Monday, June 30, 2008


Sunset, originally uploaded by torri_g.

All right so sunset was more than a couple of hours ago, but I'm just running that far behind today. My plan for today was a very simple one really, get up, dogs out, some quick cleaning jobs around the house, and then out with my camera for about an hour. Summer vacation with girls who have not been able to get out as much as they would like due to the weather started working on my nerves yesterday. Well imagine my surprise when I finally get around to heading out the door to find my drive way torn up yet again! Those sneaky construction people who have been hanging out around the house for the last two weeks, started week three here this morning, this time without any pounding on the door nonstop. I had three options and two would have involved great damage being done to the car, so staying home was the best option. Of course staying home when you have three girls and are starting to get on each others nerves tends to make the idea of wrecking a car to get out sound better and better. I tried to busy myself around here, but found my own irritation growing with the petty bickering all around me, so gave up and called a friend. Oh thank you friend for being there for me today! A good conversation about so much yet so little, and then I was ready to have a nice little chat about bickering with the girls. Amazing how quickly bickering will come to an end when there is a threat of yard clean up made. Things got even better when I realized that my drive way was done and all cones were cleared away. So quickly I made my way out to the car to make my grand escape and get rid of this feeling of cabin fever. Some music, enjoying the desert blooms that I was seeing while driving up to the look out area, and then it hit me...I left my freaking camera at the house! Oh well, I will just have to try another day for the photo's, today was a quick trip out and away to just sit in quiet. I miss quiet during the summer months.

Tonight the bickering seemed to stop and there was fun while making home made pizza for dinner. Maybe it didn't really stop, but after my stolen 25-30 minutes out of the house I didn't notice it as much.
Tomorrow is errand running and possibly some back to school clothes shopping for my Sweetpea. I'm thinking a girls lunch out is needed, and just hoping that all my girls can play nice.
I hope that everyone is having a great week so far, and don't forget to steal those couple of minutes for yourself every now and then.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sibling Sunday...Thoughts

Pondering, originally uploaded by torri_g.

This past week just really flew by. There have been some upset girls in my house because of a friend that had to leave. To add to the already sad bunch of girls, we failed to find a home to take two dogs that were going to be left behind because of the move. Binky Sue and I burned up the phone lines trying to find someone willing to take the brother dogs, but best we ended up with was the shelter that we got Trinity from and where I took the rest of Mia's liter mates to. They are a no kill shelter and work with several rescue groups, so hopefully the brother dogs will soon find a new home and will truly be a forever home, and not just a "for while we are here" home.

Of course having yet another friend leave makes you think of all of the people that you have had to say good bye to, and just makes for a sad kind of feeling. The siblings here though dealt with it pretty good, but there have been some very sad looking faces wandering through this house this weekend. We do hope that the transition for the friend goes well and that new friends are quickly made. Safe travel, and smiles instead of tears is what we wish for you Ash.

Just Two Things Tag

My sister-in-law posted this on her blog and said no cheating everyone who reads should post. So since I don't want to be viewed as a cheater here we go.

Two names you go by:
1. Mom
2. Theresa

Two things you're wearing now:
1. Pink sleep pants
2. Pink sleep shirt

Two things you would want [or have] in a relationship:
1. Honesty
2. Caring

Two of your favorite things to do:
1. Cook with my family
2. Photograph everything

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. To get a little more sleep
2. To see some people that I haven't seen in a long time

Two things you did yesterday:
1. Spent time with my family
2. Cooked a very good dinner with my family

Two things you ate yesterday:
1. Great Grilled Hamburgers
2. Pasta salad

Two people you last talked to:
1. Hubby

2. My girls

Two things you're doing tomorrow
1. Hanging out with my girls
2. Probably cleaning something

Two favorite holidays:
1. Thanksgiving
2. Can I pick Thanksgiving twice, because I really love it so much!!

Two favorite beverages:
1. Coffee
2. Homemade Lemonade

Two people no longer alive that you'd like to talk to:
1. Alexandria

Now don't cheat...if you read you should post your own.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Mango & Honey

Mango & Honey, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Late night here for my Friday Feline & Furball, but honestly this week just got away from me. I was hoping that this week I would have a return of the cats but since I never even pointed my camera in their direction I found myself having to pull one of Mango and Honey from a couple of weeks ago. During their free time out of the cage the can be found sitting on the blades of the ceiling fan. Kind of hard to miss them when they are jumping from blade to blade and chirping loudly as you walk under them.

Don't forget to stop over and visit Steve and Pickle, and if you want to play along just post your own and leave a link in comments. I hope that everyone has a great weekend.

Link to Steve and Pickle

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Silly Girl

Losing it, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Well, we have portraits. According to Binky Sue and several of her friends, we have some really awesome portraits. I have them uploaded and numbered for friends and family to view and start working on picking which they may want but...I think there is something missing from them. We have fun, cute, flirting, serious but it just overall doesn't look complete to me. I think it is because of a traditional pose so one more try at getting it. We are not doing it this week though, Binky Sue has had more than enough of looking at pictures of herself, and last night said she is really starting to hate looking at her own face.

Anyway, when they are finally ready everyone will be getting an e-mail from me with info. I'm just really happy with myself here. I set dead line of by end of June or come July we would be looking for someone else, and here we are end of June and my Binky Sue loves what she has and doesn't want anyone else.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday Morning Ramble

P6223345, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Some nice white fluffy clouds to get the day going. No I'm not walking around with my head in the clouds today. It is just nice to see clouds like these starting to roll in more here. All signs are starting to point towards the start of the monsoon rains and since we are bone dry here in the desert it is about time for that rain to get here. We had some good thunder over the weekend, but the only thing to come of that was an impressive dust storm that looked like it could compete with any F5 tornado that I have ever seen pictures of. Of course hearing the thunder made me think about the lightning storms that tend to come with them and not to sound like to much of a nut here, I am still hoping to capture that ever elusive photo of the streaking across the sky lightning.

Today Binky Sue and I are going to see about getting her senior portraits done. I have to go pick up some backgrounds from a friend, and this afternoon we are going to see what we can get done. Anyway, since I need to get moving here this morning I hope that everyone has a great start to the week and that good things await all of us this week.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sibling Sunday...watching summer fly by

P6172811, originally uploaded by torri_g.

One month from today and back to school registration gets started. As of today the girls have been out on summer vacation for one month. It is amazing how quickly this summer is flying by. Binky Sue and Little bug spent a good amount of time over at the pool this week splashing several days away. Sweetpea skipped the pool this week to stay home and rework her closet, and no this wasn't a mandated by Mom thing either. Their plans for the week are much the same as last week. Some pool time, some chilling in the house, and not to much more than that.

This last week we did some test shots for Binky Sue. Just some practice with posing, backgrounds, lights and camera settings. We got some pretty good results, we learned somethings that we just should not do, but most of all we had fun. Binky Sue would like to go forward with shooting for a final time. I need a couple of background changes before we shoot for final so I need to get with my friend that has the colors that I need. If we do her final shot this week, then I'm pretty much going to be missing due to working on editing pictures. Fingers crossed for at least a couple more good days with the camera with this week.

I hope that everyone had a good week, and that the weekend has been a great one.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Posing Trinity

Posing Trinity, originally uploaded by torri_g.

I'm not sure but Trinity may have been posing to see if someone would give her a different home this week. She is doing her very best pitiful, distant look, and I was surprised when she ran into the background and sat so well. No I don't want to find Trinity a new home, but I'm pretty sure after the week that my poor puppy has had that she would like one. The construction around the house this week has just taken a toll on my poor girl. She maybe of the coon hound family and should be very brave, but she is a pampered spoiled coon hound and brave isn't an option when you are as pampered as her. Now don't get me wrong she plays a good game, but when push comes to shove she would rather hide behind her Mama and let me deal with it. I think my saddest moment this week came yesterday when she just peaked her head outside to see what all was going on and then backed up away from the door and went to hide. Her biggest fear is the sound of rocks being moved around thanks to an idiot neighbor throwing them at her last year one night...and this week with all the equipment being near the house moving the rocks of the front yard have just stressed her way to much. Oh and having idiot workers think it is funny when they see just how much they are freaking your baby out will make you mad. My Trin girl has spend most of the week hiding as close to me as she can get or laying down with a look of fear on her puppy face.

Wow talking about this one is just upsetting me all over again. Anyway it is time for Feline & Furball Friday so don't forget to head over to visit Steve and Pickle. If you want to play along just post your own and leave a link in comments. I hope that all of the felines and furballs have a calm relaxing weekend.

Steve & Pickle Feline & Furball Friday

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Can you do this?

P6172891, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Since I pointed out a family trait about the scowl the other day, I would really like to know where this came from. Who in the world ever heard of double jointed tongue to be able to do something like this? For the life of my I don't know how Binky Sue does this, but I'm sorry it is just not right!

We had one of our last test session with backgrounds, lighting and posing yesterday. Today is the last session of testing for portraits. Binky Sue and I learned a lot yesterday when we got to the point of looking at the pictures. There are several good poses, and some that we will not be trying again. I had some really good lighting, and then some that needed some work. Next week we will go for the final and see what we end up with for senior portraits. Don't worry, I have a back up number to call if this just doesn't work out. Either way it has been fun doing this, even when Binky Sue goes into total goof ball mode while I'm shooting pictures. However, the question still remains of who else can do this with their tongue?

I hope that everyone is having a good week, and that there is plenty of silliness going on.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Mad Monday

Scowling, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Because of a rude awakening this morning, love the sound of something big hitting the side of the house at 7:00 a.m. by the way, I'm wishing this man of mine had been home still this morning. I really could have used that scowl of his to deal with the morons running the equipment, who all looked at me like I was crazy for being upset about the fact that the hit the house. I know it isn't really my house since it belongs to the military, but it is the one that we live in right now, and I don't think that Sweetpea really wants someone to come crashing through a wall of her room!

My mini temper tantrum rant is over...for now anyway. After posting the picture of hubby dear yesterday, I realized that this man of mine just doesn't get featured enough on here. For anyone wondering why two of the three girls mentioned that Daddy scares their guy friends, this picture is a perfect example of why. Notice the scowl on his face, that is something that he is well known for wearing most of the time. It isn't actually a sign that he is mad or upset about something it is just a look that he has most of the time. If you talk to his Mom she would tell you that it seems to be a trait in the men for the G family. The girls think it is funny when they hear comments about how mean their Daddy looks. There has yet to be a boy that has met him and not commented on how much he scared them. (Not such a bad thing really.) The girls usually laugh at their friends and point out what a sweet heart their Daddy is, and that the scowl is his happy face. To which the question never fails to be asked "Then what does his mad face look like?" Followed with a real quick "Never mind, I don't want to know what the mad face looks like, the happy one is scary enough!" I can honestly say that after being married to him for 18 years that even I have days where I just can not tell.

To my hubby I promise no more picture of you on here this week, but man I really could have used that scowl of yours here this morning. To everyone else I hope that there was a quieter start to your Monday morning. Let's all try to have a good week.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sibling Sunday...Happy Father's Day

Thinking, originally uploaded by torri_g.

I spent time looking for poems and for some great quotes for this post here today, but came to the conclusion that the best things for this would be the girls own thoughts about a simple question..."Things you love about your Daddy?"

Binky Sue's:
Cooks very well except for baking
Tries to teach me often
Scares my guy friends to death and back
Funny- it's where I got it from!
Can fix most things
Only expects my best
Was able to help me with homework
Just love him anyway

He is funny
He is always there when you really need him
He makes me feel safe
My ex-boyfriend is scared of him
I may have to share him with two sister's, but he is still MY loving Daddy!

The way his jokes are almost always funny
His hugs
The way he fixes things fast and makes it look easy
His smiles
His laughter
The way his hand writing kinda looks like mine

I think their thoughts are the best I have seen today. I can not imagine any better Daddy for them. So to all of the Dad's of the world I wish you a very Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Feline, Furball & Feathers!

mangocollage, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Well I have tried to warn Mango that he should stop or the plotting would begin, but no he just couldn't listen to me. For me to capture a picture of Trinity and Angel sitting so close together not fighting is the sign that the plot to get rid of Mango is being formed. I think he just threw one to many pieces of food out of the cage in his teasing, tormenting way. Maybe it was one to my screeching chirping sessions that finally made them decide to plot, either way Mango better look out now. Of course I will do everything I can to protect him, but I can only be in so many places at once.

It is time for Feline and Furball Friday again! Remember if you want to play along all you have to do is post your own and leave a link in comments. I will have to come back much later today to post the link to take you over to Steve and Pickle, so till then I hope that everyone has a great Friday.

UPDATE: Here is the link over to Steve and Pickle the hosts of Feline and Furball Friday

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Oh Ditch Witch!!

100_8341, originally uploaded by torri_g.

We have construction going on all around us right now. Behind us is the tearing down and now re leveling of the ground. On our street has been the upgrading of electrical lines, and the arrival of this ditch witch to our yard at 7 a.m. this morning is the sign of the holes yet to be dug. I knew it was coming, but good grief! I had to run to the hospital to pick up Little bugs medication and first I was told that I couldn't get out, which after a small fit being thrown that tune changed. Then when I was returning I was told that I couldn't get back up to my own place? I have great respect for anyone that works any kind of construction, and to do it during the summer heat in Arizona makes me respect them even more. However...even with all the work that they need to get done there are people living here that have stuff they need to be able to get out for also. I wasn't even going to post anything about them, but a little while ago I stepped out on my front porch to find 3 of the workers standing under my carport and one leaning on my car. I can understand having to tell the children of the neighborhood to stay out from under my carport, but these are all grown men and women. I would think that they would know better, oops there I go thinking, although with the noise level in this house I'm not real sure just how I'm able to hear any thoughts right now.

There I feel better getting this out of my system, now if I could just figure out a way to get them out of my yard!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Send good thoughts and prayers

I don't have a picture for tonights post, but I do have a request to make of anyone that reads here. The flooding in Iowa is making huge news right now and that just happens to be where half of our family lives...actually more than half. We have a few over in Nebraska too. Anyway, where some of the really bad flooding is going on just happens to be where family lives. Now family is safe and have been out helping other's get out or helping with sand bagging. My sister-in-law however had not been able to get in touch with her grand parents and several other relatives. So some good thoughts and prayers for their safety would be great. Hopefully Mother Nature will back off of the whole area here soon, but after seeing that a tornado hit a Boy's Scout Camp tonight, I'm not so sure that Mother Nature is done with them just yet. To family reading I hope that houses stay dry and just stay safe. Oh and if you are really sick and tired of the rain it bone dry here in Arizona right now and you are more than welcome to come here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tired Binky Sue

100_8327, originally uploaded by torri_g.

It has been a very long 24 hour time period for Binky Sue. I'm not going to go into long details about the whole why because I think it is enough to just say heart break and break up. Oh to be a teenager again...NOT!! The good news is that the tears seem to have stopped for awhile, the bad news is that she seems to be moving very quickly into anger. Hopefully there will be a balance between the two that is reached in the next couple of days, and then moving on and healing.

I hope that everyone is having a good week, and that not to much drama finds you.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Lazy Summer Monday

100_8317, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Seems like the only thing busy today is the breeze outside and the rising temperatures here in Arizona. Oh and maybe me playing catch up on some house work that went undone last week. The wind blowing the chimes outside are keeping the lovebird chirping here today and making for a very enjoyable day. I hope whatever everyone's weather is today, that there is a good Monday going on for all.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Simple Sibling Sunday

100_8296, originally uploaded by torri_g.

It has just been a very simple weekend here in Arizona, and looking like the week is going to be spent inside since our temperatures are going to be heading into the triple digits. Friday will mark three weeks of summer vacation for the girls and let me tell you this one is flying by.

There really isn't much of anything new going on here to report. I hope that everyone has had a good weekend and that family in the Midwest remains safe with all of the sever storms that have been rolling through your areas.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Searching for desert blooms

100_8294, originally uploaded by torri_g.

My search for desert blooms yesterday found me this cactus with flowers that should bloom here in the next couple of days and a hornet. I didn't disturb it and it didn't really seem to care about just how very close I was. Hopefully if I can get out again in the next couple of days I might be able to find more blooms that I have been looking for the last couple of weeks.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Trouble makers victims

Feline & Furball , originally uploaded by torri_g.

Yesterday I posted about Mango the trouble maker and today for Feline and Furball Friday you get to see the three that took it the hardest this week. I think I mentioned that Mango loves to knock on the bottom of the cage just to get poor Trinity running around in a tizzy. Trinity thinks it is someone at the front door every time. Mango has also taken to tossing fresh fruit and veggies that I cut up for them out to the floor which gets both of the dogs going because they want more of what is falling from the cage. Angel and Eclipse this week couldn't resist the urge to jump up near them while Mango stood in the bottom of the cage just flapping his wings. If the cats cant see him they jump to be able to see what he is doing. I'm pretty sure that Mango is aware of this, and maybe likes the fact that they do it and get shooed away. Mango should be on the look out though because I have seen the other animals in the house holding what look like mini powwows and I'm pretty sure there may be a plot forming on just how to get rid of the little trouble maker.

It is time for feline and furball Friday again. I will post link to Steven and Pickle later in the day, but feel free to get your own posted and ready to paste in comments. Everyone have a good weekend!

Link for Feline and Furball Friday

There is tomorrow

I don't think I have ever debated the content of one of my posts like I have this one. Probably because it isn't a topic that I put right out there in people's faces, and the thought of upsetting family or friends that read, kind of keeps in me in check for this topic. I don't like the idea of causing someone to be upset by reading. (It is a strange thought...I'm aware of that.) The debate started back in April for me. Alexandria Marie's birthday is what started my great personal debate. I wanted to do a post like I had done for each of the girls on their birthday's about the some many years ago today. The thing is I just couldn't do it. I couldn't get past the thought of how I would upset family by posting pictures of her here, so I skipped it. In my continuing quest each year to find a way to bring some kind of peace to my heart on the difficult days, I'm doing this post today. The good news is that there is always the option for people to click on the little red x up in the corner and just not read this one.

Fourteen years ago on April 13th our third beautiful little girl was born. Alexandria Marie was a beautiful, and perfect addition to our group of girls. For seven weeks she blessed us with her presence and then on June 6th she died. She was never sick, there was no way of knowing what was to come. There were no signs of what would be. It just happened. We woke up and she was no longer with us. To make it worse there were no answers as to the why other than a small acronym S.I.D.S. There was no reason, no one to scream at, no real tangible thing to explain just why this little girl died. In a split second my heart broke into a million piece on a morning 14 years ago today, and every year since then, there is an aching pain in my heart. For seven weeks of every year I think about every minute of every day and I wonder. Every year on this day I feel a pain that is beyond explanation, but tomorrow it will fade back into the mended space in my heart where she dwells. Today there maybe tears, the empty aching feeling, and sadness, but tomorrow it will all fade back into hiding. Tomorrow there won't be a desire to read and see if anyone is any closer to figuring out a why. Tomorrow there won't be questions from my girls about "Mommy why do you look so sad?" Today I will hug all of them and tell them just how very much I love them, and my arms will ache to hold her. The thought of just one more day has never crossed my mind, I wanted a life time, but it just wasn't meant to be. Tomorrow I will be able to look at her picture that hangs in my room with a poem, and even though the sadness will still be there, it won't be today.

Author Unknown

When God calls little children
to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question
the wisdom of His love.
For no heartache compares with
the death of one small child
Who does so much to make our world
seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling
the aged to his fold,
So He picks a rosebud
before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them,
and so He takes but few
To make the land of Heaven
more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult
still somehow we must try,
The saddest word mankind knows
will always be "Goodbye".
So when a little child departs,
we who are left behind
Must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Enough already with the cable boxes!

Did you know that this week was kill your digital cable box week? I know I wasn't aware of it but I'm very proud because we have killed off 4 this week...3 of them today alone! I know...there I go being an over achiever again. I'm not totally sure but when the nice cable guy called in to change the box for the 4th time since coming out this morning, I think the gal on the other end may have suggested to him telling us to look at going with a different company. Oh probably not, but I know that thought might cross my mind if it were me. By the way I'm not talking about just a box having slight issues here. I mean it when I say hooking them up to our cables in the house was killing them. Dead...nothing at all! Even nice cable guy couldn't figure this one out. Neither could any of the other nice cable guys that he called. All lines have been checked, connections and no one has a clue as to just what or how 4 boxes managed to die in this house. Trust me they did though.

So the question is just how many digital cable boxes have you killed this week? Bet you can not keep up with us.

Just one more

100_7927, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Just one more test to see if I like the new layout and if the pictures are working the way I want them to.


Mango, originally uploaded by torri_g.

Just testing a new way of adding pictures to posts.

Thursday is for the trouble makers

Keeping with theme from last week to give lovebirds their own day here. Mango is the featured one this week since he has proven to be the biggest trouble maker in this house. Actually because of him I have captured my feline and furball Friday pictures already. Mango may be the smallest of the paired animals, but let me tell you he has the biggest attitude, and really seems to enjoy getting the other animals worked up and in a tizzy. Oh and I found out this week that he is an escape artist. During their out of cage flight time we have small leashes to hook on their legs so that when it is time to get them back in cage we have something to grab hold of. Well, neither of them like them but Mango was able to get his off! Imagine my surprise when it hit the floor. Mango may be cute but he has one heck of a devious side to him. He better be careful though because I think Trinity, Mia, Angel and Eclipse may have joined forces with each other to get even with him.

Tomorrow is Feline and Furball Friday, and I will post the pictures of his victims with the stories then. I hope that everyone has a good Thursday.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Not sure what happened

I meant to take picture of the neighbors tree for the last couple of days. I'm not really sure why since as the wind blow all the fluffy purple stuff ends up landing on my back patio and the dogs seem to think that it is food for them. It takes lots of skill to keep them away from it by the way. I'm not sure what happened with the pictures though, they all came out like this one. I'm wondering if there was more breeze than what I was aware of to cause the tree to move and blur, either way I like the pictures, I just don't care for the purple fluffy stuff on the patio.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Could it be?

I'm almost afraid to say it, but we are almost through the day and Sweetpea seems to be doing fine. I just hope that it stays that way. Todd is also feeling better today, and Binky Sue and Little bug are still showing no signs of either being sick or returning to being sick. I did put a ban on Soccer boy coming over or Binky Sue going out with him this week though just to make sure. Oh yeah, and I started tearing apart the house to get that really good deep cleaning done around here. Tomorrow I will finish with the cleaning, since my own stomach seems to be very unhappy here tonight.

I hope that everyone is having a good week so far.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Hot busy day

Not that anyone reading is even thinking about making a trip to Tucson, just be is HOT! Anyway, today was a very busy day for the girls and I. We were up and out the door early to head up to Tucson for Littlebugs neurology appointment. It is always such a thrill to go see Dr. OCD! Littlebug is doing fine, and we are going to stay in another 6 month holding period. I do have to take her to have some blood tests done, but other than that...nothing. We caught him up to date on what episodes she has had since we saw him in November. He listened in his usual way... yeah okay so I'm a little tired of dealing with this man. He may be a great doctor, but I swear that sometimes I feel like I'm dealing with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide...never know for sure just how he is going to be! I think since her last EEG was over a year ago and we have had a change back to the original seizures that maybe it would be a good idea to take a look and see what is going on. Oh wait, I'm not the one who is the doctor so my opinion just doesn't matter. Yes I know, snap out of this mood I'm in. I really am trying and it was a better visit than one's that we have had in the last couple of years. I guess since I'm the one that has to hear her ask "Mom am I ever going to grow out of this and not have to take these medications?" I get a bit of an attitude.

Enough of my complaints for the visit, and on to other updates for this house. Sweetpea seemed better this morning and we did stick with our plans for heading to the mall for the day. Everything was fine till we were just about home and then Sweetpea started not looking so good again. When we did finally pull in I was surprised to see Todd was home and even more surprised when we got in the house to find him laying down looking about as good as Sweetpea had this weekend. Yep, we have flu of some kind going around here and poor hubby was actually bad enough to get sent home from work! (They hardly ever send anyone home!) Tonight was funny if you had been here to watch me running from one end of the house to the other checking on Sweetpea who spiked a fever finally and scared the daylights out of me, to checking on hubby, and cooking dinner for the remaining three of us. I sure love my life in the fast lane. Right now I'm just really hoping that I can escape this whole flu thing, oh please let me escape this flu thing. Todd was in bed for the night very early. Sweetpea slept in rounds of 30 minutes while I monitored her fever that stayed at 102.5 with motrin for 4 hours, but has since dropped and she is now sleeping for the night hopefully. Binky Sue is still doing just fine and hoping that by hiding in her room that maybe she will be able to avoid this whole thing. Littlebug only had the one time of getting sick and hopefully that will be it for her. I'm thinking that tomorrow is probably going to be a major cleaning day for me and when all are healthy again I'm going to head off to a spa. Oh alright there won't be a spa trip for me at the end of this, but a Mom can dream can't she?

I hope that everyone had a good start to the week. I'm also going to hope that soon all the people in my house are healthy again. Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sibling Sunday...Well this isn't right!

Here we are 24 hours from our planned trip to Tucson and I have two sick children? Sweetpea was the first to fall yesterday morning, and last night it was Littlebug that went down. Now no matter what I have to make the trip with Littlebug, because it is her neurology appointment and we are way to late to cancel. Even worse is it has been six months since her last appointment and we need to more medication for her. So everyone please join me with a prayer that she at least feels better by tomorrow morning. The rest of our day in Tucson is pretty much going to be canceled though.
Binky Sue seems to be fine still though, and even went out on date with Soccer Boy last night to the movies. When he brings her home he likes to come in and talk with us, and spend a little extra time here. Last night I kept telling him that he should run because I don't want him getting sick to. His response was that he was willing to take his chances with it. Heck I'm Mom in this house and I'm not even willing to take my chances with it! Whatever this is it comes on fast and hard. No build up, no fever, just one minute you are fine and the next you are getting sick and calling for Mommy. What a great second week of summer vacation this is going to turn out to be.

Anyway, I hope that everyone is having a good weekend and stay on guard for any germs that are still floating around.