Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Work~Semi Promotion Update

Do you ever want to blog but have nothing to say or don't know what to start with? Right now, I have the biggest urge to write, but I really don't know what to talk about. So much has been going on. 

Let's start with a really good weekend. I only had to work one night shift. I am scheduled for one more this coming weekend but, hopefully, that will be the last. I have been training someone for the last couple of weekends and she is doing great! I am so glad they found her so quickly after I told them I couldn't do nights anymore. 

I just realized that I haven't told you all this stuff yet. Now I know what to talk about. 

My husband is a Type 1 Diabetic. He has been since he was about 18 months old. (His parents did a really good job with his health. He has no medical problems so far because of his diabetes.) He has had a lot of nights where is blood sugar drops super low and he has little seizures/convulsions. I ALWAYS wake up when he gets low, usually just before the seizures begin. 

Over the last 9-12 months he hasn't had one episode, which is unusual. I think while he was younger, the hormones in him were so out of whack, it was harder to maintain consistent blood sugar levels. Well, with the weather getting warmer (temperature changes do make a difference with him) he had a low blood sugar episode about 3 weeks ago at around 1 am. As I was trying to get some sugar into him I started thinking. What if I had been at work? Nobody would know he was having a problem until I got home 5 HOURS LATER! 

The next day I went to my boss and told her how sorry I was but I can not, under any circumstance, work nights. She told me she would find someone and I would just need to help train that person. She found someone two days later. 

What's ironic is neither one of us, my husband or I, even thought about his diabetes once while making the decision to accept the new position. I am very glad that his low episode happened while I was home and not while I was gone. 

So, I have one more night shift to work and then I am done, I think. I haven't seen the new schedule yet but, I can't see her scheduling me for anymore. 

Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Birthday Girl!

She is 3 years old today! 

Friday, May 22, 2009

When you give a man toys...

and the bar-b-que loses all it's propane:

Heat Gun 3Heat Gun 2
Do you see the smile?! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Long over due.

I have to retake Biology. I ended up with a D+ in the class. I was so mad. The least I could have done was fail it utterly and completely. But a D+?! That's almost a C. Luckily, I don't have to redo the Lab that went with the class, which will save me about 5 hours a week. The summer class is already closed, but I am going to talk to the professor about adding it on anyway. Usually they say yes. 

I am also going to take a class on Quickbooks during the summer. I know Quickbooks is supposed to be soooo easy, but I am one of those retarded people that makes a mountain out of a mole hill. I think this class will help me with running our business here at home. (We own a small business out of the house that deals with commercial cleaning.) 

This week is a very busy week. Our kids have their last day of school on Friday. Which means a whole lot of last minute activities at their school that I have to help with (I don't really mind, I actually miss helping out at their school), including one very special 8th grade graduation dinner and ceremony, you know C thinks he is no longer a child because he is starting high school next year

The kids are very excited for summer break. I am too. I can't wait to have them home so we can sleep in, go to the pool, sleep in, go on little day trips, sleep in, and just be. It will be a nice break. And then week two will pass and I will realize they are driving me crazy and that they won't be going back for two more months...

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I just had to share these pictures too. They have not been doctored in any way. These are the originals.

I love desert sunrises!

Sunset 3

Sunset 2

Sunset 1

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I was going through some pictures and just had to share these two. We were at a baseball game kind of late in the evening and these two could not stay awake. 


Sleeping 1

I just love these pictures! 

Monday, May 4, 2009

I have a Birthday Boy!

My oldest turns 14 tomorrow! 

Luckily, we gave up birthday parties about 4 years ago. We do parties at "special" ages now: 5 because this is the first year they are in school, 10 because it's double digits, 13 because this is officially the teenage year, 16 because you can drive, and then 18 because I can finally kick them out of the house!! (I will admit that I do like to throw one at 6 or 7 just because.)

On the "off" party years, the kids get to invite one friend to come over for the day and have dinner, play games, and just hang out. They love being able to invite that one special friend and it makes the party years that much more special. 

Back to my oldest. He was born 5 weeks early at 5 pounds 3 ounces. He was so tiny, I bathed him in the tiny bathroom sink. Now, he wear's a size 13 men's shoe and is just about 6 feet tall and he has another 6 or 7 years to grow! 

In two years he will be able to drive and in four years he can move out. 

I can't believe how fast the time goes and yet, not fast enough (because the boy has a serious attitude problem at times.)