Saturday, February 25, 2006

Good luck? Bad luck?

I swear Derrick and I have the worst luck. Ever. Period. Once we start to get ahead everything starts breaking. It never fails. Usually its a vehicle. This time its household appliances. After Riley being sick, Derricks mom being in the hospital, I finally caught the sick-bug. I went to work yesterday. I attempted. I failed. I got home and there was a huge puddle of water under the hot water heater. I went to bed. I got up late last night, and dried a load of clothes. The dryer started screaming again. I swear I am going to start a freak show at my house. I can see the title now "Amazing dryer!! Screams like a pig in heat!! Leaking water heater!! Only leaks when you arnt looking, so you cant tell where its coming from!!! Come one, come all, see all the freaky appliances!!!" So anyway.... I started the dryer this morning and when it shut off, I went to get the clothes out, it smelled like something was burning. I unplugged it, but I am still a little worried about it. Guess we dont need clean clothes for next week? I am thinking that I will wash everything, drop Riley off and grandma and grandpa whites, and take it all to the laundrymat, so that it will all dry at once. Fun. I am sure the laundrymat in Villa Grove is first rate! I think that Derrick and I will be dryer shopping this week.

We still have not heard from Brian. I cant help but wonder what he is going through. Even though Brian is "macho" man, I have seen the emotional, tearful times more than I can count. I have to admit there was a time I didnt know what to think about Brian. When stacy and him started dating, it felt like we all grew closer. I think thats the Brian that is still around now. I have to admit, I am really worried about him and Lisa. I think after the pscho you want to evaluate every person that he dates. He doesnt need another psycho. I am worried about her not coming to the going away party on Sunday. I am sure that there is some reason behind it, but it just doesnt feel like she was being as supportive of him as I think that we would all like to see. I really like Lisa though, and think that she would make a great sister in law. Course I have to admit, at this point I still want Stacy!!

So I am doing the "great" cleaning today. I just spent the last hour and a half cleaning out kitchen cabinets. I dont know what it is about Derrick and I, but we can empty a box of food, and then we leave it! I had so many cracker, granola bar, fruit snack boxes, I could build Riley a fort! I still have the floors, the kitchen table, the fridge, and the pantry to go. Yuck. Then I might move on to the living room, but I am also feeling all my paper (scrapbook) call my name!!

Well I guess thats all the rambling for now....see what happens when I miss a day??

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Geting Better??

I think some of us are!

Riley seems to be improving. She is not coughing quite as much, so I think that the steriod is helping. Jen (Rileys babysitter) called me today, there is some concern that her little girl may have RSV. Derrick is home tomorrow with Riley, so there is no concern of her being to close before we know the results of the test. I am hoping for Savannah's sake that its nothing more than the bronchitis that she was diagnosed with today.

Derricks mom had her surgery late this afternoon. I talked to her late this evening. She said she is sore, but doing well. Her doctor has yet to discuss the results of her CT scan with her, so we dont know the extent of the bleeding at this time. It must not be to bad, because they are talking about releasing her tomorrow.

Brian has taken off for the sunny beaches of San Diego. Okay so more like the icky beaches of basic training. We have yet to hear if he landed okay, but I am assuming that he is not allowed to call. Meanwhile his psycho ex-wife is causing some havoc. She is up to something. Plain and simple. She is NOT to be trusted. She is saying that she is "haivng such a hard time with this, and doesnt understand why". She had an easy enough time sending him to jail, right? She is so sneaky and wrong, I find it hard to believe a word she says.

So i finished a new scrapbook page last night... I will post it here for your viewing pleasure. Major kudos to our photographer, Amber, for the awsome pictures. You totally Rock!! (did I just do my first blog "shout out"??). Anyway here you go.....

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sickness, Sickness, all the sickness

Does it ever end? I dont think that this part of parenthood was fully explained to me. I was not prepared for this. We were up late last night, making friends with the nebulizer, and the patient advisory nurse. We went back to see Dr. Roberts today, and thankfully all the RSV is gone. Dr. Roberts does think that she has developed asthma, so we are now starting a steriod in addition to the abuterol. Such is life. Poor little thing. She is finally sleeping, and peaceful, and seems to be feeling fine.

So after driving from home to work, back to Tuscola, and back to work, I am finally safe and sound right?? Guess agian. Derricks dad called this afternoon, and mom was being admitted to the hospital for internal bleeding. She has been taking coumadin ever since they found the blood clots, and they think she has developed an intestinal bleed as a side effect. Pretty big side effect if you ask me. They are going in tomorrow morning to place an umbrella filter in one of her veins. They are stopping the coumadin therapy, so they want to have a "stopper" in place in case one of the blood clots would come loose. This will prevent the clot from reaching her brain, heart, lungs ect.

Then the Illini had to go and loose. Those poor guys. I just feel like we are all hyped up from last season, and its so much pressure when they loose. I am thinking that this grossly effects our chances at a big ten championship this year. Poor guys.

Brian also left today. He came over late last night. I feel so bad for him leaving everything he knows, and venturing into this great unknown. I think that the Marines will be good for Brian, but that it will be an adjustment. I told him that we would write letters, and that i would bake cookies for him. We cant send him anything while he is in basic, so I will have to eat his cookies for him for the next 13 weeks. After that, I promise to stop eating and start sending.

Well I guess thats enough trauma drama for tonight. Better luck tomorrow.....

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