October 29, 2008
And this is what you look like when you suck on crayons and then rub them on your face:
October 28, 2008
We have been very blessed not to have smoking neighbors in close proximity to us. There are a couple of people in this building who do smoke but we rarely smell it unless they are on the front porch and our windows are open (unlike BIL/SIL1 who live right next door to one of the smokers and have the smell come in through their electrical outlets.) However, over the last few weeks I've occasionally noticed the smell of cigarette smoke inside our apartment, like inside the water heater/furnace closet, and in the bathroom. I thought it was odd to have it in those rooms since the closet is completely enclosed, and the bathroom window is closed so it can't be coming from outside. The only thing DH could figure was that someone downstairs is smoking and it comes up through their furnace exhaust which he thinks is linked to ours. Then it can go right through our vents. It is annoying but hasn't happened a lot. Last night, though, when I went to check on the Boogie right before I went to bed, her room reeked of cigarette smoke. UGH. I am so disgusted. I don't want her to breathe that. I don't want her clothes/toys/blankets to smell like it. Most of all, I am worried that someone is smoking in bed downstairs. I am so freaked out about fire. My overactive imagination pictures a fire starting in the bedroom below the Boogie's and then going right up into her room. I am praying very hard that this was a one-time thing and never ever ever happens again.
So. The Phillies. The Phillies stomped the Rays in game 4. Stomped. All. Over. Them. Then game 5 last night was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain! Ack! I think it's kind of neat that the score was tied though. This way neither team really has an advantage. At least that's the way my limited sports-mind looks at it, ha ha. I've thought for a long time that baseball is a suspenseful game and this really proves it. The weather is still pretty nasty today so we'll see if they resume the game tonight or tomorrow.
October 26, 2008
Downstairs Neighbor, etc., was quieter last night. Not quiet, but at least quieter. I'm really really hoping that it has just been a weekend thing and that the upcoming week will be more normal. This afternoon Next-Door Neighbors had their music thumping for a while and now I can hear someone small-ish running very loudly up and down their hallway. I feel badly for the R family right below them. As SIL1 said, isn't apartment life just peachy? :)
October 25, 2008
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October 22, 2008
Sweetgirl00god, thank you for identifying yourself. I was truly puzzled. :) (I didn't publish your comment in case you prefer to remain anonymous. We'll just keep my other readers in the dark, heh heh heh.)
The Boogie had her 18-month check-up yesterday. It was, however, scheduled for today. Yes indeedy, I took her on the wrong day in spite of the fact that it was clearly written on the calendar. I would like to take this opportunity to say that it's not my fault. You see, I always take her on Tuesdays and to be scheduled for a Wednesday completely threw me off. Also the pediatrician's office called on Monday to confirm. I listened to the first part of the message and ignored the rest since I already knew when her appointment was (I thought.) That also threw me because don't most doctors' offices confirm the day before? I know the one I work for does! Therefore a call on Monday would mean that the appointment is on Tuesday. When it comes right down to it, though, it's my fault and mine alone. I didn't listen to the whole message, and I didn't carefully check my calendar. Bless their hearts, they squeezed us in anyway. The Boogie weighs 22 lbs 7 oz, and is 32 inches long. She's good and healthy and right on track in her milestones. She was so good with the doctor, talking to him and even singing (which indicates that she is comfortable) and then she had to have shots. I will confess that everytime she gets shots I cry too. I can't help it. I hate that my baby is hurting. But a quick little poke that is soon forgotten is better than risking getting a dangerous disease.
Tonight SIL3 and HR and H-man came over for dinner. The Boogie and H-man played so nicely. They are really improving in their relationship, hee hee. Instead of trying to take each other's toys all the time, they now chase each other around laughing gleefully, and imitate each other. They still take the occasional swing at the other but things are much better than they used to be. I'm so glad. It certainly makes for a more comfortable time for the parents.
I am going to brush my teeth and climb into bed. I can watch the game just as well from there as I can from the couch.
October 20, 2008
Tampa Bay beat Boston last night, as unbelievable as that may be. I stayed up and watched the whole game! So, now on to the World Series. This time it's Go Phillies!
October 19, 2008
Our weekend was plenty busy: ladies' meeting here on Friday night, DH and I worked Saturday morning (the Boogie went with her aunt and uncle, Mom mom and Pop pop, and cousins to Chick Fil A where she played in the playland for the first time ever and had a blast), a birthday party for HE yesterday afternoon, shopping last night, and church today with a birthday party for SIL3 before the evening service. The party yesterday for little HE was so nice. The weather was beautiful and lots of family came. All the LCs did great and seemed to have a lot of fun. I totally forgot my camera so didn't get a single picture! Oh, well.
It suddenly turned chilly over the last couple of days. We've even turned the heat in the morning. It's really fall now.
Top of the second, BoSox 1, Rays 0.
October 15, 2008
Sweetgirl00god, thank you for your kind comment and for praying for me. I always appreciate all the prayers I can get! But may I ask ... who are you?
You know, it used to be that when I would find myself doing something just like one of my parents would, I would make a conscious effort to steer myself in a different direction (don't most kids?) Lately I'm noticing more and more ways that I'm like both Mom and Pops. I don't care anymore. It makes me laugh. My parents are great people and I'm happy to be like them. But honestly one way that I wish I was more like them is in the self-motivation area. My mom is always busy doing something. She likes it that way. It makes her happy. Pops is not always busy doing something. He likes more down time. But they are the same in that if they see something that needs to be done, they just do it. That has been my example from them for my WHOLE LIFE. But do you think that I'm like that? Nope. I am a procrastinator. I am lazy. I need an attitude adjustment! So that's it. I'm getting off this computer right now and getting busy with all the things I need to do. After I write just one more thing ...
... I'm getting bored with the look of my blog and am in the process of finding something new and fun! So stay tuned. But don't get your hopes up too high because, after all, I am a procrastinator.
October 13, 2008
October 12, 2008
The Boogie is saying lots of things now, some more clearly than others but I still know what she means:
Bye, see ya
No no no!
Here are a couple of videos of her saying a few of these things:
And here she is drinking cold coffee (she likes it, Pops! We're starting her early!):
October 11, 2008
Those of you who do read faithfully and, even better, leave comments: you are my favorite!
The Specktacular family left on Thursday. We had a nice time with you guys! Thanks for coming to Jersey! Good luck on teaching Warshingtonians to call the turnpike the "pike". So not gonna happen ... :)
I don't have anything else to blog about today. Besides, I have to clean the bathroom, fold laundry, make my bed, exchange the Boogie's summer wardrobe for a warmer one, and get my lesson ready for tomorrow. Also it's a perfectly beautiful day so I'm hoping to get a walk in at some point.
October 7, 2008
Right before we left, the Boogie was sitting quietly on a bench next to DH when she suddenly fell forward off of it landing right on her face on the boardwalk. We still don't know what happened. My only guess is that she was leaning forward to look at something. She scraped up her face pretty badly, got a big lump on her forehead, and quickly developed the fattest fat lip that I've seen in a long time. Poor baby ... what a way to end the day!
October 4, 2008
I have neglected my posting. Furry left on Tuesday. I was sad and cried. Thankfully DH left work an hour early so he could go to the airport with us so I wouldn't have to be sad all by myself. The next couple of days I spent at work and getting the apartment ready for the Specktacular family. They arrived in Philadelphia at exactly midnight, gathered their luggage, and I picked them up. By the time we got home and I got into bed it was 2 am ... however I am unable to go right to sleep after driving. I have to unwind. Plus the Boogie has been moved into our room and I'm not used to hearing her sleeping noises. So I didn't go to sleep until nearly 3, got up at 4 with DH, went back to bed after he left for work but didn't doze off till 5 ... THEN at 7:23 the lawn maintenance people showed up! They have come early in the morning several times over the summer. This was the final straw. They weren't just mowing and weed-eating. Oh, no. They pulled out their noisy gas-powered hedge trimmers and proceeded to trim all the bushes right below our windows for an hour and a half. Naturally it woke up the babies so Mrs. Specktacular and I just got up. I did complain to our apartment manager and asked if we could request that the lawn people not start until after 8:00. She said she would. I still think 8 is a little early for residential lawn maintenance but not unreasonable. Needless to say we were all a little foggy through-out the day. Mrs. Specktacular and I napped when our babies did.
Last night we had a girls night out! MIL, SIL2, SIL3, Mrs. Specktacular and I drove to Philly to see "State Fair". It was really fun! I love musicals. We sat all the way at the top of the nose-bleed section but we could see and hear everything just fine. At $10 a ticket we had no complaints.
Poor Mr. Specktacular woke up this morning with an ear infection so DH is taking him and Mrs. Specktacular to a walk-in clinic right now. I am hanging out with the Boogie and Miss Specktacular. The Boogie is having a hard time adjusting to our new company. Mr. Specktacular is particularly scary to her for some reason. Also she is very territorial and to have to share all of her toys all of the time is somewhat disconcerting. She's doing better today than she did yesterday so I'm hoping that time will do the trick.
Time to do some touch-up cleaning while everyone is gone and both girls are awake. The apartment gets dirtier faster with twice the number of people here!