Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Busy Life

Whew! This week is a busy one. Why does it seem like you go and go and never have anything and then all at once you're drowning in things? It's the same way with the phone. It doesn't ring all day until the moment you decide to sit down and call a friend. Then the other line starts beeping like crazy.

It was my sister in law Deidra's birthday on the 21st. I never had time to get a post up for her. So HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY Deidra. Sorry I didn't get your pretty picture up on your actual day.


It's actually my hubby's birthday today, but I'm waiting to do a post for him tomorrow. We decided we were too busy to celebrate until Thursday. Besides, how awesome is it to eat birthday cake and watch the Office premier for a birthday party? It works right?

So why are we so busy? Well lets see. Alyssa had an appointment Monday to have an upper GI done to see if we could figure out what's up with all her heart burn issues. She did great drinking the nasty barium and came away with an awesome x-ray of her insides to share with her class.


Yesterday an appraiser came to see if we can refinance our mortgage for a better interest rate. Funny story. The guy came to the door, I let him in and we shook hands and said, "Nice to meet you." I was about to walk off and let him do his thing when I asked him his name. Wouldn't you know it? He was my best friend in high school's ex-boyfriend. We used to spend A LOT of time hanging out together. Has it been so long and have we all changed so much that we don't recognize each other anymore? So sad. It was fun to chit chat with him after we figured out who each other was.

Today is Jarom's turn at the gastroenterologist to see what's up with his heartburn. Plus it's cheerleading for Halle, and book club for me.

Tomorrow Halle will finally have the tooth that has been giving us all fits for the past 9 months pulled. We've tried everything to save it and it just keeps abscessing. It's time to come out. Plus I have to go to the dentist for my yearly cleaning. Then it's party time for Jarom and the Office premier.

And then Friday I am going on a "sister sneak" with my sisters-in-law for a fun get away. Can't wait!

So that's what's happening here in a some what nutshell.

Now to leave this on a funny note...Who needs a teddy bear when you've got your trusty lightsaber? Lately Carter has been SO into Star Wars. When you ask him what he wants to be for Halloween he says, "A Lightsaber!!" He really means either Darth Vadar, Luke Sky Walker, or a Storm Trooper, but "lightsaber" is all encompassing.

18 comments:

Willy Happy Mama said...

Wow! You're as busy as I am! Life seems to just be getting faster and busier. I hope all goes well at the Dentist and with the upper G.I. Kayla had one done at 5 weeks old! Can you believe that? Reflux.

I wish I could come to your Office/b-day party. I'll be at a SCC meeting, so we're getting tivo back just in the nick of time-tomorrow morning so I won't miss it. Now I'm off to get kids to school, orchestra, and teach what feels like a million piano lessons today. Plus, I'm really sore from yard work today. :)

becky ward said...

my, my, my! it's a busy time for you this week. good thing we have that AWESOME get-away planned. i can't wait. next week for you will be CAKE!

looking forward to the cake tomorrow. i and guess we can try to sit through an episode of the office. who knows? maybe we will like it.

Jennifer P. said...

Sounds like you're kind of living life to me ;)! Jarom's party will be awesome! He and Alyssa both sound like real troopers---hope you guys get some answers as to the cause of their problem (heartburn--yuck!).

Love Carter and his lightsaber. I'll find a special prize to give you if you manage to make a light saber costume :)!

Miki said...

WHAaaaa....What just happened? A Whirlwind of busy Elena just swept past me and left my hair all a mess!

HOly cow...HOLY COW!!

You HAVE been busy, and business is still to come! For heaven's sake! I was lucky to get the 15 minutes I got!

Good for you, and we'll hear from you next week when the whirlwind settles a little. WHew!

This is me...smiling...

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Holy Cow!!! I cannot think of anything more that you need to do this week. I think you have a month covered in just this week. I hope that things will all come out alright, tooth and test results. I am going to the temple and will put your family on the roll. Sending blessings your way....sounds like you need a break from the fun.

Jonathan & Rachel said...

We'll be celebrating Jarom's birthday right a long with you watching the Office premeire-we'll be thinking of you guys! Sounds like you HAVE been really busy! I love the picture of Carter-everytime I see him all I can think of is how much fun he and Isaac would have together...Isaac is constantly trying to sneak his lightsaber to school-funny little boys!!

Mrs. X said...

Busy, busy, busy bee!

Your poor babies! I certainly hope they can figure out what's wrong. Then you can be free of bathtub vomit!

Good luck with the Star Wars costume. My son has me making jet packs over here!

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

You are crazy busy. I love those times, that's when I burn more calories than you wouldn't believe. If you need help for Thursday, let me know. I'd be happy to make a red velvet cake for you. I'm serious, too.

Camille said...

That is sweet. Reminds me of Charles sleeping with his light saber. Charles wants to be Darth Vader so badly this year for Halloween, but MAN! Costumes are expensive... I feel a post coming on....

Kat said...

I think you have described every day of my life :-) Today is the insane day. Of course it's all of my own doing. But insanity is where it's at. Right? Tell me it's right...

Debbie said...

Holy guacamole sister. What the heck is going on with your family??? Good thing you are having a party tomorrow night to kind of forget about all of it for one day...I cannot wait until The Office. woo hoo!

LouandAngela said...

Oh my goodness Elena! When it rains, it pours! I'm interested to hear the results of all the testing on Alyssa and Jarom.

Would I know the mortgage guy you're talking about? You made me curious.

Where are you going for your getaway? Sounds like so much fun. I hope I can start doing something like that with my sisters.

Elise said...

You guys ARE busy! I hope the heartburn stuff comes out okay-- man, I HATE heartburn!! I can't imagine poor Alyssa-- I didn't even have it until I was pregnant and it goes away afterward. When I get up tonight to take my nightly Mylanta/Tums cocktail, I'll think of her.

I love Carter and his light saber! He and Gordon would get along!!

Lula! said...

That final picture was absolutely adorable.

But did you freak when you saw the blast from your past, or was it totally cool?

Emily said...

Wow, you have quite a busy week! Hopefully next week will be drab, dull, and boring. I love boring weeks! What happened to boring!

Elena said...

Queenie- Thank you that is very sweet of you.

Amber- That would put you over the limit of one cake per year. THen you'd make me look bad. :)

Angela- I don't know if you'd remember him or not. It was Jennie's old boyfriend Cameron. From the era of when I dated Casey.

Elise- You enjoy that cocktail now!

Lula- I was actually okay with seeing this guy. He was always nice and wasn't the intimidating type. I was a little embarrassed that he had to go through my entire house though. Thank goodness it wasn't one of my own old boyfriends!

Emily- Boring sounds wonderful! But, I think there is travel and more dr.'s appts going to be invovled so boring probably isn't likely.

Nichole Jolene said...

holy buckets batwoman! you're busy~keep on truckin

Brenda said...

I thoughtI was busy, but you put me to shame! Hope all of the medical stuff works out well! Thanks for the reminnder, not that I would have forgotten, but I am going to DVR The Office right now, since we are leaving town for the weekend! It is going to be a bit of a challenge to wait till Saturday to watch it! Hope you guys have a fun birthday celebration!(Oh, and I hope your life slows down a little bit for you!) Good Luck!