Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Who is this magnificent creature, why haven't I ever seen or heard of him before and where can I get one for my very own?

Collin Egglesfield

Oh. my. WORD.

My neighbour and I were discussing the "50 Shades" trilogy the other night and we got to talking about who would be a good actor to play Christian if the movie ever comes out.  We threw out names like Ryan Gosling, Ryan Phillippe, George Clooney (if he were younger), Brad Pit (from his Legends of the Fall days), but this hunka burning love never came up.

That same neighbour emailed me this morning and asked if I agreed that Collin would be a perfect Christian and by golly he SOOOOO would!

Swoon.....

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

What's the big deal anyway?

I got sucked into reading "Fifty Shades of Grey" by everyone and their sister.  The hype was unreal..."SUCH an amazing series!" "SO racy and exciting" "OMG! Everyone's husband should read these books!" 

I couldn't wait to get my hands on ths trilogy!

So, I bought the trilogy bundle on my Ipad.  $29.99 I will never get back.  I should have bought a couple of bottles of wine instead.

What a load of crap.  Seriously.

The writing is like that of a teenage girl, obviously written by a British woman trying to sound American.  She uses British terms to describe things which totally blows her cover.  I want to punch Ana's inner goddess in the face and I want to smack Ana upside the head.  The idea of signing an agreement to engage in a relationship is not my idea of romance.  In fact, to me, there's nothing sexy about torture and pain.  No offence to those who like that sort of thing.  Christian has loads of money and sounds very handsome, but he bugs me to death.  He is arrogant and I hate the way he speaks to Anastasia.  The red room of pain is just plain dumb.  The only character I really don't despise is Kate.  And maybe Taylor. 

The book screams of Twilight, but is nowhere near as good.  Christian = Edward; Anastasia = Bella; Jose = Jacob.  The Twilight series was a light read, easy, fun and in my opinion, for its purpose, well written.  Fifty Shades is just dumb.  I am forcing myself to read through the three books because I spent money on them.  I'm about 3/4 through the first book and have no idea how I am going to get through the other two.  Sigh...

If you are lucky enough not to have been sucked in by all the hype yet, DON'T DO IT!  If you're really that curious, borrow the books from a poor sucked in friend or from the library.  Trust me...don't waste your money. Pin It

Monday, 28 May 2012

Getting from A to B

No matter how you get from point A to point B, I think most of us would agree that the most important thing about moving between those two points is safety.  For me, a close second would be comfort, convenience and affordability.

Whether you ride a bike, drive a car, ride a train or ride in vans for wheel chairs, getting there in one, happy piece is what really matters. If you are handicapped, getting there is not as easy for you as it is for others.

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I read through some of the many testimonials from past clients and was really amazed at how happy people seem to be with this company and its products.  It sounds as though this company really puts forth the amazing service to go along with great products too.  Go check them out!

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I don't like Mondays

I really can't stand Mondays.  I drag myself out of bed and I have to force my way through the way.  It's awful. 

Our weekends are so full and busy that we hardly sit still and with housework and errands, the weekends just fly by.  Middleman had a soccer tournament on Saturday...three games, all lost, but not horribly.  Yesterday, Mom came over for the afternoon and stayed for dinner and then last night, we threw caution to the wind and rented an on demand movie at 9:40!  We rented Alvin and the Chipmunks - Chipwrecked...VERY cute movie.  It didn't end until almost 11:00, so that was a very special treat for Threepeat!

But, I am feeling the punishment for it this morning....had to iron Boy Oneder's uniform this morning....Ugh...I hate ironing.  Now, I am dragging even more than on a normal Monday.

Ah well...tomorrow is Tuesday right?  One day closer to Friday!  :) Pin It

Friday, 25 May 2012

Five Question Friday

It's FRIDAY again!!  WOOHOO!!!  I'm looking forward to a nice weekend watching Middleman play soccer in his tournament and getting some rays!  YAY!

Friday means that it's time for Five Question Friday, courtesy of Mama M.  Head on over and play along!  Tell her I sent you! ;)

1. Are you a napper?


No, but OH how I wish I was!  Even at the height of sleep deprivation when the kids were born, I could never sleep during the day.  Not for a lack of trying though...many times, I lie down, hoping to catch a few daytime ZZZ's, but alas, my brain won't shut down.  The ONLY time you will ever catch me napping is when I am really, REALLY sick.  Otherwise, I suffer through the days, sometimes exhausted.

2. What was your favorite subject in school? Most hated?

My favourite subject was English. I loved Shakespeare and writing essays.  I HATED math.  I failed it every year and had to take it in summer school, barely scraping by each time until my Dad finally faced the fact that his daughter would never be a mathematician and let me drop it after my THIRD attempt at grade 11 math.  Sigh...thank God for calculators!

3. Did you have the something old new borrowed and blue at your wedding? What were they?

Yessireebob!  Old was my Nanny's hanky that I held around the handle of my bouquet.  New was my dress.  Borrowed was my sister's earrings and blue was my garter.  :)
4. What one thing are you determined to do this summer

Enjoy it!  We are always so busy running around, that we never stop and smell the roses.  This summer, I intend to relax alot more!

5. Ice cream or Popsicles?

Neither really, but if I had to pick, I'd go with popsicles.  I really am not an ice cream fan...not a sweet tooth at all to be honest.  Now give me a bowl of chips or salty nuts and I will be your BFF!!! Pin It

Thursday, 24 May 2012

I MUST HAVE ONE OF THESE!!!!

You HAVE to check THIS out. Oh.my.goodness. I want it SOOOO badly!

My boys made some homemade bird houses years ago. They each had paints and stickers and they created their little masterpieces. We put them up on a stand, side by side, hoping to attract one of the many finches in our subdivision. They were very cute while they lasted, but we got nothing but wasps living in them and eventually, the weather beat the little things down. We didn’t get one little bird in any of them. When we cleaned out our backyard last weekend, Hubster and I reluctantly took down those little bird houses, and already, there were wasps making a nest in one of them. Ugh.

I cleared a little place for a new bird house as well as another area for a bird feeder and have been looking for something really different. I want something charming and cute. I want it big enough to attract the birds, but not big enough for stinky, dirty pigeons. I found a website and fell in love! There are SO many options, but I especially like THIS one! It would totally match the bird house that I love!!

I get such pleasure from watching birds in my backyard and I think these two additions would bring a flock of birds, don't you? Even if none of our local birds move in, they would really look cute in my newly cleaned and organized backyard! Hubster.....where's the credit card? Mommy has some shopping to do;) Pin It

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

WINE!!!

So, if you know me at all, you know I LOOOOVE wine.  You also know that I can only drink white wine.  You also know that I can't drink red wine because I get terrible migraine headaches.  AND, you know that I do like me some pink/rose wine as well. 

BUT!!!!

Have you ever heard of GREEN wine???

I hadn't either, but check this out:

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Wordless Wednesday

Spring has sprung!




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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Oh what a weekend!

The weather was 100% perfect!  Hot, hot, hot and SUNNY!!!  Absolutely amazing.  We all got a little sunkissed and were very productive, all while having fun together!

Friday afternoon began with picking up our new patio set.  The boys set it up for me in time for dinner.  I love it.  We used it to eat dinner on Friday AND Saturday AND Sunday nights! HA!  After dinner on Friday, Boy Oneder went to the movies with his friends while Middleman went to Canada's Wonderland with his friends.  Threepeat, Hubster and I spent some time together at the park, in the hot tub and watching TV.  We took him to Menchie's.  OMG, SO amazing!

Saturday morning began with bouncers being delivered by Hubster and Boy Oneder while Threepeat and I dropped off Middleman at his soccer practice.  Threepeat and I then went grocery shopping and then back to pick up Middleman at 12:00.

After the bouncer deliveries, we all worked on the backyard...weeding, planting, cutting, trimming, cleaning.  Gosh, gardening is hard work!!  We had a great spidducci and steak dinner on our new patio, all the while sweating our buns off (it was REALLY hot this weekend).  Boy Oneder and I were absolutely wiped out and went to bed early, while Hubster, Middleman and Threepeat stayed up really late to watch Terminator on the big screen.

Sunday morning began with Boy Oneder and Hubster picking up the bouncers from the day before and then more garden work.  Boy Oneder went off to Canada's Wonderland in the later afternoon, to watch the fireworks later that evening and Middleman went to his friend's house to watch fireworks in the 'hood.  Threepeat, Hubster and I went to the park and then, after a shower for the dirty little man, settled down to watch Despicable Me (Threepeat and I have seen it 3,721 times but Hubster hadn't seen it yet).  LOVE that movie.  We had to stay up late to pick up the boys, which is very difficult after busy days out in the sun!!  Everyone was home and in bed by midnight.

Monday morning began with Boy Oneder making his world famous pancakes for us.  We finished cutting down the dead trees in the yard and bundling up the sticks while Boy Oneder was back at Wonderland for a few hours.  After showering, we headed out at 12:30 to pick up Boy Oneder and head up to Patricia's house for the day.  We had arranged to go up to try out their new stone pizza oven and pool!  YIPPEE!

It was SO nice to have all the kids together...it had been so long since all 14 of us were together and everyone gets along so well!  The kids swam and played soccer while the parents sat and ate pizza! LOL!!!

After a hot, busy day, we headed out at 5:00 for the hour drive home.  Threepeat slept for most of that hour....he was WIPED OUT!  I made pastina for Threepeat for dinner and everyone else just kinda snacked for their dinner as we were all stuffed with pizza anyway.  A couple of loads of laundry, some ironing and tidying up and it was time for a shower for Threepeat and for the older boys to put their laundry away.

We sat down to watch America's Got Talent together and then we were all off to bed.

What a FANTASTIC long weekend.  I hope that the whole summer is filled with weekends exactly like these!! Pin It

Sunday, 20 May 2012

8 years


Losing someone to a young death sucks.  My Dad died at the young age of 57.  He was such a vibrant, energetic 52 year old man who lived like an 18 year old, when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia.  ("ALL").  ALL is typically a childhood cancer and so treating him was difficult.  Children, believe it or not, are given much higher doses of chemotherapy than adults.  I assume that's because their cells multiply quicker.  But giving that high dose of chemo to a grown man would likely kill him rather quickly, so they had to modify the protocol for ALL treatment for my Dad.

The chemo bought my Daddy another 4.5 years of life, but really, not a quality life.  He had inner ear damage from the poison they used to try to save him.  That damage caused him to use a cane because he was so dizzy all the time.  He could no longer hear out of his left ear. He couldn't ride his motorcycle anymore, he couldn't drive....it was awful to see him suffer not only physically, but mentally as well.

In the end, the cancer came back after a third remission.  This time, it was in his spine and brain as well as his blood.  He made the decision to stop all treatments and let nature take its course.  It broke all of our hearts, but we knew he was tired.  We knew that this time was different and that all the chemo in the world would not save him.  We reluctantly accepted his decision and prepared ourselves.

On Thursday, May 20th, 2004, my Daddy went to Heaven.  I miss him still so very much.

I found a poem I wrote for my Dad the month before he died and thought I would again…

It seems like yesterday that I wrote it.

You fought a valiant battle
We thought that you had won
But the cancer has returned
Your war is almost done.

The doctors tried their best you see
To make you well again
But cancer is an evil thing
That causes fear and pain.

Your journey’s coming to an end
Your life on earth, near through
But please, don’t ever forget Dad
How much we all love you.

Your life is being taken
We all know you’re not old
Your days on earth are numbered
We accept the truth we’re told.

I hope your trip to Heaven
Is as quick as it can be
Although I’ll miss you dearly,
I will know that you are free.

I pray that Heaven does exist
And that you’ll always be
Forever in Eternity
Waiting there for me.

Keep a place for me up there
With Jesus as your friend
So that when we meet again dear Dad
The bond we share won’t end.

You are my Dad, my friend, my rock
I so look up to you
What will I do without you Dad
You are my world, it’s true.

The memories come flooding back
How you’ve been there for me
You’ve made me everything I am
And what I’m yet to be.

The tears are falling down like rain
My heart is torn in two
Oh Daddy, please watch over me
In everything I do.

I will always remember you
And the life you gave to me
Your courage and your love for us
Make it effortless to see.

Peace and love be with you
Until your journey’s through
Please remember Daddy
How much I do love you.

~ Dawn, April 4th, 2004
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Friday, 18 May 2012

Awww yeah.....

The first long weekend of the summer, 2012 has arrived people!  WOOHOO!! 

The weather is supposed to be super-fantastic all weekend long!  Sunshine and warm temperatures are on tap!

We bought a new patio set (our current one is 17...yes, SEVENTEEN years old and has been on its last legs (excuse the pun) for at least the last three years, so the big expense of a new one is well justified.

We will spend the weekend gardening and relaxing around our new table. :)  The lettuce and tomatoes are purchased and ready to be planted and the flowers will be bought tomorrow.

SO excited about this long weekend!  YIPPEE!! Pin It

Thursday, 17 May 2012

R.I.P. Donna Summer.

So sad.  The Queen of Disco is dead.  :(

I know that when **I* die, no one outside of my circle of friends will care, and just because Donna Summer was a celebrity doesn't mean she should be more important than me, but...if she weren't a celebrity, I wouldn't know her.  Her music has touched so many...me included.

There are SO many songs that bring back memories...I Feel Love - while I roller-skated at Rollerworld; She Works Hard For The Money - while I worked at Taco Bell as a teenager; Last Dance....OMG the memories; Love to Love You Baby...I loved it, but I was 6 years old....SIX!!!!  Two of her songs that resonate with me...McArthur Park and This Time I Know It's For Real...McArthur Park because my Daddy loved it and This Time because it was #1 the year I met Hubster.  When I play either of these songs, I am transported back to better times.

Thank you Donna Summer for the memories and for your talent.  63 is too young.  Please say "Hi" to my Dad, who thought you rocked.  :)

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Joanne and I on my wedding day, April 9, 1994




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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Eton Mess

One of the easiest, yet tastiest desserts EVER, Eton Mess is loved by my whole family!  Yes friends....it IS as yummy as it looks:


This particular recipe is taken from the Longo's Experience magazine, which is a bit of a variation on the one I normally make in that there is balsamic vinegar in the drizzle.

Prep:  15 mins

1 cup (250 ml) 35% whipping cream
1/4 cup (60 ml) sour cream
1 tbsp (15 ml) granulated sugar
18 mini vanilla meringues
2 cups (500 ml) mixed fresh berries (I use blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries

Raspberry Balsamic Drizzle:

1 cup (250 ml) fresh raspberries
1/4 cup (60 ml) honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) balsamic vinegar

Press raspberries firmly through a fine mesh sieve to make raspeberry puree.  Combine with honey and vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 2 minutes or until slightly reduced and syrupy.  Let cool.

In a large bowl, whip cream; fold in sour cream and sugar.  Coarsely crumble meringues; add to cream mixture.

In the bottom of each of 6 dessert bowls, drizzle 1 tsp (5 ml) of the raspberry balsamic drizzle.  Divide meringue mixture among bowls; top with berries and about 2 tsp (10 ml) of the raspberry balsamic drizzle.

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Monday, 14 May 2012

America's Got Talent

I am SO pumped about the season premiere of America's Got Talent tonight! 

I've never been a real AGT fan, but since I heard that my bestie, Howard Stern, will be a judge along with Sharon Osborne and Howie Mandel, I am VERY excited!  I already love Howie and Sharon, and I think that Howard's honesty will really take the show to the next level!

Hubster and I will be at yoga class from 8:15 until 9:15, so I have set the PVR.  We'll watch it when we get home! 

CAN'T WAIT!!!! Pin It

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day!









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Friday, 11 May 2012

5QF

It's been a while, so I thought I would participate in Mamma M's Five Question Friday today!

Hop on over and join in the fun!

1. What advice would you give a couple getting married?

Respect one another.  Never sleep on an argument.  DO NOT use the silent treatment.  Your relationship together comes above ALL else.  Enjoy your time together before kids!

2. If you could tell your 16 year old self ONE thing, what would it be?

Don't sweat the small stuff.  Enjoy life while you have no responsibilities.  LIVE your life.  It's ok that you are not perfect.

3. What do you do to keep cool in the summer? (AC, windows, fans, swimming, etc.)

Air conditioning....my house is a meat locker all summer long.  I can't STAND it when it's too hot to sleep.
4. What did you (or your wife) crave most while pregnant?

I had no cravings.  I was sick for most of my pregnancies with ALL DAY sickness, so whatever I could put in my mouth without gagging was what I ate.  Mostly clementine oranges and popsicles!

5. Who is your favorite TV mom? Why?

Mrs. Cleaver.  She was such a great stay-at-home Mom.  I loved that she always wore an apron.  :)  I also loved Roseanne....she told it like it was and held nothing back.  :)

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

True Story

We have a betta fish, otherwise known as a Siamese Fighting Fish named Sashimi.  We call him a betta because we like to think that he's a lover, not a fighter.  He's very pretty and he lives a life of luxury in a tank that used to house goldfish.  Normally, beta fish are stuck in little tiny bowls, but not Sashimi!  He is in a nice big luxury condo with huge picture windows. 

Sashimi has a friend named Gary.  Gary is a snail and he does a pretty good job of keeping the tank clean, along with the filter.  But lately, Gary has been slacking and the tank had alot of algae built up on the sides.  It was pretty disgusting.

Last weekend, Threepeat and I went to Big Al's with the intention of getting another snail to help Gary with the housekeeping.  Well, we ended up walking out with not one, but TWO zebra snails as well as two algae-eating shrimp.  As soon as I saw these little guys, I instantly thought about the shrimp in the movie, A Shark Tale.  You know, the little guy with the high pitched voice that tells a "true story" in order to avoid being eaten by Lenny?  I just had to have them.

So, we brought them home and introduced them to Sashimi and Gary.  Threepeat named the two snails Snelly and Jelly and the two shrimp Teeny and Tiny.  Everyone seemed to be getting along nicely and within a day or two, the tank is lovely and clean.

Now, Teeny and Tiny are exactly that...teeny, tiny...and they like to hide under the plastic branches of the plants in the tank.  Here's a couple of photos of Teeny:





Now here's my true story....Tiny is gone.  G.O.N.E.  We have searched the tank over and over again, watching, waiting, hoping....but he has completely disappeared.  I took apart the filter this morning, thinking maybe he met with disaster and was sucked up into the depths of filter hell, but nope.  He is very little, but I am sure he is too big to have been eaten by Teeny or Sashimi, and as far as I know, snails do not eat shrimp.  So, what the heck?  I even checked all around the outside of the tank, thinking maybe he committed suicide and jumped out of the tank, but he's not outside either!

So, where on earth (or in water) is Tiny the shrimp???

UPDATE:

Teeny disappeared.  At this point, I knew there was NO way that Sashimi could have eaten him without leaving evidence behind.  I decided to take apart the entire filter, searching very carefully.  Low and behold, there was Teeny, lying there completely still.  I was sure he was toast.  BUT...when I gently nudged him with a pencil, he jumped away and into the water.  YAY!  I lifted the carbon filter away and looked on the bottom, hoping that maybe by chance, little Tiny was there...and....HE WAS!!!  But, was he dead?  I nudged him gently, as I did Teeny and that little guy jumped up just like Teeny and swam into the tank!  YAY! 

So, I guess it stands to reason that "algae eating shrimp" would spend their time where the most algae would be found...in the filter!!!  GO FIGURE!  So, all is well in the fishy world again tonight! LOL!
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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

How to Miss a Childhood

This broke my heart.  Why?  Because sometimes, I am guilty of alot of the crimes in the first section of Hands Free Mama's post.  And I am disgusted in myself.

I am on my Ipad all evening. Sure, I'm in the family room, "watching" TV with the family, but who am I kidding?  I'm not watching anything at all...I am playing Smurf Village or Words/Hanging With Friends or Draw Something.

I go to all my boys' sports games...and I text, check Facebook and sometimes even blog.  But hey, some of the statuses I post are that I am at my kid's game and same of my photos are of my kids playing their games.  But, most of the time, my head is down.  I've missed goals.  I've missed awesome plays.  I suck.

I'm also guilty of yelling at my kids to make them leave me alone while I play my games.  That makes me feel sick to think about.

When Boy Oneder and Middleman were little, I didn't have a laptop or an Ipad.  My cellphone was used for phoning people, not playing apps.  There were no temptations.  Threepeat suffers because of the technological toys that I own.  I am guilty of putting those gadgets before my son.  Not all the time, but alot of the time.  That is unacceptable.

I think, overall, I am a good Mum.  But, I sometimes put my wants before their wants.  No excuses.  That needs to change. 

Starting today, my Ipad doesn't come out until my boys are in bed.  When I go to a soccer/hockey game, the Blackberry stays in the car or in my pocket.  I'm going back to making it about them.  I am going to grasp the rest of their childhood while I still can.  When they are all grown up and on their own, I will have all the time in the world to build a Smurf Village or play scrabble with my friends. 

Little doesn't stay little.  When I am old and on my death bed, it won't matter that I got to level 30 on Smurf Village or that I beat that friend in Words with Friends.  What will matter is that I put my sons first.  That they came before electronics. 

Thank you Rachel Macy Stafford for opening my eyes.  I needed to read your post BADLY. Pin It

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Run My Own Think

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Nature's Miracles

Have you heard of little Harmon?

Harmon is a 3 week old eaglet, who is a worldwide celebrity today!  He lives in a nest in Minnesota with his Mom and Dad, two beautiful bald eagles.  There is a webcam on the tree above their next and the world is watching this little family every day.

About a week or so ago, Harmon's brother/sister fell from the nest and died, leaving Harmon to be an only child.  To add insult to injury, a few days later, little Harmon got his wing caught in a portion of the nest.  The Raptor Centre people who have been monitoring this little family decided to go up and free the little guy's wing.  When thy got up there, they realized he was in rough shape.  He was all infected and dirty.  So, they took him down to clean him up and check out his wing.  After feeding him and fixing him up, they put him back in the nest.

Mommy and Daddy eagle were terrified and didn't come back to the nest for over 24 hours.  The world watch and waited, praying that the parents would return to their chirping little eaglet.  Last night, they came home!!!  It was AWESOME!! 

Now, they are back to normal, living like eagles do.  Way to go little guy!!!  And awesome parenting Mom and Dad!!

Check out the amazing website!  They have a loon cam too...the loons just laid their first egg yesterday!  Fascinating!! Pin It

I miss him...

I'll admit it. 

I figured, being the second time around, I'd be all experienced and stuff.  I thought that having one less kid for three days would be nice...more time to spend with the others.  Wrong.  I miss that boy like I would miss my right arm.  :( 

Middleman will be home on Wednesday evening, but the emptiness he has left behind is gaping!  It's so strange.  He is our quietest and most independent boy.  He spends alot of time with his laptop, learning and playing online.  He is not a chatty Kathy like his two brothers and most of the time, he is just, well, here.  But, like a warm, comfy couch (and not comparing my son's worth to a couch here, it's just an analogy), you know it's there and you love it, you take it for granted.  Then one day, when that couch is moved, you're lost without it!  Sigh...not sure if I am getting my point across or not, but *I* know what I am trying to say.

Anyway, Wednesday night can't come soon enough!

Rosie had her eye surgery yesterday and is in quite alot of pain.  She looks awful:

and she has to wear the cone of humiliation.  :( 

Rosie had a corneal ulcer...we aren't sure how she got it.  We tried a week of antibiotic eye drops, but her eye refused to heal.  So, yesterday, she had a procedure called Corneal Debridement .  Basically, they put her under, they scrape her eye, hoping to stimulate healing.  Then they put a cotact lens over her eye and sew the corner of her eye shut so that the contact lens doesn't fall out.  She has pain eye drops, antibiotic eye drops, lubricating eye drops and pain tablets.  Poor, poor baby.  We're praying that this works because we won't be able to afford to do the next step, which is grafting her eyeball.  :(

Threepeat has to see an ear, nose, throat specialist for his adenoids.  They are enlarged, just as I suspected, proven by the x-ray last week.  I am waiting to hear back from Dr. L about an appoitnment to see a specialist. 

So, not a great start to our week, but, maybe the rest of the week will be TOTALLY AWESOME!  :) Pin It

Sunday, 6 May 2012

A very eventful week is upon us.

Early tomorrow morning, my Middleman will be heading out on a three day school trip to Ottawa.  I am so excited for him and, being that he is the second child to do an overnight trip, I am not really worried or sad as I was with Boy Oneder's.  Remember though, that Boy Oneder's was filled with drama!  I am praying that Middleman stays healthy.  He has been complaining of a sore throat for a few days, but no fever and Advil seems to be keeping it under control.  We have ironing and packing to do tonight after his soccer game....gonna be a late night.

Threepeat is being referred to an ENT (ear, nose throat specialist for you non-parents out there! LOL)  He snores like an old smoker and it has been getting worse lately.  Our awesome Dr. L sent him for an x-ray of his head/neck last week and the results are exactly what Dr. Dawn said they would be...enlarged adenoids.  He will see the specialist, who will then tell me what I already know....that it is recommended that the adenoids be removed.  Sigh.  Surgery for my precious boy.

Rosie is having emergency surgery tomorrow morning.  :(  She has, on top of her liver issues, a corneal ulcer.  We have been treating it for a week with antibiotic eye drops as well as anti-inflammatory pain eye drops, but after a visit Friday evening, the vet advised that the ulcer is WORSE, not better.  :(((  She gave us a veterinary estimate of $248.00.  She will be sedated and her eyeball scratched with a needle in a checkerboard fashion, which apparently stimulates healing.  She will then have a contact lens placed in her eye and then, ugh, have a portion of he eye sewn shut so that the contact lens does not fall out.  The stitches will remain in place for two weeks and then, once the stitches are removed, the contact lens *should* fall out on its own.  If not, the vet will have to remove it.  Oh my gosh.  I am so scared for my little Ro-Ro.  She is 11 years old.  I can't imagine life without this little sweetheart, but I can't keep putting money into procedures and operations.  Remember last year's tooth fiasco?  Ugh.  Anyway, if you're the praying kind, please say a little prayer for a little doggy who means the world to us?  If this surgery doesn't work, the next step is euthanasia.  I simply can't fathom that thought.

Threepeat had a dental appointment this afternoon to fill two cavities that we found at last week's cleaning appointment.  It was a disaster.  They were able to half-assedly fill the one in the front tooth, but the back once had to wait.  He had a FULL BLOWN PANIC ATTACK.  Today was the first time he had felt the effects of novocaine.  That horrible, numb, tingly, freaky feeling.  I hate it...why shouldn't he?  Anyway, he was ok, but he had some pain when they started to drill, so the dentist decided to freeze him.  Ugh.  That poor little man cried, was shaking, had goosebumps....it was horrible.  They finished as fast as they could and I truly think it was a quick job, but it was done.  They were smart enough not to even attempt the second cavity.  We made an appointment for a couple of weeks from now for that one and the dentist told me to "request nitro".  LOL.  I've never had nitro, but have heard wonderful things.  I wonder if they will let me sit in the chair next to him with my own mask filled with nitro?  Yeah, didn't think so. :(

Ugh.

Anyway, that is what the Boy oh Boy oh Boy gang has in store.  That which doesn't kill us will make us stronger right?  RIGHT? Pin It

Saturday, 5 May 2012

I hate shopping

I hate crowds, smelly people, malls that are ALWAYS too hot, lining up to purchase my stuff, finding a parking spot, finding the car in the lot after I am done shopping.  HATE. IT.

Thank goodness for online shopping!  Now, I can buy whatever I need without ever leaving my house! HA!  Perfecto! 

Just after my Dad died, we bought some motorcycle wind chimes to remember him by.  They hang in the corner of our porch, gently chiming in the wind.  I love them.  Sadly, this winter, the chime pipe fell off and it no longer makes noise.  :(  So, I was in the market for a new set.  I decided to go for angel wind chimes.  I absolutely LOVE this one.  While I was looking around this website, I started searching for parts that we need for our basement.  I found altman faucets and showed them to Hubster....we are arguing over which one we like for our bathroom!  :)  Our friends just put in a new pool and I referred her to anthony pool parts so that she too can shop online!

What an awesome website to find pretty much anything you need!  Become.com = awesome! Pin It

Friday, 4 May 2012

Week's nearly over!

It's FRRRIIIDDAAYYY!!!  Can I get a "woot, woot!"? 

My gosh, what a looooong week it has been!  Crazy busy at work...CRAZY.

This weekend is supposed to be lovely, weather-wise.  I can't wait to spend a little time in the sun!  My excuse will be gardening and tidying up in preparation for our outdoor season!  YAY!

We have three bouncers out this weekend too, so we will be very busy to say the least!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend full of sunshine and love! Pin It

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Accidents happen

If you've been reading me for a while, you may remember the car accident that MIL and Boy Oneder were in. It was very scary. Thank God, no one was seriously injured. The situation could have been SO much worse. I can't imagine having to deal with serious injuries or God forbid, death. :( Sadly, many, many people do have to deal with such things every day.

Luckily for people in Florida, there is Fort Lauderdale Auto Accident Attorney. A place where they take care of all areas related to the accident from directing you to doctors, to contacting your boss to helping point you in the right direction for your car repairs.

When you have been in a serious accident, the right attorney makes ALL the difference. Over thirty years in the business makes them pros!

This post was brought to you by Attorneys at Law, Boone & Davis. Pin It

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