Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm moving!

I've taken the plunge and moved to Wordpress. I have a brand new blog name and design - which I'm proud to say I designed myself. :) I imported my posts from Island Academy and my other blogger blog into one.

A lot of the site is still under construction, but I decided that I just wanted to move over right now rather than double posting until I get it all set up. Please bear with me while I get used to Wordpress.

When I imported my old posts, the pictures sizes were wrong. Many of the older posts have HUMONGOUS pictures. I need to go back through and resize them, but it is going to take me a little while.

So, without further ado, here is the link:

Yes, I'm going to be Sergeant Major Mom.
I got the idea, because Nick is going through this phase right now. When I tell him to do something, he replies "Yes, Sergeant Major!". What a good little trooper he is. :)

Well, I am off to bed. I hope to see you all on the new site!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bad Wake Up Call

Guess what I woke up to this morning? A phone call from my bank, asking if I had made certain purchases. I hadn't.

Some computer geek got a hold of my debit card info and spent $2000 out of my checking account! Most of it was to a bunch of online tech and design stuff. There was also a charge to an online dating service. Apparently he (or she) is lonely.

It's working it's way through my bank's fraud department now, so hopefully the money will be back in there next week.

A few minutes after that phone call, I got a call about a house showing. Today. We hadn't had a showing in over a week, so the place was getting a bit messy.

Do you think we got ANY schoolwork done today? Of course not.

I spent a few hours cleaning the house and doing laundry and keeping the kids from making a mess.

And I still have a sore leg and am not supposed to lift over 25 lbs.

Ellie was stuck hauling the vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs and keeping track of Tori while I worked.

We rewarded the kids by taking them out to Chili's for dinner while the house was being shown.

Now I'm off to walk on the treadmill. (I have to get my one hour of walking in every day so that I don't get a blood clot).

I'm think that I'm going to veg out and watch some movies tonight.

I just wish we could move already!! I really don't enjoy the few months before a move.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Trying to Rest Up

Trying to get some rest when you have 5 very active kiddos can be hard.

I had a very painful (and ugly) varicose vein in my left leg. It showed up when I was pregnant with Kate. She seemed to be blocking off my circulation during the later months of my pregnancy. The vein only got worse as I had 3 more children after her.

I decided that it was time to do something about it, so I went and saw a vein specialist and had it fixed.

Yesterday, I had a laser treatment done on a portion of the problem area - that is where they stick a catheter up your vein and then turn the laser on it - essentially burning out the vein.

Then I had an ambulatory phlebectomy on the other part. The doctor made a lot of little holes in my leg and pulled the vein out. Ick. He asked if I wanted to see what he was pulling out, but I passed. I kind of wish I would have looked now. :)

I'm not really in very much pain. It's just uncomfortable. My leg is all wrapped up in an ace bandage and then I have compression hose on over that. I have to make sure that I walk, walk, walk so that I don't get a blood clot and I can't lift more than 30 pounds this week. Tori weighs more than that, so it's going to be a challenge. Luckily, I have Ellie around to help out with her.

Tonight I get to take the bandage off. I'm anxious to see what my leg looks like under there. It's going to be VERY bruised and I have 22 little holes with bandage strips on them. It isn't going to be pretty. Hopefully it will heal quickly though and then I'll feel better than ever!

Now if I can just take it easy this week and next. Of course I've been ferrying the kids around today and we're supposed to go bowling tonight. Looks like I'll be watching. :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Lexie!!

Could she really be 6 years old? Hard to believe. It's true though.

Lexie is the middle child. 2 older and 2 younger than her. I always wondered how that would feel. I was the oldest myself, so it's hard for me to imagine. I hope that she feels wrapped up in love on all sides. :)

We celebrated her birthday last weekend since I have an outpatient procedure this afternoon and didn't want to ruin her party.

She chose an ice cream cake - YUM!

Among other things, she got a little tooth fairy box. She is dangerously close to losing her first tooth. It's still hanging in there, but not much longer. She had been a bit scared about losing it, but now that she has a pretty place to put it, she thinks that it will be okay. :)

Her sister got her these. Aren't they the cutest little things?

Even though she already had her cake and presents, she is going to be crowned queen for the day and will be treated like royalty. :)