Friday, February 23, 2007

Life in the dragon lane

A TAN Dragon Lies Beneath!

My inner dragon color is TAN. Click here to try the Quiz!

My inner dragon is the true draconic magic-user. Deep down I am very wise, somewhat shy, and I have a rather short fuse. But don't worry, tans prefer to spend their time counting their enormous treasure, so pass quietly and you'll stay out of danger. Click the image to try the Inner Dragon Online Quiz for yourself.

Ok...that's what's been happening. We're sick again! OK, besides that....

Jayden is trying to learn to read. He is picking out simple words from books he knows and pointing to them, saying them, and spelling them. It's pre-reading, but the interest is what I am excited about. He is showing progress and growth in all areas of 3. Today, we were visiting an adult friend of mine and from the distance, I heard the toilet flush. I ran to see what they were doing and Jayden looks innocently at me and says, "I had to pee."

Me: "Nuh-uh! Are you serious? You just came in here all by yourself to go potty?!?!"

Jayden: "Yeah! But, the water is blue." (note here that she had those blue toilet things)

Me: "That's helps keep the toilet clean. Do you still need to go?"

Jayden: "Yeah, but I need help."

Me: "Ok, let's get to it then!" And, I put him on the toilet. In the meantime, Eliana was getting her little hands into everything. I think it was a calculated ploy, this potty thing, so that they wouldn't get into trouble for exploring. But...

Jayden (while getting down): "I'm all done. But, I didn't pee-pee."

It was all very funny and shocking and cool! This is the first time he has decided all by himself to tend to his toiletry needs. Last time he went pee on his own initiative, I had sent him to go change his diaper. I never told him to pee...he just did. I think we will have this pottying thing down before kindergarten yet.

Off to feed the little ones now.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It's raining..

but it's not yet pouring. The weather is actually kind of nice, but you know the expression. So, yesterday, Shayna had her little run-in with a bitty little kitty. Today, she could hardly move. I just took her to the vet for an evaluation. She seems to be fine, but the old bat pulled muscles in her back and hind legs. She is sore, but not broken. She is going to get a round of antibiotics for the possible infection from kitty-punctures and some pain meds until she is walking better. It cost us a pretty penny, but she's worth it. explain the's actually good news among the bad. Some thieves were caught stealing a car last night. No...not mine! But, someone who lives on my street. In addition to stealing the car, these guys broke into several other cars on the street including my brothers...but thankfully not mine. The good news...they got caught RED-HANDED. We are kind of hoping they are the same shits that keep messing with Dave's truck. If they are, then we expect that will stop too.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dogs chase cats...

and sometimes the cats don't get away. Shayna chased a trio of cats out of our yard today, but one pretty grey cat didn't make it over the fence and got caught. It fought back before I could get in to break it up. Shayna is now (and it's all my fault for letting her out there in the first dang place) bleeding from several puncture wounds caused by the cat. One hole is in her face, one on the top of her head, and her ear is pretty chewed up. I am feeling pretty guilty for letting her out there and yet, she did her job keeping the yard clear of unwanted animals. I just never expect the cat to not get away and I never expected Shayna to actually catch it. I'm feeling pretty bad about the whole thing. I didn't want the cat to get hurt either...just didn't want him hanging around my yard and pooping in my grass and dirt...and bringing his fleas around...and....

Hope it heals without infection.

On the bright side, I found my camera! :)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Good, The Bad, and the Mundane

Not a whole lot but sick going on here these days. Haven't heard from me in a while and wonder why? Not much to report. Here's the list:

House not done yet. Expected move in date...mid-March.

Jayden--not potty-trained or interested. One time poop was a fluke. Been sick with fever since Monday night. Missed school this week, but he is on the mend.

Eliana--likes to sit on potty...knows about pooping before hand and requests to use toilet for pooping. YAY!! Not sick! Also, YAY!

Dave--slaving away on the house. Took most of this week off to work. YAY!

Me--Sore throat going on 3 weeks now. Coupled with fatigue...may be allergies...may be sick. not sure. Lost my camera...hope it's in the car. :(

Shayna--great watchdog. Barks at all visitors including the leaves! :)

All in all...nothing special going on.