Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What's worse then keeping one kid home from school sick?

Keeping TWO kids home from school sick.

I didn't think much of it yesterday when Moe didn't really want her lunch. Or when she sat on the couch to relax. I raised my eyebrows a bit when she looked like she was going to fall asleep. But when I told her to go get changed so we can go to the park and she said she didn't want to, then I knew something was wrong. Turns out she is sick. 101.3 fever to be exact (sounds just like Meenie last week).

So I coaxed her into the van to pick up her sister's, promising we'd come right home. We picked up Meenie. And then Einey. Einey stepped into the van and immediately burst into tears. She said she was "sad" but didn't know why. She also said she felt like that all day. But she didn't know why. And she wasn't hungry, so she only ate her sandwich at lunch. Her fever - 103.4. When I asked why she didn't go to the nurse, she said she didn't know she was sick. I gave her some Motrin after school and she slept for about 1/2 hour before coming down and doing her homework (even though I told her she didn't need too).

She wasn't very happy to hear she'd be staying home today. "But Mom, I really want to get perfect attendance again this year". We talked about not wanting to get her friends sick. And we talked about how she felt at school earlier. She's not happy about it, but isn't fighting me about keeping her home either.

So today, I have two sick kids home. And do you know what kids who went to bed with doses of Motrin do in the morning? They wake up wide eyed (and still feverish) at 5:30 am. And start asking crazy questions, like can we go downstairs, can we get a drink, we're hungry (but not hungry enough to eat much when you give them something) and can we play the Wii. All before 7:00 am.

It's going to be along day. I can only hope that they'll be tired enough to nap this afternoon!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Good News

We got good news today.

No merger. Our school will remain open. The other one will close.

It's sad that it's happening, but I am thrilled that the girls school will remain open. I hope some of the kids from the school being closed will join our school community and find the "home" we love. We knew last week that they'd be open as they sent home the registration forms, but we didn't know the status of the merger.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dusting off the ol' blog

It's been awhile, a week since my last post, which really, didn't even count as a post. It was more of a twitter message. So yeah, it's been a whole freaking moth since I posted.

No real reason why I haven't posted, just little things. My computer contracted a virus, so we had the hard drive wiped and after a weekend of no computer in which I was having withdrawals which was very nice, I've just had no desire. That and really, I haven't had much to write about.

I've felt better than I have in a long time recently. I'm sure that it has nothing to do with giving up coffee for Lent, because what sane person does that??? But I've also learned to relax a little bit more. That there are just some things beyond my control and that it's pointless to worry about what may or may not happen in the future (no matter how frustrating it is!). So in the near future my kids school may merge with another school at their campus (but no matter what, they're school will be open and I sent in the reg. form already), Husband (dude still needs a good name - but no worries, it will come) may or may not be going to upgrade school (because yeah, still waiting to hear on that one :( which is basically why he took the whole month of April as vacation) and I will most likely be looking for a job in the next 6 months (wow September is that close?). Again things that should and would, normally stress me right the fuck out are "meh." The job thing for Husband is the biggest annoyance. Me finding a job isn't to bad - I know that times are rough to be looking, but at least, if I cannot find anything, I still have my sub. position. Which you know, with Moe being in school, I could work more than 4x a year.

School is going well for the kids, we get report cards in a week. Cheer leading is finished and we have a month long break until soccer starts. However, every single scout event seems to fill that void. We has Scouts on Stage last week, cookie booths this weekend (speaking of cookies, I'll be glad when they're gone :P ), comfy cozy day, meetings, a roller skating trip, a teddy bear picnic and zoo trip. All withing the next 5 weeks (whew!). Husband and I have also spent the last few Friday nights at the fish fry booth and will do so for the next few weeks as well.

Moe's speech seems to be improving, despite not having many classes (every. single. snow day has been on a day she gets her speech therapy).

Spring is coming and we cannot wait. We've been teased with a few nice days here and there. There are buds on the trees, plants peeking through the ground and robin's on the sides of the road. And well this winter hasn't been too bad (not too many sicknesses, lots of snow (but fun) and no winter doldrums!), we cannot wait for spring.

Oh and I am in dire need of a haircut. Need to put that on my list!

A friend asked me yesterday if I could give up one thing that I do, what would it be?

A good question because I tend to be wicked involved in my kids activities. I would think though, that soccer would be he first thing I'd let go of. Sure, they'd still play and I would probably still coach, but I'd want off the board. It's just not for me. Then I would think scouts. I like it, but do not know if I'll move up to Brownies or turn them over to another leader. We'll see in a year! I love being involved with school, but haven't been to a HSA or Development meeting since October. And I haven't been into the classrooms really since December. No reason why I haven't, I just haven't seem to have found time. It seems like something always needs to be done, but at the same time doesn't get done! (I could blame Facebook as being a major time suck, but really that's not it).

All in all, that's it. See, I told you nothing exciting going on. See ya in a month soon

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Adult Game Night

Tonight we had adult game night. Family game night really, because the kids were invited as well. But only the adults played. Had too much wine. Can't wait to do it again soon. That is all!