Friday, October 27, 2006

Finally Friday

It just seemed like a long week to me. I am looking forward to the weekend. The girls are next door right's so quiet. LOL. David is home and is just hanging out with mom. I think we may carve our pumpkin tonight.

This Sunday is the Rag-A-Muffin Parade a parade hosted every year by the North Massapequa Fire Department. They have had it now for a little over 40 years. The kids sign up and march down Broadway to the firehouse where all their registrations are entered into a drawing for bikes, ipods, video game players, etc. Then they serve hotdogs and orange drink and a small snack. They have so much fun. I hope the weather is good. They say tonight into tomorrow is going to be winds gusting up to 50 mph and heavy rain. I hope it's all cleared up by Sunday.

Well I am off to go and make my meatloaf for dinner.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Monday News

Well it was a nice weekend. My niece came over Friday night and spent the weekend. She was so sweet and sat and helped Brittany with her reading one night which Brittany has been struggling with. Saturday, Kaylee had a great time at a birthday party she was invited to for a boy in her class.

Alan is doing well after his shoulder surgery. He just started therapy today and said he feels better.

I'm doing good. The pocketbook party was great I got a cute knock off Black Coach bag and wallet with a couple of cute coach key rings. We had a nice time just getting out and having a fun ladies night.

Today started off with my neighbor coming over saying she had to take her daughter to the hospital for a tick that was stuck in her daughters head. My daughter rides the bus with her to school in the morning so we take turns in the morning dropping off at the bus stop. Then at 10:15 am I got a phone call from the school principal telling me that everything was alright but my daughter Brittany's bus was involved in an accident on the way to school. Brittany said it was a different bus driver than normal and he seemed to be going a little to fast and hit the back of someone's car blowing out the bus tire and breaking a window on the car. Thankfully everyone was ok which was the most important part. The principal said he went right over to the scene of the accident to be with the children and everyone was good. They got the new tire for the bus and got everyone to school by 9:45 am 45 minutes late. I talked to my neighbor later on this evening and told her that she was lucky her daughter wasn't on the bus today and she was very surprised. She said they were able to get the tick out and it was being sent out to be tested to lime disease just to be sure. It seems they were upstate NY visiting and it was a very wooded area.

I went with my mom to the vet again to take her dog Lady (black lab) to the vet because she had to be re-checked from and ear and eye infection. The ears cleared up really well but her eye is still red so the doctor gave another ointment with cortisone to help speed up the healing. We went and dropped Lady off at home and then went out to lunch at the diner and then ran to Target because I wanted to pick up a web cam. My sister had got one and I had always wanted one. Great for chatting with people you don't get to see often. I was playing around with it this evening.

David got home after attending a homework club and brought home his best friend Amanda. She hung out and did homework with him and when Alan got home later on, we all went out to Friendly's for dinner and dessert.

Now I am just relaxing, doing my breathing treatments and then watching Two and A Half Men, Justice and CSI: Miami.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Poor Kitty

Hello. Well it's been a busy day today. I went with my mom to take her cat to the vet. She had been starting not to use her litter box and has been losing weight. The doctor ended up finding that her lymph nodes were swollen and that she had a hard lump on her back and some lump on her stomach as well as a swolllen tyroid glad. The cat "Binkie" is 17 years old. Her sister (litter mate) who my friends mom had died three years ago of stomach cancer and it really looks like that is what Binkie has now. She is very comfortable for now and if it comes down to her being in pain or uncomfortable then we will have to consider maybe putting her down. I hope it doesn't come to that though and she can just pass peacefully.

After the vet, I stayed at my parents house for a bit and chatted with my mom and dad for a bit and then ran home and got Brittany off the bus and headed straight off to her religious education class 6 miles away but she needed to be there for 4:15. Let's just say we just made it there sitting in rush hour traffic. She is in second grade this year and will be making her communion on Saturday, May 5, 2007. I will probably be having a party for her the same day for her. My sister who I am not getting along with right now is Brittany's Godmother so I don't know how that will go over if we are still not on speaking terms.

This weekend my other sister is having a pocketbook/jewelery party on Saturday that I am looking forward to going to. My best friend Alison is coming too. Oh and I just found out recently that my best friend Alison is also pregnant with her first child after almost 2 years of trying. I am just so happy for her and her husband. I know how long she has wanted a baby. She has also asked me to be the Godmother. I am just so happy and excited for her!! She is due the end of April.

I also put up the pictures from our pumpkin picking this past Sunday. We had a real nice time. If you'd like to see the pictures go >> Here <<

Well I am off to do some visiting. I have been neglecting that alot this week sorry about that. I also want to go and watch Lost and CSI: New York.

Big Hugs!!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Getting Chilly

Hello, boy the weather here is really starting to get chilly. I actually layered up in a heavy sweater today. I can't believe that upstate in Buffalo NY just had 2 feet of snow already. I'm feeling better from my strep throat and so is Kaylee. Kaylee ended up being home all this week with an ear infection and a fever.

Today was a cleaning day. I tore my bedroom apart, and gave the kitchen, living room, dining room and bathrooms a good cleaning. The girls and David each worked on their rooms as well. Though their versions of cleaning are much different than mine. It seems with running around all week Saturday is the only day to do anything. I am still working on laundry which I haven't done all week too.

I got my new laptop computer on Thursday and It is really nice. I am really enjoying being able to use it around the house instead of always being stuck in one room on my office desktop. It's also so nice and light only 5 lbs. my other laptop was so much heavier. This is much more portable.

I also finally got some pictures up from our vacation in July to Maine. Guess because of what happened with my sister I just never really wanted to look at them. I enjoyed the trip and all but guess with what happened by the time I got home I had no desire put them up. Click >>Here <<

Tonight, when Alan got home, we all went to IHOP for dinner and then stopped at Dunkin Donuts so I could get a nice hot caramel latte...gosh they are so good. We came home and the kids went to sleep. Alan and I are now laying in bed in the middle of watching some action movie "The Marine". I just really can't get into it at the moment. He also got the new movie "Employee of the Month" with Jessica Simpson. Maybe we'll watch that tomorrow.

Sunday, we are going to Schmitt's Farms to go pumpkin picking with my Mom and the kids. Hopefully the pumpkins are better this year. Last year they were terrible because there was just too much rain. I am also looking forward to getting some nice apples...especially Cortland apples they are my favorite and some Long Island potatoes so I can make a nice stew this week.
Hugs to All,

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Surgery Went Well

Alan did really well. He has been in pain on and off for the last few days as would be expected. He is on extra strength vicodin for the pain. The first couple of nights I didn't get to sleep much. I got up every 2 hours to ice his shoulder, give him his medications and massage his arm so it didn't get stiff in the sling. Let's say I think he really enjoyed the attention. We took off his bandage today and he has two incisions on in the front of his shoulder and one in the back. He goes back to the doctor next Monday to have the stitches taken out.

We were able to get out a little bit over the weekend on Sunday. We finally got to the Italian Street Fair by my parents house in Massapequa. It's nice because we can use their driveway...and let me tell ya...if it wasn't for being able to use their driveway I would of had to walk blocks. Last weekend it was rained out. It was such a nice day and Alan was looking forward to getting out for a little bit. The kids played some games, Kaylee won a goldfish on her very first ball. Brittany won a big stuffed monkey with her big brothers help. Overall it was just nice getting out as a family. We were getting ready to leave, because I was meeting my sister Michelle back at my house, when my sister and her boyfriend pulled up in the driveway right behind us as we were getting the kids in the car. My sisters boyfriend got out of the car and came and said hello and was wondering if we were pulling out so we could switch spots because there was no parking because of the Fair. It was nice to see him again. My sister of course sat in the car. I am actually happy she did. I was very uncomfortable just knowing she was there it just brought up a lot of angry feelings. David just jumped in the car and said he still does not want to see her. Alan said to me are you still as mad as you were and I said "yes" he said wow I have known you 17 years and I cant remember when you were ever so mad at someone before but he totally understands. I told him maybe one day but not till she admits what she said.

Monday, the kids were home from school because of Columbus Day . I went to the Dr. for a follow up and because I am still not feeling so great. My throat has been bothering me. Well it turns out I have strep throat. So I was put on a stronger antibiotic and a new medicine for my nebulizer machine to help clear up me lungs some more.

Today Kaylee woke up this morning with a fever again and another bad cold. I hope she didn't get my strep throat. Poor thing she just stayed in bed all day and slept. You know when your kids are real sick when they stay in bed all day and sleep. If she is no better guess we'll be back at the pediatrician.

Well I'm off to bed....

Friday, October 6, 2006

Alan's Shoulder Surgery

Alan is having his shoulder surgery today. We have to be at the hospital at 8:30 a.m. My mom was nice to come this morning to help get the kids on the bus and off to school. I am hoping Alan and I will be back in time for them after school. David will be home so I know he will get the girls from the bus if we run late.

I went with Alan yesterday to his distributor to pick up the new trading cards that came out and some other supplies he needed for the store. We also ran to Target. I bought Alan a nice comfy zip-up sweat jacket since he won't be able to get his arm into a sleeve. I can just put this over him. I wanted to get him slippers so he didn't have to worry about tying his sneakers with one hand and bending over to do it when he is in a sling, but he didn't want them. Men are just so stubborn sometimes. He insisted he will be fine. Maybe it's just me worrying too much. Not that that is bad right? I also saw a nice bag for my new laptop but talked myself out of it. Now that I'm home, I decided I want it. The hospital is right around the corner from a Target so maybe I will run there while Alan is actually in surgery so I don't just sit around worrying.

Well let me get going, I'll let you know later on how we made out.


Sunday, October 1, 2006

Rainy Sunday

Well today turned out to be a rainy Sunday so we ended up not going to our street fair. The rain stopped by afternoon but I didn't want to walk around in the dampness with my cold. My sinuses are killing me.

The girls friend from next door called and asked if the girls could come and play so it has sure been quiet with David and I home. David did some more reading. I ended up resting some more and doing laundry. I also watched a bunch of Lifetime movies. Not much else to do when your sick. LOL!!

I also spent some time researching on the because my laptop has been out of commission for the past month or so and I really miss having it. I have my regular office with my Dell Desktop but it's really nice to have the portability of the laptop. I can use it all over the house and yard. Well the battery went and so did my adapter. When I priced the parts I needed to get it going again, the adapter is $102 and the new battery is $211, plus shipping which came out to close to $330. It was just crazy. I said that is almost half of what I paid for the computer to begin with. I can use it but the charge only lasts for 25 minutes which stinks and it's why I don't really use it right now. So as I was resting in bed watching tv... I turned on HSN and saw that the today's special was a laptop which was a little smaller but has all the latest technology in it. The new Duo Core chip, 1 GB memory, Media Center XP, etc. It's nice and light too only 5 lbs. It's like my dell and certainly an upgrade from what I had on my other laptop so I ordered it. I like HSN too because you can just pay off in monthly payments rather than all at once which helped with our budget these days. I just got finished paying off a mattress set that I bought and love from them as well. Here is a picture of the laptop. Hopefully I will like it. If not...I'll just have to send it back.

Tomorrow there is no school because of Yom Kippur. My husband is Jewish but he really isn't practicing. We even live across the street from a temple. We raise the children catholic. Actually, Brittany will be making her communion this coming spring. Well I am going to run and make some dinner before Alan and the girls get home.



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