Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow day!

I only got one "during" picture...  I took this last night before it really got  bad.  There wasn't a huge amount of snow all at once, but the WIND!!!  It was absolutely crazy.  I think you would have to hear the storm to really understand how intense it was.  I had a hard time falling asleep. 

And this morning...  Pictures just never do snow full justice.  This is trying to look out our sliding glass door.  That drift "wave" as the kids called it must have been 5 feet tall. 
Looking out into the yard.  You can sort of see a bit of our fire pit there.  Well, if you compare to the before picture you can anyway. 
This is looking out or front window.  If you enlarge it you can see how deep the line is that the guy across the street was snowblowing out of his driveway.
Cinderelly looking out the back window.  This gives a little better perspective on how tall the drift was.  The door goes out and has two steps down to get to the patio level...
Goose actually climbed out our front window and went around to the back to try to help shovel out that drift.  It was pretty comical actually.  He didn't get very far before Benson pulled out the snowblower.  That persuaded him that shovelling was futile and he came in.  :)

After the snowblower.  Thank heaven for that piece of machinery!!!  I have a feeling Benson is going to be helping a lot of people find their way out of their homes today.  He is currently at my parents house helping them to find the driveway.  Anyone who has seen my parent's house will have recollection of how LONG the driveway is.  My dad usually plows it with an attachment on his lawnmower.  Not this much snow!  Benson might be over there for a while.  Not to mention our neighbors who I don't think even own a shovel. 
Haha, look at the snow drift on the roof.  :)

Yea, so check out the walkway to the house.  Looks like 2 feet of snow there to me!  It was a crazy storm. I'm just grateful we kept power!!!  Oh, and also for the snowblower.  :) Yes, VERY grateful for the snowblower. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blogging rut

So, I seem to be in a blogging rut... I can't seem to figure out how to make ANYTHING in my life seem exciting enough to write about!  So, instead of trying to make it interesting, I'm just going to put some of this stuff out there.

First of all, I've been working part time for the past month.  I used to work as a medical assistant up until I had Twister.  With child #4, I figured I needed to stay home with my kids.  I've never regretted that decision.  However, when the doctor I worked for called me and asked if I could fill in for him while his nurse was on maternity leave, I was thrilled at the idea.  The first day back I got to draw blood, give shots, get an EKG....  it was awesome!!  Yea, I know that's a little creepy.  I'm ok with that.  Someday, when I grow up, I want to be an RN, so I really oughta love doing this stuff, right??  So, I've continued filling in twice a week for the past month.  I think I'll miss it again when I am done.

As for the kids, Goose just got over being REALLY sick.  I think the doctor wanted to put him in the hospital when we brought him in.  I think the only reason she didn't is that she knows I have medical experience and wouldn't let him get too bad before doing it myself.  He had a really high fever and didn't want to eat or drink anything.  He's so skinny, it wouldn't take much for him to be dangerously dehydrated.  It took him about 5 days to not have a fever, and one extra day to re-coop his strength.  I think the bug started with Sweetie, who then passed it to Twister, then to Goose and Benson.  Goose was the sickest though.  Benson is finally feeling better, but can't seem to shake an eye infection that he got with it.  Just praying now that we are done with it and that it completely by-passes little Cinderelly.  (I think I spoke too soon, Tank seems to be a little warm, UGH!)

Speaking of Cinderelly... she's small.  The official diagnosis is failure to thrive, but I don't like how that sounds.  She started life around the 25 percentiles and around 6 months went down to the 8th, then at 9 months she was in the 1 percentile.  Now she's off the chart.  :/  I'm hoping that it is only because she is VERY active and a bit picky about what she eats.  Hopefully we will find out soon, we have to see a specialist next week.   She is NOT behind in any milestones though.  This week she started standing on her own for a few seconds at a time. 

Anyone have children with phobias?  Sweetie I think may have passed the point of being a bit timid about being alone, into having it be a phobia.  She won't go to the restroom at school alone, she won't go outside alone, in fact, there's oftentimes she won't go upstairs in our own house alone.  I'm not sure what to do to help her.

On a totally different note, we pulled the plug on our TV service.  We actually did this last August, but at the time we told them to put it on "hold".  After not really missing TV for several months, we finally cut the cord.  We watch our netflix instant streaming shows, dvd's, and play on our wii.  We have an antenna for the TV if we want to watch news, but we haven't used it much.  We've had a lot of fun playing Just Dance.  Goose is champion.  I need to start practicing when he's not around.  :)  Tank is pretty good herself. 

Last sidenote, we think we are prepared for the blizzard set to arrive this afternoon.  I have friends who are super-excited about it.  I don't have that sort of mindset.  I don't hate the snow, but I'm plenty happy with 3-4 inches.  This 2 foot possibility is NOT exciting to me.  I'd like to be able to leave my home, and not have to get that much snow off of the driveway.   Thank heaven for our snowblower.  lol!  here's our before pictures taken this morning.

Wish us luck!