I wish I could hug you Bridget.
Steph, I love your picture!
I confess I went back to the dentist for the first time in a couple years. I found out I have a cavity--my first ever, which is pretty amazing since I have avoided the dentist like the plague since becoming an adult. What is it like, getting a filling?
Hooray for not-sick days, Mandy! LOL
I haven't been to the dentist since 2004. Oops.
You & Madelyn are adorable Steph!!
I confess I am quite sad now.
Got at email from my mother. She thinks gram has had another stroke. I don't know what's going to happen. Mother can't keep trying to lift her and now gram helps even less. Mother has worsening scoliosis, and needs a knee replacement. When gram falls, she has to call the local fire dept to come the house to help get her back into her wheelchair or the bed.
I'm 250 miles from them and can't do a dam ned thing to help.
I haven't been to the dentist since I was pregnant with Conner (2006). I HATE missing work for stuff like that. I have sick time and my boss is cool, but it's a remnant from being raised by a factory worker who lost pay if he missed work. I've gotten better about actually going to work sick though...I hardly ever do that any more.
Example: She can tell you 6 x 7 = 42, or 7 x 8 = 56. But if you ask her to say her times tables by 7's, she can't. So she can't remember the steps to transition from wheelchair to walker to go to the bathroom. Feet under knees, put left hand on walker handle, put right hand on walker handle, lean forward and rock, push up to standing. She has to be reminded of the steps EVERY TIME, frequently forgetting to visually check her left hand and foot positions since feeling and control are limited.
I hate AARP. They suck the money out of my parent's accounts and don't do jack crap. They've cut off nursing care and therapy just like Medicare, and don't help at all with the hundreds of dollars of prescriptions gram takes daily.
I am so sorry Krista
Dani (6) and Chris (4)
(hugs) for Krista and Bridget!!
I confess -- I love Audrianna! lol.. She was sitting on my moms bed with her while I was in the bathroom shaving my legs...
I heard my mom start singing "If you're happy and you know it" except the verse that I sing to Audri as "Shout Hooray" my mom sings "Shout Amen"...
As soon as my mom started singing that part Audri started making noises like from the Excorsist,
It was hilarious!
Just popping in to say that I'm so sorry Bridget and Krista. These are such difficult things that you are dealing with.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov
I'm so sorry, Krista. Big hugs...
Ashley, I laughed out loud at your post. Haha!
I attempted to take the twins to their first movie in a theater today, at the Baby Brigade matinee of Alice in Wonderland with Demigraf and her son. It worked for a little over an hour, but we'd already been in the car for almost two hours, and the twins started running around. I was willing to let them wander through the mostly empty aisles, but when DS headed up toward one exit door and DD went down the stairs toward another, I had to scoop them up and leave.
It was a nice day, though, so we went to two different parks and ran some errands.
I confess our washing machine is broken, and rather than spend the time in a laundromat, we've been taking our clothes to a laundry service that charges by the pound for wash and dry. It's actually not that much more expensive than doing it ourselves would be. Our new washing machine is on backorder, and I only have four pairs of underwear and three work outfits that fit my burgeoning shape.
Thank you! You should see the pouty face Ronin I didn't put in. It is so funny. Our second playground today was right next to some train tracks, and they were doing a major construction project on the tracks, so Ro got to see TRAINS AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT going back and forth on the tracks the whole time we were there. Every time one went behind a tree, he pouted, and every time a new one came by, he grinned.
Ah, what the heck:
I'm getting really excited now about meeting little Soren, too. I can't wait to see what he's like.
I love the new pics Lydia! There's something about Claire that reminds me of Mia. None of their individual features are similar though...maybe it's something in the face shape?
Which reminds me, it's been a billion years since I posted any pics.
I confess I love the new Lady Gaga & Beyonce video. So outrageous.
I confess that all this baking is making me chubby. I need to get a less fattening hobby.
Oh Bridget I'm so sorry. I hope this new chemo does the trick. My mama has horrible burns from her radiation.
Lydia, that shirt looks so great on Claire! And the pouty pic of Ro is awesome!
I can't believe I go back to work on Monday. BooHiss.
Lydia makes beautiful babies.
Sarah, I love baking but don't because I'll eat all of it. I guess it's a good thing I'll be working in a bakery soon.