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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

There's SNOW on them thar hills!

I wish I'd brought my camera this morning. There is snow capping the Sonoma mountains. I have never in my 31 years of life seen snow on the Sonoma mountains. It is too cool! I was shocked this morning when my car was covered in frozen water. It looked like it was just wet, but the drops were frozen solid. Brrrrrr! I'm wondering if it snowed in St. Helena and Calistoga too.

Monday, February 26, 2007

New baby finally seems to be on the mend. He's had a cold that has just dragged on and on, as well as an ear infection, fever and a wheezy cough. It's so hard to see them suffer like that.

Old baby did not seem to catch it, thank goodness. The biggest trouble he gave me was during dinner the other night. He was eating a chicken quesadilla, took too big of a bite, and ended up choking when he tried to swallow and threw up. Luckily for me, he was able to toss his cookies right onto his plate, and nowhere else. I did make him finish eating the bit of quesadilla he was holding in his hand, but the rest of it was done for. Yuck.

I took the babies to my parent's house on Sunday morning so hubby could catch a few z's. We went out to this great restaurant in Vacaville called The Creekside Cafe. As we were waiting for our food, I gave new baby a creamer container to play with. We were all surprised when he bit down onto it and it exploded, showering my mother with creamer from across the table. I guess if I've ever wondered what my mom would look like during a "money shot", I needn't think on it further. Enjoy your coffee!

At work this week I am trying to figure out the logistics of moving to a new office building a few blocks over. Myself and Betty from HR are going to be moving to accommodate a regional manager who needs to be a little bit closer to all the action. I am finally starting to be excited about it. I am slow to warm up to new things, but I'm getting used to the idea. We were asked to order all new office furniture, and were able to pick out our own paint colors. We actually decided on the paint color I chose, which has shocked me to my very core. I have never decided on any paint or colors for anything in my life. I can't decorate a room to save my soul. Betty's office was painted today and mine will be finished tomorrow. The new furniture will arrive next Tuesday, so I guess I'll be moving in any time after that. We will be sharing office space with my good friend Maria, so we should have a blast over there. They will be lucky if we get any work done at all!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I might have screwed up.

I don't know yet, so I'm going to try not worrying about it till later.

That will work, right?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Since I was FORCED to change to the brand spankin new version of blogger, I have had some issues. These issues revolve mostly around my inability to remember that my sign-on name has changed. This has also lead to some rather colorful metaphors as I have tried to leave comments on blogs as well. I just have not had the time since December to really focus on any of this stuff.

However, I do have some exciting news to share with the Internet. New baby is walking! He took his very first step at day care last Friday, and last night he almost walked half-way across the living room. He is so funny - he laughs hysterically whenever he stands himself up. He seems to become giddy at the prospect of almost falling down as he wobbles back and forth on his toes. The best is when he actually stands himself up from a sitting position as opposed to just letting go of a piece of furniture. He acts so proud of himself!

Unfortunately he is suffering from a terrible head cold this week. His temperature was 104 this morning. I went ahead in to work, and my Dad is calling every hour with an update. If his temp rises again I will take him to the doctor. Old baby kept declaring that he didn't feel well today, but it was just sympathy sickness for his younger brother's sake. He is such a sweetheart! He will no doubt have his younger brother's sickness all next week because I can't keep those two from hugging and kissing on each other all the time!

Old baby had fun with Valentine's Day this year. I found Thomas the Tank Engine Valentine's cards, and he very carefully picked out each card for each friend at school. He even drew a little squiggle at the bottom of each card, almost like a signature. When he picked a card for his daddy, he made sure to switch to a green crayon, because that is daddy's favorite color. I even received a card from my husband which has got to be a first! He's one of those people who believes that you shouldn't need a special day invented by Hallmark for your special someone - every day should be special. It took me very much by surprise and was very sweet. I made little heart shaped cakes for the boys. Old baby loved his, but new baby hasn't had his yet because he feels so crummy.

I am going to a "purse party" tomorrow. I'm torn because I want to invite a couple of friends to go with me, but they both worked for Coach. Would that seem rude to ask them to come look at knock-off versions of their beloved bags? Hmmm - I'll have to think about that one.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

I've just heard that Anna Nicole Smith has died. What a sad end to her story. I hope that her baby daughter will be raised by caring, loving people who will only speak kind words about her mother.

Anna Nicole has always been fascinating to me. I don't know why, exactly. Was she like a train wreck you just couldn't look away from? It seems to me, and of course I have no idea what I'm talking about, that if she had some actual, true friends in her life, the end to her story might have been different.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

He looks just like his mommy. I'm not too sure when I will have a chance to meet him in person. He lives in Oregon and it's a 9 hour drive from here. Maybe my younger sister and I will make a road trip in a couple of months.

I'd almost forgotten what a newborn looks like.

I hurt my butt and I hurt my knee. I have 2 owies!

I totally biffed it in a parking lot this morning. There was a jacknifed big-rig that dumped a load of hay all over the highway, so it was backed up for 15 miles. My husband and I decided to pull off, have some breakfast and wait it out. As we were leaving, my right foot slipped right out from under me and I fell hard. Somehow, I hurt my right buttock and my left knee simultaneously. I don't even want to know how I did that. My right wrist was also jarred as well as the top of my left foot. I pretty much jacked myself right up.

My left knee was a little bit scraped, but nothing bloody, and amazingly, no torn clothes. I had to get up a little bit faster than I wanted to, because it rained last night and the ground was very wet. I am so glad my husband was there to pull me upright.

It all happened so fast - there wasn't even any wobbly time to try and right myself. I guess the parking lot had a little bit if oil that came up with the rain.
I tried hard not to start crying on the way to the car - the pain was not bad, and I think I just embarrased myself more than anything. I hope I don't do that again anytime soon!

I think I am going to call in sick the rest of the week and stay home and watch Food Network.



I saw someone last night who had a "chocolate" spa experience in Hershey, PA. It looked so decadent!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My aunt Julia has taught old baby this old rhyme: "See you later alligator", "After a while Crocodile".

Of course, if you tell old baby "See you later alligator" he'll answer "See you this afternoon Crocodile" every time!

Friday, February 02, 2007

The new baby is a redhead!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

It's A Boy!!

I just got the word that my cousin Kristin had a boy - 6 lbs, 6 oz. born at 1:30. She was induced last night, they broke her water this morning at 8:00 and there were no complications. Mommy and baby are doing fine.

She is living in Oregon now, and I so wished that I could be there. We have been e-mailing each other almost every day for the last two months.

I am so amazed that her baby was born today on the one year anniversary of our Grandmother's passing. This means so much to all of us. We are all gathering at my parent's house tonight to celebrate her life, and rejoice in the addition of our newest little family member.