Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Now Aaron feels that he is probably going to have to work tomorrow also, even though it is his day off. And I was supposed to work 3-11. What to do? I can't decide. Mom had mentioned coming this weekend, but she probably isn't going to. I am supposed to take Madelyn to Brownies at 2:50 and she will be busy until 7 or 8 going to a movie, but then her troop leader is bringing her home. But, if I am at work and Aaron isn't home yet and the girls are at a babysitter, I can't ask her to go all over town delivering my child. Then the problem of Brownies not starting until 2:50 and I have to be at work at 2:40. I thought about a college student that I might be able to beg with lots of money to come watch the kids, but even if she said yes, Aaron may get off at 3 and she may make a wasted trip. AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! To much info- I want to cry. Is it worth all this worry?
Well, it seems that it is when I get the paycheck. But then if I am free to take care of the house and kids without the worry, and Aaron keeps getting overtime, then it may be better that I stay home. I mean it is only 32 hours a month, and I know those of you who work fulltime are laughing at me, but I am having a ton of trouble fitting in these hours. I guess I will wait to make the decision about tomorrow night when Aaron gets home late tonight or early in the morning to see if he is called back in tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I woke up with a head cold yesterday morning and am still a little stopped up today, although it I am thankfully feeling better by the hour. We were supposed to leave for our relatives in TN yesterday morning, but due to the strep, we had to put it off. Aaron's parents called and offered to meet Aaron halfway and pick up the older nonsick kids. So, last night Aaron drove 1.5 hrs one way to trade our kids for the Christmas presents we left at his parents house because we didn't have enough room in our car back at Christmas time. He got back around 9. I thought Hannah would be upset, but she was happy to stay with me(we didn't tell her where they were going). Then Aaron got home and she asked if he brought Madelyn and Natalie and we said "no, they are spending the night" and she was ok with that. Didn't even ask where they were spending the night.
Now it is Saturday. Aaron had to work today and just called at 4:45 to say he was going to another fire, so it may be a while before he gets home
Hannah has played good by herself or with me all day. We just took a walk. I pulled her in the wagon for 1/2 mile and she wanted to ride her big wheel, but I think that is the ibuprofen talking. Now she is watching her movie.
I am proud of myself for getting the dining room clean and I cleaned the books off of our plant table that has served as a lousy bookshelf since we moved. The books won't stay on it and it has been a mess. I asked for bookshelves for Christmas and we got 3 from Aaron's parents, and just got them last night, since we couldn't carry them home in December. I am debating as to whether or not to get one out and attempt to put it together. Now that I stacked all the books from the plant table on the floor it is even messier in the classroom. I can hardly stand to go in there.
I brought the plant table into the dining room and put all the plants that the girls and I planted last week on that instead of sitting on the floor. Looks much better.
The 20 acres we were wanting to buy is getting more complicated as we go. It may not go through. I am trying to not get discouraged with it and know that eventually we will either find land we can afford to build on or a house with the land that we can afford.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
We had a total of 12 I think, if you include me and my 3 girls. We had a lot of fun, and it was nice to get out of the house and spend time with some of the other ladies at church. I had at least 2 more that were planning on coming, but one was injured and another had to work. And a few more that expressed interest at church on Sunday, but already had plans.
Everyone had a great time and expressed interest in doing it again, so I am going to plan another one in 2 weeks. I am really hoping that a lot of the elderly ladies will be able to come and get out of the house especially if they are dependent on others to come and get them. It has to get so lonely day after day to be stuck at home - especially for the widows who may be home alone. Even after being here a year, I know there aren't many elderly that I know personally, especially if they don't come to worship very often. Next time, I think I will find a game to play.
We are getting closer to making an offer on the land we are wanting to buy. We need either to trade an acre with the neighbors selling their property, get an easement on their property to get to our property, or buy an acre of theirs. Our realtor is calling them tomorrow and will let us know their choice.
Aaron get up around 5:30 and I woke up this morning at 5:45 to the sound of Madelyn and Natalie running up and down the hall making a ton of noise. Natalie told me she had been up half the night. I don't know about that, but I am sure they had been up a while to be so wound up. So we started school really early this morning. Probably before 7am. It worked out well, since we were going to be busy around lunch time. I have 4 copies of this illustrated Bible - just ordered it from NoGreaterJoy.org last week. The girls love it and it has awesome pictures. I had ordered a bunch of copies so I could give some away. I tried reading from one copy to the girls, but they were crowding me so much, I gave them their own copy to look at while I read it. I just tell them when to turn the page. Natalie was lying on the couch this morning around 7 am with the book propped on the back of the couch. I said "turn to page___" about 3 times before I realized that she was asleep. So, I woke her up and she willingly went to bed for about 2 hours.
We went out and walked to the end of the road leading from the church's parking lot next door and back, then walked around the parking lot for a while, letting the girls play on their playground. Then we came back to our yard and played soccer with the girls for a long time. I am so out of shape.
I have always wanted to be a soccer coach for my kids. I am just too embarassed to be so out of shape. Got to work on that before next fall. I mean, I played soccer for 9 years, if anyone should be a coach, I should. The girls' coach last fall never even played before. He did a great job, but I really need to coach. I can remember back when I played indoor soccer in high school. A couple of my teammate's dad's were the coaches, and I don't think I appreciated it as much then, but those "old men" were in shape. They ran as much as us, and kept up with us, I can remember hardly being able to beat them. Looking back, they probably weren't much older than I am now, if not the same age, but man did they seem ancient back then.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
So, now I am on a different antibiotic. My throat is already starting to feel slightly better, although I am still pretty tired. I started the antibiotic about 1 1/2 days ago.
We had a big morning. All 3 of the girls had their dental checkups. It was the first time since we had moved. We were at the dentist office from 9:45 -12:00. Just what you want to do when recovering from strep. Anyway, I am really proud of the girls. The dental hygenist came out and started up a conversation with my 3 girls plus another one while they were in the waiting room. They talked for about 5 minutes on Barbie Fairytopia movie, then she took Madelyn and Natalie back with her, and they both went willingly without looking back. Hannah wanted to go too. Then about an hour later it seemed, it was a while, she came out to get Hannah. Hannah dropped her toys and ran to the lady. I couldn't believe it.
Finally, Madelyn came out and the hygenist poked her head out to say that Natalie was done too, but she wanted to play video games for a while longer. Dentists have come a long way since I was a kid. Remember when the put the goo fluoride in what looked like a teeth guard thingy and you had to bite down on it and keep that mouthguard full of oozing goo in your mouth while they timed it? Now, they just brush the fluoride on real quick.
Last year, the week before we moved, we payed a ton of money for Madelyn to have sealant put on her 6 year molars. Apparently, two of them need to be redone and one of those that does need to be redone has a small cavity, so we shall be returning next Wednesday to take care of that. I liked the dentist today. He said that sealent should last at least 2 years and they would like for it to last 7-8 years. So, I guess the last dentist didn't do to good of a job. Speaking of that...
A few weeks ago, when I had strep the first time, I had a dentist's appt. I had scheduled for myself on a day Aaron was off, so I wouldn't have to take the girls. So, since I was sick, Aaron went ahead and switched with me and went instead. Aaron is 31 and has never had a cavity. So, he goes to this dentist and comes home all upset. He said that the dentist told him that he had a small cavity in every one of his molars, and that they were so small they couldn't be seen on xray. (In other words - "I can't show you proof, but just trust me, that you who have never had a cavity now all of a sudden have a ton that are tiny") He then told Aaron he would need to come back for a cleaning in 3 months and then in another 3 months, and then maybe he could go back to every 6 months. I am the cavity queen, and I have never had a dentist tell me to come in more often than every 6 months. Also, that he would need to start filling them soon, and that most dentists wouldn't go through the trouble to fill in such tiny cavities, but he wants to get them before they get bigger. (In other words "if you get a second opinion, the other dentist will say you don't need to have these cavities filled, that way I will be more believable since I already told you what the other dentist will say")
I told Aaron that we will just let him go for another checkup in 6 months (when insurance will pay again) and not mention it to the new dentist and see if he agrees or even mentions it. I am glad I didn't go, he would have had a field day with my teeth. Ever since having the 3 pregnancies, my teeth have had trouble recovering.
Anyway, I told the dentist today about it and asked his opinion. He pretty much said we need to find a new dentist that doesn't have so much time on his hands.
We have continued fitting in school when we can between doctor's visits, but I haven't been reading to the girls all that I normally read. My throat is so dry and talking a lot makes me cough and is painful. Just like last time, the throat pain is going up onto the roof of my mouth. I sneezed twice today and thought I might cry from the pain that induced. I am working 3 evenings next week, so I should be feeling back to normal by then even though I will still be on the antibiotics.
I believe I will be going up to see the relatives for Easter. All of the cousins will be out for spring break the week after Easter. I will be working the next weekend, so I thought I would try to go up for the weekend and possibly a little of that week.
Still haven't heard much about the land we want to buy. I hope we hear something soon.