to go to bed early tonight. I'm tired. And bored.

July 22, 2008

It's Hard To Say Good-Bye

Today I gave the last dc parent notice that I was quitting. It was rather sad because I just adore her son. Well, her daughter too, but her son is just like my own because I've had him for almost 4 years. He's been with me through half my daycare journey and watching him grow from 5 months to 4 years has been an honor for me.

This morning I woke up, got ready and went downstairs around 9:30. My little dc girl was acting tired and little grouchy so I picked her up to cuddle her a bit and she was burning up. Took her temp and it was high. Her mom came and took her to the doctor and it looks like she's got an ear infection. Poor thing. Then, after nap, her brother woke up and wouldn't eat snack. VERY unlike him, so I took his temp and it was a little high too. However, he was acting fine (other than not eating) so hopefully he'll be ok.

My mom is sick... she's got a horrible cold, congestion, cough, fever.... UGH I do not need this right now. Not that SHE does, poor mom, but ohmygosh I have so much to do. Sickness just cannot invade my life right now.

I picked out my ring on Sunday. It's from the Beverly Hills collection at Zales and it is beautiful!!! The main diamond is pear-shaped, and I've never been fond of the pear-shaped diamond, but this one just jumped out at me. I can't wait to have it on my finger!!! I love it!! It is almost 2 carats, white gold, tons of smaller diamonds on the ring and band and it's very vintage looking.

I still haven't figured out what I want to do about a dress... I have a couple that I've never worn that would be ok. I'm not getting the big dress until the November wedding, so I'm wondering if I don't do an "all white" dress for the August wedding, if that would be ok. The August wedding is very casual so I may just wear one of the new dresses I haven't worn yet.

Tonight we went to Subway for dinner because I didn't feel like cooking. Right as I was taking my last bite my neighbor came over and wanted to talk, so I sat outside with her for awhile. Then she had a computer question so we got T1 and went over to her house to see if he could help her. He's a computer whiz and got the program that she needed all figured out. Then we sat in her house and chatted for probably an hour. She's a fun lady and I really like talking to her! Last week my mom and I went over and played Euchre with her. I hadn't played in a VERY long time but I think I started getting the hang of it towards the end. She is in a Euchre group and wants me to join. I may, it sounds like fun. Besides, I'm going to need stuff to keep me busy if I'm going to be a lonely housewife. :)

I have so many things to do and so little time to do them. But, I always work better under pressure so I'm sure this will be no exception. I have been good about tanning so at least I haven't left that for the last minute.

Tomorrow I'm not working and I don't really have anything planned. I know I need to go tanning and I need to make a trip to downtown Indy. Other than that, it doesn't look like it will be a very busy day.

On a side note... I was so sad to see the news on Yahoo that Estelle Getty had passed away. If you know me, you know how much I love The Golden Girls! Sophia is just hilarious! RIP!

"Thank You For Being A Friend"

July 14, 2008

Updating... Just For Jer

I have been busy... I'm going to update in bullets, so here ya go:

*I am only working part time and loving that. I don't think I'll ever go back to full-time, unless I absolutely have to.

*The kids are doing great. Loving the pool and hanging out with friends.

*My dad is officially retired. And so is my mom, sort of. Of course my dad still is pastoring his church and this will give him more time to focus on that.

*My parents no longer live with me, but rather 40 miles away.

*My grandma (dad's mom) is living with them for 3 weeks... kind of a trial run while my aunt and uncle are on vacation, but it may be a permanent thing soon.

*A couple weeks ago my aunt Gail and cousin Jer came up and we went to Michigan to visit my grandparents. We took them on a picnic and it was nice.

And let's see...

*OH! I'm getting married. Yep, married. To Mr. R, of course. I guess after 8 years of him asking, I finally had to say yes. August 8. Very small wedding at a cute little chapel with just a few close relatives. Then a bigger wedding and reception in November so everyone can be there. Yippeee... I get two weddings! Which means two dresses!! Oh, and maybe two honeymoons? But yeah, two dresses!! lol :)

So, that's about it... a lot is going on. Mostly all fun. I'm nervous but excited. I have lots of pics, but I'll save that for another day.

TaTa For Now...