Friday, August 31, 2007

Thoughts and prayers for my two good friends

Well you can see the pictures of my two favorite east coast Precor reps on this blog. Joe has been my friend for a very long time as we worked together years ago at Stairmaster. Joe's wife Jeanie beat breast cancer 9 years ago and this week she had surgery removing some cancer from her thyroid. They are waiting until Tues. for the results to see what type of cancer and if it has spread. Please hope for the best and that she can move forward with a clean bill of health.
My other buddy Gary has a hard time these past couple of years. His wife suddenly lost her hearing (caused by a virus-rare thing) and she has two implants so she is able to hear. Gary's five year old son has had trouble with seizures and they are hoping he will outgrow them. Recently Gary's mother in law was diagnosed with cancer and she is having surgery.
I spent a week this past March in NY/NJ with these guys traveling around and visiting customers. They are so much fun to hang out with. Joe's brother is a NY city cop/agent and he tells the best stories about his brother's adventures however some are very disturbing. Joe took me to the Little Italy of the Bronx where we had fabulous Italian food and saw all the authentic Italian markets which was really cool.
Gary is a big kid and makes me laugh all the time. He and I always visited Starbucks-something Joe won't do.. Gary set me up in a cool hotel in Manhattan and got me a spa treatment one day before visiting customers. Gary loves sushi like me so we tried one of the "hot" spots in NY this time.
Please say prayers for my two special friends.

Who needs sleep?

I have slept about four hours a night this week and it is not working for me. I love the fact that we have a three day weekend ahead. It is sorta like four days for me as I will be getting off of work at 9. I have tons of errands to run and my list of things to do seems to be growing. I think I put too much pressure on myself to get everything accomplished. This weekend I need a nanny, butler, driver, maid, massage therapist, chef , starbucks barista and a beer.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Lindsey's Hair Contract

Lindsey has become very vain and spends most of the day staring in the mirror-she is 13. Well her bathroom is constantly disgusting and there is hair all over the place. I think if she doesn't start cleaning it up and I am going to hide every single freaking brush in my house. My hair stylist Courtney is one of the most awesome people in the world. She and I have discussed Lindsey's grades over the past couple of years so Courtney decided to make a deal with Lindsey. She colored her hair this summer due to the fact that Lindsey brought her a good report card. She made the same deal for summer school and since Lindsey did well she is doing her color/cut this Thursday. I would never in a million years pay for my 13 year old to have her hair colored. So, this may be the thing that keeps the girl straight and focused on her grades. Last time we were in there Courtney looked her straight in the face and told her if she ever got a bad report card again she would NEVER do her hair again. I think that is the best motivation ever for a 13 year old who is obsessed with her appearance and boys.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Busy Saturday

Well we woke up this morning and talked to Grandma who was working at the school today. Everyone got ready and we gathered the neighbor kids and headed to Chuckee Cheese. The kids ate pizza, played games and then gathered all their tickets for the cheesy rip off prizes they get to pick out. Delano was going to meet us there with the babies but there was a mixup so we met him at McDonalds while the kids had ice cream and Ethan and Alison had their pineapples, apples and chicken.

When we got home I took a shower and put Rachel in a bath full of bubbles which she loves. Then while she was soaking I went crazy cleaning out drawers, washing everything in sight and trying to get rid of junk we didn't need. The rest of the evening is laundry, scrapbooking, bills and more cleaning...I'm just in the mood.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Tomorrow is grocery shopping and rest for all.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Surgery Update & Today's tasks.

My surgery will be postponed for a few months. I am going to be having some water therapy, keeping my foot wrapped and using a new walking boot. Probably looking at getting it done closer to the end of the year.

Going school clothes shopping for Lindsey this afternoon so I mine as well start gouging my eyes out right now.
1. Not buying "hug your huge boobs shirts"
2. Not buying pants that looked like I cut them up at home
3. Not buying low cut ANYTHING
4. Not buying skimpy tanks that she claims she only wears under the shirts.

I would truly rather play with snakes all day then take this child shopping...she is picky, won't wear the clothes after I buy them and thinks everything has to be two sizes too small. Give me the strength and peace.

Tomorrow is Chucky Cheese for Rachel and her friend. So, tomorrow I will be kicking a large mouse in the groin if he tries to get me to dance.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Oh how we love the new clothes

Once again our wonderful friends Hannah and Abby have handed down more clothes to Rachel and she just loves them. It is like Christmas everytime we get a new bag of beautiful clothes, dresses, shoes and of course bathing suits. Rachel has so many bathing suits from the girls and she would wear one 24/7 if we let her. We so much appreciate having all the new stuff to wear.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Summer is flying by

I can't believe it is almost time for school to start again and seeing Target's aisles filled with Back to School stuff just blows my mind. It seems like school just let out but maybe that is because Lindsey was in summer school as well. We had a great visit with Grandma Kathy who split her time between our house and Auntie Shana's. Mom spent many days here blowing lots of bubbles, swinging at the park, playing house with the barbies, playing Candyland and much more. Grandma taught Rachel how to properly crack eggs and now she wants to make eggs all the time. I was totally impressed the first time I actually let her do it alone...Grandma is a great teacher but we all knew that. Ethan is walking now so Shana is in for lots more running around than she already does. Alison is not quite there yet but will walk holding on to stuff so I"m sure she'll take off soon. She used to be so quiet when Ethan would whack her or take her toys but now the girl fights back so lookout Ethan. Mike has been very busy at work taking on new accounts and building up the business. He also practices with his partner every Saturday (guitar and mandolin) and they are doing wedding, parties etc. He is having the time of his life.

I of course waited very impatiently for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to be released and as soon as I got it I started reading until I was finished except to go to the bathroom. I love it and what a great end to the story of Harry and his friends. I have a personal trainer now and just love working out with him. I will be having surgery next month on my achillies so I will be working from home as I can't drive for a couple of months. This blog will probably be filled all the time as I will be laying on the couch bored for quite a while.

Better sign off and go watch a movie with the kids.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Too Funny

Last night I asked Rachel what she wanted to be when she grew up and her answer was, "A mature adult who works at Dairy Queen". I love it.

I haven't written in a long time and have lots to tell everyone..will post this weekend.