Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween all and to all a good night. (A good night of parties and candy that is.) Kids everywhere be safe!

Do you know that Halloween is my least favorite holiday, least by a mile. Shannon will tell you I hardly ever let her trick or treat as a kid. But I did let her dress up and hand out candy and some years we made a spook house and took treaters through it, so I am not completely heartless. And of course of all the wonderful holidays out there which one do you think is her favorite now? (besides Xmas that is every one's fave) Halloween of course!

So mothers everywhere be careful...if you hate something your kids will surely love it. (Watch out what you say about the boy with a dozen earrings and pants down around his knees; or the girl with sexy shirts and short skirts.

I am babysitting tonight and tomorrow, as Shannon and Jon are going to parties. They need some adult fun that doesn't include poo diapers and formula! Rylee and I are hanging out and have our own fun planned.
Have good weekend.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Great Day in the Morning

Thanks for the heads up...The Great Pumpkin is on TONIGHT. I see a lot of us don't know what it's about.

On a different note...what a glorious day. Breezy, very cool. First truely nice day since I got here in July.

I went this morning to have my car washed. (After four years I thought it was time.)

Anyway when I got out of my car the guy said, "You're not from around here are you?"

"No. What was your first clue, my license plates or my accent?"

"Neither it's because you're wearing short sleeves and it's freezing today."

Freezing? They are kidding right?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Charlie Brown

I have a confession...The Great Pumpkin/Charlie Brown thing...I can't remember the story. Seriously, what happens? Shannon watches it every year and I'm sure Rylee will love it too. What kind of a Grandma will I be if I can't remember the basics? This year I better watch it! Anyone know when it's on?

Since my sewing room is so organized I decided to redecorate. I made new curtains and chair covers and am working on the far it looks good.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Soy Wonderful

Four days ago, I think, I've lost track of time, after the twelve hour Electric Boogie Slide marathon, Shannon was at wits end and decided to try Rylee on soy formula. (I have been saying, "why don't we try soy?" since Rylee was two weeks old, but the doctors thought different.)

Soy far soy good! Rylee has been much better. Of course that happened with the other formula as well; so only time will tell if she is really better or not. But I figure even if it is only as good as the Alumentum and not better...we are miles ahead anyway since a can of soy, twice as big, costs the same. Win win.

Soy far, Rylee seems better and thank goodness, she deserves to feel good. So---soy wonderful! Keep your fingers crossed for our little darling.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

no pain no gain

I hurt in places I didn't even know could hurt!

No not from exercising...from organizing. Which I found out hurts just as much!

My sewing room was driving me crazy. Every time I wanted a piece of fabric I had to hunt through six bins of fabric and it was always in the last one. So yesterday afternoon, and well into the night, I took everything out of the room, sorted it, grouped it, labled it and found a new place for it. Now I will be able to find anything I want. (Once I get used to the system that is.)

However, the process took it's toll...I can hardly move this morning. But it was worth it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sound the Alarm 2

Yep, now I set it off. Last night Angel was barking and barking at the door. I freaked a bit so I hit the alarm then sat down to watch TV. About one minute later the alarm went off. I jumped up, grabbed the dog and looked around ready to face my intruder. The alarm screached, I looked, no door or window opened...then I remembered that I forgot to disarm the motion sensor. I set it off myself. I ran to disarm the alarm before the cops showed up. I am officially the biggest moron ever.

On a happier note I had such a great couple of days.
Yesterday, I started on a project I have put off since last Xmas. Then I got side tracked because I can't find my fabric. So now I am going to re-organize my material. I have no idea where to begin but Shannon is going to help me. She is the best at organizing anything and everything. We start tomorrow.

Today I walked the dog, twice. Pulled weeds and sat on the porch. Great great cool and breezy day.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bits and pieces

Rylee had such a great day today! She must have felt soo good! She ate and then fell asleep so peacefully all day . I hope that means that she is finally getting better. XXXXXX Keeping my fingers crossed.

Because she was always sleeping, Shannon was getting little projects done and I had nothing to do so I went home around 2:00 and hit the sewing machine. Not literally, but I sewed a costume for Rylee for Halloween. It's interesting. Not sure if it's quite right yet. I am going to try it on her today. Shannon wanted her to be a mermaid. Whether she will be or not is yet to be determined.

I am up in the middle of the night with leg cramps AGAIN. Ever since the government made Quinine a med that was banned I have been miserable. Some of them are the really bad ones in the calf--which are bearable. But most are much worse. They are in my thigh and feel like a hot knife is twisting in it. They last for about 30 minutes and are the worst pain I have ever had. Getting one terrifies me that is how bad they are. Tonight I went on line and I see that Canada pharmacies still sell quinine...I am going to call the doctor and see if he will give me a prescription for it to fill there. It is worth a try.

I am up now so I am going to make coffee! Have a great weekend...........

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sound the alarm

Yesterday the comedy of errors just kept happening...Last night John was watching the recap of the Presidential debates and I didn't give a crap about the recap...once was quite enough. I went upstairs to bed.

Sometime later I was rudely awakened by a siren in the hall screeching....I jumped out of bed and ran do disarm the alarm. Then I yelled downstairs..."what did you do? I told you I armed the house." He said, "Yes but I didn't think that meant the sliding door." Dah...
But we got a good laugh out of it this morning; and one of our neighbors was having a party so they weren't sleeping, and the other one was no harm.

Today the hubby things are feeling a bit sad around here for both me and the dog...but he will be back in 2 months and that isn't so long I guess.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hee Haw

Today we laughed all day. It was a comedy of errors. (And Shannon topped off the day...but I am going to let her tell you about it. If she doesn't do it justice though, I will elaborate later.)

We gave the baby a bath this morning--so fun. Bathtime is my favorite. (Rylee's bathtime.)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

No compute

Not much happening but even if I had exciting things to write about I can't get near the computer when my John is here. He is always on it...working. He works while he is at Shannon's in between holding the baby. And the minute we get home is gets on it once again, loads American Family and works. He really knows how to vacation! Ha Ha

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm still here....

Not much to write about, not much going on-John and I are at Shannon's helping with the baby each day and just plain enjoying her. Especially Grandpa he is making the most of his short vacation and loving her up! Right now our little Sweetie is sleeping, Shannon grabbed this time to get outside and tan...but it must be too hot as she is sitting in the shade reading. John is going outside to join her and I am going to relax with a cup of tea.

Monday, October 6, 2008

I'm so excited

...and I just can't hide husband flys in tomorrow! All he wants to do is hold his new grand daughter, spend time with Shannon and me, and relax. I am going to make him all his favorite foods, let him sleep late and just plain spoil him!
Angel doesn't understand it yet...but she will be over-joyed tomorrow to see her daddy.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Icy Hot

I love Icy Hot! My shoulders have been hurting (carrying Rylee I think) so I have been rubbing Icy Hot on them every night. Any excuse for Icy Hot. I love love love the smell of Icy Hot. I could just wear it for perfume. I also love Vicks and it's smell. Am I nuts or does anyone else like weird smells?

Speaking of Ice and Hot I am going to make myself a margarita...Happy Trails.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wrong for Rylee

Today everything it seems, is wrong for Rylee. She has not had a good day. She hasn't slept at all since 8:00am but she finally fell asleep now and has been for about that 30 minutes. I am blogging quick while Shannon pumps and then I am (thankfully) going home to SLEEP! It has been a busy day for me doing most of the holding, walking and bouncing as Shannon wanted to clean the house before her inlaws come tomorrow. Although she put Rylee in the belly pack and walked her around during some of it. (Still didn't make her happy though.) Oh Oh...I hear little noises from the baby monitor...Shannon is done now so I think I will make my escape quick! Bye...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Right for Rylee

Rylee seems to be doing better! Hurrah! She is eating and sleeping and seems pretty content on the formula. Shannon said she even slept 5 hours in a row last night. Hurrah again!

Things Rylee couldn't live without: (Besides her mom and dad of course.)

1. Sleep Sheep--already told you how great that works with it's sounds that put baby Rylee to sleep.

2. Boppy pillow--Since Rylee has acid reflux issues she needs to sleep propped up. We could use three of these but we are thankful we have one.

3. The stretchy blankets I made her that we swaddle her in all the time. All the sewing and time and effort I put in on all the quilts and figures these easy seam around the edges blankets would be the ones that work!

I wonder what will be her favorites in the coming months? I'm sure everything will change soon. As long as she is happy and not in discomfort we will be thankful.