Friday, February 23, 2007

Whew! What a week...

Well last weekend we thought the cat was having trouble going to the bathroom (#2).. and on Monday when he wasn't better, actually he was doing much worse, we took him to the vet's. Turns out he actually had a urinary problem.. blockage/infection. He was to be released on Wed. but we were heading to Philly that day, so we arranged for him to be boarded until Thurs.

Well while in Philly on Wed. I get a call from the vet. He was doing fine, going on his own. We could pick him up Thurs. when we got back into town. Ok good. See you then. Well then on Thurs. just a bit before we were ready to come home, I get another call. He isn't going now. They may have to put in another cath. He needs to stay until Sat.

So this AM (Fri.) I give a call to see how he is doing. He is ok & going a little.. but the dr. was very worried about him being depressed. They wanted us to either come visit or pick him up. We picked him up. If we went to visit and then left him again, he'd have been even more depressed in my opinion.

So we got him about Noon. He's doing good, eating and drinking. Just very wobbly from the medicines. He has about a weeks worth to take plus is on special food for the next 6 months. We just have to watch him as he is leaking a bit. Right now he is curled up in a blanket sleeping on the couch. I know he is happy to be home. He's been giving a lot of kisses this afternoon.

On another note... Philly was good. Just happy to be home. The King Tut exhibit & Frankling Inst. were nice. We enjoyed everything. Didn't sleep at all in the hotel though. LOL I'll hopefully post some pictures this weekend.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Getting ready for some snow!

Well we are "supposed" to be getting hit with a winter storm here this week. Calling for possibly up to 8" of snow, plus maybe sleet or freezing rain. Can do without the latter for certain! But the snow we are looking forward to.

School-wise, last week was a bust. We've all had colds and felt miserable... so we didn't do much of anything at all but sat wrapped in blankets and drinking lots of juice and hot tea. Towards the end of the week, I was feeling tons better.. so I started some decluttering. I cleaned out my spices. Tossed a bunch that were VERY old. Made a new list of what I need from the store. I cleaned out the BIG junk drawer in the hutch in the kitchen. Tossed stuff from there and put all the odds and ends into containers. Now I am moving on to magazines. I have the past 6+ years of Family Fun magazines stored in magazine holders. So I started going through these. Last night I went through about 20 while watching the Grammy Awards. So they are in a bag waiting for their new owner to come pick them up. LOL

We have our King Tut tickets!! Can't wait. We are going on the 21st, then staying overnight and check out some other attractions (Liberty Bell, etc) on the 22nd. Amanda is mad because I didn't do the mega-fancy hotel. LOL But hey they charge for their high speed wireless, so I wasn't going to pay even MORE!! hehe But were we are staying is nice and cute. And hey, we're only going to be there for 1 night.. so no worries. So anyways, we are all looking for to a mini vacation.

This week we need to focus on just Math and History. We are slightly behind in both. History is of course Ancient Egypt. So we are going to really buckle down and get caught up there.

So off I go, we have to go grocery shopping today and get some goods stocked up.. just in case this storm really hits us hard. :-)

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

I should be cleaning and food prepping.. but had to read through the paper first. ;) Then of course remembered I wanted to post quickly on my blog.. then, then, oh all right I'll make it quick so I can get to work. Sheesh.. LOL

Anywho.. Dh's friend & his girlfriend are coming over today. I'll be making our usual: Chili, *taco* dip with tortilla chips, steamers & mac n cheese. The taco dip is made from the steamers, then with taco sauce, lettuce, and cheese, sopur cream, and sometimes salsa. The steamers are made by the little market in town, not by me. hehe But I am making the mac n cheese this year, so that I can actually have some. Usually buy a thing for the kids, but they gobble it up too quickly. I'll make some brownies, and some other little things maybe.

Oh I have to mention this.. last night when I was making supper for Dh, ds, and I (dd was at a birthday party.. when she is home, I do make supper for her as well ROFL), ds had me laughing. I had the oven on preheating, and started smelling something burnt. I had forgotten that some food dribbled out the previous day, and didn't wipe it off. Well ds yells into the kitchen "Um.. Mom? Not to be rude or anything, but whatever you are making does NOT smell very good!" I laughed and said " No Jake, it is some spilt food I forgot about and it is what is stinking up the place. Supper is not even in the oven yet." He was releived, I think. LOL Gotta love 'em. It was a new recipe I was trying, and he didn't care for it too much. But ate a bit before dumping it out. ;) Just to be nice I suppose. LOL

Friday, February 2, 2007

Not getting much done..

This past week we haven't gotten much book work done. A little math, science, and geography.. but not all I had planned. We were also planning to go to the MD Science Center on Wed. but hubby has been sick again. So we stayed home. Now Jake is starting off with a sore throat. *Crossing fingers* that it won't go past that.

So, hopefully one day next week we'll get to go. We also have a field trip to Petco. That should be fun.

So what have we done this week then? Jake has read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. He read that in a day. I wanted to read through them again and was waiting for the aducio discs from the library, but he went ahead with book 1. We're going to work our way through them all before movie 5 & book 7 come out in July. I've read all teh books so far, but the kids haven't gone past the 2nd.

Amanda spent yesterday with her friend. She had a good time. She's been really having an issue with cabin fever I believe, so I am glad she's been out doing things with friends more lately. Because to be honest, the kid is driving me insane!! lol

Jake's been acting up as well and has had all his games (pc, PS2, Wii) taken away for the last week or more. So he is slowly earning these back. I've been letting him on the Wii, but only the sports games (phys Ed!!). I did allow him online last night and this morning a bit. So far so good. We'll see how long it lasts!
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