Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Wow... I let my blog languish much longer than I'd intended! This entry probably won't be very long either as I am /still/ fighting with a nasty cold. Feels like I've had it forever, but its only been a few weeks we've been host to the Genghis Kahn of cold viruses. Yucka!

That's a lot of what has kept me too busy/disinterested to do a lot of blogging. I don't like coughing on my keyboard. Its hard to clean. Also its hard to concentrate with a full load of Nyquil on. lol

So...what has been happening? Two birthdays in the family, both of which went very well. They loved their ice cream cakes & regular cakes & prezzies :D
We made a bigger deal than usual out of our son's bday. Usually its the other way around - in a way. Its not that we never tried to make his bday as big a deal to us as his sister's, its just that Becka's comes first and its always been easiest to put the decorations up for her and leave them up for his big day ~a fortnight later. It may look just as good to the family generally, but he finally let on that his birthday celebrations often felt slightly....recycled.
So this year he got his very own decorations. Took hers down and specially got a banner/ribbon/balloon pack, put on a nice tablecloth, and deliberately made a bigger deal about how much we looked forward to the day & sharing HIS cake etc. One of his presents was a small trunk with an antique map texture on it...looked very pirate-y- and we put all the presents we could inside it. The effort was well worth it! Despite still feeling pretty rotten, DS obviously had a great time.
He had two reasons to feel a bit under the weather, btw. He had the cold invading his life, yes, but he was also recovering from a small bit of oral surgery. He had the first followup visit right around his birthday, and it left his gums very sore. Thankfully we had already planned egg drop soup and some other soft Chinese dishes for the big night, and very soft cake. heh

So, yep, we're hanging in there..and trying to prepare for Thanksgiving despite the colds we're all still fighting. Turkey is thawing in the fridge and all that. Hopefully at least one or two of us will be up to cooking the lovely food we have planned.
I think the unseasonably cold weather, and rapid changes in temps are making it tougher to beat the bug completely. But soon, we will, I hope!

Seems like one or two at most manage to get completely well at any given time. Grasping this reality, I stumbled out with our son to see Madagascar 2 on a good day for him. I had this feeling he wouldn't be up to it on the big day, and I was right. Fun movie, btw, graphics, and especially pacing were much improved from the first effort. The storyline was reasonably involving, but it suffered from everyone knowing the gags already. The penguin sequences could have been longer too in my totally biased opinion. LOL They are the funniest penguins I've seen in awhile. Oh- the other really good penguin movie was the the one DS got for his birthday, "Surf's Up." That one is surprisingly good. It would have been decent even if it hadn't featured all those adorable penguins. btw - right after watching it again, we happened to play an episode from season 2 of the Muppet Show and saw Chicken Joe again! He was the sheriff in this silly little Wild West skit.

Other than that, I am working on my crochet - hoping to finish that blanket I started for Tom during all those hospital stays. I got it finished to a width and length that worked well in the hospital beds (with sides up). That's a bit small for a regular bed, so I've been crocheting all around it, slowly expanding it. Seems to take forever, but it should last well once its done. Its a dense weave. I was too tense to do anything looser. heh

Other than that, I have played a bit of the hidden object stuff, read a few cozy mysteries, and prayed often. I am craving some hot chocolate and time with my latest mystery, so I guess that's enough up time from me for now. Take care, friends.


Paula said...

Colds are no fun, especially as they make the rounds in a family. I hope you all feel better for Thanksgiving.

Rebehm said...

Neat blog, Mom!

Watching my brother have a blast totally made my day. :)
After how nice he was to me on my birthday, I wanted to help make sure he had a nice one too.

Cynthia said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you're all feeling better so you can celebrate the holiday tomorrow. Thanks for stepping up to be one of the PR coordinators for SHS!
Cynthia from SHS

Chris said...

I agree. I was quite fond of "Surf's Up", too. I really liked "Bolt", too. Not sure why I seem to be in the minority on that. I loved the hamster.