Sunday, January 25, 2009

Another dull one

Kurt's been on the phone since Midnight last night. they say the problem is fixed. He finally got off the phone at 530 tonight and has gotten a little sleep.

I appear to be sick or getting sick. The roof of my mouth is very sore and I'm getting an occasion stabbing pain in my ear.

We didn't go anywhere or do anything this weekend. Yesterday Kurt finally plastic-d the two big windows in the living room. Last night we watched Elizabeth - The Golden Age. It was very beautiful and well acted. Some of it drug on a little though.

We ate ice cream with caramel sauce and chocolate cupcakes - which may have been the highlight of the weekend.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Impressions of the Day

  • wonder what was in the box Michelle gave Laura
  • too bad he picked Rick Warren - bigot :-(
  • hilary doesn't look happy
  • Barack H Obama - kinda sad he can't use his middle name without people freaking out
  • LOOK at all those people - WOW
  • The girls look cute
  • BYE BYE BUSH!! Please let that be the last of that bloodline.
  • That is some Hat Aretha is sporting
  • That's the end of the evil cheney!
  • Simple Gifts is so beautiful
  • This is like the poor girls version of twitter!
  • Omg I can't believe he is president!
  • An articulate president - HOW refreshing
  • "we are ready to lead once more"
  • "Our power doesn't allow us to do as we please"
  • There are people everywhere!
  • Wow ~ what a speech :0
  • Say "Amen" - that guy should of done the invocation

I hope this good feeling can continue for the next 8 years!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

OMG I did it!

I applied to take my nursing home administrator's licensing exam.

I'm going to go throw up now.

Not Again

Day 3 of no school. Seriously. Lord help me. It's -21 here with windchill it feels like -50. Do they go to school in Alaska? It's this cold there quite often, right? Kids have missed 6 days of school so far this school year. SIX!!

Good thing I like my new hat 'cuz I'm wearing it in the house.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

All's Well

The pooper is home. He seems to be doing pretty well. He LOVES his stinky canned food. He is still on antibiotics for the inflamed liver and bile duct that caused this whole problem.

Tomorrow is Christy's 14th birthday so last night we drove in the the "wintery mix" weather to go to Hu Hot. It was shrimp night. Christy had 3 plates! Pretty amazing for a skinny little thing like her. Nick in his own words "burnt out his taste buds". Every time we go he tries the recipes listed. He's working his way from mild tot HOT! He only has the two listed in red left to try.

Since it snowed 2-3" yesterday and 5" was predicted overnight we stopped and got some movies. We figured we'd be snowed in, the kids are here this weekend, and Waterloo has a MUCH better selection. We ended up with 5 movies and a bottle of water for $6.72! On tap for the weekend are:

  • Spiderman 3
  • The Lost Boys
  • Michael Clayton
  • the Golden Compass
  • Burn after Reading

I'm going to make regular chili and chicken chili today. I've already got a load of laundry in the dryer.

Kurt has a honey do list that is larger than normal since he was gone last weekend. Luckily, none of the "do-s" are very difficult.

Stay warm everyone!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Crummy Weekend

Well my last childless weekend - no, make that week - was crummy.

Francis has been sick, then better, then sick, then better, then sicker. He's spending the night in the doggie hospital having a series of barium xrays. All of his levels have JUMPED in the last two weeks. He started throwing up again last night. It appears his pancreas and liver are inflamed. Then when I was vacuuming this afternoon I found more dog barf. Rather than just being bile this pile had something red and green in it. Maybe cloth? I couldn't tell. So now Dr Tom is afraid something might be stuck. Hence the extra xrays. I just came into some money today, too. Looks like we know where that's going to be going :-( But I would like to have a happy, healthy, non-puking pooper again.

Kurt has been gone all but 3 nights this week. He was only home by default on one of them (I forgot to take his clothes when we met friends for dinner Friday night). Him not being here makes me crabby. His company being unorganized and ungrateful makes me crabby.

Saturday was Rikki's 30th birthday bash. She and Amy rented a bus and planned a pub crawl. I got a new outfit and accessories. Saturday we got YET ANOTHER ice storm. Travel not advised and towing prohibited on the route I need to take (along with most of NE Iowa). Lovely. It sounds like a good time was had by all. Instead of partying it up Francis and I stayed in our jammies all day, napped and watched tv and movies. We got in some Iron Chef, some Anthony Bourdain as well as Out of Sight ( I didn't see all of it but it was pretty good). I didn't realize it was a Soderbergh film. Then going with the Jennifer Lopez theme on TNT or TBS we watched Monster in law. It's not going to win any awards but it was entertaining, too. Probably the best of the 3 was The Sentinel with Michael Douglas.

So it's been me and a sick dog all week along with a somewhat crabby and very distracted husband on IM. A bright point was the Caribbean Crusted Snapper I had for dinner on Friday night at Ced Rel Supper Club. Gotta love a place that has a relish tray!