Monday, July 25, 2011

Where has the summer gone!!

Time to register the kids for school! Three different schools! I have just been so busy I have not had time to sit down and breathe let alone put together a square! And The next few weekends are still all busy and scheduled out! Not to mention Aug 8th I get a new baby (in daycare not me!)! Whew! It will be a busy time!
This past week was an...adventure!
My Lillian was in camp all week. Monday began well, but had a seizure at camp. This is her 4th one in as many weeks. We have added a new med on and are praying this will help keep them under control! She had a blast at camp, even though temps were up over 100!! This is her 6th year at this camp and they are so very wonderful with the kids! Every year they make a big production of presenting them with their camp shirts, and I have to say they are Lillian's prize possessions!! I just love to see all of the children there each year and how their faces just light up when they are each called out and praised for their individuality!!

We have also been working on potty training with one of my daycare kids!! She is doing great!! I told Mommy that she was ready and Mommy just looked at me like I had grown a third eye! I told her not to worry (and right now I only have one kid and if I am gonna get on it now is the time!)!! One week and I was informed only one accident over the weekend!! Yay Ella!!
         Well then there was my adventure to the ER!! No clue why! Heart palpitations and thought I was going to pass out!! Had a little high BP, and accelerated heart rate! But am glad to inform ya'll that my heart is where is should be, my lungs look great, and the kicker is, I do have a brain!! Yay!! had to laugh that every person there kept informing me that I was NOT pregnant (had a tubal 9 years ago, which was also the last time I had been in a hospital!!)!! I am a generally calm person and as I was trying to find a ride to the hospital and a place for Ella to be everyone I talked to seemed to be freaking out! I guess it is because they all know that I am not one to ask for help and if I am.... well there is something just not right! But all is well and I keep having to tell everyone that!! My Honeyman (who is a fireman and a paramedic) told me not to scare him like that again! The kicker is we think it was a reaction to vitamin B6!! A vitamin of all things! Who knew!!
    Saturday night my band played! It was the first time in a long time I have done three sets and I just have to say my chops where a screaming!! We have begun to schedule a lot more than just one saturday a month and there are a few months coming up that we have 4 one month!! AAHHHH! Don't get me wrong I love playing (If I have never said it before I play Sax, flute, piccolo, and sing in my band) but this is only for entertainment for me! It is not a full time thing!! I am hopeing this will slow back down, too!!
I do hope the summer is trating everyone well! And I do hope I can get a stitch in...soon!!!
Keep cool, relax, and have fun,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vacation part 2....and camper update!! hehe

OK so I realized that in my blog I did forget the kicker of my trip...We got a phone call on Tuesday, my Honeymans Grandmother was in the won't be long now! Ok lets back up for a moment and qualify this! She has been on CHF for EIGHT years now! Had untreatable cancer for Three years and we have had more than our share of 'it won't be long now! Well my Father-in-law began his arguous trip hoime from Iraq, just in case. My husband told them to keep us informed. We had just gotten to TX from IL and we continued on with our vacation plans. We recieved the call Friday morning that she had passed earlier that morning. But Honeymans Father was still not home and would not get in till Sunday and with the holiday nothing would happen till Tuesday! So we continued once again with our trip and did make it home on Sunday. And my laundry, housework, stitching, and Yard work has not been touched since We got home it has been GO GO GO!! I REALLY NEED A VACATION!!! LOL
My Honeman did go out and trady our camper in on a new one!I would put pics on here, but every time I try I get an error in saving grrrr!! It is eight foot longer than our old one and we have been talking about it for About two years now! So...if you would like to look up pick it is a 2011 Keystone Sprinter COPPER CANYON 324FWBHS! We get to pick it up this Saturday! YAY!  Our old one will be missed, but we will love the new one even more!!
Happy Camper,

Vacation part 2....and camper update!! hehe

OK so I realized that in my blog I did forget the kicker of my trip...Wegot a phone call on Tuesday that my Honeymans Grandmother was in the Hospital! Not going to be long this time... I have to qualify this with she has been in CHF for eight years, and had untreatable cancer for three years now. This is not our will not be soon now!! My father-in-law began the arguous task of trying to get home from Iraq, but we told them to keep us informed (we had just gotten To TX from IL). on Friday morning they called to inform us that she had passed at 3:00 A.M. My F-I-L was still traveling and would not be home till Sunday and with the holiday nothing was going to happen till Tuesday! We did continue with our vacation as planned. Three days later we were home. And I have not yet gotten my laundry done, not cleaned the house, it has been go go go go since the minute we got home!! LOL I REALLY NEED A VACATION!!! LOL
Living area
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My Honeyman did however find the time to go buy a new camper!! Trade ours in! And we will pick up the new one on Saturday!! It is 12 ft longer than the last one!! Much more room for the family! We will mis the first one, but we had been talking about an upgrade for a while! I cannot wait till this weekend to camp with my family in our new toy!!
And the big seller was the bunkhouse!! 
 Soon to be a happy camper,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I love vacation! But boy am I glad to be home! I miss my baby brother already something crazy, but can I tell you this was not a great vacation...
The solution!!
the obstical!!
My dear Lillian had not one but three siezures (one big enough we had to load her down with her special meds). My dear brother decided that the camper sopt on the side of his house would be a great place for us to stay!! Well the camper kept there before us was a pull behind not a fifth wheel!! Much much shorter!! We began our day down there with 3 hours of tree trimming!! Only to come to the realization that the AC on top of the camper was not going to clear the power lines!! So My Honeyman went to pull it out, caught the roof on the freshly cut tree...and tore a hole in it!! Yes my friends and if you know anything about camper they have rubber roofs! You don't fix them you replace them!!! I did not have the heart to tell my brother! He would have been devistated!! So we pulled out, centered it in the driveway and in less than 10 minutes it was set and ready to go!! Aftrer 3 hours the other way!! AAHHHHHH! I needed a drink! And we had no alcohol, nothing ready to feed my starving kids!! well you get the picture!! My Honeyman is out today looking at new campers! Last update he had put in a offer, and down payment on one and waiting to find out when we can pick it up!!!
Now the trip was not all bad! We did go to the Alamo, the river walk, SA Zoo and Six Flags!! There was more oh so much more (like my Brothers girlfriends insane and not very well behaved children, all five of them) but y'all know how family is! Everyone has one nut in the tree!! I love my Baby Brother, miss him like crazy, wish he lived closer, but do not know if I could put up with her children (and remember I watch kids in my home for a living!!).  I know I have rambled on today but I was gone for 10 days and I just know how much everyone missed having Mama Jo around!! hehe
More about stitchin later! Laundry now!!