Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Hi everyone! I'm still alive! We've had a crazy few days finished off by a sick mommy with stomach flu (oh yes, that was fun!) Between basketball, Cub Scouts, cookie day, sled hills, weddings, singing at wonder I was wiped out. Oh could I forget Christmas shopping!

Let me recap what I can remember: SmallBoy's Cub Scout troop took a trip to the police station on Saturday. I think SmallBoy's favorite part of this was that his friend, P. carpooled with us and was at our house for an hour or two before we left until an hour or two after we got home. He was thrilled with the idea of having a friend over to play (and he played relatively well!) Thankfully, the whole troop didn't make it, cuz these boys were just chaos. The boys got to tour the station, including the 911 call center. THAT was really cool. Nothing came in on the 911 lines, but the operators simulated a call for them so that they could see what really goes on. Then they got to see the squad room - totally reminded me of "Hill Street Blues" (anyone remember that besides me?). They thought that the WANTED posters were really cool...and that it was neat that there really WERE WANTED posters, that they weren't just something out of cartoons and westerns.

At this point, SmallBoy got bored and started stimming. He doesn't do that very often, but when he does, it's very blatant. I went over to him and took him in the hall for a few minutes and he was ok after he had some time to get that out of his system. We rejoined the group on the way to the "Lock Up". Unfortunately, the boys couldn't go in, as they had three people in custody, but they just thought the whole idea of them being in the same place as the bad guys was totally WAY COOL!

After that, Girl and I had to work a wedding, she as the altar server, and me as the cantor/soloist (always nice to make money singing some one's wedding service!). On our way home from that (and it was BEAUTIFUL), Girl had a babysitting interview, so we stopped there for a few minutes. Once we were finally at home, we started making cookie dough for our afternoon of baking with Meem, FIL, and Princess. That was awesome. I got the kids to help roll the dough into balls, had them "watch" the mixer, had them "prepare" ingredients, and then help with the "Post production". We had a great time, truly.

On Sunday, PC took Girl out to do some Christmas shopping. They were gone, probably, a good 6 hours. It was nice for them to have some quality time together - and they had WAY too much fun without me...oh well, I think it's great! She got most of her shopping done, and then LargeBoy and PC went out yesterday. I'm almost done, but I still have to find something else for PC (and manage to get it before Christmas). I HAD the perfect gift for him....a DVD that he has been looking for FOREVER! I found it online at Amazon, ordered it, and was beaming with pride. Well, after the shopping trip with Girl, PC walks in, "Hey Honey! Guess what I FINALLY found?!?!" It was then that I knew. NOT AMUSED! But he didn't know. I've got a couple of ideas, but without physically GOING shopping, I can't get them. GRRRRRRR.

The sickness hit Sunday night and into Monday morning. Out of nowhere. Ok, so my stomach's been acting funky the last couple of weeks, but I just attributed that to all of the crap that I've been eating, and the fact that I've started seriously working out again, giving a HUGE jumpstart to my digestive system. HA! I was wrong. FLU! PC stayed home on Monday and took care of me in my frail condition. I got some major sleep (watching movies - since I ALWAYS sleep during movies), and then slept well that night. I am still exhausted though. I suppose that could just be the ick working its way out.

Made it back into work yesterday and spent the whole day playing catch up. I hate that game, especially when it's tied into trying to finish all the year end stuff. Now, my dear friends, I must play catch up with all of you! If you haven't stopped in by Griffin's mom, please stop by and leave her a note of support. She has checked herself into the hospital to get some help with her bipolar, and is, obviously, away from Griffin. You've all been so sweet sending her your thoughts and support. I know that when she gets home, she'll love to see that we're all still here for her. Also, stop in and see Rebekah and family. They are continually posting on Rebekah's progress and her chemo. They, too, appreciate all of our love, support, and even an "ear" to listen.

P.S. Tina, I can't get at your page anymore. Did you change your address? Even through your comments, I cannot link back. I miss hearing about you & KC!


Roni said...

Yay! Good luck getting thru the weekend. I'm in denial. "What's so special about this weekend?"

mommyguilt said...

LOLOLOL!!!! I am just really thankful that my company that never closes for major holidays and only for little ones, is giving us Monday off this year. SLEEPING!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristina Chew said...

How do you do it all?! I'm the same way, never a dull moment until sickness does me in---hope you are at least 99.9% today.

SullenBunny said...

I hope you are feeling 100% soon, no fun being a sick Mommy and especially so with the stomach flu, ugh.
Cookie day sounds so much fun. last year we did home made gingerbread men for Santa on Xmas eve afternoon but this year I am copping out and doing break-n-bake Toll House, LOL.

Wade Rankin said...

Wow, I just flashed back to a Cub Scout field trip [mumbles unintelligibly] years ago to the local FBI office. But even the FBI can't solve the mystery of how you -- despite illness and a lot of activities -- can still be so far ahead of me in Christmas shopping.

KCsMom said...

Hi Christina,
Hope you are feeling better soon:) I took the Child With Autism blog down and changed the name to MatchBox Kid. It is here

I am going to email Lora tonight, I hope the hospital helps her out so that she can feel better and Griffin can be home with her again.

mommyguilt said...

Thanks guys for the updates. Tina, thanks. I will update my blogroll...and SmallBoy's roll.

Bunny - So nice to hear from you. I've been so slow playing catch up that I haven't caught everyone yet! Miss you!

Wade - but have you had any fun mishaps with gifts you've bought already? Tell me, tell me.

kyra Anderson said...

so good to hear your recap and glad you are feeling better! and thanks for the reminder about griffin's mom and sweet rebekah! you are a doll. truly!

Eileen said...

Hope you are feeling better. I get tired just reading about your busy life with your three kids. That is so wonderful how Smallboy had a successful play date!!!