I find it amazing how, when people around you are sick, you start to feel sick yourself. I have had a sick kid or husband since last Thursday and I've slept the majority of those nights somewhere other than my bed. Last night was with Zoe in the spare bed because she was throwing up all night! Every time she was sick, my stomach started doing somersaults and I would lay there thinking, "I am not going to get sick; I'm not really sick, it's sympathy nausea; I don't have time right now to get sick - I have WAY too much going on!" Thankfully, I have yet to get sick and Zoe seems to be feeling a tiny bit better - no throwing up since 7:15am!
On the way to dropping off the girls yesterday morning, Teagan threw up all over herself, her car seat and the back seat (hmmmm, not good for suede!). We spent a rather quiet day at home taking baths and doing laundry - lots of it! Duffy came home at 3:00 and pretty much went to bed for the night because he wasn't feeling too hot either. So, no book club for me last night! Zoe and I make Chicken Noodle soup and banana bread - yummy! I slept in the other room because I do NOT have time to get sick right now and Duffy is home today; for him to not go to work means he is REALLY not feeling well!
It will be a oh-so-fun day trying to keep the kid-o's quiet and occupied so Duffy can sleep and I can get ready for our garage sale tomorrow. Crap, that means I have to move the camper to move the boat to move the camper again! This should be fun!
It feels like forever since my last post! Life has been busy, busy, busy and I don't see it slowing down. No problem - I love having lots to do as long as I get some down-time at home. And blogging hasn't been high on the priority list!
Zoe goes back to school in 2 weeks and I can't believe we have one more year until kindergarten - I look at her sometimes and she looks so grown up. She has been quite the helper lately and is getting excited for school.
Teagan is pretty much potty-trained. She caught on so much faster than Zoe; I think it was because Zoe is such a cheerleader for her. Any time Teagan goes potty, Zoe is right there, "Good Job Teagan!", "Way to go!" "Yippee!" It's really fun to watch them both get so excited; except Zoe thinks she deserves a treat every time Teagan has success!
I've been getting stuff together for a garage sale this Saturday - I can't believe how much stuff I can get rid of in a year ! I am also working on a couple of craft projects (paintings for my spare room/office, finally finishing my "Black" painting and some photo stuff). I am also narrowing down my decorating decisions for my living room and dining room (it involves ripping out the carpet, doing some decorative painting, putting in new floors and doing some molding work!). All of this while trying to get my day to day stuff done, work, getting in a few trail runs (don't ask - I think I walk about as much as I run at this point!) Nevermind my dinner to some friends today (just had a baby), book club tomorrow, BBQ Sunday, craft group next Tuesday (at my house this time!) and pre-school open house next Wednesday! AAAAAHHHHHH. I did say I liked things busy!
Ok, better go finish my book for book club! I doubt I'll finish it since I want to do some painting too!
There have been a bunch of little things going on that have me a bit bummed out lately. My friend Harmony, who is pregnant with her 2nd baby, just found out she has to be on bed rest. Korah, her daughter is 16 months, and when Harmony was pregnant with her, she had to do the same thing and Korah was born 2 month premature. Harmony is a trooper but I know she is bummed and was so hoping for a "normal" pregnancy. She has a long way to go until her Dec. 2nd due date; thank goodness her mom is able to be here to help out and we'll be making lots of ice cream visits!
My girlfriend, Kristi, who is also pregnant, was supposed to have some time off this week and was planning to over for a visit. I was sooooo excited because since our moving to Sequim and her moving to Renton - we NEVER see each other! She ended up not being able to get away from work, thus isn't coming! Hopefully, she can get some time off next month and we are trying to plan to meet for dinner - we'll see, life seems to get in the way sometimes!
My bestest friend, who isn't pregnant (you aren't are you?????), had planned on coming to the NW in September but with buying a new house, getting settled in a new community, and her hubby's vacation schedule, had to put her travel plans on hold too! I'm half tempted to buy myself a plane ticket to go visit her! It is so hard not having your closest girlfriends acutally, physically close sometimes!
Positive things are:
There has been decent weather and sometimes it's actually warm!
I'm having a garage sale on the 23rd and will be getting rid of a bunch of stuff (if it doesn't sell, it's being donated - it is not coming back!)
our pictures from Jessie should be here soon - I'm so excited and can't wait to see them all.
My brother and sister-in-law, who is also pregnant, are coming home this weekend for a wedding we are all going to on Sunday. I can't wait for the day they tell us they are moving back!
I love a good garage sale. I love finding something that someone else is casting off that I can give a good home. We have found some GREAT deals living in Sequim: our tent trailer for $150 (we did have to put a $900 new tent top on it but still, it was a find!), tools for Duffy (all the old men up here get rid of nice stuff for super cheap); and all sorts of treasures for the girls (they usually go straight to our garage sale boxes!)
Here is my fab find of the week, AND it was free! I love finding great retro things and the colors totally go in my house! Right now, it is at home on a wall in my bedroom but it may be making it's home in the office!
I'm a wife, mom, sister, daughter, friend, chef, doctor, counselor, taxi driver, story-teller, house-keeper, personal shopper and part-time office assistant! I have 3 fun-loving, energetic and busy girls and a wonderful husband who puts up with all the girl-emotions!