Friday, October 31, 2008
- WC threw up not once, but twice, in her carseat on the way there- evidentally she doesn't do well with orange Gatorade on an empty stomach
- WC can never ever again have Versed because she turns into the devil- hitting, kicking, biting, spitting, basically thrashing around trying to hurt herself and everyone around her
- In fact, after 45 minutes of her beating us up, they had to give her hydrocodone in the recovery room to knock her out so we could get her to calm down so we could start home
- And upon arriving home, we had two flat tires
Mr. Sasha and I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. We are glad that the procedure went well and anxious for the bandage to come off so we can see it. We may or may not have another procedure done in six months or so to remove the rest of the scar tissue. If it look pretty good, we may just call it done. I needed a beer after all that was over and I'm not sure I want to do it again.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Now, these only go up to size toddler 8/9, which is what WC wears right now. She's got quite a bit of room left in the lilac , so I ordered the pink ones because I am weak and I cannot resist. Mr. Sasha may be mad at me, but they are only $12.99!
Edited to add: They now have the toddler 10/11 on there in lilac! Don't think I didn't order those too! Mr. Sasha, calm down. They are for next spring.....
Well, we haven't left yet. Turns out WC's surgery isn't scheduled until 12:30 tomorrow, so we'll just drive down in the AM and save ourselves a hotel stay.
So my main problem right now is how to keep her happy before the surgery tomorrow morning since she can't eat anything after midnight tonight. She can have water and gatorade until 9 am tomorrow though. I got a fabulous tip from a friend to get her some Sonic ice and let her "eat" that on the drive down tomorrow. I think once we get to the surgery center at 10:30 and start doing pre-op stuff, we can keep her distracted.
But I am open to tips and suggestions. I am packing lots of toys and books, including Aquadoodle stuff and coloring books and crayons. Lots of movies too since we have a portable DVD player.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We're headed south tomorrow to spend the night in a hotel since WC's hemangioma scar revision surgery is scheduled for Thursday morning. Assuming all goes well, we'll be headed home sometime Thursday afternoon since it's an outpatient surgery.
This is also one of my busiest times at work, so I'm trying to get quite a bit done before we leave tomorrow.
We'd appreciate your thoughts or prayers for a safe trip and an uneventful, successful surgery.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Small step backwards.
I thought that The Politician was all set to wear last year's Halloween costume, but at the last minute he vetoed the fireman jacket and chose to wear the Indiana Jones accessories he acquired at a birthday party on Saturday. We couldn't talk him into changing shirts. I do think the baseball T confused some people at the church festival. Someone asked if he was a hobo.
The Wild Child loved her costume. It was a little big and involved some last minute sewing (yes, I can thread a needle!) but it turned out fine.
Now we'll see how Friday goes. Will he be Indiana again, or wear the fireman jacket?
Friday, October 24, 2008
(note: only the Cappuccino color is $199- be sure you select that color!)
I have both the Marathon and Decathlon and they are both great. Just a few differences between them.
Marathon---The most basic model of the Britax seats. It harnesses to 65 lbs, rf 5 to 33 lbs. It has a rf tether, ff and rf lockoffs. Has the lever style harness adjuster, 4 harness heights, and the crotch strap does not adjust. It is very padded and comfy just like all the britax seats, and has about a million cover choices. Will last till the child is ready for a booster most likely. Good for children that need to rf still (under 33 lbs).
Decathlon- Harnesses to 65 lbs, rf 5 to 33 lbs. Has rf tether, ff and rf lockoffs. The ff lockoffs may damage seatbelts. It has a push button style harness adjuster, 4 harness heights (rumor is they may be a little taller than the ma/bv), and a three position crotch strap that gives 1 more inch of room as compared to the marathon and boulevard. It has infant inserts so is great for a small baby. It also has a removeable toddler head pillow. It has more limited cover choices than a marathon. Will last till child is most likely ready for a booster. Good for very small babies because of the infant insert but a ma/bv may be a better choice for an older child that won't need the infant insert.
These are fabulous deals!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Well, Lipstick. My schedule is pretty much "fit it in where I can". Weekday mornings are out since I'm already getting up at 5:45.... I simply can't make myself get up any earlier than that! I've also pretty much cut out organizations with weeknight activities-- like being a sorority advisor and Junior League. I really just need the weeknights to spend time with my family and take care of myself. (Although sometimes I do make exceptions for meetings with beer involved, like PTO or a miscellaneous girls night.)
Mon: I pick up kids and Mr. Sasha works out after work
Tues: Mr. Sasha picks up the kids and I work out after work
Wed: I pick up kids and Mr. Sasha works out after work
Thurs: Mr. Sasha picks up the kids and I work out after work
Sat: I meet a friend to run at 7:30 am
Sun: try to fit a run in if possible
We typically share dinner responsibilities and try to eat around 6:00 Monday-Thursday. Neither of us typically exercise on Fridays, as beer is usually in our future.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, if it's a nice night, I'll sometimes try to run outside after dinner.
As for where..... that all depends on the temperature! I'm super hot-natured and hate getting too hot- it makes me feel sick. If it's nice outside (read: cooler than 70) I'll try to run outside, listening to an audio book (currently: Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep a Secret?). If it's too hot or too cold or rainy, I'm all about the treadmill with a fan on my face! I've got tons of good TV on my Tivo I can watch while I run.
I'm trying to work in some strength stuff, but honestly, running is my true love. I get bored of Minna or Kathy Smith or the Firm gals. They just don't hold my attention. I'm not tired of Jillian yet, but she's only 20 minutes long......
So how do you all fit it in?
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Last week we took the kids to our church's pumpkin patch and let them pick out some pumpkins of various sizes. Mr. Sasha also got three bales of hay and some mums and made the cutest Halloween decoration in our yard. Yesterday morning we noticed that about half of our pumpkins had been stolen. Stupid kids. Pisses me off.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
You can tell they hastily did it, since the S'Mores picture isn't consistent with the others- it's the box rather than an individual packet.
But hey, they got it up there! Never knew I was so influential.....
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
First, I created my little S graphic. Now I don't have a fancy graphics program, so I use Paint- otherwise known as the PMPS (Poor Man's PhotoShop). I just created a text box and made a cute pink S and cropped it down to a square.
Then I followed the instructions at Dummies' Guide to Google Blogger to add the Favicon to my template.
Super easy! If you don't have Paint and would like some help creating the graphic, let me know and I'll be glad to do it for you.
The can't sit still long enough for me to even snap the pic. And I've got a Rebel, so there's no shutter lag time.
This one is funny because you can see WC in the background getting ready to pounce on P.
Yesterday I entered the kids in the Gap Casting Call. Now we've talked about this before-- don't go entering you own gorgeous kids and beating mine. Now, this isn't the pic of P that I entered since any pic you submit cannot have been "exhibited or displayed publicly through any means previously."
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
When I was growing up, all young boys had an autographed DCC picture on their wall.
Monday, October 13, 2008
So I just decided to do one big thank you post and list them all together! If I missed one, please let me know- my handwriting is terrible and some of it was hard to read!
from Because I Said So
from Julie at Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Thank you ladies for making my day many times over! One of these days I'll get around to passing them on......
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This is why the ladies watch GameDay:
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The Love Dare
I saw this at Sam's yesterday and picked it up.
I know, I know. You want to say, "Sasha, you always have grand plans for things that are 'projects'. You often buy things like this, read a few chapters, then get busy and they get pushed to the side. Remember 100 Pushups?????"
Yeah, yeah. Don't you judge me! I totally finished the Couch to 5K Plan!
And I think this is different. This looks cool. It's a 40 day program and the back of the book says "The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It's time to learn they keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. Take the dare!"
So I think I will. I think Mr. Sasha and I have a great relationship, but life is crazy these days with Mr. Sasha's biz, my job, two small children, and countless other things. I think I could use some reminders to put things in perspective and make our marriage "Fireproof".
It's about 2 pages per day to read, complete with relevant scripture and a dare. Today's dare: "For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything."
Want to join in?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Heck of a deal.
In my town, Wal-Mart seems to be the only place that carries it. My friend Amanda and I found it there last week and she picked one up and used a $2 coupon I gave her. (She told me last night that she LOVES this mascara! Told ya!)
Well, I got the right day this year!!!!!! Yay for Sasha!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Actually, I followed the step-by-step guide at The Blogger Guide and made changes to the html and it worked! Modifying your current html code insures you don't lose your widgets. (Although my Running Revolution blogroll seems to have gone missing....)
Off to tweak!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
If you'd like to enter my contest, leave me a comment before 9 pm CTS on Friday and I'll chose a winner!
Contest is closed, winner announced above! Thanks for participating!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Any ideas on good places to get one? I would like something simple like what I have now. No busy background or patterns- just a solid color.
I am finding some stuff on modifying the html myself, and I may give that a shot. Unless of course, someone has a simpler idea.
Look how pretty she is these days! (I was just thinking I've got her "before" bangs...)
Here's a link to her myspace page- she has some pretty songs.
So what weird random thing are you thinking about right now?