Friday, January 29, 2010

Miscellaneous Stuff

Well, here it is the end of January and it's cold in Wisconsin. (Like it's supposed to be). I thought I would update those who read about my household and stuff in general.

Let's see:

DH is still working, has a bunch of projects to keep him going. Happy that he's employed as SO many people are not.

DD's grades came in today and there is room for improvement. If she wants to get into a good college, she better get her grade point average up some, otherwise her options are limited. Otherwise she is doing great.

Middle Child's grades came in yesterday and he REALLY needs to improve his math grade. He keeps getting incompletes and does nothing to fix it. The 7th grade teachers are getting these kids ready for 8th grade by toughening their policies about homework, late work, etc. Good thing, I'm ready to pounce on him like you would not believe. Overall his grades are good but this math thing has got to get better. He's feeling better about himself again. Another plus.

Youngest kid is FINALLY better. No more antibiotics. He was sick off and on (mostly on) since the Tuesday after Christmas and 4 antibiotics later, he's better. Haven't gotten his grades yet (suspect they will be in today's folder from school) but it seems he's doing well. No bad emails or letters home from the teacher.

As for me, I'm on a new eating and exercising thing. I'm watching what I eat and logging every bite into a app on my Itouch, drinking more water and tea. I'm also working out with the Wii Fit Plus program that I bought myself last fall in hopes of losing these 10-15 pounds that I gained last summer. So far, I'm enjoying the different games and routines. In the 9 or so days I've been on this new program that I put myself on, I've lost 2 pounds. My middle child is my cheerleader. He keeps me going. Everyone else is either making fun of me or telling me that it's a fleeting thing that I will do. I REALLY need to loose the stupid weight. I need a cheering section.

No stitching news, I've acquired new stash, but no new stitches put in. I've been reading a bunch so that has been taking up some of my time. Along with a cat with weight and litter box issues, I've been cleaning more than I care to.

Until next time

Monday, January 11, 2010

Update on my life

Well here it is, the second week in January and I managed to get all 3 kids to school today. After much complaining by Nathan I may add. He's just not a morning person and he's been home sick last week Thursday and Friday. He just complains that he's tired and HELL so am I but I'm up and doing stuff around the house that needs to be done at that ungodly hour. Hopefully he will be in a better mood once school lets out for the day. We shall see.

Sam is STILL battling his ear and throat infections. Took him to the doctor last week Friday and got a prescription for an antibiotic and wouldn't you know it, the kid will NOT take it. We tried mixing it with milk and juice, dilute it with water, gave him a huge glass of water on the side to take after he took the medicine. NOPE he will not take it. So, this morning I called the doctor and explained what is going on and he prescribed a different antibiotic and HOPEFULLY he will take it. Otherwise, I'm forced to use the "if you don't take it and get better you'll end up in the hospital" routine. I hate doing that but if it gets him to take his medicine then all the better.

Nichole is doing well, she is gearing up for a major studying/cram sessions for exams starting (I think) next week or the week after. She finally told people about the entry into the Art Competition over the Christmas holiday. Boy were my sister-in-law and my niece (who is an art major) were proud. So was Grandma!!

Chris is feeling much better these days, the cold he had really took him for a loop. He didn't miss work or anything. Just went to bed early and stopped going to the YMCA for a few days. Now I just want him to be more energetic like he was, I guess he still needs to recover from the cold. I'm doing alright. Feeling a bit more depressed lately. I think it's because there hasn't been any sunshine lately and hopefully the weather will continue to improve and get warmer and sunnier. We desperately need a January thaw.

That's it for now. I'll take a picture of the latest completed project I have and post it in a few days. Hope all is well with you and yours.


Saturday, January 2, 2010


Well, here it is 2010 and I've got nothing to show for it. Just kidding. I'm glad to see 2009 leave us as it was a difficult year for us. DH was unemployed from June until the end of August, making it a financial nightmare that we are still recovering from. I assume this will get better as the new year goes on. We had the typical illnesses in the house and the kids were generally happy.

Christmas was an uneventful one. Kids got what they wanted, DH and I got an unexpected gift from his mother and we are grateful to her for it. Had a nice Christmas Day dinner with my mom and spent sometime with her. New Year's Eve came and went without fanfare. I just cannot stay up that late anymore and haven't been able to since I had kids. My daughter spent the night at a friends house and stayed up until 5 am and was up until her normal bedtime, but she also slept in until 10:45 this morning to make up for it. LOL

DH and Sam have been sick for the last few days. Had to take Sam to Urgent Care, as his doctor was unavailable, they diagnosed him with ear infections in both ears and possible strep. So on antibiotics he goes and hopefully he will be fully recovered by the 4th (when they go back to school) I feel bad that most of his vacation he was sick for but I guess it's better than missing school during the regular hours. Hopefully, no one else will get sick and we make it through the next couple of weeks illness-free. Fingers Crossed!

I stitched most of the afternoon on the 2nd and got a lot done. I will post a picture in the next couple of days. It's going much faster now that the ugly green color is done with for the time being. Other than that, everyone goes back to school and work on Monday. YIPEE! I think I need a vacation.

I'll post again soon.
Happy New Year!