Monday, September 28, 2009

The last one to fall...

Thing One was cranky on Saturday.
While I ran to the grocery store, he fell asleep.
When he awoke?
Fever of 103.6!

Yep, he's got what we've all had....
or at least I"m hoping he's got what we've had and not he's got something we'll be getting.

For the most part, he's doing ok...he's our fever boy...functions pretty well with a fever that would send most people to the E.R. Just one of his quirks I suppose.

But for now, he's got a few days off from school...which of course has him happy as can be since younger brother is "off track".

And well, truth be told, it seems like younger brother is happy to have the company as well..

So while he might be down, nobody seems to be complaining too much...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Random Remarks from the Younger Thing

  • Last night he announced promptly at 8 p.m. "I need to hit the bed, gotta get some good rest in." Of course, I had to ask why are you so willing and ready to go to bed tonight? "Well, you know tomorrow we have THAT sub, the mean one that retired last year and if I"m gonna survive, I need to be well rested".
  • This afternoon, I catch him hitchin' up his pants...and he says "Yeah, I know, my pants don't fit anymore. I guess I haven't put on my winter weight yet!" (truth is this summer he stretched up and thus slimmed down through the middle. What I wouldn't give for that to still be possible once you are 40 something).
  • And finally, we were discussing how long his buddy would take to finish reading the book we loaned him (The Last Olympian: the buddy is itching to read it but the wait at the library is taking too long). I said 5 days (the kid loves to read). Thing Two said "Nope, more like 2 days, and let's up the ante, Mom...loser gives the winner a foot massage. Better start practicing 'cause you know I"m gonna win!" (sure, he's competitive when it comes to guessing how long his classmate will take to read a book...but can we spark even the slightest amount of competition in anything related to his own academic successes? Not a chance!)
Same kid tracked off today. Yep starting now, I will have him home for 3 weeks while his older brother has to get up and go to school. Wish us luck.................we're gonna need it!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What's new...

Good-Bye Maria, Hello Natasha....

Good-Bye SWAT Team, Hello FBI...

Good-Bye consultant with United, Hello Consultant with DiSH satellite

Good-Bye spoiled housewife eating bon-bons and facebooking, Hello Community College, RN-refresher training with countless hours of test taking and reading.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Picture Day

You know you are done with the whole "school picture" scene when you let your child pick out his own clothes for the photo op.

Oh, and when you promise him cash if he comes up with a cool but dorky look.

This year's photos should prove to be very interesting indeed! :)

Friday, September 11, 2009


Lest we never forget....September 11th
Fly the flag
Say a prayer
Thank a service member
Reflect and remember...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Twas only a matter of time...

As you may recall, a few years ago, I was confused as being the Things' Grandmother.

This evening, Hubby was wrapping things up with our roofers. Comes in handy when your hubby is fluent in Spanish, Si?

Not when he comes in snickering.....
Seems the roofers thought I was his mother....not the wife!

Time for a cut and color? Si Si Si!