Thursday, September 20, 2007

Interesting drug

I had to take Declan to the doctors office yesterday for strep throat...again. The three of us just had it two weeks ago. So she wants to put him on something stronger and of course more expensive. Seventy five bucks for ten pills is hard to swallow especially when they choose to spit it out. So on my way out I ask if they ever give the shot of antibiotics. Hello, why didn't I think of that before? Brian and I always get the shot if available. It just makes more sense and you feel better faster. So they gave him the shot that they keep secret and I didn't have to pay extra. This shot hurt like hell though and I might think twice before putting my child through that pain (I had to practically sit on his little body while the nurse injected his little butt cheek).

So, in all this guilt building moment, I promise to buy him a toy. Listen, it helped get him through it. Anyhow, at the end of all this we end up at costco for lunch. All was leisurely and quiet at the costco food court until...the crazy bus rolls in. You know who they are, they get to see daylight once a month from the group home. They are eating lunch with the chaperons and one sat alone. I kept watching him because he was, well, acting like a crazy. I thought for sure he was going to puke which was the last thing I wanted to see, hear or smell. So finally after a few minutes he gets off his seat and kneels. I'm sitting there in suspense waiting for what he does next. He flops face down ever so gently and starts into a seizure. A mild one by the way, he twitched a little. Five minutes into it and twelve costco and spectrum mall officials later and he is still face down. The security guard is getting reamed, the crazies are watching very intently and I am cracking up. Not at this man's condition but at the situation. The garbage guy could have yelled "call 9-1-1" instead of "hey we got one down (not being heard by who he is addressing yells louder) HEY we got one down here". The security guy could do his job and tell people to keep on moving. One of those twelve employees could wait for the firemen out front and update them on there slow leisurely walk into the mall. Apparently they know this guy. "He does this all the time" is what they tell costco. There prescription for what ailed him was a slice of pizza and a coke. So was he faking? Who knows. But Declan forgot all about his throbbing bum when the firemen walked in. He kept flashing them thumbs up because he adores them so much. And he waved them goodbye until they were out of site.

Let me tell you what. I love days like that; when I get to see goof at it's finest. To end the day, we had a nice meal with the missionaries and brownies for dessert and Declan got a new bulldozer.

Monday, September 17, 2007

I love lazy Sundays

I had the best Sunday yesterday! We slept in and then got everyone ready for church. We braved Stake conference and were rewarded with only an hour long meeting and a parking spot! How great is that? Then we headed out during the last song to beat the bog down and headed over to Blockbuster to return movies only to receive two credits. We ended up with three movies for the price of one...NICE!!! Then to continue tradition we ate at Super Salad for lunch. What a lovely day this was shaping out to be.

We headed home and I put on my Sunday pants (gauchos) and took a fifteen minute snooze. Then got up and looked through some fun magazines. I found a cute picture and sketched in my new fancy sketch book (that I got on clearance at Michaels). I actually had time to draw and not to brag but it actually looked decent when I was done. It has been a good ten years since I have pulled out the old tools. A little dusty (metaphorically speaking) but still workable. Brian gave a lesson on talents and I got really disappointed with myself for not having the courage to share them. So here I am on my Sunday, drawing!

Then I emerged back into the family and my mom came over for a visit and she watched TMNT with Declan and I took another nap! AWESOME. Then when she and my granny left Shannon, Ben and the little ones arrived and the kids played and the hamsters escaped and then were caught and then escaped again. A little chaotic but a very enjoyable evening. Then Brian's mom came for a visit. What a great day. We got to see the whole family (that resides in the Phoenix valley) and I didn't have to leave the house!!!

I even got to enjoy the rain drizzle down in the sunlight. Beautiful. I wish every Sunday could be like this.


5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Working up the courage to ask out Brian or convince him to ask me
2. Single life (need I say more)
3. Working at the bank (snooze fest, but it paid me money)
4. Beginning college classes (art history...would still like to pursue that)
5. Concerts!!!!

5 things on my "to do" list today:
1. Laundry (yuck)
2. Have breakfast with Kristy...Check
3. Dinner menu for the week
4. Storage to get Halloween decor
5. Read with the kids

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Salad (almost everyday with Declan after school)
2. Popcorn with sour candies melting in it
3. MexiMelts from Tacobell
4. Homemade cookies and or breads
5. Vanilla bean anything

5 songs I know the Lyrics to:
1. Lucky Star ~ Madonna
2. Anything the Cure (you always know your boyfriends songs)
3. I walk the line ~ Johnny Cash
4. Blister in the sun ~ Violent Femmes (I just heard that song)
5. Hey there Delilah ~ Plain White T's (but who doesn't)

5 Things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Visit the Mediterranean
2. Buy a killer cabin up north
3. Keep doing my thing & the family thing...naturally
4. Go back to school (Art History)
5. Invest

5 Bad Habits:
1. Reading other peoples blogs
2. Constantly touching my face
3. I am a bugar flicker instead of tissue (you know you do it too)
4. I do too many projects and so I go in circles
5. I suffer from lyrical road rage (I call people bad names so now Declan helps yell retard, freaking dork, but has yet to repeat @$$**!*)

5 Things I would never wear again:
1. Panty hose
2. Spandex (actually never did that but can't see a need for it in the future)
3. High tops
4. Ankle boots (I don't have the ankles for them)
5. Anything the color of mustard

5 of my favorite toys:
1. the IPod
2. My camera
3. Some art supplies I got a while ago (I am finally using them)
4. Brian
5. Wii (it's really fun)

Your turn if you like...

Friday, September 14, 2007

Seven things

You might not have known about me (for a reason?)....

** I really love the smell of a freshly lit cigarette (the rest of it smells like poop)

** I like to karaoke when I fold laundry (super embarrassing when I am caught)

** I talk to myself...a lot!

** I give up Dr. Pepper on a daily basis but always sneak it the next day (weird, I know)

** I am a closet Barry Manilow fan

** I have many air head moments (another blog moment)

** My dreams are usually about water