Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mid month review....

Wow, it's been awhile. Sorry to those of you who happen to check in here and find that nothing is new - for two weeks! - it's been a long couple of weeks. The kids have had colds....which ended up progressing into a sinus infection (Ella) and ear infections (Catherine). Of course this all happens over the four day weekend that Matt is away at a Young Life camp. When he got home Monday night I was feeling a bit nutty and looking forward to a break and having another adult around as well. Unfortunately he collapsed on the couch and has been pretty much out of it since then. Yeah, since Monday. He did go to work a bit but would come home early, exhausted and spacey. So he's been pretty much living in the basement and sleeping a lot. I'll admit I was not very nice to him on Monday night/Tuesday morning. I think that's an understatement. Just a bit. He came home from being away for four days and collapsed on the couch without letting me know something was wrong. I understood it was a long weekend, but Ella had been sleeping with me for three relatively sleepless nights as she coughed so much I feared she would throw up (does this happen to anyone else's kids?). So I wasn't very nice and of course felt bad when I realized he was sick. He did say that he understood my frustrations since he was so out of it he didn't clue me into how he was feeling, leaving me to think he came home and was too tired to help out and give me a bit of relief. Basically a few seconds of communication and we would have avoided hours of frustration. That's something we work on all the time.

I spent alot of time at the computer this week- reading blogs, posting comments on some, but everytime I thought about adding something new I would just go into a daze and zone out. This is why I was never a successful journal keeper. I love writing and putting my thoughts out there but I think I'm a bit ADD and have a hard time staying focused unless I have a really specific topic. I think the best format for me would be to dictate my blog. That's it. I'll just record my thoughts..... and then I will absolutely never get around to typing them up! :)

What else is going on around here....

Well for starters I started this last night but didn't finish before the laptop ran out of juice and I'm just sitting down again. Matt's still sick. He's sick of being sick. Keep him in your prayers!

Another reason I didn't post this last night was that it was Thursday night! Until Veronica Mars comes back, Thursday is the only night that I watch TV - but of course there are three awesome shows on in an hour and a half period. Some highlights....

The Office - loved it! NBC has posted the director's cut on their website and it's definitely worth watching - Phyllis has a moment that made me laugh out loud as well as some other good scenes. I wish this show could be longer. Some of my favorite moments - the look Ryan gives the camera after adding the "accents" to the Mexican lemonade, Jim missing Dwight, Michael going to get Dwight at Staples and the music in the background (Love lifts us up...), Oscar talking to Angela as she walks away when Dwight walks in, and of course Jim's answer to Karen's question....and so many more....feel free to add your favorites....

Scrubs the musical - again, so funny. I was definitely laughing out loud the whole time. I was a bit distracted because Ella was having a hard time going to sleep so I'll have to rewatch it later.

Grey's Anatomy - really good episode, really hard to watch - many tears were shed. T.R. Knight (George) was my favorite in this one....

Ok, so I didn't plan on doing a tv recap....

In real life....

The kids are getting better, less coughing and nose running. Luckily they never get sick of being with me since it's been mom pretty much nonstop for about a week now. I've been trying to get out of the house as much as possible to give Matt time to rest without feeling guilty but I'm running out of options.

Our favorite new activity is finger painting in the tub. A friend in my MOTS group suggested it on Wednesday and we've already done it twice. The kids LOVE it - they paint on themselves, each other, the tub. After we're done painting I run the water and we clean everything -they even find that fun. Then we drain the bright blue-green paint water so they can get clean for real. Something is wrong with our tub drain so it takes forever for the water to drain - all in all this activity takes close to an hour!

Catherine is slowing starting to add some more understandable words. "All done" is her latest. She has this funny laugh-growl thing she does that cracks me up. Lately she really enjoys trying to put diapers on her baby dolls - just like her big sister. It's funny watching them interact. In some ways, Catherine is the ring leader. She often initiaties an activity that Ella will mimick or want to do as well. I think this is just an age thing - Ella would gladly direct all of Catherine's play but Catherine is all into being independent, whereas Ella loves playing with people.

I'm taking a cake decorating class. It's fun and I definitely have more to learn than I thought! After working with the icing so much and smelling it for hours on end, I have no desire to sample my own work.

Ok, I have to stop this randomness. I could go on and on about this and that and no one would ever get to the end. Sorry that I am not that great about updating things regularly or including pictures. I can recommend two blogs to go to if you're looking for some regular postings - especially on the area of motherhood and family stuff - Crafty Pumpkin (but Christina is having twins in a few months so catch her and all her quotes, fun tips and websites while you can!) and A Groove Slightly Transformed (Beth is a mom of four girls who spends alot of time processing life in a very honest way - good stuff to make you think!).

Thanks for checking in!

6 comments:

greg. said...

hey mego. i'm one of those who has been checking in! i've been wondering where you are. so, i'm glad to know you're ok. sorry about all the sickness in your house. we are celebrating jack's birthday this weekend and next weekend, and are having a nemo extravaganza. fun fun. chuck and ruthie and shay and butter and calla and ty are here this weekend, and my family the next one.
anyway, good to hear from you. we missed all the thursday shows, and were really bummed about it, so thanks for the recap!
greg.

mego said...

Greg- if you get a chance in the next week check out the office online. it's worth it...
Tell Jack happy birthday and have fun with all the family!

renee marie kovalik said...

hey megs! so glad matt is up and around a little more.... hope he's turned the corner!.... come over anytime to get out...we understand - we love having you!... love the office as well - so glad i'm getting into it.... nolan had a terrible night last night, waking up literally every 1/2 hour (it felt like anyway), crying (but only lasting a few minutes). he just woke up after only a 45 min nap, crying, which makes me think he has an ear infection. taking him to the dr. at 3:00 today....hoping for a better nights' sleep tonight (and for me too!).... having fun decorating cakes with you! (although, i too, want cake no more).... gotta go...love you lots!

greg. said...

megan -

shannon got to watch the entire episode of the office last night online. it was so sweet.

our favorite part was jim chucking that cell phone into the ceiling.

jackhammer. mexicanity.

greg.

greg. said...

oops. i meant to say: shannon AND I got to see....

greg.

Crafty P said...

aww, you're sweet to rec Beth and I. You'll find much more enlightening posts at her blog lately.

man, the office last week was STELLAR! And scrubs the musical, went by WAY TOO FAST. It was over and I looked at Vinny and said, are you serious, that's it? I wanted MORE!

I cried at Grey's last night, too. I just cry every week. Glad to hear I'm not the only one.

Megan- did you see the post I left on the 16th of January? It had a dunderball link and a clip of Dwight on it. (the only reason I remember the date is b/c I posted it on Vin's birthday- I'm not that weird).

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