Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Saga continues....

Today really was a much better day--no real major problems with the kiddos. But during a much needed rainstorm, Mark calls to tell me that he broke the key to his truck off in the door. And I had to take him my extra key. Luckily, the storm quit and I loaded up the boys to go take him a key at work. I don't know how he does that ride everyday! I'm worn out and I just did it once!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Okay--when's it gonna get better????

Here's the rundown of today's excitement...took N to doc for a check on his mouth--looking good. Phew! Came home to continue laundry and cleaning from last nights sickness. We figured out why SIL's carpet shampooer wasn't working--had a broken belt and it has to be ordered. I'm not waiting to get the darn thing so Mark goes and buys us a cleaner of our own! YAY! Didn't need to spend the money, but I want ALL the germs gone! Anyway, I digress. We got home from the docs and the boys went absolutely haywire! Harrison obviously was feeling better and OMG! Well, they are playing in there room when I hear a crash and Nevan starts screaming...I run to see what's going on and he has attempted to climb up their chest of drawers and it has fallen forward on him and has him pinned to the bed. I slam the chest of drawers against the wall!!! GRRRRR! I've had supports for that thing to anchor it to the wall for how long??? That's a whole other post! So, my nerves are shot. I get supper done and tell the boys we'll go out to play on the swingset for a few minutes before bath time. I notice 2 wasps on their teeter-totter thing and as I'm telling Nevan to come play at the other end of the set one just dive bombs him and stings him. This makes his 4th wasp sting this year! They love him for some reason!

What else could possibly happen next????? I'm exhausted!

Oh and not to mention all the issues I'm having with trying to figure out how to get the boys to listen to me! Mark seems to think a goo spanking is what they need, but spanking doesn't work. There's gotta be another tried and true method to straighten out their behavior! And I need to find it soon!

Things aren't getting better....

I woke Saturday morn at 1 am vomiting. YUCK! Then I ran a fever and felt like crap all day. Finally got my appetite back around 8:30 pm. We thought it was just me. But then this evening at bedtime, Harrison starts vomiting! It's 12:02 am on Monday morn and I'm still doing laundry and cleaning. I just had to come downstairs to take a break! PRAY no one else gets sick! Especially my husband 'cause he's the worst patient!

Friday, August 17, 2007

To make a bad week worse!!!

Nevan, my dear Nevan--the one whom I said would keep us in the ER....

He fell off the couch today (was probably jumping on it--he knows better!) and apparently had a stick in his mouth. Said stick punctured the roof of his mouth. Blood everywhere! Went to the ER and was only there about an hour. They said there really wasn't much they could do but put him on antibiotics and pain meds (I was hoping for something that would make him sleepy--not so lucky!) But now that it's not so bloody looking, there's a really nasty hole/gash in his mouth. I'm not sure I'm comfy just letting it heal on it's own. I'm thinking we may need a 2nd opinion. I'm really stressing about this and am so upset about it!

Now...where's that straight jacket?????

Wow! Where did a month go?

We have been extra busy it seems--I can't keepup with where I'm supposed to be and when. Let me see what's been going on--in reverse order...

Yesterday met Christy and Camden in Newton to check out Old Soldiers Reunion festivities. Decided it was too darn hot to stay for the parade and went to daddy's. Ate dinner at J&S.

Wednesday--took boys to playground at Asbury.

Tuesday--THE DAY FROM HELL!!!!! Tammy and I decided to take all the kiddos to the mall to play in the cool. All was well until I got money out of the ATM so I could let the boys ride the carrousel. I put a $20 in the token machine and got $20 worth of tokens! Mall wouldn't refund my money, so I had to go around asking people with kids if they would buy the stupid tokens off me. All the while, Pierson is screaming because he's hungry and Nevan's crying cause I wouldn't let him ride the first round because he wasn't listening and was running off. My blood was boiling!!! I haven't been so upset, aggravated, mad in a LONG time! Then after I got rid of all the tokens, we went back to the play area so I could nurse Pierson. Nevan decides he'd rather be at the arcade and goes by himself!!!! He got a nice, long time-out for that since I couldn't beat him in public! LOL!

Monday--stayed here all day and the boys played with Anna.

Sunday--we were lazy and got up late--so we missed church. But went to the flea market instead--was too hot. ONly ended up staying an hour or so.

Saturday--hum--what was Saturday??? Don't remember...oh, I remember! DUH! How could I forget?!?! Took H to see "The Lion King" with Em & Stevie in Charlotte! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING SHOW!!! Went to eat dinner with Mark's mom at RO's and Tony's!

Friday--a week ago--had to take Pierson to the doc because he had run a fever the night before. Didn't want to risk going the weekend and him having an ear infection or something.

That's as far back as I remember specifically--but in the last month, Harrison has had 2 weeks of swimming lessons, Both went to one Bible School with Anna, and then Nevan went to VBS at our church. Mark brought home 8 baby chicks--of which we still have 5. Mark's been working overtime--YAY! Pierson can roll over from his back to his belly. Oh, attended my friend's wedding in Clemson, SC on the 4th. We still have Anna's b-day party to attend and orientation at preschool on the 30th. Thank heavens that preschool starts Sept 4!!! I'm ready for that little break!