Saturday, August 30, 2008

Feeling older...

Another birthday?!?! How did that happen so fast? It is amazing how much less excited I am about birthdays than I used to be. I guess the bright side is that now I am old enough to run for president. I think I could do at least as good a job at it as some of the yahoos who run!

I had a nice day going to the farmers market, buying some more plants for the front flower beds, taking a long nap and going to bookclub this evening. And my wonderful husband got me a Cricut (that won't mean much to the non-scrapbookers out there) that I am so excited to use! Of course since I can't even seem to get the pictures loaded from my camera it may be a while until I have something to scrapbook (never mind the 20-some year backlog of pictures I already have printed). And we are going to have sushi for lunch tomorrow. Amazing how my idea of a great birthday has changed over the years!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Just wanted to share...

I found a cool way to donate to charity by shopping...go to goodsearch and pick your charity and do some shopping at the stores that participate (which seems to be quite a few - including!)

Not so good news

Mema had a biopsy on a lump she found on her chest(more cancer)and she will have to go through another round of chemo and treatment. I would appreciate it if you would keep her and everyone else battling this horrible disease in your prayers.

And just a heads up that I will be hitting everyone up for donations to help fight cancer around the first of the year - I am planning on doing the 3 day walk (60 miles!) for breast cancer in Chicago next summer. Not only is it for a great cuase but I figure I can whip myself into shape by training for it!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Stuff and things

I am behind on blogging (as usual) and it's not looking good as far as extra time to catch up in the next week. So a quick recap of the past couple of weeks will have to suffice.

In family news, Nicole had her baby and everyone is doing well. Nicole was looking forward to being able to sleep on her stomach again...hopefully Bonnie will let her try that out before she realizes how fun it is to get up to eat a million times a night.

Mema also had her PET scan and that showed no cancer at this point - wonderful, wonderful news!

We spent the weekend in Branson with Mom and John and had a lot of fun. It was a short trip but we packed in a lot of activities - swimming, golfing, fishing, putt putt. Mom, Grant, Bryn and I went to see "Noah: The Musical". They used some live animals (which is why we went since I knew Bryn would dig that!) and it was really pretty cool. I must admit I was quite shocked by the unapologetically Christian way it was presented (which I guess shouldn't be surprising with a title like "Noah: The Musical") - even the theatre itself had a statue of Jesus outside. I am just not used to that kind of presentation in these generally politically correct and more secular times.

Fortunately it was a quick weekend trip as I found Harvey locked in our bedroom when I got home. I am so used to closing the bedroom door to keep Elmer from getting into trouble that in my haste to get out the door I locked poor Harvey in. He had no food or water for almost 48 hours but seems no worse for the wear. He went for the food first (in true 19 pound cat fashion) and doesn't seem to be dehydrated. I checked with the vet to make sure I shouldn't be worried and was told that as long as he is acting normal he should. The corner of our closet that the poor guy turned into his temporary litter box (the poor guy even tried to cover it up with some dirty clothes and a CD case) seems to be fine, too. Thank goodness for Nature's Miracle and that the corner of the carpet can easily be pulled up and cleaned!

Bryn's first day of school is tomorrow. She is very excited and I am finding it hard to believe I have a kid in first grade...time sure flies! I'll try to post a few pics tomorrow...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Changed settings...

I think I got the settings changed so anyone (Mom) can post a comment even without a Google account!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A few pictures...

A little behind of 4th of July pictures...

Bryn feeding Grant his first bites of cereal

Happy 13 pound baby!

Monday, August 4, 2008

An update

I have been waiting to blog until I had new pictures to post but I can't seem to get around to getting them into my computer, so I decided not to wait anymore.

We have had a good couple of weeks...

Girl's night out was great - it is always nice to hang out and have a few drinks sans kids!

Grant is a healthy 13 pounds 2 ounces and gaining more weight by the day. His little thighs are just huge now and he has chub on his kneecaps. A far cry from our bird-legged Bryn! Grant is also eating some cereal now and thinks it is the greatest thing ever. He also is now on a new reflux med and hardly spits up at all and the problems with feeding have all but is fabulous! Now if we can just get him sleeping for longer stretches at night he'll be the most perfect baby ever! :)

I have some fillings that need to be dentist tells me they don't last forever. Too bad as new ones sound like not a lot of fun and require money that I am sure I could spend on something much more interesting.

We have been busy with playdates, soup kitchen stuff, buying school supplies and house cleaning...some of those things obviously more entertaining than others. Bryn is scheduled to go stay with Grandma and Grandpa for a few days this week so grant and I will be hanging by ourselves during the day. We'll likely sleep a lot as the conversation tends to be kind of one sided!