Monday, March 30, 2009

Stress and Sickness

It seems I will *never* get past this whole everyone is sick and I just can't function stage. Only this time, the person that is sick is ME. HOW doe this happen? Moms are not allowed to be sick. Amazingly, we went through the whole 7 weeks of misery with me only having about 1 day of feeling poorly. Now, I've been slammed. Friday night, Jason and I dropped the eldest off for a showing of Grease at her school (and subsequent sleepover), and we went out for supper. We had a chance to talk and deal with some HUGE stressors in our lives, but when we got back to the house, suddenly I felt like I was body-slammed. EVERYTHING hurt...muscles, joints, head, throat, sinuses....OY! I went to bed early, and slept in late, and called off for my Brew Group on Saturday, and stayed home and did nothing. All day Saturday AND Sunday....which is just fine. I find this morning that I really don't have the energy to do things like go for a walk (my walking buddy is also sick). I just want to sleep...but work beckons.

This week should be interesting...some things to be taken care of this week for the husband's work, and then he's off to SC for the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC...which means he'll be out of town for his birthday...which I guess is fine....since I have no money to surprise him with anything...

Again, work beckons...must go....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Interview with My Children

I did this with my children last night, and it was FUN...they had a fun time!

F - 15 yo daughter
JC - 13 yo son
H - 11 yo daughter
JT - 9 yo son
L - 7 yo daughter
K - 5 yo daughter

1. What is something mom always says to you?
F - How was your day?
JC - Match socks
H - I love you
JT - do your homework
L -Clean your room
K - Clean your room


2. What makes mom happy?
F - Chocolate and coffee
JC - eating chocolate
H - Chocolate and coffee
JT - laughing
L - when we clean our room
K - I do

3. What makes mom sad?
F - one of us disobeying you.
JC - not having coffee
H - when we disobey
JT - me being gone
L - when we don't clean our room
K - IDK

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
F - telling the truth when Daddy jokes around
JC - cracking jokes that don't make sense
H - being herself
JT - being funny
L - she tickles me
K - she tickles me

5. What was your mom like as a child?
F - busy
JC - busy working
H - young
JT - young
L - she was like a child
K - she was a child

6. How old is your mom?
F - 29 (she is WELL TRAINED!)
JC - 102
H - 40
JT - 40
L - 40 years old
K - 94 or 92


7. How tall is your mom?
F - technically, 5'5"
JC - 5'2" I think...or maybe 5'4 1/2" ?
H - 5'5"
JT -1' 1"
L - really tall
K - not taller than daddy


8. What is her favorite thing to do?
F - Read
JC - get away from us
H - read
JT - do the girls' hair
L - go to bed
K - type


9. What does your mom do when you're not here?
F - work on the computer
JC - typing
H - live
JT - type
L - work on the computer
K - typing

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
F - having the most issues with her wrists
JC - the best speller
H - writing a book
JT - for being famous
L - getting famous glasses
K - typing


11. What is your mom really good at?
F - drawing
JC - staying focused (what planet is HE one?!?)
H - being herself
JT - sitting
L - typing
K - typing


12. What is your mom NOT very good at?
F - being taller than me
JC - sports
H - being someone else
JT - yoga
L - getting up (because she sends others to "fetch" for her)
K - IDk


13. What does your mom do for a job?
F - medical transcirption
JC - typing
H - type
JT - she's a comedian (?!?!?)
L - types
K - work on her computer


14. What is your mom's favorite food?
F - Chocolate
JC - lasagna
H - chocolate
JT - me (aka shrimp)
L - lasagna
K - trail mix


15. What makes you proud of your mom?
F - She has 6 kids and is not in an asylum.
JC - she's not in the hospital yet.
H - she's my mom.
JT - she's very cool
L - she does her job all the time and doesn't give up
K - she likes me

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
F - Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast)
JC - Ms. Piggy
H - Ms. Piggy
JT - Lola Bunny
L - Bugs Bunny
K - Bugs Bunny

17. What do you and your mom do together?
F - ride in the car
JC - chores
H - play
JT - make supper together
L - homework
K - IDK

18. How are you and your mom the same?
F - We both have wrist issues
JC - we are good with electronics
H - we are females
JT - we're in the same family
L - we're both girls
K - we're both girls

19. How are you and your mom different?
F - I am taller
JC - I play sports and she has wrist problems
H - she is the mom and I am the child
JT - she's a girl and I'm a boy
L - we don't both wear glasses
K - we're not the same tall

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
F - because she hasn't been put in an asylum yet
JC - she's not in the hospital yet
H - because she says it every day and I can tell because she's looking in my eyes and not the other way
JT - because she says it
L - she always gives me hugs and kisses...
K - she also takes care of me when I fall down

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
F - Barnes & Noble
JC - Away from the kids
H - Bed.
JT - home
L - Moe's
K - home.

I have to say that this was THE most fun thing I've done with my kids in a long time...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Long Overdue Update

FINALLY, 7 weeks later, everyone in the house is *mostly* well. Still watching the littlest one, because she she was running a fever last night, and complaining of a headache.
So, today we're doing some deep cleaning.
Moving furniture.
Beating rugs.
And, UGH, sweeping out from under all of the various pieces of furniture that were moved. NASTY.

I like the new arrangement a little better...it seems more spacious. Hopefully it works well for the movie night that the husband's Brew Group is doing here in Thursday...

Last week, our almost-7-year-old had a project for school...she had to create an animal with habitat...so we had to document it in pictures...

...the raw materials...

...the model...

...the finished product....


But, see, the pictures are still on my camera, which, when I put the card into the card reader, shows up as being corrupted...UGH...So hopefully I'll be able to get those pictures some day...in the mean time, you just get me....