Thursday, June 11, 2009

I didn't think it had been that long!

My goodness! Where has time gone? I guess I have just been busy. Working outside. Putting in a garden, doing daily outside work like weeding and grass-cutting, and trying to keep the kids busy now that they are out of school.

There has been plenty else going on too. Carrick fractured his arm over Memorial Day. Spent 3 hours in the ER. He fell off the back of the hot tub while goofing off (we told him to stop, but did he listen?). He had to wear a splint for 4 days until we could get in to see a specialist at the new Childern's Hospital in Pittsburgh. He had a bone chip in his elbow and they were not sure where it had come from. He ended up having about 8 x-rays and a CT scan until it was determined they would not have to operate and he could be casted. A whole day spent at the hospital, $20 for parking and I had to have CASH to pay for lunch! Huh? So I had to pay $2.00 to get out $20 from the ATM. #$&(*%. At least everything turned out well. He goes back to see the Dr. on the 26th. At least we don't have to travel downtown for that.

Then we had the last day of school last week. They have been home for an entire week now and I have heard "I don't know what to do." about a million times. They are getting better at keeping themselves busy as the days go by. They only get to watch a little TV in the mornings and then from 2 to 5 they have to share playing Wii. I have also started quiet time from the end of lunch until they play Wii. They have to keep quiet and not bother me for that time --reading, coloring, playing. But they have to be quiet. It worked pretty good today and I got a whole layout done.
Been working on the house outside a lot too. Still grading for the new driveway, putting in the stone steps in the front with walls (we used stone from an old barn foundation here in the property) and planting beds. Have been planting lots of plants (roses, perennials, trees) and cutting lots of grass. I'll post photos of the front when I get a chance. It's raining out right now.

Lastly, we have been watching the awesome Pens. Hope they can come out victorious tomorrow. I know they can, but Joe Lewis seems to have a spell over them. Let's hope it is broken along with the Redwings chances. Go Pens! At least I have that to look forward to since we are not going to the Michigan race this weekend. It's always nice to go and camp out with relatives, but Mark says we have too much work. He always says that...

1 comment:

  1. city parking is outrageous, isn't it? glad the kiddo will be OK and that it wasn't worse... and hopefully he'll be quicker to listen to his parents :-)