Tuesday, February 19, 2008
No blogging from me last week due to this crazy interior decorator-gifted friend (who I love dearly!) WORKING me like mad as we painted, stripped wallpaper, kept our children occupied and out of the paint. I made three trips to Sherwin Williams and only got the wrong thing once...who knew they make caulk that isn't paintable...that then has to stripped with laquer thinner...uugghh!
What a week...with lots of moments spent sharing and some giggling mixed in for good measure.
My kids had a ball having other kids around. Nate has woke up each morning asking to "see vannah". We had a family day on Saturday with the guys working outside and then inside moving heavy furniture around. We got a lot done and had some good time together to boot...shared some germs and now, half of us are sick. What are friends for?
So, anyway, I'm drinking lots of fluids, trying to keep the dizziness at bay, reading some, taking lots of Nyquil...and looking at a house in the midst of transformation and trying not to think about all the things I could be doing if I was not stuck in bed...painting bathroom cabinets, decluttering, cleaning the inches of dust from all the flat surfaces, throwing away the stuff that packrats tend to collect (cool whip bowls, whisps of aluminum foil, valentines from 5th grade...star wars toys from the 1980's...Ms. Beasley doll...)
My DH is filling my role and has done at least 5 loads of laundry, fed the kids and is currently doing Emily's math lesson with her. She said, "Daddy, I kinda wish I'd get sick...so I wouldn't have to do school"...hum...I am getting a day off...maybe it's not all bad ; )
Sunday, February 3, 2008
But, honestly I didn't really care about who won the superbowl, didn't really care who was playing. It was a good excuse to have pizza and watch TV together for a while. I only really intended to watch the commercials and the half-time show...but then I got REALLY excited for the Giants to win.
You see, I discovered something in the pre-game...Eli Manning is the quarterback for the NY Giants. And as all good UT vol fans know, Eli just happens to be the brother of Peyton Manning...one of the best quarterbacks UT has ever had...so there it was. I was hooked. The Giants had to win...and I'm so happy for Peyton that they did ; )
6 year old Emily: Mommy, why do we have hair?
Me: immediately thinking of all the possible scientific explanations such as hair being a protective mechanism…thinking about the purposes of all the tiny hairs in our noses, lungs etc. trying to recall details from my college anatomy and physiology classes…but what about bald people, how do I explain that…
Me: Hum, Emily I'm not sure, why do you think we have hair?
Emily: I think God wanted us to have pretty heads…
Me: I think you're probably right