Wednesday, May 30, 2007

SHE'S BACK!!!


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!

12 comments:

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Sounds like a ball...Glad you had fun. Sorry that you feel so alone now...I don't know if I'd be able to do that...I always say I want to be let alone, but in reality, I'd lose my mind!!!

We have IKEA here...I'm not crazy about it.

tulipmom said...

welcome back! Glad to hear you and your friend had fun catching up. You're so lucky that you had that time together.

Feel better!

Jenny said...

Sounds like you had a great time! It is always hard to have somebody around and then be by yourself, though (violins playing). My cousins (they're sisters) used to be over here all the time, but since one had a baby, they kind of keep to themselves. It was an adjustment, but thank goodness for blogging buddies!

Nice to have you back!

Da' Diva said...

thanks for visiting me old blog. I think this is my first visit to yours. Very snazzy. It looks as if you had a really great time your friend. I know how it can be to live far away from friends and family. I just moved back from living in the middle of nowhere surrounded by a whole lot of nothing. Let me tell you it wasn't fun at all. Very lonesome. It is always good to be able to reconnect with the people that you love even if it is just 3 times a year.

Tuesday Girl said...

I know what you mean about after you or a freinds leaves feeling melencholy. I get like that all the time.

Beautiful pictures!

Slick said...

Welcome back! Glad you had fun and those are some really great pictures!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Very little is better than spending time with a good girlfriend! I hate that initial let down. I am sure it will be no time before you are back in the old routine!

We don't have IKEA around here....and from the sound of it...I am not sure we are missing much!

DariDonovan said...

Welcome back. Diggin' the music as always!

Janis said...

YA great to have you back!!! GLad to hear you had a great time!!!

MomToAnAngel said...

Croup is never a fun thing- my DS got it for the first time when he was 8 years old. Caught it in public schools, got it both years he was there. He has asthma, and my nephew who has asthma gets croup every year, sometimes 3 times a year. Yikes is right! Have you had your little one checked for asthma? They are the ones who tend to always get the bad upper respiratory problems.

Lene said...

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful visit!

Mom not Mum said...

Glad you're back. Now that my parents are gone I might get back to the blogging thing again too. I am right there with missing the extra company - not to mention my mom cooks and cleans. LOL