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Friday, April 24, 2009

No Whining Today

Usually when Carl is gone I whine and complain about how my life is horrible and I get no respect and I just need a break and you get the point.  Carl has been in Phoenix since Wednesday and so far, things have been great.  Granted, Caleb is in his normal school routine and his meds are back to normal.  That wasn't the case on the last business trip.  It doesn't really matter, things have been great! 

Eva has been super fun and helpful except when Caleb's school secretary had to help me drag her out of the building kicking and screaming today.  Caleb has been extremely well behaved today because he came home with a really horrible, allergy eye and has been asleep off and on since 3:3opm.

I had a great day!  We made it to the dentist practically on time.  Eva needs to go back in a few weeks to do something to one of her fused monster teeth.  They were both well behaved and the hygienists love them, of course! 

I got to meet some friends for lunch today!  We were celebrating my birthday a little late.  Apparently, I'm a busy person.  I guess it is true. is kind of taking over my life lately.  Lunch at Applebee's was courtesy of Shannon.  Babysitting courtesy of Sarah.  Movie courtesy of Audra.  Thanks, ladies!  It was an amazing afternoon.

17 Again

We went to see 17 Again.  I know I'm probably in the minority, but who needs Edward when you've got Troy Bolton?  The movie was really cute.  Predictable, but cute.  Unless you have an unhealthy obsession with Zac Efron, you can probably save some cash and see it on DVD.  I, on the other hand, enjoyed it immensely!  Nothing like a wholesome, feel-good movie to make your day.

After the movie I came back home to get Caleb off the bus.  The nurse called me to warn me about his eye.  I gave him some allergy medicine and called the doctor's office to see if there was anything else I could do for him.  I put a washcloth on it and he fell asleep.  He slept off and on all afternoon.  I may be regretting that in the middle of the night but he just wouldn't stay awake!  Sarah brought back Eva and stayed to play.  Eva had a blast playing with Sarah's kids.  My teenage helper came over this afternoon as well.  I had her sort some of my fabric into colors.  Busy work, but I think she enjoyed it. 

A friend of Caleb's from school stopped by with her mom today.  It was such a pleasant surprise.  I discovered they live just a few houses down so we set up a play date for tomorrow.  I'm pretty excited about it. 

Eva and I ate some leftovers for dinner and then watched Aladdin while we were knitting.  Eva got some needles and yarn and messed around with them during the whole movie.  She kept telling me she loves to knit and she wouldn't let me take the needles away when she went to bed.  She's my little mini-crafter.  I love it.

This is turning out to be a longer post than I had anticipated.  It is probably because I don't have Carl here to tell all of these things.  Anyway, just had to blog for posterity that we're having a great week!


  1. Hey, my husband travels two weeks out of every month - whine away, sister! Except, I think I like your positive spin better. Life is better with strikethroughs, don't you think? :)

  2. I'm sad I missed your birthday celebration. . .glad you guys had fun!!!

  3. Janet2:02 PM

    I hope the rest of the week goes by smoothly.

  4. I hope the rest of the week was just as good!

  5. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Hey, Happy Birthday! I have to say, I would probably love that movie as well. John and I are getting away to see Wolverine this weekend. Hope no one catches the flu before then!
    Megan in NM