Thursday, October 19, 2006

Woe is me! I am not so woe...but I am missing my friends and my kids' friends. I miss having regular playgroups where we get to see the same folks week after week and keep up in the lives of those around us. We are doing fine, don't get me wrong! I just miss the old days.

For those who read the last post, Jayden is doing fine. There didn't seem to be any reactions to the pills at all. Eliana is also doing ok. She fell down a few stairs yesterday so we rushed off to the store to get a baby gate for the top of the stairs. Of course, my mom and I were both on the stairs with Ellie when she fell yesterday, so a baby gate is not the be-all-end-all answer to the problem. But, it made me feel like I was doing something about it. Then, she broke out in the nastiest of all diaper rashes today. One diaper change was totally normal and then, BOOM, a short bit later (and I mean short...she has been pooping little pellet poops all day long), she had another poopy diaper and KERBLAM! Nasty rash all over. Poor girl...she wouldn't sit or stop crying and fussing and stupid me... I didn't know why. Once I cleaned her up and put half a tube of Desitin on her bum, she felt much better and wolfed down some dinner.

Anyway, I babble. If you are out there, I would love to hear it. :)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Aromasin?? You are wondering what Aromasin is?? Well, let me tell you! Aromasin is the medication that my mom is taking for estrogen surpressants. Jayden, who is so independent it makes me cry sometimes, took 4 (yep that said FOUR) of these Aromasin pills. It made me freak out. I called Kaiser as soon as I found out. Unfortunately, that was nearly 3 HOURS after he swallowed these pills. My mom and I asked him about it and he said he took them and he described the little tiny pills. I'll tell you....I got a surge of adrenaline tonight! YIKES!

Bottom line here is that all is well, no reaction to them thusfar. Hoping it will pass through his system with no adverse affects!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Congratulations to Judy and Gary and all of the other 12,000 participants of the Inaugural Rock N' Roll 1/2 Marathon in San Jose! Judy and Gary completed the 13.1 mile race in just under 3 hours! ROCK ON!

As I posted previously, I was planning to join Judy in this race, but since decided I didn't have time to train. I was clearly right, but it turns out that a sneaky twist (get it...twist) of fate determined that even if I did train, I would not race on Sunday. I sprained my left ankle stepping off the curb (right into a @#$%^ing pothole) in front of my in-law's house Saturday night. I was hoping that it wasn't broken and x-rays Sunday morning assured me of that. But, the sprain was so bad that I couldn't put any weight on it at all. The crutches however were WAY more painful than the sprain (after several hours at the marathon rooting on Judy and Gary and hanging out for music and then lunch). I decided that I could walk (very carefully) and to Pittsburgh with those dang crutches! :)

Anyway, it's much better now even if it is still a bit swollen and hurts if I bend, twist, or move my foot in any way. :)

I'm on for next year's 1/2 marathon. I will start training as soon as I am able to fully walk again.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Whoa!! Hang on there! HOLD THE PHONE!!! I said I love fall! I like the cool overcast weather! I NEVER SAID I WAS READY FOR RAIN!!!!!!!!!

We all went to our house to work today and as I was slaving away to vacuum the GINORMOUS amounts of filth, dirt, drywall, sawdust, nails, and other crap off the carpet Dave says we are keeping, Dave asked, "Did you hear anything about it raining today?" Well, of course, I am not one to read the paper, listen to the news or pay attention to the radio. So, I didn't know about any predictions of rain. However, I said, "Sure looks like it anyway." Apparently, I was a better weather-forecaster than I expected. Not five minutes later, HUGE drops of rain started to appear on my patio. Then it came down like a real rain. I couldn't believe it. A real rain!

Ordinarily, I love rain. I will go out in it and let it pour on me like nothing. But, right now my house is in a rather delicate stage. Sure as shit though....Dave called me on my way home.

"Can you come back and get Jayden?" he asked. "The rain is coming in the bedroom window in three places and the water is starting to pile up. Plus, the window in the kitchen is leaking as well as the new French doors that are still unfinished wood on the inside."

I just love remodeling. I will tell you plain as day. I am gonna LOVE my house when it's done. I just hope that happens before we have to choose between carpeting and sending Eliana to the college of her choice. :)