Tuesday, January 29

The Maids Will Help Me

When Belle is at school she needs to be fairly self sufficient. I always wonder who helps these little ones that are capable of doing so many things yet still need help from time to time.

I kidding around with Belle about why she didn't just go get in the car while I finished getting our stuff together. Keep in mind that the car is outside in our detached garage. She looked at me kind of funny because she knows that she is not allowed outside by herself. Ever. I realize that is sad but in this day and age I refuse to leave the opportunity for her to get snatched by some crazy person a possibility while we are at home. Anyway, I started laughing and said that I knew why she didn't - because she isn't allowed outside alone.

She sort of looked at me with this half tilted head and the expression of whatever, Mom. I hadn't realized I had been so uncool. :-)

I then reiterated this fact that not only is she not allowed outside by herself at home but at school, etc. She proceeds to tell me that she is allowed outside by herself at school. This stops me in my tracks and I ask her what she means.

She said that as soon as they are done with their lunch they can just go outside. By themselves.

I asked about any grown ups being out there and she told me that the maids are out there already. She said it was the same maids that help them with their coats, boots, or fruit cups.

I of course start laughing and remind her that they are not maids but aides.

She is so funny.

Thursday, January 24

A Little Better

I am back to work. I ended up being out on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It was awful.

I don't remember being that sick in such a long time.

I don't know if my husband has ever seen me throw up in person in the 9 years we have lived in our house. I can't even remember the last time I did throw up. That happened Monday. Poor Belle was home alone with me while he went to the store for me. He comes back to Belle announcing what I was doing. Thankfully that was the only time but that was enough. It was full body and nothing really coming out. I even broke a blood vessel in my eye. UGH.

Then the pain of the sore throat just wouldn't go away. I finally went to the doctor yesterday and upon inspection of my throat I heard, "Oh wow. That looks really bad."

Yes, thank you I am sure it does because it is so very painful to swallow.

Anyway, I am back to work. I think my high fever is gone. I still keep playing around with 99-100 every now and again yesterday. The Motrin is finally strong enough to keep the throat pain away and the antibiotics must be helping finally.

And all I still want to do is sleep. Crazy.

I just hope that no one else in my house gets sick. Especially Belle.

Monday, January 21

Sick again....

As if the title doesn't' say it all...

I am stuck at work and I feel like crap. I know I have a fever as well as a sore throat and a cough.

I can't wait to go home and curl up on my couch with my blankie.

Thursday, January 17

Things To Do

I have been wanting to change my banner picture but just haven't had the time. I need to find a new picture that I like. The thing is I am not even sure I know what I want to put up there.

Then I was reading other blogs and found I am not the only one itching for a change. Except Greta did it. It looks really cool too.

And then I look at mine again and realize I still have my Christmas red and green fonts. Blech. It is January. Way past time to change that. So I at least changed my colors but will really need to think of a new banner photo.

Plus I really really really want to come up with some sort of cute, crafty, design-ish name so that I can get labels and set up my etsy shop and so on with my craft creations that I would like to sell. I really need help with this one. I love Beki's but it is hers and I find it funny she doesn't really like it. But I think it is great.

Any ideas?????

Wednesday, January 9

Screams of Terror

Last night I put Belle to bed upstairs. It was a little later than normal so I didn't stay too long or lay down with her.

I tucked her in.

I recited the 5 sentence Beauty and the Beast story and then sang her our song.

I said goodnight and went downstairs.

I was no sooner down the stairs for about a minute and she is yelling for me.

I can clearly tell that she is terrified. I ask her what is wrong and she tells me that there is something under her bed that made noise and bumped her bed.

I go back upstairs and assure her that there is nothing scary under her bed. I look under her bed and even pull out the plastic container that is under it. I show her that all that is in it is her preschool projects. I tell her it was probably just a spring in her mattress that was stuck and popped back up. She still only has a cheap twin size bed.

She wants her "mommy bear" that she likes to sleep with to feel safe. And then she goes back to sleep.

Later that night I heard news reports but still nothing clicks that what happened with Belle was anything.

Until this morning and I am talking with my mother in law. We are discussing the news reports and then I realize that my husband and I didn't feel anything out of the ordinary but that Belle did indeed feel the earthquake we had last night. The time of the quake was at the same time Belle freaked out about her bed.

I haven't decided if I am going to tell her what really happened or not yet. I don't want her to be scared to get in her bed. And then to add salt to her wounds this morning we were have super strong winds that woke all of us up. She was not a happy camper.

Tuesday, January 8

What is a ...

Bong? (I think that is how you spell it)

That is the question Belle asked me on Sunday.

Me, " Where did you hear that?!"

Belle, "From the big rolling turd."

Me, "That is something that grown ups do that is really bad and well and it is against the law"

Belle, "Oh. Ok."

Me thinking I really need to think better on my feet. And for the record can anyone tell me what movie could be called the big rolling turd? It is never called by the right name in our house.

There are always certain parts of movies or shows that I distract her or we turn off but apparently she caught this little snippet.

Monday, January 7

Hello Out There

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. I wasn't planning on taking a break but it was kind of forced upon me.

So what have we been up to.

Well, we had my husbands birthday party in December and then of course Christmas.

How was my Christmas you ask? Let's just say it started the eve before Christmas Eve. I started to not feel well. So I pushed on because I had things I had to get done still. Thankfully most of my gifts were already wrapped and sorted but I had a bunch of last minute things to finish up. Luckily we don't have Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at my house because I would have had to cancel. I woke up on Christmas Eve with a 103 degree fever and it went downhill from there during the week or more following. Thankfully I was off of work until 1/2.

Then I had to get back to work and back into our routine which has pretty much sucked. Not that it is really that bad but just that I love staying home. I am a much more relaxed and less stressed person when I don't have to work.

Now we are a good week into January and the weather is all wacky. It is literally 64 degrees and we set a new record I believe. People are driving their motorcycles and I even saw someone with the top of their convertible down. For us, in January, this is unheard of. Plus we were just playing in the snow last Friday. Strange, strange weather.

Anyway, that is all we have been up to. Not too much I know.