Monthly Chit Chat - February 2013

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Monthly Chit Chat - February 2013
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Sat, 02-02-2013 - 8:57am

Welcome to February Ladies, 

Well, Punxatawny Phil didn't see his shadow so we're supposed to have an earlier spring - if you buy into that (the calendar and sun's rotation still put it at 6 weeks away).  I'm ready for spring to get here since I'm not a big fan of winter and cold temperatures.

Any plans for Valentine's Day? For the kids?

Well, I hope I see more of you all on here this month than last month.  I know many of you are having trouble with IV letting you sign in and post.  They keep telling us that they are working on the issue.  Supposedly the problem has to do with the huge database and too many old and inactive threads that they are now trying to purge.  Lets hope that gets done soon and actually improves things around here.


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Mon, 02-04-2013 - 10:39pm

I hope they get it figured out as well.  I still want a good snow here before spring comes.  they had the "blizzard" an hour and a half from us where my parents live although we were all at the beach at the time.  

Nothing planned here for Valentine's.  I did have dh make and print out some Valentines for Xander to color and give to his classmates at school.  I will have Xavier do one to foe the little girl that we watch.  

I hope all is going well!


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Mon, 02-11-2013 - 12:39pm

Darcy, 

You can have all the snow that just got dumped in my area!  We got 9+" Fri/Sat.  All the school districts around here (except mine, of course) had an early dismissal due to the weather.  I ended up stuck at work until after 4:15 waiting for the busses to pick up our students. And then we all had to dig out our cars and try to get home.  I only live 3 miles away, but it took a long time to get there because everyone was going only 10-15 mph.

DH didn't get our snowblower working/fixed so he had to shovel all the snow himself - it's his fault the snowblower is broken/not working anyway.  He left a full tank of gas in it all spring and summer!  UGH!

I just picked up a few Valentine treats for my kids and DH this morning.  DH says he got me something, but the confirmation email didn't come to my email address like it was supposed to.  Jesse found the receipt on our desk.  He's giving a gift certificate for a massage!  I soooo need one.


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Tue, 02-12-2013 - 3:17pm
wahoo for the massage! dh says he got me something and he also is supposedly making me something. I am fixing him a steak dinner. ;)


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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 9:04am

Busy weekend.  Josh had Cadets camp in Allentown Saturday and Sunday.  He finally got fitted for his uniform (he sent me a pic but I'm not allowed to post it anywhere), so now it feels so much more real to him.  He got the jacket worn by last years head snare drummer which made it even more cool.

I had yesterday and today off for President's weekend.  Yesterday I went back to the eye doctor for a follow up test for some wacky eye troubles I've been having lately - all test came back normal (he wishes all his patients could do as well) so even though we still don't have any answers as to the cause, at least some big, serious issues are not the cause.  Today I have an MRI/MRA of my brain to see/rule out other causes.  They are pretty much thinking optical migraines or TIAs (mini strokes).  The thought of TIAs kind of scares me, but right now everything is pointing more towards the optical migraines (according to the eye doctor).

After the eye doctor I went shopping (haven't had a chance to go shopping by myself in such a loooong time).  I picked up a few spring/summer outfits for the little ones, including their Easter outfits!  And last night we went to Costco to pick up stuff for us and stuff that is needed for Josh's 1st indoor drumline competition this Saturday.  I picked up 2 more dresses for Jenna.  

She is such a girly girl.  She started acting up in the cart just before we headed towards the clothing section.  I told her if she didn't behave then we couldn't look at the dresses.  She immediately sat back down and started behaving again.  She actually picked out one of the dresses.  When we got home she was upset that I wasn't letting her wear them yet!  I'm gonna have to hide them until the weather warms up around here (late April-ish).

Saturday is a HUGE indoor drumline competition for Josh's school.  It's our 1st time hosting this event and over 20 different groups are coming from all over the NY/NJ/CT area.  Most of the other competitions theya re going to only have about 10 local groups, even the finals don't have as many groups entered as this event.  So we all have to purchase/donate food for the concessions, as well as volunteer at the event - there goes another weekend.  Hopefully it will be fun and I'll get to see him perform.  The director of the Cadets is one of the judges - so I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing for Josh's group.


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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 3:55pm

Well, the MRI/MRA didn't go as expected.  I am not at all claustrophobic, but I completely freaked out once they had me in the tube and couldn't even imagine being in there for an hour or more.  They should have never scheduled me for that test on that particular machine - they knew what test I needed and how big I am and that most people in a similar position freak out at that test.  There was no room to spare, my arms were squished against the walls, my nose was right against the tube and there was zero air circulation in there (that was the part that freaked me out the most).  At first I was really upset with myself for not being able to do it, but then I read online (while searching for other information) so many similar accounts to mine, and how hot the tube gets during the test, etc., etc. So then I didn't feel so bad.  But I did wake up with mini panic attacks during the night when my dreams were making me relive the experience.

SO now I have to go back to the doctor and see if they will let me try again with an open MRI machine (my tests might not be possible in that style of machine) and (not or) if they will give me some sedatives to take before hand.  The techs said they see this all the time, and valium or ativan works well for most patients.  I'm really not keen on taking those meds (since I don't know how or if I will react to them - being a redhead can be a real pain at times since we tend to require larger doses of stuff like that).  One things certain though - I will NOT go back to that machine.

Jenna is getting a new early intervention teacher today!  Wednesdays at 5pm is sooo much nicer than 8am on a Saturday.  The lady seemed to have a thick spanish accent when we spoke on the phone, so I hope that won't have an impact on Jenna's speech situation.  No word yet on when they will be doing her speech evaluation, but it should be soon.  It's funny (and a bit annoying) that whenever I have time off work and get to spend more time with her she seems to make more sounds.  I guess DH really isn't interacting with her that much during the day.  The other day she was imitating me in making vowel sounds, I would change the sounds slightly and she would immediately copy exactly what I did for a while.  Kind of gave me a bit of hope.  She also started saying Ducky - but then refuse/lost other words/sounds she previously made.  ugh.


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