Sunday, February 24, 2008

What's goin on at our house...

Todd put on a new dead bolt lock on our front door. It was getting so that it was nearly impossible to open it with the key. I just knew my key would break off in it.

He also put in a new garage door opener. It has been sitting in the garage waiting to be put up, but I wouldn't let him until the garage was clean!!! So now I have a clean garage and Todd has a new garage door opener...even trade, right? While Todd was doing all of this, the girls got all of their Weeble villages and Little People villages out and played with them in the driveway. It was fun watching them. They are at a really fun age.

My Uncle Mike is in the hospital. He has AML leukemia. He has been battleing in for 2 years now. He went into the hospital for losing more than a pint of blood each week, but now he is sitting in ICU at MD Andersons with pneumonia, RSV, and a fungus in his lungs. My mother says it is due to having too much oxygen in his system. My parents came in EARLY Saturday 2am and left that evening around 9. It was a quick visit, and I didn't get to spend much time with them since they went to the hospital and I went to take my test, but it was still great seeing them.

To end on a lighter note...Kaytlynn is in the play room watching a DVD I bought for her at Sam's this week. It has REALLY OLD cartoons on it. Over 300 hours of Superman, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Popeye and others. She loves these videos and I love that she loves them. She is truly and simply just a good time girl at heart!

Librarian Certification...

I took my test. I really have no clue as to how I did. It is a multiple choice test of 100 questions. It asks you a question as to what you would do...and all 4 are good ideas...its discerning which of the 4 ideas is the BEST answer. And of course, you aren't supposed to look at it logically. You are supposed to pretend that you have the perfect collection, the perfect funding, the perfect amount of volunteers, etc. etc. etc. I will find out in 3 weeks if I passed or not. I think I did...but stranger things have happened. The good news is that I only have 3 more classes and I will be done with my Masters. I have decided to take this degree really slowly since my kids are so young...but at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will probably take a class this fall.

The Other Boleyn Girl

I finished it, and it was a fun read. I had never read about the Tudors until this novel. It was like a soap opera, but aren't most politics? It will be a movie and I look forward to it, if for no other reason then for the beautiful costumes that I am sure will be in the picture.

I have started Pillars of the Earth...its a big one...1000 pages, so it will take me quite some time, but I have heard that it is very much worth the read. The people that have read it made me feel a little too intimidated to read it for some time...making it seem like it was a really deep book, but I am 1/3 through the book and it hasn't been as described at all. It isn't just fun fluff(which I happen to enjoy reading), but it certainly doesn't make you sit and rethink life. So if you are not reading the book for the same reason...dive in. It has been quite intriguing! is about a time period in which I have read very little. It makes me really appreciate the time period in which I live!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Frost free freezer...

So we bought a frost free stand up freezer to go in our garage about 6 years ago, when we moved into our home. It is a big one...27 cu. ft. and got good reviews. The thing is...frost free evidently doesn't mean frost FREE. I think it is more like frost resistant. Todd went outside to free it of some of its excess ice...a few HOURS later he was done. I know we would have had to do it way before now if it didn't have this, but man it was a pain. He wanted to watcha to make sure it didn't flood the garage, so while he was out there, he cleaned the garage! So I got more than I bargained for in sending him out there. He even vaccumed out there!

I watched 2 movies today in bed because I am still sick. I watched The Holiday with Jack Black, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, and the girl from the Titanic. I liked it quite a bit. Id give it a B.

I am also in the middle of reading The Other Boleyn Girl...and I left it at school...I wish I had it here, because it is REALLY good!

Dry Child, Holy Child

So Delaney earned a new Boz movie. The deal was, go 5 nights without a wet diaper and you get a new DVD. She loves Boz...hes a big green loveable bear that teaches educational concepts like your ABCs and 123's right alongside with Godly principles like caring, sharing, loveing, etc.

She didn't have a wet diaper last night, which happens to be the first time in a long time.

But wait...wasn't the deal five nights in a row? Not with your husband at church and your in bed sick as a dog and your daughter is both happy and crying because she has a dry diaper and wants a Boz movie. Here...have at it kiddoe! (probably not the best parenting move).

Fast forward. Kaytlynn, Delaney and I are happy in mommy's bed watching Boz. At the end of each Boz show the two twins, Drew and Gracie, say the same prayer that goes like this:

Thank you God as this day ends
For my family and my friends
blah blah blah
Thank you God for this great day.

Boz then sings:
Wherever you are
Near or far
God loves you
and I do too!

So my kids sing with it...and then Kaytlynn looks over at me and says...why do they say a-men at the end of the prayer. I go into "spiritual moment" with her and explain as scholarly as I can that it means let it be...that you believe what you have just said and that you are giving those thoughts over to God. She says...well that's not very nice.

I said...we say it after our prayers...why is it not nice for them. She explains with one eyebrow higher than the other that..."MOMMY, we say A-men when talking to God...NOT AAAAHHH MAN!" me translating...( ahhh shucks).

I wanted to roll off the bed laughing!

We then had a deep conversation about dialect!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

My Toyota Sienna...

Last night my Toyota Sienna turned 100,000 miles. It was on 99,999 when we got home from Wunsche Bros. so I told Kaytlynn we would drive around the neighborhood to have a car party. It happened on the street behind where we live. We had a good time whooping and hollering and I even took a picture of the speedometer! When we got mother informed me that I needed to get a new car now. I looked at her like she had lost her mind! I just broke that one what I told my mother!

Nana's Visit...

My mother came to visit the girls. She came on Wedensday morning. Thursday morning at 5 am she woke us up saying that Kaytlynn had been coughing badly. Todd stayed home with her. Delaney had a bit of a cough, but it was not terrible. I stayed at home from work on Friday. During the visit, they watched Barbie The Nutcracker about 10 times and put a Tinkerbell puzzle together even more times. Mother took them to Chuck E. Cheeses on Friday and then Friday night we went to Wunsche Bros. Cafe to hear Dan Govich sing. The girls danced around and entertained everyone as usual. Now it is Saturday and Nana is in the bed sleeping still, but when she gets up, she will go home. Delaney has a horrible cough now, so we will be taking her to the minor emergency clinic when she gets home! It gets old. I hate they get respitory illnesses so easily. And poor Nana...the last time we saw her was Christmas...where my kids got her sick. My girls woke up throwing up ON her durning not once....BUT TWO different visits last year...and got her sick both times. I guess if I look at the bright side, they are not near as sick during the winter as they were the last few years, so I will count my blessings. I am just hoping that Delaney's passes as quickly as Kaytlynn's.