Thursday, April 30, 2009
Well, I'm not sure, but I think Dylan has another cold. It could be his allergies, but this time I am leaning more towards cold. Runny nose, sneeze, occasional cough, that type of thing. No fever yet, which he normally doesn't get. Vick's allows him to sleep so that's good. I guess it's the time of year for colds huh. They are just an inconvenience. They don't seem to affect his attitude much. He always plays and acts normal. I just hope this one doesn't last long.
My allergies have been going haywire off and on these last few days. This morning they were rough, but now all I have is a headache. It rained yesterday, and some the day before, and it is supposed to continue clear through Tuesday morning. By that time we will all be going stir crazy.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I will say one thing. All this talk about the so called "swine flu" is getting old. I haven't looked it up, but if they were to put the number of people who are sick and/or have died from this swine flu up against the number of people that have gotten sick and/or died from this years strain of ordinary (for lack of a better word) flu, then it would all be put into perspective. How many thousands of people get sick from the flu in this country alone, and how many hundreds (probably more) die in this country from the flu in the same amount of time? Most likely a lot more or just as much as what is happening from the swine flu. Flu can be serious, swine or otherwise, the media is to blame for all this ridiculous hype.
And I think as a result of this and "this" being called swine flu, the pork industry in this already tested country will take a hit. I think the CDC calls the strain H1N1 (but don't quote me on that). Don't blame your local pig farmer. If you want to "blame" someone, blame Mexico or being under developed and not being able to treat their people for common illnesses. Blame your neighbor for going to Mexico on vacation, then realizing he was sick but CHOSE to go the the grocery store or work anyway to infect others.
So the last thing the media built up was Avian (bird) flu, or was it West Nile Virus? Oh who cares, each year or 2 it's something they runaway with. Couldn't the media also be partially blamed for the economy taking a crap? Yeah. All you hear about it all the negative. There are also a lot of positive going on as well. There are so many industries thriving right now. Companies who are still doing well, but we never hear the encouraging news. If we did, I think it would make a huge difference with everyone. Honestly, the economy could probably benefit somewhat from positive reporting. Oh well.
I'm done now!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
He noticed all of the dandelions growing in the yard and went to pick the flowers. I don't know how many he picked, it was a lot. Then he'd smell them. After we came inside, the skin right below his nose was yellowed from all the smelling he was doing!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
So yesterday evening, we took Jed, Chloe and Diesel to the vet. They all checked out good! Chloe was a whopping 4 pounds!! She was a pain in the butt last night! Wow. She just would not sleep. She whined and cried a lot. I thought she had to go to the bathroom, so each time I would bring her down to go, she'd just sit at my feet. I think I finally got some sleep at some point, but it was rough.
It seems as though our dryer is leaving us. It still works, but it's making an awful noise, so it won't last much longer I'm afraid. It acts like there is something wrong with the drum inside. Also, our TV in the living room isn't working right. It has streaks of yellow across the screen, and it is showing doubles on one side. We called a couple of places and they seem to agree that it is some sort of box thing inside that is going bad. Great. At least they are both still working. We will see what we can do with them and if we can't do anything, we will start looking for sales I guess. Both are over 10 years old.
On the bright side, it is so nice outside today!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Other than that, nothing new. It is so cold and windy out right now. At least the weather will be improving in the next few days. We had a nice morning. Did a few things around the house, kept busy so no one got bored. Dylan is napping and so are the rest of the kids (the furry ones).
Monday, April 20, 2009
We got Dylan's play set done this weekend. We have yet to buy sand for the sandbox, but no big deal. The actual play set is built and ready to go. He was out playing on it Sunday before it rained. He did good. He can even hold on the the chains on the swing. He doesn't need a baby swing like we thought he might. Granted we don't push him very hard. He had school today. I dropped him off without any tears on his part, so that was nice. When I picked him up he was ready to come home.
Chloe is doing well. Dylan worries about her at times. But he doesn't like it when she gets in his face if he didn't instigate it. When he wants to play though, he gets right in her face and eggs her on. She has been sleeping a lot! Last night she didn't whine to go to the bathroom until 5:30 this morning! I was shocked when I looked at the clock. She just completely passes out when Dylan goes down for his nap. When he is awake, she can't usually nap well, because he makes it a point to wake her. They do well together. Its nice to know that she will never outgrow him.
The cats are still adjusting, but doing better. Max allows her to get withing slapping distance and then takes a swing. She then proceeds to chase him. Now Diesel will hiss and slap if Chloe even looks at her. Its pretty funny though!
Not much planned for the week. As of now, Ryan is supposed to have all weekend off, and it is supposed to be nice outside. So hopefully he doesn't get called in to work. We won't do much, but it will be nice to just all be home together for once!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Ryan has also made progress on Dylan's play set! Yay!
Ok, more on Dylan and Chloe later!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
After all the Easter stuff we did work on Dylan's play set a little more. It now has a roof and railing on the bottom.
Then later that day, I had some friends of ours come over for to have something for Ryan's birthday. He turns 30 at the end of the month, but I wanted to do something before he got busy with planting. Here is a picture of his cake. I took a baby picture of him and had them put the image on a cake. It turned out well! It was good too!
Sorry, I kept most of the pictures small, just so I could get them all in. I am so tired. Dylan in bed early tonight, because he has school tomorrow and has to get up early. He is already sound asleep and it is only 7:30. He was worn out. These next 2 days it is supposed to rain. So once again, we won't get anything done outside. Our yard is a swamp in most areas. Mowing needs to happen too, but won't anytime soon! At least it is finally going to get warm. Maybe we can stop wearing our winter jackets.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Ryan and I attempted to work on the play set yesterday. We got about 2 hours in and that was it. Once Dylan woke from his nap we came in. He has a cold, and with the wind being so cold yesterday, I just couldn't take him out in it. Ryan is at work today, and tomorrow it is supposed to rain all day, great. Enough with the rain for a while. Hopefully we can get some work done Saturday...depends on the weather though.
Tomorrow our nephew is spending the day here. That should keep Dylan occupied. Hopefully he is good. Too bad it wont be nice outside though. It would be nice to take them outside to play.
When I was going through the house today, I realized that I need a nice tablecloth for my dining room table. I don't have one. It would make it look so nice in there. I love that table we have in the dining room, and I want to keep it looking nice. I put a lot of work in to get that table. It took a lot of me badgering Ryan to get that table! Ha ha.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Dylan had his school today. He didn't cry when I dropped him off, thankfully. He was ready to go today that's for sure. I asked him if he had fun at school today and he said "uh-huh." He does do well down there, and everyone there seems so nice.
Not much on our plate this week. Couple of things to do this weekend though. Ryan and I are still looking for something small (inexpensive) to put in his Easter basket. But Walmart's toy department seems to be sparse so it's not easy to find something that catches our eye. That store gets under my skin. But, sometimes you just need to go there to get what you need. Between their toy department and their checkout isles they have a lot to improve on.
Here's a little side note, Dylan just went to get his Elmo doll, and stuck Elmo in his old walker, and is now pushing him through the house. Some days, he changes Elmo's diaper as well. There are days when he treats that Elmo doll as another kid he can boss around. Its cute.
Ryan was home on Saturday so we got some more work done on the play set. It is starting to look like a play set now. I hope the rest of it goes quickly. Here is a picture of our progress.
Off to the right side will be a slide. Off to the left will be a tunnel that leads to a crows nest type thing. Hanging below the tunnel will be the swings. It will have a wooden roof as well. Sand goes in that empty hole behind the ladder. So I guess we have a lot left to do!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Let's see...we are still dealing with getting a new well drilled. So far they are still drilling. They have been drilling for months now, but they work only 3 hours or so a day, and only a few days a week, so I guess thats why it is taking so long. It's a little ridiculous, but there isn't much we can do about it I guess. Dylan likes to stand at the window and watch the work.
Ryan came home from work early yesterday which was nice. After dinner we went out and were able to get a little more done on Dylan's playset. We bought one for him a while ago, and started putting it up a few weeks ago. Ryan just doesn't get much time to work on it though. Between all of the days he has been picking up at work and the crazy weather, it's taking a little while to do. Hopefully it wont take too much longer though.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This I took today. Ive been slacking on picture taking lately, so I had to get one real quick. Since he was an October baby, there isnt a picture from this time in 2006.