Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Been away for a bit.  Blogged a little at xanga but have been so ill haven't really blogged about much other than being ill.

My wonderful, adorable grandson gave his Nana his cold.  For him it was great, he was over it in not time since he gave it to me.  For me... it has been eight days of HELL.

This is not a normal cold.  It was a total head cold of which I have never had the like.

I went through not one, not two but THREE boxes of kleenex in the first two days.  I could not breathe.  None of the meds doc said was safe for this pregnant grandma worked so since I had breathing issues I had sleeping issues.  

It has not been a nice week...  I am a bit clearer today.  I am hoping to get some things done around the house.  I have some closet cleaning I need to accomplish and then get some more things arranged for baby.

I know, I have until May till the little buggar arrives BUT that time will fly I am sure and I don't want to be caught unprepared.

The girl that is going to have a shower for me is having it two weeks before my due date. This makes things a bit difficult in my opinion.  I do not want to over buy b/c I'm sure I will get great gifts at the shower BUT I also do not want to be running (read waddling) store to store the last two weeks to pick up things I need.  

Friday, December 26, 2008

Teaching Children to Share....

Teaching a child to share is a good thing.  For the most part.

My one year old grandson recently showed he knows how to share already by giving me and everyone else in my household his cold.

I sat him on my lap the first morning after I had been up most of the night sneezing and unable to breathe.  Here is what I told him as he looked at his Nana so seriously.

"so, lets talk about sharing ok?  You can share if you ever hit the lottery.  You can share if you get a big inheritance, you can share toys, you can share chocolate candy if you have some but don't EVER, EVER, EVER share a nasty virus with me again.  K?"

He looked at me ever so seriously like he understood what I was saying then wiggled down to go play with his toys.  I don't think he gets it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Things I NEVER thought I would say... until I became a MOM

Years ago, when the children were little, (16,17 and 20 now) I did in home daycare to supplement my husbands income so I could be with my children. One of the children I watched belonged to my husbands cousin who was and English teacher at the local school. She is a soft spoken person. We would often joke about "well I NEVER thought I would have had to say this but..."

One morning she was extremely late. She lived about 45 minutes from the school but was rarely late dropping Kyra off. She came to the door shaking her head. At this point Kyra was just over a year old. She said I had one of those mornings and we can add a new saying our list... when asked what she just had to say that she never thought she would... "KYRA! NO!!! Do NOT dump that oatmeal on your head."

I had one of those moments last night. Not with a grandchild but with my 17 year old son. My oldest daughter brought us another dog a couple weeks ago. He has turned out to be an awesome house pet and although she was supposed to take him back I do not think she is going to and do not see myself having the heart to send him to the shelter. My son likes HIS dog and not the others in the house. Last night he was trying to get this little dog (still unnamed) wound up and was leaning over him growling. Before I thought about it I yelled "lewis! Quit growling at the dog!" After the words came out of my mouth I mumbled "another thing I would never have imagined saying before I had children"... and walked into my bedroom with my head shaking.

When my grandchildren were here my 4 year old grandson was being quite obstinate about what I had made him for lunch. He crossed his arms and scowled and said "I am not eating this I want something else". I'm Nana. I always win. I don't cave. I explained to the little man that was his lunch take it or leave it. As I turned to walk back to the kitchen he was whining and trying to win me over. His six your old sister leaned over and said "AJ. NANA and Grandma DON't Play." Guess the grandmas on both sides have a reputation! I had to laugh at her. She was so on the money and it showed very much how she plays her parents but knows she can't get away with it with me.

I look forward to the things the new baby will say and do. Since I blog now I will be able to get them all down so my feeble memory won't have to work too much to try and recall the things said or done. 

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sleepless Night

I napped yesterday.  For five hours.  I was still tired.  Guess it's a combo of old age and pregnancy.  I finally took the dog out and crawled into bed at midnight.  I was so tired, yawning and just wanting to curl up and drift into dream land.  

Dreamland was closed for repairs.  Probably due to overuse during daytime hours.  I looked at the clock at 1:17, 1:38, 2:30, 3, 4:30, 5.  The alarm went off at 5.  I groaned.  I had been so hot all night long.  It was cool here in FL and I had the window just by my head open all the covers thrown off except the sheet and I had burned up all night long.  (oh and the fan was blowing on me on high).  

I want to crawl in bed now and see if sleep will come but I have to drive 40 minutes to the doctor.  Maybe I will get an hour or two this afternoon before I have to go to class at five.  I am afraid that I will get to class and not be able to drive home from being so sleepy!  UGH.

Tonight I will drink hot cocoa before bed.

Gone Far Too Long

Why did I ever get away from my blog? Oh yeah... life. My "baby" will be 9 next week.  My husband has faced kidney failure and...