Friday, February 24, 2006

Not again

Having two children has proved to be difficult keeping them both healthy. It seems like every day for the last month one of the three of us has been sick. This has been one time that Eddie being so busy at the new house has been a good thing...he has managed to stay healthy. Ava started running fever last weekend with no other symptoms and still less than 6 months old she had to go through blood tests and a flu test to find out it was just a virus that would have to run its course. It was nice having a few days home with her and as soon as she was starting to feel better I got pink eye. I am doing everything I can to keep from touching the kids without fully disinfecting myself, but that has proved to be more difficult than I imagined and I am just praying that they don't get it.

Great news that all of our showings have generated a buyer for our "old" house. She wants to close very quickly so if all goes well next week Eddie and I will be renters for the first time in nearly 10 years. Feels kind of strange converting my homeowners insurance policy to a renters and remembering to pay rent instead of a mortgage. It is really nice to be able to get back to our regular life and not ultra clean and organized lady. I didn't anticipate how much I would like having everything always put away and the beds made, but at the same time I didn't fully realize how much I would hate doing all of those things when I am already running 10 minutes late getting out the door.

The construction on the house is going well and we are making progress. Eddie and I picked out some exterior colors and he has painted what siding there is on the first floor. It looks really great and I love the choices. I think they will tie beautifully with the rock on the outside too. The plumbers managed to single handedly mess up the schedule and delay us by 3 1/2 weeks. They finally showed up today to finish what they started 8 days ago and arrived with the wrong bath tub. Lovely. I am thinking that the scheduler has it out for us, but hopefully the friends that we have that work there will keep an eye out for us and we will at least stay on schedule from here on out. Between the plumbers and the city inspectors (I won't bore you with the gory details, but lets just say that Rich and Donna have the right idea of being outside of the City and not having to deal with them) I am beginning to wonder if there is a reason we aren't supposed to be on schedule with this project ; )

Jayme's father-in-law was in town over the last week and she had a number of social gatherings so I haven't seen her in a while. I hope to this weekend, but at the same time she has a lot to catch up now. I encouraged her to buy some maternity pants to help with her regular pant discomfort and it sounds like it has worked. I am wondering if not having seen her in a while she is starting to look at all different. When I was pregnant with Super Son and Miss Thing I remember telling her how hard it was to eat healthy food in the beginning. The hunger was unimaginable and the only thing that didn't make me want to toss my cookies was from the oh so healthy hamburger, milkshake, french fry, pizza family of foods. She used to tell me "choose carrots" "You can do it" The other night she called me and confessed that she always thought I was making it up and using the baby as a reason to eat junk. Now she understood. I find it slightly amusing, but more just want her to know that I am sympathetic and am living proof that it will pass...and the extra milk shake weight will come off!

I had a great lunch today with Leticia and Dawn. They are such amazing friends and so wise in their friendship and guidance. Thank you God for giving me such an amazing support system. They know my heart so well.

Last night I passed Eddie in the bedroom as we ran back and forth getting the kids to bed. I asked a really ridiculous question and he looked at me with the taunting sparkle in his eye that is reserved just for me and gave me a really smart alec reply. I just laughed and kissed him and told him how much I missed him lately. Leticia related a few weeks ago that we seldom spend much time in the rooms, or events, of our life. We try to make them special, our weddings, births etc., but they are just the rooms. We spend most of our time getting from room to room in the "hallways" of life. How important is it not to just get from one place to the other and pass each other in the hall and miss each other. We have all been so busy but man was I glad to find him there and really enjoy that moment in the "hallway".

Super Son is laying on the floor on top of his foam baseball bat informing me that it is his rocket and he is going to take off. I am going to take this chance to segue that into a rocket trip upstairs for bed time. Nighty night...

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