Thursday, August 31, 2006

About my foot

So on Monday driving up to Lake Tahoe we stopped in a podunk town for lunch. After lunch I changed Cori's diaper in the car and walked across the parking lot carrying her to throw it away. I stepped in a pothole with my left foot, it twisted and I went down on my right knee. I had to have Steve help me back to the car.

Now I've twisted and sprained my ankle's many many times and was sure that it was all I'd done. So I put off getting it x-rayed for a couple of days. Finally I went in on Wednesday and got it x-rayed. The urgent care dr. said it was broken in two maybe three spots and that he was sending the x-rays to the radiologist at the hospital to look at. They put me in a boot and gave me drugs and sent me on my way.

I got a call earlier this week from the urgent care calling to say that the hospital radiologist said it wasn't broken, but that there were some significant problems with my 5th metotarsal (no clue on the spelling there) and to make sure that I was seeing an orthopedic surgeon this week. So I went to the orthopedic surgeon today. Two hours, 6 x-rays, and 5 minutes with the foot and ankle specialist the verdict is that it is broken in two places- but that neither of those two places is the 5th metotarsal. I'm still in the boot for 6-8 weeks, I'm supposed to stay off of it as much as possible (do you hear the laughter??) and it hurts like crazy.

Add to that my 5 cavities I got filled on Tuesday, two of with were really deep and my mouth is still throbbing...

So- who wants to come clean my house while I lay around with my foot up, with ice on my cheek, and popping pills?

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hello? Is anyone still there?

I feel like I've fallen out of the blogosphere. I've been on vacation for a week without the internet and came home and it was time for school to start. Crazy! So now it's Wednesday and the first day of school and I'm still recovering from vacation- also? I've got a broken foot and had five cavities filled on Tuesday.... I'm feeling overwhelmed and swamped with 'things to do' yet have been on so many painkillers that I've not got the energy to do them. That includes blogging. I've been doing a lot of staring at the computer- but finding the energy to think about something and type? That I don't have... I'll be back soon with pictures from lake tahoe (where all three of my girls caught a trout 18, 16, and 14 inches) and where we got completely filthy on a regular basis. Fun for everyone.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Feeling blah...

It's been a blah week.

Luckily we're leaving town on Monday to go to Lake Tahoe! I'm excited to get away and hang out with just Steve and the girls. We've not been camping in forever. So yay! I'll see you all in a week!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


What I did today:
Got kids dressed and fed and out the door in record time
dropped them off at my mom's
drove to NBF Emily's
drove to car shop
dropped off car for brake change
drove with NBF to gym
she dropped me off
worked out with personal trainer
told him thanks but no thanks on the extra $35 a month to meet with him for a 1/2 hour a month
did cardio
high fived Em on her way in and took her car keys
ran home and showered
ran back to the gym to pick up Em
Got dropped off at my mom's
read Annika and story and got her to lay down
left kids with my sister and my mom and I went to lunch to celebrate my dad's birthday
and voted
went to dollar store for balloons
visited friend Mona in the hospital
saw her adorable new baby girl (she has two boys so far)
picked up car
picked up kids
came home
fed kids cereal for dinner
had a smoothie
held Cori (she's got a fever)
held Cori some more
gave her drugs
wiped her down with a wet washcloth
held her
held her
stared at the mess of a downstairs
held cori
talked to Steve while holding cori and staring at the mess in the office
took cori upstairs
Made the girls (well, Ashley) clean up toys
put cori to bed
started load of pee laundry
picked up loft
came and blogged
it's 9:49 and I'm ready for bed.

But tomorrow...
I've got a 9am appointment at the gym
10:00 playgroup at the park
clean my mess of a house
make treats
plan enrichment for the next month or two
6:30 planning meeting at my house
7:30 craft night at my house

I hate days like this- it was nice- but I like to be home a little. I can't imagine being gone all day everyday.

Happy Birthday Dad.

Today would have been my Dad's 54th birthday. Tomorrow marks five months since his death. My parent's anniversary (would have been 31) is also this month. I can't belive that it's been that long. So Happy Birthday to a great man.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Where did Saturday go?

Tonight was our date night. We have a dating circle. We have two other couples that we swap kids with so we can go on dates without paying a babysitter. So of every four weekends two we get to go out for free (well, without paying a babysitter) and one we babysit five other kids. The fourth night we all get babysitters and go out together.

So we dropped off the kids and went to Henderson to pick up some camping stuff for next week (we're going camping at Lake Tahoe). Then we went to Carrabba's for dinner. Much better then Olive Garden or Macaroni Grill for sure. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous! We'll be going back.

I also went to the gym today (before the hot date). Seriously it feels so good. Plus the kids love the daycare so it makes it easier to go. I have no excuses now! Woo! I'm shocked at how good it feels though- I think I can get addicted. Monday morning I'm trying out a Pilates class. I'm excited and a little nervous about that. So far I've just been doing cardio followed by doing the weight machines. I'm feeling it for sure though.

Meme by Cori

Cori got tagged for this meme by Howie over at Many Mundane Moments...

3 things that scare me:
*Annika picking me up by my neck
*Mom walking out the garage door without me
*being in any room by myself with the door shut

3 people who make me laugh:
*Mommy (I like her best)

3 things I love:
*walking and carrying anything (and depositing htem in random places)
*people crawling and chasing me while growling

3 things I hate:
*getting anything taken away from me
*my mom leaving me for any reason
*being pushed down by Annika

3 things I don't understand:
*Why I can't reach things
*that it isn't okay to hit
*Why everyone else is so much bigger then me

3 things on my floor:
*Megan's sheets
*Megan's clothes
*some paper that Megan ripped up (can you tell who I share a room with?)

3 things I'm doing right now:
*Sucking my middle fingers
*dreaming about lunch

3 ways to describe my personality:

3 things you should listen to:
*me trying so hard to talk
*me laughing
*my frantic screaming when Annika tries to pick me up

3 things I want to do before I die (in other words, 3 things my mom wishes for me)
*To realize your dreams
*To love to learn
*To be a healthy, happy, functioning and successful adult

3 things I love to eat:
*String cheese

3 things I'd like to learn:
*how to get annika to leave me alone
*how to open doors
*how to put clothes on by myself

3 shows I watch:
*Baby Einstein (with my friend Sarah)
*Bear in the Big Blue House
*Chicken Little

3 babies I tag:
Eve at It's a Beautiful Morning
Finn at It's a Mad World
Birdie of The Mama

go me!

I joined a gym. Woo! I've actually gone- double woo!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Darn it! I need a camera phone!

Saturday while eating lunch at Subway a guy rode past on his Harley Davidson.... bicycle! Looked like a Harley- had saddlebags- he was decked out completely like he was on a motorcycle... as he peddled past. It was fabulous!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

My first digital scrapbooking page!

I did this today! I'm so excited. I'm sending it to Megan's cousin Audrey (They're like 6 weeks apart in age) with the text that is there- but I'm going to change the text and print it out for Megan's scrapbook. Fun huh?

(Click to see it bigger)

My phone just rang

The caller?

Nevada Cops Ass.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

fairy cake

This was for my friend's little girl's birthday- it was fairy themed. Personally I love the mushrooms...
It was an ice cream cake. The green is all buttercream- everything else is fondant (hand molded).