Monday, February 19, 2007

Tragedy averted

The all clear siren has been rang. Kismet realigned my life in the form of a migraine to make all right with the world again. Dan and I had a date on Saturday night. We went and saw Ghost Rider, I'm sorry to my family, Dan made me, it was so awful. Shocker, huh? By the end of the movie I had a migraine, another shocker, huh? The doctor has me on new meds and I don't think that my body is quite responding yet. Anyway, dinner was scrapped and we went home. An hour later I emerged from my cave feeling good enough to at least watch some TV. Dan and I watched a movie on the CW, a movie I had remembered as funny but turned out to not be so much. When it was over Dan turned it to sports when just as kismet would have it, it was North Carolina my old Nemesis from last Tuesday. For no reason at all Dan turned back to the CW to see what they would show after the movie and what was it? Gilmore Girls! The lost missing much mourned over episode. Saturday night, 10 pm e.s.t., the CW made amends and saved my sanity before this next Tuesday and and all new fresh episode. I agony of the decision that I was facing was solved for me by the cosmos in the form of a ruined date. My migraine, the blessing in disguise. I am so happy. Bring on tomorrows new episode. By the way, the episode was so good, one not to be missed. Have I said it yet? I am so happy.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Tragedy strikes

The most heinous crime was perpetrated last Tuesday night, 8 p.m. e.s.t. It happened here in VA. I don't know if this was a crime spree or just a local tragedy. If there are other victims around the country then at least I know that I am not alone in my struggles. Gilmore Girls was pre-empted by college basketball. Did you hear me? Pre-empted by sports. Its an outrage. Who in the entire nation when sitting down to watch Gilmore would then sit quietly and enjoy VA Tech battle North Carolina? I'll tell you, only Dan. Everyone else must have felt my panic attack. It was a new episode and not just any episode the commercial hinted at Lorelai and Chris breaking up! This is not the time for ball. I am beside myself with severe umbrage. I am running out of words to describe this hopeless feeling that hasn't left me since 8:01 p.m. Tuesday night. What do I do? Go on the website and read what happened. READ Gilmore Girls, that is like being told your chocolate craving will be satisfied by a tootsie roll. Guess what? It doesn't. And what happens next week when I watch and don't know what happened in the mean time? Oh, whatever am I to do? BASKETBALL!!!! oh, the humanity.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ian's baptism

Innie was baptized on Feb. 4. It was an amazing experience. Ukki, grandfather in Finnish, came out for the weekend to be there for it. Friday, when he flew in we stopped at the DC Temple before going home. His flight came in at 4:30pm and we left the airport about 1/2 an hour later. It took us two hours to get to the Temple. Distance from Reagan Airport to the DC Temple: 22 miles. They had a sign up saying they needed people for sealings and I happened to have a stack of names that needed sealing. My father and I did a family with 13 children and now they are sealed. It was a really cool feeling, a good accomplishment. One more link in the chain is done. Then two days later watching my oldest son be baptized was quite the thing. I can't even think of that many words for it. I am in awe over having a son this old and the excitement he had for this next step. He asked to meet with the missionaries before he was baptized and took all the discussions. All I could think was, Who is the kid? Just goes to show me that he is really something great. The questions he asked the things he knew, I was like we didn't teach him that. Primary is so awesome. The other day he got in trouble for yelling at Dan and when he came out he told Dan is was sorry and that he had asked Heavenly Father for forgiveness. Where is this kid from? He is my kid? One of those times where I can't think of a joke and am just humbled by this calling I have.

Biggest Loser for the Littlest Larm

My three sister's and I are doing our own version of the biggest loser together. Somehow through the years we have gotten pudgy and now have to fix that problem. The winner each month gets a $20 gift certificate for the place of their choice. We are all pitching in the money up front to pay for it and my sister Jenny is going to take care of the monitoring. Our first weigh-in is on Feb. 25, which is good since that will give me about 9 days to starve myself after a finish the pound of dark chocolate Dan gave me for Valentine's Day. Once that is gone then no more sweets. I finally got back to the gym yesterday after a 2 week absence since kids have been sick and I got bronchitis. No more excuses my butt is on the line. I thrash talked my sisters and now have to put up or shut-up and we all know I am never going to shut-up.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Army Kenner Health Clinic Policy

I need to see the doctor. I have been sick for a week and a half now. The cough is so annoying. I can't sleep. I cough so much my back is sore. I go through about 10 cough drops during the day and 3-5 at night. Here's the catch. "They" at the clinic will not see me if I bring Bug. Bug has an ear infection. I can't ask anyone to watch him since he is sick also. Dan is not home and even if he were "they" wouldn't let him out of school for this. I can't leave Bug, I can't take Bug. ARGGH!!

Monday, February 05, 2007

We Got THE news

Well, we knew is was coming but it still sucked when it came. Dan will be deploying to Iraq this year. He will leave for Fort Riley, KS May 31 for training and will stay there 2-3 months. He should be in Kuwait by early September and then Iraq from there. Most people in his class got their MIT orders this week too. It was a long week. All the wives calling everybody else, "Did you get your orders? Did Matt get them, what about Dave, etc, etc?" Our neighbor left on Friday for his deployment. That made it real. The only thing that scares me is that I seem to be handling it well. Wives who have already gone through a deployment seem to be more freaked out than I am. Do they know something I don't? Of course they do, they have lived without their best friend for a year or more and know what to expect. So I am worrying that I am not worrying enough.

Dan's Gone

Dan left last sunday for a six week training course at Fort Eustice, VA a little more than an hour away. So Monday through Friday he is staying at a hotel and weekends he is home. What do you think happened last Monday? I woke up sick, duh. By Monday night Bug was sick with something else. I had a sore throat with a wonderfully useless cough and Bug was throwing up. I don't know why it seems to be like that. I don't fall apart when Dan leaves just everything else does. My immune system should not be able to tell when the worst time to get sick is. I am not a good "sick mom." I don't like dealing with the whiny sick get. My patience is very small normally how do you deal with throw-up and the whine? Maybe someday I'll figure it out. I mean I even get cranky when Dan gets sick, its not like he needs his nose wiped, although he is rather pathetic when he gets sick.