Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I must say that our family has been through it's course of drug rehab treatment centers. When Margot's dad was alive he went to one a few times.

It was so hard on the family .. and him. When all was said and done he got the help that he needed and really turned his life around.

It is really too bad that he ended up getting cancer and passing away. It almost seems like such a cruel thing because I really do think he could have lived drug free for the rest of his healthy life.

Sick kid.

Tonight we think Grammy might have had something bad to eat. This afternoon I got sick at the icecream store and we got home and Graem got sick! No fun in that. Today's her birthday and we were suppose ot do spaghetti and meatballs and then cake afterwards. She fell asleep on the couch and didn't want to eat anything.

She didn't even want to do cake.

You know she's sick when she's not up for cake!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One bathroom down...

One to go.

We are hoping that we can wait it out because we still have to finish the playroom and then the kitchen.

I've found a great website in www.betterbathrooms.com. Not only do they have some great pictures which have given me many different ideas but their prices are amazing. They have a shower enclosure for 89 euros! I know that our shower surround was almost $1,000 and it isn't as contemporary and stylish as this one!

They have actual showrooms in Wigan, Warrington, and Manchester. I would be in absolute heaven to find a single store that has everything you need to remodel your bathroom. In the states you typically have to go to one store to get good tile, one store to get hardware, and then another to get the lumber and green board.

BetterBathrooms has a stock clearance of up to 55% off too! My favorite spot to shop is always the clearance rack! Not only do they have low prices on their regular items but I can't imagine how inexpensive their clearance items are!

For our second bathroom I think we will probably go with double sinks and we will go with a contemporary flair. I'd like to do nice glass bowl sinks, however, I'm not sure how ideal those will be when it comes to cleaning!

We will be getting a new bathtub for that bathroom and I would really love to avoid doing tile again, but I think it is probably inevitable since we hate tub surrounds!

Although, this is not a project in the near future I'm hoping that we can at least put it off for a year or so.

It's almost over!

I think Graem is on the mend. She has been acting fine today and drank soup and rested. She was able to finish one book and she's half way through the other one I got her! We're not talking baby books anymore. We're talking chapter books! Damn, that kid is smart.

Tomorrow is Emmy day and she's home with me. I don't have any plans right now but thinking that it might be a good day for a Sciencenter hangout with J, O, and E.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Have you seen my sleep?

Some nights I have the hardest time falling asleep and sleeping through the night. Truth be told I probably take NyQuil a little too often!

I've thought about natural sleeping aids and I've heard good things about them.

Years ago I was put on a prescription medication to help with sleep. It was great but it made it hard to go to sleep without the medication.

At least if I took a natural sleeping agent it wouldn't be so bad for me!


Today we're doing an in day becuase the kids are sick. Graem woke up last night barfing and pooping. Emmy has a runny nose and I think she's starting to get a cold. Poor kids!

I just hope everyone is better by the time Christmas rolls around. I want to do some fun stuff with the kids!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Only the best.

This weekend I plan on painting the entry way. I have all the hardware including door handles and faceplates for the switches. I've looked at varier and I really like the style.

I picked a nice dark gray for the color and figure it will compliment the color of the new kitchen as well as the color we are going to paint the playroom.

I wish we could do the flooring in both rooms. Maybe if we get some tax money back we can do it!

Not much longer...

til Christmas! I think I"m totally set and just have to get one pair of pajamas. MY OWN!

I went to Target today and was able to find matching pajamas but of course they didn't have my size. Ugh. Gotta love being the fat kid, right?

I figure I'll hit up k-mart or wal-mart this afternoon and look at their fat section for pajamas. Hopefully, they won't have cupcakes or milkshakes on them.

Just what a fat girl needs.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010



We've been invited to go to Singapore to visit Margot's brother. As much as I want to go I'm just not sure what to think of a 27 hour flight. I know what it was like to go 8 hours to Canada and let's just say I wanted to slit my wrists.

This is more than a day of travel AND the seats are tiny. And I'm big.


Maybe we can meet up for the family reunion and go on a cruise.


The last time we flew I saw tons of travelers with cordless headphones. I must admit. I was jealous.

Not just because they had a sweet set of headphones to listen to the airline movie. But I also wanted the peace and quiet to be able to watch a movie without hearing my kids crying, screaming, and complaining about how bored they are!

I know that this age is just temporary but I can't wait for the day when the kids sit by themselves on the plane and Margot and I can actually read a magazine or a book!


Just a few minutes ago Emmy bit Graem. It's been a while since that happened and she's been trying to bite a lot lately. I talked to the OT today and she gave us more rubber tubes. I think I'm going to try to talk to the social worker and see if she has any more suggestions.

I feel like right when we feel like we're over with a stage we come right back to it.

She's such a complicated kid and half of the time I just don't know where she's coming from. I'm glad that there's support though and it's really been helpful.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Dear Santa,

Just bring me gold.

One thing that never loses it’s value is gold coins! Even when our stocks are floundering you can always look to silver, gold, and precious metals to maintain their value. Our friend, L, has had gold bullion in her portfolio for the past few years and we constantly compare. Despite the crashing economy - she's always in the black!

I'm sure she's looking to buy gold coins with her tax refund money!

US Gold Bureau offers silver, gold, and other precious metals for delivery or they will make arrangements to have your metals stored privately and securely at a bank or depository.

I didn’t realize this but US Gold Bureau is an industry leader. They sell gold in two forms: coin or ingot. The world demand now exceeds the supply demand for gold - which makes it a pretty smart investment.


Well, we're up to three animals this year! Good ole' Murphy who was thought would have surely been ran over by a car or eaten by a raccoon or died in the furnace....she's still here!

We've also become the not-so-proud grandparents of two goldfish. They were fun at first but now they just exist. Every once in a while we throw them some smelly balls and look in the tank to make sure we haven't killed them.

I know I've said this a few times...BUT....once these animals are gone....we're done!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Lighter and lighter..

These past few days (since Monday) I've been trying to eat healthier! The honest truth is that I'm trying to get in shape so when I go for baby #3 - I'll feel good about the attempt and be in a good place if/when I get pregnant.

I've even looked into an hgh supplement because so many people swear by it.

I figure at this point I'm just going to stick with my prenatal meds and keep eating healthy. At some point I might even decide to add exercise to my daily routine!

Grown ups.

Last night we watched the movie "Grown ups" with Adam Sandler. I was laughing my ass off during the whole movie and LOVED IT. It has some great stars and together they were pretty funny.

THe beginning started out pretty slow and I kept thinking that everyone was really overacting - especially Rob Schneider, who is not one of my favorite actors anyway!

The end of the movie was quite predictable and I really didn't want the belly giggles to stop!

Built for comfort...

I must say that some of the most comfortable clothing that I own are nursing scrubs. They make perfect pajamas and stay-at-home clothes!

At some point I need to get rid of my old pajamas and I'm guessing that I will more than likely buy more scrubs! I especially like the pants because they are draw string and after a big Christmas or Thanksgiving meal there's nothing like making them a little looser when dessert comes around!

Indian food!

I'm pretty excited because as I write this I am marinating chicken for a yummy indian Tikka Masala dish that I'm working on! Emmy and I went to Wegmans this morning and picked up all of the goodies. Now I just hope and pray that it tastes yummy for dinner.

If it sucks then to hell with this and I'm going to pick up Mehak or Sangams.