Thursday, November 29, 2007

The School Just Called

I have to pick Daniel up. I just got a call from the school that he is not feeling well. Poor thing! Out of all of my kids, he handles being sick--the WORST! I'm glad it's this week though, instead of next week. It's bad enough Rob has to drive the two oldest boys to school a half hour away everyday and then pick them up after school. But to have to stick a daytime trip in when one isn't feeling well is just asking too much!

Apparently he has a fever and is complaining of a sore throat--so I believe we will be at the doctors office later making sure it isn't Strep Throat--with three kids to keep healthy, strep would be bad right about now!

Christmas Portraits

I'm taking the kids in later this week to have their Christmas portraits done. This is always an exasperating time because there are four of them. It's never easy to get four kids (including a 2 year old) to look good at the same time. Rob is pretty smart. She just takes individual pictures of her kids and then puts them together in a grid for her card. Every child looks amazing, and the sitting isn't nearly as exhausting.

However, I love the look of a family portrait-or at least a portrait of all four faces in one. So I brave the Kiddie Kandids year after year, hoping for the best! I'll let you know what we come up with!

Yard Work

We spent the afternoon and early evening doing the yard work. Whipped it in to shape, so to speak! We have 6 yard bags full of leaves--and that is more than I've ever had. When I was a kid we lived in a house with so much scrub oak. Every fall we would have to load the leaves into bags and take them down to the bottom of the yard and dump them out. My dad would then go through with his tiller and mulch them all. After many years of this we got smart. We got bed sheets for a king size bed--and we would rake all of the leaves onto the bed sheet and pull it down the path to the bottom of the yard. It saved HOURS of work! Oh how I missed the bed sheets yesterday!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Do You See What I See?

Wow---the night before Thanksgiving--and we are getting SNOW! How fun is that! If it wasn't so dark, and so cold, I would send the kids out to frolic in their first snow fall of the season!

Hopefully it will still be on the ground when they wake up in the morning. The first snow is such a treat!! I can't wait to get out there and enjoy it with them!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


We purchased this movie when it came out--and I have yet to watch it. My kids and my husband watched it last night--and they all thought it was a wonderful movie. One of the best animated ones yet. My sister's family loved it as well-possibly because her husband is a Chef-so this is right up his alley!

I guess it is up to me to join the fun, and watch it this weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2007

PR Milestones

You never know how much you love a Page Rank, until it's taken away! Mind you...I've never had much to brag about--but it was something! Now apparently, links and traffic mean nothing--as I have a ZERO page rank!

It bothers me only in the sense that PR was something that I would always try to reach for--I started out with a one, then a two and I finally got a three. That was exciting! It was like setting and reaching unseen milestones. No one but me knew they were there.

Now that PR seems to be gone--I still get to work and strive--but that immediate (ok, every 90 days or so) gratification is gone-and I'm going to have to find something else to strive for!


Tao--Las Vegas

This is the view from the deck at the Venetian. Isn't it amazing! I sat and looked at this all night long. I didn't feel well, and the noise and lack of light inside the night club only worked to exacerbate the problem--so I clung to the exterior portion of the club. Honestly, as cool as the club is on the inside--the patio is just as awesome! A view of the strip as well as the gondola ride below. That is one thing I didn't get to do that I wanted to---but when you are sick to your stomach--a ride on a boat--isn't a wise move!

I can't wait to go back when I'm feeling better!

I Almost Missed It All

I made it all the way to Vegas--but then I was knocked out! I was supposed to sleep for a little while
and then head over to the convention center just a little late. I didn't make it before lunch! Too bad!

My sister and aunt did come pick me up and we made it back to the convention just a little late after lunch. I'm really glad I made it for the last portion of the day. I got to hear the advertisers as well as some of the shining stars in the blog world.

I didn't feel great--but I managed to make it to the big party at Tao that evening--and here is a photo of our Fearless Leader--Ted. This was the first chance I'd had to meet him, and he was very nice--just what Rob had always said. That made the evening--and even the hellish day, all worth it!

So Sick

I think all of this "World Travel" has left my body drained! We all got sick after the last trip--then last weekend in Vegas, I was bamboozled!! Flat in bed--so sick to my stomach, I was dying!! I missed most of the convention, stuck my head in for the last couple of classes, and of course the Argus Roll Out--boy was that sweet! I made it to the Tao after party--which was amazing and so nice to have little appetizers. That way I could add one to my tummy, see how it handled it, and then add another one! It was not the first time I was happy that I don't drink however! I'm afraid that would have been the last straw and poor Tao would have had a big mess on their pretty red carpet!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Yo Gabba Gabba

There is one thing to be said about spending your days in bed. You get to catch up on ALL of the good, the bad and the ugly on TV. Have you heard of this horrible new kids show called Yo Gabba Gabba? It's HORRID! My two little ones hung out on my bed with me because I couldn't chase them around the house and we watched this:

I'm sorry, but this is just terrible! People mocked Barney and the Teletubbies--I know, I was one of them. But this one takes the cake. I can't imagine anyone acting in this, making it or paying for it to be on the air. It's just unfathomnable!

I Missed It All

Why is it when you spend a couple of weeks away from your kids--and then you come back and you catch everything going around the elementary school? We got home last week from our trip and everything seemed fine--until Monday! I have been so sick since then, I'm honestly wondering if there is an internal organ that still desires to be a part of my body! I have thrown up, coughed up everything I've tried to eat since then. I missed Trunk R Treat, I missed Halloween parties at school, and I missed Halloween.

I know to most people that isn't a big deal, but to me--it's my favorite time of the year. I thought I would just push and get there--but there was just no way possible. If I was upright I was sweating and faint and vomiting. If I was sitting up, I was sweating and faint and coughing--either way--they wouldn't have let me anywhere near the school!

Maybe next year!