Sunday, July 26, 2009

sunday off!

So I have had the last couple sundays off and I have the next couple off. I am suspose to work every other sunday but it has been working so my girls that work with me can only work on the weekends, poor me. So we loaded up the kids and went to the water park with my mother in law and the wifes' nieces. The weather was questionable early on so the park wasn't crowded at all.

we had a good day the weather was great, I got lots of sun,the mother in law and I didn't fight. the kids had fun and isn't that the point. hope you all are enjoying your summer, we are having a great easy laid back summer i don't even want to think about it ending.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

lessons learned

So I have never posted much about my health but I am severely anemic. I haven't even seen the low end of normal forever. I hit normal after 3or 4 units of blood or 5 or 6 iv iron treatments but that never lasts. I have a heavy duty iron pill that I am suppose to take .... but I don't. They make me sick to my stomach and they make me hungry all the time. Figure that one out. however since my last Dr visit and the news that I am dropping faster than normal I have started taking the meds as I should and doing the stupid b12 shots each week. So went in yesterday to have levels drawn and the doc is prepping me for my next round of iv therapy. He says that this time we will do iv iron and 4 units of blood. He would set me up me up with a central line so they wouldn't have to stick me all the time. blah blah blah... So I am sure that he must see something that I don't I assume he knows what's going on. I left and went to work to look into the short term disability and what not. I like to have all my ducks in a row so I know what's going on with life. Anyway I get a call this morning from the nurse ......My levels are up in low range of normal. you could have knocked me over with a feather. I am so happy! I guess the meds do work IF you take them like you should. who would have known. OK so lesson learned

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

lazy days of summer

I love it when I get two days in a row off. Last night the wife and I went out for date night. We went to the 12:02 show of the new harry potter movie. I thought it left a bunch out but since she hasn't read the books she thought it was good. Then we slept in late today and went to the water park with the kids. The day at the water park was good. I got to see my boys grow up a bit today. E had to take a swim test before he was allowed to go down the big slides, he almost gave up and decided he didn't want to but the big slides looked like to much fun and he jumped in and did the test and passed with flying colors. S wasn't sure about the water when we first got there but with a bit of coaxing he finally was in the water and having a ball. I was great to watch him concur that fear and enjoy himself. K has changed so much this summer. Getting away from the awful boy of last summer has done her so much good, she is once again a happy teen girl. Now we are all home a little burnt and very worn out going to settle in and watch a movie and eat popcorn,and I am off again tomorrow!!! enjoy

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I want to be one of the cool kids

Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Have fun and be truthful
1 What is your occupation right now? photographer!
2. What color are your socks right now? no sock it's summer
3. What are you listening to right now? the wiggles
4. What was the last thing that you ate? pork chops the wife fixed for dinner
5. Can you drive a stick shift? yep
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? the wife
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? I copied it so sure
.8. How old are you today? 34
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? hockey go blue jackets
10. What is your favorite drink? espresso
12. Favorite food? seafood
13. What is the last movie you watched? Little shop of horrors
14. Favorite day of the year? christmas morning
15. How do you vent anger? I swear and throw things
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? my bike
17. What is your favorite season? fall
18. Cherries or Blueberries? both
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? duh
20. Who is the most likely to respond? I think everyone has done it
21. Who is least likely to respond? dawg
22. Living arrangements? 1 partner, 1 weiner dogs, 1 weimeraner 3 kids and 3 outside cats
23. When was the last time you cried? not sure
24. What is on the floor of your closet? way to many purses
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest? tara
26. What did you do last night? vegged with the wife
27. What are you most afraid of? spiders stupid little things
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Cheese..i'm going plain never had a spicy hamburger
29. Favorite dog breed? weiner and weimeraner
30. Favorite day of the week? any day all my kids are home
31. How many states have you lived in? 1
32. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds
33. What are your favorite flowers?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

evening stroll.

So the wife and I decided, well I decided the wife and S would accompany me on my walk this evening since I missed the gym this morning. we live about 2 miles from the local state park in pretty much the middle of n0where. So we get S in the stroller and get to the end of our driveway and start up the hill when I hear a cat meowing. I look back and here comes K's cat. this cat is 12 years old and started life out as a stray. It has been with us since K was in preschool. It's a nice outside cat. K and this cat are always together when K is outside, the cat acts more like a dog a lot of the time. Anyway I told the wife that she needed to get the cat so it didn't get hit by a car. She grabbed the cat and I told her she would have to carry it since I'm allergic. She just smiled at me at plops the cat down on the canopy of the stroller. Now get this the stupid cat laid down and went to sleep. I kid you not. Well we had walked about a half mile from the house when the cat jumps down and heads to a tree. I start screaming for it and the wife keeps walking she said she wasn't chasing the stupid cat. I said fine if she is gone when K gets home you can explain. So we kept walking and about 45 Min's later we come back to this spot and there sits the stupid cat. She looks at us like where have you been I would like to go home. So the wife scoops her up put her back on the stroller and off we go. this time the cat just sits there like she owns the world. I couldn't believe it. I told the wife well I guess this gives new meaning to walking the Pu$$y.

Monday, July 6, 2009

introducing S, not a baby anymore

just thought I would share some pics from yesterdays shoot. I took him out to a little park and he had fun playing with a squirrel. He has gotten so big, I think I'm going to miss my baby, now that he is growing up. Now If I could just get him to go to the potty alllll the time we may be on to something.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

oh what a day

So today Baby S turns 3 I guess that means that I have to stop refering to him as baby S. I can't believe that he is 3 it seems like just yesterday that we were looking for donors and planning on having a little one. It will be a low key day since we had his party earlier in the week since the older 2 are at their fathers today. Speaking of the other two I think I am going to have to be heading back to court, I sent my middle man to his father in tears today. It breaks my heart that he has to go when doesn't want to. He asked his father today if he could just stay home and of course he said no. this sent E into tears and sobs. I can't imagine telling him he had to come with me if he didn't want to. I mean I know it would break my heart to hear that come from him but I think that I could be strong enough to do what is best for him or at the least what would make him happy. K told me she only goes so E has someone there that cares about him. Neither of them want to be there and I have avoided doing anything through the courts but I think that it maybe time to see what options they have. I never wanted to come between them and their father, but it seems that for all my good intentions he has managed to alienate them himself. I know that the reason I have put this off for so long is because I don't want the court battle that I know will follow. I know he will pull the gay card and even though I know that it shouldn't have any bearing on our case I always worry that it will. That and the fact that I don't like having to explain myself or my "lifestyle" again and again and again. Oh well I know that I am just feeling sorry for myself, I guess sending your child off in tears will do that, but I can't let the day be ruined. S turns 3 today and so I will cuddle him and we shall play, we will watch kipper and blue and I will get through this just like I always do with the love of my life beside me supporting me and our children no matter what. have a great day

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th

I hope that you have all had a wonderful and safe holiday. Our day started a little before 6am and we just got in at 11:30 pm. It was a long but fun day. the wife and I went with E's baseball team to a Cincinnati reds vs St Louis cardinals game today. We got to take 11 little boys to a game and on the way they called and offered to upgrade our seats to the club level seats for 3 bucks per kid. This meant that the boys got to eat and drink all the food and ice cream they wanted. The boys loved it and they put away lots of food. They got to see themselves on the big screen and they got to see their team name on the jumbo screen. they were very well behaved and we couldn't have asked for a better group of kids to be with. we drove to Cincinnati with some of the other mom and the wife and I got treated just like one of the team. We had a great time. then we hurried home packed up the other 2 kids and headed to the local fireworks display. baby s loved them. He sang twinkle twinkle little star. So now I am off to bed to sleep i hope and then tomorrow my baby will officially be 3 and we will have another busy day.