Monday, June 29, 2009

Busy Busy Busy Bee Hive around here

It's a busy Bee Hive around here.

No not that kind of bee hive .......

This kind ....
I'll be back to blogging in a while....
things are OK here just busy, busy, busy!

I have a lot to tell you, stories, picture and accomplishments ...
but that will all have to wait for another day.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Yesterday as I was driving home (1:30pm) I saw something blowing in the road (a black topped road). As a car passed it swirled one way and then turned to go the other way.....I thought it was a leaf in the road.

As I got closer it was a RAT, that was CRAZY HOT. Spinning in road first one way and then then other way.

Yea, it just that CRAZY HOT here for the past couple of days!

(or was it a momma rat crazed from her children.... either way it was CRAZY)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What does a 100 get ya? a Nu Do!

When the temps get over 100,

I'm going for cool.....super cool.

Translation ... cut that hair off!
Momma gets a new Do!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mom Taxi get color

Today I've ran the Mom Taxi (aka the G Cab)
for details go to G's blog, but ended up at the outdoor pool.
I have some color.....but what color is it?
bronze, tan, or PINK ~ I'll know more in the morning!

I know it won't be an even color ~ we only go late in the day and depending on what side of the pool we sit on that's the side of my leg, side of arm, side of my shoulder that gets the color! Oh, well it just adds interest! RIGHT?

Monday, June 22, 2009

confession time ~

In this post, I lied! Well, I only lied on the last line.
It seems that the leak wasn't found and it's not cleaned up.
It is organized (and not since there isn't anything under there)
but sitting by the front door!

I have capable men (but I must admit my faith is fading) on the job!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's day 2009

Today we had a Manly Man meal for our DAD!

KC Strip Steaks (grilled)
Baked Potatoes
Corn on the Cob
Texas Toast
BBQ Baked Beans

then Brownies and Mint chip ice cream

Friday, June 19, 2009

Flashback Friday

I could have a reinactment of this any morning!
but the short (short) dress just isn't as cute now!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Did you know that the past tense of Jump is Jamp??
No I didn't think so! but that was G's explanation of his new word!
We have this great new little game, Scrabble Slam!
We all play it, we all spell, and we all laugh.

What's that smell?

Sometime last week when I was sick, I discovered a smell.
A smell in the kitchen
A smell from under the kitchen sink
A smell that resembled rotten potatoes
Not rotten potatoes.
I kept it covered with baking soda &
prayed that no else would discovered the smell before I was well.
All was found!, All was cleaned, and all was organized!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I think I can start summer now

I think this is the day that I'm over that dreadful junk going around. I'm done sleeping so much, not quite done coughing but it's quieter.

I have track over with.

I have W healed.

I have daycamp over with.

Summer can start ....along with the summer chores!
My boys are so thrilled!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Doctor Mom

I've diagnosed W .... I don't think we would have ever known he had mono if he hadn't gotten something else, or I guess until he told me about the lumps in the glands.

I now think he got something else (of which I currently have and it's the pits) and we discovered he had mono, of which (other than the lumps in the his glands) he's not had any symptoms for! I'm sorry for those of you that have had Mono and had ALL the symptoms.

Mom I hope my wife can cook as good as you!

Isn't that just gold to a mother's ears? So much that I'll say it again, "Mom, I hope my wife can cook as good as you." Ok, I know what you're thinking .... the kid (W) hasn't eaten anything REAL food for a few days and this morning I made Blueberry pancakes. I'm no fool, I knew what I was doing, just lying in wait ready to make my mark.... and blueberry pancakes were the mark!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Taking the first train out of here.....

When I asked W if he was going to G swim meet, he quickly answered yes. When I asked him if he wanted one of his friends to bring him just in time or did he want to go with us an hour early, he wanted to leave with us! I was surprised at both, but I think he just wanted on the first train heading out of here! He did a light work out before the meet.
He said it hurt to blow out his cheeks.
I had warned him about 'him' not driving when on his pain meds and ride to the swim meet proved me right. I was glad.

The day before the swim meet was almost painful for all of us. G's excitement was over the top. He was the clock watcher all day He finally settled down for a lengthly game of Monopoly Junior.

He did very well for his frist swim meet.
He's only had 8 practices (he was out all last week due to camp)

The excitement is strong with THAT one

Little G is about to bubble over with excitement. Tonight is his first Swim Meet. Oh, drats he's discovered that I'm posting...... Gotta go....he thinks we should be leaving..... I'll be back with an update later!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Nothing Like Kicking him when he's down

Or is he down?? W had his wisdom teeth out this morning. He had some trouble with not eating (too much acid in his stomach) or the anesthesia. I (and the doctor) didn't know which it was but we did know he was throwing up whenever he sat up!

We finally got him home and he's resting quiet well, with the remote in hand.

Still I think I have more mono symptoms than he does.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mono Update

I have to say that I don't see much difference in W's sleep pattern now than all last summer!
Just How Can Be?

I keep saying that "I don't think you're sick"
W's answer, "you saw the test strip"

I don't think he has a bad case of Mono or is almost over it???

Sympathy is over .... the yard needs to be mowed!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Flashback Friday

There's alot of Ketchup round here today

Ketchup on Laundry
Ketchup on going through mail
Ketchup on mowing
Ketchup on dishes
Ketchup on putting G winter clothes away
Ketchup on cleaning the bathrooms
Ketchup on putting camp stuff away
It's just alot of Ketchup around here

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Missed day Camp day #3

SIGH!..... if it's not one boy it's the other!

Yesterday after a long day at camp, I come home to W telling me about his swollen glands. At that first moment I didn't care to hear about anything other than, "mom, you look tired and wouldn't you love to sit down." AND certainly not "Mom, I've got all these lumps in my glands"

I dutifully felt all the lumps and heard about how he'd been on the internet researching it. Then when I didn't look more paniced about the situation he told me that "you know these could be cancer!"

Heavy SIGH!

I showered, I laid down, I decided that maybe I needed to think about this..... I called my nurse friend (she wasn't home)..... I thought he's 18, I could just tell him where to go to have this looked at and I could still go to day camp (Remember, there isn't anyone else to go in my place, or at least not one that is easily found especially the night before).

My nurse friend calls back .... if he's got that many and they're all over his body, he's got something and needs to be seen. I know you're thinking "why couldn't hubby just take him" ~ hubby was on the he needs to go to the ER bandwagon (not that moment but in the morning) .... cha ching x2!!

Long story short ... Mono! he's had the lumps for a few days (he found them while he was at the State Track Meet) but only has gotten tired since yesterday. 2 to 4 weeks and he'll be good as new.

AND I missed good cool weather at camp, I missed tie-dye, BBguns, bows and arrows.... boy W sure has fine timing! Little G came home with great stories!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

DayCamp #2

Today is was warm (85) and windy again. I had watched the weather man and he said it was to start raining at the camp site around 3 to 4, BUT when I picked the boys up this morning there was a mother that said it was to start raining there around 1! (Different weather man Different story). Fortunetly, my weather man was right on the money ..... when we left camp is was bright and sunny and 85 but when we pulled in to the church (to drop off boys) 40 minutes later it was pouring cats and dogs and 64 degrees!
I thought the activities at camp were more exciting today. Yesterday they were sort of boring and there was alot of down time, but not today.
Little G has pictures of the day on his blog.
(if you don't have the addy let me know ... I'll send it to you)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Survived Day 1 of cub scout day camp!

Actually it wasn't too bad.
It was warm (very warm),
93 but low humidity, sunny and very windy!
In the shade it was actually very nice.
I made sure the AC was on at home so I could have a rapid cool off!