Whew! What a week! I had a fantastic time, and it's amazing that I didn't have much time to check in here. Must mean I had a really good time right?
My visit with my friend was just awesome!! We spent a lot of great time together chatting, and of course, shopping. We did the sights of the City; the best being the Zoo. I wish we couldn't spent the entire day there, but I had to get the twins back home in time for their bus pick-up. It's so funny - the more things change the more they stay the same. We are both mom's now, and we're different in that we're A) both in our 30's now and B) settled down in commited relationships and with children. However, you put those kids to bed... LOL it's like high school all over again! Well except without the bad henna hair (lol don't ask - it was a bad decision on our parts!) Reminiscing was awesome; you almost forget all the crazy stuff you did together. Some maybe we should put in the vault as we wouldn't want the kiddies to have ammo on us later on!
As it turned out, the baby did get sick, but with something else entirely. She got a head cold. Jenna recovered quickly from her croup and the other two kids got off unscathed. Jarrett has another sinus infection (he sees the ENT doctor tomorrow), and I got something like laryingitis with a little fun stuff to cough up. Honestly, you try to yell at your kids with your voice cracking like a pubescent teenage boy! Why oh why are we always sick?
I have to admit, I'm a little bummed out about being all alone again. You have to remember since I moved out of my house, I've pretty much been alienated from close family and friends. Not because they disowned me, but because I live so far away. I rarely see my family more than three times a year. It's had but it's the decision we made for our future. Having someone with me 24-7 for almost a week... now I'm kinda lonely (cue the violins). I always get in this little funk for a couple of days, and then I swing back into my old routine. LOL I do have to mention that my parents are coming next week so my loneliness will be cured soon. Plus then I get to start all over again when they leave but you know... it's part of the deal. I have to plan the twins' 5 birthday anyways, so that'll keep me occupied. Plus my gardening. Always with the weeds!!
In other news, my dad was told to take time off work. I guess the pressure in his eye built back up again because they stopped his meds. It's fine but he has to take longer to recover. The doctor can't find any damage to his retina so that's good. However, just realized that there was damage to his "other" eye that was never treated. Sheesh can you say malpractice? Nothing will cure that like driving two days to our house, and building a deck. Honestly my dad is nuts. Plus I told Jarrett to watch out, he might accidentally get air nailed or something. Always stay on the left; dad can't see you on the right.
Oh before I forget, Maria asked what IKEA was. OK I know you have IKEA in the States, because I first found it in Chicago when I was living in Indiana. But essentially it is a Swedish superstore. They sell anything house ware related. I laugh when I say it's Swedish for "crap" because most of their stuff is poorly made, but it's good if you are looking for little things. For example, I bought some measuring cups, the kids each a stuffed animal and a kiddie pop tent for them. I wouldn't buy furniture though - it doesn't last long. I should know, I have a cabinet I bought from them years ago. However, it is a major phenomenon among people because you can buy a lot of stuff for a little amount. My friend was in her glory going. We just wanted to make her day. But anyways, I'm sure if you type in www.ikea.com or something, you'll find out more info about it.
Well I should go... back to therapy in the mornings and I'm still in my jammies. Missed ya all and look forward to catching up with all your blogs. K8, thanks for your comments about my kiddos! We think they are cute too! Good luck on your upcoming birth by the way! Can't wait to see pics of your new little guy!