30th July, trips, the day before my 35th birthday Sat down at the weekend with dh pouring over the guide books and worked out our itinerary. The DTs are getting very excited and dd (although looking forward to her trips) is feeling a bit miffed Have promised to go to Japantown in LA though and bring her back heaps of anime/manga stuff. She really wants a bento box though, and I might surprise her with one for her pack up when she goes away with the girl's brigade.
They set off a few days before we go. ds1 is actually camping in a tent for the first time this year, rather than a private room. WIll be interesting given his disabilities but he is ecstatic and can't wait!
Did anyone watch the tightrope walker cross the grand canyon? We'd been telling the dts for days that we will be doing that when we go. DT2 was rather deflated when he heard on the TV that they will be removing it after the stunt! DT2 missed that bit and was looking rather green when watching it and we had to come clean!
Trips - Yep. The nurses have found me a plastic box that I can put the pictures, letters and scans in. Can't wait to sort them out at home.
DH phoned me this morning; K's ear infections have come back so he's off school today and tomorrow. He wants me and has thrown a full blown tantrum which has set off A wanting to see mama. So today, I will be bombarded with all 4 dc.
I don't think DH has ever been so happy to return to work on Monday haha.
Right now, I have a passed out cranky 4 year old on my stomach clinging to me. DH brought them to visit at 2pm and K hasn't left. I'm really surprised the nurses haven't said anything or complained. DH is coming at 6 to collect him.
I go home tomorrow afternoon with other 21 scan photos! Can't wait to cuddle dc and start bf fully!
Chops/Rubes - getting greener with envy by the day Shabs- Glad H is managing to enjoy this bit of good weather. Mama- you'll be so glad to get home, and the family will be glad to have you back. Trips - hope everything went well at hospital.
Boys got home this evening, they had a really good time, and it sounds as if they did some very exciting things , they are very tired, a bit grubby, very brown (backs of necks got burned as they forgot to put sunscreen there ), also, Mikes lips are really sore, a mix of salt air, water and sunshine, I can't belive none of the teachers got him some lipsalve They have been home a few hours and the house already looks like a bombs hit it, after bring tidy for 4 days First lot of clothes in washer, pre wash definitely required
Bubby - Those peaceful, tidy days sure do go by fast! Even if they had no lipsalve you'd think they'd at least put him on some vaseline to help. Pfft. Glad they enjoyed themselves thought, back to normal life now!
I'll be glad to be going home but DH is thrilled, his words were and I quote unquote "thank fuck" haha. I'm sure I'll be coming back to chaos but secretly I'm looking forward to it. I'm fed up of sterile environments and quietness.
DH picked up K who screamed his way out the hospital, even went as far as holding his breath before screaming again. DH called me at half 8 and K had only just cried himself to sleep on DH's lap. K has ear tubes in both ears but they don't seem to be lessening the pain, poor thing.
Evening ladies............theres a buzz on here tonight, must be talk of holidays...........Bubbs add me ...........I would give anything to be doing a road trip in the States. Yes I watched the walk across the Grand Canyon, it freaked me out, still don`t know how he did it, when he kneeled and got up again . Obviously has a real faith, it was amazing. The GC is awesome..........in every sense of the word. We first went with Matthew in August 91, stayed 3 nights there. We arrived in the village at 7pm, driven from Scottsdale, long hot drive. We were advised to wait until sunrise before we saw the canyon for the first time, so headed off to find our cabin, food.............deep fried chicken.......and bed. We set our alarm for 5.30am but were woken at 5am by the room shaking, a small earthquake!! Lasted no more than about 20 seconds, really weird experience. Walked along the path and there it was..........words just cannot describe it............I am not ashamed to say it made me cry. The colours of the rock as the sun came up, my lovely boy................oh I`ll never forget it. Our second visit was with T/R and J in 2007, our last trip........sob.....we stayed in Williams on route 66 in The Red Garter Saloon, so exciting. Took the steam train to the canyon from there, 2 hours of fun.........kids loved the train! We only spent 6 hours there which was a shame but my God it was hot! Happy happy days. Not such a happy day today...............saw two consultants at the hospital today, dh has another infection! They prodded and probed and are talking about surgery as a very last resort to get rid of this blood clot. They both told us this could go on for a few more months yet. I asked about going on holiday, meaning a proper holiday abroad and was told it would not be a good idea, too risky as things are. Is it to be selfcatering in Blighty forever?
OK so my day today consists of the following......trip to my parents doctors to hopefully pick up a prescription for mum - she has had psoraisis for many years and her carers rang me yesterday to tell me she has it on her scalp ...wanted to say to them 'Oh has she, fancy me not knowing that she has had psoraisis for the past 40 years. I had to stop myself from being sarcastic!!! They are not allowed to ring the doctors on her behalf.....for Gawds sake!! Then down to parents house to find out 'how' or 'why' Mum thinks that Dad only has 8 painkillers left when DH took a box of 100 on Wednesday afternoon. The painkillers will be somewhere in the house - I HOPE!!
My brother has moved (with his girlfriend!!!!!) about a 45 minute drive from where he used to live with his wife of 30 years so I now get to do everything and Im the only one in the family without a car!!!
I would do it in a heartbeat but his 'selfishness' with everything drives me round the bend.
OK <<kicks herself up the bum>> lets begin 'another day in paradise' xx
Have fun trips! We're planning to get there for sunrise too
sounds like they had a great time Bubby!
I am shattered, didn't get to bed til midnight, which is very late for me - was out pole dancing , and I keep having weird dreams at night and don't feel rested. Think will give my run a miss for today, but still have to go shopping, cook and have a friend round for tea. Zzzzz!
Well my Mam was right!!!! The pharmacy had only given DH her tablets - so had to go back from Mums to near my house and get Dads....then they forgot the most important tablets so DH has gone back again to get them. I only just got in and have 'hammered' my daily bus ticket
All I want to do is sleep uninterrupted for at least 4 hours sleep. If not K complaining his ears hurt and waking up for cuddles, it's a night terror from A or twins wanting feeding. I've resorted to sharing the bed just to sleep.
Hope tomorrow is an improvement!
Night xx - sorry for moody early morning rant! Haha.