Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What to say and where to begin?

so, I am really struggling with all the different medications I am on. Most of them make me incredibly tired and irritable which is totally not me. I don't feel like myself one little bit. I am not the happy go lucky Chelley everyone knows and is used to. I don't know where she is and I would really like to find her soon! I miss her. So, if you find her somewhere please send her my way. I really need her.

News from Okoboji, one of the local favorite eating establishments burnt down early Monday morning, Tweeters. It had the largest collection of Iowa Hawkeye memorabilia known. The only things that survived the fire were one basketball and two bottles of ketchup. The basketball blew out of its glass container and made its way to the basement. That is also where the two ketchup bottles were. The Owner says she will rebuild.

It is really hard to believe the 4th of July is next week already. We had such a long winter here and now it is just getting nice and the humidity is taking over. I know by September when the kids go back to school it is very likely to be the hottest days of the year. Yesterday the girls and Molli were at the pool from 12 noon until 5 o'clock. That is what summer is all about. Last week they were busy at the beach and swimming off the Smith dock most of the week. They are getting tan. It makes me miss the days when I stayed home with them and did all those things and had a great tan. We used to have so much fun.

Well, that is really all that is going on in our lives right now. Have a great week everyone.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I have fallen and I can't get up.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Please Read.....

As most people know, I have more sisters and brothers then your average person. I have a sister in need right now! Cami, (Mary's youngest daughter) lost her home yesterday. They had a house in Ceder Falls Iowa. It is now filled with water up to the roof. Cami is getting ready to get married to Brian (her high school sweetheart, July 11), they have a beautiful daughter Isabelle who just turned 2 in April.

Cami and Brian had just purchased their home about a year ago and done a ton of work on it. They are both very young but have their heads on straight and their priorities in line. It is so cool to see two young people that way. They are very good parents to Isabelle.

Thank God they are safe and I know whatever is left in the house is just stuff but how sad to have to start all over. They are staying with my Dad and Mary for right now. I know all your thoughts and prayers will be with them too.

Jason is going to try and scan a picture of them later for me to put on the blog.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Crazy, crazy weekend!

I am telling you, I seriously don't have time to go to the bathroom these days.

I forget to stop and drink water and eat food until I am starving. I promised myself I wouldn't get back to this way once I felt better, and here I am again... The craziest thing is, I still don't even feel great! I feel terrible. I have walking phenomena, sinus infection, and my stomach still hurts every day. I honestly wish I could snap my fingers and I wouldn't feel so tired. All I want to do is sleep and I don't even get enough of that. I lay there at night and my head is just swirling with work and guilt over not spending enough time with the girls.

I am really struggling.

My desk is piled a foot high and I never get to the bottom. It just keeps getting higher and higher.

In reality, I know this is all hormonal and I will get over it!

Yesterday at 1:30 I ran to grab some lunch quickly, my friend Becky Heller stopped while I was gone and hooked me up with some more supplies, Puffs with vicks and Grem-X and some great pictures from Saturday night. My husband was in fine form!!!! We will just leave it at that.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The New Man In My Life...

Isn't he cute! Right this minute he is trying to play tug a war with Tiger's tail!

Where has the time gone?

It has been a crazy week!

It is really hard to type with stitches in your hand first off. So, blame all typos and miss spellings on that please.

Tuesday night, Molli arrived home. The girls had been waiting for ever it felt like and they knew it was the indication that summer had arrived! So, she arrived home and was here for a few minutes and then left for dinner at her Mom's house. The girls were mad but, there will be plenty of nights this summer. They had to get to bed, one last day of school on Wednesday.

Wednesday morning was hard to get everyone moving. They were late, I cried realizing it was their last day of Kindergarten and they were going to be first graders at the end of the day. They are growing up way to fast! Very hard on the mom! We get to school and it seems everyone was late that morning. I talked to other kindergartner mothers and they were having problems with sadness also. (I was worried it was just me and the crazy hormones!!!!).

I get to work Wednesday and it was C-R-A-Z-Y!!! (it is going to be like that now for a while) I get a call from my mom at 9:30 about an 11 week old Miniature Schnauzer that needs a home and his mom died right after he was born. (c-section) He needed some love. He was paper trained, and just a lover. Well, of course, I told her I was not the one she needed to talk to. She knew just who I was talking about and said okay and hung up. (I didn't know if I would hear anything about this again.) I go to an appointment and when I left, I check my phone and both Jason and her had both called me. I call him first. He said he is go if I am (I was kind of blown away with that actually). I call my mom and tell her I am going to go out and check out the dog. She has him and is on the way to my work. I am in Milford. She turns around and heads to our house. The dog puts on a great show for me! Quiet and not shy, loves to play and cuddle. Cute as a button and very small. I agree to him! Abbie and I have already come up with puppy names... Scout. Totally fits him!!!! Mom takes him back to the groomer to get him fixed up and the girls and I are supposed to pick him up at 3:30. That works GREAT! They didn't know about him yet.

Molli picks the girls up after school, takes them to the Sugar Shack and then I get home around the same time they do. I talk them into going to the park for a while. We do that to pass the time before the surprise..... Okay, I will just skip ahead, lets just say, they are so great with him and Scout is not a bit afraid of Tiger and he fits our family perfectly! He sleeps through the night, is really good at the potty thing, and and loves to tease Tiger!

So, that is why I have not blogged lately, I have been busy with a little puppy! He takes up a lot of time. I forgot how much time it takes but, I don't want to take my eyes off of him. The girls help while they are awake but, I have increased my work schedule too this week. I have to figure out the balance. I am still not good at that. I don't know how to say no. Someone told me this week, people who really want you to design for them will wait for you. The people who don't know what they are getting when they are demanding you to do it now, can just hit the road. It took me a while to understand that. And figure out what he meant by that.

I will try and do better about posting this next week! It only takes a second.